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.
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.
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.
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.
The balcony itself was small but I always appreciate being able to sit in fresh air and do some work in the morning.
The fitness center and pool were both ample given that this isn’t a mammoth property.
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.