Royal Sonesta

Boston, USA

The hotel

This contemporary riverside hotel boasts sweeping views of Boston's skyline and an impressive collection of artworks. Guest rooms are gorgeous too, all very comfortable with soothing furnishings and a good range of mod cons. There’s an atrium-style swimming pool to relax by and a health club. If you prefer the great outdoors, no problem, the Boston Jogging Course, just shy of nine miles, takes you past some very popular landmarks! For food-lovers, the ArtBar is a warm and intimate retreat serving innovative, refined, seasonal American cuisine. But that’s not all it boasts – it is also home to a wonderful patio, right on the banks of the river, perfect for a spot of al-fresco dining. Studio Express, the new in-room dining concept offers gourmet, balanced meals and snacks made in-house in 15 minutes or less, neatly packaged to either eat in your room or enjoy on the go.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Swimming Pool
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Restaurant

Where is it

On the Cambridge banks of the Charles River and across from the 100 shops at CambridgeSide Galleria. Within easy walking distance also of the Lechmere Metro for venturing the sort distance to downtown. Transfer time from Boston Logan International Airport: 10 minutes.

Hotel information

400 rooms and suites. All with air-conditioning, mini-fridge, tea/coffee making facilities, clock radio, safe, hairdryer and iron and board. City View Rooms offer views of Cambridge, with 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

River View Rooms overlook the Charles River and offer stunning views of the Boston Skyline with 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

ArtBar (seasonal menu and American cuisine, open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and weekend brunch). dante (Italian cuisine, open for dinner and light bites). Studio (coffee shop with grab-and-go options). Studio Express in-room dining* (breakfast, lunch or snacks). Atrium-style swimming pool with sundeck. 24-hour fitness centre. Laundry/dry-cleaning service*. Concierge. Complimentary WiFi. Self-parking $42 plus tax, per day and valet parking $45 plus tax, per day (payable locally, subject to change).

Wheelchair accessible rooms available on request. Please note that these rooms are subject to availability and may be restricted to specific room categories and bedding arrangements. Rooms and facilities vary between hotels so please check at the time of booking. For more information and contact details please check out our Special Assistance page

*Denotes local charge.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Fantastic Front Desk and service

Jan 19, 2020 931anuragj

I have stayed in zillion hotels all over the world but royal Sonesta hotel Boston made a difference in my stay. the staff is very responsive and had a nice conversation on the desk. checkin process was smooth and fast and these guys always put a smile on your face. KUDOS to ROYAL SONESTA TEAM
Image of the Tripadvisor rating AWESOME FRONT DESK SERVICE. METUSHAEL IS THE BEST !

Jan 13, 2020 roseliz2020

I just want to congratulate the hotel management for having Metushael as one of your team member. She was very helpful, and made total difference in our stay, mine and my friend Marco De Angelis who was about to book another hotel but because of her exceptional assistance, decided to stay at Royal Sonesta. This is the kind of professional that… Read more
I just want to congratulate the hotel management for having Metushael as one of your team member. She was very helpful, and made total difference in our stay, mine and my friend Marco De Angelis who was about to book another hotel but because of her exceptional assistance, decided to stay at Royal Sonesta. This is the kind of professional that every hotel should have...nice, always with a smile in the face, helpful and very efficient. One more time, congrats and thank you for our nice stay. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great hotel

Jan 12, 2020 SEPfen

Beautiful view of Boston across the river. Yummy breakfast. Comfortable and clean. Friendly staff. At check in, Metushael gave us a beautiful room with an amazing view. We really enjoyed our single night stay. Feel of the hotel is modern. Easy access to footpath along the Charles River, which is great for runners and walkers. Operable windows are… Read more
Beautiful view of Boston across the river. Yummy breakfast. Comfortable and clean. Friendly staff. At check in, Metushael gave us a beautiful room with an amazing view. We really enjoyed our single night stay. Feel of the hotel is modern. Easy access to footpath along the Charles River, which is great for runners and walkers. Operable windows are nice for fresh air. Highly recommend. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great hotel

Jan 5, 2020 mdeberry2 Durham, North Carolina

The Royal Sonesta is a great hotel. It offers great views of Boston. The hotel was quiet and clean. If you want to go into Boston it’s a quick walk to the T. The hotel is also within walking distance of the Science Museum.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Good location but older mattress

Dec 27, 2019 FellowTraveler68949

The hotel is very nice and the room was renovated but the mattress was not comfortable and saggy. We woke up sore in the am. The heat was also hot. We had to open the window and turn off the heat then it was fine. The shower was great and bathroom comfortable.