Hotel Group: Hyatt Hotels
Hotel Category: Category 3
Hotel Status: Globalist
Booking Type: Points Booking (12,000 World of Hyatt (WoH) points)
Room Type: King Studio
Date of Stay: March 2018
Hyatt House is Hyatt’s extended-stay brand featuring a more residential feel with most rooms featuring full kitchens and spacious living rooms. Hyatt House, New Orleans opened in 2015, attached to the Hyatt Regency. The downtown location is walking distance from Mercedes-Benz Superdome, Smoothie King Center and only a mile from the French Quarter.
The hotel features 194 guest rooms with 114 of them having full kitchens. Amenities include a business center, free breakfast with an omelette bar, access to Hyatt Regency’s pool, a small fitness center, as well as access to Hyatt Regency’s fitness center, and laundry facilities. Overnight valet parking is $47.46 but there is parking available across the street for substantial savings.
Please note, the hotel has a 72-hour cancellation policy, so I recommend only booking this hotel last-minute.
I booked a two-night stay using 24,000 World of Hyatt points. The cash price for the two nights came to $1,238.21. I was able to get over five cents per point making it an exceptional value.
The lobby and reception area is located on the 11th floor. The receptionist was friendly and quick to check me in. She upgraded me to a King Studio and as a Globalist member, I was offered a choice of two welcome gifts. I chose 1000 World of Hyatt points and a chocolate-chip cookie.
King Studio rooms are 480 sq ft with a full kitchen and a seating area with a sectional sofa.
The bed was semi soft, and both nightstands had easy access to outlets.
The Cuisinart coffee maker is located in the kitchen. I would like to see at least a Keurig machine instead of this one, considering they charge such a high price for rooms here throughout the year.
The in-room Wi-Fi was good even from a corner room.
The views were overlooking the Superdome, Smoothie King Center, and the Hyatt Regency pool.
The bathroom was spacious with a stand alone shower. This was the first time I’ve stayed in a Hyatt House, so I’m not sure if these are the standard toiletries, but the KenetMD Suds Well brand were not great. Same goes for the Andis Hairdryer, without concentration attachments, it is less than desirable.
The Hyatt House gives access to the Hyatt Regency pool next door. There’s a sky bridge connecting both hotels, but it’s a hike navigating through the hotel. The deepest end of the pool is 5ft 6in.
Located on the 16th floor, the fitness center was tiny. With only a few cardio machines and a rack of free weights, it was less than ideal. I suppose that’s why they give free access to Hyatt Regency’s fitness center.
H Bar and the guest market are located on the 11th floor alongside the reception desk. This is New Orleans, the best food city in the US, so I tend not to eat in hotels, but rather adventure out and eat something local.
Throughout the week, they offer a different omelette of the day. Here is the list of what they serve everyday.
I spent very little time in the hotel. The only associate’s I encountered during the entire stay was valet and the front-desk attendant. Both were great and made me feel welcomed. It’s hard to give an accurate rating with only talking to two employees but since this is a review, I’ll place service at an 8/10.
I had a pleasant stay at the Hyatt House. Even though the only thing I did here was sleep, I would still highly recommend this property to anyone because of the great location and spacious rooms. I do want to add, New Orleans is the best city in the US. I encourage everyone to adventure out and explore the city. Spend as little time as possible inside hotels.
What is your favorite hotel in New Orleans?