In completing the Hyatt Diamond challenge, I’ve spent my share of nights at several different Hyatt Place properties. Hyatt Place, for those that haven’t stayed there, is Hyatt’s inexpensive franchise that feature the same building layout at each location. Almost all rooms feature a split studio design, with a large L-shaped couch, desk and wet bar with a fridge for your use. The other half of the room features one king size bed or two queen beds and a small bathroom. In some markets weekend rates are under $80 a night.
Downstairs is a small gym and seating area for the free breakfast service.
Each morning the same food is served at all locations (as far as I can tell) breads, some fruit, muffins, and a hot “griddle” sandwiches such as egg, cheese and meat on an English muffin or a french toast sandwich. Both are edible, but fairly bland. But for the price (I only paid $58 a night on my last stay) beggars can’t be choosers, it’s filling and there’s always fruit and yogurt if you want to be healthy.
The rooms are nice and for the price are a good value. I prefer staying at a Hyatt Place over a similarly priced Holiday Inn Express or Holiday Inn. The room is appointed nicely and provides a lot more space than a standard hotel room.
I hope with this inexpensive franchise model Hyatt can expand to more cities to increase their coverage. A slightly more expensive option are Hyatt House hotels which provide a better breakfast and have more unique layouts which I’ll cover in an upcoming post.