Sunday, May 4, 2008
This Desert Life- Hyatt Suites Palm Springs
Hyatt Regency Suites Palm Springs
Palm Springs Hyatt Regency Suites lobby
This hotel’s main attribute is location. The Hyatt Regency is a 6-story hotel located directly in the center of Palm Springs nightlife on Highway 111, where Palm Canyon Drive slows to a mini-strip in the section of downtown Palm Springs with high end tourist shops, bars, and restaurants.
Lobby Atrium Artwork
Hyatt Regency Palm Springs lobby bar
The Hyatt Regency hotel has an outdoor bar on the sidewalk strip in front and a large lobby with an indoor bar. The outdoor swimming pool is a little small for a hotel this size, but sufficient for a good workout swim or cool dip. A poolside cafe is available for drinks and snacks.
There is even a small putting green near the outdoor bar.
The pool view rooms will have less noise than rooms facing North Palm Canyon Drive, the main Palm Springs strip.
The workout room was tiny and hopefully will be enlarged when the current remodeling is completed (scheduled to be completed May 2008).
The street outside seemed to be fairly active for a Tuesday night in April.
TripAdvisor Ranking: #55 of 66 Hotels in Palm Springs (#6 of 7 hotels rated 4-star). Complaints tend to be a worn hotel (recently remodeled rooms in 2008) and the noise for rooms facing Palm Canyon Drive (Highway 111). The hotel location is perfect for people who want to party on the Palm Springs strip, but Hyatt Grand Champions is the place to be for a more desert resort like experience. My impression is the Hyatt Regency Suites Palm Springs is the better hotel for people who don't want to make the drive all the way to Vegas to get a little crazy.
TripAdvisor reviews of Hyatt Regency Suites Palm Springs
Hyatt.com AAA hotel rates for a 2-night stay Wednesday, May 21-Friday, May 23
Hotel has 13.5% tax on rooms.
$119.20/night (street side)
$144.20/night for pool/mountain view (highly preferable for reduced street noise).
Weekends in Palm Springs area have higher room rates:
2-night stay Friday, May 16-Sunday, May 18
lowest AAA rate $159.20/night or for pool/mountain view room $184.20.
Hyatt Regency Palm Springs homepage
Hyatt Gold Passport Category 3 hotel = 12,000 points for free night.
AAA = 3-diamond