Top Reasons to Book Royal Sonesta Boston

Royal Sonesta Boston is beyond compare.

Located on the banks of the scenic Charles River, where Cambridge meets Boston, Royal Sonesta Boston offers dramatic and unparalleled views of the Boston skyline. This AAA-Four Diamond hotel is within walking distance to historic attractions, museums and Kendall Square, Boston’s new internationally recognized innovation district. With stylish updates and first-class amenities, coupling modern design with chic comforts, Royal Sonesta Boston celebrates art, education, history and technology.

Read below for our top reasons to book us. Still not convinced? Give us a call: 617.806.4200

An affair with a Boston skyline view

Meeting Space

28,000 square feet of meeting space with the best views in the city. With over 90% of meeting space offering views that overlook the Charles River and the Boston skyline.

  • Largest ballroom in Cambridge with windows – floor-to-ceiling windows, at that.
  • Only hotel in Boston with outdoor space directly on the Charles River.


Welcome to Royal Sonesta Boston

Design & Decor

Contemporary designed guest rooms, featuring complimentary Internet access, refrigerators, bathrobes and slippers in addition to our standard amenities.  And don’t forget about our views - the best views of the Boston skyline compared to none!

Sonesta Food - Creative Flair


Our culinary team is the five-time winner of the prestigious Pinnacle Award from readers of Successful Meetings magazine, naming us the Best Food & Beverage Department in the Northeast.

  • We have our very own on-site pastry chef that can customize desserts and specialty amenities; including vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options.
  • Studio, our in-house coffee shop boasts made-from-scratch and locally sourced pastries and sweets.
  • We are home to a new dining concept, Studio Express - a fast, fresh and new take on in-room dining. Guests may enjoy reasonably priced and delicious favorites in their room, delivered in less than 15 minutes. Coffee delivered to your room makes for a productive morning!
Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT


The history, education, art, and culture of both Cambridge and Boston are unparalleled.

  • There are one hundred and fourteen colleges and universities in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Our closest neighbor MIT, in the words of Bill Gates, “remains unrivaled when it comes to the basic and applied research needed to address the complex challenges of this century.” 76 current and former MIT members are Nobel Prize recipients and all of their students have had a profound impact, in one way or another, on society, culture, politics, economics, transportation, health, science, and, oh yes, technology.
  • Home to some of the best restaurants in the world and former home of Julia Child, Boston is home to 15 of 2017’s James Beard Semi-Finalists – one of the most prestigious awards in the restaurant and beverage industries.
  • Museum of Science is one of the world's largest science centers and New England's most highly attended cultural institution. The Museum of Science is ideally positioned to lead the nationwide effort to promote engineering education awareness, bringing science, technology, and mathematics alive through its exhibits, programs, and more.
  • And if you want to browse more museums, we have 20+ more and counting, including the infamous Museum of Fine Arts (aka “MFA” to the locals), Boston Children’s Museum, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, the JFK Presidential Library, and more!
River views from ArtBar at Royal Sonesta Boston

Resort-Like Atmosphere

Hotel may be in the center of a bustling city full of movers and shakers, but the hotel feels like a resort.

  • Two towers and two sets of meeting space allocate exclusivity for guests, like two boutique hotels joined at the hip.
  • Our atrium-style pool is the largest indoor pool in the city. We are proud to offer a chlorine-free, salt-based pool which allows us to maintain a higher level of cleanliness.
  • Our outdoor patio’s for dining and just to kick back and relax at the fire pits, all with a view of Beacon Hill.
A view of Boston


The best of the best is within walking distance of the hotel – from historic attractions, nationally recognized museums, world-changing medical centers and Boston’s newest internationally recognized innovation district, Kendall Square, one of the world’s greatest concentrations of innovative companies.

  • The TD Garden is less than one mile from the hotel hosts the Boston Bruins and the Boston Celtics – who, combined, have 23 national championships.
  • Logan International Airport (BOS) is a short 3 miles away and approximately a 15-20 car ride to/from Royal Sonesta Boston.
Complimentary Bicycles

Cambridge Spirit

Cambridge is the spirited, slightly mischievous side of Boston, located just a bridge away from Boston’s infamous Beacon Hill & Charles Street shops.

Packed with international flair and a youthful vitality, Cambridge is a city where counter-culture still lives, classic culture thrives, and "multicultural" is a way of life. Home to Harvard and MIT, Cambridge is a heavy mix of students, scholars, and visitors from around the world. It’s a cosmopolitan college town with an eclectic array of bookstores, coffee houses, blues clubs, street musicians, repertory theaters, and mouthwatering ethnic restaurants.

Boston Running

Healthy Options

Beantown is a walker's city and Boston is consistently ranked within the Top 10 Fittest Cities in America. Step outside our back doors and onto the Charles River’s famous running and walking paths.  Lace up for a walk along Boston Harbor or enjoy a 2.5-mile walk along the Freedom Trail, which leads to 16 historic sites. 

  • Royal Sonesta Boston is a health-minded hotel conducive to active groups. Coordinate a group run on the river or ask us about private yoga classes on our Riverside Terrace.
  • Running maps and morning treats for our runners and walkers are available in the lobby.