Last week I was invited to attend one of my favorite events in the entire world, the Freddie Awards, a frequent flyer awards gala and dinner named for the aviation trailblazer Freddie Laker. The event was held at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, located in Chantilly, Virginia near Dulles Airport. It was phenomenal on every level and it was so great to see so many friends after so long!
Given the location of the event, I flew to Dulles Airport and stayed at the Hyatt Regency Dulles. The hotel has a complimentary shuttle to and from the airport, which runs approximately every 30 minutes. It was very convenient. We arrived at about 1:30 p.m. and did not have to wait long before our room was ready. It was my first time staying at the hotel, a category one World of Hyatt hotel, and I was not disappointed.
This is the lobby, home of Flights Bar and Bistro. The restaurant, where breakfast and dinner were served, is located on the other side behind the bar.
Since the hotel was full, we not upgraded to a suite. We were given a standard room, but on a high floor. Honestly, since the layout of the hotel room has a separate seating area and table we were fine with the room. In fact, one very rainy evening, we ordered from DoorDash, and felt comfortable with dining in the room. The room also had a desk, a microwave and an in-room safe, and there were sufficient electrical outlets. The living room area could have used some extra lighting, but was otherwise fine. Here are some photos:
Since I am a globalist World of Hyatt member, breakfast was included. The first day we had the breakfast buffet. The food was fresh and good, and I was pleasantly surprised that shrimp grits was one of the hot food items. The second day we ordered from the ala carte menu (I had bagel and lox and Dave had an egg white omelette). Everything was fine. If breakfast had not been included, I might have opted to buy food from the Grab and Go area instead.
I liked the hotel fitness center a lot. There were many cardio and weight machines, most by the Life Fitness brand, and there was a Peloton bike, which always makes me happy. There was plenty of space and the room was clean.
The hotel also has a very nice indoor pool and jacuzzi.
One day we went from the hotel to Washington, D.C. to meet a friend and visit museums. We took the Silver Line Metro ($6 each way) which was very easy and convenient. In fact, we were the only ones in the train car for a good part of the ride!
We had a nice stay at the Hyatt Regency Dulles and would not hesitate to stay there again should our travels take us there.
Mitchell T says
A silly video ad was displayed the entire time I was on this page and it would not stop and could not be closed.
Will Run For Miles says
sorry about that. there’s usually an X on the top right of those videos.