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.
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.
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.
The cool blue colors and plush carpeting make for a very relaxed setting.
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.
Now that you’ve see the room, let me take you downstairs for the real Pièce de résistance. The 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!”.
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.
It had grand waterfalls cascading off of the “theme park worthy” rock formations and lots of caves to explore!
Am I at the Playboy Mansion? Is this the world famous grotto?
Imagine yourself sipping a cool cocktail and then taking a nap…right here.
Look! I found the fitness center. And it’s tucked right inside the amazing pool area. How cool is that?
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.
- Now – Aug. 10: SeaWorld Orlando Summer Nights
- Sept. 1 – Oct. 31 Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party
- Sept. 19 – Nov. 10 EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival
- Sept. 19 – Nov. 1: Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights 24
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.