The rooms are a little "different". This is not your typical hotel room at all. Sliding doors on the bathroom make for more space. The overall modern style is like I say "different" but not uncomfortable. Food is excellent and the pool is salt water, not chlorine!! Best Pool we've ever been in.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Weekend in Boston"
We were given a room with a beautiful view overlooking the Charles River and most of Boston. It was far above our expectations.Genuine Expedia guest review
"A bit overpriced"
This is a nice place but a bit overpriced. Rooms are rather small, windows are very small, and the bathroom was ridiculously small.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Expecting the worst, we were delighted by everything. Great hotel, location, food, and service. This was also the lowest priced place we could find on short notice in Boston/CambridgeGenuine Expedia guest review
I had a great stay. The staff and the premises were very nice. Will like to come back soon. Great location.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Convenient hotel near Boston"
I've stayed a number of times over the years at the Royal Sonesta, located in Cambridge about a mile from MIT. The location affords a lovely riverside (the Charles) view. Since I had lived in Boston for several decades, I'm not afraid to drive there, and the parking facilities work quite well to get in and out. It is located just off Storrow Drive and […] Memorial Drive, two of the main arteries of the two cities of Cambridge and Boston. The onsite Dante Restaurant has improved to a very high level of delectable gastronomic delight. The waiters are outstanding and entertaining. I would recommend it even if staying somewhere else. The view of Boston is amazing, perhaps one of the best in the city - but ask for riverside rooms. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
As a hotel guest, I believe the $30.00 per day parking charge was very excessive. Perhaps $10.00 would be reasonable. I really enjoyed being right on the Charles River, great view and great for a morning run! Ryan at the front desk was really helpful, professional and courteous.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Excellent service, comfy bed!"
We had a petite double room at a very reasonable rate. Very small space but well designed to make maximum use and bed was very soft and comfortable for 2 people. Beautiful view! Valet staff was extremely friendly as well as front desk and the cookies and lemonade in the afternoons are a very nice touch! Only complaint was the construction outside that […] backed up traffic near the hotel, annoying but not much the hotel can do about that. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Location plus Comfort at best in Boston"
Visiting for Business and Tourism, in both cases location as well as hotel facilities and services are excellent. It must also be said staying in this hotel with my grandchildren presented no problem, staff wel trained and comprehensive about children.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Wow! Great all around"
We've stayed at the Royal Sonesta in Cambridge numerous times. It's perfect for visiting Boston- you are super close and you get a whole view of Boston! And, location is great because it's right by MoS, Lechmere train stop, the really nice Cambridgeside Galleria and the Galleria's excellent parking garage. It's spacious and safe, and overnights are […] only $20. The hotel itself is super nice, and although it is a nice hotel, I still felt comfortable bringing my 4 year old and 2 year old. Very family friendly. When we arrived, the friendly gentleman checking us in gave us two coloring books that were specifically made for that particular Royal Sonesta- it was Boston/Cambridge themed! As we enjoyed the city, I pointed out various landmarks my daughters had colored in their books the night before! AND they gave us 2 packs of Crayola crayons! That was a very nice touch. I was super bummed I decided against bringing my 4 year old's bathing suit- they were showing Lilo & Stitch in the indoor/outdoor poolroom (it was warm enough so the receding ceiling was open) on a huge screen, and they had floating chairs! Now, the piece de resistance, the room: gorgeous. Modern updates but not cold. Foot lighting around both beds that automatically turned on; very cool and convenient lighting around the room that allowed you to choose how bright or dark you wanted it; the bathroom was GORGEOUS (only a shower though). Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice location, close to shopping and dining."
We enjoyed our stay. Shopping was fun, food fabulous and we were close to where our daughter lived, convinient.Genuine Expedia guest review
Booked a petite room - it was actually a nice size. Nice decor. My room had a nice view of the river - great for walking/running and convenient location.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great hotel, great location."
Ideal location, clean and very well-maintained, nice mall across the street - this is probably the best hotel in Cambridge.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great customer service"
I thought the customer service in particular was excellent.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Economical (for Boston), clean rooms. Nice views."
