Which is the best Hyatt hotel in Denver, Colorado for earning or spending your World Of Hyatt points? Grand Hyatt Denver vs Hyatt Regency Denver At Colorado Convention Center.
For a start, both the Grand Hyatt and the Hyatt Regency are better-than-average Hyatt hotels. This means that both are great choices.
Best For Ambience
The Hyatt Regency is a very large convention center hotel and feels like a big convention hotel, with many guests visiting purely for conferences. But, at the time of writing, the Hyatt Regency is far newer than the Grand Hyatt, which was the original Hyatt Regency in Denver, and dates to around 1990.
Conversely, the Grand Hyatt feels more intimate, almost boutique, which makes it preferable for a leisure trip.
For the location, they are super close to each other, 2 blocks apart. The Grand is a couple of blocks inside the heart of downtown vs the Regency which is further out and next to the convention center, on the edge of downtown. The Grand is in a better location unless you are needing to be at the conference center.
Best For Elite World Of Hyatt Members
If you are a Globalist you will almost always get a free upgrade at the Grand Hyatt to an excellent suite, but the Regency is also good at upgrading and Globalists tend to get free upgrades to executive suites.
Best For Club Lounge
The Grand club lounge experience is excellent with incredible staff, and this lounge is rarely too busy. The Regency Club is also excellent but has a more conference feel in the guests. Both lounges are featured in our best club lounges in Denver.
Best For Bars & Restaurants
The Regency has a better choice of bars and restaurants that stay open later than the smaller selection at the Grand.
Overall, the Grand lounge, ambiance and more boutique feel means that it probably has the edge, so if the price is the same, this is usually the one to go for, but if the Regency is cheaper, you will enjoy your stay there too and should choose the Regency as the Grand isn’t that much better.
1. Grand Hyatt Denver
To give a quick overview of this hotel, the Grand Hyatt Denver is located in the heart of downtown Denver, one block from the 16th Street Mall and minutes to Coors Field and Broncos Stadium at Mile High Stadium.
On the roof of the hotel, you will find a rooftop open-air tennis court and running track. Really unusual and great if you like your sports. There is also an indoor pool.
The club lounge here is on the 26th floor and offers fantastic views of downtown and the mountains in the distance.
Breakfast, which is free in the club lounge, is generous here. Although there are limited hot options and no hot eggs or bacon, you can enjoy hot oatmeal with sauces. You have your usual juices, breads, coffee tea and other breakfast items include pastries, muffins, cereals, danishes, cold cuts.
In the evenings the club lounge offers food, cold cuts, smoked salmon and light bites and discounted self-serve drinks which cost around $3 for a glass of wine and $5 for a cocktail.
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2. Hyatt Regency Denver At Colorado Convention Center
Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center is one block from the 16th Street Mall and walking distance from the Convention Center. It is very close to the Westin and the Sheraton Denver Downtown.
This hotel is huge; 1,100 rooms and 59 suites offer impressive views of downtown Denver, the State Capitol, or the Rocky Mountains. One highlight is the 27th-floor Peaks Lounge is the highest-rising lounge in the city with spectacular Rocky Mountain views.
The Regency Club can be accessed if you are a World of Hyatt Globalist or if you book a club room. Breakfast is very good here and the evening offering at happy hour includes cold cuts, veggies, breads, smoked salmon, cheeses and a hot dish like Mexican styled meat along with discounted self-serve drinks which cost around $3 for a glass of wine and $5 for a cocktail.
Other Hyatts in Colorado include the Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort and Spa which does not have a club lounge, the Grand Hyatt Vail for skiing near Gore Creek in Lionshead Village, Hyatt Regency Aurora-Denver Conference Center which has an outdoor pool, Hyatt Regency Denver Tech Center, 13 miles south of Denver; near Belleview Light Rail station, Hyatt Place Denver/ Westminster (no club lounge) perfectly placed between Boulder and Denver, Hyatt Place Denver/Cherry Creek (no club lounge), Hyatt Place Colorado Springs, Garden of the Gods (no club lounge) and Hyatt Place Denver Downtown (no club lounge).
*benefits offered were correct as of 2019 but may be amended at the hotel’s discretion.
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