I have never been to a Hyatt in Fort Lauderdale, so I decided to check it out. Normally I would burn the Hyatt in Miami Beach, but I had to stay in Fort Lauderdale. I was surprised. It has a great location, a good restaurant and a fun rooftop space.
The entrance of the Hyatt.
The king room is on the 15th floor.
It is in a prime location downtown, steps from the Fort Lauderdale RiverWalk. If I was staying in Fort Lauderdale and needed to be close to the cruiseport, it would be my top choice if it was a category 1-4 free night certificate.
There are two options for points: Category 4, 15K points per night or a Category 1-4 certificate from the Chase Hyatt Card.
For the night I stayed, the cash member price was $240, right at the Reasonable Redemption Value of 1.6 cents/per point without including the $20 destination fee or taxes.
It is a poor redemption in low season, but it is much more desirable in high season.
The $20 resort fee in downtown Fort Lauderdale includes bike rentals, two beach chairs and umbrellas, two welcome drinks and internet. They normally have a Telsa in house which they use to give complimentary drop-offs within a two mile radius.
$33 per night for parking with in and out privileges. valet service is not being offered because of carbon dioxide.
There was no turndown service.
On request, the house is currently every three days.
I was able to do multiple zoom meetings in my room on the 15th floor of the hotel.
The breakfast at Harborwood Restaurant is very good and can be ordered from the menu.
There is an outdoor bar on the 8th floor that wasn't open when I was there.
There is an outdoor heated pool on the 8th floor, which was in the shade most of the day.
There is a reasonable amount of equipment in the fitness room.
The Hyatt Globalist elite benefits.
This is the highest category of non-suite room and is about 50% bigger than the normal King/Queen rooms and features a wall of floor-to-ceiling windows that had a lovely view.
The Club Lounge gives 2 free drink tickets that can be used for drinks at the bar.
Harborwood Restaurant serves free breakfast and F&B.
At check-in, I was asked to extend the late checkout to 5:00.
There was free parking in the attached garage.
I would stay again if it was a good value award stay or if I could burn a 1-4 cert. It was a nice alternative to the craziness of the beach.
The Hyatt Centric Las Olas is a good place to stay.
It's a great downtown location that's less than a block from the RiverWalk and is still an easy 10 minute drive to the beach.
The facilities are in good shape.
The rooftop pool and bar is a great place to hang out at night.
The fitness area is more than acceptable.
Hyatt Centric Las Olas is a Cons.
The fee for a downtown hotel is ridiculous.
At check-in, globalist recognition was marginal, and had to ask about benefits and how to use them.
3 miles from the beach will be a deal-killer for some.
Less than a block away is the Fort Lauderdale RiverWalk.
The King Deluxe Room is on the 15th floor.
The Elev8 bar is in the rooftop pool area.
The work area is on the first floor.
The Harborwood Restaurant is located at Hyatt Centric Las Olas.
Harborwood Restaurant has a breakfast menu.