Best Hyatt In San Francisco, California: Grand Vs Andaz, Regency Vs Centric

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Which is the best Hyatt hotel in San Francisco and at the airport (SFO) for cash or earning or spending your World Of Hyatt points? Andaz Vs Grand Vs Regency Vs Centric? We have already investigated the best hotel club lounges in San Francisco, now we specifically choose the best Hyatt, Grand Vs Andaz, Regency Vs Centric.

1. Hyatt Regency San Francisco

The Hyatt Regency is your top Hyatt hotel choice in San Francisco. It can be a little more expensive than the Grand Hyatt but is worth paying the extra for.

For a start, both hotels are great, but the Hyatt Regency San Francisco is located right on the waterfront with the California cable line in front. This means that the views are fabulous from this waterfront Hyatt Regency.

The Hyatt Regency San Francisco is also located in the Financial District by the Embarcadero BART station on Market and Drumm St. It is right across from the ferry terminal and is super accessible for public transport links. The hotel also has good dining options and a 24-hour fitness centre.

Beyond the expansive Bay views and renowned world’s largest hotel lobby, you are brilliantly located in the city’s most celebrated hot spots and steps away from the iconic Embarcadero and Union Square.

Rooms are bright with floor to ceiling windows, many with an angle view of the bay and looking straight out at other buildings. There are, in fact, 804 guest rooms in the hotel, all of which feature flat-screen TVs, iHome stereo systems and coffee makers.

The Regency Club lounge is an absolute highlight of this hotel and is located in the former revolving restaurant, which is now stationary. It has been recently been refurbished and is pretty stunning. It has muted lighting in the entranceway, the decor is oatmeals and browns and the views… WOW. They look straight out across the bay from all sides.

Breakfast is good but it ends quite early at 9 am on weekdays and 10 am on weekends and can be busy, with bread, cereal, hard-boiled eggs, cheap cold cuts & salami, cheese, fruit and oatmeal.

The buffet area has coffee, juices and soda during the day and an honor bar at night which is very cheap at around $2 for a beer and $3 for a glass of wine. During the evening happy hour, there is a decent amount of food, enough for a full dinner, with salads, and warm pizza.

While the Grand Hyatt is also good, we think the Hyatt Regency is the best of the downtown Hyatt hotels, as the club lounge is so unusual with incredible views and really nice decor. We also like the fact that the evening food offered in the lounge will fill you up.

The Grand Hyatt currently costs 20,000 World of Hyatt Points per night on a redemption booking or 27,000 points if you want a club room with club lounge access.

Book Hyatt hotels with our luxury travel concierge and you will get the following FREE benefits* as well as your usual World Of Hyatt points and status benefits:
Daily full breakfast for 2 per room
Welcome amenity
100 USD property credit per stay
Early check-in and later check out priority
Room upgrade priority.

2. Grand Hyatt San Francisco

The Grand Hyatt is definitely one of the best chain hotel choices in San Francisco. The Grand is also marginally closer to transit or public transport options than the Regency. This Union Square location is ideal for dining and shopping. It is also easy to walk to Chinatown or catch a cable car.

The Club lounge at the Grand Hyatt San Francisco is on the 32nd floor of the 36 story building which means you can enjoy some great views. The look inside is modern with hues of browns and mustards, a sofa area in the middle and cafeteria-style seating to the side. High bar stools and tables are set up against the windows so that you can enjoy the views while working, eating or drinking.

The lounge has a coffee machine and a set of refrigerators which hold juices, sodas, water and even yoghurts. Both of these are available throughout the day.

For breakfast, there is a huge array of pastries including muffins, cakey bread, croissants and some pastries with fruit in the middle, along with cereals in mini boxes including Raisin Bran, Cheerios and Frosted Flakes and a variety of juices. There is a large bowl of smoked salmon next to the savoury bagels and bread for toasting and there are tomatoes, onion and cream cheese to go with these. There is a big fruit bowl with apples, oranges and bananas as well as chopped melon strawberries and, strangely, a lump of cheese on a wooden platter in the fruit area. To go with your scrambled egg there’s ham and other meats, tomato and salad.

In the afternoon the fruit bowl remains out and a big bowl of various cookies is available which can go with all the drinks in the refrigerator and the coffee from the coffee machine.

In the evening you can have alcoholic drinks from the on the honour bar which are very cheap at around $2 for a beer and $3 for a glass of wine. The canapés are squirts of cream cheese with salmon or meat on small pastry bases along with salad items including raw broccoli, celery, carrot and tomatoes with dips. There is plenty of cheese and the highlight is two large and plentiful hot options, including a vegetarian pasta and a chicken pasta in tomato sauce, which would be more than enough to fill you up in the evening.

The Grand Hyatt currently costs 20,000 World of Hyatt Points per night on a redemption booking.

Book Hyatt hotels with our luxury travel concierge and you will get the following FREE benefits* as well as your usual World Of Hyatt points and status benefits:
Daily full breakfast for 2 per room
Welcome amenity
100 USD property credit per stay
Early check-in and later check out priority
Room upgrade priority.

3. Hyatt Centric Fisherman’s Wharf

Located on the northeastern tip of San Francisco’s peninsula, the Hyatt Centric Fisherman’s Wharf offers comfortable amenities usually at a cheaper rate vs the Hyatt Regency and Grand Hyatt.

There are 316 guest rooms with 47-inch flat-screen TVs and Keurig coffee makers, as well as minifridges and complimentary high-speed internet access. Nightly parking fees are expensive at around $60. Families will enjoy the hotel’s heated outdoor pool.

Hyatt Centric Fisherman’s Wharf San Francisco currently costs 20,000 World of Hyatt Points per night on a redemption booking.

4. Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport SFO

Situated 15 miles from downtown San Francisco, this hotel is not ideal for those who need to access the city center but is ideal for those who need to sleep near San Francisco International Airport (SFO).

With 789 guest rooms and suites an outdoor pool and a 24-hour gym on-site, there are plenty of facilities, it is the location which will make or break the decision when you decide which Hyatt is best in San Francisco.

The Grand Hyatt currently costs 12,000 World of Hyatt Points per night on a redemption booking or 17,000 points if you want a club room with club lounge access. This is your best Hyatt redemption choice at SFO airport.

5. Grand Hyatt San Francisco Airport SFO

Step off the AirTrain and into the lobby of Grand Hyatt at SFO where you will enjoy luxurious rooms with stunning views of the bay and airport through soundproof floor-to-ceiling windows.

Situated at San Francisco airport, this hotel is not ideal for those who need to access the city center but is for those who need to sleep near San Francisco International Airport (SFO).

It seems that you can’t redeem points at this Hyatt. We tried numerous dates and got the message: “Unfortunately, this hotel is not accepting World of Hyatt points or award during those dates. Explore our other rates or modify your search.” Perhaps some dates are available but we couldn’t find them so this is a good choice on cash but not on World Of Hyatt Redemption.

6. Andaz Napa

While there are currently no Andaz branded Hyatts in San Francisco, there Andaz hotels in California. A top pick is the Andaz Napa which is a Boutique West End hotel near Oxbow Public Market & wineries. This is currently your nearest Andaz to San Francisco.

*benefits offered were correct as of 2019 but may be amended at the hotel’s discretion.

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