Hyatt Regency Boston Financial District Hotel

, Boston, United States
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Hyatt Regency Boston Financial District Hotel

4 star

Rooms: 500

1 Avenue de Lafayette - Boston - Massachusetts - 02111 - United States Hotel Website | 617 912 1234
776 Traveller

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7/10
Nice room
Submitted by: Jeff Luzius in 08/06/05
  • Age Group: 31 - 40
  • From: United States
  • Traveller type: Business Traveller
A nice hotel, room was a little on the small side but very nice.

Historical Traveller Reviews of Hyatt Regency Boston Financial District Hotel

Great people and service!

from A TripAdvisor Member
The Hyatt Regency, Boston, is full of great people and wonderful service! Their hotel is also close to shopping and the "T" so it is easy to travel anywhere in Boston. Would recommend to all!

Some Notes, Cons, and Pros

from A TripAdvisor Member
We booked through hotwire for $92-98/$102ish after tax per night, and stayed 2 nights in May, 2004.

GENERAL NOTES:

The hotel entrance being located in an unusal basement level-- it was a bit inconvenient having to walk/escalate down to the basement level entrance to take yet another elevator up to the ground lobby floor. The lobby is without windows and somewhat reminicent of 'English Lodge' type lighting. But it's just a lobby and we didn't mind so much.

The first room we were assigned smelled a bit mildewy/old, and we request another, which was better, on the 18th floor.

The bathroom needs some attention--it showed wear, some darkening of caulk around the tub, tiles, etc.

CONS:
Our biggest complaint-- lack of high speed internet(HSI) access. There is internet access via TV and a keyboard provided for some $10 until next day at noon, but it is merely a dialup modem access and painstakingly slow. We requested to cancel within minutes of signing up, and was not charged. We were told that HSI access is available at the bussiness center(don't quite recall, but we paid $35 or so for an hour acess there). HSI access is available via ethernet cable on suites, located on the top levels(19-22?), for $35/day.

TV screen was surprisingly small--19inch?

PROS:

Location: we felt safe around the block, and Boston Commons has the best access to the T(subway). Red and Green (possibly other lines too) intersect here, so we were able to just walk over to the approporiate station, instead of riding a line to a transfer station and transferring to different lines.

Access to Boston Commons shopping area in the next block was convenient, (Filene's was a block away), and Chinatown is a few blocks away with many restaurants.

We enjoyed the room--it was one of the most spacious standard hotel room (250-300sf?), at least 50% bigger than what I'm used to from other Hyatts(scottsdale, La Jolla, Lake Las Vegas, etc)

Our particular room was very pleasantly color coordinated. The best part was the classic beige/tan carpet that made the room that much brighter and cozy. It is a small detail, but it is rare phenomenon as hotels probably find darker shades more economical to maintenance. (This probably will change when they undergo renovations in Nov.04)

Great view through large wall sized windows overlooking the Boston skyline.

It probably deserves about 3 1/2 star rating. It's a little lacking for a four star Hyatt, but not quite a 3 star level of holiday Inns.

Perfectly Fine Hotel

from Gemini4
I booked this hotel through Priceline ($50 night!). I was a little nervous after reading some reviews on TripAdvisor, but was pleasantly surprised when I checked in. The hotel staff were very friendly, the room was huge (especially for Boston), and the hotel was very clean.

It's located about 1 block away from the Downtown Crossing T stop; centrally located - near great bars/restaurants such as Mantra, News and Silvertone.

Stay here only with a priceline rate

from JoePizza
I stayed here recently through Priceline.
I had heard that the hotel was in a bad area, but it really isn't terrible. I walked around at 11, 11:30 at night and felt fine. A few vagrants here and there, but being from NYC, this did not bother me too much. The hotel is a 5 minute walk from Boston Common and maybe another 10 minutes to Beacon Hill, which was lots of independent shopping and cute bistros. The down overlay on the beds is a nice touch. The Boston Globe (including Sundays) arrives daily. Service was fine, but it is VERY, and I mean very annoying to have to enter through the parking garage and then take the elevator up to the lobby, then walk to another set of elevators to get to your room. Hyatt needs to address this. The shower has a seating area which is a nice touch. Also, given the area, I was not happy to see no security at late hours, anyone could have walked in. The rooms are showing a bit of wear and tear (noticed a leaky ceiling) but if you book through Priceline grab it. The rooms are pretty spacious but the TV was small. I didn't try the restaurant as it looked to expensive and the dining options in Boston are superb. I'd like to stay in central Boston next time, but again, for $40, you can't beat this.

