Royal Sonesta

Cambridge, USA

86%
2 K reviews
Excellent budget hotel. Close to Charles River. Great location.
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  • Wi-Fi
  • Garage & Parking
  • Restaurant
  • 24h Service
  • TV
  • Fitness
  • Room
    • Radio
    • Central Heating
    • Safe
    • Internet Access
    • King-size Bed
    • Air conditioning (individually regulated)
    • Stereo
    • Double Bed
    • Bathroom
    • Heating (individually regulated)
    • Wheelchair access
    • Shower
    • Hairdryer
    • Direct dial telephone
    • Minibar
    • Bathtub
    • Tea/coffee maker
    • Carpeting
    • Satellite/cable TV
    • Air conditioning (centrally regulated)
  • Facility
    • Bicycle Cellar
    • Hotel Room Safe
    • Café
    • 24-hour check-in
    • Currency Exchange
    • WLAN access
    • Bar(s)
    • Room Service
    • Bicycle Hire
    • Elevators
    • Restaurant(s) with air conditioning
    • Laundry Service
    • Restaurant(s) with non-smoking area
    • Shops
    • Restaurant(s) with high-chairs
    • Air conditioning
    • Conference Room
    • Public Internet Access
  • Food
    • à la carte Lunch
    • Breakfast Served
    • à la carte Dinner
    • Set menu lunch
    • Set menu dinner
    Activities
    • Lounge Chairs
    • Jacuzzi
    • Outdoor Pool(s)
    • Tanning Studio/Solarium
    • Cycling/Mountain Biking
    • Swimming Pool
    • Sauna
    • Sun terrace
    • Indoor Pool
    • Number of Pools
    • Massage
    • Heated Pool(s)
    • Sailing
40 Edwin Land Boulevard Cambridge Massachusetts 02142

Location

Located on the banks of Charles River on the Cambridge side of Boston, this elegant hotel offers a stunning view of Boston's skyline. It lies opposite Galleria shopping centre, beside the Museum of Science and the information centre for the Boston Duck Tours. A variety of bars, restaurants, shops and public transport stops are located in the vicinity. Within a few minutes guests will reach the other side of the river with plenty of the city's cultural sights, the city centre as well as the business district and the Public Gardens. Moreover, the famous Waterfront, Faneuil Hall and the Freedom Trail are all within a short distance of the hotel. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the High-tech Center Cambridge are only 1.5 km away. The nearest ski slopes and cross-country trails are within one hour's drive of the hotel. Logan airport lies around 5 km away and Worcester airport is 82 km away.

Facilities

The hotel was built in 1963. Guests are welcomed at the accommodation, which has a total of 400 rooms. In the air-conditioned establishment, travellers are welcomed at the reception area with 24-hour reception and a 24-hour check-in/check-out service. The individual storeys can easily be reached via the lift or stairs. Amenities include a safe and a currency exchange service. Wireless internet access in public areas (for a fee) allows guests to stay connected. The hotel has a range of facilities for guests with disabilities. Various gastronomic options are available, including a restaurant, a dining area, a café and a bar. Shopping facilities are also available. Travellers arriving by car can leave their vehicles in the garage (for a fee) or in the car park (for a fee). Bicycles can be left in the bicycle storage area. Additional services include room service and a laundry service. In addition, a shuttle service is offered. Active guests can make use of the bicycle hire service to explore the surrounding area.

Rooms

The accommodation features rooms with air conditioning, central heating and a bathroom. The carpeted rooms feature a double bed or a king-size bed. A safe and a minibar are also available. Guests will also find a tea/coffee station included as standard. An ironing set is also available for guests' convenience. Little extras, including internet access, a telephone, a TV, a radio, a stereo system, a CD player, an alarm clock and WiFi, contribute to a great stay. Rooms suitable for wheelchair access are bookable. The bathrooms are fitted with a shower and a bathtub. A hairdryer is also available. Bathrooms with wheelchair access can also be booked. The establishment offers family rooms and non-smoking rooms.

Sports/Entertainment

A refreshing dip in the indoor or outdoor pool is an enjoyable way to cool down on hot days. It is also possible to use the sun loungers on the sun terrace. The hot tub is the perfect place to relax. Biking/mountain biking and golf are available to active guests. Guests of the hotel can enjoy indoor activities, including a gym. The accommodation offers a range of services in the wellness area, such as a spa, a sauna, a beauty salon, anti-ageing treatments and a solarium, and for an additional fee, massage treatments.

Meals

Travellers can choose from a range of snacks and meals including breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Payment

The following credit cards are accepted at the establishment: American Express, VISA, Diners Club, JCB and MasterCard.

Ratings

  • Cleanliness
    90%
    "Clean"

    Clean conference area. Room was very clean. Clean hotel.

    "Clean hotel facilities." "Rooms are clean, but bathrooms are not."

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  • Location
    88%
    "Great location"

    Location is excellent. Thanks parking. Beautiful view of Charles river.

    "Great location." "Central location with great sightseeing, dining out and shopping." "Accessible by car, but parking is costly." "Close to public transport and the train."

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  • Service
    81%
    "Fantastic service"

    Flawless check in. Staff was excellent. Excellent maid service.

    "Service is professional and friendly." "Reception and management are fine." "Room service is average." "Great concierge service."

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  • Room
    75%
    "Great room"

    Amazing river views. View was amazing. Amazing rooms.

    "Tidy, modern rooms with great beds and excellent views." "Small rooms and poorly cleaned bathrooms." "Decently sized rooms with okay minibars." "Furniture is alright, but rooms are poorly maintained, with inadequate A/C." "Shower can be a problem." "Kitchenette needs more attention."

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  • Comfort
    64%
    "Comfortable"

    Bath room was small. A/c did not work. Ac didn't work.

    "Room size and comfort are OK, but beds are great." "Small bathrooms, noisy rooms, and deficient A/C."

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  • WiFi
    44%
    "Complaints about WiFi"

    Lack of USB charging ports. Internet slow. Slow wifi.

    "Wifi quality could be improved."

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  • Value for money
    42%
    "Value for money could be better"

    Charged twice for our stay. Parking fees ridiculous. Parking is a bit pricey.

    "Value for money could be better." "High priced breakfast." "Affordable food."

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  • Breakfast
    41%
    "Breakfast can be improved"

    Not even a Continental breakfast. We could not get breakfast. No breakfast.

    "Some complaints about quality and price of breakfast."

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