Review: Hyatt Dulles

The Hyatt Dulles is located just minutes away from Dulles Airport outside Washington DC. It’s an all suite Hyatt hotel, which is great for an airport hotel.

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The hotel itself is located in an office park type area, though you’ll find parking scattered around the building. Parking is free, and I’ve left my car here a number of times when flying out. They offer a shuttle bus departing every 20 minutes, and it’s an opportunity to park for free saving the fairly high fees Dulles itself charges.

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The front entrance of the hotel has warming lights on the ceiling, which is great since I was coming in on a fairly cold day.

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Walking inside, you’re greeted with the front desk off to your left, and a restaurant/lounge on the right. You’ll also notice an extensive conference facility, which, when I came in, was playing host to a dual wedding (Admittedly, I’ve never seem 2 couples get married at the same wedding…).

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There’s an elite check-in line, though there was no crowds when I arrived.

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I was checked in promptly, and the agent at the desk praised me on how I already had my driver’s license and credit card already out when approaching him. He commented how no one ever does that and that I must have been a seasoned traveler, and said for my “work” he’d be giving me a “nice room. Turns out, nice room just means a regular room on a higher floor. 😉

I made my way up to my King Executive room. All of the rooms in this property are suites, with each having a mini living area. It’s not a full one bedroom suite, but certainly larger than a standard room you’d find at most Hyatt properties.

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The bathroom is located off of the middle section, and it includes an outside sink, with a separate toilet and shower inside.

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Breakfast the next morning was included as a Hyatt Diamond, and because I was departing on a Saturday, was actually until noon, which is really generous. You could order off of the full breakfast menu, or choose the buffet, which I did.

There was a selection of pastries, fruit, as well as hot “side dishes” such as sausage and bacon. In the corner was an omelette station, though it took a few minutes to find someone available to actually make one, since everyone appeared to be in the kitchen. I didn’t find the food to be the greatest, though it was acceptable. At around 11:15a when I came down, most of the food tasted like it had been sitting awhile.

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My Take

This hotel is great if you need a free parking option for the airport. Rates are fairly reasonable, and for my stay, I didn’t pay more than $60, including taxes and fees. It’s also a good location if you need to explore nearby Fairfax County, or have business in the Dulles corridor, though it’s a bad option if you have any intention of visiting downtown Washington DC, since there’s no transportation options in the immediate area.

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Comments

  1. traveltoomuch says

    It looks like you were “upgraded” not just to a high floor, but to one of Hyatt’s “Pure” rooms. Note the air filter sitting to the left of the fridge/minibar. These rooms have synthetic bedding (pillows/comforter). Unless you have a specific allergy, I think these rooms are actually a downgrade.

  2. Jenny says

    Do you need to book the Park and Fly rate to leave your car there for a week? Sounds like you just booked a regular Cash and Points stay for a night and were able to leave your car there for free. I’m wondering about booking a night, but not staying there both to save money on parking and to get the night’s credit toward requalifying for Diamond. Thoughts?

    • says

      As far as I’m aware, I didn’t see a park and fly rate, and they didn’t ask (or seem like they were looking for) any identifying information on cars. I think if your trip is going to be longer than a few days, you might want to inquire to confirm since a car sitting there for two weeks might become suspicious, if they haven’t taken any info down.

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