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Hyatt Place West Palm Beach Downtown
Ranked #7 of 34 Hotels in West Palm Beach
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Miami, Florida
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29 reviews
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“Bring your own food and take the stairs!”
Reviewed August 29, 2011

The Hyatt Place was recommended to me by a friend in WPB as a good, inexpensive hotel for a two night stay in the city with my son. Here's my take on our brief stay.

Pros -
1. The hotel is centrally located, within walking distance to City Place, and easy to get in and out of by car.
2. The room was spacious, comfy and clean although it did have a bit of a musty odor, but nothing so overpowering as to make me change rooms. I loved the comfy corner seating area. It was a nice option for relaxing other than the bed.
3. The shower was great. Unlike most rain showers the water stream was nicely powerful and consistently hot.

Cons -
1. They are terribly short staffed and as a result service is horribly slow. It seems as if the Hyatt has decided to cut operational costs by using one person for front desk check in and out, restaurant service and answering the phone. Talk about multi-tasking! Hyatt may want to rethink this approach. What they save in overhead, they are losing in repeat business. Check in, check out, rekeys, ordering food, and coffee service take forever. There was always a line and even when it was finally my turn, the staff person would be interrupted because the phone rang, or the oven dinged, or there was something unresolved from the previous guest that required attention. One night my son went down to get Nachos. After an hour he came back upstairs empty handed. He patiently waited in line, finally got to place his order and was waiting for his food when he was told, oops we ran out. Can't make the nachos because we don't have any beans. With no where else to go at 11pm, he unfortunately went to bed hungry.

2. The elevator is painstakingly slow and sometimes goes out. Yup, a few guests told me they got stuck in the elevator. This was corroborated by my son. Luckily on the Nacho night he rode the car that was working because when he got out, he discovered that people were stuck in the other.

3. Parking is $15 per night, even although their site says $5

4. Security was a bit of a concern. Not enough for paranoia, but perhaps a little more caution is required especially for solo travelers. There were families camped out in the hallway who I think were waiting to get into a room. Same situation also could be seen at the outside entrance in the parking lot. I overheard a guest complaining that he had been given a key to a room that was still occupied. My room key didn't always work and on one occasion when I asked for a second key to my room, the multi-tasking overworked staff member issued me one without verifying my identity.

Overall, it's a decent choice for families because of the location and semi-reasonable cost. I would suggest you bring your own food and take the stairs.

Room Tip: Ask for a high floor!
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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JamesDOS, Director of Sales at Hyatt Place West Palm Beach Downtown, responded to this review, August 30, 2011
Greetings,
Thank you so much for your feedback regarding your recent stay with us. We are please dot hear that you took advantage of our convenient downtown location and that you enjoyed our oversized and spacious rooms. We would like to offer our apologies for the issue concerning the food your son had ordered and please be assured that we have addressed this concern with the appropriate staff and management. In addition, guest security is of the utmost importance to us and we pride ourselves on providing a clean and safe environment for all guests. We do have active security procedures in place to ensure guest safety and your concerns are being addressed accordingly.
We do hope that when your travel brings you back to West Palm Beach you will give us a second chance so that we can exceed you and your family’s expectations at our hotel. If you would like to discuss your stay further please do not hesitate to reach out to our hotel management directly and we will gladly discuss further.

Kindest Regards,
James Hansen
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Reviewed August 28, 2011

Very close to Clemattis street and City Place and minutes away from the beach. There is a parking lot for guests (U$15/night) which is great for downtown. Room was new, clean and spacious. Would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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JamesDOS, Director of Sales at Hyatt Place West Palm Beach Downtown, responded to this review, August 30, 2011
Greetings,

Thanks so much for your feedback about your recent stay, it was a pleasure hosting you! We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your room and took advantage of our convenient downtown location. We look forward to welcoming you back soon – also, effective December 1st – March, we will offer full service valet parking as well!

Kind Regards,

James Hansen
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Palm Beach, Florida
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Reviewed August 27, 2011

Clean, nice rooms, good value and the only hotel in walking distance of downtown WPB. Overall better than you would expect from a hyatt place. Parking garage attached.

  • Stayed August 2011
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JamesDOS, Director of Sales at Hyatt Place West Palm Beach Downtown, responded to this review, August 30, 2011
Greetings!

