While I’ve wanted to stay at the Grand Hyatt DFW for a long time now, it has always been a lot more expensive than the Hyatt Regency DFW for my dates. The Hyatt Regency requires a shuttle, while the Grand Hyatt is connected to the terminal, so it’s much more convenient. For this particular trip the Grand Hyatt was only about $50 more, so I decided to finally give it a try.
The Grand Hyatt is connected to terminal “D” at DFW, and once you get landside you just have to take the escalator up to the hotel. Once in the lobby I was quickly checked in and assigned a room on the 8th floor, room 802. It’s pretty darn awesome to have the keys for your room in hand less than 10 minutes after deplaning!
The hallways were modern and bright, and my room was located all the way at the end of the hallway.
The room was large and modern, furnished in a similar way to most Grand Hyatts. It featured an entryway leading to the room, and bathroom to the left.
The room featured a king bed, day bed, and desk with a rolling chair.
On the side table next to the bed was an iHome.
The bed faced a flat screen TV on top of the minibar and coffee machine.
TV and desk
As an airplane nerd the best part of the room, no doubt, were the views. The Grand Hyatt is literally located on top of the terminal, so you have air traffic control tower-esque views of the tarmac. It’s worth noting, however, that the room boasts excellent blackout curtains, and I also found the sound insulation to be very good.
View from the room
View from the room
The bathroom was also extremely spacious for a Grand Hyatt (let alone an airport hotel), with a sink, walk-in shower, tub, and toilet.
Now maybe I’m just picky, but am I the only one that finds non-“deep” tubs useless? If I can’t comfortably “soak” in the tub, I ain’t using it!
One of the coolest parts of the hotel had to be the 9th floor rooftop pool and fitness center. They both boast views of the tarmac, just like from the room. It was pretty darn cool to see some heavies take off while on the rooftop.
I just had a quick overnight so slept for most of the time I was at the hotel, and had an early flight the next morning. As a Gold Passport Diamond member you get free breakfast, and this hotel even proactively offered to let me order it via room service (which isn’t a published benefit).
For breakfast I ordered a dungeness crab omelet and some granola, which were served promptly.
Room service breakfast
It’s worth noting that if you order via room service they still charge you the tray charge and delivery charge so it’s not completely free as a Diamond member, though the restaurant wasn’t open when I left, so I didn’t mind that one bit.
While I didn’t get to spend a whole lot of time at the hotel, I’d say this is about as nice as airport hotels get in the US. The views are unrivaled for an airport hotel, and I’d argue the only nicer airport hotel in the US is the InterContinental O’Hare, though I do think it’s even a stretch to call the InterContinental an airport hotel.
Any other nice airport hotels in the US I’m missing?