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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Nov 6, 2020 Connector430874

The most comfortable, clean, cheerful staff, Manuj the supervisor was a outstanding, loved or four week stay with the best river view of boats, trains, bikes in a superb location. We travel monthly and found this hotel beyond words nearly renovated lobby, restaurants and theatre within walking distance. Always felt at home. Dr and Mrs S from Israel
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Beauty, Sophistication, Quiet/thick walls, wonderful service

Nov 1, 2020 sandrak896 Cambridge, Massachusetts

Ahhhhh, the Royal Sonesta (during Covid) was a wonderful, peaceful escape from the world. My daughter and I are avid world travellers, but since Covid/Pandemic, we've been 'getting away' through different hotels in Boston. The Royal Sonesta was a welcome and pleasant surprise, with a gorgeous view of Boston, and top notch sophistication. The… Read more
Ahhhhh, the Royal Sonesta (during Covid) was a wonderful, peaceful escape from the world. My daughter and I are avid world travellers, but since Covid/Pandemic, we've been 'getting away' through different hotels in Boston. The Royal Sonesta was a welcome and pleasant surprise, with a gorgeous view of Boston, and top notch sophistication. The rooms were impeccably clean (thank goodness, esp during these times) and the pool! Oh the POOL! Of the 5 hotels with pools we've been in Boston, the Pool at the Sonesta tops them all! Large enough for social distancing, and warm enough/shallow enough (at the entrance) for 3-year olds to walk in, my daughter and I had such a wonderful time in the pool. Then of course, as some mommies do, I forgot my daughter's bathing suit at the hotel, and they went out of their way immediately to find it (and they also found my jacket in the closet). Overall, there was some delay in getting extra bedding for my daughter (I think the staffing is limited due to covid), but otherwise, from start to finish the staff at the hotel were so kind, so friendly, so welcoming to both me and my daughter. And there's a Starbucks in the hotel! That was a great treat for this tired Mommy here. One of the best things about this hotel were the walls. Thick enough so one doesn't hear the other guests, and thick enough to mask any unwanted smells (i.e. cigarette/marijuana) from other rooms like some other hotels in Boston (i.e. Double Tree, The Colonnade). Read less
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Nov 1, 2020 Eviepet

Yep, I'm posting photos of the views, not the inside of the hotel. Can't help it! The hotel was amazing. Staff very courteous and responded quickly to our requests. Traveling during Covid-19 meant no daily housekeeping, but any time we needed trash pick-up, extra towels, the fridge replaced (it wasn't working when we arrived) , the response… Read more
Yep, I'm posting photos of the views, not the inside of the hotel. Can't help it! The hotel was amazing. Staff very courteous and responded quickly to our requests. Traveling during Covid-19 meant no daily housekeeping, but any time we needed trash pick-up, extra towels, the fridge replaced (it wasn't working when we arrived) , the response was within 10 minutes. We're definitely going again. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great views/Convenient neighborhood

Oct 18, 2020 AndesPeony94 Lima, Peru

We booked a room with views of a Charles River marina and the Museum of Science from an upper floor at a bargain price (probably covid-19 related) but that same pandemic whittled down availability of amenities such as room service and the hotel restaurant. These deficiencies were made manageable with food delivery services such as uber and the… Read more
We booked a room with views of a Charles River marina and the Museum of Science from an upper floor at a bargain price (probably covid-19 related) but that same pandemic whittled down availability of amenities such as room service and the hotel restaurant. These deficiencies were made manageable with food delivery services such as uber and the mall offerings right across the street. The pool access compensated for any feelings of deprivation in this new post pandemic redefinition of hospitality especially since pool access was the determining factor in our final choice of hotel. The pool room, located in a white and blue Greek tiled atrium with potted palms and other large leaved plants, was a serene haven after a long day of work or sightseeing. This delightful respite in the sky-lighted atrium had only one wrinkle and that was that some of the palms seemed to cry out for water and/or some tender loving care. All in all a very pleasant stay. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great View, Staff, & Hotel

Oct 18, 2020 AlexisLynch12

We stayed here to get away from NYC. It was the perfect stay. There was parking that you could add into your hotel room so you didn’t have to pay 40$ per night. Our bed was super comfortable and the view was BEAUTIFUL. The front desk was very helpful and even gave us free tickets to the Science Museum! I would recommend the Sonesta to anyone!