Hyatt Regency Cambridge, Overlooking Boston
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Shuttle bus service
- Drycleaning onsite
- Meeting rooms/conference facilities
- Laundry facilities (self serve)
- Indoor pool
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hyatt Regency Cambridge, Overlooking Boston
Loved the Cambridge Hyatt-Regency
We just got back from a 4 day stay at the Hyatt-Regency in Cambridge, MA. The hotel was very nice and although we booked our room through Hotwire the service we got was excellent. Everyone was helpful and the staff couldn't have been nicer. The only drawback would be the location of this hotel if you don't have a car (and don't like to walk). The nearest sub-way stop is a good 10 minutes walk away, a taxi to the airport will cost $30. Shuttle rides charge per person, so you're better off with the cab unless you are traveling solo. The hotel also has a nice "gym" with pool and a sun deck. A parking garage and the Charles river across the street. All in all a very nice hotel. We paid $140 per night (through Hotwire), thought that was reasonable for the area.
I love this hotel
I am shocked by the other reviews on this hotel. I love this hotel. The rooms are fantastic and roomy and the hotel is beautiful. The best part is the revolving restaurant on the top floor with a stunning view of Boston. This is an expensive place, dont' get me wrong. But if you are in town for a celebration (it's not close to the T) then it's a wonderful hotel.
Not recommended, even at Priceline prices.
This hotel has seen its better days. Service and amenities are lacking. Wired internet worked well at $10/24hrs. Both on-site restaurants were too expensive for the quality of service and food. Certainly not worth the standard rates, try Priceline.
Hyatt Regency Cambridge - The Last Place to Stay in Boston
We recently stayed here during a conference. The hotel was inconveniently located, the shuttle bus was never available when we needed it, and the food literally had legs. The rooms were below average, with the wallpaper peeling off the walls, and for some unexplained reason, the housekeeping staff felt it necessary to vacuum outside our rooms at 5:15 AM.
We would never stay in this hotel again.
A really poor value. Restrant on the top floor had great views, but the service was poor and the food disappointing. The breakfast buffet in the other eatery was pricy and not hot.
I had a reservation for a river view room, but had to argue with them to get one. I got one on a lower floor behind trees and it was really a no river view.
The shuttle service is a bad joke. Out of four trys I was able to get a ride once.
I cannot say anything good about the Spinnaker Restaurant...........but......the dip for the bread was to die for.......thank god for that.....I wouldn't recommeend it to anyone....it is highly priced, service is slow and food is horrible.
good luck if you want to try it anyway....
I disagree with the other reviews on this Hyatt. I do agree that the Hyatt Cambridge does cater to weddings and large functions frequently, but the hotel itself is very cool, with its atrium -style interior, indoor and outdoor balconies, the best view of Boston in the entire area (which are showcased with floor to ceiling windows in the lobby and restraunt areas) and good food (try the Spinnaker restraunt on Fri, Sat, and Sun. up on the 15th floor...breathtaking). While it is not right in the city of Boston itself (hence why it is called the Hyatt CAMBRIDGE, not Boston) it is literally a 5-7 minute cab ride away from downtown Boston,the Boston Public Garden, Newbury Street, Copley Place etc., and it is 3 minutes away from Harvard, Harvard Square and pretty much next door to M.I.T. I loved it and would recommend it, if it is what you are looking for.
Not up to Hyatt Standards
Stayed here with a senior discount rate which was about right. Very inconveniently located, although they do shuttle you to the nearest public ttransportation. Room had shower only - no tub, lobby dark and quite dreary. Rooms and amenities adequate. The restaurant was much brighter and breakfast surprisingly good. Not one of Hyatt's better properties
We used some points to stay here on arrival from London - we enjoyed Cambridge last time we flew into Boston.
The hotel is not just a long way from everywhere, but the travel links are very poor, either to Downtown Boston or even to Harvard Square - it's definitely taxis only. The hotel advertised a Shuttle Bus service, but this is really limited and not particularly helpful.
On arrival, there was a wedding taking place (actually there seemed to be 2 or 3 weddings) and although we had specifically asked for a quiet room we had been put in a room directly next to the party. The staff were actually very good, getting us a room away from the noise, but from the hotel's atrium set-up I think we were one of the lucky ones.
The room was okay, a bit grotty with a bed that could be folded up into the wall - this compounded our view that this is an events/conference hotel - they probably use the room as a small meeting room when required.
Overall, probably good for large parties, but not so useful for travellers, tourists or even single business travellers.
Don't expect too much
It is a 3 stars hotel, with 3 star price.
Everything will cost you extra, including
on-site garage parking, breakfast, etc.
TripAdvisor Reviews Hyatt Regency Cambridge, Overlooking Boston
Travel Blogs from Cambridge
We got off the plane and went through U.S. Customs. One of the first things I heard in the airport when we landed was the border polices saying 'you got the ammo?' to his colleague - very surreal. After explaining my whole itinerary to the customs officer I was thankfully let into the country. We ordered an uber and got a ride to the hotel in a big …
... Area, but we visited the main campus here in Cambridge and saw the main areas like the Harvard Yard and the library, which is the oldest library in America. We were not allowed to go in the library and neither is any other visitor, which I think is a great thing. If I was a student there trying to study, I wouldn't want some tourist coming in and making noise while I am studying. This library is in ...
... day I was just walking about a bit and wound up in South Boston on Broadway I asked a lady in a shop if I continued down Broadway and turned right would I come back to downtown Boston. She asked me 'so to get to the subway station?' I told her that I was actually hoping to walk back! She said ' okay no, so you're gonna need to get the subway. Just continue on to the end of the road'. I worked it out for myself with the ever-valuable googlemaps app and it was only about a 45 ...
... br> Matt was even happier that night when he ordered steak, we'd winced a bit at seeing $20+ price tags but after wandering for a long time felt it was deserved. Part way through we realised this was only about £13- just moments before a steak bigger than his head arrived, unbelievably he'd gone for the second smallest on the menu, but more predictably he managed to sweat his way through it.
I wasn't jealous at all honest.
Day two ...
... orange line to fine Neptune Oyster at Salem St in Little Italy or North End. This was a Sarah recommendation and guess what, There was a 45 minute wait but as usual well worth it. Delicious local oysters and a shared lobster roll. We chose the cold lobster with mayonnaise rather than hot with butter. Yum yum. Sunday home to get organised for train trip tomorrow to New ...