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Comfortable Pre-Cruise Stay at Hyatt Regency Orlando International Airport
We've tried out airport hotels before, and so many times they just make sense. The night before departing on our Disney Cruise from Port Canaveral, #Florida, we stayed at the Hyatt in the Orlando Airport. What I love about the airport/hotel mixture is that you can stay in a #unique spot, watch planes take off all day long, but don't have to get a taxi, run through the airport, or feel stressed. Staying on the premises offers major pre-vacation #relaxation.
For our family’s most recent cruise, we decided to fly in to Orlando a day early so we could relax and get a good night’s sleep before all the Disney cruise fun.
Hotel Hyatt Regency Orlando International Airport
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We reserved a room for one night at the Hyatt Regency Orlando International Airport for our family of 4 a month before our arrival. Luckily we booked ahead of time, because the week before our cruise, the only rooms available were ones with one king bed.
The Hyatt Regency is located on the 3rd floor (atrium level) of the airport where elevators take guests up to the 4th floor for check-in.
After a quick flight from Toronto to Orlando, we picked up our luggage and headed to the registration desk at 1PM.
Check-in is normally at 4PM but we lucked out and were able to get into our room within 15 minutes of landing at MCO. That’s a world record for us!
Gift shops, a fish tank and a food court located on the atrium level of the airport allows kids to be entertained without Mom and Dad having to spend a ton of money.
Day Use Rooms Perfect For Cruisers
Rooms are available to use for the day for pre and post cruisers that need a place to nap, shower or recharge before their cruise or before their late night flight home.
There are 445 rooms at the Hyatt Regency Orlando International Airports and guests can choose between facing the airport’s atrium or the exterior (runways, parking garage etc).
We didn’t request a specific location and were given one facing one of the parking lots.
Our 2 queen bed room was spacious enough for our family of 4 and had a large bathroom, closet area, desk and chair and a small patio. The bed rails which we had requested online were not set up in the room and the staff brought them up immediately after a quick phone call to the front desk.
The room was a bit dated with its brown, green and gold colour scheme, but still very clean.
Even though we didn’t have a view of the runway from our room, it was only a short walk to the elevators where our kids could see the planes taxiing and preparing for take off. They thought that was really cool.
We had no noise problems, beds were very comfortable and we were all able to get good sleep before heading to Port Canaveral the next morning.
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Baggage retrieval upon arrival (fee)
Airline Ticket Counter
Boarding Pass Printing Available
Onsite Restaurants – Hemisphere Steak & Seafood Restaurant, McCoy’s Bar and Grill
Outdoor pool with views of the runway
24 hour Fitness Center
Business Services – photocopying, printing, computer workstations, FedEx and UPS shipping, laptop connection
Complimentary WiFi throughout the entire property
In room coffee maker (Starbucks coffee)
There are two onsite restaurants at the Hyatt Regency Orlando International Airport – Hemisphere Steak & Seafood Restaurant, McCoy’s Bar and Grill – as well as a bar in the lobby.
We decided to skip the hotel restaurants and had all our meals at the food court. There’s tons of options there and everything is reasonably priced.
Staying at the Hyatt Regency was a great decision for our family. Even though it cost a bit more than other airport hotels in the area, we loved being able to walk across the arrivals concourse and check into our room within minutes.
We used the pool twice – once at night and once before checkout – the kids couldn’t get enough of being able to swim and watch planes take off at the same time.
Why Stay At The Hyatt Regency Orlando International Airport
No need to rely on an airport shuttle as the hotel is located steps away from the arrivals and departure gate
Quick check-in process
Comfortable and clean rooms
Rooftop Pool – great for swimming and watching planes take off
Tons of dining options
Great location you’re taking Disney Cruise Line Magical Express or private transfer to get to Port Canaveral
WiFi connection is reliable and you can connect from anywhere within the hotel including the rooftop pool
Affordable Day Room Rates available for pre and post cruisers
Why You Might Not Like The Hyatt Regency Orlando International Airport
Higher than average price point for an airport hotel in Orlando
Noise from airport can be heard from your room if you are facing the inside of the atrium – paging system, noise of crowds (6AM to 10PM). If you are a light sleeper, request a room facing outside.
That being said, the Hyatt Regency Orlando International Airport is a great hotel option for cruisers – rooms are clean and comfortable. The location is hard to beat if you’re heading to Port Canaveral the next day.