The Royal Sonesta Boston
Welcome to Cambridge
Nestled beside the picturesque Charles River, The Royal Sonesta Boston hotel provides an ideal starting point for your explorations of both Cambridge and Boston. Sink into the city's top experiences with TD Garden, MIT University, and New England Aquarium within close proximity.
Experience a memorable stay in our well-appointed guest rooms and suites with stunning city views of Boston, designed to meet the needs of business and leisure travelers alike. Enjoy a range of amenities including on-site dining, a fitness center, and a swimming pool.
Long Live the Guest at The Royal Sonesta.
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Deals & Offers at Our Boston Hotel
Join Us for Breakfast
Mornings just got better. Enjoy a mouthwatering start to the day’s discoveries with breakfast at Sonesta.
Little Scientists Package
Spark your little one’s imagination with a family trip to the Museum of Science when you book this value-filled package!
Park & Stay
Book our parking package for your Sonesta stay and enjoy a convenient space for your vehicle.
About Our Hotel in Boston, MA
Situated in the heart of Cambridge, just minutes from many of Boston's business and tourist destinations, our location offers a vantage point for all the local adventures. Catch a thrilling game in the legendary TD Garden. Take a stroll over to the renowned Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University. And for a family-friendly adventure, visit the captivating New England Aquarium.
After a long day of exploration, settle into one of our spacious rooms or suites offering stunning views of the city or the river. Make use of generous in-room amenities tailored for both business and leisure travelers.
The Royal Sonesta Boston also offers adaptable meeting and event spaces and complimentary Wi-Fi to help you stay productive.
When it’s time to unwind, head to the indoor pool with a seasonal sundeck for a dip or break a sweat in our on-site fitness facility.
When you work up an appetite, savor New England cuisine at ArtBar, our on-site dining venue.
The Baron of Boston
The Baron of Boston—a magnificent terrier by all standards—has been considered the “American Gentleman” since 1893 by the American Kennel Club. A man about town who knows the best scenic spots to take in the Charles River, and an expert at people watching across the Esplanade, expect the pup-arazzito follow you around all day when visiting The Royal Sonesta Boston.
Pet-Friendly Hotel in Boston
We love your furry friends as much as you do.
Sonesta is proud to invite your cuddly companions and provide special amenities like comfy pet beds, bowls, waterproof mats, and treats at check-in. We’ll greet your pet with an arrival letter outlining our local recommendations for a “pawsome” stay.
The Royal Sonesta Boston is pet friendly and welcomes well-mannered pets, with no breed or weight restrictions. Up to two pets are permitted per suite.
$75 fee per stay applies.
Destination Fee at Our Cambridge, MA Hotel
Room rates are subject to a daily Destination Fee of $19.00 (plus applicable taxes), which includes:
- 24/7 access to state-of-the-art fitness center
- Complimentary basic Wi-Fi for unlimited devices
- 2 bottled waters in-room upon arrival
- In-room coffee/tea offering
- $10 daily food & nonalcoholic beverage credit
- Free local and domestic long-distance calls
- Exclusive access to the indoor pool
Accessible Cambridge Hotel
We strive to make your stay as comfortable as possible and to accommodate the needs of our guests with disabilities. Please contact the hotel if you have any special requests relating to your disability.
