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Hyatt Regency Boston
Ranked #33 of 83 Hotels in Boston
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London, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Better than expected”
Reviewed 28 November 2013

After reading other reviews on tripadvisor I stayed at this hotel with some trepidation, it was booked through business so I had no choice weather to stay or not.
I was very pleasantly surprised, people had complained about the split levels, you have to take a lift (elevator) to the 3rd floor where the reception is located. This is not at all a problem. There is a well staffed concierge service on the ground floor to assist in with any luggage and to direct you.

The room was pleasant enough and spacious, the en-suit was clean and again a good size. The bed was comfortable and the AC was effective and quite. It made for a good night sleep.

The hotel restaurant had a good menu in terms of selection but it really was a bit on the expensive side. Over priced by about 20% given the other restaurants in the immediate area. Having said that the food and the service was very good but still there's only so much someone should be charged for a stack of pan cakes...

The major major negative for me was being charge extra for the Wifi access in the guest rooms!!! its 2013, please move with the times.

The last thing I will say is that the rooms seem to be a bit hit and miss, a few colleagues were staying at the same time and certainly did not report their rooms being to the same standard of mine, my advice, if your not happy with your room, ask to swap as they do have nice ones else where in the hotel.

Room Tip: seems to be the higher the better. 18th floor was very nice.
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled on business
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RoyalSonestaBoston, Public Relations Manager at Hyatt Regency Boston, responded to this review, 8 December 2013
Hi MIABear7, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your feedback on your most recent stay at Hyatt Regency Boston. We are delighted to hear that your experience was a positive one, with delicious pancakes! We pride ourselves on being readily available to each and every guest, and are happy to help with anything you may need. Your referral is our biggest compliment and we look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to Boston. Warm wishes, Emily
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Lancaster, NH
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2013 via mobile

Great service, clean, convenient location. Easy walk into downtown area and adjacentent to Chinatown. Was a bit noisy - Could hear people in halls. BUT, why charge for basic internet and why minibar instead of fridge?

  • Stayed November 2013
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RoyalSonestaBoston, Public Relations Manager at Hyatt Regency Boston, responded to this review, 8 December 2013
Hi CharlieLancaster_NH, Thank you so much for your review. I'm sorry to hear that you experienced a few annoyances during your recent stay. I truly apologize. As of January 1st, 2014 all guestrooms will come equipped with mini-refrigerators for personal use. Your review on the matter is invaluable. Please be in touch during your next visit to Boston. We’d love a chance to welcome you back and make sure that your stay is as enjoyable as possible. Best, Emily qualitybosto@hyatt.com
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Anaheim, California
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Reviewed 26 November 2013

Good location. Very friendly staff who were helpful with directions, suggestions, etc. Rooms were clean and in good condition and up to date. They even accomodated our request for adjoining rooms. Indoor pool was fun for the kids.

Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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RoyalSonestaBoston, Public Relations Manager at Hyatt Regency Boston, responded to this review, 8 December 2013
Hi Tara P, Thank you so much for your review. No request is too big or too small for us here at Hyatt Regency Boston and I'm delighted to read that your request for an adjoining room was fulfilled. We look forward to welcoming you back to Boston, soon. The pool is open for splashing year-round! Best, Emily
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Mount Pearl, Canada
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Reviewed 25 November 2013

We stayed at the Hyatt Regency Boston from Nov 19-22nd. The location of the hotel is very good with some decent shopping in the area and Boston commons a mere 5 minute walk. We did not eat anything in the area but there are a few options and also a drugstore very near by.

We were put up in room on the 6th floor that was very dated. I asked for a room on a higher floor but was told the hotel was full and we could not be accommodated. Our room did not have a bar fridge but according to other reviews this did not matter as we would have been billed if we tried to use it for personal storage (which is the only reason we'd use it) anyways. The windows in our room were a little drafty and when we turned the heat down the room cooled quickly. This was fine for us as we like a cool room to sleep but I'm not sure how it would be in the room if it were very cold outside.

No free internet was a nuisance as we were forced to use a roaming plan on our cell phones to ascertain any info we needed.

This hotel is set up for business travelers. We did not have our kids with us and would not stay at this property if we did.

Staff were friendly and when we were leaving we rode in the elevator and had our bags tended on by Willie. It was our last contact with hotel staff and by far our most pleasant. Willie was a very nice and funny guy who made us feel very comfortable upon our departure. He is truly an asset to the team at this Hyatt Regency. Thanks and all the best Willie.

