On the heels of the Hyatt award category adjustment announcement, and at the request of a reader, I’m sharing my favorite Hyatt properties. My family has stayed at so many Hyatt properties that I’ve lost count. It’s our go-to brand for almost all of our trips. We’ve stayed in numerous Hyatt Place locations that are unglamorous but consistent, and several Hyatt Regency locations that are in the best locations. While we’ve never really had a “bad” stay at a Hyatt property, it was tough to pick our favorites. But, a few properties really stand out. (Also, see Leana’s recent Hyatt post here).
Andaz Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo
My family’s very favorite Hyatt property is Andaz Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo. There’s not even a question if it’s at the top of our list. Everyone in my family agrees.
We went there for spring break in 2020 right as the world was starting to shut down. We loved the beaches, the pools, the large rooms, the breakfast buffet, the monkeys, the hats, the vibe….everything! See my full review here.
We booked this resort for 15k points a night. Unfortunately, it will cost 25k a night go forward.
Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa
My family has only been to Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa once. But, if we lived closer like Leana does, we would be back for sure.
This is a property that has it all–fabulous pools, water slides, lazy river, and a great beach! We loved the boat ride over to Big Hickory Island. See my full review here.
Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa
Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa is one of those resorts that you never have to leave once you get there. This resort just screams “Texas!” We stayed there twice on points–once during July 4th, and once for New Year’s. Hyatt really pulls out all the stops for recreation at this resort. We had fireworks, shows, a game truck and a legitimate carnival! My husband and I also got a much needed date night by using Camp Hyatt for the kids. Fortunately, this resort is just a few hours driving distance from our home.
Hyatt Place Daytona Beach – Oceanfront
Yes, a Hyatt Place property is on my list! Hyatt Place Daytona Beach – Oceanfront is no ordinary Hyatt Place. Every room has an ocean view! You can’t beat the view, the location, the pool, the hot tub, the free breakfast, and the price! After my family stayed here, we were inspired to come back to Daytona Beach for 3 weeks during the summer! This property is only 12k points a night.
Hyatt Regency Orlando International Airport
I can’t leave out Hyatt Regency Orlando International Airport from my list. My family has stayed there so many times for convenience before or after a cruise or a Disney trip. It’s actually inside the airport, so it doesn’t get more convenient than that. It costs 15k a night, and we can use our World of Hyatt credit card free night certificates for this property.
How to Get Hyatt Points
Chase has a World of Hyatt personal card as well as a business card. In addition, you can altransfer Chase Ultimate Rewards from many cards (like Chase Sapphire Preferred or Chase Ink Business Preferred) to Hyatt.
Are you surprised by my Top 5 list?
How does my family travel so much? We use miles and points from credit card bonuses. See my Travel Hacking 101 post as well as current credit card offers here.
Nancy lives near Dallas, Texas, with her husband and three kids. Her favorite vacations include the beach, cruising and everything Disney.
I’ve been to most of these with the exception of Lost Pines and the Andaz Papagayo (but I do have that one booked!). I agree with you as these being great with the exception of Hyatt Place Daytona. We used to like that one but I hate to say it’s really gone downhill. We went during the pandemic and it was dirty and breakfast wasn’t good. My husband did stay recently during Daytona races and said it was about the same. It was a steal to get during the race, but I’m not sure if I would go for a family beach trip.
My favorite Hyatts are Grand Hyatt Kauai, Hyatt Regency Maui and the Hyatt Zilara Cancun. Sad to see they are all increasing. 😕
@Jennifer that’s a bummer that Hyatt Place Daytona has gone downhill. It’s such a great location!
I’m with Jennifer about Daytona Beach. The location is good but otherwise I found the place to be pretty meh.
I guess I’m a cheapskate but I like value Hyatts on points and/or ones with really nice beaches. My favorites are the Hyatt Regency Bali, Zilara Montego Bay, Park Hyatt Saigon, Hyatt Regency Kota Kinabalu, Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur, Hyatt Regency Jacksonville, and Hyatt Regency Miami.
@Christian You’ve been to a lot of good international locations. They’re on my list.
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