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. All with air-conditioning, complimentary WiFi, mini-fridge, tea/coffee maker, clock radio, safe, hairdryer, iron and board. Cambridge View Rooms offer city views 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.

Restaurant Dante Bar & Patio (Italian cuisine). ArtBar (American menu, seasonal dining patio). Studio (lobby coffee shop, pastries and breakfast and lunch options). Studio Express in-room dining* (breakfast, lunch or snacks). Atrium-style swimming pool with sundeck (open 6:00am-10:00pm). Health club. Fitness centre (24-hours). Complimentary WiFi. Laundry/dry-cleaning service*. 24-hour reception. Complimentary wine reception for Travel Pass members (Mon-Fri, 5:00-6:00pm). Regular shuttle running downtown, on a first come, first served basis. Self-parking $42 plus tax per day and valet parking $45 plus tax per day (both 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.

Rating summary

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Traveller rating

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great Location, very helpful staff

Jul 15, 2019 James R Frisco, Texas

The hotel was the perfect location for our 4th of July in Boston. We had an incredible view of the river. The staff went above and beyond to make sure everything was perfect. I stay in hotels 15-20 nights per year, and I've rarely had this level of service.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great Location and view!

Jul 15, 2019 mchiu160889 Toronto, Canada

Great Location. Our room has an excellent river view and Boston. Running river trail just outside the door. Staff are friendly except the concierge (kind of 'cold'). Room was very comfortable and efficiently designed. Only shortcoming was the shower which was weak and the shower head was not movable. Parking stalls are extremely tight. The gym was… Read more
Great Location. Our room has an excellent river view and Boston. Running river trail just outside the door. Staff are friendly except the concierge (kind of 'cold'). Room was very comfortable and efficiently designed. Only shortcoming was the shower which was weak and the shower head was not movable. Parking stalls are extremely tight. The gym was well equipped compared to other hotels. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Nice hotel, not so good service

Jul 14, 2019 kda982 Sydney

Stayed at Royal Sonesta in July 2019 for a whole week for work, not sure what the reason was but the prices were ridiculously expensive for a 4 star hotel - $600/night for a regular room, since it was a business trip I personally didn't care but was looking forward to seeing how good a place can be for that price. the room itself was nice and has… Read more
Stayed at Royal Sonesta in July 2019 for a whole week for work, not sure what the reason was but the prices were ridiculously expensive for a 4 star hotel - $600/night for a regular room, since it was a business trip I personally didn't care but was looking forward to seeing how good a place can be for that price. the room itself was nice and has a lot of space but a few interactions I had with the staff were not ideal. another example was how i had left the do not disturb sign on the door so they would not clean my room on a particular day as i had some sensitive work information lying around, however despite that they came in and cleaned up. overall if work pays for me to stay here i would do so but would never pay for it myself or recommend them Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating the Best for the 4th

Jul 14, 2019 M8000NUkatiea Kansas City, Missouri

Spent July 4th at the Hotel for a special birthday and the Boston celebration - I know the reputation of SOneta properties from my stays in New ORleans - Our Staff was Outsatnding - the LOcation was perfecto on The Charles River.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great location with friendly and helping staff

Jul 9, 2019 Amirreza K

The hotel is conveniently located with good access to both Boston and Cambridge. It has a great view of the river and is close to Museum of Science and Duck Tour. The staff are very professional and helped us change our room to another one that fit our need better.