Theme Parks by Day and Luxury at Night – Review of the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress Resort Near Walt Disney World

Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress Resort Near Walt Disney World

I recently had the chance to check out the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress Resort in Orlando. (Read my restaurant review here: Cascade American Bistro Dinner Review at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress Orlando) I call it a resort, because it truly is a resort complex coming in at 1,500 acres. In fact, it’s one of the only resorts that actually shares a border with the Walt Disney World Resort.

Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress Resort Near Walt Disney World

After grabbing my complementary champagne upon check-in I made my way up to my room. I’m going to give you the full tour,  but first, check out the views from the balcony.Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress Resort Near Walt Disney World

After entering the lobby of the resort and taking in the grandness of it all, it was no surprise to discover how grand and spacious the guest rooms were.

Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress Resort Near Walt Disney World

Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress Resort Near Walt Disney World - Guest Room

Two queen size beds. Whew! I can not stand it when I book a room that accommodates four only to find two double beds in the room. My husband and I sleep on a king bed at home and squishing into a full while on vacation is, well, not much of a vacation.

Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress Resort Near Walt Disney World - Guest Room

Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress Resort Near Walt Disney World - Guest Room

The cool blue colors and plush carpeting make for a very relaxed setting.

Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress Resort Near Walt Disney World - Guest Room

Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress Resort Near Walt Disney World - Guest Room

Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress Resort Near Walt Disney World - Guest Room

The coffee service and mini fridge are tucked away nicely and there is no lack of storage in the room.

I found the shower setup a little strange. Where’s the rest of my shower enclosure? Sometimes you need to sacrifice form for function.

Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress Resort Near Walt Disney World - Guest BathRoom

Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress Resort Near Walt Disney World - Guest BathRoom

Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress Resort Near Walt Disney World - Guest BathRoom

Now that you’ve see the room, let me take you downstairs for the real Pièce de résistance. The pool!

Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress Resort Near Walt Disney World

Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress Resort Near Walt Disney World - Pool

When I had shared via social media that I would be spending the night at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress, I had several people tell me “Wait till you see the pool!”.

Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress Resort Near Walt Disney World - Pool

This water park area was like nothing I had ever experienced before. The pool is one of the biggest draws for me when I am picking a venue to “staycation” at. This wasn’t just a pool. It was a water park complex.

Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress Resort Near Walt Disney World - Pool

Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress Resort Near Walt Disney World - Pool

It had grand waterfalls cascading off of the “theme park worthy” rock formations and lots of caves to explore!

Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress Resort Near Walt Disney World - Pool Cave

Am I at the Playboy Mansion? Is this the world famous grotto?

Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress Resort Near Walt Disney World - Pool Cave

Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress Resort Near Walt Disney World - Pool Cave

Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress Resort Near Walt Disney World - Pool Cave

Imagine yourself sipping a cool cocktail and then taking a nap…right here.

Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress Resort Near Walt Disney World - Pool Cave

Look! I found the fitness center. And it’s tucked right inside the amazing pool area. How cool is that?

Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress Resort Near Walt Disney World - Pool Cave

Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress Resort Near Walt Disney World - Lake

The award-winning, 1,500 acre Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress is located one mile from Walt Disney World and close to Universal Orlando and SeaWorld Orlando with a host of amenities and activities including 45 holes of Jack Nicklaus Signature Design golf and the award-winning Tennis and Racquet Club. Located along the 1,000 feet of white sandy beach of private Lake Windsong, the free-flowing lagoon pool boasts 12 waterfalls, heated and non-heated pools, two whirlpools, new Water Slide Tower Pavilion, new children’s Rock Climbing Stations, new interactive Water Jet Splash Zone, rope bridge, walking paths, and expansive, wrap-around sundecks. New features complement the resort’s favorite activities including; S’mores pit, beach volleyball, tether ball, hammocks, watersports and marked jogging, walking, and biking trails.

Experience the thrill of an Orlando theme park by day and the luxury of Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress by night.  With the Orlando Theme Park Package, package rates start at $269 and includes two, one-day tickets to an Orlando theme park, and a $25 food and beverage credit to enjoy the resort’s restaurants featuring unique cocktails and culinary fare.
Enjoy a day at Disney’s Magic Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, Animal Kingdom or Epcot; Universal Orlando; Universal Studio’s Islands of Adventure; or SeaWorld now through December 22nd, 2014.  The theme park package allows resort guests to take advantage of area special events (additional special event fees may apply) including:
Use offer code EXPLR. A limited number of rooms are allocated to this promotion; blackout periods may apply due to seasonal periods or special events.  Additional terms and conditions apply. Plus, Grand Cypress offers complimentary transportation to and from Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando and SeaWorld.

 

I was a guest of the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress and was provided with complementary accommodations for one night. I was not required to write this post and all opinions are my own.