Newly Single Woman Gets a Daypass at The Royal Sonesta, Cambridge- and Remembers Childhood at the German Pool Club

Christine Schrade-Keddy
5 min readSep 5, 2023
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Another item on my “single in the city” bucket list was trying out a daypass at a Boston area hotel…..

I had accidentally discovered the “hidden gem” of the resort daypass, while visiting Old San Juan, Puerto Rico. There is a whole website devoted to the daypass. It is called

The Royal Sonesta is one of the options for a day pass in the Boston area…..For the extremely reasonable fee of $25, I had access to the huge saltwater pool, a good size fitness area with a number of exercise machines, a large shower with complimentary spa products, towel service and an outdoor sun deck. The pool is covered with a glass roof but the side doors open to a patio/sundeck.

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The daypass allows for full use of all of these facilities for the twelve hours (9am to 9pm) that they are open. It also provides the pass holder with 15% off at the hotel restaurant.

Not too shabby…..

If you have not figured it out by now, hotels and restaurants are my happiest places. Well…..also churches and libraries.

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I’m definitely a conundrum of a person….

The reason I love hotels stems largely from my upbringing. When I was about seven years old, my Dad got transferred from his gig with Polaroid in Cambridge, Massachusetts to the International division of Polaroid, in Frankfurt Germany.

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Mostly, those were some of the best years of my life….

One of the things that happened for expat families, working overseas, was that we had to wait at least six weeks for all of our furniture and belongings to be shipped to our new living quarters. But what to do with these…



Christine Schrade-Keddy

“Not THAT kind of Baptist “ Minister/ Spiritual Memoir/ Sheologian/No Longer Living on a Boat/ Recovery/she-her/ on Instagram