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Royal Sonesta Hotel Boston

40 Edwin H Land Blvd | Cambridge, MA 02142-1208  [SEE MAP]Cambridge, MA  [SEE ADDRESS]

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Expansive views of the river and Boston skyline
Some recent guests reported lackluster customer service
Despite its name, the Royal Sonesta Hotel Boston actually resides in Cambridge, where it enjoys spectacular waterfront views. R&R seekers will appreciate the property's peaceful atmosphere, beautiful pool and full-service fitness center. Plus, this hotel also makes a great choice for families thanks to its proximity to the Museum of Science. Visitors frequently cite the hotel as "wonderful" thanks to its ideal location, hospitable staff and delightful bites (and views) offered at ArtBar. For a more upscale dining experience, reserve a spot at Restaurant dante, which showcases Italian cuisine. Guests also give the Royal Sonesta high praise for its luxurious accommodations, filled with high-end amenities such as complimentary Wi-Fi access, plush linens and views of either Boston's skyline or the Charles River.
Cambridge, MA
Hotel Class
Property Type
Hotel, 400 rooms
Primary View
City center, River, Neighborhood



  • 4.0Hotel Class
  • GOODCritic Rating


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Critic Reviews

Other Awards

  • Frommer's Very Highly Recommended



Right next to the Charles River, the certified-green Sonesta has one of the best city skyline and sunset views in Boston.



The outstanding artwork and lobby design is quite impressive.

AAA/CAA Four Diamond Awards 2019

Lonely planet


Those facing the river yield some of the most expansive city views around.

Other Awards

  • Frommer's Very Highly Recommended

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by Tripadvisor. A total of 1455 have reviewed the Royal Sonesta Hotel Boston, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

Tripadvisor Travel Rating: 

Tripadvisor Travel Rating: Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1455 reviews 4.5 (based on 1455 reviews)

Guest Rooms

The guest rooms and suites at the Royal Sonesta Boston all feature complimentary Wi-Fi, sleek furnishings, flat-screen TVs and modern artwork. Suites provide extra room with separate sitting and dining areas.
  • Every room offers city, park or river views

Standard room size250 square feet

  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Internet
  • Wireless internet
  • Free internet
  • Fee for internet usage
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

The Royal Sonesta Hotel Boston is located on the left bank of the Charles River in Cambridge, a neighborhood just west of downtown Boston with museums, universities, restaurants, boutiques, parks and other attractions. The hotel lobby is an attraction itself featuring an extensive collection of contemporary artwork. The property also boasts some of the area’s best riverfront real estate, treating its guests to waterfront views.
  • Property is located approximately 5 miles west of the Boston Logan International Airport
  • Free shuttle Monday through Friday from 7 to 9 a.m. and 4:30 to 6 p.m.
  • 24-hour valet parking ($45)
  • 24-hour self-parking ($42)
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Restaurants
  • Movie theater
  • Train station
  • Beach
  • Theater
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Grocery store
  • Shopping


With a premier location on the banks of the Charles River, the Royal Sonesta Boston offers some of the city’s best patio dining. Both Restaurant Dante, an Italian spot, and ArtBar, serving farm-to-table cuisine, boast seasonal outdoor dining areas. The Studio cafe is located in the lobby for grab-and-go fare and also provides in-room dining service.
  • Motif lobby bar serves cocktails and small plates Tuesdays through Saturdays from 5 to 10 p.m.
  • Private dining rooms for groups and events can be arranged at both Dante and ArtBar restaurants

Number of restaurants4

Cuisine TypesItalian, American

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • free breakfast


The atrium-style pool area at the Royal Sonesta Hotel Boston is spacious with a sundeck, chaise lounges and lush landscaping. A glass enclosure makes the pool accessible year-round. Sliding glass doors open to the sundeck for sunbathing.
  • Pool is open daily 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Children 16 and younger must be accompanied by an adult
  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Poolside service
  • Waterslide
  • Deck chairs or cabanas
  • Pool bar


Families with children are welcome at the Royal Sonesta. With proximity to both Cambridge and downtown Boston, there are activities nearby to suit all interests and ages.
  • Kids 12 and younger eat and stay free when booked on the company website
  • Rollaway beds available for $25
  • Little Scientists package includes tickets to the Museum of Science and milk and cookies amenity
  • Kids Club
  • Free Kids Club
  • Fee for Kids Club
  • Cribs
  • High Chairs


The 24-hour fitness center at the hotel overlooks the pool atrium and offers a range of Precor and Cybex fitness equipment. A water cooler and hand towels are provided. Jogging maps can also be provided showing a variety of routes along the Charles River.
  • Boston jogging course is designed to combine fitness and sightseeing, guiding guests past landmarks like Harvard Square, MIT, Boston University and the Museum of Science
  • Weight equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Free fitness classes
  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)


The hotel boasts 26,000 square feet of event space, including the Riverside Terrace and Longfellow meeting venues that overlook the Charles River. Computers and printers are found in the hotel and available for hotel guests.
  • Largest space can accommodate up to 550 guests
  • Local vendors provide on-site technology assistance and workshop speaker services
  • On-site catering

Number of meeting rooms28

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Meeting and event planners available


Pets are welcome at the Royal Sonesta Boston with a one-time nonrefundable pet cleaning fee of $75. The property is located near several parks, and a walking path along the Charles River offers space for pet exercise. The hotel can provide a list of nearby pet-friendly restaurant patios.
  • 35-pound weight limit per pet with a two pet maximum
  • Pets allowed (with fee)
  • Dog walking
  • Pet-sitting


The hotel has a wide selection of venues in which to host weddings and receptions. The new Riverside Terrace offers an outdoor space with sweeping river views while the Grand Ballroom is ideal for indoor affairs. All wedding packages include complimentary menu tastings, a Champagne toast, a complimentary bridal suite and two room upgrades for VIP guests.
  • Fresh, seasonal catering menus are provided with Sonesta’s signature “Food is Art” program

Maximum wedding guest capacity550

  • Hotel hosts weddings
  • Outdoor space for weddings
  • Wedding planners available

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