Hyatt Regency Boston Harbor Review

The Hyatt Regency Boston Harbor is an airport hotel located near Boston’s Logan International. While technically on airport property, it is not connected and requires a shuttle from the terminal. The waterfront property is a large hotel with views either of Boston Harbor and skyline of the city or of the airport.

The property has 270 rooms but only 7 suites so don’t expect much of an upgrade. As it is a Category 4 property, it is a good use of a free night certificate. I believe the hotel originally opened in 1993 but has been renovated more recently. It is far from a modern hotel.


The Hyatt Regency Boston Harbor is located just southwest of the airport. As the crow flies, it is probably about 500 feet from the property to the A gates, but it is about a mile walk or drive to the airport entrance. If you are looking for a hotel connected to the terminal, you would want the Hilton.

The complimentary shuttle will take you to the airport or T (subway) station. There is also a water taxi that you can take across the harbor into the city. Otherwise there is not much around the hotel. An Uber into the city will cost about $20. If you are wanting to explore Boston, this property is not a good choice. The draw is the convenience to the airport.

Check In

I arrived on my flight around midnight and called the hotel to request a shuttle pick up. I was told that one should be arriving shortly, but if I missed it, another would come around in about 20 minutes. I headed to the meeting spot and only had to wait about 3 minutes. I believe the complimentary shuttle will pick you up at any of the terminals. It is only about a 5 minute drive to the hotel.

I was quickly checked in by the front desk staff. I used a free night certificate for my stay. Typically there is a $22 “destination fee“, but it is waived for Globalists and those staying on an award night. It was explained that as a Globalist I had breakfast included. All guests receive a $20 credit for Harborside Grill as part of the destination fee, but as it was already closed for the evening and since my breakfast was included, I was given a $20 credit to use at their small shop that sold snacks and beverages.

I was upgraded to a Harbor View King Bed on the 12th floor. There are three glass elevators at the end of the property that take you to the guest floors.


I was assigned room 1215.

The room is a pretty standard cookie cutter hotel room. There is not exactly a desk in the room, but there are two chairs and a table in addition to the TV table that could be used as a desk.

As this is an older property, it does not have floor to ceiling windows but instead one large window that offers views of the harbor. The hotel advertises noise proofed windows and it was very quiet in the room. The window also has a black out roller curtain and it worked quite well at keeping any light from seeping in.

Back towards the bathroom is a true closet. Additionally there is a mini fridge under the TV.


The bathroom is small but updated.

A small sink offers little in the way of counter space. But there are some luxury touches like a backlit mirror (with clock) and motion activated nightlight on the door.

The tub has been replaced with a glass doored shower. There is only a standard wall mounted shower head. The bath products are all large bottles of Pharmacopia.

For some reason there was only one set of towels. I don’t know if they knew I was traveling alone or if that is their standard practice.


Breakfast is served in the Harborside Grill. I was told as a Globalist I could order off the menu and visit the buffet. No dollar limit was given.

I ended up having the French toast with a side of eggs. I was tempted by the Eggs Benedict with lobster but it sounded like too much. The breakfast was fine but not overly impressive.

My bill came to about $27. I added a tip (it didn’t say one was included) which was not removed from my bill at check out. However, I didn’t use my $20 credit so that covered it. Technically breakfast tip is to be covered by Globalist breakfast benefits.


There is a small gym on the main floor by the elevators. There is no pool.

There is also a nice path along the harbor for those looking to go for a run or walk.

For the most part the hotel was clean and well maintained. However, I noticed there trash just to the right of the main entrance. I’m thinking maybe it was pilled up during snow removal? Either way it was not a good look for the front of a hotel.

I wouldn’t go out of my way to stay at the Hyatt Regency Boston Harbor again. However, if you have a late arrival or an early flight out in the morning, it is very convenient and a place to get a good night sleep.

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