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As a Florida resident, I’m always on a lookout for family-friendly hotels in my state that don’t cost an arm and a leg via points. So, I was delighted to find out about two new options coming to our neck of the woods:
The screenshot of a map is to give you an idea on location as well as proximity to Orlando. Let me quickly highlight both hotels.
Paying 8,000 Hyatt points for a hotel that fits (and feeds!) up to six people is a very good deal during high season. Right now you can make reservations through March 8th 2021, so if you know your Spring Break dates, you may want to consider making speculative bookings before Hyatt program switches to peak/off-peak pricing.
It also currently only shows Points+Cash rates, though I suspect it’s a mistake. I’m thinking that calling Hyatt would solve the problem, but let me know. It goes without saying that paying 5,000 Hyatt points per night to stay ten minutes from the beach is one heck of a deal during spring months. There is also Melbourne Zoo to keep your kids entertained.
As always, you can transfer from Chase Ultimate Rewards to Hyatt on 1:1 basis. Even assuming you value UR points at 1.5 cents apiece, that’s an equivalent of paying $75 for a property in Melbourne.
Whether you actually want to stay at either hotel is a different story. I find Hyatt Place properties to be extremely well-designed for families. Having two queen-size beds+sofa bed is always welcome in my book. You won’t be blown away by style of a typical Hyatt Place, but breakfast and cleanliness are usually (though not always) above average. In this case, both locations make for a good/cheap detour option during your Disney vacation.
I admit, I have become somewhat of a Hyatt convert over the last few years. If they just had a better footprint, sigh… But they are improving in that area as well.
Readers, are you tempted by these two new hotels?
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Leana is the founder of Miles For Family. She enjoys beach vacations and visiting her family in Europe. Originally from Belarus, Leana resides in central Florida with her husband and two children.