Royal Sonesta Hotel

5 Cambridge Parkway
(4.5 star hotel)
#19 of 148 hotels in Boston
Excellent (4.5 out of 5.0) 2 reviews
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Discreet luxury in Cambridge

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on February 10, 2007

The best thing with this hotel is the staff and their wonderful service. During the whole stay you feel extremely well taken care of as a guest. They have done their homework. They are, through their hotel computer system, well informed that you are a returning guest. Porters and receptionists welcome you back, and even “remember” details from previous visits.

And sometimes it pays off returning. The last time we stayed there, I had ordered a Cambridge view room, but was informed that I had been upgraded to a Charles River view. The picture gives you the spectacular view one late summer morning, but you can sit enjoying the American feeling by watching all the lights from the highrise buildings of downtown Boston during the night.

And they provide you with excellent service during your stay and the are very helpful if you need information on what to do in the Boston area.

The rooms are very spacious, and delicately decorated, in beige, and cream. The double rooms you get two, very large and very comfortable beds, so much room for one, and even for two to dream the night away. So even so much space that we have, at one occation even have stayed three.

You have a television, concealed in an elegant TV-cabinet, radio alarmclock and a hot water bottle so you can make coffee and tea in the morning. And if you want something stronger you can use the hotel minibar.

The bathroom have a bathtub and shower, all beautifully decorated. And there are small bottles of shampoo, conditioner, and bath foam.

And all the rooms are immaculately clean and very well maintained.

From a budget point of view, the Royal Sonesta is not the best deal in Boston. The best price, with a cambridge view in february (low season) is $139 + tax. Still you get much for your money, the service, the comfort, and the experience of discreet luxury

A very good place to stay, and for those of you that want a romantic weekend, Royal Sonesta is a very good deal.

Unique Quality: And if you want to stay in the hotel, there are plenty to do.

You can visit the Dante Restaurant, bar and patio where you can get food, and during the hot season you can sit outside enjoying the river view sipping to a Gin and Tonic, or a Long Island Iced Tea.

If you want to stay fit you can visit the Health Club and their wonderful swimming pool, that even have a retractable roof so you can swim outside during hot days. Or you can be pampered in the Spa department.

Directions: The hotel is located by the Charles River, close to Lechmere, the end station of the green lines. The hotel is situated with a magnificent view at the river and downtown Boston with Beacon Hill, the Charles Bridge and the Back Bay Area.

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Great Experience!

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on May 4, 2005

I would definitely recommend this hotel!

Unique Quality: The Royal Sonesta provided us a wonderful stay during a stressful time. My son and I traveled to Boston so he could see specialists at Children's Hospital.

The 9th floor room at the RS was lovely, exceptionally clean, with a balcony overlooking the river. As there was a couple of inches snow on the ground I didn't expect much of a view, but it was breathtaking -- and there were even some nutcases practicing their rowing on the river before we left.

The staff at the RS was very courteous and friendly. I suspect we were spoiled a bit because of my son...but it also seemed to come naturally to them. We were there 3 days and after the first, room service just knew that we'd want hot chocolate after we'd been out. We are southerners, after all, and were very nearly frozen through!

The bellman was my son's favorite person. He magically made taxis appear when we went to the door! (I didn't have the heart to explain the concept of a taxi stand!) The concierge helped us with dinner reservations and ice removal from the balcony. Everyone was just GREAT and things just got done!

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Address: 5 Cambridge Parkway

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Amenities at Royal Sonesta Hotel

  • Restaurant
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Center
  • Pets Allowed
  • Free High Speed Internet
  • Suites
  • Bar / Lounge

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