Hyatt Place Orlando Universal on Points

We stayed at the Hyatt Place Orlando Universal on points. We love this hotel because it’s close to Universal (one mile) and cheap on points (8,000 per night). Had we paid cash, the cost of the hotel averages about $165 per night.

Room

The rooms are a huge plus for the Hyatt Place Orlando Universal. The standard rooms are very, very spacious. You can book a “Spacious King Guestroom” or “Two Double Beds Guestroom.” Both rooms have a sofa bed that could easily sleep two more kids.

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Breakfast is free at the Hyatt Place Orlando Universal. It includes both hot and cold options. The highlight of the breakfast was probably the fresh fruit and yogurt bar. The hot option was typically some variation of a breakfast sandwich with egg, meat, and cheese on an English muffin. Honestly, breakfast sandwich wasn’t very good any of the days we were there. Breakfast could have been better if some bacon or sausage had been offered.breakfast-buffet

full-breakfastLocation & Transportation

Free parking!! Also, the Hyatt Place Orlando Universal is close enough to walk, Uber, or take the complimentary shuttle. We usually took the shuttle in the morning to the parks. It runs on a schedule every 30-45 minutes in the morning and afternoon. We typically took a break from the parks after lunch and would walk or Uber back to the hotel. The Uber rides were about $5.

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Afternoon shuttle schedule to Universal Studios Orlando

Pool

The pool is pretty basic. It can be a nice afternoon break for the kids, but it’s nothing to write home about.

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Stay on Points

As we’ve mentioned the hotel runs 8,000 Hyatt Gold Passport points per night. You can get 50,000 points with the Chase Sapphire Preferred. And, they waive the annual fee in the first year. This card earns Chase Ultimate Rewards which can be transferred directly to travel partners like Hyatt, JetBlue and Southwest Airlines.

If you decide to get this card and use our referral link, Chase will give us some points too. We’ll be so grateful, we’ll get a tattoo with your initials. (Is henna ok?)

Chase Sapphire Preferred

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  • What kind of points: Hotels, Airlines, General Travel, and Cash
  • Sign Up Bonus: 50,000 after spending $4,000 in three months and another 5,000 after adding an authorized user
  • Annual Fee: $95 (waived first year)
  • How to Earn Points: 2x points on travel and dining, 1 point on everything else
  • Value of a Point: 2.0 cents
  • How to Spend Points: Redeem for cash, spend through Chase travel center, transfer to airlines or hotels
  • Our favorite Use: Stays at Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress