A fresh, big, comfortable space is what’s needed after a long day at Disneyland. Hyatt House delivers with it’s spacious, contemporary rooms and family-friendly amenities. I’ll admit that I have not stayed in every hotel in the area. In fact, this is the only one I’ve stayed at. I imagine it would take a lot to find a better property for Disneyland visitors.
I had a slightly complicated check-in process, as I booked two free night awards and a night using points for different room types. This would normally require me to check in and out multiple times, but the cordial front desk clerk had no problem helping me get the reservation sorted efficiently.
Being a Hyatt Explorist member, thanks again to the Hyatt card, Fanwife and I were offered two free bottles of water each day. This is a marginal perk, but absolutely needed for full days of park adventures. We simply had to grab them from the front desk area each day.Additional benefits of the status included a room upgrade and late check-out. Off the lobby sits a moderately appointed bar with an honest staff. For a nightcap, I opted to try a “special” old fashioned on the menu which included chocolate bitters. The bartender noted that it was, well, an odd concoction. She offered to remake the drink if it wasn’t to my liking. It wasn’t, but I didn’t trouble her.
Hyatt House properties, which are typically billed as extended stays, offer a free full breakfast as one of their perks. I’m usually wary of hotel breakfasts and had tempered expectations, especially with a partner with dietary restrictions. We were both pleasantly surprised by the quality of the spread. It’s basic breakfast food but done well enough that I went back for seconds. This alone should make Hyatt House worth a look for families. There’s potential to save hundreds of dollars per trip with this amenity alone.
The rooms are sizable and well furnished. The kitchen amenities when unused by us, but I can see it being valuable for guests looking to save money by taking advantage of leftovers. We limited our kitchen use to storing our keys and cash on the large island.
A spacious couch makes up the living area, which is separated by a slim entertainment unit. Basic and comfortable adequately describes the remainder of the room. The beds allowed for a good night’s rest and the bathroom was capacious and clean, all we needed. We found both the pool and fitness rooms serviceable. The former wasn’t busy given that we visited in January, but I can see it getting quite crowded in the spring and summer months.
It’s roughly a 10 minute walk to the Disneyland. It’s easy to find your way, as there will be a crowd in the morning clearing a path. Parking does cost $18 a night, but this is standard for the area. There are hotels closer to the parks, even some just outside the entrance. However, they lack the quality of the Hyatt House and the rooms aren’t nearly as spacious. I don’t have any little Fanchildren running around, but if I did, I’d be looking for a place with a friendly, patient staff and enough room to spread out. Hyatt House delivers. If you’re looking for a hotel for your next trip to Disneyland, I can’t recommend this hotel enough.