Overall a decent stay but we would not return to this property.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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RoyalSonestaBoston, Public Relations Manager at Hyatt Regency Boston, responded to this review, 8 December 2013
Hi Jeff D, Thank you so much for taking the time to post your detailed review. It is feedback like yours that helps us to improve each and every day. I apologize that we were unable to accommodate your request to move to a higher floor. We are working to make our guestrooms more comfortable and are implementing mini-refrigerators for personal use and room renovations come 2014. We will certainly pass on your well wishes to Willie; our associates are truly our best assets. Please be in touch during your next visit to Boston. We’d love a chance to welcome you back and make your stay more enjoyable. Best, Emily
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Baltimore
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167 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2013

This hotel is in an area that is in the theater district and near Chinatown. The service is quite good but the rooms are tired and worn. At lead tours was. We were upgraded to a Lafayette suite which was nice but the furniture looked like something out of the late 80's with scratches and carpet that was bunched up. We could not keep the room warm enough even though there were two controls that were set on 80. The bathroom was a big disappointment with a tub and shower right out of the 80's. Although we fixed the shower curtain properly, water spilled over to the floor no matter what we did. Finally the lighting in the bathroom was horribly inadequate. We turned on one of the two large screen TV's on only to find not a digital channel to be had just fuzzy analog channels. Why offer these nice TV's without any digital channels? The coffee maker was one of those flimsy one use drip things that makes you wonder why hotels think their guests like these machines or the coffee they produce. There was a big warning sign outside the minibar about being charged for even moving an item but the minibar was completely empty. A few good things, the bed was comfortable and the wifi free. Every employee we had interaction with was very friendly and welcoming. I also want to say that the gym was inadequate in terms of the machines.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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RoyalSonestaBoston, Public Relations Manager at Hyatt Regency Boston, responded to this review, 8 December 2013
Hi Nick P, Thank you for taking the time to post about your recent stay at Hyatt Regency Boston. I am thrilled to here that your interactions with our associates and the service that they provided were exceptional. We are working hard to match our guestrooms to the quality of our associates, making them more comfortable and more in-line with our guest expectations. We are implementing mini-refrigerators for personal use beginning in the new year with and room renovations following. Please be in touch during your next visit to Boston. We’d love a chance to welcome you back and make your stay more enjoyable. Best, Emily
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London, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
81 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2013 via mobile

We stayed after finding a deal on Trivargo.com.

We had a 17th floor king size room and enjoyed the long mornings there, great views and very good service at check in and concierge.

It is central, near theaterland and close to Chinatown.

Only flaws are that there are odd street level to lobby then lobby to rooms lifts. Also wifi charged in rooms but free in lobby.

Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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RoyalSonestaBoston, Public Relations Manager at Hyatt Regency Boston, responded to this review, 8 December 2013
Hi ajh1987, Thank you so much for your five-star review! We are delighted to hear you enjoyed our guest rooms, amenities and high level of service. We look forward to welcoming you back! Best, Emily
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Goettingen, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2013

Got a 60% off price by bidding at priceline.com for this 4-star hotel located one block from
"Park street" subway (T) station-excellent deal! Clean and pleasant room and bathroom, comfortable beds, unusual entrance hall. The only small issue is the "shady" characters on the streets near the hotel during late evenings - not dangerous though. Didn't check the restaurant, but was surprised by early closing time for the bar. Breakfast is not included. The hotel has a very diverse mix of guests. Very expensive parking, but maybe standard for Boston.
Very good experience overall.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled solo
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RoyalSonestaBoston, Public Relations Manager at Hyatt Regency Boston, responded to this review, 8 December 2013
Hello EuropeanInUSA, Thank you for your post on your recent stay! We are delighted to hear you enjoyed our clean and comfortable guest rooms, as well as our central location. Thank you for choosing Hyatt Regency Boston; we look forward to welcoming you back! Best, Emily
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Property: Hyatt Regency Boston
Address: 1 Avenue de Lafayette, Boston, MA 02111-1739
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Region: United States > Massachusetts > Boston > Downtown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#10 Green Hotel in Boston
#24 Luxury Hotel in Boston
#31 Family Hotel in Boston
#35 Romantic Hotel in Boston
#43 Business Hotel in Boston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:4 star — Hyatt Regency Boston 4*
Number of rooms: 502
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Discover the city's downtown destination, Hyatt Regency Boston, where luxury and convenience collide. Steps from Boston's most desirable area-attractions such as the Boston Common, Faneuil Hall, and Boston's famous shopping destination, Newbury Street, the hotel sits at the edge of the city's excitement. Tour the Freedom Trail, visit the Museum of Fine Arts, or catch a game at historic Fenway Park, all just minutes from Hyatt Regency Boston. Experience Boston's exhilarating 24-hour neighborhood and burgeoning restaurant scene that includes our casually chic restaurant, Avenue One. Relax in our heated, indoor saline pool and stay energized in the StayFit Gym. Convenient to the Theater District, the Financial District and attached to Macy's for convenient shopping, our downtown Hyatt hotel is also a 10 to 15 minute walk to the South End, Back Bay, the Charles River Esplandade, and is connected to the "T," Boston's mass transit system. ... more   less 
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