My family stayed at the Hyatt Place in Florence Kentucky while visiting AIG’s Creation Museum and the King’s Island amusement park. We got a discounted room rate by mentioning that we were in town visiting the museum. At the reduced rate, the Hyatt Place was a nice and decent place to stay.
Comparatively, Hyatt Place seems to be in competition with hotels like the Holiday Inn Express. This particular building appeared to be a renovation of an older construction. For example, the fitness area which we utilized featured health club grade cardio-equipment, but the indoor pool was merely serviceable and utilitarian. The pool resembled an old municipal pool that brought back memories of middle school. Bathtub area had great, full-flow shower-heads with immediate hot water; but it also had cracked floor tiles, discolored grout, and cracked but repaired faucets. Room had great lighting, but in the shower area, a single fan-lamp combo thing only put out about 150 lumens (dim). The clean, non-smoking room smelled nice, was bugless, and had a nice carpet, but the window air-conditioning unit was full of dust and debris behind the louvers. The A/C unit did accomplish its task well despite the dust in 100 degree outside air temperatures.
An attractive lobby area featured substantial snacks, sandwiches, pastries, Starbucks coffees, and even cooked to order menu items 24-hours daily. Nice breakfast, complimentary, that provided bagels, fresh fruits, cereals, and free Starbucks. Additional breakfast foods were available to order for a charge. Way convenient for those of us with odd eating habits. In-lobby area had a bigger space for the breakfast crowd than Holiday Inns or County Inns.
We stayed in a handsome room which was well laid out and divided into useful sections. Not a large room, but having the sectional sofa in the “cozy corner” gave us a place to recline and increased the available play space on the floor. I like this arrangement better than the usual two beds in a rectangular space. Room had an iron, ironing board, full-size hair dryer, extra pillows, extra sheets, a throw-blanket, a second sink, and a mini-fridge. No mini-microwave, however, like in some hotels, but we had no need to stock-up on snacks as the lobby or room service took care of munchies. The full-size sofa opened up into a sleeper bed where the kids slept. Two beds and a sofa for the price of a single bed room! We needed to purchase some nightlights to put in the room for the kids. The alarm clock sounded off at 0600 first morning; apparently housekeeping neglected to reset the clock after last guest. Room lacked dresser, hanger, and closet space – there was some, but not a lot for those that do not travel light. No in-room safe for secure storage either.
A huge, high-definition, flat-panel TV in the room swiveled and could be seen from the bed and/or sofa. Not a lot of the usual cable channels were available however – no Disney Channel or History Channel. On demand movies, that could be paused, were neat. In room Wifi worked well: 54Mbps with excellent signal strength. The lobby even had a couple of Internet ready computers for guests that could print to a color ink-jet.
Lots of cool restaurants are within a 5-minute drive. We enjoyed Romano’s Macaroni Grill, Cheddar’s, and Famous Dave’s BBQ. A really cool Japanese steakhouse and a Longhorn’s are nearby too. A Meijer’s superstore is right across the street which was helpful in replacing forgotten to pack items inexpensively. Traffic in this suburban area is a bit hectic and the area is zoned big commercial – translate: somewhat busy airport shopping district. A car seems like a necessity in this area. The Hotel did have a shuttle service of some sort. Easy access to I-75, 275, and 71.
Lastly, and worthy of note, the Hyatt had a top-notch staff: friendly, courteous, polite, and very professional. A huge plus in my book!
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