Time for another Snapshot focusing on the hotel experience at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare.
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… many cups of coffee away (or I’m a good three segments in at the moment)… and running wayyyyy behind schedule.
The Hyatt Regency is O’Hare is located off North River Road, near a selection of other hotels within walking distance (the Cerown Plaza, DoubleTree, Embassy Suites, and Lowes). It is about 3 “blocks” away from Rosemont L Station or by a shuttle bus to O’Hare Airport that runs every 15 to 30 minutes.
For those who have the need, it is across the road from the Donald E. Stephens Convention Centre, near the Exploriertum.
I arrived on foot from the Crowne Plaza, with it being within a tolerable walking distance (unless you have got stupid levels of luggage).
Check-in was conducted on the mezzanine level, where my ID was checked. As I maintain no Hyatt loyalty, I was expecting an upcharge for checking in early – thankfully, none was applied.
A holding charge was applied at this point.
The room was confirmed to be a Double-Double room in the main block of the hotel. This is useful, as there is not much distance to traverse last thing at night when you’re tired and exhausted and thus not ending a hike over to the Premium Wing/International Wing of the hotel.
This room was on the 9th floor, facing the city for a change (which made a change from looking over the convention centre the past few trips).
As usual, the room featured double-double beds, along with a TV (which seems to be at a less severe angle than before), a glass-topped table to work from, and a Keuriug-style coffee machine. I am happy to report that the pods were all intact when I arrived in the room – unlike last time.
Water was provided if you were a Hyatt Elite member. Otherwise, a charge would be levied.
Who needs this word “tidy?”
As for the bathroom, this was the usual affair, with individual amenities offered.
Spare items were in the closet as needed, along with a safe.
In-Hotel Services Used
Whilst normally I dine for one night at the Red Bar, I skipped and instead, stuck with diet coke whilst working on some admin for the weekend.
The Perks Coffee shop as usual was able to deliver coffee at a reasonable strength – if not at a reasonable price.
In-Hotel Wi-Fi performance was very good, allowing for live backups to be completed.
The hotel also offered a breakfast buffet at $20 per person – I skipped this during this visit.
Check-out was a simple affair, with my rate and extras confirmed. With the charges levied against my card, I was able to drop my luggage off (for which I would return later in the day) and enjoy the Windy City.
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I think staying at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare is almost a right of passage for frequent flyers.
Last time staying there, as someone with no Hyatt status,, had a good rate and a room just like yours depicted. I needed a corkscrew and also a sewing kit (haven’t seen one of those in a room in 20 years). Called the front and about 5 minutes later, a bellhop arrived with a white gift-bag with two of each plus a wine stopper inside. I know they advertise having toiletries you might forget, but was impressed they had these items and sent an extra plus the stopper.
I live about an hour drive from O”hare and will often do a park/stay/fly package here when I have an early flight out of O”hare. They always note my Explorist status and upgrade me to the premium wing. I have also had the breakfast there a few times which I really enjoy but usually I am leaving for the airport before it starts. Once they upgraded me to a suite which was lovely; two levels with a spiral staircase in one of the round tower areas. Always pleasant service when I stay.