Hangzhou's most recognizable and centrally located hotel, the Hyatt Regency combines careful service, comfortable rooms, and a great location. Rooms are sleekly furnished, and the beds are ultrasoft; be sure to ask for a room on an upper floor for unobstructed views. A large pool overlooks West Lake. Inside there's a day spa, as well as excellent Chinese and Western restaurants. About two blocks north is the Hubin Yi Park Dock, where you can catch boats that ply the lake.