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March 29, 2005
Frankly, this is a standard hotel built in the 1980s and redone since. The rooms are large and have all the basics, with the exception of a mini-fridge. Wish they had those in all the rooms! I check in to this hotel for two reasons: I either have a several-days-long meeting there or I have a very early flight to catch, which makes staying overnight at DFW the logical thing to do. The hotel meets my needs.
What breaks this hotel out of the ordinary is the efficiency (and kindness) of the staff at all levels. The only fault we can find is that the newly designed bar on the main level is too small when large meetings are going on. We need a larger watering hole.
Easy in and out if you have flights to catch, with a free shuttle to all terminals every 20 minutes, 24 hours a day. If you know the way, you can walk over to the American terminal, but there are steep stairs, which makes hauling your luggage a problem. Take the shuttle!
My king-bed room (non-smoking) was extremely large, with a lot of empty space, certainly enough room for more furniture. A nice Lazy-Boy chair would be a fine addition. The bathrooms and small and basic. The in-room coffee service includes insulated cups that you can carry out of the room with you--an improvement and much appreciated.
Don't be put off by the risk of noise from an on-airport location. The building is very well-insulated. We didn't hear the planes or the automobile traffic. Soon, the brand new Grand Hyatt will open on the other side of the airport stem road, but we will still depend on this hotel for our big meetings. They are tried, tested, and true.
From journal Fort Worth Double Checked
November 13, 2000
Built in the 1970's, this hotel has the style of that era. Although the rooms have been updated, they lack the comfort of, say, a 'suites' hotel. Most rooms do not have a comfortable chair, there are no reading lights and the lights in the bathrooms leave you feeling green. The bathrooms are small with feeble shower heads. The hallways are long. If you have an early morning departure, bring your own alarm clock. The staff is often rushed as the hotel handles masses of people.
If you are there for a meeting with your spouse/partner, that person will find little to do either in the hotel or in the area. Jogging alone is discouraged in the area of the hotel. Shopping at the airport is no longer permitted as all the shopping is beyond the security barriers. This hotel runs vans to Grapevine Mills Outlet Mall.
The primary reason to stay in this hotel is conveniece to the airport. Unless you know the way, you can't easily walk to the American Airlines terminal. Free shuttle van service runs frequently.
for more information on this hotel, see ACTIVITIES.
From journal D-FW airport & vacinity
, Virginia, Turkey
October 10, 2003
Self-parking in the parking garage was free, and the hotel validated the entrance ticket for the airport, so we didn't pay for entering and exiting the hotel or the airport. Although the hotel was really, really crowded when we first arrived, we didn't have to wait to check in and the staff was very helpful. Our room was more spacious than the one we had a night before at Adam's Mark hotel, but the furniture and the bed spreads were old. My husband even spotted a cigarette burn on our bed spread. (Now that I think about it, the room was supposed to be non-smoking.) I really didn't care much as I didn't plan to be in the room other than to sleep. Our view was the parking garage and we could hear it every time a plane flew over. (I don't hear any noise when I am sleeping so it didn't bother me at all). Similar to our room in Adam's Mark, we had a king size bed, a work desk with chair, an armchair, big size TV, ironing board, iron and hair dryer. The hotel had a free shuttle to the airport every 20 minutes.
With the size of the Dallas area and its traffic, staying in Hyatt Regency DFW made travelling easy for us. We dropped our rental car one night before, and took a shuttle to the airport (the Hyatt Regency DFW is much closer to the airport than the Rental Car Center), and a shuttle was waiting for us at terminal C. Before we went to sleep we asked for a wake-up call at 6:00 AM for an 8:10 AM flight (I can hear some of you say, it is not an early flight). Without any stress we were in our plane. However, if I were to see Dallas I would not stay in this hotel. Be careful when you are making a reservation, there is a $50 early check-out fee. The brochure for Hyatt Regency DFW Hotel advertised heated outdoor pool, exercise room, business center, bars, restaurant and a golf course nearby with a courtesy shuttle.
From journal Dallas: Searching for J.R.
March 29, 2004
Designed extremely well, although it is in the midst of the runways, I've never heard airplane noises while in the hotel. Soon to be joined by the Grand Hyatt now under construction, this older hotel is having the redo to compete with its new sibling. No doubt about that. With nearly 900 rooms under one roof, it can be a very busy place. The elevators can be painfully slow, but I know my way up and down the stairs.
Gone are the days when you could stay one night at this hotel and leave your car in the garage for a month long trip at no charge. Sorry about that, but try that now and you will find parking charges of at least $13 per day.
A major reason to stay at this hotel is location. No more than 20 minutes from the check in counter of any airline at DFW airport. I've attended many meetings held at this hotel due to the convenience of not having to leave the airport if you fly in. There is an outdoor pool and very limited work out facilities. Jogging around the airport is discouraged. You will have problems if you want to take a morning run. Food (see Jacob's Spring Grille write up) is way above average at this Hyatt. Even in banquet situations with 1200 people dining, the food is remarkably good.
If there is a weak detail at this hotel, it is the ’70s era bathrooms with very poor lighting. Some of this disappointment is being addressed in the remodeling, but major walls can't be moved and we will continue to have the basic design. Most of the rooms have tiny (I really mean tiny) balconies. On the odd chance that you want to breathe J-4, you can open your door for ventilation. Who would?
Room rates vary widely so shop around the various booking methods. During my recently completely stay the hotel ran out of $99 rooms for our group, but when pressed admitted it had some $79 ones available. The walk up rate is upwards of $150.
The hotel does have special rates for passengers in distress and is always full during weather emergencies. For the special rate, have your airline telephone the hotel for your booking.
From journal More Fort Worth Food
December 5, 2000
However, because of traffic, it is not as highly recommended for people who will do much downtown travel during rush hours.
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