Room 1101 – The Presidential Suite at the Hyatt Regency Pittsburgh (Airport). Hyatt’s new Globalist benefit of suite upgrades at checkin subject to availability meant that we were able to score not just any suite, but the Presidential suite during a recent stay. It impressed, have a look.
Connected to the terminal at Pittsburgh Airport, this property is convenient for anyone traveling to or from Pittsburgh. The hotel has their own parking available for $25/day (but may be free if you have Globalist status.) The walk from the lobby to the front doors of the airport only takes a few minutes and is completely covered from the outside elements.
1111 Airport Blvd, Coraopolis, PA 15231
My daughter and I were coming back from a trip late at night (midnight) and my husband had a very early morning departure the following day. As opposed to driving out to pick us up just to return a few hours later, it seemed the better use of our time and energy would be to stay at the property together as a family.
However, it almost didn’t happen.
In the days leading up to the stay, my husband continued to shop the price and found it remained clearly sold out as a basic room was priced at $399/night plus tax. On most other stays the property is between $100-200/night, so this was clearly rack rate. He had the good sense to check the cost in points one last time and the property must have had a cancellation as the normal rate of 8,000 points/night was available. It was an incredible value to us for our situation.
Conveniently, as we were late to arrive and the last guests to check in (who were also Globalists) we were able to get upgraded to the Presidential Suite, the last available room in the property before they would have to start turning guests away.
When you first walk through the door, there is a guest bathroom off to the left hand side. As you walk into the suite the bedroom is off to the left and the kitchen and dining area are off to the right. There is a large closet behind those white double doors that would adequately store extra luggage and larger items if needed.
We always appreciate a guest bathroom, even if we don’t have guests. It’s a nice touch and separated from the rest of the space gives Lucy her sometimes requested “privacy.”
There was a king sized bed with a large tufted bench at the foot and two tables on either side of the bed. Both my husband and I found sockets for charging on each side. Also in the bedroom (but not pictured) was a 50” flat screen tv on top of a set of drawers, a rack for hanging a suite jacket and pants, and a small sitting chair next to the window.
To enter the bathroom or the closet you will first pass by the vanity area. This was a spot I really appreciated.
The bathroom in this suite really exceeded my expectations. The space was modern and bright. The large windows provided great natural light with a view of the runway behind the shades. Lucy gave the large soaking jacuzzi a whirl (though we did not turn on the jets) and said it felt like her own little swimming pool. The products in suite were the standard KenetMD which are not my favorite, but not as bad as the June Jacobs.
The walk in shower had plenty of space, rain shower head and a small bench.
Lucy and I enjoyed soaking up as much of this suite during our stay as possible. After her soak in the tub, Lucy bundled up in a robe and prepared herself for breakfast.
This heater was constantly on from when we checked in until we checked out. It kept this space cozy and was a nice (easy) touch.
With our late arrival and my husband’s early departure, we weren’t sure how much time we would have to enjoy the suite. But the room was gorgeous, expansive and too tempting to leave. Lucy had a great time at the desk where she looked like she was destined to sit and write checks or fire subordinates.
At the far end of the living space there was a small kitchenette with a Keurig, a large selection of coffee choices and hot chocolate for Lucy. In the fridge below were plenty of cold waters, sparkling and still – we love sparkling water and complimentary Evian is a huge plus. Lucy also loved playing with the checkers set, though she was a little unclear on the rules.
As Globalists, breakfast was included with our stay. At this property in particular from past stays we know that they offer it both in the restaurant and with in-room dining. I called down for room service and spoke to a very sweet woman on the other end of the phone. I let her know that my four-year old would like to order her own meal and she happily obliged.
While my four-year old, who sometimes seems more like a 24-year old, picked up the phone the attendant on the other end of the line was not only receptive, but asked questions back giving Lucy more options to her order This gave her the chance to further customize her breakfast and really made her feel like an adult. It was adorable, and had I known it would happen in advance, I would have captured it on video. Instead, I have simply the equally cute images of her eating her french toast below.
I should be clear, the hotel was convenient and priced right for our stay, but there are plenty of options near the airport and we do live in Pittsburgh so it is rare that we need to stay at the property. Our room service experience made us want to go out of our ways to stay there again. It was the highlight of a stay where we left in the late afternoon after fully indulging ourselves.
Using our points to give us time as a family to sleep in a convenient environment was an excellent value. But getting the substantial upgrade we received, especially for the little price paid ($0 out-of-pocket, 8,000 points) and an included breakfast that was worth a thousand memories for me made this one airport hotel stay to remember.
Have you had an unexpected experience like this before at another Hyatt? Was it an airport property?