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 Amazing Easter weekend at Royal Sonesta ,Cambridge.

Apr 7, 2021 Olivia B

What a beautiful, very modern hotel! I wish I can give 10 stars! Everything was amazing! We had a very clean room with the spectacular view. The location is great,close to everything! There is also a 17 miles long running track by the river, if you like to jogg.I enjoyed so much. The pool was fantastick ,opened till 10 . Everyone in the hotel… Read more
What a beautiful, very modern hotel! I wish I can give 10 stars! Everything was amazing! We had a very clean room with the spectacular view. The location is great,close to everything! There is also a 17 miles long running track by the river, if you like to jogg.I enjoyed so much. The pool was fantastick ,opened till 10 . Everyone in the hotel were very friendly and kind ,check out at 12 ,so no rush. We were assist by the front office Manager Andrii ,he was absolutely the most helpful person I ever know. He upgraded our room and did everything to make our stay unforgettable.Thank you Andrii for being so professional and patient with us. We will never forget you! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Incredible customer service!

Mar 31, 2021 Susan D Charlotte, North Carolina, United States

We came to the Sonesta to celebrate my best friend's retirement. I called ahead and asked if she would be greeted at check-in with a bottle of champagne. The front desk staff had big smiles, balloons and champagne waiting. The surprise moment was priceless and even the general manager came out to say congratulations! All staff were so warm and… Read more
We came to the Sonesta to celebrate my best friend's retirement. I called ahead and asked if she would be greeted at check-in with a bottle of champagne. The front desk staff had big smiles, balloons and champagne waiting. The surprise moment was priceless and even the general manager came out to say congratulations! All staff were so warm and welcoming. Our entire stay we were treated like we were VIP guests. The location on the Charles River is so peaceful, yet so convenient to all Boston has to offer. Love this hotel! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great location and pool!

Mar 21, 2021 Luckygir15 West Springfield, Masssachusetts

We booked this hotel last minute for a fun trip to Boston to visit the Boston Science Museum with our two kiddos. We chose here for three reasons- 1. Proximity to the science museum 2. Open indoor pool and 3. Parking included with the booking. It was a wonderful experience and highly recommend to anyone traveling with families. The pool was… Read more
We booked this hotel last minute for a fun trip to Boston to visit the Boston Science Museum with our two kiddos. We chose here for three reasons- 1. Proximity to the science museum 2. Open indoor pool and 3. Parking included with the booking. It was a wonderful experience and highly recommend to anyone traveling with families. The pool was large and salt water, not chlorine. Hours were 6am-10pm. My kiddos took advantage of it both days (Saturday and Sunday) Room itself was clean and normal standard hotel accommodations. Shampoo/conditioner/bath gel were in dispensers on the wall. (Conditioner ran out, but housekeeping poured some into a cup for us when I asked) I asked for a Boston river view and the nice check in guy was able to accommodate. Absolutely wonderful view and beautiful to look at nighttime. Location- There’s a Starbucks in the lobby area, and a mall across the street that includes the Cheesecake Factory. Overall wonderful experience. Best part being the pool according to my kiddos. :) Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great service. Great accommodations. Wonderful mid-winter vacation.

Feb 26, 2021 jeanarp Somerville, Massachusetts

My wife and I couldn't have asked for a better mini-vacation.  Our accommodations were excellent, with magnificent views of the Charles River and downtown Boston. My wife loves to swim. The pool area felt like an oasis. We enjoyed eating out and grabbing takeout from nearby restaurants. Don't miss Toscanini's ice cream, just a three minute walk… Read more
My wife and I couldn't have asked for a better mini-vacation.  Our accommodations were excellent, with magnificent views of the Charles River and downtown Boston. My wife loves to swim. The pool area felt like an oasis. We enjoyed eating out and grabbing takeout from nearby restaurants. Don't miss Toscanini's ice cream, just a three minute walk from the hotel. I was a bit anxious about staying in a hotel, as I'm in a higher risk category for Covid. But I had been told that the Sonesta's HVAC system had been completely upgraded last year. Just to be extra safe, I brought a CO2 meter to help measure the air quality in our room. It was excellent.  I even felt completely comfortable inside the gym - as the CO2 levels (measured several times) weren't much higher than being outdoors. All of the staff were friendly and responsive.  I want to particularly thank Manoj Kumar and Eneida (Starbucks) for their kindness. My wife and I are looking forward to returning soon. Read less
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Feb 17, 2021 bridieb2 boston, massachusetts

Just returned from a long weekend at the Royal Sonesta Boston. The purpose was for our kids to have a little getaway somewhere with a pool where we can't really fly now. Our room was very clean (spotless) and the beds were heavenly to sleep on --so comfortable. The only problem was the heat in the room couldn't be adjusted and even with the… Read more
Just returned from a long weekend at the Royal Sonesta Boston. The purpose was for our kids to have a little getaway somewhere with a pool where we can't really fly now. Our room was very clean (spotless) and the beds were heavenly to sleep on --so comfortable. The only problem was the heat in the room couldn't be adjusted and even with the windows open, the room was sweltering hot. We were told several rooms of the hotel have this problem right now. Staff did, however, move us to a beautiful, roomy suite. The view of the Charles River and buildings lit at night was very nice. The pool was a salt water, unheated pool and very basic but our kids did enjoy it. The one restaurant in the hotel was closed due to covid but there are restaurants within walking distance. Also, there was no room cleaning during covid. I would definitely say that this is more of a hotel for couples looking for a short getaway or those on a business trip. Read less