There are cities that grow to be your own home cities even should you don’t truly reside there, you merely love them for all they’ve to supply and go to them as typically as you’ll be able to. For you these cities are magical. For an extended whereas now, I’ve referred to as Vancouver, British Columbia, one of my residence cities. If you will discover a lodge in your house metropolis that fits you to a T, nicely you then’ve struck gold. I’ve been putting gold for years now on the Hyatt Regency Vancouver. Regardless of the season once I’m visiting, I’m all the time proud of my house Hyatt’s capability to offer me with an oasis from the hustle and bustle of Vancouver. I all the time depart the lodge having already deliberate my subsequent go to!
Don’t assume for a minute that I’ll go straightforward on the Hyatt Regency as I pen this lodge and lodge room assessment. It might even be that I maintain my house Hyatt to a better commonplace, simply because it’s a lodge I frequent so typically. In any case, first impressions matter and for those who’ve not but stayed right here I would like you to have the most effective impression potential.
Specifics About The Hotel
The Hyatt Regency Vancouver has 650 rooms and it’s the one of the most important inns in Vancouver. The lodge is owned by InnVest, an organization that holds a big portfolio of lodges in Canada. The Hyatt Regency was inbuilt 1973 making it 45 years previous. The room refresh that the lodge has been going by way of this previous yr is projected to be accomplished by summer time 2019.
How I Paid For My Keep
My most up-to-date keep on the Hyatt Regency Vancouver was for 5 nights. For one night time I used a World of Hyatt money and factors fee and the remaining 4 nights have been booked with my Citi Status card so I may benefit from the 4th Night time Free fee. The all money fee was $206 USD an evening. Keep in mind, for those who’re paying money for a lodge keep, let Pruvo monitor your fee for worth drops!
This may even be a superb lodge to make use of a World of Hyatt free night time award that comes with the Chase Hyatt bank card yearly renewal because the money charges through the excessive season may be nicely over $300 USD. The Hyatt Regency Vancouver is a World of Hyatt Class three property, which means free nights begin at 12,000 Hyatt factors per night time.
As a result of of my Globalist standing with Hyatt, I used to be upgraded to an Executive Suite. I often keep in a Junior Suite, so I used to be wanting ahead to having fun with a unique room class expertise. As a result of I do know the Junior Suite so nicely, and since the lodge and lots of of the Junior Suites have been lately refreshed, I’m going to evaluate BOTH the Junior Suite and Executive Suite rooms. Let’s simply say you’re getting two room critiques for the worth of one! The suites are very totally different from one another in what they provide. They might attraction to totally different visitors relying on what your wants are, so it makes good sense to cowl each suites in a single evaluate.
Utilizing my Hotel Room Scorecard I broke down the person parts of the Executive Suite and the Junior Suite on the Hyatt Regency Vancouver, which scored a 33 of 40 factors.
The Hyatt Regency is situated on Burrard Road and could be very nicely positioned for exploring the town. It’s situated three blocks from the waterfront and three blocks from Robson Road, which is one of the primary buying districts. Should you’re on a cruise that stops in Vancouver, whenever you dock you’re just a few blocks away from the lodge. The lodge is one block from a metro/Skytrain station, giving you quick access to the airport. There are buses on Burrard Road, and on Georgia Road you’ll be able to catch an categorical bus to Horseshoe Bay for some pretty hikes and superb fish and chips! If like me you take pleasure in strolling in all places when exploring a metropolis, the Hyatt’s location won’t disappoint you.
The rooms have flooring to ceiling home windows. The bedrooms have good lighting for the dimensions of the room, with one standing lamp and two lamps at bedside although no overhead lighting within the Executive Suite bed room. The desk has its personal mild and given the location of the desks within the bedrooms, through the day there can be a lot of pure lighting as nicely. The lounge space is a bit dim given the massive area. I truly moved a standing lamp from the bed room into the lounge for additional lighting. The kitchenette space within the Executive Suite had the most effective lighting with shiny overhead lighting.
Within the lately up to date Junior Suites, bedrooms now have overhead lighting and extra standing lamps. I discovered the previous desk lamps awkwardly formed and now, apparently, the sunshine over the desk is identical type however not as huge but simply as brilliant. Good change, Hyatt!