The following areas are accessible:
- Public entrance
- Route from the hotel’s public entrance to
- The registration area
- The accessible guest rooms
- The meeting room/ballroom area
- The fitness center
- The swimming pool
- The business center
- Registration desk
- Concierge desk
- Public restroom
- Accessible parking spaces for vans and cars in self-parking facility
- Fitness center
- Swimming pool
The following areas are not fully accessible:
- Business center
Additional accessibility information:
- Guest room TVs have closed captioning or closed caption decoders provided
- Hotel’s valet parking accepts vehicles specially outfitted for wheelchair users
- Hotel has a TTY for guest use
- Service animals are welcome
- Braille and tactile signage is provided for permanent rooms and spaces
- Hotel employees will read menus and other printed/visual information and provide verbal directions to locations in the hotel to guests who are blind/low vision
- Audio/visual fire alarms in common area
Information About Accessible Guest Suites
Our hotel has the following accessible suite types:
- Hearing Accessible Queen River View
- Hearing Accessible King River View
- Mobility/Hearing Accessible Queen River View, Tub
- Mobility/Hearing Accessible King City View, Tub
- Mobility/Hearing Accessible King River View, Roll-in Shower
- Mobility/Hearing Accessible King Suite, River View, Roll-in Shower
Rooms designated as mobility accessible have features for guests with mobility disabilities, including, but not limited to:
- Doorways that provide 32” of clear width
- Roll-in shower or tub with grab bars (specific bathing fixture type is indicated for each room in the room name)
- Lowered light switches and thermostats
- Toilets with grab bars
- Accessible vanity
- Accessible route to all parts of the room
Rooms designated as hearing accessible have features for guests who are deaf or hard of hearing, including visual alarms and notification devices.
For general amenities associated with each suite type, please see our rooms page.
Check-in / Checkout Policy at Our Boston Hotel
At The Royal Sonesta Boston, early check-in is possible upon request and depends on availability. If you need a later checkout time, please coordinate with the hotel as it may be available. When you arrive, be sure to have a valid credit card for check-in. Guests must be 21 years of age or older to check into the hotel.
Amenities at Our Hotel in Boston
At The Royal Sonesta Boston, we are proud to offer a wide array of amenities and services designed to make your stay as comfortable and effortless as possible.
Additionally, if you have any special requests for your stay, we would love to make them happen. Contact us at 617.806.4200.
Indoor Swimming Pool
Measuring a spacious 30' x 45', this is one of the largest swimming pools in the Boston and Cambridge area. With a salt-based water system, it is gentle on the skin and eyes for a comfortable swimming experience. Whether you're looking for a refreshing dip or a challenging workout, our lap lanes and leisure area provide ample space for both.
Daily: 6:00AM – 10:00PM
Recharge after a thorough workout, or simply soak up the sun on our seasonal sundeck.
Boston Jogging Course
Enjoy running along the Charles River! Our location offers easy access to a range of running routes with varying distances and levels of difficulty, allowing you to select the one that best fits your fitness level and ability.
Maintain your fitness regimen even when you're on the go, with our state-of-the-art fitness center at The Royal Sonesta Boston. Get fit anytime, day or night, with 24-hour access. Our fitness center is equipped with modern cardio and strength training equipment, including a Peloton Bike, and features complete locker room facilities.
Take a stroll and discover the original art by some of the most prominent and esteemed contemporary artists of our time at The Royal Sonesta Boston.
Take advantage of parking privileges at The Royal Sonesta Boston. Our covered parking garage is located just steps from the front entrance and offers overnight self-parking for a fee of $42.
Explore the city from The Royal Sonesta Boston! With convenient access to public transportation, taxi, and limousine services, discovering all that Boston and Cambridge have to offer is a breeze.
At The Royal Sonesta Boston, the safety and well-being of our guests are our highest priority. Based on our current housekeeping protocol, guests with a stay longer than 7 days will receive a full-service cleaning of their guest room once per week. For additional services during your stay, we would be delighted to accommodate your needs and kindly request a minimum of 24 hours’ notice. In the meantime, for additional towels, coffee & tea, and other amenities, please contact the front desk.
In-Room Amenities at The Royal Sonesta Boston
Experience ultimate comfort at The Royal Sonesta Boston with our elegantly decorated guest rooms featuring custom hardwood finishes, fine furnishings, and stunning views of the Charles River and city through partial or full-length windows. Enjoy the following amenities during your stay:
- Complimentary Wi-Fi
- Signature Sonesta bedding
- Work desk
- Coffee maker
- Iron/ironing board
- Laptop-size safe
Please note amenities may vary by room. More details can be found during room selection.
Dine at Our Hotel in Cambridge, MA
Enjoy the best of New England cuisine right here at The Royal Sonesta Boston. Our dining options showcase house-made pastries, locally sourced ingredients, and expertly mixed cocktails for a truly unique dining experience.
