Hyatt Herald Square Review

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I previously mentioned the 2,500 Bonus from Hyatt Gold Passort Points In NYC. Since I was looking forward to trying out the newer Hyatt Herald Square in New York, I decided to take Hyatt up on their offer for an additional 2,500 bonus points and a fantastic $149 per night rate. My opportunity came a little sooner than I expected and I am fresh off a stay at this new Hyatt in New York City! In this post I’ll review this small boutique feeling Hyatt hotel which is still in its first 90 days of opening.

Hyatt Herald Square Review

The Hyatt Herald Square has a quaint but, very small lobby. When I checked in, unfortunately I was told that there was no Diamond upgrade available as their one suite was under renovation. I didn’t expect it but had to ask. Herald Square has only been open for 90 days so, they are still working on getting everything finished. For example, they will still need to renovate the elevators once they complete all the final construction details on some of the rooms. But everything else I saw from the lobby to the roof top bar looked brand new.

Hyatt Herald Square Review

Hyatt Herald Square Lobby

There is a small room in the lobby where you can purchase drinks or snacks. I was offered two complimentary drinks at check in as a Diamond member.

 

Hyatt Herald Square Review

Hyatt Herald Square Review

My room on the 15th floor was comfortable and cozy. If you are clostrophobic, you might want to rethink this hotel. But in general there are “front” rooms facing the street and “back” rooms facing the building behind the hotel. The rooms in the back are a slightly larger by 20 or so square feet I was told. The larger space plus less street noise made me pick the room on the back side of the hotel.

There was a small hallway, with the bathroom to the left. Straight ahead was the small but functional room.

Hyatt Herald Square Review

The room was slightly smaller than standard when compared to NYC hotels. It reminded me of W Lexington Ave.

Hyatt Herald Square Review

Hyatt Herald Square standard room

Hyatt Herald Square Review

The bathroom was large for the size of the room.

Hyatt Herald Square Review

 

Some people may not like that there isn’t a full closet, but the hanging rack worked just fine for my purposes.

Hyatt Herald Square Review

 

My view from the 15th floor room in the back of the building.

Hyatt Herald Square Review

As a Diamond member, I was offered free breakfast, which I ordered to my room. It was good, not great and they did not specify a dollar limit to what I could spend. In fact, they said there was no limit. I ordered the Frittata, some fruit, pastries, coffee and juice. The hotel staff threw in a Voss water and some granola bars that I didn’t order.

Hyatt Herald Square Review

Frittata Diamond Free Breakfast

Hyatt Herald Square Review

Free Diamond Breakfast

The Hyatt Herald Square has a great location with very close proximity to the Empire State Building. They have a roof top bar which was closed while I was there but, that has great views.

Hyatt Herald Square Review

Bottom Line

Overall I enjoyed my stay at the Hyatt Herald Square. I scored a King room for only $149 a night and received a 2,500 point bonus, plus my 1,000 Diamond Amenity bonus, plus the program wide promotion. So I made out like a champ. One of the only drawbacks of room for me was that the desk was inadequate to use a laptop on.  Otherwise, I found the room to be suitable for my short stay in the city. I’d return if just looking for a place to put my head at night, or looking for a good value stay in the area.

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The Weekly Flyer writes about travel from a business traveler perspective. He travels the world every week accumulating points and miles along the way.

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Comments

  1. I’m struggling with New York City right now. I can’t decide between the Hyatt’s, the SPGs or the other random, but incredible hotels. My stay is for 3 nights. The Park Hyatt is currently offering $400+30,000 points per night for a Park Executive Suite. That’s the lowest they’re offering (with the next room up being $500+30k). No standard points+cash availability. I realize that doesn’t fetch a great value for the points, but I do have them (and then some). Meanwhile, the Andaz 5th Avenue is like $1250 for a loft suite outright. The choices are SO HARD…

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