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How I Got The Presidential Suite At The Hyatt Clearwater Florida

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This Presidential Suite is more like a beach front condo than a suite. The last time I stayed at the Hyatt Regency Clearwater Resort and Spa I was upgraded to a huge Gulf Front Suite. That room was large, but the Presidential Suite is larger.

On a long weekend trip to Tampa, we decided to head over to a tried and true Hyatt property in the area, the Hyatt Regency Clearwater Resort and Spa. As a Diamond member, I thought I had a decent chance of an upgrade to a two bedroom suite at this all suite hotel. We wanted the extra room for Baby Weekly Flyer. Those that travel with kids know that separate rooms make all the difference.

I had the opportunity to confirm the two bedroom suite prior to check-in with a $100 co-pay per night. Instead I inquired at check-in I asked about upgrade availability. The front desk agent let me know that the room wasn’t ready, but that they would call when it was ready. I asked about the room type, and he confirmed it was a two bedroom suite. At this point I thought I had the same standard gulf front suite that I had last time.

We ran some errands and then came back in the afternoon. It wasn’t until the bellman and I were chatting on the way to the room that he mentioned the news.

Bellman: “You know this room is what we used to call the Presidential Suite?”

Weekly Flyer: “No. Is it larger than the Two Bedroom Gulf Front Suites?”

Bellman: “Oh yeah!” 

At that point I knew my Diamond status had paid off for this trip with an upgrade to a room that can only be classified as a beach front two bedroom condo.

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The entrance to the room was a long hallway. To the left was a separate full bathroom for the guest room.

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Once past the entrance foyer, turn left and you can see the expanse of the two bedroom Presidential Suite.

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Immediately to the right is the second guest room. It is large and comes complete with a balcony, king bed, desk, and flat screen television. An awesome room for just Baby Weekly Flyer to sleep in for the two nights we were in town.

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The balcony of the guest room even had chairs to enjoy the view.

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Just past the guest room was a full fledged dining room. Yes, you can host a dinner party in this suite if you like. This is a great amenity for families. Imagine spending all day by the beach or pool and the last thing you want to do is go out to dinner. Grab a to-go order from a nearby restaurant with the best margarita in town.

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The suite has a full kitchen with all the amenities, oven, microwave, refrigerator, Keurig machine, and most importantly a blender for those ice cold beach drinks.

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Not to mention there is a nice bar in front of the kitchen with high top chairs.

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The living room is extra comfortable with two couches and a flat screen television. There are two balconies that can be access from this room. The one that adjoins with the Master Suite and the other off to the side for great views of the sunset.

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The Master has a king bed and a seating area and overlooks the gulf.

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Beach 4 Hyatt

There are actually four air conditioners in this hotel. It can get hot in these rooms because every room has windows facing the hot sun. So make sure you cool down your room using the VIP trick if it gets too hot.

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The Master Suite has a large bathroom with tub and separate shower.

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The room has a large balcony off the Master Suite which is great for enjoying the view during the hottest part of the day.

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Bottom Line

The Hyatt Regency Clearwater Resort & Spa offers great accommodations, a beach front view and treats their Diamond members well. The beach is some what crowded unlike Hyatt’s most underrated beach, but we enjoy this property for a quick weekend.

We’ll gladly return to the Hyatt Clearwater Resort & Spa the next time we are in the Tampa Bay Area.

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  • colleen July 12, 2014, 3:10 pm

    “The Master has a king bed and a seating area and overlooks the ocean.”

    It’s the Gulf of Mexico. Get caught calling it “the ocean” and they might stop giving you those great upgrades. ;-)

    Looks like a great stay!

  • The Weekly Flyer July 12, 2014, 3:30 pm

    Good call out. Made that update.

  • Jimmy July 12, 2014, 4:14 pm

    Nice upgrade for a $100 co-pay!

  • mcdullhk88 July 12, 2014, 8:48 pm

    Now I wonder whether there were other DM’s at the hotel for that weekend………..

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