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I’ve been fortunate to have stayed in many beautiful hotel suites. There was this suite in Quito, Ecuador, and this one in San Diego, California, and this one in Capetown, South Africa. How about the presidential suite in Fort Lauderdale, Florida? Yes, I’ve been most fortunate in countless ways!
This past weekend, I visited the Hyatt Regency in Jersey City, New Jersey. I had a free night award from my Chase Hyatt Visa Card and the Hyatt Regency is a category 4 hotel (or at least it is a category 4 until August 1, 2016). The hotel is only a few minutes away from New York City by PATH train. Surprisingly, I haven’t spent much time there, so it was a perfect choice for a staycation.
The check-in process was easy and I was given the key for a room on the second floor (the lobby is on the third floor). The front desk staff, and all employees at the hotel for that matter, were extremely professional and helpful.
I approached the room and opened the door. I did not expect this! This room was gorgeous! I was in love! LOVE! The room was large and beautifully designed (but also very practically designed), and it was also very feng shui (as the space was open and harmonized and there were plenty of windows).
And…… OH MY GOD – THE VIEW WAS BREATHTAKING!!!!!
This is the vestibule entry to the suite, which has nice artwork and a dresser.
The suite was actually a very large room, with a bookshelf dividing the the room into two areas.
On one side was a king-sized bed, night tables, a chaise, a desk, and a large round low table with chairs.
Loved this rug!
On the other side of the room was a sectional sofa, table, closet, refrigerator and the bathroom.
In between was a bookshelf and a TV that swiveled to either side.
There were plenty of nice “touches” throughout, although I never “got” the appeal of covering books in white book covers.
Here is the bathroom. (The square toilet was weird).
And NOW the view. Yes, THE VIEW. This was the view from our suite!
In the morning, I watched the sunrise from the room:
I’m still marveling not only at the suite but also the view. In fact the entire hotel was classy and beautiful.
I really appreciated that the hotel had Starbucks brewed coffee out for all guests in the morning. So, I was able to have a good cup of coffee before going out to run/explore around the Jersey City Waterfront area.
This hotel does not have a Regency Club, so, as a Hyatt Diamond Gold Passport member, I was entitled to breakfast in the hotel restaurant. Sunday breakfast was served until 11:30 a.m. (I like not having to rush to breakfast!)
Waitstaff informed us that we could order anything up to $25 each. The full buffet was $23.50, so that was an easy choice. There was a selection of hot and cold items. There was no omelette bar, but breakfast did include a choice of an omelette. I found the buffet selection somewhat odd – many items that I would expect to see were absent. For example, there was cream cheese, but no other cheese selection. The bagels were mini-bagels. And there was no smoked salmon. Having said that, the food was nevertheless fresh and we filled our plates and enjoyed the breakfast, as we looked out on the beautiful Hudson River and the New York City Skyline.
The hotel fitness center is also fabulous – with large mirrors looking out on the water. That is reviewed in a separate post.
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