Had a very pleasant stay...

from A TripAdvisor Member
The hotel was taken over by Hyatt last year (was Swisshotel) and an extensive renovation will begin in the fall (according to front desk staff). I got my room at a very low rate from Priceline, but wouldn't have been upset even if I had paid more. My room was fairly spacious, had a decent view (18th floor facing toward Boston Common), had an easy chair in addition to desk/chair area, and a bathrobe. The furniture is a little worn, but still fine, and the beds are very comfortable (thick down overlay on top of mattress that feels great to sink into, in addition to comforter on top, and triple-sheeted with quality linens). Front desk person said that all formerly twin-bedded rooms have been replaced with 2 doubles--which takes care of the complaints by some other reviewers. The hallway areas are attractive with large windows at each end. Lobby is fine (on third floor, which in a large city is a safer arrangement--fewer non-guests wandering in from the street). Construction of hotel is solid--not much hallway noise or noise between rooms. Location is only a few blocks from shopping, Boston Common, South Station, Chinatown--but bear in mind that no location in Boston is near everywhere you'll want to go. I had a very pleasant stay, and when Hyatt renovates, the hotel should be even better. In the meantime, if you get a good rate at this hotel, it's a very good value. There are some dreadful (and tiny) rooms in Boston at very high rates, but mine at the Hyatt was, thankfully, not one of them.

sos so

from A TripAdvisor Member
The Hotel is about a 15 minute walk to Quincy Market and 20 to the Aquarium. The Hotel is good but you won't be overwhelmed by anything. The rooms could use some updating and light but were clean. The staff was helpful if asked but sometimes it seemed to be a bother. The restaurant as with all hotel restaurtants was pricey and not great. There was not a alot of restaurants right around the hotel other than fast food. The fitness center was nice as was the pool. I would avoid staying on the pool floor as the chlorine will overwhelm you. All and all I would chalk this up as a "place to sleep" and nothing more.

Depressing

from A TripAdvisor Member
Find something else if you can. The pictures online make this place look magnifiscent, but this place is anything but. The hotel is dark and dim inside, and you have to enter through the parking garage, and then take an elevator up to the actual lobby, which started to get really annoying. I wouldn't say this place is a dump, the room is fine: dark, and crowded, but certainly not dirty. The people inside were nice enough, (certainly nothing to write home about) and the highlight of our stay was the $50 massage we booked after a nice relaxing swim in the pool and jacuzzi which was infested with children, but really not that bad. The location wasn't the best, for what we wanted to do, which was be in the center of it all, shopping, nightlife, dinner, dancing, etc. It sucked actually. 15 minute just to get..... anywhere really, which is fine is your trying to improve your cardio or shape up your thighs, but not good if you're two young women walking to a bar, or catching a bite to eat later in the evening.
Overall Boston is a great, fun little getaway, but the hotel was ugly, dull and boring and cost way more than was it had to offer.

Very good.

from GummyTraveler
When I first booked my hotel room through hotwire (for only $98 a night!) ... I was afraid this hotel would be a horror... To my delight... it was great! ... The service was good. Just check your bed if you're picky... our king sized bed was SLIGHTLY sunken in... VERY CONVIENENT TOO... I'd stay there again purely for the convience!

Get real people, if you want to shop and go to the theatre this is it.

from A TripAdvisor Member
We've been to Boston many times as a family but this is the first time I went down with the "Girls", to do a little sight seeing, SHOPPING, and the to see a play. MY husband picked the Hyatt and it was a great pick. We wanted to go to downtown crossing to start our shopping spree, they told us to go through the underground parking lot to the other side and when we emerged, low and behold MACY'S was right in front of us. We were a 10 mins walk from the theatre district, Same to Boston Commons, and about a 20 mins and very enjoyable walk to Quincy Market. Newburry St. was about a 15 mins walk to the East end of the street.
The room was better than average with a good sized bathroom.(Important for 4 women) The Hotel staff was very proffessional and helpful. A side not I was told by other hotel guest's that the restaurant in the hotel was very good, but as this was the first trip to boston for 2 of my partners we decided to do the Harbor. Bottom line nice place with a great location for downtown.

I got this room on priceline for $40 bucks

from A TripAdvisor Member
I guess I'll give more deals one I complete my stay at the hotel. The price on priceline was a great deal for $40 bucks and I've read the other reviews and I will take everything into mind...Thanks

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  • Address: 1 Avenue de Lafayette - Boston - Massachusetts - 02111 - United States
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