Window Entry four/5
The Hyatt Regency is situated on a really busy road with automotive, bus, and common road noise, so it’s proper within the thick of the downtown motion. Ask for a excessive flooring. There are 33 flooring, with the chief lounge on the 29th flooring.
The Executive Suite didn’t permit for opening a window, however the Junior Suite has a balcony with sliding door within the bed room. As a result of housekeeping was cleansing the balcony once I took the photograph, you don’t see the standard balcony furnishings on the market. Even when you don’t use the balcony, with the ability to open the door for some air is an enormous plus in my e-book.
There are two ranges of window curtains, one for privateness after which heavy blue curtains within the Executive Suite as black-out curtains. Apparently, one of the most typical complaints the Hyatt Regency used to get was about how darkish the rooms appeared, particularly with the darkish curtains.
Hyatt listened, and within the refurbished Junior Suites the curtains at the moment are a mixture of mild browns and beiges and are a lot a lot nicer.
Given the orientation of the Hyatt Regency, the view from the rooms is both metropolis buildings and dawn, or extra of a nature view with mountains, water, and sundown. I used to be advised that most individuals request the dawn view.
Mattress Consolation four/5
The beds are snug sufficient. I’d fee them on the tender aspect although, so should you sleep higher on a more durable mattress, you won’t love them. One factor to word is within the Junior Suite bed room. In the event you don’t get a king mattress the beds are two double beds, not queens.
Rest room three/5
I’ve talked about in lots of different lodge critiques I’ve written that I don’t like overhead showers. I choose bathe-head choices. The bathe stall within the Executive Suite is definitely fairly small given the dimensions of the toilet, with an excessive amount of toilet actual property being taken up by the bathtub.
The Executive Suite rest room has two sinks, which is all the time a welcome function. Why is it that loos all the time have the most effective lighting of a whole suite? The Executive Suite rest room has a towel warming rack. Good contact! I’m a stickler for hooks to hold towels on and this rest room will get an enormous YES!
One very odd function of the Executive Suite rest room is that the toilet glass door solely swings a method! You may push or pull the bathe door, however not the entry door. You must push it to get in and pull to get out. Not an enormous deal, however be ready to snigger at your self and marvel why you retain pulling when you need to push and vice versa.
The Junior Suite has two loos, each with a single sink and each with a bathtub over-head bathe combo. One toilet is simply off the counter minibar space within the dwelling quarters and the opposite toilet is within the bed room across the nook from the mattress. I choose this set-up and prefer it a lot better than the Executive Suite toilet set-up.
Inside Appointments and Furnishings three/5
Within the Executive Suite the sofa has a lounge part at one finish, which is a superb sofa function. I want extra lodges had this. Its deep blue shade is engaging and appears to put on properly.
There’s a lot unused area on this suite so if Hyatt is listening, if you stroll in, how a few coat rack within the entry means? That is Vancouver in any case, and also you’ll doubtless have an umbrella, coat, and footwear that would use a house by the doorway door.
The format of the bed room within the Executive Suite was one of the strangest I’ve seen as a result of of one odd function. The mattress has a aspect desk that’s VERY near the closet. It’s a small closet to start with. The protected is on the highest shelf of the closet and all the best way to the left. It’s a really tight squeeze even for somebody lean like me, to open the closet door and use the protected. For those who’re proper-handed it’s much more awkward. This might so simply be remedied by shifting the protected.
Format clever, I additionally really feel the rest room is just too near the mattress. All of the glass you see on the mirror and on the toilet door and toilet wall is simply not my style in room decor.
Within the Junior Suite the closet within the dwelling area has a lot simpler entry and that’s the place the protected is positioned. It’s on the ground so entry is far easier. With the refurbished rooms the safes at the moment are again to the previous type the place you set the mixture fairly than use a key card to entry. The Assistant Rooms Supervisor stated, “Sometimes the old fashioned way is the best way.”
The Executive Suite front room has quite a bit of underutilized area. A desk and chairs within the nook of the Executive Suite can be an incredible addition and even one other desk to match the 2 desks that you simply get within the Junior Suite set-up.
Within the reworked Junior Suite not solely is the furnishings extra trendy than it was earlier than, however the brand new front room chairs are rather more snug.
