Business travel takes a lot out of you. Waking up at 4 am for the first flight of the day. Leaving the office for a late dinner, only to return for a late work session. Finally getting back to the hotel never seems to be on the horizon, but when you get back to the Hyatt Regency Penn’s Landing, it’s like you finally found the oasis you were looking for all day.
We aren’t shy about the fact we love our Hyatt Diamond status and Hyatt hotels. Just one look at our Monster Day of hotel booking and you’ll see how much we try to stay at Hyatt hotels. So it was an easy decision to pick Hyatt for a quick trip up to the city of brotherly love. It was going to be a grueling week, but we were going to try out a new Hyatt, even if only for a few hours, and catch a nice flight up and back on a route that looked good for an upgrade.
We arrived in the early morning and were greeted by the bellman. There was actually a line to check-in early in the morning. I could have gone to the automated check-in desk, but I wanted to hear about the Diamond breakfast amenity and club lounge. Yes, I didn’t check in advance if there was a club lounge. This is because it didn’t really matter to me on this trip. I knew I couldn’t spend much time, if any, enjoying the lounge. At check-in I asked for a lounge floor room or if the breakfast room service was an option for an awesome Hyatt Diamond Breakfast. I was shocked at what happened next.
The hotel doesn’t currently have a club lounge, but they are working on installing in the very near future.This wasn’t the reason I was shocked. It turns out, my Diamond status had lapsed and I didn’t even know it. I was going to have to spend the night (sarcasm on) as a lowly Platinum for this stay (sarcasm off). The good news was, this was my 25th stay at a Hyatt, so it was actually the hotel that re-qualified me for Diamond status. And thanks to winning an extra year of Diamond status at the SMD4 kickoff event supporting Live Strong, I’m now Diamond for the next two years.
This hotel goes for 12,000 Hyatt point per night or around a few hundred on a paid rate during the week. We found weekend rates to be in the mid to high hundred range around the time we stayed at this hotel.
Hyatt Philadelphia Penn’s Landing Room
The room was very clean and had that fresh Hyatt feeling. The room was standard and had the typical Hyatt furnishings.
The bathroom was clean and spotless, which is a must for any hotel to earn our business on a regular basis.
The room was on a high floor and had great views of the sunrise with the Benjamin Franklin Bridge in the distance.
I went to check out the workout room and other amenities. The pool looked fantastic and no-one was in site for an early morning swim.
We didn’t get to experience the Hyatt Diamond amenities during this stay. But it was sweet knowing that this was the stay that would bring us back to the top status with Hyatt. Overall this is a great little hotel. It is convenient to Penn’s Landing and about 5 blocks from independence hall. So if you are on a leisure stay, this is a good option.