Is the Hyatt Regency Dulles Airport the best Category 1 hotel for Globalists in the USA?
It’s hard for me to find airport hotels that I actually enjoy. Typically, actually almost always, if I’m staying over at an airport hotel, it’s because I just need a bed after arriving late or before leaving early. If there’s a shuttle, a quiet room and clean bedsheets, I’m good. The Hyatt Regency checks all those boxes, and it’s actually a nice place to stay!
For Hyatt Elites, the hotel comes with free Breakfast, free Parking on points stays, and generous upgrades. Considering that it’s also a category 1 hotel for only 5,000 points a night, I’d have to ask… if this the best Category One hotel out there for US based Hyatt Globalists?
Parking was easy and right out front of the hotel. After a quick stroll through the entrance, turn right to see the main check in desk. Within 2 minutes we were with key in hand and up to our room.
Note, that with many hotels now in a post omicron-Covid 19 era, masks are becoming more optional if you’re vaccinated. I’m a firm believer that people who aren’t getting vaccinated probably don’t believe in masks anyway, so I find this practice downright scary, so you’ll see me with my mask at all times, thank you very much!
We headed towards the elevator to our corner room at the end of the hallway. We always ask (in advance) for a corner room, as you’re eliminating the chance of a noisy neighbor by 50%.
I was happy to see that the room was sealed off by Housekeeping with a sticker on the door from the Hyatt Stay Safe program.
Once in the room the work desk with lamp and charging station was immediately to the right…
And a sofa was directly in front.
The television that divided the living area from the sleeping area was on a swivel, so you could either watch from the bed or the couch.
Your standard Hyatt Regency Kind Bed with charging on both sides of the bed. THANK YOU!!
The bathroom seemed kind of tight, with our room only having a shower with no tub. I’m not sure if the tub comes as an option or not, but as someone who enjoys a nice soak after a long day, this was a let down.
The lighted mirror in the bathroom really lit up the space, and kudos for having the time digitally in the mirror itself.
On the side of the bedroom was a generous closet space with a few drawers to store your clothes, assuming you’re staying for more than a night.
And just on the other side of the television was a place for you to lay out your suitcase.
As a fun fact, I noticed the bedsheets looked a little different than the standard bedsheets, and I found out why. Who stole these?
If you don’t have a terribly early flight and you want to partake in the breakfast, the options actually looked really good! We had a coupon for free breakfast, but since we were flying on Emirates First Class the next day, we opted to not have anything at the hotel and instead head straight for the airport lounge and the food onboard.
With that said, here’s the breakfast menu.
Blueberry Pancakes, Omeletes, Smoked Salmon plates… the options looked super healthy and tasty as well!
If you wanted to snag something to eat once you arrived, I was pleased to see the prices for the dinner menu options weren’t out of control. Sometimes you can feel the hotel trying to overcharge you because they know they have a captive audience, but honestly these options looked reasonable, and had a large variety to choose from.
Staying Fit and Healthy
If going to the gym and pool is part of your travel routine, I envy you! I’ve never been one to decide proactively to get up early ON VACATION and workout.
Luckily, the Hyatt has a full gym including a dozen or so machines
Full weight rack
And plenty of cardio equipment. Even a water and towel station.
The pool was open buy empty when we were there so you had the entire place to yourself if you wanted it. The hot tub also was available for use to relax those sore muscles from your workout or day of exploring Washington DC.
This hotel checks off all the boxes. It’s close to the airport with great elite amenities, a comfortable large room to stretch out, and the ability to get a peaceful nights sleep.
With cheap parking (only a few bucks) for non-elites and waived parking on points stays, including a big healthy breakfast, there aren’t many better options this close to the airport.
Do you have a favorite category 1 Hyatt Hotel, in the US or abroad?