Houston we have a problem? No, in this case, Houston was the solution to our quest for a nearby getaway destination. Specifically, the recently renovated Hyatt Regency Houston hotel, located in the bustling downtown Houston entertainment and business districts. We had an enjoyable stay at the hotel that’s designed to be a premier destination for leisure, business, and group guests. We emerged from the visit armed with an authentic Hyatt Regency Houston review based on our experience, as well as tips you can utilize if you are considering booking a stay at the hotel.
Disclosure: Hyatt Regency Houston sponsored our stay; however, all opinions shared herein are those of Afrostylicity and have not been influenced by any being or brand.
Hyatt Regency Houston Review
The hotel recently underwent multi-million-dollar renovations, completely transforming the guestrooms and corridors, lobby, main entrances, and meeting spaces. The goal was to position the hotel as a one-stop destination for business and leisure travelers alike.
Address: 1200 Louisiana St, Houston, TX 77002
Hyatt Regency Houston Review of Rooms and Suites
The hotel boasts 955 spacious and contemporary guestrooms, including 40 suites. We stayed in a majestic VIP suite, arranged over 2 floors, housing a living room, dining area, kitchen area, bedroom, and 1.5 bathrooms. The floor-to-ceiling windows that warmly illuminated the space, as well as offered sweeping views of downtown Houston were enamoring! We enjoyed a welcome home-away-from-home experience, thanks to the layout of the suite, and the amenities within. Amenities included: televisions in the living room and bedroom; a refrigerator; a microwave; an office corner complete with a printer and desktop, and a standalone soaking tub.
The guestrooms underwent a major facelift following the recently completed renovations. The rooms have modern and contemporary furnishing and décor. Guestroom bathrooms were updated to include a sleek aesthetic with black floor tiles and in-mirror lighting. The rooms are also outfitted with new Smart TVs that allow guests to sync their mobile devices for customized streaming capabilities.
Restaurants & Bars at Hyatt Regency Houston
Located on the ground floor of the hotel, LobbiBar is the focal point of the hotel’s atrium. It features distinct seating zones designed to create a sense of intimacy in the dramatic 30-story atrium space, with table seating surrounded by wood-canopied booths lining the perimeter. It is open daily and serves refreshing beer, wine, and craft cocktails as well as lite bites.
The hotel’s signature restaurant, Shula’s Steakhouse, has three dining areas, including a private dining room decorated with white and black tile floors reflective of a modern French Bistro. At the time of our visit to the hotel, restaurant hours of operation were limited to weekend breakfast only. However, we were informed that in the upcoming weeks, the hours will be updated to reflect previous pre-pandemic hours that were more extensive.
Einstein Brother’s Bagels
You can enjoy freshly-brewed coffee, bagels, and grab-and-go options at the on-site Einstein Bros Bagels® and More. It is located on-site on the ground level of the hotel.
Additional Amenities at Hyatt Regency Houston
The hotel has a rooftop pool that serves as a great place to relax during warmer months. There is also a fully-equipped fitness center available for use by hotel guests.
Meeting and Event Spaces
The hotel provides a premier meeting destination. It has 71,000 square feet of meeting space including the 16,000 square foot Imperial Ballroom which can be divided into two or three separate areas. The hotel also provides a 28,000 square foot exhibit hall, multiple mid-sized and junior ballrooms, and 13 individual conference rooms and boardrooms. meeting spaces feature increased broadband capacities to assist with hybrid meeting functionality.
Parking & Transportation
Valet parking is available at a cost of $40 for overnight parking with in and out privileges. There is also wheelchair-accessible parking and an electric vehicle charging point on-site. At the time of this publication, the hotel shuttle service is on hold indefinitely, due to the pandemic.
COVID-19 Specific Information
At this time, housekeeping does not access rooms until after checkout. However, you can always ask for supplies from the front desk as needed. Masks are required for unvaccinated individuals while in public spaces.
What is Nearby
The hotel is within close proximity to area attractions. Guests have easy access to world-class museums, parks, and professional sporting events located within blocks from the hotel’s front doorstep including NBA games at the Toyota Center and MLB games at Minute Maid Park. and Minute Maid Stadium, where travelers can root on World Series Champions, the Houston Astros, throughout the baseball season. The hotel also provides easy access to the Downtown Aquarium, the theater district, and several spacious parks including Discovery Green, a 12-acre urban park complete with a lake, fountains, and a children’s playground. Through Visit Houston’s Marketplace —a website that helps travelers curate their Houston getaway with tickets, tours, and experiences — guests can easily explore the 19 museums and art collections based in the city’s museum district including the Houston Museum of Natural Science, The Museum of Fine Arts, Children’s Museum Houston, and the Houston Museum of African American Culture among several others. We had the opportunity to explore the Houston Museum of Natural Science and enjoyed the experience immensely.
Quick Facts About Hyatt Regency Houston
- 24-hour front desk
- Free Wi-Fi for hotel guests
- 24-hour fitness center
- Guest rooms and suites are arranged over 30 floors.
- Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
- Up to 10 children stay free when occupying the parent or guardian’s room, when using existing bedding
- Pets are allowed; however, note that restrictions apply
- Check-in time is at 3 PM-midnight and check-out time is at noon. Express check-in/out available.
In conclusion. we loved our overall Hyatt Regency Houston stay, specifically the VIP suite, breakfast at Shula’s, as well as the hotel’s close proximity to the city’s attractions. What we hope to see is a return of the hotel’s currently closed restaurant —Spindletop, which was Houston’s only revolving restaurant, and had impressive views of the city. That being said, it is our hope that this Hyatt Regency Houston Review has been useful, and that we have inspired you to consider the Hotel for your next vacation or staycation. You can book your stay here.
Now, go forth and explore!
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