As a family living in Miami, we frequent Orlando quite often. Whether we’re going to Disney World with toddlers or exploring the various things to do in Orlando besides theme parks, where we stay is important to us. Since our children started virtual school this has been even more important as a strong internet connection and fun things to do on site after school are key. It doesn’t matter if you’re looking to relax at the resort your entire stay, be in close proximity to Disney or the other Orlando attractions, the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress Orlando will fill all of those needs. Below is our full review of the hotel.
The Rooms at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress Orlando
There are 779 rooms at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress Orlando including 46 suits. We stayed in one of the bi-level suites with a connecting double bed room.
The bi-level suite offered 702 square feet which was perfect for our family. We weren’t just on a regular vacation but a flexcation, doing school and work in the mornings and fun in the afternoons. The space in the suite meant we each had an area to work and take our classes separately but then to come together to eat and play.
The bi-level suite has a king bed upstairs, with a master bathroom with soaking tub, shower, and closet.
Downstairs there is a living room, dining room, half bathroom and a massive private terrace. There is also an area which I can’t quite call a kitchenette since it doesn’t have a microwave but it does have a counter with seating, fridge, and sink.
Double Bed Room
Since there were five of us we had an adjoining double bed room. This 360 square foot room comes with a desk and full bathroom.
Dining at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress Orlando
With three restaurants, a lunge, market and room service there are plenty of options to eat and drink on site.
Unfortunately Hemingway’s was closed during our stay so we didn’t get to sit and eat here. However, to make up for it LakeHouse was offering favorites from this restaurant on their menu. The three menu items included the Crispy Fried Calamari, Key Wester salad, and ‘Cayo Hueso’ Crab Cakes entree. Hopefully they’ll open their doors soon and we can taste the full menu when we return.
LakeHouse overlooks the 21-acre lake on site serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. You can sit down in the restaurant or order to-go or room delivery. The shrimp and purple grits was amazing and so was the salmon, actually everything we got from here was great!
When it’s time to unwind head to Trellises Lounge! Located in the lobby which is open air and 18 stories it’s a great place to hang out in the evenings.
On the Rocks Poolside Restaurant
If you’re enjoying the pool or other outdoor on-site activities you don’t have to go far to grab a bite. Right by the lagoon pool and beach is On the Rocks. They have four 60-inch TVs, bar seats, and regular table seats. If you’re in a rush or really hungry you can choose items from their grab-and-go menu or get something from the made to order menu. I personally loved their rice bowls!
The Market is the place to go if you want quick bites or snacks. It’s also the place to get Starbucks® coffee. It opens at 7am and closes at 11pm.
Things to do On-Site Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress Orlando
If you want to arrive in Orlando, check into your hotel and never leave until it’s time to go home but still have things to do, the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress is the hotel for you. All of the below activities are free of charge or rather included in your nightly rate!
There are 800,000-gallons of water in the pools at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress Orlando. The pools have 12 waterfalls, a water slide, swim-through caves, and rope bridge.
A Beach in Orlando
While there aren’t any real beaches in Orlando, the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress Orlando gives you the opportunity to have a beach experience with their sanded area by the lake. This area has a volleyball net, lounge chairs with huts to keep you in the shade, the biggest chair I’ve ever seen and plenty of space for the kids to build sand castles.
If you want to get active the 21-acre lake offers lots of ways to do so. We personally took the canoe out to see if we could see any of the otters in the lake but you can kayak or take out one of the pedal boats or water bikes.
The Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress offers two bike trails and bike rentals. When I say bike rentals I mean any type of bike you can think of! They offer bikes with training wheels, tandem bikes and regular bikes so the entire family can truly enjoy it!
Mini-Golf and Pitch & Putt
Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress Orlando Proximity to Disney
If visiting Disney is all you care about the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress Orlando is the closest you’ll get to the parks without staying on property. Just 1.5 miles from the entry, it’s so close that you can see the nightly fireworks from your balcony (depending on what direction it faces)! The hotel is also just 3.3 miles from Disney Springs so you can enjoy all the Disney activities at the hotel’s doorstep. If you’re heading to Disney for the first time, check out my tips for a pleasant Disney experience.
We absolutely loved our stay at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress and cannot wait to stay again. Did you find this article helpful? Please share it!