Thanks for the kind words and we are glad you enjoyed your stay with us! Also, we are happy you could take advantage of the parking garage while in West Palm Beach. We look forward to your return to the Hyatt Place and thanks again for choosing to stay with us!
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James Hansen
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Massachusetts
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Reviewed August 25, 2011

Stayed in a double queen room..Rooms were huge.. Had it's on separate livingroom which was wonderful .. Woman at front desk was very friendly even gave us the water view room on the 5th floor..very clean!!!

  • Stayed August 2011
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JamesDOS, Director of Sales at Hyatt Place West Palm Beach Downtown, responded to this review, August 30, 2011
Greetings!

Thanks you so much for the nice review, we are so happy to hear that you were pleased with your stay. The hotel cleanliness and service is key to our guests satisfaction and we are so happy that we met your expectations. Your feedback has been relayed onto our team embers and again we look forward to seeing you back in West Palm Beach!

Sunny Regards,

James Hansen
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Memphis, Tennessee
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Reviewed August 24, 2011

My husband had an overnight business meeting and I tagged along. His customer had suggested the Marriott in West Palm, however, after reading the Trip Advisor reviews, we investigated options and found the Hyatt. I was pleasantly surprised to find there was a shuttle to take me shopping while he played golf and took the client to dinner. The room was spacious, clean, and had a sitting area with a sofa (which converts to a sleeper, if needed.)
The desk staff was very helpful and friendly, however, the housekeeping department seemed unhappy and didn't seem to appreciate a hello. I often found myself in the elevator and I'm not sure if it was a language barrier but it did make for an uncomfortable ride. Breakfast is included but is mediocre. Avoid the oatmeal. Very friendly young girl there to assist guests. I would recommend this hotel for one or two nights, without hesitation, particularly for overnight business trips.

Room Tip: I think we had a room with one queen bed. Very comfortable for two people.
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled on business
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JamesDOS, Director of Sales at Hyatt Place West Palm Beach Downtown, responded to this review, August 30, 2011
Greetings Getupandgonow,
Thank you so much for the feedback from your recent stay with us. We are happy to hear that the guest room suited you and your husband’s needs for your stay. Also, we are pleased to hear that you took advantage of the complimentary shuttle service we offer to Worth Avenue, CityPlace and downtown Clematis Street. Your feedback regarding the housekeeping staff has been forwarded onto the appropriate management as we assure that this concern will be addressed accordingly. Thanks again for the recommendation and we look forward to your next visit to West Palm Beach.

Sunny Regards,

James Hansen
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Orlando, Florida
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Reviewed August 22, 2011

Had another great stay at this hotel. The staff are wonderful and the kids love the rooms.
Its close to cityplace for restaurants etc.
The reason I have not given 5 stars is the $15 parking fee which I feel is a little excessive and the ac units in the rooms are not the quietest.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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Bethpage, NY
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Reviewed August 18, 2011

This was our first time staying at a Hyatt Place. It was fabulous. We were there to attend a wedding and the staff we encountered during our 3 night stay were great. The cost of the stay was very, very reasonable. Great hotel with great rooms.

  • Stayed May 2011
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Property: Hyatt Place West Palm Beach Downtown
Address: 295 Lakeview Ave, West Palm Beach, FL 33401-5836
Location: United States > Florida > West Palm Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in West Palm Beach
#2 Family Hotel in West Palm Beach
#7 Romantic Hotel in West Palm Beach
#7 Business Hotel in West Palm Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hyatt Place West Palm Beach Downtown 3*
Number of rooms: 165
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Discover comfortable spaces, and ideal downtown location and modern travel conveniences at the Hyatt Place West Palm Beach/Downtown. At this business casual and leisure friendly hotel in West Palm Beach, FL you'll enjoy inviting rooms and warm hospitality that make your travels seamless and simple. Guests enjoy refreshing experiences, innovative spaces and attentive services delivered at an exceptional value. Welcome to a different place. At our West Palm Beach, FL hotel, you'll enjoy a casually chic environment that complements your travel style, from modern rooms with free Wi-Fi to complimentary breakfast and shuttle service. You can kick back in stylish social spaces in the Gallery, enjoy a beer or coffee brew at our Coffee to Cocktails Bar and grab a bite at the 24/7 Gallery Market. Whether you're visiting for a corporate meeting or family vacation, you'll have easy access to everything that makes downtown West Palm Beach the premiere destination in Palm Beach County. ... more   less 
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