Hyatt Regency O’Hare: The Best Airport Hotel

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The Hyatt Regency Ohare Hotel Review is another post regarding all things Chicago.


Getting There: From O’Hare a shuttle bus runs to the hotel every fifteen minutes.


Chicago is an amazing city. First I detailed where to go for Sunday Funday. Then I wrote about the delicious Chicago deep dish. From there I recommended two excellent hotels, the Radisson Blu Aqua, and the Waldorf Astoria Chicago. Now I’m going to tell you where to end your trip. It just so happens that it is at the best airport hotel that I have visited. I have to qualify that statement by saying that the perks of Hyatt Diamond membership are integral in making this assessment.

The Architecture 

Where to start? My first recommendation is to ignore the outside of the hotel. It is not elegant like the Waldorf and it is not marvelous like the Aqua. The exterior of the hotel looks like an old hotel in the Middle East.

Middle East Style
Middle East Style

The Lobby

Walking into the lobby, it hit me that this is not an ordinary airport hotel. It is massive and it is fancy. From the sculpture that rises from the lower floor to the main, to the restaurant, to the Friday night style bar, the Hyatt Regency has it all. If it wasn’t for the Regency Club or my relaxing room, I would’ve been out socializing like the rest of the guests.

The sculpture
The sculpture
The bar
The bar
The Scarface elevator
The Scarface elevator

The Guests

This hotel doubles as a conference venue and the pit stop for flight crew. There were plenty of Emirates crew on hand leaving me disappointed that I was flying back to NYC instead of DXB in Shower Class.

The Room 

I was given a room in the executive wing of the hotel. The room was standard but the TV was ridiculous. Traveling on the road, I rely on my laptop to watch TV. I rationalize that there’s no difference between a 70 inch LED and my 12 inch ThinkPad. I am wrong.

Executive Wing
Executive Wing
Off the elevator
Off the elevator
Thin TV
Thin TV
Bedroom
Bedroom
Bedroom
Bedroom
Bedroom
Bedroom
Bedroom
Bedroom
Bedroom
Bedroom
Bedroom
Bedroom

The Bathroom 

The bathroom was dated but they can’t all be winners, can they?

Bathroom
Bathroom
Bathroom
Bathroom
Bathroom
Bathroom
Bathroom
Bathroom

The Regency Club

If I’m in a lounge or flying first, I’m happy. This Regency Club lounge was second only to the Hyatt Regency Mexico City. The food and drink spread gets this fat man at a lounge three plates at a single time award. Note that the food and drinks come out at 5PM.

Regency Club

Regency Club

Regency Club
Regency Club
Regency Club
Regency Club
Regency Club
Regency Club
Regency Club
Regency Club
Regency Club
Regency Club
Regency Club
Regency Club
Regency Club
Regency Club
Regency Club
Regency Club
Regency Club
Regency Club
Regency Club
Regency Club
Regency Club
Regency Club
Regency Club
Regency Club
Shots at Regency Club
Shots at Regency Club
Regency Club
Regency Club
Regency Club
Regency Club
Regency Club
Regency Club
I didn't keep track
I didn’t keep track
The inventory
The inventory

Overall 

I loved the Hyatt Regency O’Hare. It’s a category 2 hotel which is ridiculous for all the perks I received. For the same price in cash + points, the Hyatt Place Chicago O’Hare is available, a significant downgrade.

 

12 COMMENTS

  1. I second this! I live in Chicago and the Hyatt and Waldorf are amazing. Have you been to the second floor bar at the Waldorf? Suede walls! And amazing homemade potato chips.

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