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Summer Fun At the Hyatt Regency Orlando


pool area at the Hyatt Regency Orlando Located at the heart of Orlando’s International Drive the Hyatt Regency Orlando is close to Sea World and Aquatica and to countless restaurants and other attractions.  While the location is ideal it’s the service and amenities that really set this Orlando hotel apart.  From the moment we walked in we where greeted by friendly staff and everyone from the check-in counter to the restaurant was amazing with the kids, which I loved.

pool at the Hyatt Regency Orlando

The beautiful zero-entry Grotto Pool is perfect for families: surrounded by a lush and beautiful landscape it features a waterfall and a water slide, of which my kids could not get enough of.  There where also lots of activities pool side from scavenger hunts and water games to fun crafts.

The rooms where a good size, we had a suite with an adjacent 2 bed room and we thought that was the perfect setup for a family as we where able to enjoy watching some TV and even getting some work done on the comfortable desk once the kids where asleep.

room at the Hyatt Regency Orlando

At first I though that the TVs in the bathroom mirrors where a bit much but we all enjoyed them. The kids would have brushed their teeth 5 times a day if I had let them and they just thought the TVs in the bathroom where the coolest thing ever.

bathroom at the Hyatt Regency Orlando

We had a beautiful view and a wonderful night sleep, which is so important when you are on vacation. I really love the Hyatt Grand Beds®, they are some of the most comfortable beds I’ve ever slept on and I keep thinking I really need to get a mattress like that for my own bed at home!

Hyatt Regency Orlando

When it comes to dining you don’t have to leave the hotel as there are so many great options. Coconuts Poolside Bar & Grill features much more than hamburgers (which by the way where awesome!) with a menu that offers fun appetizers like ceviche and coconut shrimp and  lots of healthy options like the veggie burger and the seafood salad club.  Urban Tide features fresh seafood and local produce with a view of the Grotto Pool while the B-Line Dinner offers a casual diner atmosphere, a kid friendly menu including home made ice cream and is open 24hours.  Fiorenzo’s Italian Steakhouse provides an elegant atmosphere while still being very family friendly and some of the best steak I’ve ever had!

food at the bathroom at the Hyatt Regency Orlando

What We Love About the Hyatt regency Orlando

  • The location was ideal, close to restaurants and just minutes away from the new attractions and restaurants on I-Drive 360 including the Orlando Eye, the SeaLife Aquarium and Madame Tussards.
  • There is so much to do to keep the kids entertained. While mom can relax the and sunbathe on the decks the kids will have an amazing time on the slide and taking part in all of the fun activities poolside: from crafts to scavenger hunts and water races. There is also a fun zero-entry pool for the  the little ones!
  • The food was fantastic. Our experience at Fiorenzo’s Italian Steakhouse was memorable combining amazing food and some of the friendlies and most knowledgeable servers who made us feel so comfortable and at ease.
  • The Hyatt Regency Orlando’s Olympic-size Terrace Pool and state of the art fitness center give you enough opportunities to stay healthy and active during your vacation. I really liked that the terrace pool is completely separate form the grotto pool providing a tranquil environment to take a swim.
  • I thought the hotel was a great value as we had all the fun and entertainment to make for an unforgettable family vacation.

pool area at the Hyatt Regency Orlando

Things to Consider

  • The rooms are spacious but if you are traveling with kids I would highly recommend getting a second guest room so you have some privacy once the kids have gone to bed. We had a suite that connected to a two bed room and we found it to be the perfect family setting. The hotel charges a $22 resort fee per room which will give you and your family access to the 24-hour Fitness Center, fitness classes, recreational activities at the Grotto and Terrace Pools, bike rental, 10% savings on spa and salon services at The Spa, two I-Ride Trolley tickets daily to explore the International Drive area, two bottled waters each day, and more, We thought it was a great value and the kids loved taking advantage of the fun poolside activities from scavenger hunts to water races.
  • Self parking is $18 and valet parking is $27, which is comparable to valet parking fees in the area.
  • If you are hitting the parks consider staying an extra day so you can enjoy the great pool and all of the kid’s activities, it’s a great place to spend a day relaxing and resting in between park visits and away from the crowds and the endless lines.

