Hyatt Regency O’Hare
Taking the Longer Way Home
In this trip
- So. Keeping it original for autumn, aren’t we?
- Off to Heathrow in the Dead of the Night
- Terminal 3 Lounges… And more delays
- American Airlines AA99 London Heathrow to Chicago O’Hare (Main Cabin)
- In the USA, Candlewood Suites O’Hare
- TRAVEL PLUS: Fooding around Chicago
- Hyatt Regency O’Hare
- Airplane Art Extra – from the 10th Floor of the Hyatt Regency O’Hare
- TRAVEL PLUS: The Art Institute, Chicago
- Back to O’Hare, Air France/KLM Lounge
- Finnair AY010 Chicago O’Hare to Helsinki Vantaa
- A Helsinki Layover
- Finnair AY1335 Helsinki Vantaa to London Heathrow
- Coaching Homewards
- Sometimes, it’s more the journey
Hyatt Regency O’Hare
With my time at the Candlewood Suites over, it was time to head out – and head to my normal lodgings in Chicago – The Hyatt Regency O’Hare.
Check-in was managed with reasonable speed – with the agent prompting me to add my World of Hyatt Membership.
With that done, a room was assigned – but it seems the hotel was tight on space, as we were assigned a high floor, but facing out towards Rosemont as opposed to the city.
That – was the first sign something was right at the hotel.
Nonetheless, I headed upstairs to the room
The rooms at this Hyatt Regency have been through a mid-life refresh – but if you’ve read the trip reports for the past… three Chicago trips, nothing has changed.
The beds are still the same, whilst the TV dominates the room. I’m actually pondering why the don’t wall-mount the thing these days as opposed to having it resting on a countertop.
Meanwhile, the workspace is still glass-topped, with easy to reach sockets – a welcome thing to on a desk where a laptop needs to charge, or you’re charging battery banks too.
At the bedside, there’s a clock/alarm, with more mains and USB outlets. As we live in a more connected age than ever, having easy to reach outlets helps an awful lot.
Onto the bathroom – well it’s clean and well-stocked (even if it took a little prompting to the cleaner to add some amenities bottles now and again as my roommate and I go through them – mainly as the hotel is as dry as hell – which plays hell on hair, but also – two of us using tiny bottles? Doesn’t work
This is where pump-action bottles really would help. Or if you want really want to be eco-friendly and promote the brand, pump-action bottles you can fill yourself to take home.
I mention the bathroom at this point because it seems the hotel had a bit of a leak on Friday when I was with my friends – and as such, there was no water in the main block of the hotel – with people having to head to the executive wing to answer the call of nature.
Whilst the outage was up to three hours – it was unwelcome, to say the least.
Combined with spotty Wi-Fi, I was close to getting a SkyRoam out and connecting to that for stable connectivity.
Thankfully, the issues settled down of the weekend
Overall: I used to hold this hotel up as an example of how to do hospitality in Chicago. Now, it seems it is running itself into the floor – which is a shame. Whilst the venue is good, there are little cuts here, price rises there that make it harder to recommend.
If you’re using this as a night stop – I’m sure you won’t run into most of the issues that I ran into. But if you’re spending a few days there, just keep an eye out in case there are issues. Because I’m finding they’re taking longer to sort those issues out…
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