Immerse yourself in the hotel's world-class art collection while savoring locally-sourced American cuisine, artistic cocktails, and a carefully curated wine list. On sunny days, take advantage of the patio, voted one of Boston's best, for outdoor dining and drinks.
STUDIO Café & Bakery
Start your day right with a visit to Studio Café & Bakery at The Royal Sonesta Boston. Our café proudly serves Starbucks coffee and features an array of delicious, house-made pastries.
ArtBar Cambridge, MA at The Royal Sonesta Boston
Discover the art of dining at ArtBar, where creativity meets seasonality in every bite. Immerse yourself in the rich flavors of New England with dishes expertly crafted using only the freshest regional ingredients.
At ArtBar, enjoy a menu that caters to every type of dining occasion–whether it's a quick bite, happy hour, romantic dinner, or gathering with friends. As you indulge in creative dishes, a well-curated wine selection, and unique seasonal cocktails, immerse yourself in the hotel's breathtaking art collection.
Chef Dave Mahady brings his culinary expertise to ArtBar as the mastermind behind the menu. He carefully selects the ingredients, oversees the preparation, and ensures each dish provides a true taste of New England. Don't miss out on Chef Dave's top recommendation - the Lamb Burger, featuring pickled red onions, chimichurri, feta, and a juicy fried green tomato on a pretzel bun!
Outdoor Dining in Boston
ArtBar has been recognized as a top patio in Boston by BostInno and featured in NECN's "Boston's Best Patios" segment. Additionally, Zagat has named ArtBar as one of the best outdoor dining spots in Cambridge.
Private Dining in Boston
ArtBar provides private dining options for gatherings and celebrations. With a relaxed atmosphere, the venue can accommodate groups of 10 to 60 guests. The ArtBar staff is eager to help with menu choices and pairing the perfect wine for your event.
Attractions & Experiences near Our Boston Hotel
When you stay at The Royal Sonesta Boston, exploring all the wonderful sights and experiences the city has to offer is made effortless. Whether you're looking to immerse yourself in the local culture, try out the delicious cuisine, or simply soak up the sights, The Royal Sonesta Boston puts you right in the heart of it all.
Explore picturesque bridges and promenades amid a wealth of natural and historical landmarks along the Charles River. The Royal Sonesta Boston sits on the shores of the Charles River.
Be a part of the action at a nail-biting Boston Celtics game. Cheer on the legendary Boston Bruins. Enjoy one of the spectacular musical concerts and live performances. Find it all at the famed TD Garden, located only 1 mile from our hotel in Cambridge.
New England Aquarium
Discover the mesmerizing aquatic world, including northern fur seals, giant Pacific octopuses, and African penguins, at the New England Aquarium, just a short 2.2-mile drive from The Royal Sonesta Boston.
Explore the historic and iconic Fenway Park, home of the Red Sox and one of the oldest stadiums in Major League Baseball, just a quick 2.4 miles from our hotel in Boston, MA.
Step into the halls of greatness and visit the nation's most prominent universities. Experience the cutting-edge innovation of MIT (1.3 miles away), the diverse education at Suffolk (1.9 miles away), the academic excellence of Boston University (2.6 miles away), the dynamic research at Northeastern University (2.6 miles away), and world-renowned Harvard (3.1 miles away).
Walk in the footsteps of history at Faneuil Hall, the iconic site of memorable and inspiring speeches by famous Americans. The Royal Sonesta Boston is just 2 miles away from the historic Faneuil Hall.
Embark on a journey through history and nature at Boston Common, the oldest public park in the United States and a gem in the heart of Massachusetts. Stroll through its sprawling green spaces, play sports, take a jog, or simply relax and unwind with a peaceful picnic. The Royal Sonesta Boston is just 1.7 miles from this urban oasis.
Museum of Science
Immerse yourself in a world of knowledge and fun at the Museum of Science with over 500 interactive exhibits and live presentations on the exciting STEM fields of science, technology, engineering, and math. The Museum of Science is a short walk away (0.3 miles) from our Boston hotel.
See Boston from a whole new perspective as you take in its distinctive neighborhoods and dive into the Charles River for stunning views of the Boston and Cambridge skylines. Find the Boston Duck Tour just 2.3 miles from our hotel in Cambridge, MA.
