Grand Hyatt Washington DC Review

Grand Hyatt Washington DC Review I stayed four nights at the Grand Hyatt Washington right after the 2020 election and in the midst of COVID.  I booked my stay with a Privé agent with a 3rd night free, $100 credit and breakfast included.  The total for the four nights was $447 + tax.  With the … Read more

Seahawks Playoffs Lottery Contest

Seahawks Playoffs Lottery Contest

Three years ago my friend and I entered the first ever Seahawks playoffs lottery contest put on by the Washington State Lottery.  Spoiler alert: my friend won. It was Russell Wilson’s rookie year and the Seahawks were heading to the NFL Playoffs.  They had secured the Wild Card spot and were playing the Washington NFL … Read more

Hyatt Regency Crystal City DCA – Hotel Review

Hyatt Regency Crystal City

After spending only 7 hours at the hotel, it seems a bit presumptuous to write a review about the Hyatt Regency Crystal City at Reagan International (technically in Virginia).  However I think I slept a total of 2 hours, giving me 5 hours to experience the hotel.  I think that qualifies me as an expert.

I booked the spectacular mistake fare to Beijing but needed to position myself at DCA to begin the run.  As my flight out of DCA was at 7:15am, and I was coming from Seattle, I knew I would need to spend the night in DC.  My flight arrived at 10:00pm and they Hyatt Regency Crystal City was a good option as it had a free shuttle every 20 minutes to/from the airport.  Apart from the driver leaving the airport with the shuttle door still open, it was a painless experience to get to the hotel.

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Hyatt Regency Washington DC – Hotel Review

A friend of mine won a raffle put on by the Washington State Lottery that included airfare, tickets to an NFL Playoff Game, and two nights at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill.

Bright atrium
Bright atrium

We stayed at the hotel Saturday-Monday in January.  The hotel overall was fairly quiet. Great location near the Capitol; but otherwise you will need to plan on a bit of a walk to anything.

On the weekend, prepare to travel a good distance for meals as there are no restaurants besides in the hotel and the hotel across the street. The food in the Hyatt is decent and moderate price, so not a big deal to eat there; but just realize you are eating in the hotel lobby. They have a nice shop that sells all sorts of snacks, water, drinks and even has a small cafe for coffee and pastries. The staff was great, always helpful and cheerful. We enjoyed talking with the doorman especially.

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