Hyatt Place Universal Studios
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Note: Travelpod won't let me have two entries in their correct order on the same date, so this actually happened on June 6.
While I love vacations and traveling, I've never been on many, and this was my first one on a plane with diabetes as an (annoying) companion. So naturally, I was nervous about getting through those security scanners …
Seaworld has a new rollercoaster, the Mantra. Peter got the pleasure to test it out, it was to scary for me.
And also this park was free for me, since my ticket was also valid for an entrance in Epcot.
Keeping a paper ticket for 10 years was worth 139$.
There were 3 new attractions : Soarin', Mission: SPACEŽ, and a rollercoaster you can build yourself. Yes you read it correct. On a huge touchtablet, you could design your own rollercoaster. You …
My favorite themepark of them all : a waterpark.
And the most fun of all : I was able to use my ticket I had saved for more then 10 years. It was still valid. So I got in for free, Peter paid 39$ + taxes. Blizzard Beach is actually very entertaining. Different attractions provide different thrills. And if you're done with that for a while, you …
We started this 'theme park week' with Universal Studio's on Monday. The hotel was only 1 block away from Universal Studio's and offered a complimentary shuttle service. In the evening we planned to walk back home as the shuttle only had two scheduled pickup times. The park is a lovely virtual playground for young and old. Amazing presentations are …
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hyatt Place Universal Studios Orlando
I booked my stay at this hotel through Hotwire and found a FABULOUS deal on the day of my stay!!!!
When arriving at this hotel, my friend and I couldn't have been more thrilled with the look and feel of everything. But it all turned around when we left to go to Universal the next morning. We left around 9:15am and returned at 5:45pm. My friend went to her bag to put back her credit card and I.D. into her wallet and immediately noticed money was missing. We thought maybe she spent it not realizing it. But when I went to go check my wallet to be on the safe side, everything was gone. Funny thing about where my wallet was: It was in my purse, which was in my luggage, under clothes, with the lid to the suitcase down. That means they rifled through all our things! The moment we saw there was a theft in our room, we went to the front desk to talk to the management (who left us waiting there for 15minutes!). The manager was very cold and unsympathetic. She told us there was nothing she could do and that she would file an insurance claim. We told her we were going to file a police report (which we did) and still she didn't seem to care one bit. Before sending us on our way, she told us that the general manager would be contacting us and perhaps comping our stay. Needless to say, we never heard from the general manager and we left very unhappy. The policewoman who dusted my wallet for fingerprints told us that it wasn't the first time she had been to this particular hotel for the same reason. Don't stay at this hotel. And if you do, leave the "do not disturb" sign on the door at all times.
Took my wife and my 4 yr old daughter for her first disney vacation.Since I have been to orlando a couple of times and stayed in various places-always good, I thought I'd try the hyatt place...BIG MISTAKE!! We arrived from a 26 hr fliight from South africa, and everything had gone so smoothly.As soon as we arrive,not a single hello, not a single hi,not from the receptionist nor the manager- but we check-in anyway.As soon as we get to the room,to our shock, the receptionist gave us a room that was already occupied!!!!!That's definetely a first for me who travels a lot....lot.So I go downstairs and NOT EVEN A SORRY!!!
After reading the reviews, I was looking forward to staying at this hotel. We arrived at 2:30pm, which was thirty minutes early so we had no problem waiting for a room until 3pm check-in time. At 3pm, we were told it could be an hour before a room would be ready for us. We waited another 45 minutes and then asked if a room was ready since there were several people also waiting for a room. At that time, they said there was about six more room to be cleaned before a room with a king size bed that I requested 2 months ago when I made the reservation would be cleaned. Therefore, we cancelled our reservation and we went down the way to another hotel, which got us into a room within 5 minutes.
We stayed at this hotel for 3 nights after having stayed at the Royal Pacific Resort for 3 nights. Let me say that the rooms here were much better than the standard room at the RPR.
We stayed at this hotel for one night for the purpose of visiting Sea World (10 min drive). It is undergoing major renovations while it is being converted from an AmeriSuites, but still had a fabulous stay. The room was huge, an L shaped sleeper sofa, a wet bar, table and chairs, work desk, a large flat screen TV, vanity with sink, and the most luxurios beds I have ever slept in for a non luxury hotel! I hated to get out of bed in the morning. Big fluffy pillows, and a bed you just sank into (in a good way!). The decor was warm tones, and added a cozy feel to the room. Despite the lobby area with tarps hanging and noise and workers all around, the front desk staff couldn't have been more pleasant. We were allowed to check in early, 10:30 am, and the front desk girl personally showed us the pool, and the breakfast area, and escorted us to the elevator. It was a nice touch. We were not disturbed at all with the construction, as we were out all day. I believe they are to have a cafe and/or a grab and go type store, but they obviously aren't completed yet. The breakfast in the morning was very good for a free breakfast-hot food (eggs, sausage), cereal, toast, bagels, pastries, juices, milk, fresh fruit-pretty much the basic essentials to hold you over until lunch. Also, a TGI Fridays and a Cracker Barrel are within walking distance. Oh, and there was also a small exercise room, with decent equipment, and a pool. The hotel is also right across the street from Universal Studios, and down the street from International Drive. I would definately stay here again!
We have just returned for a weekend in Orlando at the Hyatt Place - Amerisuites.
Let me say the bad first. Two words: SPRING BREAKERS. I think there was grad night going on, and with the behavior of these guys and gals, all i could do is think to myself, "was I THAT messed up in high school?" Other than that the front desk was more than wonderful. The new remodeling job is what you expect of something with the "HYATT" name a part of it. a 42" flat TV in your room is a great touch. The only thing I wish is that they would have went the step further and redid the bathrooms with the walk up showers. I have stayed since and will definately stay again as long as it stays this good!
This is the same review I posted under the Amerisuites Universal name. It's for the same hotel so I figured I'd post over here as they've had a transition in names at the hotel.
Ok, do not let my title fool you. The room was very nice, cozy, comfortable. HOWEVER, the hotel did not live up to its description, and I had some items missing from my luggage when I returned home. So here is my story: