Review: Hyatt House Gaithersburg, Maryland

The Hyatt House Gaithersburg is located in a semi-residential area, and is not near any worthwhile shopping or activities. Interestingly, the hotel has mostly exterior doors to guest rooms, and is built as more of a motel. In the interest of not wanting to review “just another Hyatt House” for this post, I’ll focus on the room, which was a nice surprise.

As I checked in, I asked the agent behind the desk whether there were any “good rooms” available. Being a Hyatt Diamond, I’m supposed to be offered the best available room upon check-in, excluding suites. Since the Hyatt House is an all suite hotel, there is no upgrade to a suite available. However, the agent kindly placed me in a 2 bedroom room, which is much larger than the typical Hyatt House room. Certainly, I didn’t need two bedrooms since I was the only person in the room, though we joked that I could sell the spare room to someone on the street later for money. 😉

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My room was conveniently located in the check-in building of the hotel. Most other rooms require exterior access, so if you want to avoid walking, and/or if there’s bad weather outside, you’ll want to stick in the main building.

As a word of caution, this hotel does NOT have elevators. So, for anything you need to carry, you’re on your own. My room was on the second floor, but I could manage with my one suitcase and briefcase.

As you walk inside, you’re greeted by a large living area, dining table and open kitchen.

The kitchen is fully stocked with utensils and dishes, and there’s even a bottle of dish detergent and soap below the sink which I swiped to use at home. 🙂

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The second bedroom is the smaller of the two, though it is still reasonably sized.


There’s a closet with sliding doors, as well as a full bathroom.



The larger bedroom, which is the master, features one king bed, a walk=in closet, and the usual toilet, shower and sink.




Breakfast is offered the next morning, and featured a selection of eggs, potatoes, bacon and pastries.

My Take

I was impressed with the size of the room, and very appreciative at the upgrade given that I was a solo traveler. If you’re needing to stay away from home for an extended period, this is the best room to do it in, due to the size and spaciousness it offers. If you’re traveling with kids, you may want to ask for the second bedroom with two double beds in it, but that’s a preference call upon booking.

I did have an issue at check-out, where I was charged twice for my room, however upon speaking with the general manager, the issue appears to have been fixed.

For my stay, the rate was reasonable at around $70. Rates at this property rarely go above $125, so you’re bound to find a good deal with any discounts you may have.

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