Hyatt Regency, Orlando Airport Review

During my visit to the US at the end of August I had two stays booked at the Hyatt Regency Orlando Airport. I’ve been visiting this hotel for several years, attracted by easy upgrades on airlines to/from the holiday destination and usually pretty good rates. The hotel is actually in the airport and so no shuttle bus is needed.

A short 10 minute walk and train shuttle service gets you to the area above the B side security lines, where the hotel is located.

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Walking past the fountain and up the escalator and you are at the large reception desk. A quick check-in, and walking away with my Breakfast voucher as a Diamond member I was quickly off to my room. You need to use your room key to get to your floor.

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Typically the hotel uses its largest rooms as upgrades, although on my second visit I got a large room, equivalent to an Executive suite.

First Room

The room was nice and the air con effective. The only slightly odd this was that the wired internet connection was next to the TV, making it useless when working at the desk. The WiFi worked fine however, but is clearly slower.

In the morning I walked to Breakfast in the restaurant on the 9th floor through the light and airy corridors. The area shown below used to host the Regency Club, but this has been removed several years ago.

The buffet was large with lots of hot and cold options. The staff were attentive and I enjoyed the meal:

There is a swimming pool with an outside seating area:

It has views of the runways:

Second Room

I had contacted the hotel via Twitter in advance of my visit warning them that I would arrive at around 1am, and I wonder if this is how I scored the upgrade.

The second room was ‘L’ shaped and had views of the concourse, although the window was very close to the balcony of the room next door:

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The bathroom was large:

Both rooms were very quiet and I had a good night’s sleep.

Summary
I would recommend the hotel for its location and price. The staff and service is above average and I like the full buffet breakfast as a Diamond