Why Hyatt Place Is My Favorite Hotel Brand
Hyatt Place, did he say Hyatt Place? He must mean World of Hyatt is his favorite hotel chain right? Nope, I said it and I mean it. Hyatt Place is my favorite hotel brand! I haven’t lost my mind, I swear it. I think the Hyatt Place brand is the best thing since sliced bread. Not St. Regis, Park Hyatt, Conrad or Intercontinental brands, none of those brands hold a candle to my favorite. I promise I have not gone crazy so let’s get into the reasons why I think Hyatt Place is all that and a bag of chips.
Hyatt Place Hotels Are Usually Cost Effective
A while back I talked about how you could get Hyatt rooms for only 2,000 points a night with a promo they were running. You know what most of those hotel options are? Hyatt Place hotels. A large portion of category one locations are Hyatt Place or Hyatt House hotels in the US. You very rarely see Hyatt Place hotels for more than 15,000 points a night, besides in big cities like New York etc. That means most Hyatt Place hotels are on the lower end of the cost spectrum and most are eligible to use a free night certificate at (although I wouldn’t unless it was a category 3 or 4 hotel).
Hyatt Place hotels are usually cheaper on the cash side of things as well. I stayed at the Hyatt Place Daytona Beach for $104 for the night back in February and it was right on the ocean. I also find that Hyatt Place hotels offer amazing cent per point redemptions too. It isn’t all that rare to see a category 1 Hyatt Place going for $150 a night including tax which is 3 cents per point when you redeem 5,000 World of Hyatt points for the stay.
Hyatt Place Is The Most Consistent Brand
It seems like every day a new hotel brand is being created. Why, I have no idea. I think there are way too many brands out there but it is easier to recreate a new one versus refreshing an old one.
As brands grow in age they tend to differentiate from their roots. Or as you get to the nicer brands each property is unique and doesn’t follow the same blue print. Not with Hyatt Place, the room is the same pretty much no matter where you go. And I find comfort in that since I know exactly what I will be getting.
The lobbies have been updated, for the better, in the newest Hyatt Place hotels but the room design has remained pretty much untouched.
Every Room Is A Suite – The All Important Pull Out Couch
If I am being honest this is the biggest key for me and the main reason I love Hyatt Place hotels. Don’t get me wrong there are other all suite hotels but they are not as consistent as Hyatt Place is. But that pull out couch is a life saver for family travel.
If you have a family of 5 then you can somewhat comfortably fit into a Hyatt Place room and not have to rent two rooms, at least in the US. For my family of 4 it allows my son, who moves non stop while sleeping, to get the pull out couch so everyone can spread out a little bit. The queen beds are a little tighter than I would like for adults so me or my wife sleeps with my daughter and the other adult gets their own bed. It consistently makes for some of the most restful sleep we can get while traveling.
Free Breakfast That Isn’t Cereal & Bagels
World of Hyatt made a change a few years ago that only people who book direct get free breakfast at Hyatt Place hotels. I don’t ever see them enforce this rule but they have it. That isn’t an issue for most of us since we book direct with points or cash.
Hyatt Place has a decent free breakfast too. It isn’t just muffins, bagels and cereal like you will see at Holiday Inn or Days Inn etc. They usually have 3 hot plates to choose from plus all of the normal dry options. Bacon or sausage and eggs are a usual staple plus a third option. It isn’t the best bacon and eggs you will ever have but it gets the job done.
My Favorite Hyatt Place Locations
I figured that since I professed my love for Hyatt Place so much I should share some of my favorite locations. These are the ones that stood out to me in my travels:
- Hyatt Place Marathon Key – Getting a hotel in the Florida Keys for only 15,000 points is a mini miracle. The hotel has a restaurant out back that it partners with, two pools and a great view of the marina. My full review is linked above.
- Hyatt Place Daytona Beach – you could call this recency bias but it is really a great location. It is located directly on the beach, is only 12,000 points a night (check for cheap cash rates), and has a nicely appointed pool overlooking the ocean too.
- Hyatt Place Cleveland/West Lake/Crocker Park – This location recently jumped from 5K a night to 8K a night which broke my heart some. Before that it was my favorite category one hotel. It is 30 minutes from downtown but is right in the middle of a very nice outdoor mall which opens a lot of food and entertainment options when staying here.
- Hyatt Place Royal Oak – I have to throw in this hometown option. It recently went from a category one to two as well. In my review I called it the best option in Metro Detroit. It is located in the popular Royal Oak area and is only 20-25 minutes from Downtown Detroit.
As you can see there are many reasons why Hyatt Place is my favorite hotel brand. When I am traveling I do not spend a ton of time in the room and I value function over style. In my opinion this is the best chain out there for family travel which is big chunk of my trips. It is also an affordable option that is the most consistent brand out there.
Sure I like to get bougie from time to time and staying in a Park Hyatt or Intercontinental etc. is always fun. But the hotel I find myself spending the most nights at year after year is Hyatt Place.
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