I stayed here for two nights in one of the Petite Double Bed rooms (most affordable). The room was very well-appointed, clean and had a comfortable bed. The garage parking was $30/day, which included valet parking if you were interested (didn't really want anyone parking my new manual transmission car in those minuscule spots, so I parked myself). My […] only complaint, if you can call it that, was the extremely small shower in the bathroom, but this is probably only in the Petite rooms. The hotel's website does state that these rooms are situated near the elevators, and you do hear them, but I was more bothered by the ice machine next to my room (startling when someone fills up a metal ice bucket outside your door at 3am). Overall, I would stay again and make sure I would be sure to use the awesome indoor/outdoor pool they had. The 24-hour gym was a nice feature as well. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Harvard Graduation Stay"
Wonderful!! Very busy weekend for the Cambridge area. We were greeted with a warm smile. Had a fantastic room that overlooked the Charles River. Festive atmospere. Professional service from check in to room service, to room up keep, we were pleased. A fantastic way to end a 4 year experience. Thank you.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Beautiful hotel and a great view of Boston.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Petite Bed was not well described"
As we visit the area often we tend to stay at the Royal Sonesta regularly. When I booked the room I did not see any description of the size of bed in the room we made our reservations it. It did not meet our expectations. We did not sleep well.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Not worth the price"
The quality and conditions of this hotel do not match the price.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great location for shopping. Good hotel."
Great location if you plan to go shopping. The hotel amenities and service are OK but Boston offers much better in the same price range. We wanted early check in and had to call four different times and a room was still not available when we arrived. The front desk staff seemed annoyed by our request.Genuine Expedia guest review
"the hotel was close to the charles"
the staff was helpfull with our dinner reservations and recommended a great restuarauntGenuine Expedia guest review
The ceiling was leaking in front of my room and for 3 days the didn't fix it. The gym is filthy and has equipment from the 60's, and it smells. My room was the size of a shoe box. The remote control was broken. And the shower knob was jammed so I could not open it . I called the front desk and they gave me the wrong directions, they basically told me […] how to dissemble it. The shower was very cheap the water came out very slow I guess they are trying to conserve water . But it took me 1 hour to shower instead of 15 min because the water was coming out like 1 gallon per min . Also the shower was poorly insulated so my bathroom floor was a pool of water when I was finished . Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Noisy and rude"
My room was located next to the service elevator shaft. The room was constantly shaking and the noise was intolerable. Furthermore, the housekeeping staff was overwhelmingly rude and disinterested. What a pity....the room was very nicely appointed and comfortable besides these problems.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
This hotel was very nice and the location was perfect. We had great service the entire stay! The rooms are a little small but they were very clean and comfortable. Loved the area the hotel was located and the options for dinner and shopping.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"review of Royal Sonesta in Cambridge, MA"
I rate this hotel as fair. The experience started in the parking garage where the spaces alotted are, for the most part, just barely adequate for a full-sized vehicle. In short, parking is difficult and precarious. The check-in process was painless and the staff friendly and courteous. The room (922 in East [?] Tower) was very small. The storage areas […] (drawers, closet) were insufficient. The bathroom was cramped, although unusually for a hotel, there were adequate electrical outlets. The room was dark, with only a small window (we paid extra for a river view) and inadequate ambient lighting. I was disappointed at the lack of in-room coffee service. The hotel has no gift shop, and the in-room minibar charges were (not unusually) exhorbitant. Although the hotel has no control over this matter, the lack of a nearby convenience store...given the lack of a gift shop...was very inconvenient. The checkout process was efficient, and the staff, again, was friendly and courteous. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
I travel to Boston every 3 months for my sons medical appt. so I stay at alot of different Hotels and this is one of my favorites. This visit was the 3rd time I stayed at Royal Sonesta. The view of Boston is beautiful, the Hotel is very clean, the parking garage is extremely convienent but the best quality of the Hotel is their staff. They are friendly […] and accomodating and make you feel welcome. I will definitely stay at the Royal Sonesta again! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Overnighter with kids"
Only there for one night but had stayed here about a year ago. VERY close to the Boston Science Center which was the primary destination but just across the street is the Cambridge Side Galleria which we visited so the kids could do some shopping. Food court and other shops convenient there as well. Kids used the pool. It would be nice if there was […] a whirlpool which I would have used. Took the T in to Boston so didn't have to park a car which would have cost $30 overnight. Ouch. Rooms are fine but the beds are on the "short" side, being six feet tall. Fine for the kids though. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Our room had an amazing river view and city skyline. Everything was wonderful and the room was extreemly clean and updated. Great location, right across from the mall and easy access to Boston's downtown. I would definitely stay here again!Genuine Expedia guest review
This was a great hotel that had modern, clean room and was set on the Charles River. It is conveniently located across the street from a mall that has several nice dining options. The only major drawback is that it is not terrible close to any T station, so there is a short walk to the green line and a longer walk to the red line.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Gorgeous!!!!!! No other words to say! }Perfect location, clean large room.Genuine Expedia guest review
