Hyatt Free Time Promo and Contest Preview!

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The Hyatt “Free Time” promotion has been out for a couple months now, but I wanted to highlight it again for a few reasons – not the least of which is that I know many of us are still looking to add a summer or fall family vacation to the calendar!  In case you aren’t familiar with the Hyatt “Free Time” promo, here are the key details:

Book the Free Time promotion now through November 30 and stay through December 30 at Hyatt hotels and resorts within the U.S., Canada and the Caribbean receive:

  • One free night during the stay (minimum length of stay required, varies by property)
  • Free daily breakfast for two
  • 2 PM late checkout (not available at Hyatt Resorts)

Book now through September 5 and stay through September 8 at Hyatt hotels and resorts outside the U.S., Canada and the Caribbean receive:

  • One free night during the stay (minimum length of stay required, varies by property)
  • 2 PM late checkout

Book with offer code FRTIME at www.hyatt.com/freetime or by calling 1-800-233-1234. Hyatt Place and HYATT house are not included in this offer.


Earlier this year, I was strongly considering a trip to Hyatt Huntington Beach Resort and Spa for a quick getaway with my family, and I remember checking prices using the FRTIME promotion code and it was indeed the most cost effective way for us to book our stay.  We ended up not being able to make the trip a reality this year, but the FRTIME promo was the route we were going to take to secure our rooms.  In doing some recent searches, I couldn’t find availability for the Free Time promo at that property (though it might be available on nights I didn’t search), but I did find availability at other Hyatt hotels and resorts.  In fact, the only thing I don’t like about this promotion is that availability can be scarce at some properties.  However, if this promotion is available when/where you are hoping to travel then it is quite likely to be the best overall deal.

Here are two quick examples to highlight how valuable this promotion code can be.

Three nights in October at the Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa at the advance purchase rate will cost you $833.47.  This rate does not include breakfast and is a non-refundable rate.

If you book using the FRTIME promo you get not only free breakfast each day (which can be pricey at resorts), but you also will receive the third night free.  That third night will come off at check out, so you have to do a little bit of math to figure out what your final price will be.  In this case, removing the third night brings the price of three nights with breakfast to about $699.  That is a decent savings over the advanced purchase rate!

I decided to do one other comparison as well, so I checked out three nights in early November at the Hyatt Miami at the Blue.  I didn’t see an Advance Purchase rate available those nights, so I am comparing to the Daily Rate.  In some ways that is a better comparison since both are refundable rates.  Three nights on the Daily Rate comes to $776.31.

Once the third night is deducted, the Free Time promo rate comes to about $565 dollars for three nights and free breakfast.

Clearly when the FRTIME rate is available it is a pretty solid deal, but I will reiterate that it isn’t always available.  However, that shouldn’t stop you from checking to see if it might work for you!  I know that my family just completed a three night stay at the Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa in San Antonio, and having that third night (instead of the two night weekend stays we often do) really did make a difference.  We were able to just breathe and soak in our trip a little bit more……or perhaps being able to breathe was due to utilizing Camp Hyatt for the first time!  More on that coming soon.  😉  Also coming very soon (aka Thursday) is an exciting giveaway brought to you by Hyatt and this site.  Here’s a hint, one reader of Mommy Points will be hosted by the Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa for three complimentary nights, just like my family recently was on our trip (and that’s just the beginning of what’s included!).  That really brings a whole new definition to the term “Free Time”!

Until then, I’d love to hear if you have been able to take advantage of the Free Time promo!

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  1. Hi:

    Thanks for all the great info. We stayed at Lost Pines for 2 nights this summer and really enjoyed it (3 nights would have been better). We want to try the Hill Country resort at some point in the future – not having to deal with air travel or car rental really simplifies everything.

    Thanks for all the tips on how to make dollars and points go farther. We will probably get the Hyatt credit card and join their points program.

  2. Just back from Japan. Did this promo for Osaka Hyatt Regency. With the 3rd night free, Came out to ~$300 total (so average $100/nt) plus used one of my free upgrades from Chase Hyatt card and they upgraded us to a 1,150 sqft “Diplomat Suite” (with free breakfast) An amazing redemption…

  3. @masstexodous, I love the Lost Pines! I totally understand where you are coming from with keeping things simple on the travel front sometimes!
    @Ja, that is awesome!

  4. Staying at the Grand Hyatt Hong Kong right now for 3 nights. Was able to get FREETIME rate plus use my suite upgrades. The daily rate is $450 a night. The suite I am staying in is $1000 a night for the daily rate. The club lounge is awesome. Loving it so far!

  5. We would have used the Free Time promo, but the # of days required was too much for our family trip, as we were traveling from Hyatt to Hyatt (Jacksonville, Orlando, Ft. Lauderdale & Clearwater). Unfortunately we made our plans before the promo was announced. That’s the downside of promos…

    Sure would love to go to the Hill Country Resort and Spa for the next family vacay…more down time, less travel!

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