2 Nights at the Hyatt Regency Orlando

At the end of last week Ted and I skipped town for a mini-getaway at the Hyatt Regency Orlando and it was nothing short of amazing! It’s no secret that I love traveling, and while a big extravagant trip isn’t always in the cards, staycations not too far from home (or in your own state period) are really great too! Here’s what we thought about our stay.

Location

The Hyatt Regency is located in a prime spot in Orlando, directly connected to the Orlando Convention Center and a few traffic lights away from the main attractions on I-Drive (International Drive). The hotel is also a mere 5-10 minutes from Universal and Sea World and 15 from Disney and the main outlets and malls locate in Orlando.

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The Room

We stayed in a Metropolitan Suite, which was great for a two-night stay! Upon walking into the room, we found a counter with a coffee maker and a mini fridge for storing some food and drinks to the left, and a spacious bathroom on the right.

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Our bathroom had one of the coolest features I’ve ever seen – a TV built INTO the bathroom mirror! This was pretty amazing to use when getting ready and/or showering. I’m thinking I need to find a way to get one of those built into my bathroom mirror at home ASAP! The bathroom also had a sensor LED light that activated when you walked in, which was great for not having to deal with bright lights in the middle of the night or first thing in the morning.

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Ahead, a living room area, complete with a couch, a cushy chair, a table with a set of chairs, desk, and TV. This was great for hanging out and relaxing during the day and in between our adventures both inside and outside of the hotel! Attached to the living room was a nice little patio area where we could step outside to check the weather and take in the views of Orlando.

The bedroom also included a king-size bed, an iHome alarm clock/radio system, a TV, and another fantastic view of Orlando! Having the extra space in the suite with the separate living and sleeping areas was really great!

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Service + Amenities

There are SO many amenities available here, we couldn’t believe it. Between the pools, spa, fitness center, and dining options, you really don’t even need to leave the hotel to have a good time!

There are two pools on-site, one on each side of the property. Not far from the lagoon pool (which features a waterfall and water slide), guests can visit the fitness center which has a plethora of machines to choose from, as well as a separate room for spin and core training.

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Next up, the spa! It’s not just a few rooms for massages and getting your nails done. It’s a full-blown spa with locker rooms + robes, jacuzzis, and saunas! Services you can choose from include massage, facial, body scrub, manicure, blowout, hairstyling, or makeup services. I got a deep-tissue massage during our stay and loved experiencing the spa. It’s definitely a great way to spend a few hours of your day to relax!

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When it comes to parking, you have two options during your stay. You can self-park in the covered garage for $20 or valet with in/out service for $29. Be sure to let the front desk know which option you’d like upon check-in, as your room key is your ticket in and out of the self-parking garage.

Dining

OH, the food. It does not disappoint! There are quite a few options to choose from at the Hyatt Regency Orlando, ranging from quick bites to more upscale dining:

  • Coconuts Poolside Bar & Grill: Florida-style drinks/eats
  • Urban Tide: Coastal cuisine with bold flavors
  • Fiorenzo Italian Steakhouse: Rustic Italian meets modern steakhouse
  • B-Line: 24-hour eatery with diner-style food
  • Coffee Etcetera: Coffee + snacks to-go
  • Lobby bar + Rocks: Cocktails

We dined at Fiorenzo during our stay and I must say, it was easily one of the best meals either of us have ever had! For appetizers we sampled the calamari (that one was all Ted – and he said it was THE BEST calamari he’s ever had), caprese salad, and cucumber salad, alongside a basket of assorted breads with olive oil.

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For the main course, we both went with the Filet Mignon and enjoyed some delicious sides, including risotto, broccolini, mashed potatoes, and a linguini pasta (fun fact: all of the restaurant’s pasta is homemade by a local Italian woman).

Pairing perfectly with our meal were the Sauvignon Blanc and Shiraz, both from The Goose wine brand, which is owned by famous South African golfer Retief Goosen. We also learned that Goosen himself visited the restaurant a few weeks ago, and the wines were so good that Fiorenzo decided to carry the brand.

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The restaurant switches up several of their dishes quite a bit as well, depending on the season or even day, which is pretty cool! Our stomachs magically expanded when dessert time rolled around (funny how that always happens), and we couldn’t get enough of the tiramisu and sorbetto! We also had a once-in-a-lifetime experience giving the rare Louis XIII cognac a try. Fiorenzo’s one of the few places that offer the drink by the ounce – most places require you to buy the entire bottle!

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Overall Impression

The Hyatt Regency Orlando is a great option whether you’re in town for a quick trip or a lengthy stay. You can keep an eye on their offers page for the latest deals, but Florida residents, can take advantage of a 10% discount during the entire month of August! Definitely a great way to end summer with friends, family, or significant others!

Planning a trip to Orlando? Check out the Hyatt Regency Orlando!

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I received a complimentary stay for review purposes. All opinions are my own.
  • Sincerely Shanti

    Love Orlando resorts, they really know how to make you never want to leave!

    • So true! I usually visit the theme parks when I’m over in Orlando so it was nice to have a lower key trip over there!

