It is a good few years since I stayed at this property but wanting somewhere ‘new’ to go for the 4th of July, I thought I would go back. The rate was pretty high when I booked ($225) it came down in the two weeks before I stayed and I was able to rebook for about $175.
You can get to the hotel by either using the hotels own shuttle or the bus that is provided to get to the water taxis and ferries. I chose the second option and in about 10 minutes, after a couple of stops I was dropped off at the bus stop for the ferries right next to the Hyatt.
At check-in the agent was excited as I was booked (using a Hyatt Diamond Suite Upgrade) in the newly refurbished Presidential Suite. I was excited too!
American Airlines, in their slew of flight changes got me in to Boston late in the afternoon and I wish I had longer to enjoy the room.
A proper two-room suite with one-and-a-half bathrooms.
As I opened the door the expansive sitting room, with a large dining table was visible.
The decoration was bright and fresh and the room, illuminated by two large windows was vibrant with colour and textures. The room was decorated with a number of features, making it feel more like a designer home rather than a hotel suite.
The bedroom, featuring the Hyatt bed, was about a half of the size of the living room, so pretty big!
I really liked the two chairs in front of the TV. When bedtime came it provided a different place to sit rather than in the bed. There was a Windows PC and a printer against the wall with the window.
Moving round to the bathroom, which is divided in two parts, I noticed the huge tub and a separate shower:
There was a huge wardrobe and dressing table
I was keen to stay up and see the fireworks so ordered Room Service and waited up. The food arrived quickly and was pretty tasty – steak and cheesecake – who could resist.
The views from the windows are of downtown Boston and on a sunny day, such as the one I was there, are super:
A harbour front walk the next morning showed the true expanse of the views from the area outside the hotel:
I slept well, and there was no audible noise from the airport. Waking early I went for breakfast. As a Diamond Gold Passport the hotels allows you to eat in the restaurant and then zeros out the bill. There was an extensive buffet and no waiting when I arrived. However, by 9am people were having to wait to be seated even when choosing to sit on the terrace. The staff were attentive and refilled coffee and juice without having to ask. They also cooked eggs to order on request and made me a great omelette.
There are a wide range of river services which you can catch or summon from the adjoining pier.
The shuttle back to the airport runs when needed and pretty left 5 minutes after I asked for it in Reception, dropping me right at the correct place to catch my flight back to JFK.
The stay was great and the room lovely, probably my best use of a Diamond Suite Upgrade this year.