Time for another Snapshot focusing on the hotel experience at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare in 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 so far behind, I’ve lost the plot in hours of typing ahead.
The Hyatt Regency is O’Hare is located off North River Road, near several other hotels within walking distance (the Crown 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, which is also a shuttle bus ride away from Rosemont L Station.
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 which 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 exhausted and thus not ending a hike over to the Premium Wing/International Wing of the hotel.
This room was on the 8th floor, facing the Kennedy Expressway, as well as on the direct approach to Runway 27L/9R.
As usual, the room featured double-double beds, along with a TV (which seems to be at a more severe angle than before), a glass-topped table to work from, and a Keuriug-style coffee machine.
Water was provided if you were a Hyatt Elite member. Otherwise, a charge would be levied.
As for the bathroom, this was the usual affair, with bulk amenities now offered instead of individual ones.
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 passable. The hotel also offered a breakfast buffet at $20 per person – I skipped this during this visit.
One issue that persisted during my stay was the availability of lifts – with only two lifts available at some points (and I did hear it went down to one) over the weekend. This made waits for lifts at peak times extended – and required some use of the stairs to decent the property safely.
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.
The full review of the Hyatt Regency O’Hare is coming soon!
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