We’re wrapping up a four night stay at the Hyatt House Anaheim Resort Convention Center. The hotel costs 15,000 World of Hyatt points per night. The cash cost after tax fluctuates between about $225 and $300 throughout the year.
When you book with points you get Den Guestroom which comes with king size bed and a sofa bed. But, when you check in, you can also ask about upgrade options. We decided to pay a little more per night ($40) for the Specialty Family Suite with Bunk Beds. Having a separate room for the kids made it worthwhile for us.
Here’s our hotel review of the Hyatt House Anaheim Resort Convention Center.
Specialty Family Suite w/Bunk Beds
Two sliding glass doors separate the kids area from the main part of the room. But when the doors are open, it feels like one large room.
The kids portion of the room had bunk beds, dresser, a sofa bed, and their own TV. The parents side of the room had a king size bed, TV, fridge, microwave, desk, and the bathroom.
The pool is basic but there are lots of comfy seats to lounge in, and during the day, a bartender sets up and you can order drinks while you enjoy the sun.
One of our favorite parts about staying at any Hyatt House if the free breakfast. Both this Hyatt House and the one across from Universal Orlando are great places to stay for families when you factor the cost savings of a free breakfast.
Each day we had hot options like eggs, bacon, sausage, hash browns in addition to fresh fruit, yogurt and more. My only complaint is that the bacon was pretty far past how long it should have been cooked. Everything else was great.
The location is great. It’s about a half-mile walk to both park gates. There’s a Walgreens on the bottom floor of the hotel along with a Starbucks and Blaze Fast Fire’d Pizza.
The Walgreens is huge and we bought in-room lunch items to save money. It does have fresh fruit but the food in general is more snack-like in nature.
The room was a little noisier than we expected. We could hear the sounds of little feet in the room above us as well as from the hallway. We all had the white noise apps on our phones turned all the way up when we needed to sleep.
Staying on Points
There are two great ways to stay on points at the Hyatt House Resort Convention Center. The first is the World of Hyatt Credit Card. It comes with a 50,000 point sign up bonus. The primary reason we like this card is that you get a free night each year, starting on your first card member anniversary, when you pay your annual fee. And, if you spend $15,000 a year you get a second free night in addition to all the points you earned.
The second card we like is the Chase Sapphire Preferred. It comes with a 60,000 point sign up bonus that you can transfer to Hyatt, Southwest, JetBlue, United, and others. The sign up bonus is a little bigger and there are more ways to spend the sign up bonus.
If you decide to get one of these cards, consider using the links in this post. You get the same great deal and we get some points for pointing you in the right direction.