Hyatt Regency Coral Gables
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hyatt Regency Coral Gables
Just returned from a 1-night stay at the hotel last weekend. For the price, I have to say that I was really impressed. The lobby and common areas were extremely well done, and our room was very large and clean. The room had nice furnishings and was well-decorated. The bathroom was also large and modern. The location is about 10 minutes away from Coconut Grove which was where our weekend activities were centered. I would definitely recommend this hotel to others.
Off the Beaten Path
Despite one of the strangest experiences I've ever had in a hotel, I would return. Here's what went on. I arrived on a Sunday evening and about nine ordered from room service. When the order arrived I realized that the order taker had not understood my desire for a bottle, not a glass, of white wine. I sent the room service waiter back to get the bottle. I then took the warming cover off my dinner only to discover that it was not at all what I had ordered. I immediately called only to be informed that they didn't have what I wanted so they had sent me something else! I simply couldn't believe it. When the waiter returned, I had him remove their alternate selection (which had only one of the ingredients in my previous order--chicken but that was the only resemblance to my request. ) Unfortunately, there was no way to open the bottle of wine he'd brought, so I had to call them yet again for a corkscrew. A second waiter arrived with the corkscrew and informed me there would be no charge for the wine! The next morning I went down to get a cup of Starbucks and when I told the server what room I was in, she informed me that there would be no charge due to the problem of the night before. While I found the whole incident bizaare to say the least, I thought the hotel did an exemplary job of making up for their mistake. But this hotel did seem to have a very good and pleasant service staff. That being said...
The hotel is really quite luxurious by Hyatt standards. The rooms are large and comfortable. I would ask for one facing the pool as opposed to mine which faced the street. There are some rooms on the lower floors with pleasant balconies overlooking the pool that would be very pleasant. The pool itself is large and adequate -- not exactly lush in the garden department because it is on the fifth floor of the property. There is a bar there and service from a modified room service menu.
Coral Gables is not the most exciting part of Miami. But it is a sea of calm, there is some decent shopping. But if you're looking for nightlife or for that matter, day life, you'd do better in Brickell, Key Biscayne or the Beach itself.
Stayed here in Jan 05. Wasn't sure about it - have had too many experiences shelling out a lot of money for so-so accomodations. No complaints here. It's an attractive, quietly elegant hotel. Rooms are tasteful and quiet(!). Didn't try the pool, but a friend who did enjoyed lollygagging there all day. I highly recommend it if you're looking for a nice, quiet, tasteful place to stay for a few days.
A jewel in Hyatt's Crown!!!!!
We stayed there last year on our way back from the Keys (flew in and out of Miami to take the scenic drive). When flying in we stayed at the Hyatt Regency Miami and were thoroughly disappointed (that's a whole other review) but on the return trip, the Coral Gables property definitely made up for it.
While not in the most convenient of areas, the property is absolutely beautiful. We had the pleasure of staying in a conference king room with 20+ foot ceilings & an arched window/door which opened onto a Mediteranean style balcony (I believe there's only one floor of such room types). The pool resembled something seen in a resort and quite a surprise considering my assumption was that the property specialized in convention and business travelers. The lobby and guest areas were nothing short of exceptional as was our dinner in the hotel's restaurant. I also should add the staff was fantastic, I ran into the desk agent who checked me in the night before and she even greeted me by name!!!
This property truely embodies what the name Hyatt stands for.
Beautiful hotel - - not exactly convenient location
We stayed here from Dec 20th-Dec 22nd last week. The hotel is gorgeous.
Some pluses include:
- Within walking distance to some cool, small restaurants
- Beautiful lobby area & nice pool area (pool is heated)
- Room is well-appointed
- All staff was very nice.
- Restaurant in hotel (Three Sisters) is nice and has good breakfast. They also have a small cafe which serves Starbucks coffee.
Some minuses include:
- For our requirements, the hotel is not convenient to the interstate or convenient to get to. We were traveling to Pro Player Stadium and to the American Airlines arena. Traffic was a chore during rush hour to travel to the stadiums. I don't recommend driving during rush hour.
- We had a smallish room with a king-size bed. Our room was literally in the corner of the courtyard and if we left our curtains open, the people in the adjacent room with the balcony would be able to see right into our room - - and we were on the 6th floor!
- Parking was $12 per 24-hour period. The hotel allowed in-and-out parking, which was good. I just don't like to pay for parking, especially if we're staying there.
I would recommend staying at this hotel if you choose to be in Coral Gables. I think I just need to do better research next time to find hotels closer to our ultimate destinations (i.e. stadiums).
Hard to find, but nice stay once there
We stayed at the hotel over Thankgiving and found it very quiet, so much that we were given a room on the top floor with views towards South Beach and over the pool. A nice size room and quality furnishings.
I'd recommend taking a map of the hotel's location, we drove past it twice before realizing that we'd gone past - the hotel name is subtley displayed and the street name harder to find. Because it was a holiday, we were able to park adjacent to the hotel entrance at no charge (after 9pm, Sun & holidays are free on metered parking by the entrance).
The location is close to the Miracle Mile and to Calle Ocho and Little Havana - no more than 2-3 mins drive.
We stayed at the Hyatt Regency Coral Gables on 8/22/04, and absolutely loved it! It was one of the most incredible hotels we've stayed in. The property is in the heart of gorgeous Coral Gables, and is designed with Spanish architecture in mind. Our room was huge, beautiful, and very quiet. We also used the pool and hot tub, both of which were terrific. We're planning to return for an entire week!
The Hyatt is a nice hotel located in lovely Coral Gables...3-4 blocks from Miracle Mile which has lots of shops and restaurants. The staff was nice. Our room on the 6th floor was a tad small but we had a nice view of the pool which is located on the 5th floor in a courtyard setting. Very pretty. We had room service twice (for lunch and dinner). The food was very good. They also have a nice children's menu selection. Would absolutely recommend this hotel.
One of the BEST....
I wanted to stay in a nice Hotel to celebrate a special occasion ... the Hyatt in Coral Gables was just the place .... the Hotel is one of the best .... the staff is wonderful and the rooms are very spacious and comfortable ... we had the pool view and it was very nice ... I will definitely be staying here again.
Very pleasant stay
The regency is a very nice hotel - nothing exceptional, downtown, but close to the beautiful Coral Gables "old" town. The hotel is very solid and grand, with a sense of functional luxury. The pool isn't heated - not normally a problem unless visiting in December like us. The only difficulty that we had was when they wanted to charge quite a hefty amount for parking, yet it is quite possible to park in adjoining streets safely and for free. There are some good restaurants nearby and one or two friendly bars - so all in all a good choice.
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