Boston Convention and Exhibition Center
Discover the revolutionary BCEC, a convention center made by users for users. Enjoy exceptional customer service and the latest technology, and create your ideal event with its generous exhibit, meeting, and function space. BCEC is 3.9 miles from our Boston hotel.
Outdoor Activities near Our Hotel in Boston
Hiking near Boston
Discover the beauty of Massachusetts at nature reserves such as Blue Hills Reservation and Middlesex Fells Reservation, where you can hike along pristine trails and admire breathtaking scenery.
Ski Resorts near Boston
Escape to the mountains and feel the thrill of skiing and snowboarding! With a variety of options just a short drive from our Boston hotel, guests can hit the slopes at top ski resorts such as Wachusett Mountain Ski Area, Nashoba Valley Ski Area, Blue Hills Ski Area, Ski Bradford, and McIntyre Ski Area.
Camping near Boston
Escape the hustle and bustle and immerse yourself in the beauty of the Massachusetts countryside with a camping adventure at one of the top sites near Boston including Boston Minuteman Campground, Normandy Farms Family Camping Resort, or Shawme-Crowell State Forest Campground.
Explore the beauty of Boston on two wheels! Whether you prefer a leisurely ride along the Charles River or a more adventurous mountain bike experience, the city's well-established network of bike paths and bike-friendly roads, paired with its parks and green spaces, offer endless opportunities for cyclists of all levels.
Hit the pavement and explore the sights of Boston! With its abundance of parks and scenic waterfronts, take in the city's breathtaking views while getting your run in. Whether you like the tranquil beauty of the Charles River Esplanade or the energy of the city's well-established running clubs, there's something for every jogger in Boston!
Water Activities near Our Boston Cambridge Hotel
Explore Boston from a new perspective with the adventure of paddleboarding or kayaking on the Charles River or through the picturesque islands of the Boston Harbor.
Embark on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure and join one of the many unique whale-watching tours departing from the bustling Boston harbor.
Dive into the ultimate Boston experience with a duck tour. Explore the city's iconic landmarks from land, then splash into the water for a thrilling journey through its waterways.
Golf Courses near Boston
Discover the finest golf experiences near The Royal Sonesta Boston. Enjoy scenic views, challenging holes, and excellent amenities at William J. Devine Golf Course at Franklin Park (7.6 miles away), George Wright Golf Course (9.5 miles away), or Granite Links Golf Club (12.5 miles away). Whether you're seeking a quick 9 holes or a round of 18, these golf courses cater to golfers of all skill levels.
Casinos near Boston
Indulge in endless excitement at nearby casinos including Encore Boston Harbor (2.6 miles away), Plainridge Park Casino (37 miles away), and Twin River Casino (53 miles away).
Arts & Entertainment near Our Cambridge, MA Hotel
Stay at The Royal Sonesta Boston and witness the beauty of Boston's thriving arts and entertainment scene. Explore the stunning Museum of Fine Arts, the thought-provoking Institute of Contemporary Art, the majestic Boston Opera House, and the historic Fenway Park, all within easy reach.
Boston Events Venue
Our Cambridge, MA hotel provides over 28,000 square feet of function space and 3800 square feet of outdoor event space and boasts state-of-the-art audio/visual capabilities.
Each of the 18 meeting and event spaces, as well as the corridors and pre-function areas, at The Royal Sonesta Boston, exudes luxury and classic hospitality.
Whether you're planning a cozy get-together or a grand gala with up to 550 guests, our spaces have got you covered. Take in the stunning views of the Charles River or Boston skyline as you make lasting memories with your loved ones.
With the help of our dedicated team, you can create a customized and delectable event menu for a memorable meeting or celebration.
The Royal Sonesta Boston is the perfect venue for conferences, training sessions, meetings and events of all sizes. Request a proposal!Explore Venue Instant Book Venue View Our Catering Menu
Long Live the Festivities
Plan your holiday event with us and enjoy a Royal wrap-up to the year. Let your guests be merry and mingle in our elevated event spaces while indulging in a selection of curated catering and beverage packages. Book early and enjoy additional perks and savings.