These previous chairs, which you continue to see within the Executive Suite, are slender and a decent squeeze even for a skinny lady like me.
The chair within the bed room of the Junior Suite has an accompanying ottoman!
Once more, as within the Executive Suite, the lengthy hallway wants one thing like a chair, sofa, or coat rack. Often, I transfer a chair or a seat from the bed room into this area to make it extra useful.
There’s little or no paintings within the Hyatt Regency rooms. I’d moderately have much less paintings then an excessive amount of. The rooms have a couple of nicely-positioned items on the partitions with impartial nature scenes which matches the lodge location.
Within the Executive Suite there are two retailers within the kitchen space and greater than sufficient retailers in the lounge. Plugs and retailers have been plentiful and nicely-positioned all through the suite. There have been retailers close to the beds and common plugs and USB charging ports on the desk. One good design function within the new Junior Suite rooms is that the lamps all have USB retailers on them. Nice concept!
Snack and Minibar 5/5
The Junior Suite has a daily Starbucks espresso maker. The Executive Suite has a Keurig espresso maker. Personally, I’d like to see them get rid of the Keurig and add a Nespresso as an alternative. In the event that they maintain the Keurig, I’d wish to see them present directions for find out how to use the Keurig! There are none on the machine or on paper anyplace. Am I supposed to empty the brewer earlier than I begin…..no clue. Too many buttons and little working information could make for an enormous espresso mess. In fact, you would simply exit and discover the superb espresso scene in Vancouver!
The Executive Suite kitchenette features a sink and large fridge. The spacious counter served as a very good workspace with three stools for seating. The kitchen was not as superb because the Park Hyatt Saigon, however a sink is all the time nice to have whenever you’re in a room for greater than a day or two.
The Junior Suite’s snack space floor is sort of giant and there’s a fridge. Although it’s not an enormous one as within the Executive Suite, it’s lots massive to carry drinks and snacks and a espresso maker.
Hotel Service and Membership Lounge
The lounge shouldn’t be a very huge or fancy one, however the lounge concierge staff is superior and the lounge itself does what it does very nicely. You possibly can’t beat the view from the lounge. From the 29th flooring the views to the north of the mountains overlooking the harbor are strikingly lovely. One factor that stands out for this lounge is that there’s a patio, although a small one.
Many Hyatt lounges in North America throughout their night hours don’t serve what I name actual meals. There’s no salad, although perhaps a bowl of lettuce, and nothing that’s not fried for a scorching choice. If I’ve to call one meals I see provided greater than some other it’s flatbread pizza. And the identical pizza again and again. Horrible, for my part. Lounges can do a lot better, and this lounge does. In distinction, on this lounge scorching meals choices at night time are protein! I’ve sampled tasty meatballs, grilled shrimp, hen wings, and pork ribs, so not solely are the choices good, however there’s lots of selection. Every night time the lounge additionally offers scrumptious, artistic salads. I attempt to eat no less than two massive bowls of salad each night time as a result of I don’t need them to assume nobody appreciates the more healthy meals.
The lounge can also be properly staffed. When lodge administration is aware of lounge occupancy can be excessive, they’ll double lounge employees. Many motels, regardless of the lodge occupancy charges, solely have one lounge concierge. I discover this Hyatt Regency’s coverage works a lot better for each friends and employees. Take observe that the lounge typically closes for the Christmas vacation season. Typically they shut for a couple of weeks and typically longer.
Housekeeping and visitor providers are all the time fast to offer requested gadgets. On the lodge entrance desk there’s all the time greater than sufficient employees and the concierge desk is properly staffed too. The Hyatt Regency Vancouver is a busy lodge that is aware of offering plentiful properly-educated employees makes a distinction to a lodge visitor!
There you have got it, two totally different suite choices offering totally different facilities and furnishings. I’m impressed with the Junior Suite refresh. They got here out rather well and the suites appear and feel so a lot better. For those who’re touring with youngsters or a gaggle, for positive I’d advocate the Junior Suite. If touring as a pair and also you don’t want the pull-out sofa the Junior Suite provides, the Executive Suite will serve you rather well. Regardless of which room you go for on the Hyatt Regency Vancouver, I’d be prepared to guess you’ll have an ideal keep and like me, will return as typically as you’ll be able to!
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