on February 3, 2009
I'm impressed with Hyatt's new concept, Hyatt Place. It feels like a boutique hotel when you walk in.All the rooms are junior suites complete with wetbar, empty fridge and sink as well as flat screen tvs, living room area and comfy beds. The room rate also includes their continental breakfast buffet. The entire property has complimentary Wi-FiThey do have a nice pool, but it was January,..so naturally we didn't visit it.They also have a business center in the lobby where you can print your boarding pass. That computer is also free to use. We stayed here for 2 nights and really enjoyed the room. The best part is, there was no commercial aircraft noise at all.....BUT the air force base is close by and I did hear F17's during the day.So the lobby of this place smells really good...I noticed it every time we entered the building or got off the elevator. Aromatherapy...NICE!We had a room with a king bed. The room is set up like a small suite with a computer desk, corner sofa and bedroom.There are extra pillows and blankets in the closet, if you have someone who needs to sleep on the couch, which was very comfortable.A blowdryer was provided in the vanity drawer and there is a small safe in the closet. Doesn't fit a laptop, though. There was soap, shampoo and conditioner, but no lotion.I like the fact that the shower and toilet are separate from the vanity...makes getting ready easier when someone is in the shower.The bed was really comfy and I didn't want to get up.On either side of the bed was a light that can be dimmed for reading at night.The 42 inch tv swivels, so you can see it from either the bed or from the couch.This chain of hotels offers hot food 24hrs a day, at a price, but if you arrive late, it's not a bad option because there isn't much around. There's a convienence store about 2 miles away.The breakfast is free and there's yogurt, fruit, breakfast breads, cereal, juices, coffee and tea and the breakfast area is quaint. They serve Starbucks coffee, which is always a good sign if you ask me.They do have an airport shuttle, but it can be tricky to find if your driving.If your coming from the rental car place, on University, go under the freeway, (I-25) and take your first left on Woodward, and then your first left again, on Sunport and the hotel is on the left hand side. This area is like hotel alley and there are about 6 hotels all in this area, so don't freak out, because you can't see it from the main road.The value for the money was good and we liked it here. I would recommend it to anyone who wants a quite place to stay.
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