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When we have to stay near DFW in Dallas, there is one hotel we will always look to first, the Grand Hyatt DFW. It is not only nice, but literally in the airport. Location is the most important feature of an airport hotel, as wasting precious moments of sleep waiting on a shuttle bus is just usually not worth it for us. I actually thought I had shared this review long ago, but I found it sitting in my drafts, so I wanted to make sure it was out there in case it can help your traveling family find a comfortable and convenient spot to sleep near DFW.
Getting to the Grand Hyatt DFW:
If you aren’t already at Terminal D when you land at DFW, you can take the SkyLink train to Terminal D and the Grand Hyatt very easily. Once in Terminal D, you exit security and then take escalator to go up to the Grand Hyatt.
You will likely pay a premium to stay at the Grand Hyatt DFW over some of the other nearby airport hotels, but as soon as we experienced the ease of getting there, it was 100% worth it. This would be even more true if you are traveling with children. If you find that the going rate is higher than you wish to pay, look at using 12,000 Hyatt points per night or Ultimate Reward points transferred to Hyatt 1:1.
The Lobby and Check-in:
You enter the lobby as soon as you go up on the escalator. Even though it was late at night on our stay, we were still informed about all of our Diamond benefits which included points or food/beverage amenity, breakfast in the restaurant or via room service (you are responsible for service charge), and complimentary internet. We were also given a letter that outlined these benefits, which is something I wish every hotel would do for their elite guests in order to avoid any confusion.
We were upgraded to an Executive Suite on one of our stays, which was a nice surprise. I felt a little bad we were only going to be in the suite for about 6 hours, most of which would be spent sleeping. There was a contemporary sitting area, and a separate bedroom with a very comfortable bed.
There was no complimentary water in the room, which I wish were available, especially in a hotel where many people are obviously traveling by air and likely don’t have water with them. Otherwise, the room was extremely comfortable. There likely weren’t too many landings and departures during the hours we were in the room, but the insulation still must be pretty good as we didn’t hear anything from the airport.
The bathroom featured a tub and separate shower, which is my favorite combo since it caters to both adult and childrens’ bath-time needs/wants.
I have also stayed in a more standard room at the hotel that didn’t have the separate living area, but was done in the same styling and was equally as comfortable for a quick one-night stay.
Breakfast was available via room service beginning at 5AM, which is exactly when we needed it due to our very early departure. We placed our order on the hanger on the door the night before, and it was delivered correctly and right on time. Again, we were bummed we didn’t have more time to sit and enjoy the food due to needing to get to our flight, but it was really good. If you have access to the American Express Centurion Lounge, be aware it is also in Terminal D, and also serves a good breakfast.
On our trip we were from our hotel room to our gate in the terminal in literally 10 minutes. You cannot beat that convenience and it was well worth the price to stay at the hotel for the night before an early morning flight.
Not only was the hotel in an amazingly convenient spot, but it really was beautiful. We didn’t get to experience all of the hotel due to our very short stay, but I would not hesitate to stay here again. It was selling for about $40 – $50 more than other nearby hotels on the night of our stay, but it was worth that premium for a stay where every minute of sleep counts. If you want to use points, you can stay here for 12,000 Hyatt Gold Passport points per night as a Category 3 hotel. For comparison purposes, the nearby Hyatt Regency DFW is a Category 2 Hyatt that goes for 8,000 points per night. I have also stayed at that hotel; it is a good option, but the Grand Hyatt is just a tad nicer and more convenient to the terminal. Given that the rates for the Grand Hyatt DFW can be over $200 per night, redeeming Hyatt points (or Chase Ultimate Reward points transferred into Hyatt) can be a good option.
I think travel should be as easy as possible, and this hotel really helps with that goal if you are flying through DFW.