Hyatt Regency Orlando
What We Love
- Kid-friendly: The lagoon-style, zero-entry grotto pool has a water slide and is open until 11 p.m.
- SeaWorld, Universal Orlando Resort and Walt Disney World are two, three and 11 miles away, respectively
- 24/7 dining at B-Line Diner and elegant farm-to-table dining at Napa
- Within walking distance of Pointe Orlando nightlife
What To Know
- International Tower connects to the Orlando Convention Center, so expect business travelers; Regency Tower is better for leisure travel
- A $23.43 nightly resort fee will be collect at the Jetsetter checkout (it covers access to resort pools, fitness center and tennis court, bike rentals, 10% savings on spa and salon services, plus two daily passes to International Drive’s I-Ride Trolley)
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
The massive 1,641-room Hyatt Regency Orlando encompasses two towers: the 27-story International Tower and the newer 31-story Regency Tower, which was built in 2010. The design is contemporary, from the airy, two-story marble lobby to colorful Pop Art carpeting and sleek, mod furnishings throughout the public spaces.
Bed and Bath
The guestrooms and suites are generous in size and done in neutral tones of sage and chocolate-brown. They feature patterned carpeting, iHome docking stations, flat-screen TVs, wooden headboards, oversize windows or balconies and granite finishes. Signature Hyatt Grand Beds come with extra-fluffy pillows and down blankets. Business-minded travelers will appreciate the ample electrical outlets and spacious work desks. The bathrooms are like mini-spas, with in-mirror TVs, luxury toiletries and a shower/tub combination.
The Hyatt Regency Orlando offers a full roster of amenities and activities. You can swim laps in the third-floor Olympic-size pool or join families at the zero-entry, lagoon-style grotto pool (which also has a water slide and cabana service and is open daily until 11 p.m.). Want another way to relax? The 12-room spa features treatments from Eminence, Comfort Zone and Sanitas and also has a full-service beauty salon. If you’re looking to keep up your fitness regimen, there’s an outdoor tennis court and a vast fitness center that offers classes such as spinning and core strength. Come evening, chic Rocks has a gleaming horseshoe bar, live piano music, craft cocktails and small plates served by waitresses in stylish black dresses. Dining outlets include the B-Line Diner (open 24/7), Fiorenzo Italian Steakhouse and poolside sandwiches and salads until sunset at Coconuts Grill. For finer dining make a reservation at Napa, which pairs top California wines with fresh farm-to-table cuisine (think heirloom vegetables, Florida grouper and a juicy organic chicken breast stuffed with linguica sausage, golden raisins and pistachios).
In the Area
Orlando’s world-renowned attractions are all nearby. It’s just two miles to Shamu at SeaWorld, three miles to Universal Orlando Resort and 11 miles to Walt Disney World. There is a rental car company on site and their concierge service can arrange for transportation and tickets. The resort’s prime spot on International Drive gives you easy access to non-park attractions such as Wonder Works, Ripley’s Believe It or Not and the African-themed Congo River mini-golf, as well as the new Orlando Eye Ferris wheel, which makes its debut in spring 2015. It’s all connected by the hop-on/hop-off I-Ride Trolley, which stops right in front of the hotel and runs from 8 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Head next door to Pointe Orlando for fine dining (Oceanaire and Capitol Grille top our favorite spots), as well as nightlife at the Improv, B.B. King’s Blues Club and the popular dance spot Blue Martini.
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Stayed for a special occasion, and it was a wonderful time! I have stayed at luxury hotels around the world, and their Penthouse was very regal indeed! I would highly recommend for business or family travelers.
Stayed for a couple of nights at the Hyatt Regency with my kids and girlfriend recently and couldn't have been more pleased with our visit. Great location connected to the convention center and right at the southern tip of all that is on International Drive. Short walk to indoor skydiving, Pointe Orlando, restaurants, etc. We stayed here to be close to Universal Studios which is a quick Uber ride away. We stayed in tower 2 on the 12th floor overlooking the resort pool. Great view of I-Drive and we were able to see the fireworks at Disney World in the distance. The room was immaculate, modern and spacious. There was also a couch, that although not a sleeper, was adequate enough for my 13 year old son to sleep on so that he didn't have to share a bed with his sister. Great modern touches like the TV screen embedded in the bathroom mirror. We also took advantage of a Friday afternoon at the pool. Plenty of room to find a comfortable spot under an umbrella and order drinks and food from the poolside bar. Everything of course, was pricey as expected. With 2 towers and a massive lobby connecting them as well as its own convention spaces, there is plenty of room to roam within the confines of the hotel. The Hyatt is now at the top of our list the next time we visit Orlando.
I really enjoyed my stay at Hyatt Regency Orlando. I stayed there for a conference, which was held at a nearby hotel's convention center.
The room was big, and the bed was super comfortable. In the bathroom, the mirror had a built-in TV. My main gripe was with my shower- it was hard to control the temperature. The pipe leading to the tap seemed to move, which moved the tap. When I had it on a good, warm temperature, the tap would vibrate so much, it changed the temperature (in this case, it was to hot!). I didn't say anything to the staff, though, so it may be an easy fix. The room had what looked like large ant traps scattered along the walls and under the desk and end tables. I never saw any critters or remnants of them, though. The room and bathroom have motion-activated floor lighting.
The fitness center is quite nice! There are tons of cardio equipment in a separate room- treadmills, ellipticals, arc trainers, stairmills, rowers, and stationary bikes. Weight training and core/stretching also have their own individual rooms. The weight room had dumbbells, curved barbells, and several weight training machines. The hotel offers fitness classes (spin, yoga, and pilates) that are included in the resort fee. I didn't make it to any of them, but I was tempted to try them! The pool is large, and my cousin and I particularly loved the grotto pool.
I felt like the dining options at the Market and B-Line Diner were a little limited, but probably in line for a hotel restaurant. If the hotel were perfect, they'd offer ice cream or gelato in the Market. Ha!
I rented a car, and it made travel to Disney and other areas really easy. To visit the outlets, I used the I-Drive Trolley, since the hotel provides free daily passes. Self-parking was easy. By the end of my stay, a few other conventions had started, including one for Sport Fishing. So, the garage was overrun with big trucks, but there was never an issue finding a parking spot. I noticed, from my room, that an alarm (like a fire alarm) in the garage went off quite frequently. I could hear the noise and see the lights, though it wasn't a nuisance.
Upon check-in, the clerk (Emily) was very helpful. She put together a bag of toiletries for me, since my luggage was lost. All of the hotel staff was extremely pleasant and friendly.
I would definitely recommend Hyatt Regency Orlando if you're attending a convention or conference on I-drive.