Hotel Review: Hyatt Regency Boston

I had a short one-night stay in Boston recently that required an early morning meeting.  Instead of staying at my normal hotel, Hyatt Harborside at Logan Airport, I needed to be downtown to ensure I’d be on time.  It’s easy to take the water taxi/ferry across from Harborside, which I normally do, but my morning meeting wasn’t near the water.

You can take a ferry from the airport and then walk to Hyatt Regency Boston, but it’s something of a walk.  I was arriving late at night and requested an Uber to drive me to the hotel.  The front desk is in an upstairs lobby, just a short elevator ride from the ground floor.  In that short elevator ride, I learned about a cool program the hotel has, where you pay $90 to upgrade your room and the hotel donates $45 of that to Children’s Hospital.

Hyatt Regency Boston

Hyatt Regency Boston

The check-in process was quick and easy and I even scored an upgrade for my one-night stay.  The hotel room was a fairly lengthy walk from the elevator.  The hotel has a quasi-open atrium style, where I could see 4 floors open above me.  Although the atrium theme is an old one I do appreciate the feeling of openness.

Hyatt Regency Boston

The door opened to a small entry way and then a living room with a desk, couch and TV as well as a door to a small balcony.  There was a Keurig machine stocked with coffee and tea, though no local favorite Dunkin’ Donuts coffee.

Hyatt Regency Boston

Hyatt Regency Boston

Hyatt Regency Boston

There was a set of double-doors in the living room area that lead to a sizable bedroom with a King bed and soft seating.  Off to the side was a sink area and a large closet.  The room containing the shower and toilet was pretty small but functional, though it could have used a brighter light.

Hyatt Regency Boston

Proof that using grid lines on your iPhone is a good practice

Hyatt Regency Boston

Hyatt Regency Boston

The balcony itself was small but I always appreciate being able to sit in fresh air and do some work in the morning.

Hyatt Regency Boston

The fitness center and pool were both ample given that this isn’t a mammoth property.

Hyatt Regency Boston

Hyatt Regency Boston

All in all, this is a solid downtown property in good physical shape.  Part of the reason I choose the Harbor property is the rates at this downtown hotel are usually quite high.  But, both properties are a Category 4 in the Hyatt Gold Passport program, which means 15,000 points per night.  This location is easier than the Harbor  to navigate for a leisure trip, so I’d lean this way if you’re redeeming points.

 

2 Comments

  1. How much was the Uber from the airport to the hotel? I have heard of issues picking passengers up from BOS, did you have any trouble?

    1. Patrick, I did have issues getting the Uber driver to pick up, was a bit of a pain. This stay was a while back so I don’t recall the exact rate but I want to say it was in the $30 range.

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