Review: Grand Hyatt DFW Airport

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While I’ve wanted to stay at the Grand Hyatt DFW for a long time now, it has always been a lot more expensive than the Hyatt Regency DFW for my dates. The Hyatt Regency requires a shuttle, while the Grand Hyatt is connected to the terminal, so it’s much more convenient. For this particular trip the Grand Hyatt was only about $50 more, so I decided to finally give it a try.

The Grand Hyatt is connected to terminal “D” at DFW, and once you get landside you just have to take the escalator up to the hotel. Once in the lobby I was quickly checked in and assigned a room on the 8th floor, room 802. It’s pretty darn awesome to have the keys for your room in hand less than 10 minutes after deplaning!

The hallways were modern and bright, and my room was located all the way at the end of the hallway.

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Hallway

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My room

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Floor plan

The room was large and modern, furnished in a similar way to most Grand Hyatts. It featured an entryway leading to the room, and bathroom to the left.

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Entryway

The room featured a king bed, day bed, and desk with a rolling chair.

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King bed

On the side table next to the bed was an iHome.

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iHome

The bed faced a flat screen TV on top of the minibar and coffee machine.

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TV and desk

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Daybed

As an airplane nerd the best part of the room, no doubt, were the views. The Grand Hyatt is literally located on top of the terminal, so you have air traffic control tower-esque views of the tarmac. It’s worth noting, however, that the room boasts excellent blackout curtains, and I also found the sound insulation to be very good.

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View from the room

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View from the room

The bathroom was also extremely spacious for a Grand Hyatt (let alone an airport hotel), with a sink, walk-in shower, tub, and toilet.

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Bathroom

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Sink

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Shower

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Toilet

Now maybe I’m just picky, but am I the only one that finds non-“deep” tubs useless? If I can’t comfortably “soak” in the tub, I ain’t using it!

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Tub

One of the coolest parts of the hotel had to be the 9th floor rooftop pool and fitness center. They both boast views of the tarmac, just like from the room. It was pretty darn cool to see some heavies take off while on the rooftop.

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Pool

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Fitness center

I just had a quick overnight so slept for most of the time I was at the hotel, and had an early flight the next morning. As a Gold Passport Diamond member you get free breakfast, and this hotel even proactively offered to let me order it via room service (which isn’t a published benefit).

For breakfast I ordered a dungeness crab omelet and some granola, which were served promptly.

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Room service breakfast

It’s worth noting that if you order via room service they still charge you the tray charge and delivery charge so it’s not completely free as a Diamond member, though the restaurant wasn’t open when I left, so I didn’t mind that one bit.

While I didn’t get to spend a whole lot of time at the hotel, I’d say this is about as nice as airport hotels get in the US. The views are unrivaled for an airport hotel, and I’d argue the only nicer airport hotel in the US is the InterContinental O’Hare, though I do think it’s even a stretch to call the InterContinental an airport hotel.

Any other nice airport hotels in the US I’m missing?

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Comments

  1. We had same room on lower floor on our one stay (no status at time). We really enjoyed the hotel and the care we received here was part of the factor to switch from Hilton to Hyatt.

  2. Ashame the restaurant wasn’t open earlier. I would imagine others would be in the same “early flight” situation?

  3. @ Christian — Agree, their restaurant only opens at 6:30AM. I’ve always thought airport hotel restaurants should open a bit earlier.

  4. The end of the trip report? I feel like my vicarious vacation is over! Where are we going next? 😉

  5. @ Peter — We’re just getting started! Tomorrow we’re going to Budapest and Catania in Lufthansa first class, and then to Bali in Cathay Pacific first. Stay tuned. 😉

  6. It’s not quite in the US, but the Fairmont in Vancouver’s airport has both amazing airport and mountain views as well as solid sound insulation and really nice rooms. Plus, it’s a quick escalator ride down to the US check-in for those early flights.

  7. Nice review… I’ve always stayed at the Regency due to the price point… as you mentioned. Speaking of Hyatt, can you do a post regarding the summer Hyatt Credit Card offer to current cardholders? The offer is to earn 12,000 bonus points after spending $10,000 between July 1 and August 31. Looks good on the surface but is it worth it to put the spend on the Hyatt card versus other products out there? Thanks!

  8. @ Mary Beth — That’s a great promotion! Sadly it’s targeted, and I didn’t get the offer. Boo! Assuming you do quite a bit of spend I’d say it’s a great offer to take advantage of. For example, you ordinarily earn 2x points per dollar on dining on the Hyatt card, so if you can stack with an additional 12,000 points when spending $10,000 I’d say that’s a fantastic deal.

    Or for example if you have to make a big quarterly tax payment and want to use a service like payusatax.com, you’d be paying a ~1.9% fee. If you made a $10,000 payment with the card you’d earn 22,000 points, so I’d say that’s a fantastic deal.

  9. Sorry to hear you didn’t get the offer. Boo hiss!! I guess I’m not spending enough on the card and this is encouragement to put more spend on it. Thanks for your suggestions.

  10. I like the Westin at detroit also as one of the better airport hotels. I have stayed at the hyatt dfw also. The westin is nice since it has its own security to enter the terminal.

  11. Another vote for the Fairmont YVR… although I’m a bit biased being from Vancouver – wait that should make me less inclined to stay there!!

    It has a full serve restaurant and bar with gorgeous mountain views. I’ve even stopped here for dinner on my way back from travels at times. It’s also perfect for early USA departures.

  12. Thank you so much for the great review and feedback on my hotel. We look forward to the next opportunity that we have to welcome you back to the Grand Hyatt DFW! Should you need any assistance during any future travel to Dallas, please let me know.

    Kindest regards,
    Ben Premack
    Director of Sales and Marketing
    Grand Hyatt DFW

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