Fodor's Expert Review Hyatt Regency Boston Harbor

101 Harborside Dr., Boston, Massachusetts, 02128, USA, Boston, Massachusetts 02128, USA See on Map

Located on the waterfront in East Boston, the Hyatt Regency caters mostly to guests flying in and out of Logan International Airport, which encompasses almost half of the East Boston neighborhood. While Eastie is largely a residential area rather than a tourist-y one, the Hyatt is a real gem in the area, and shouldn't be overlooked. Half the rooms at the Hyatt Regency Boston Harbor have sweeping views of either the city skyline or the ocean; the others overlook planes taking off and landing. Another bonus: East Boston is one of the best food neighborhoods in the city, if you're willing to get out and explore.

King Harborview Guest Room
Photo: King Harborview Guest Room

room

Soundproof rooms, which are newly renovated, offer guests a modern, yet warm and inviting environment. They have the signature Hyatt Beds, 55" HDTV's, iHome clock radios, and coffeemakers. Each guest room offers a new work desk with pop-up electrical plugs, plus LED lighting and bedside electrical outlets.

King Harborview Guest Room
Photo: King Harborview Guest Room

bathroom

Bathrooms are newly-renovated and clean, with Kenet MD amenities and a hair dryer.

lobby

The lobby of the Hyatt Regency Boston Harbor is a tasteful and welcoming area, filled with rich, deep wood and masculine colors/ Sprawling windows show the stunning view of East Boston and the city's skyline. Continue down steps into the hotel's restaurant, the Harborside Grill.

gym

The 24-hour fitness center has plenty of treadmills, ellipticals, Stairmasters, and other workout machines, as well as free weights, exercise balls and yoga equipment. If you'd prefer to do yoga in your guest room, Hyatt provides YogaAway so you can use your room TV to practice.

YOU SHOULD KNOW If you've forgotten your workout gear, just speak to the hotel's Fitness Concierge. They can also provide you with a jogging map if you'd prefer to get out of the gym.

Patio fire pits at dusk
Photo: Patio fire pits at dusk

dining

The Harborside Grill is the hotel's on-site restaurant, serving seafood and farm-to-table fare. They also have a very pretty patio.

On a warm evening, curl up by the fire pits on the Harborside's patio and catch a stunning view of the city skyline.

Patio fire pits at dusk
Photo: Patio fire pits at dusk
Skyline Ballroom Dusk
Photo: Skyline Ballroom Dusk

drinking

The Harborside Grill Lounge is the hotel's bar, where travelers can sip a cocktail and relax.

Skyline Ballroom Dusk
Photo: Skyline Ballroom Dusk

LOCATION

Getting Around

While the Hyatt isn't walking distance from downtown Boston, some of the city's biggest attractions are just a couple T stops away. As a major convenience, the hotel operates its own 24-hour shuttle to all Logan Airport terminals and the airport MBTA stop on the Blue Line. There is also a water taxi that can take you from the hotel to Downtown Boston, though you may have to end up waiting a few minutes for its arrival. If you're driving in East Boston, be conscious that the area can be a bit confusing to navigate.

Restaurants

East Boston is one of the best neighborhoods for food in the city of Boston. For what many call the best pizza in the city, head to Santarpio's (10-minute drive), an Eastie institution. If you want hefty plates of pasta that'll have you needing a nap, head to Rino's Place (9-minute drive), but be prepared to wait in line...for a while. (You have a much better chance at getting in quicker for lunch than dinner.) For traditional Mexican cuisine, try Angela's Cafe (9-minute drive), also a neighborhood favorite.

Bars

KO Pies at the Shipyard (14-minute drive) is a very fun spot serving Australian meat pies (and a few great vegetarian ones, to boot). They've got a fun and casual patio where guests lounge and drink beer, but keep in mind that they close at 10 p.m. and aren't open on Mondays and Tuesdays. Cunard Tavern (11-minute drive) is a new restaurant and bar in the Jeffries Point neighborhood that serves plenty of craft beers. For a back-to-basics dive bar filled with locals, head to Eddie C's (11-minute drive) in Maverick Square.

WHY WE LIKE IT

If you're looking to stay directly in East Boston, or in the proximity of Logan International Airport, the Hyatt is definitely the best option.

QUICK FACTS

Business
270 rooms
Breakfast yes
Lunch yes
Dinner yes
Bar yes
Cafe no
Room Service yes
$$
Gym
yes
Valet Parking,Parking Lot
Yes

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 617-568–1234;800-233–1234

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