Hyatt Regency Cambridge, Overlooking Boston

Address: 575 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 02139-4896, United States | 4 star hotel
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This 4 star hotel, located on 575 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, is near Charles River, Charles River Bike Path, Beacon Street, and Boston University Observatory.
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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.

    Avoid It


    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.

    Spinnaker Restaurant


    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 is highly priced, service is slow and food is horrible.

    good luck if you want to try it anyway....

    Breathtaking views


    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

    3.50 of 5 stars Very Good

    Travel Blogs from Cambridge

    Arriving in Boston

    A travel blog entry by sammiallouni on Sep 16, 2015

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    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 …

    The last day

    A travel blog entry by jsbengel on Aug 02, 2014

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    ... room to chill for a second. Around 3, we went back out and saw some shops that we wanted to see, then stopped at an irish pub and watched the Red Sox v Yankees 4 pm 2nd game of the series. The Sox did not look that good today (and eventually lost), but we saw Cespedes first start since the trade this week. Around 6, the girls met us at the Nike store and Ala, Copey and I got new shoes. We proceeded to clean up and then go to Legal Seafoods for our second ...

    Out and about in Boston

    A travel blog entry by maighreadquirke on May 23, 2014

    2 comments, 2 photos

    ... involved but I'm sure there's a faster way! Walking back I realised I still had the sticker for the the guided tour of the Boston tea party museum! How to look like an out'n'out tourist! so I made it back and had a chat with the French girl! Tiredness has now hit me but I am fuming! The girl in the bunk above me files and clips her nails- with little to no concern as to where here shavings are going ) couch! My bed! First full day down and I have a better I idea if Boston! Onwards and ...

    A Brief & Recent History of Africa

    A travel blog entry by pauljkuhne on Dec 25, 2013

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    ... After Kenyatta, Kenya was ruled by Daniel arap Moi who managed to hold onto the presidency until 2002. Botswana is one of the few countries that seems to have a history that's not worth mentioning, because it has been politically stable and had high economic growth.

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    Ducking around Boston

    A travel blog entry by definaclan on Sep 13, 2013

    2 comments, 6 photos

    ... opened, which meant that Aidan was definitely not able to do the tour. Connor and I went aboard, lead by a very young lady from the navy who was about to rotate out to VF11 as a avionics technician. Go girl!

    We were proudly told that Ironsides had not been defeated in any of her battles so she is the only undefeated team in Boston (33-0). We did the cannon (oops, gun) deck (cannon on land, gun on water), and then down to the deck with ...