I spent roughly 85 nights in a hotel room in 2017…not too bad, but still quite a few nights away from home. Here’s a list of my top 10 hotels I personally stayed at this year.
My list is admittedly boring. Every single hotel on the list is a Hyatt. It simply demonstrates my loyalty. I did stay in a handful of Marriott, Hilton, and independent properties, but they did not make the cut.
This time, we’ll count down instead of starting with my #1 hotel.
10. Park Hyatt Washington DC
The room is spacious, service above-average, but what really sets this hotel apart is Blue Duck Tavern, the hotel’s exceptional restaurant.
> Full Review: Park Hyatt Washington D.C.
9. Hyatt Regency Dushanbe, Tajikistan
The corner suite upgrade was nice, the food excellent, but cheap massages helped propel this property into my top ten list.
> Full Review: Hyatt Regency Dushanbe, Tajikistan (Suite)
8. Park Hyatt Zurich
My stay here was in the midst of a hectic business trip, but an excellent room service dinner and breakfast plus a beautiful spa helped to make this a great stay.
> Full Review: Park Hyatt Zurich (Junior Suite)
7. Hyatt Andaz Amsterdam
Ultra-modern and hip, this hotel is in the heart of Amsterdam and perfect for a weekend in Amsterdam.
> Full Review: Hyatt Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht
6. Hyatt Regency Tashkent
This beautiful new property features beautiful common areas, several restaurants, and comfortable guest rooms.
> Full Review: Hyatt Regency Tashkent (Suite)
5. Park Hyatt Hamburg
A perenial favorite, this property offers an exceptional breakfast spread, comfortable room, and even a lounge. The central location also makes this my favorite property in Hamburg.
> Full Review: Park Hyatt Hamburg (Update)
4. Hyatt Carmel Highlands
My new family favorite, I spent six nights here this year and already have my next stay booked for 2018. The views are breathtaking and the suites, with kitchens and fireplaces, are quite cozy.
> Read More: My Favorite Hyatt in California
3. Park Hyatt Bangkok
Bangkok’s newest luxury hotel is beautiful. The rooms are fine, but the common areas are where this hotel really shines.
> Full Review: Park Hyatt Bangkok
2. Park Hyatt New York
It’s tough to find a decent-sized hotel room in Manhattan, but my suite was beautiful and spacious. Set aside time to enjoy the pool as well.
> Read More: A Few Thoughts on the Park Hyatt New York
1. Park Hyatt Vienna
I was upgraded to one of the most beautiful rooms of one of Vienna’s most beautiful hotels. This is a masterpiece property.
> Read More: Amazing Suite Upgrade at Park Hyatt Vienna
We’ll see if I venture beyond more Hyatts in 2018!
What was the best hotel you stayed at in 2017?
I just got Globalist status (the 20 night challenge that all the real elites hate) so I’ll be staying in Hyatt properties all year. This is a fun list!
@ Matthew –Will you broaden your hotel stays beyond Hyatt in 2018?
I hope so. Will only need 55 Hyatt nights next year and award stays will be included, so that should mean fewer Hyatt hotels.
Why Hyatt rather than Starwood – any particular reason?
Chase transfer partner helps and I’m just emotionally loyal since Faster Free Nights promo of the Great Recession.