Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress
What We Love
- Free WiFi and champagne at check-in
- Gated resort is secure, but conveniently located just off the interstate for easy access to local shops, restaurants and nightlife
- Private Lake Windsong offers the benefits of a beach without the hourlong drive to the Florida coast
- Pool-facing rooms offer sweeping views of Central Florida’s theme park empire
- Balconies are the perfect spot for watching the nightly fireworks display at 9 p.m. (time may vary by season)
- On-site Camp Hyatt kids club offers supervised full-day, half-day and evening activities for the little ones, starting at $45
What To Know
- A hotel service fee of $22 per room, per night, will be collected by Jetsetter at checkout; see Details for more info
- In contrast to themed resorts inside Walt Disney World and Universal Studios, the contemporary room decor here may appeal more to adults than to children
- On-site restaurants are open for dinner from 6 to 10 p.m.; otherwise you’ll need to rely on room service or dining outside of the resort
- Daily valet parking is $23; self-parking is $15
- Parking at Disney and Universal Studios can be pricey, so consider taking the free resort shuttles (they run twice each day)
- Free WiFi
- Golf Course
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Built in 1984, the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress opened its doors to Walt Disney World vacationers well before Orlando became what it is today. Following an extensive $45 million renovation of all 815 guestrooms and suites in 2010, the megaresort is an attractive option for families who want all the spoils of a theme park vacation, and then some. The tiered glass building endows the interior with cascades of light all year long. The towering atrium lobby has glass-encased elevators that run the hotel’s full height; from them you can see the quiet, manmade stream that snakes throughout the ground-level tile.
Bed & Bath
Upstairs, the rooms are styled with contemporary dark wood furniture and thoughtful amenities, including iPod charging stations and flat-screen televisions. Dale Chihuly–inspired artwork hangs on the walls, and the oversize showers have rainfall showerheads clad in glass tile.
The 1,500 acre resort is within easy reach of Walt Disney World, Universal Studios and SeaWorld, and free shuttles make daily round-trips to each. But with an 800,000-gallon lagoon-style swimming pool, Jack Nicklaus Signature golf courses and an array of water sports, there’s no real need to leave the resort at all. Guests have their pick of on-site dining options, including Hemingway’s for seafood and the White Horse Sports Bar & Grill for a more low-key meal. In the morning, grab brunch at the scenic Palm Café, which overlooks Lake Windsong — then hit the water in a canoe, sailboat, paddleboat or kayak, all of which are included in the resort fee. Camp Hyatt, the resort’s on-site kids club, offers supervised activities (including meals) by the full day, half day or just for the night.
In the Area
Treat your aspiring marine biologists to a day at Discovery Cove, an interactive dolphin encounter that lets you and your crew swim with the fishes. This is ground zero for bargains, and the Orlando Premium Outlets — featuring brands such as Armani, Burberry and DKNY — are just five minutes away. Head to Sand Lake Road’s restaurant row for delectable dinner fare, including Morton’s, J. Alexander’s, Bar Louie, Samba Room, Cantina Laredo and more. Head to the Magic Kingdom. No, not that Magic Kingdom. Catch an NBA game at the brand new Amway Center downtown to see the Orlando Magic in action.
How to Get There
Was there for a business trip and loved every aspect- food was delicious, room was perfect and the property is gorgeous. So many ways to have fun you don’t need to go to parks:). I’ll be back with my family
Currently staying here for a few nights after a Disney cruise and am frankly pretty underwhelmed. We used extra reward points (over 33% more) for the Hyatt club level rooms and while the hotel sounds good on paper it's lacking the details you'd expect of a good resort.
- allowed us to check in a few hours early so our 2 year old could nap in the afternoon
- nice looking grounds and lobby
- parrot in the lobby
- most activities are included in resort fee like bike rentals and canoes
- comfortable beds and spacious room
- good breakfast at club level
- "Heated" pool is small and cold - other unheated pools even less usable. No sloped / zero entry pool for kids that are so common now at resorts. The embassy suites at the airport had a warmer and more family friendly pool.
- "fireworks" view room means the fireworks are like 5 miles away. Barely visible.
- infrequent inconvenient times for Disney park transportation and Disney Springs
- no maid service on our first day despite being out of the room 11-1:30 and 4:30-9. No one noticed and had to call front desk to let them know. Their first response wasn't an apology but a rather accusatory "which hours were you out of your room??"
- Club level snacks underwhelming except breakfast (eg mid day snacks include just beverages and a handful of cookies).
- Generally staff pretty unfriendly
- Rooms are fairly large but not kid friendly. Shallow / scary looking balconies with no room for outside furniture. No separation in room (not even a desk) means early bedtimes for parents and kids. No bathtubs and the shower (which looked fairly new) was built such that the rain shower head tends to spray water into the bathroom. Toilet had very weird / loud flush such that we thought it might be broken.
Overall: looked and sounded great on paper but missing the attention to detail that you'd expect from a good resort. Wouldn't stay again esp given many options in the area.
We just enjoyed a great family stay at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress. As many have noted, it's a beautiful hotel (a BIG hotel) with lovely landscaping. The lobby is stunning (with Merlot as official bird greeter), the room clean and spacious, the amenities varied and plentiful, the food/drink overall very good--with accommodating and friendly service (especially Simona and Terri in the lobby lounge, Trellises)!
The only disappointment was the fact that the gorgeous main pool was too cold to enjoy being in. Beautiful to gaze it, clutchingly cold to experience. If/when they fix that somewhat glaring flaw, I'm not sure we would ever stay anywhere else in the area, all other things like price being equal.
Otherwise, we'd gladly stay here again!
Great visit to Orlando and the Hyatt was the icing on the cake. Great hotel and resort. Pools, spa and excellent restaurants. Free shuttles to and from Disney complete a great package. Upgrade to Club and free breakfast and evening cocktails. Great value for money.
This resort hotel is absolutely gorgeous! The entire staff is friendly and very accommodating. I was there for a corporate meeting and everything went smoothly - the food was fabulous and every need was met. Wish I could have stayed a little longer and had my family join me. Perfect place to stay and close to Disney as well. The pool is amazing and the grounds are beautiful. No need to go anywhere else - they have it all! Expensive but worth it!