  • Artsnark

    What fun! The pool & food look fabulous

  • Oh wow hang on! A TV built into the bathroom mirror?! AMAZING! I need one! Looks like a great hotel and in a prime location. The spa looks wonderful.

    • YES! Isn’t that the greatest thing ever?! I need that at home ASAP!

  • The hotel is beautiful, and that pool area looks like such a blast! It would be hard to leave the hotel to head to some of the attractions in the area!

    • That’s exactly how we felt! There’s so much to do there we were saying we didn’t even need to leave to go anywhere!

  • Justine Y

    It looks like prefection! Hyatts are so nice, but this one espcially looks amazing! Love the pool and grounds too!

  • OMG this looks like the DREAM! Can I be there right now?

    ​xx katie // a touch of teal

    • Right?! Definitely my new favorite place in Orlando!

  • Mardene Carr

    oooooooooooh stop! Girl you are killing me. I feel like packing my bags

    • You should! Having a getaway on the books is always wonderful :)

  • I could use that pool and that spa right about now!

    • They’re amazing! Spa/relaxation days are my favorite!

  • This hotel looks amazing!!! I love the pool!! Also yes to the spa!!! I love a good spa visit when I go to a hotel. And the food!!! Wow!!! If I ever make a trip out to Orlando I will def be staying here!

    • It really is, Mistle! You’d absolutely love it!

  • Sami Mast

    This hotel seems so awesome! I’ll definitely have to look into staying there if I’m ever in the Orlando area!

    xo
    Sami
    http://www.theclassicbrunette.com

    • You’d love it, Sami! I hope you’re able to plan a trip one of these days. Orlando is so fun!

  • Oh my goodness, that pool is so dreamy…

    • Isn’t it?! I love pool slides too! I don’t think I’ll ever be “too old” for them :)

  • Mar

    That calamari makes my mouth water!

    • I’m not a seafood fan but my boyfriend LOVED it!

  • Looks really nice! I like hotels that give good toiletries. And that pool looks nice too!

  • What a great staycation! That pool looks so inviting!!

    • It was a dream, Sara! I wish I could just lounge there every day!

  • Reinventing Julie

    Great getaway spot! Will put on my list if I am in Orlando again.

    • Thank you! It’s definitely worth another trip back :)

  • I love mini vacations!! Hopefully I get to go on more of these soon. It looks like you had a blast! And that food looks delicious :)

    • Same! I think I need to take more of them :) This one was so fabulous!

  • Luna C. Lupus

    That pool looks like a dream!!!!!

  • Hyatt’s are my favorite chain! I might have to check this out next time I’m in FL – my parents live about 2 hours from Orlando but we stay there sometimes to take the kids to the parks :)

    • It’s definitely a very family-friendly hotel, you guys would love it!

  • I’m going to Disney World next month but staying on property but I know next year when I go I will look at hotels outside so I’m definitely checking this one out!

    • How exciting – have a great trip! This is definitely a fabulous option for your next trip!

  • I love all the amenities! And that pool looks so inviting!

    • Doesn’t it?! I wish all pools were that exciting!

  • This looks like a wonderful place to stay! I once spent a night at a Hyatt here in the UK and I must admit, it’s one of the best hotels I’ve stayed at (but it did cost a bit!).

    • It was! Sometimes it’s nice to splurge a little on hotels to pamper yourself! I’ll have to look into the Hyatt for my upcoming travels to Europe!

  • Oh, I’d love some Florida sunshine and chilling right now. I know this hotel but I’ve never stayed there, so really good to read about your experience. I like international drive and would like to visit again soon.

    • Hopefully you’ll be able to! I-Drive has so many awesome things to do when visiting, I love it too!

  • This sounds great! Sometimes its good to find places in Orlando that aren’t Disney related lol.

    Alix | http://www.apintsizedlife.com

    • So true! This one is especially great because it’s pretty centrally located to all of the tourist things!

  • I live in FL too! I haven’t stayed at the Hyatt but I am definitely overdue for a trip to Orlando! This hotel is beautiful, and I’m really into waterslides. haha

    • Which part of FL are you in? I try to get over to Orlando once or twice a month since I’m an annual pass holder for the parks. I love water slides too – there’s no such thing as being too old for them :)

  • adriana nudo

    You must of had so much fun! What a gorgeous room, and the views of the pool! I need to get down to visit!

    • We did! It was a great mini vacation for us, I think we need to take more of them!

  • Stunning suite! I would love to stay there if I go to Orlando!

    • It was fab, Kim! I hope you’re able to plan a trip soon :)

  • What a wonderful hotel stay! The food looks amazing, and so does the spa!

    • It was so great! We didn’t want to come back to reality :)

  • Angela

    The pool and the food both look amazing! This looks like a great hotel!

    • They were! I highly recommend it for any future Orlando travels!

  • Love it when the spa area is spacious and does not disappoint. One of my best weekends in Shanghai was my staycation I did for a weekend! Sometimes it’s nice to just enjoy all of the amenities a nice hotel has to offer.

    • YES! I totally agree. Most of my trips are so fast-paced, so it’s nice to take a step back and just relax for a bit sometimes. I definitely want to do more mini-getaways like this!

  • It was amazing! I couldn’t get enough of that built-in TV. SUCH a cool feature!