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InterContinental Boston vs Royal Sonesta Boston

Both InterContinental Boston and Royal Sonesta Boston are recommended by travel writers. On balance, InterContinental Boston is preferred by most writers compared to Royal Sonesta Boston. InterContinental Boston ranks #6 in Boston with approval from 16 sources such as Frommer's, Not For Tourists and DK Eyewitness.

InterContinental Boston
8 / 10
510 Atlantic Avenue, Boston, MA 02210
From $117 /night
  • Pet Friendly
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Free Internet
  • Room Service
  • Laundry Service
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Frommer's
"With over-the-top amenities and helpful service, InterContinental earns repeat business from its predominantly corporate clientele." Full review
Concierge
"If you're up for a stiff caipirinha or an even stiffer rum, RumBa... is handsome and perpetually humming with hotel visitors and well-to-do Bostonians."
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Be sure to request a room in the north tower, so as to overlook the harbor.
Fodor's
"Call it the anti-boutique hotel: The 424-room InterContinental, facing both the waterfront and the Rose Kennedy Greenway, consists of two opulent, 22-story towers wrapped in blue glass." Full review
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Upscale
"Palatial, contemporary, and elegant, the InterContinental offers huge, immaculate rooms and an array of decadent amenities... in a scenic harborside location." Full review
DK Eyewitness
"A bold hotel clad in reflective blue glass and polished granite, the InterContinental is located on the still-developing South Boston waterfront."
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Royal Sonesta Boston
8 / 10
40 Edwin Land Blvd, Cambridge, MA 02142
From $109 /night
  • Pet Friendly
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Internet
  • Room Service
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
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Frommer's
"This luxurious hotel is popular with business travelers and with families, who enjoy the huge pool." Full review
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The East Tower underwent a $6-million refurbishment in 2011; request a room there if possible.
Fodor's
"Right next to the Charles River, the certified-green Sonesta has one of the best city skyline and sunset views in Boston." Full review
Travel + Leisure
"The Royal Sonesta looks over the Charles River from the Cambridge side, with views of Boston Harbor and downtown Boston." Full review
DK Eyewitness
"The Royal Sonesta boasts a prime location on the pathway along the Charles River. Many of the comfortable rooms have river views and public areas are noted for outstanding art works."
Rough Guide
"Luxury quarters with good views of the Boston skyline, and a free on-site shuttle available to whisk you around town."
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