This past weekend, I went to a convention at Hyatt Regency Dallas. Even though I live less than an hour north of Dallas, I had never been to this hotel before. The hotel costs 12,000 World of Hyatt points, but I booked on a low cash convention rate.
Location and Checking In
Hyatt Regency Dallas is located downtown next to Union Station and the historic Reunion Tower. It is actually connected to both via underground tunnels. The building itself is large and blocky.
Since I am a World of Hyatt Explorist, I received an email a few days prior to checking in asking if I had any room requests. I requested a room with a view of Downtown Dallas.
Upon arrival, I had a speedy check-in at the World of Hyatt counter.
I rode the glass elevator to the 25thfloor.
Riding this elevator was a little freaky for me since I’m afraid of heights. The elevator provided a good view of the 2nd floor restaurants.
But then, I felt like I was Charlie from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory busting through the glass ceiling. The elevator kept going up in parallel with Reunion Tower.
My Room at Hyatt Regency Dallas
I was given a city view room on the 25th floor of the hotel with two queen beds. If you’re a family of five, the room was plenty big enough to add an “extra” kid on the floor.
The hotel surprised me with some treats for being an Explorist.
I also received a card that I could redeem in the coffee shop for another treat during my stay.
The hotel was completely renovated in 2013, and the room and bathroom had a modern feel.
My room had a great view of the Dallas skyline!
My favorite part of the room was the chaise lounge chair by the window.
Watching the various trains go by was mesmerizing. Since I was up so high, the train horns didn’t bother me so much, and they never woke me up.
The pool area was my biggest disappointment. The hotel has an outdoor pool that is very tiny. But, that’s not unusual for hotels located in downtown areas.
It also has a large sundeck. I was hoping for a hot tub, but there is none.
I peeked into the fitness center, and it seemed adequate.
I wish the hotel had a full-service spa. With so many convention goers, having a spa seems like a no-brainer. I totally would have skipped a convention session to take in a spa treatment.
Hyatt Regency Dallas has two full-service restaurants inside the hotel and a 24-hour market/coffee shop. Unfortunately, the hotel does not have a club lounge.
Centennial had a buffet at breakfast and dinner as well as a la carte items. I ate here for breakfast one day.
Parrino’s is a very small Italian restaurant. I ate there for dinner one night, and the food was excellent.
The coffee shop/market in the main lobby has snacks as well as pre-made sandwiches.
The bar also has food items in the afternoon and evening. Also, in the adjacent Reunion Tower, Five Sixty by Wolfgang Puck is open for dinner.
During my convention, all of the restaurants were completely overwhelmed. There were about 1600 people at the convention, and it seemed like the hotel restaurants could not handle us. One night, I ended up ordering room service because I didn’t want to wait an hour for a spot at one of the restaurants. The breakfast crowd was similar, and I was late to my first session of the day. Due to the location of the hotel, there were no restaurants next door to spill into.
Reunion Tower/Nearby Attractions
In the lower level of the hotel, there is an entrance to the Reunion Tower observation deck. Many conference attendees went up to get a better look at Dallas.
Downstairs, there is also a tunnel to get access to the train station.
Once you are at the train station, the stairs and tunnel back to the Hyatt and Reunion Tower are not labeled well.
The hotel is located very close to the JFK Sixth Floor Museum and the grassy knoll. I had a great view of it from my room window.
Overall, I was impressed with Hyatt Regency Dallas. The location is great, and the atrium and glass elevators give the hotel a certain “wow” factor. Even though the pool was small and outside, my kids would have loved this hotel. I’d love to take them here for a Dallas staycation one of these days. Before using points to book this hotel, check for low cash prices.
Nancy lives near Dallas, Texas, with her husband and three kids. Her favorite vacations include the beach, cruising and everything Disney.