After spending a few New Years Eve's watching TV, we decided this would be the year we would "do something!!!" We did realize that this evening at the Hyatt would certainly be no bargain, but with the cost for this overnight (which included the room, dinner at the Spindletop and 4 drink tickets per person, also included the hotel entertainment), we had anticipated maybe just a tad bit more. When we checked in, we were told we could spend an additional $9.00/per person to get a room above the 20th floor. Um, ok, but no thanks.... Our friends were in a room on the 36 floor and they didn't have to pay extra, so I'm not sure what that was about?
The rooms are very nice, but as mentioned in other reviews, at a hotel of this caliber, one would expect a few "niceties". There is no mini bar, the only glasses available in the room were little plastic cups, the wifi is not free (which is a huge pet peeve of mine....), a small bottle of water was $3.50 (you can purchase a larger one for $2.00 from the soda machine), and as nice as it was to have a bathrobe in the room, there was just a single bathrobe. Fortunately, our fight for that one robe ended up with only minor bruising...
As far as the New Years Eve festivities, it really was very nice. Dinner at the Spindletop was good and we enjoyed it. As part of the package, we were each allotted 4 drink tickets. When a Pinot Grigio was requested, we were told there was only a Cab and a Chardonnay. They were both awful, so we opted not to waste our drink coupons on terrible wine. The gin and tonics were fine though!!
For the amount of money spent on this overnight (which even if I was allowed to mention it, I would be too embarrassed to admit it!!), one would have thought they might just throw in parking, but noooooooo. We did use the $15.00 lot instead of their $30 valet. Also thought a couple of donuts, perhaps a bagel and some orange juice could have been thrown in there too for a breakfast.
All in all it was an enjoyable evening. When I consider all the past New Years Eve's that we spent at home, perhaps all the money we saved can justify this one night!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated in the heart of downtown’s thriving business and entertainment districts, the newly renovated Hyatt Regency Houston is connected to restaurants and services via the city’s famous seven-mile tunnel system. Walk to events at the nearby George R. Brown Convention Center. Take in a game at Minute Maid Park or Toyota Center. Be sure to save time to enjoy a show in downtown’s Theater District or explore the shops along Main Street. A quick ride on Houston’s METRO Light Rail, with stops just seconds from our hotel, will take you to the renowned Museum District, Children’s Museum, the Houston Zoo, the Texas Medical Center or Reliant Park. Enjoy 360-degree views of the city as you dine on award-winning cuisine at Spindletop, our iconic revolving restaurant. When it’s time to relax, retreat to your spacious accommodations and enjoy the plush Hyatt Grand BedTM, state-of-the-art technology and thoughtful amenities. Always the right choice; book your reservation now at our outstanding accommodations. ... more less
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