A few months ago, I learned that a hotel in Nyack, New York was joining World of Hyatt. I was ecstatic to have a new staycation choice. (see, New Hyatt Hotel North of NYC in Nyack, NY). I quickly made a reservation for a weekend stay and visited the hotel for one night!
Hotel Nyack is part of Joie de Vivre hotels, a World of Hyatt brand. A few months ago, I stayed at another Joie de Vivre hotel, Hotel 50 Bowery, which I really liked as well. Both hotels have that upscale boutique lifestyle feel to them. The decor is visually stunning and whimsical at the same time.
At the front desk, I was warmly greeted by Michael. He was exuberant – full of energy, excitement and cheerfulness – and a genuine desire to be helpful. I think he’ll go far with Hyatt.
The lobby is fabulous!
We were told that there were no suites available for upgrade. It didn’t matter too much to us because we were only staying one night. The room decor is crazy fun.
From the high ceilings, to the lighting, to the furnishings and even the carpet – this place is really cool.
We received a nice welcome note and were treated to a fruit and cheese plate and a bottle of wine:
I really like the Jonathan Adler toiletries.
I was disappointed that the restaurant was not open for breakfast. Instead we were offered 500 points. Yes, I know there was a pandemic, but the restaurant opened each day for dinner – why couldn’t they open for breakfast too? This makes no sense to me. I hope that the restaurant will be open for breakfast on my next stay. We did have dinner there, and enjoyed it.
I am sorry to say that I was very disappointed by the hotel fitness center. The entrance to the gym is outside of the hotel. It is essentially a closed-in box structure with not much inside.
Because of the pandemic, we made a reservation and got to use the facility on our own. There was only one treadmill, one elliptical machine, one recumbent bike and a few weights. The equipment needed to be updated and upgraded. I was told that the hotel plans to renovate it. I hope they do.
The hotel has outdoor eating/drinking space and an outdoor pool. My visit was during the winter, so obviously the outdoor areas were not available. I am going back to the hotel this summer, in July, and am hoping to enjoy these facilities then.
Given the weather and our time constraints, we didn’t really get to spend much time in Nyack. We did walk to town in the morning and went to the Starbucks there. The town is quaint and filled with history and it borders many beautiful areas of New York State, such as the Hudson Valley. I definitely want to return to the vicinity and explore it more.
Overall, I really liked the hotel and am looking forward to returning. It is certainly a plus that the hotel is close to New York City and that it is a category 2 World of Hyatt hotel.