If you have more than four people in your family, you understand how difficult it can be to find a standard hotel room on points that sleeps the whole family. A few months ago, I wrote about the best Hilton hotels for large families. Per reader request, I am tackling the other hotel brands. Today, I continue this series with the best Hyatt hotels for families of five or more.
Within the Hyatt brand, Hyatt Place hotels offer standard rooms that fit six people with two queen beds and a sofa bed. Hyatt Place hotels offer free breakfast, and most are pet-friendly.
Hotels Near Theme Parks
Orlando, FL area:
Hyatt Place Orlando/Lake Buena Vista—Located in the Disney Springs area, this hotel is a steal at 12,000 World of Hyatt points per night. It has a free shuttle to the Disney Parks and a heated outdoor pool and Jacuzzi. I recommend booking a standard room and then calling the hotel to see if you can upgrade to a family room with bunk beds.
Hyatt Place Orlando/Universal—This hotel is within walking distance to the Universal parks, or you can take the free shuttle. It costs 8,000 points per night. The hotel is an official Universal Partner Hotel, so you can get discounts on merchandise and food inside the Universal parks.
Tampa, FL area:
Hyatt Place Tampa/Busch Gardens—This hotel is only one mile from Busch Gardens and has a free shuttle. It’s a bargain at 8000 points per night.
Anaheim, CA area:
Hyatt Place at Anaheim Resort/Convention Center—This hotel costs 12,000 points and is within walking distance of Disneyland! Ask the front desk if you can upgrade to a family suite with bunk beds.
San Diego, CA area:
Hyatt Place San Diego/Vista Carlsbad—For only 8000 points per night, you can stay just a few miles from Legoland California and the beach! My family visited this area a few years ago, and we had a total blast.
Blomington, MN area:
Hyatt Place Minneapolis Airport-South—This hotel is located just one mile from the Mall of America and offers a free shuttle to the mall and the airport. It’s the perfect way to go car-free on a vacation, and it’s only 8000 points per night. See my blog post about visiting Nickelodeon Universe.
Hotels On/Near the Beach
Hyatt Place Daytona Beach Oceanfront—My family stayed here in 2015, and my kids are begging to go back! The hotel is in such a great location of the quiet, white-sand beach, away from the crowds of Daytona Beach. The outdoor pool and hot tub are steps away from the beach. 12,000 points per night.
Hyatt Place Los Cabos, Mexico—This hotel costs only 5000 points per night and gets fantastic reviews on TripAdvisor! My family had a few days reserved at this hotel this past summer, but we ended up changing our plans. The hotel is located across the street from the beach and would be convenient for exploring Cabo San Lucas.
Hyatt Place Dewey Beach—Located just one block from the beach in Delware, this location is close to many restaurants and water activities. It has an indoor heated pool and costs 15,000 points per night.
Hyatt Place Waikiki Beach—This hotel is an incredible deal for Hawaii at just 12,000 points per night! It’s a very short walk to the beach and a great location to explore Oahu. Be aware that standard award rooms book up far in advance.
Hotels in Big Cities
Hyatt Place Denver/Downtown—Located near the 16th Street Mall, this location is perfect for exploring the city. You can take the light rail from the airport and walk to downtown restaurants and entertainment. 12,000 points per night.
Hyatt Place Washington DC/National Mall—This hotel is within walking distance to museums and monuments, and it has easy access to public transportation. Based on the high cost of hotels in Washington D.C., this hotel is a bargain at 12,000 points per night.
Hyatt Place Chicago/Midway Airport—With free parking, free airport shuttle and close proximity to the orange line, this hotel’s location can’t be beat for a Chicago getaway, especially if you are arriving via Southwest Airlines. It costs just 8000 points per night.
Hyatt Place Las Vegas—This is the perfect place to stay on points with a family. It has a free shuttle to and from the airport as well as the strip. My family stayed here on a layover on our way home from Hawaii, and I wouldn’t hesitate to stay here for a future family trip to Las Vegas. 8000 points per night.
What About Hyatt Resorts for Large Families?
The hotels listed above are modern, comfortable and convenient for large families. But what if you are looking for more of a resort stay with a spa and lazy river?
From my experience, several Hyatt resorts will allow large families to stay in a standard room if you use existing bedding. That means you will want to bring a blow-up mattress for your “extra” kid. My family has done this without issue at several Hyatt resort, including Hyatt Regency Coconut Point and Hyatt Regency Lost Pines. I recommend that you speak to the hotel’s front desk about this, not Hyatt’s national reservation line.
You can also reserve a suite at most Hyatt resorts for more points and ask for a rollaway bed.
Accumulating World of Hyatt Points from Credit Cards
Chase Sapphire Preferred Card—This card is in our affiliate network and currently offers 50,000 bonus points after spending $4000 in the first three months. The annual fee is waived the first year. Chase Ultimate Rewards points can be transferred to Hyatt at a 1:1 ratio. This card is subject to Chase/s 5/24 rule. See this post for more details.
Chase Hyatt Visa—This card has 40,000 bonus points after spending $2000 in the first three months. The $75 annual fee is not waived, but you receive a free night certificate good at any Category 1-4 hotel each year on your anniversary.
Families of five or more, do you have any favorite Hyatt locations not listed above?
Nancy lives near Dallas, Texas, with her husband and three kids. Her favorite vacations include the beach, cruising and everything Disney.