Receive up to four Extra Trimmings perks of your choice when you book your event by October 31 and spend the following:
• $5,000-$9,999: Pick two perks
• $10,000-$14,999: Pick three perks
• $15,000 or more: Pick four perks
• 10% off banquet menu food pricing
• Complimentary upgrade to next-tier bar package, or add one additional hour
• Complimentary uplighting
• Complimentary additional passed hors d'oeuvres
• Complimentary passed signature holiday drink
• Complimentary raffle item: a 2-night Sonesta Gift Certificate at host property
• Complimentary suite for VIP guest for the night of the event
• Travel Pass points: One (1) per dollar spent
• Holiday Centerpieces
Book your event Sunday through Thursday and receive one of these additional perks:
• Double Travel Pass Points
• Five (5) complimentary parking passes for the night of the event
Terms & Conditions:
Holiday event must be booked by October 31, 2023, and actualize between November 1, 2023, and February 1, 2024. Already existing meetings or events booked prior to this offer are not eligible for offer. Participating hotels only. Please contact individual hotel for participation details and availability. Offer is subject to hotel participation and the availability of function space and guest rooms at time of booking. Date restrictions may apply. Offer code PROMOTION-H2CATERINGHOLIDAY must be requested at time of holiday party inquiry and disclosed in signed contract. Sonesta reserves the right to change, modify, or discontinue this offer at any time. Offered concessions awarded are based on guaranteed revenue and may vary by property. Property will offer an alternate concession of similar value if stated concessions are not available. Holiday events that qualify for double Travel Pass Points are subject to Sonesta Travel Pass rules and regulations. Non-members agree to enroll in the Sonesta Travel Pass program and accept the https://www.sonesta.com/travel-pass/terms-conditions of the program. Travel Pass number must be provided at time of contract execution.
Prime Boston Wedding Venue
Say "I do" in style at The Royal Sonesta Boston, a highly sought-after venue for stunning city weddings. Our hotel combines old-world charm with contemporary elegance to create the perfect setting for your special day. Exchange vows with breathtaking views of the Charles River as your backdrop, and celebrate with up to 550 guests in our beautifully appointed event spaces. Our dedicated catering team will handle every detail, ensuring your wedding is a truly unforgettable affair.
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YOUR PERFECT DAY COMES WITH THE PERFECT GETAWAY!
With Sonesta Travel Pass, you have even more to look forward to beyond your wedding day: complimentary nights at your choice of Sonesta Hotels and Resorts. It's one more way Sonesta can help you celebrate with warm hospitality and personalized service. Book your wedding at The Royal Sonesta Boston and earn up to 150,000 bonus Travel Pass points!
- $15,000 in catering spend earns an extra 75,000 bonus points, for a total of 225,000 points.
- $25,000 catering spend earns an extra 120,000 bonus points, for a total of 270,000 points
- $50,000 catering spend earns an extra 250,000 bonus points, for a total of 400,000 points
FAQs about The Royal Sonesta Boston
1. When is check-in/checkout time at your Boston Cambridge hotel?
Guests can check in starting at 4:00PM and are asked to check out by 11:00AM.
2. Do you offer shuttle services from the airport to the hotel?
Although we don't offer shuttle services, we'll be happy to assist you in finding the best transportation options. Ride services and taxis are also easily accessible.
3. Do you have on-site parking? Is it included in my room rate?
Self-parking service is available for $42 per night and is not included in the room rate.
4. Do you offer room service? What are the hours?
Our hotel does not provide room service.
5. Does The Royal Sonesta Boston have a pool? Is it heated?
Yes. Our hotel features an indoor pool complemented by a seasonal sundeck.
6. Is your Sonesta Massachusetts hotel dog-friendly?
The Royal Sonesta Boston is pet friendly and welcomes well-mannered pets, with no breed or weight restrictions. Up to two pets are permitted per suite.
7. How far away are you from Boston University?
We’re just 2.6 miles from Boston University.
8. Is there a minimum age for check-in?
The minimum age for check-in is 21.