It’s time for another Snapshot, this time focusing on the Hyatt Regency O’Hare (Rosemont).
In case you’ve forgotten how we do travel write-ups on Economy Class and Beyond, I have two major travel writing styles:
- Trip Reports – These are full deep-dive reports taking you into the experience and the small things… as well as the big things!
- Snapshots – These are bite-sized reviews that show you the basic product in some nice gentle headlines (and normally, only images shot on the phone).
Today, we’re on the Snapshot. The full in-depth review is a work in progress (I’ve only got as far as the first bit at the time of writing).
After getting out of the taxi, I toted my bags up to the reception area. I completed the check-in process for the four nights I would be there. To check in early (I had arrived just after midday), a $25 charge was levied.
Keycards were issued for the room, with a valid form of payment taken. This included a $200 hold charge as well as other hotel costs.
With that, I headed to the room.
the room was in the Main block of the hotel (as opposed to the International wing). It was also of the rooms that had a balcony on it (which has multiple purposes as regular readers will know).
The room is the typical Hyatt double bedroom here, with the usual Hyatt double beds, glass-topped workspace, padded sofa and TV.
The balcony faced out towards the conference centre, with views towards O’Hare International Airport.
As for the bathroom, this was the usual affair, with individual amenities offered.
There was a Keurig machine to make coffee and tea with, along with a very large TV, a radio and a noise-making machine.
It was interesting to note that one of the Keurig pods that were in the room when I arrived had been used and put back by housekeeping.
An Iron, Ironing board and spare items were also in the room.
Wireless connectivity was provided by the hotel, with it reaching some of the conference areas. This was limited to two devices per email address.
The hotel offer buffet breakfast in the main restaurant – this was not investigated on this trip. In the past this area was used for evening dining, however, this has not been the case for some time.
For one evening, I had an O’Hare Burger, fries and a drink – this set me back $21+tip. Coffee was also brought from the Perks coffee shop.
The hotel operated a shuttle bus between it and O’Hare Airport – with no objections to being taken to Terminal 5 of O’Hare Airport (and with Delta, Southwest and Frontier as well as the international lot running out of those terminals.
Check-out was a simple matter, with the bill confirmed and itemised out – with the deposit from the card vanishing a few days later. I was able to use the luggage drop area to store my luggage whilst I had business in downtown Chicago.
The full review of the Hyatt Regency O’Hare is coming soon!
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