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4.1 out of 5

"We were surprised to find that there was only one usb port in the room which was on the back of the TV-very hard to reach and it only charged if the T ... " More

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Hotel Description

4-star hotel near Massachusetts Institute of Technology

East Cambridge stay

Your stay at this East Cambridge hotel places you within 2 miles (3 km) of Massachusetts Institute of Technology and TD Garden. Boston Common and Faneuil Hall Marketplace are also within 2 miles (3 km).

Business services

This hotel features a restaurant, an indoor pool, and a bar/lounge. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the 18 conference rooms, as well as the 24-hour business center and free WiFi in public areas. Enjoy the 24-hour gym and conveniences like a 24-hour front desk and concierge services.

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed (City Explorer)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$139* Per night/room Dec 16 - Dec 17

Room, 2 Queen Beds, Partial View (River)

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Deluxe Room, 2 Queen Beds, River View

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible, City View (Hearing, Roll-In Shower)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Executive Studio Suite, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Suite, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

The Royal Sonesta Boston ratings based on 15 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.1 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 0.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for The Royal Sonesta Boston

Everyone (5) Couples (2) Family (7)
3 out of 5
We were surprised to find that there was only one usb port in the room which was on the back of the TV-very hard to reach and it only charged if the TV was on and it took forever. When I asked if there was another room with better charging they said "no" but I could go to Best Buy and by a brick. We ere pretty disappointed with that response.

Posted by , from RANDOLPH on May 8, 2022

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5 out of 5
Everyone that worked here gave superb customer service! Everything was nice and clean! Couldn’t have asked for a better experience

Posted by on Mar 15, 2022

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5 out of 5

Posted by , from Sandys on Mar 1, 2022

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5 out of 5
The property was in a quiet location on the Charles River. Right behind the hotel was the Charles River park and bike path. Gorgeous views. It was also very close to the Museum of Science. It was generally a convenient spot but there was a fairly significant walk to the T (15 minutes) that was a little different than what was shared on the website. The hotel was clean, the staff was friendly, great amenities and nice pool. Very comfy bed. The biggest drawback was the bathroom door which was difficult to slide open and shut (no handle on the inside) and was quite loud. Would absolutely stay here again.

Posted by on Feb 14, 2022

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Comment from Hotel Management

Feb 15, 2022 by Gilma A.

Thanks for the excellent review, Sarah. We're delighted your time at Royal Sonesta was so outstanding as providing our guests with an excellent experience is very important to us. It's fantastic you appreciated our great service and cleanliness as well as our great location. We look forward to hosting you again soon for another fantastic experience.

1 out of 5

Posted by on Dec 12, 2021

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4 out of 5
This hotel is perfectly nice. I have no complaints. I could hear a baby crying in another room at times so there can be noise but it wasn’t terrible. Bathrooms are small but clean. Shower was great. Bed was comfortable. Worst part about no cleaning service daily is trying to get rid of food garbage. I would stay here again. Parking garage was also great.

Posted by on Nov 29, 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

Dec 4, 2021 by Royal Sonesta Boston

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4 out of 5
The property was very nice. Would have liked a breakfast that was included rather than a Starbucks concession for purchase. The pool was a great amenity and was a reason we chose the hotel.

Posted by on Nov 26, 2021

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Dec 4, 2021 by Royal Sonesta Boston

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5 out of 5
Five star but no hot breakfast

Posted by on Nov 26, 2021

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Dec 4, 2021 by Royal Sonesta Boston

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5 out of 5
Hotel was close to a lot of tourist attractions.

Posted by on Aug 8, 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

Aug 9, 2021 by Eduardo

Thanks for your comments and rating!

4 out of 5

Posted by on May 2, 2021

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May 15, 2021 by Eduardo

Thank you for your rating.