You can visit Hyatt Regency Orlando website for more information. Like them on Facebook and follow them on twitter @HyattOrlando to stay informed of new offers and events.

Hyatt Regency Orlando

About the author

Paula Bendfeldt-Diaz

Paula moved from her native Guatemala to SW Florida with her husband and two children and together they are discovering what it means to live life between two languages.

Paula studied architecture who now makes a living as a freelance writer, traveler and amateur photographer. She started her writing & publishing career as the editor of Bebé y Mamá, the first parenting magazine in Guatemala. She is the founder of www.GrowingUpBilingual.com and www.365thingsswfl.com and writes articles in Spanish and English for both magazines and the web on travel, food and bicultural and bilingual parenting .

When she is not on a plane or road trip she likes to create recipes inspired in the flavors of her native Guatemala.

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  1. robin Rue

    That sounds like a great place to stay. We are in Orlando every summer, but never stay outside of Disney. Maybe we will this year…..

  2. Alli Smith

    I have to agree with your kids – the TV’s in the bathroom mirrors ARE the coolest things ever! Hey, if it will get the kids to brush their teeth more often . . .

    We love visiting Orlando and go at least once a year. I’ve always loved staying at the Hyatt Regency, but have never stayed at this one. Looks amazing!

  3. candy

    Tv in the bathroom makes me laugh, but hey when on vacation why not have a tv in the bathroom. Great place to visit and so many fun things to enjoy.
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  4. Jacqui @FlightsFancyMom

    Such a beautiful place! I love it. Looks like a lot of great things for the kiddos to do as well. And that TV is perfect when you have to take that shower, but don’t want to miss a show lol!

  5. Annemarie LeBlanc

    Hyatt Hotels always guarantee a memorable experience for any traveler. I love that they are family friendly and are sure to have activities/ammenities to cater to every age group. And of course, the food! Superb everytime.

  6. Maureen - Scoops of Joy

    The bathroom mirrors are awesome! Looks like a great hotel to stay with the whole family and the hotel offers so much too. Winning hotel in my book!

  7. Lexi

    Looks like a lovely hotel. I’ve been to Florida before, but only briefly.

  8. Chubskulit Rose

    It’s snowing like crazy here today at my neck of the woods so your post warmed me up a bit. The place looks so beautiful!

  9. Rebecca Swenor

    The Hyatt Regency Orlando sounds like a great place to stay if your vacationing in Orlando I love how it is so close to Sea World where we have never been before too .It seems that for the extra luxuries it would be worth it to pay the extras. Thanks for sharing your tips and this amazing place.

  10. Kita Bryant

    We love visiting Florida, especially this area. This looks like a beautiful place to stay! We will have to keep it in mind the next time we visit.

  11. Emily

    This looks like a great place to stay and that pool is calling to me! We are planning to do an Orlando trip early next year and reviews like this are so helpful !

  12. Dawn McAlexander

    That’s a gorgeous hotel. I am planning on coming to Orlando next year. I will have to look into staying here when I visit. It looks like a great place to stay.

  13. ricci

    That looks like a great hotel!! I need to get to the Sunshine State soon!!
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  14. Nikka Shae

    This place looks so amazing and so much fun!! I love your scallop plate!!

  15. Mimi Green

    The Hyatt regency Orlando is my kind of place for sure. I’ve been to Orlando once and we had an okay hotel but it wasn’t as nice as this one.

  16. Lexi

    I love hotels where they have those swirl slides, even if they’re meant for kids 🙂

  17. Eloise

    looks like a fun time and a nice hotel! I’m glad you had this adventure to explore and relax while eating great food : ) Makes me want a vacation to a sunny destination in Orlando!
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