First, let me disclose that my husband is diamond (or whatever the top status is) with Hyatt, so we (being his wife and 2 kids) get to enjoy the perks of Daddy's constant travel. Hyatt treats their status customers well. But aside from that, I think this is a great hotel. As we drove up, the exterior wasn't impressive (compared to the Ritz across the canal) but they've done quite a nice remodel inside. We had a suite, which was fantastic, and I liked that we had a little balcony with chairs overlooking the water. The staff was so very attentive and kind... even the ones not knowing our status (always a bit cynical when traveling with my husband...). I hope I'm remembering his name correctly, but Derek, in the restaurant, was far and away the best employee we had interaction with; so nice and helpful and a wealth of information about the area. Breakfast was very good. The pool was fantastic for our kids, with a zero entry and a waterfall they could swim under. We loved being able to use bikes, kayaks and paddle boards (with the resort fee) although you are on a little canal that leads to the bay so it there isn't much to look at other than buildings. The beach is so close. We actually stayed 1 night at the Hyatt then moved over to Siesta Key for 2 nights and wound up coming back to the Hyatt for our last night (movie night in the pool!). We would definitely stay here again if we're in the area.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated in a beautiful resort like setting with our own private marina on Sarasota Bay, Hyatt Regency Sarasota is 3 miles from the Sarasota/Bradenton airport and minutes from white sand beaches and the premier theaters, restaurants, museums and attractions of Florida's cultural coast. Hyatt Regency Sarasota's oasis of lush gardens, sparkling blue water and relaxed elegance combines with the year-round temperate climate of Sarasota Bay to set the ideal backdrop for a perfect meeting destination in a beautiful resort-like setting. Once inside the viibrant "new" rooms you'll discover why our unique blend of business and pleasure come together as you experience our elegant design theme enhanced views of Sarasota Bay and its natural beauty. The Hyatt Regency Sarasota has completed a 22 million dollar transformation where guests will enjoy newly appointed guestrooms, lobbys and restaurants. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hyatt Regency Sarasota Hotel Sarasota
- Sarasota Hyatt Regency
- Hyatt Sarasota