I just returned home from a wonderful stay at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress in Orlando. I can’t begin to tell you what a wonderful resort it is. There is so much about it that has me asking myself why I stay at a Disney on-site resort.
I travel quite a bit and this is by far one of my favorite hotels! The rooms are ideal, offer rain shower heads which feel amazing, and have super comfy beds. Add in a balcony with a beautiful view and you may never want to leave.
The staff are always smiling and willing to help you out in any way possible.
The resort grounds are beautiful and have so much to do…. pools, a beach area with hammocks and swings, paddle boats, golf, several restaurants, bars…. just everything you could want!
I recommend staying here when traveling to Orlando! You won’t be disappointed! Here are all my reasons why you MUST stay at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress:
A GREAT RESORT FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY
This is an ideal resort for adult travelers to the Orlando area. Although the resort is very family friendly and there are children around and about, the general atmosphere is one that makes adults feel there are no children under foot.
Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress offers Camp Hyatt, an exciting activities program for the kids. Your kids will love making a splash at our lagoon-style pool, getting soaked on the water slides, or participating in craft activities that build creative minds. The kids can take hikes and bike rides, scavenger hunts and evening marshmallow roasting. Camp Hyatt welcomes children ages 3–12 who are completely potty trained.
And . . . pet friendly too – with their very own ambassador that lives in the lobby! The resort allows (for a fee) dogs weighing 50 pounds and under or two dogs under a combined weight of 75 pounds.
LOCATION – LOCATION – LOCATION
The resort is located one mile from Walt Disney World property and convenient to both Universal Orlando and Sea World Orlando, as well as to all that the Orlando area offers.
They are so close – they offer shuttles to the parks and to Disney Springs. They are so close you can see Walt Disney World Resort fireworks from many of the rooms.
The resort is so close to Disney Springs (right behind) – just to give you an idea – one day I took an Uber because I had to be at an event at Disney Springs super early in the morning (7 a.m.). The Uber cost was $6.90 – that’s how close the resort is to Disney Springs!
No matter what you’re in the mood for, you’ll find that it isn’t that far away from this resort. Orlando’s attractions and activities are practically limitless and Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress offers easy access to them all.
Most of us head to Orlando for the theme parks but if you just want to relax and stay at the resort, you’re in luck because they offer plenty of on-site activities. Start your day with a swim in one of the most beautiful pools around, do some rock climbing, play a round of golf or some mini-golf. Biking, hiking, and water sports – All these activities are included in your nightly resort fee.
Want a relaxing spa treatment – they have you covered there too! A 24 hour fitness center, tennis courts, rock climbing wall and water crafts (paddle boats) can keep you busy for days.
One of the reasons I love this resort the most – rates for a standard room start around $249! You’ll find yourself staying in a deluxe, luxury resort. The Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress shouts luxury from the minute you are driving up to the entrance. The lobby, the rooms and the grounds are everything (and more) you expect from a luxury resort.
Compare that starting price point to a Disney on-site resort and some times of year you won’t even be able to stay at the moderate level. You’ll never be able to stay at a Disney deluxe resort for that price and frankly, I find the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress much nicer than some of Disney’s deluxe resorts.
There is a daily resort fee but all resorts charge a resort fee. Even Disney now charges a daily fee to park your car at your resort. The resort fee covers shuttle transportation to the Disney parks, Universal and Sea World and activities provided throughout property.
The Market offers Starbucks and fresh-baked treats, as well as a great selection of pre-made foods.
The LakeHouse is the spot for casual dining from morning to night. For lunch – try the fish tacos – oh, and the tuna melt – oh and don’t leave without trying the chicken salad sandwich and the steak frites. EVERYTHING and I do mean EVERYTHING on the lunch menu is delicious!
For breakfast you can order off the menu or enjoy the breakfast buffet. What I absolute love is that you can choose a full buffet with omelet station, pancakes, waffles and a million things in between. If that is too much food for you – get the continental breakfast buffet that offers hot and cold cereal, fresh fruits, charcuterie, cheese table, bakery table and juice selection.
Hemingways – I just love Hemingways! Hemingways is well known in Orlando for their crab cakes (and they didn’t disappoint this trip!). I have eaten at Hemingways several times over the years and have never eaten a bad meal. The worse thing I can say about Hemingways is that it’s so hard to decide what to eat!
As you all know, my daughter suffers from severe food allergies and the chef joined us at the table to discuss dining options for her. He was able to prepare anything she wanted from the menu to suit her allergies.
Hurricanes Lounge, Trelisses Lounge and On The Rocks Poolside Lounge all offer cocktails and food.
The rooms are spacious, clean, comfortable and offer great amenities. In-room safe, coffeemaker and reliable Wi-Fi are just some of what is offered.
Here are some of the standard amenities offered:
- work desk
- Iron / ironing board
- Coffee maker
- Cable / satellite TV channels
- iHome™ alarm clock radio
- High-speed Internet access
- Large, flat-screen television
- Individual air conditioning control
- In-room safe (large enough for a laptop or two large Disney Dooney and Bourke bags! and more!)
- Cool box refrigerator
- Multi-port electrical outlets
- USB charging outlets
I travel with several things that need charging – phone, camera, laptop, iPad. Add in a travel companion’s electronics and I often find myself looking behind beds and behind furniture for extra outlets. Not here! More than enough for all items that required charging. There were multiple soaps, body washes, shampoo and conditioners offered in the shower, as well as at the vanity area. More than enough towels and a pull-out magnifying make-up mirror.
The Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress offers large standard rooms at 360 square feet (much larger than a moderate standard room on WDW property and just slightly smaller than most deluxe standard rooms on WDW property) with suites offering 720 square feet.
There are a total of 779 rooms in the resort (48 suites, 281 kings, 415 doubles and 35 accessible rooms). The well equipped suites offers all of the comforts of home.
I guarantee you will never be disappointed staying at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress on your next trip to Orlando.