Did you know that Orlando International Airport has a hotel inside? The Hyatt at Orlando International Airport is located directly inside of the airport, making it a convenient location for those flying in or out. Here’s our full review of the Hyatt at Orlando International Airport.
Hyatt Regency at Orlando International Airport
Hyatt Regency at Orlando International Airport is a hotel located directly inside the airport. It’s very easy to get to, and very convenient for those who may be flying in very late or have to fly out very early the next day. It is actually located right near the TSA checkpoints in the main terminal. If you’ve ever flown to MCO, you’ve probably seen it!
We had originally booked this hotel for the night before our Disney Cruise vacation, because our flight was scheduled to arrive close to midnight. That same flight later got cancelled, and we had to book a different one that arrived much earlier. The entire day ended up being a bit of a mess with delayed flights and delayed luggage, so we were happy not to have to travel anywhere else for the night!
Hyatt Regency at Orlando International Airport Rooms
The rooms at the Hyatt Regency Orlando International Airport are roomy and comfortable. You can choose from one king bed or two queens; and there are also suites available if you need something larger. The standard rooms do face the inside of the airport, but for the most part, you can’t hear the hustle and bustle of the travelers below. I did wake up to some strange noise at around 4 am, which I attribute to maybe setting up for the day, and me being a light sleeper. There is a balcony; but due to safety concerns, they are locked and you are not able to actually go out onto the balcony. All rooms come with a 65″ TV and a coffee maker as well.
If you want to pay a little extra, you can also opt to book a runway view, or an actual patio that opens to the outside. To see all of the room types available, click here.
They do offer day rates as well. So, if you’re traveling with little ones who need a break; or just need a comfortable place to stay while you wait for your flight, you can also do that here. You’ll need to call for these rates as they aren’t offered online. Prices for this generally run between $90 and $110 for a day stay.
Dining at Hyatt Regency Orlando International Airport
The Hyatt Regency Orlando International Airport is home to McCoy’s. You can eat in or order it to go; we tried ordering to go and not only was the website not working, but when we called to order, no one answered the phone. So we weren’t able to experience it. You can see the menu for McCoy’s here.
Food Court options near the Hyatt Regency at MCO
There are plenty of food court options near the Hyatt Regency at MCO. It’s actually located right by a huge food court. So, if you’re like us and unable to order from the hotel or would rather eat somewhere else you have options! Firehouse Subs, Chick-Fil-A, Starbucks and Hemisphere all reside in this area. But for a full list of restaurants near the Hyatt Regency at MCO, click here.
What terminal is the Hyatt Regency located in at Orlando International Airport?
The Hyatt Regency at Orlando International Airport is located in the main terminal. The hotel itself is located “before security” so it can be accessed by travelers and non-travelers alike.
How much does it cost to stay at the Hyatt Regency at Orlando International Airport?
The price will vary based on demand and season. But you can expect to pay between $225 and $350 per night. It is also a Category 4 for award nights; so if you’re a Hyatt Member, you can redeem your reward nights here.
Is the Hyatt Regency at Orlando International Airport Worth it?
It really depends! It depends on what you need it for, and if the convenience is something you really value. For the time we were traveling, we did pay a higher rate. We could have easily stayed at a moderate resort at Walt Disney World prior to our cruise for considerably less. And that’s probably what we will do in the future.
But if you have a very early flight, or if you are arriving very late, then the convenience alone could be worth it, especially if the time you are traveling allows you to pay at that lower end. And if you’re traveling with little ones, it could be a worthwhile investment.
Our Experience at Hyatt Regency at Orlando International Airport
We can only report on what we personally experienced, and unfortunately this was a huge disappointment. The rooms were fine, and truthfully we were glad to have the convenience. But I am not sure I have ever encountered more rude hotel staff in my life. And this is coming from someone who has stayed at a lot of hotels. The employee at the front desk was extremely rude to me upon check in, basically threw my room key at me and got very irritated when I asked a question. My sister later went to inquire about something at the front desk and a different employee was also extremely rude to her. So, I kind of get the feeling that this is just considered ok at this hotel? Although again, this is based on one experience.
We were also very disappointed with the dining service. The room and the website both say that room service can be ordered via mobile. We had a very long travel day, with many things going wrong including our luggage being delayed over two hours and really just wanted to eat dinner. So we tried to order room service, and there isn’t a way to order it online. So we tried calling, several times, and no one ever answered. Since we were cruising out the next day, we were really trying to limit our exposure to other people and dining inside somewhere just didn’t sound like the best idea.
Do we recommend staying here?
It’s definitely not a recommended hotel by us at this moment. The convenience is great, don’t get me wrong. But for the price tag, you can find better options. This is again, going by our one experience, and it wasn’t a good one. The service was absolutely terrible in every regard, and we will likely not be staying here again. In the future, if we need a hotel to stay at before a Disney Cruise, we will likely just go to a Walt Disney World resort.
But as I stated previously, this really will depend on your situation.
Staying at the Hyatt Regency at Orlando International Airport before a Disney Cruise
We stayed here the day before our Disney Cruise. If you are cruising with Disney Cruise Line, or any cruise line for that matter, and you are flying in, we highly recommend flying in the day before. Especially these days, there are just too many things that can go wrong with your flight. Cancellations, delays, you name it, it can happen. The cruise ship will not wait for you if you’re late due to a flight issue. So we always fly in the day before to make sure we are where we need to be with plenty of time.
We also chose to use the Disney Cruise Line shuttle this time around, and that was one part of our trip that went very smoothly, once we figure out what the heck we were doing. If you’re staying at the Hyatt Regency at MCO and are using the Disney Cruise Line shuttle, you have two options. You can book directly through Disney Cruise line. This will give you basic airport access to the Disney Cruise line bus. The bus runs pretty much all day, so you can wander down to the shuttle area at your convenience and check in. We will share a full post on this soon!
Or, you can book directly through the hotel. If you do this, you will have to go down to the lobby at 8 am; and we recommend being there right at 8 am, to check in and receive a ticket to board the shuttle.
In either case, you can actually have your luggage picked up from inside your room and they will bring it directly to the cruise for you. You do have to fill out paperwork at the hotel for them to do this, but it’s a great perk of staying here. Much like the Magical Express from days of yore, it really is quite magical.
Overall, we enjoyed the convenience and that was pretty much about it. I wish I could write a more positive review, but sometimes that is just how things go! I am sure there are plenty of people who have had lovely experiences at this hotel, we just weren’t one of them. Have you stayed here before? How was your experience?
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