A couple of my friends and I went to Universal for a day, and found this amazing hotel to stay at! Finding a good hotel close to a theme park can be tricky, but the Hyatt House across from Universal was the perfect location, and we had the best time. Their suites are so gorgeous, clean and spacious. They had everything we needed, and more!
First off, the front desk attendant is so courteous and accommodating. She was quick to check us in, and very warm and welcoming.
She let us know that they have a shuttle to the park (just make sure you set your appointment to the park!), and back to the hotel (no reservation needed). With it being right across the street, this is so nice so you can avoid having to pay the $26 it costs to park over at the park. If you can’t make it into the appointment slot that you want, the walk to the park is about 10 minutes, and really gorgeous, so not a bad alternative if worse comes to worse.
The rooms are very clean, modern and spacious! I just kept thinking about how nice it would be to stay in a room like this for a few days, and maybe next time with my whole family. There is plenty of room for everyone! As you walk in, you enter to the kitchen and dining area where you have a full kitchen, storage, plenty of plugs for charging and appliances, and a TV. Then as you keep walking in, you go to the living room with a full sectional couch that folds into a sofa bed, and a tv! Turn right, and there’s a bedroom with a door (which again, with kids is GOLD!), 2 queen beds, which were super comfortable, a tv and a full bathroom!
Part of the fun of staying in a hotel, is to explore the amenities, and this hotel had quite the list! The pool/outdoor area is amazing! It was night, so we sat and enjoyed the nice weather and tranquil ambiance. The pool was well lit and super beautiful! In the same outdoor area, they also had a few little fire pit stations and fun outdoor games like connect four and others to play. The bar also is right there for convenience! It checked off all the entertainment boxes, and provided something for everyone! The fitness facility was also pretty awesome for a hotel gym. I love seeing a clean space to workout in a hotel! It was perfect.
The next morning as we were rushing to get out the door, we couldn’t forget to snag some awesome breakfast! My husband is a hotel breakfast lover, so I made sure to send him some pictures to make him jealous. He would have loved it!! The thing that stood out to me is that they had almond milk! My daughter had a rough transition to dairy when she stopped nursing and whenever we traveled, we had to bring her own almond milk, and it was always such a hassle. I love that they were accommodating to people that may have a similar situation or preference.
They had several hot stations with bacon, sausage, eggs, potatoes. Plus cereal, breads and muffins, fresh fruit wrapped individually (which made for a perfect way to transport a park snack), oatmeal and yogurts. Between my friends and I, we all tried pretty much everything, and it was all really delicious!
I’ve become a little picky when it comes to hotels, and this one has hit all the marks! Beautiful lounge, yummy breakfast, small shop for late night cravings/needs, clean smells, clean floors and bedding, room layout is well thought out, a gym facility, a pool and other fun extra activities, friendly staff, helpful information, lots of accommodations to help their Universal guests.
Thank you Hyatt House across from Universal! We loved spending time with you and are already looking forward to doing it again!