Hyatt House at Anaheim Resort/Convention Center Review
World of Hyatt announced category changes that came to a lot of properties on March 18, 2019. As part of these changes a significant number of properties went up a category in cost, while others dropped. One of the properties on the list of increases is the relatively new Hyatt House at Anaheim Resort/Convention Center. This hotel sits at the corner of Harbor & Katella and is only about 10 minutes by foot to the parks. There are a lot of hotels in that area though, so why is this one so good and is it worth the new cost of 15K points?
Hyatt House at Anaheim Resort Is Compelling for Families
To start, Hyatt in my opinion has really nailed it with their limited service offerings in new properties. Yes, Hilton & Marriott both also do this very well, but Hyatt isn’t chasing anyone’s tail. New Hyatt Place and Hyatt House properties are well designed, generally comfortable and family friendly. Free breakfast for World of Hyatt members is a bonus.
Hyatt House at Anaheim Resort Has A Modern Design
And this hotel is beautiful, well thought out, spacious and even a little fun. The Hyatt House at Anaheim Convention Center is probably 2-3X the size of a normal Hyatt House property and packs a lot into a small space. From a full bar with an outdoor area and a pool table to a large pool and hot tub, there is enough to see/do.
Hyatt House at Anaheim Resort Offers Nice Amenities
Speaking of that pool, this Hyatt House doesn’t have any fancy waterslides, but the pool is pretty big and kids will find plenty of space to have fun. A spacious hot tub also sits next to it along with a fully equipped gym for those who want it. This hotel works both as a family vacation hub and a business hotel as well.
Hyatt House at Anaheim Resort Is Great For Business & Family
And speaking of business, we visited during one of the biggest conventions meaning the hotel was filled with almost no children the first couple of days. It absorbed not only the convention crowd well, but also the families that swooped in when they all went home on Friday evening.
Hyatt House at Anaheim Resort Has A Great Location
In addition to being near the parks, there are a ton of restaurants and shops nearby to keep you occupied. If you need basic supplies Walgreens is built in to the first floor. It doesn’t get any simpler than that! For shopping the Garden Walk Mall is almost directly across the street and for eating there are a ton of restaurants both high and low end including a Blaze Pizza in the hotel.
Hyatt House at Anaheim Resort Has Attractive Rooms
Rooms are important for families and this is where the Hyatt House excels. Not only will your family start the day with a robust breakfast that is decent but not special in any way, but they’ll also enjoy fairly spacious rooms that include a kitchen. We had a one bedroom suite that gave us a full kitchen and a separation to stay up when Ellie went to bed.
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Hyatt House at Anaheim Resort/Convention Center Review
I don’t normally review limited service Hyatt properties, but given this hotel’s unique location and size I thought it worthy of a quick review.
Here is a quick breakdown of my thoughts on the Hyatt House at Anaheim Resort/Convention Center:
Location: 4.5 –
Great location close to the parks, shopping and dining! Staying on property at Disneyland isn’t as important as with Walt Disney World so this worked perfectly for us. We even felt it was close enough to leave the parks for a break in the hotel before returning.
Room: 4 –
This is a very modern, attractive and comfortable room straight out of the Hyatt limited service playbook. If you have status you should be able to get an upgrade to at least a small suite. Our room wasn’t the biggest, but worked well and seemed to be an easy upgrade as a Globalist even in a sold out hotel.
Amenities: 4 –
This isn’t a fancy luxury hotel, but it has most your important amenities, especially for a Disney family vacation. You have a decent number of public areas, a good pool area and a full gym. The full breakfast is decent (although not extensive) and everything else is nearby. It is lacking a playground if that is important to you and its small plot of land means there isn’t a ton of exploring you can do.
Staff: 4.5 –
I had limited interactions with the staff, however everything went very well. When I checked in I was proactively offered the upgraded suite. At breakfast the attendants worked hard to clear everyone’s plates. The hotel was full but the staff never felt stressed in the few interactions I had.
Value: 3.5 –
I loved this hotel but the value will largely lie with the prices of surrounding properties. This will absolutely be my first choice for Disneyland trips if the price is right, but I can’t see paying 15K World of Hyatt points (Worth $225-$300) if rooms at comparable properties or even this one is cheap. In other words I’ll shop around, but if the hotel is full and prices are high then this is a fantastic option.
Overall: 4.1 –
A solid choice and a hotel my family thoroughly enjoyed!
While I am sad the Hyatt House Anaheim Convention Center moved up to a World of Hyatt Category 4, I still think it is one of the better properties around Disneyland for using points. On low occupancy dates this new points price is going to be steep compared to cash, however on busier dates like during my stay where rooms went for $500+, it will still be a bargain.
What is your favorite miles/points hotel to stay at when visiting Disneyland? Do you have any plans to book this hotel before the price increases? Let us know below!