Room is small.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Wonderful hotel, wonderful staff, walk to dining , shopping .Genuine Hotels.com guest review
It was so great staying there..The young lady at the desk saw that I was having difficulty with my balance while pushing my walker and offered me a handicap accessible room. (Sorry I didn't write her name down, but a big thank you to her for helping to make my stay that more comfortable) I can't talk enough about the Riverside View...So very, very relaxing. […] Restaurants in hotel (another plus) Also restaurants across the street in the Mall (another plus) This was my second stay in 2 1/2 months and I rate each time A+..... Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
It was the best vacation. The service was great and the staff was wonderful and pleasant. No matter what time it was. My boys loved the pool. Wish there was a fridge in the room.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great value at great location"
Great value for a 4 star hotel, with a very convenient location to both Cambridge and Boston. Great for running right out the door along the river. Would definitely look to stay here again. Enjoyable breakfast buffet for reasonable price.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great family hotel; great pool and location"
Friendly service, nice accommodations, great pool and close to (chain) restaurants, the Science Museum, a mall and food court. Easy to park and drive.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"A very good option"
We booked the room at a very good rate from Expedia. The hotel's location is very nice - not in an overly crowded neighborhood but at the same time convenient to everywhere by subway/public_transit. We did take advantage of the location and walked along Charles River to see the best school in Cambridge-and quite possibly, of the world, and enjoyed the […] experience tremendously. Oh, though it's not a brand new hotel, it has certainly kept the amenities up-to-date. The staffs were courteous, the lobby elegant, and the buffet breakfast was in an excellent setting. We didn't get a river-view room, otherwise the experience would have been even better. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Not up to Royal Senesta standards."
Bad restaurants, weak service.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Beautiful Hotel, Awesome view, great location"
This hotel was beautiful, room was comfortable with a beautiful river view and very conveniently located. Great stay.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great Buy through Expedia"
Got a super deal on this through Expedia. Right on Charles River. The Valet(s) was superb working out side in a terrible snow storm to help us.Genuine Expedia guest review
The rooms my family were assigned were greatly dissimilar yet all the same rate. My room was a handicap room one third the size of the other king rooms, with no adjustment in cost. There is an oily black substance throughout the garage floor , it gets on your shoes and it's revolting, all floors, the whole floor. Finally even though you are in the middle […] of nowhere in Cambridge, with no local attractions within walking distance, they charge you a substantial amount each night for parking. At the price each night all inclusive with parking we could have stayed at a much nicer, more centrally located hotel, compared to the price we were marketed. This felt like bait and switch. The restaurant however was surprisingly good, especially the clam chowder. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Lousy service and food"
No sense of hospitality in the service. Food is very average.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Clean and comfortable, with proximity to downtown"
Our rooms were very pleasant and overall it was an enjoyable stay. The reception was kind, although our rooms were not ready by 3:30 even though we had checked in at 2. We originally had two rooms close to each other but since we had no problems with having our rooms on separate floors, we were quickly moved to rooms that were ready with no problem. […] The rooms themselves were very lovely and stylish, and the beds and pillows were comfortable. The bathroom was beautiful and well-maintained. My only complaint was that the water pressure in the shower was weak. Our towels were replaced after one use which, while nice, negated the environmental friendly message that told us that by re-hanging our towls on the racks we could help the hotel save water by doing less wash. The location was perfect for our needs, it was an easy cab ride into downton Boston and was right across the street from a mall that had decent shopping and chain restaurants like P.F. Chang's and California Pizza Kitchen. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great Location for Touring"
The Sonesta has a stop for the excellent Upper Deck Hop On/Hop Off tour bus right across the street at the Cambridgeside Galleria and it is a short walk to the fabulous Museum of Science. I wished it had a snack bar to buy pop, snacks, and a quick breakfast.Genuine Expedia guest review
"great cambridge stay"
overall very good experience, conference hotel so staff was a little busy, and place was crowded. very comfortable room, all amenities.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Good for business people visiting Cambridge"
Hotel is in a good location for people doing business in Cambridge, MA.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great value and wonderful space"
Could not have been more pleased. We arrived after midnight and were warmly welcomed, got to sleep quickly and had an excellent room service breakfast in the morningGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great for the price"
I got a great deal on Hotels.com for two nights at this hotel. The view was fantastic and there was 24 hour room service. Although it was a rainy weekend, we could have walked right across the street to go running on the Charles. The parking was very expensive at $30 per night and the bed was not as comfortable as many of the hotels that I've stayed. […] All in all it was a good experience. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Comfortable and conveinant.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great Hotel. Great Price!"
We loved this hotel!! Rooms were clean and comfortable. Kids loved the pool. Staff was very friendly. I would definitely stay here again!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
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