Railfan Motels

Motels & Hotels with a railroad view

CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS (Boston area) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Cambridge, MA - Hyatt Regency Cambridge    (Not Rated) 

Address:   575 Memorial Drive                                          Phone: 617-492-1234

Location/ Directions: From Mass Pike:  Take exit 18 - Allston/Cambridge (left hand exit). Follow the signs for Cambridge.  Cross the River Street Bridge, exit right at the end of the bridge onto Memorial Drive.  Hyatt is 1/2 mile up on Memorial Drive (Route 3) on the left hand side.  Turn left at the traffic light to access our Cambridge Hyatt entrance and parking garage.

Average Price (Checked Nov 2010):   $250.00+                AAA Rated:    YES      Stars: ***3***

About Hotel: 15-Stories, 470-Rooms, Interior Corridors, Plush Grand Beds / 37” flat screen TV /iHome stereo with iPod docking station, Outdoor balconies and patios, Pet-friendly,24 hour StayFit gym overlooking the Boston skyline, Indoor lap pool with sundeck / sauna / eucalyptus steam rooms, Seasonal bike rentals / massage services, Walk / jog / bike trails along the Charles River, 37” flat screen TV, iHome stereo with iPod docking station, Spacious ergonomic workstation, Digital individual climate control, Video on-demand in-room entertainment, Voicemail,  hairdryer,  Rollaway (upon request with applicable fee), High-speed T3 Wi-Fi and wired Internet (fee),  Full size in-room safe, Turndown service (upon request), Two telephones with message light, Coffee maker, Iron / ironing board, Crib (upon request), In-room dining service,  24 hour Business Center / Wi-Fi, Complimentary Cambridge shuttle Service (select destinations), Concierge / Hyatt E-Concierge / Multilingual Staff.

Railroad View:  Fair.  Trains can be seen passing in between buildings.  Higher rooms will give you a better view.  Rooms on the rear (north side) are preferred for a decent railroad view.  The choice rooms would be on the west side that have a patio (that "step looking" roof is actually individual patios), these "Patio Rooms" offer an outdoor view of the rail line with the addition of the Charles River bridge the trains pass over to access Boston.   

Railroads past Hotel:   CSX / MBTA / Amtrak (Lake Shore Ltd # 448 + # 449).

Notes:  This motel has not been rated by RailfanMotels.com 

Comments: 

Photo Comment:  The aerial view shows the hotel (top of the photo) along with the rail line that consists of 1-main track, and 2-sidings (1 in service & 1 out of service). I am not sure of the train frequency on this portion of this line.