The hotel is on the Charles River in Cambride with nice views of Boston skyline (quick/easy cab ride to Boston area)if you are on that side of the hotel. Suggestion: Ask for a room facing the river or the city. There are views from all sides are nice. I have been to this hotel 2-3 times before and I feel it is declining slightly. The rooms are fine, they offered more channels than the Hyatt in Boston but the common areas are just average. Small confusing lobby.
The food is less than average for a hotel at that level (Marriott, Hilton, Sheraton) with very limited menus, unenthusiastic wait staff and mediocre food. Even our cookies were not that good. There is not a concierges from what I could see and the hotel staff I encountered didn’t have very accurate knowledge about good seafood places in the city. The closest drug store is about a mile away so there is nothing nearby.
The good: They recycle!!!
They have a free shuttle (runs until 9pm) that can drop off and pick up from several areas in Cambridge and one in Boston. The shuttle can drop you off at the subway stop.
There is a very small mini market within the hotel which I think is a plus because the food is cheaper than the restaurants and for those who drink coffee can have their early morning pick-me up with a baked good.
Because the hotel is on the river it provides a nice backdrop to a nice run.
The bed was comfortable but they don't have fitted sheets so they come off easy. The staff was pleasant.
Honestly, other than the food I don’t have any real complaints. I wouldn’t pay $300 for a room…it is more of a $189-230 a night place. I moved to the Hyatt Regency in Boston for a couple of days and other than the location I can’t say it is much better. In fact the rooms at the Cambridge property were a little better than the Boston property. They had more outlets in convenient places in the Cambridge property as well.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Sophisticated and contemporary, Hyatt Regency Cambridge is a stylish hotel overlooking the Boston skyline. A proud recipient of the AAA Four Diamond Award, our Boston hotel features contemporary rooms with breathtaking views of the scenic Charles River and downtown Boston. Tour the Freedom Trail, visit art museums, or catch a game at historic Fenway Park, all just a complimentary shuttle ride away from Hyatt Regency Cambridge. Nestled between legendary colleges and universities such as Harvard, MIT, Boston University and Boston College and conveniently located just minutes from innovative companies and start-ups such as AT&T, Yahoo and Amazon, our Cambridge hotel is the ideal place to conduct business or academic pursuits in Boston. Enjoy seasonal New England cuisine at Zephyr on the Charles, offering sweeping views of Boston's Charles River. Sip a cocktail at the Zephyr Lounge and relax on our outdoor, seasonal patio on warm spring night. ... more less
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