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)
Parking on site
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1,500-acre mega-resort with sprawling lagoon-style pool, golf courses and an array of watersports in prime Florida theme park land
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.
Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress
One Grand Cypress Blvd
Orlando, Florida 32836
How to Get There
The preferred airport for Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress is Orlando, FL (MCO-Orlando Intl.) - 20.5 km / 12.7 mi. Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property’s location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance. Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometre.