Trip Report: Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill

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This was my first stay at this hotel and the first Hyatt hotel stay in our Nation’s Capital (Although I’ve stayed at all other hyatt hotels in Northern Virginia).

As I’ve written about before this was in fact a Mattress Run.  I enjoy the perks of being a Diamond Elite Member of the Hyatt Loayalty program, and this requires me to stay at least 25 times a year at hyatt hotels. Because I do not travel for a living, I stay at local hotels throughout the year when the rates are low (Weekends especially in the wintertime and around holidays).

This stay was back in March and I manged to get a pretty good room rate of $87.59 for a limited city view room with a king bed. This is more that I would usually pay for a mattress run (usually  book rooms under $60 a night), but given the location a block from the Capitol, this was a very good rate.

As a Hyatt Diamond member I get a number of free perks when I stay at a hyatt including free breakfast, lounge access, free internet, and a welcome amenity.  One perk that is NOT part of the program is upgrades to Suite Rooms during check-in.  You will get 4 confirmed suite upgrades certificates that you can reserve at time of booking, however I did not use one of these certificates, so I was not expecting anything more than the room I booked. My expectations were exceeded as the Hotel decided to upgrade me to a Premier Suite.

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This ended up being one of the best upgrades I’ve received and definitely the nicest Mattress Run hotel room ever.  The Premier suite occupied one of the corners of the building.  By my estimate it was around 1800 SQ. Feet, plenty of space to stretch out.

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The entryway to suite had a nice sculpture and an electronic peephole

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The living room had one the longest couches I’ve ever seen.

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The suite also included a Large Dining Area and a Bar Area with a fridge, Microwave, and Keurig Machine..  There was also an office area that I forgot to take pictures of
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The Bathroom was nothing too special but did have double vanities and a separate Tub and Shower.

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The Bedroom was quiet and cozy and felt much more residential than other hotels I’ve stayed in.

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESBeing a corner suite there were windows with several exposure to the city and some views of office building surrounding the hotel as well as the capitol if you stand in the corner of the suite were the two sides of windows meet.

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESConsidering I paid just $87 for the room,  I was extremely satisfied with this one night stay.  I’m guessing The hotel must have sold-out of regular rooms which necessitated the upgrade.  I enjoyed feeling like a high-power lobbyist or lawyer and would definitely not hesitate to stay here again.

 

-tK

 

 

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