Quick Look: Hyatt Regency DFW – King Runway View Room


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Recently, I had a brief overnight stay at the Hyatt Regency at Dallas/Ft. Worth and, although I wasn’t there long enough to try out a lot of what the hotel offers, I thought I’d share a few images and thoughts in case any readers are thinking about booking this property and would like to know what to expect.

The Cost

The cash rate for the night I need to book was over $200…

…so I chose to pay for my stay with 8,000 World of Hyatt points instead (the Hyatt Regency DFW is a Category 2 property).

I value World of Hyatt points at 1.4 cents each, so I was more than happy with the 2.55 cents/point of value I got out of each point I spent.

Check-In & The Lobby

The property is a short shuttle-bus ride from Dallas/Ft. Worth airport and, unusually to my mind, you have to call up the hotel to get the shuttle bus to come and pick you up – not a big deal but worth noting.

Check-in didn’t take very long at all as there were very few people in the lobby when I arrived, and I was asked if I wanted to upgrade my entry-level room to a “runway view” room for $10.

I’m no AvGeek but my inner child still likes to watch aircraft landing and taking off, so I paid for the upgrade.

Hyatt Regency DFW

To the left of the check-in desk is the hotel’s primary restaurant, behind that is a large bar area (which I couldn’t really photograph because it was very busy) and there’s also a small coffee shop…

Hyatt Regency DFW

….which, as well as coffee, sells various sandwiches, salads, and cold drinks.

Hyatt Regency DFW

The King-Size Runway View Room

The décor of the hallways isn’t going to win any design awards but the carpets appeared clean and the communal areas didn’t look tired or worn…so that makes it ok in my book.

Hyatt Regency DFW

Like a lot of hotel rooms, the Hyatt Recency DFW’s runway view rooms have a small entryway with a bathroom leading off it and a sleeping area directly ahead.

Hyatt Regency DFW – King Runway View Room

The main sleeping area is a good size and is dominated by a king-size bed.

Hyatt Regency DFW – King Runway View Room

At the foot of the bed is a chest of drawers, a large TV (on top of the chest of drawers) and a work desk.

Hyatt Regency DFW – King Runway View Room
Hyatt Regency DFW – King Runway View Room

To the left of the bed (as you look at it) is an armchair and an ottoman.

Hyatt Regency DFW – King Runway View Room
Hyatt Regency DFW – King Runway View Room

On this particular trip, I had quite a bit of work I needed to do so I appreciated the well-proportioned desk and comfortable chair…

Hyatt Regency DFW – King Runway View Room

…as well as the easy-to-access power outlets.

Hyatt Regency DFW – King Runway View Room

The lack of power outlets is a pet peeve of mine with a lot of modern-day hotels (there’s no excuse for a hotel not to have at least one useable power outlet on each side of the bed) but the Hyatt Regency DFW scores well in this department.

The desk, as you’ve already seen, is well equipped with power outlets, the right side of the bed has two outlets (with one taken up by an unnecessary alarm clock)…

Hyatt Regency DFW – King Runway View Room

…and the left side of the bed has an outlet within reach if not right next to the bed.

One last thing which I appreciated having in the room was a refrigerator….and not one filled with overpriced items that no one really needs.

Hyatt Regency DFW – King Runway View Room

An empty useable fridge is always good for storing snacks and inexpensive bottled water…especially when the water offered in the room comes at an extortionate cost (if you don’t have elite status).

Hyatt Regency DFW – King Runway View Room

The room’s bathroom was a good size but, if you like your privacy and if you’re sharing a room, be aware that the vanity unit is in an alcove and cannot be closed off from the rest of the room.

Hyatt Regency DFW – King Runway View Room
Hyatt Regency DFW – King Runway View Room

A door leading away from the vanity unit leads through to the shower and toilet…

Hyatt Regency DFW – King Runway View Room
Hyatt Regency DFW – King Runway View Room

…and I was pleasantly surprised at the quality of the shower, and not at all disappointed to discover that there wasn’t a bath (mid-tier hotel baths are almost never nice in my experience).

Hyatt Regency DFW – King Runway View Room

Lastly, on the facilities front, I should probably mention that the room offered coffee making facilities (with Starbucks branded coffee packets)…

Hyatt Regency DFW – King Runway View Room

…but thanks to a bout of laziness I chose to buy my coffee in the lobby rather than make my own so I can’t report back on how good or bad the in-room coffee makers are.

As far as the view from the room goes….it was exactly as advertised:

Hyatt Regency DFW – King Runway View Room
Hyatt Regency DFW – King Runway View Room

Bottom Line

This is one of those hotels that does the job that it’s designed to do – if you’re staying here on a layover or for work it checks most of the boxes you’ll want/need it to check.

The staff members are friendly, the runway-view king-size rooms are spacious (and surprisingly quiet considering their proximity to the runway) and the facilities in the room make them a comfortable place to get some work done.

The Grand Hyatt (which is attached to terminal D at DFW) is a nicer property and more convenient….but its cash rates are often higher and it costs 12,000 points more per night – if you don’t mind a short shuttle ride and if you’re paying with your own money the Hyatt Regency will often be the better value option.

2 COMMENTS

  1. I stayed here a few years ago. It was exactly as you described; good service, friendly staff and convenient location.

  2. The Hyatt Regency is just across the parking garage from Terminal C. There is a walkway across the parking garage (with signs) to walk there, which I’ve always found easier than taking a shuttle.

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