Last week I had a quick overnight in Orlando between two flights, and decided to stay at the Hyatt Regency Orlando Airport. I’ve always wanted to stay at the Hyatt Regency since it’s basically an airplane nerd’s wet dream — it’s not connected to the terminal, but rather literally in the terminal. The rooms literally surround the departures/arrivals area, so it was five minutes from the time I deplaned to the time I was in the lobby.
I took the elevator up to the lobby, where I was promptly welcomed and checked in. I was informed I had been upgraded to a Deluxe King room, and was reminded that as a Gold Passport Diamond member I’d receive complimentary breakfast, internet, and late check-out (which I didn’t need). For what it’s worth my rate was ~$100.
I took the elevator up to the 8th floor, where my room was located. The hallways were super long, and my room was at the very end of the hallway.
I was assigned room 8047.
The room featured an entryway with the bathroom to the right.
The room had a comfortable king bed, which faced a desk and flat screen TV.
Then closer to the entrance was a small seating area with a couch and chair.
I was informed at check-in that I had a very “quiet” room, which I suppose is true since it faced the parking lot.
The bathroom was a bit odd in that it had both a walk-in shower and tub shower combo.
While the room wasn’t the most modern and felt a bit dark, it sure was spacious, which I appreciated.
Since the hotel doesn’t have a club lounge, breakfast for Diamond members is offered at Hemisphere Restaurant, located on the ninth floor of the hotel.
The restaurant is beautiful, with huge glass windows overlooking the tarmac and runway.
I was quickly seated and presented with a menu. My server, Laurie, appeared within a minute and was as cheery as could be. She told me that as a Diamond member I could have whatever I wanted. I had a look at the buffet, which looked fairly good.
But generally if I can avoid a buffet I do, so I instead ordered a mushroom and pepper egg white omelet and a cappuccino. That was served within 15 minutes, and was tasty.
I really can’t stress enough how professional everyone in the restaurant was. Laurie came by to check on me at least a handful of times, the manager came by twice to see if everything was okay, and everyone working in the restaurant seemed to be chipper.
I also visited the gym in the morning, which seems to just be two converted guest rooms (based on the fact that the gym had a guest room style bathroom on each end of it).
The hotel also has a cool rooftop pool with neat runway views. Unfortunately it was too cold to swim, and it wasn’t exactly a lap pool anyway.
I’m a big fan of the Hyatt Regency Orlando Airport and would return in a heartbeat. The staff were all super friendly, in particular at Hemisphere Restaurant, and as an airplane nerd I love the fact that this hotel is literally a part of the airport. And even for the non-airplane nerd, you can’t beat the convenience of your room being just a two minute walk from the security checkpoint.