Property Features

The Royal Sonesta Boston offers its guests an indoor pool and a 24-hour fitness center. Along with a restaurant and a coffee shop/cafe, there's a snack bar/deli on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. A computer station is on site, and both WiFi and wired Internet are free in public spaces. You'll find a 24-hour business center on site. Event space at this hotel measures 28000 square feet (2601 square meters) and includes conference space. The business-friendly The Royal Sonesta Boston also features a terrace, concierge services, and an ATM. For a fee, parking is available. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 4-star Cambridge hotel.

  • 400 guestrooms or units
  • 10 levels
  • 2 buildings
  • 28000 sq ft of conference space
  • 2601 sq m of conference space
  • Deli
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Conference space
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Terrace
  • ATM
  • Elevator
  • Smoking in designated areas
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Dining venue

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Number of indoor pools - 1
  • Free WiFi
  • Snack bar/deli

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , High-speed internet access , Internet access (complimentary)

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired internet , Internet access in public areas - high speed , Internet access in public areas - surcharge

Parking

Self parking (surcharge)

Transport

  • Train station: North Station (1.8 km / 1.1 mi)
  • Metro station: Lechmere Station (0.6 km / 0.4 mi)
  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

The Royal Sonesta Boston offers 400 air-conditioned accommodations with safes and coffee/tea makers. Beds feature premium bedding. LCD televisions are featured in guestrooms. Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers and hair dryers. This Cambridge hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desk chairs and phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is offered on request and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested.

  • LCD television
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Blackout drapes
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Desk chair

Food & Drink

ArtBar - This restaurant specializes in American cuisine and serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). A children's menu is available.

Studio Cafe & Bakery - This coffee shop serves breakfast, lunch, and light fare. Open daily.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an indoor pool and a 24-hour fitness center.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Sailing nearby

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Visual alarms in hallways
  • Handrails in stairways
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Stair-free path to entrance
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Braille or raised signage
  • Valet for wheelchair-equipped vehicle
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness center
  • Wheelchair-accessible meeting spaces/business center

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time ends at anytime
  • Check-in time starts at 4 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 21

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11:00 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 2 children 17 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • Pets: USD 75 per pet, per stay
  • Only dogs and cats are allowed
  • Maximum 2 per room
  • Pets cannot be left unattended
  • Certain rooms only, restrictions apply
  • You can request a pet-friendly room by reaching out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve onsite parking

Tax ID - C0015760490

This property reserves the right to pre-authorize the guest's credit card prior to arrival.

Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation. Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve onsite parking. The tax ID number is C0015760490. This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Diners Club, JCB International, and Eurocard. Cash is not accepted. This property reserves the right to pre-authorize the guest's credit card prior to arrival.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. The property is professionally cleaned; the property is cleaned and disinfected using an electrostatic sprayer; disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; guestroom doors are sealed after cleaning. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; masks are required in public areas; reservations are required for some onsite facilities. Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Enhanced food service safety measures are in place. This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA).

  • Credit card pre-authorization
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are not available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Pets cannot be left unattended
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Pets allowed in specific rooms only
  • Property follows sanitization practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Staffed front desk
  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Guest accommodation is sealed after cleaning
  • Electrostatic spray is used for disinfection
  • Cashless transactions are not available
  • Masks are compulsory at the property
  • Contactless food service / room service is not available
  • Reservation might be required for some facilities onsite
  • Property uses a professional cleaning service
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Mobile key entry is not available
  • Gloves are available to guests
  • Food service has been amended for enhanced safety
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Children stay free - maximum age 17
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Children stay free
  • State tax ID - C0015760490
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for lunch
  • Parking height restrictions apply
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for dinner
  • Number of children who can stay free - 2

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: USD 75.00 per day

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Covered self parking fee: USD 42 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Pet fee: USD 75 per pet, per stay
  • Service animals are exempt from fees
  • Early check-in is available for a fee (subject to availability)
  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

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You should know

  • Up to 2 children 17 years old and younger stay free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.
  • Pets are welcome in certain rooms only; other restrictions apply (please see the Fees section for related charges). To make arrangements for your pet, contact the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation.
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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.