There is a strong presence of Hyatt category 3 hotels in Europe, but also in Canada, Mexico and some very desirable destinations in Asia.
My previous posts are here:
- Best Hyatt Points Values for Cat. 1-4 International Hotels Including Suites: Part 1 — Category 1
- Best Hyatt Points Values for Cat. 1-4 International Hotels Including Suites: Part 2 — Category 2
- This is not about the best Hyatt hotels ever — it’s more about the value of using World of Hyatt points versus cash.
- You might not find cities and places I’ve picked worth visiting. That’s cool; here is the list of Hyatt hotels by Categories.
- Hyatt doesn’t add taxes or resort charges to award stays, so make sure to take it into account when comparing cash and award rates.
- Whenever possible, I’ve checked the rates in high season before taxes. Room prices may vary wildly during the year, so make sure to check them for your own dates.
- Hyatt has delayed introducing peak and off-peak pricing until mid-October, so it might happen soon. No pressure.
Here are the best Hyatt redemption options for Category 3 international hotels.
Hyatt Category 3: 12,000 points for a standard room –> 20,000 points for a standard suite –> 24,000 points for a premium suite
At this point you want to make sure that you’re redeeming your points for a room that costs at least $180 with all taxes and fees, that is, of course, if you agree with my 1.5 cents per point valuation.
Best Hyatt Category 3 hotels in The Americas
- Hyatt Regency Vancouver ($329+ fall 2022)
- Andaz Ottawa ByWard Market ($162+ summer 2022)
- Hyatt Regency Toronto ($213+ summer 2022)
- The Anndore House, part of JdV by Hyatt ($165 summer 2022)
- Hotel de la Soledad, Morelia ($196+ spring 2022)
- Hyatt Regency Mexico City ($205+ spring 2022)
- Thompson Playa del Carmen Main House ($299+ winter 2022)
- Park Hyatt Mendoza, Argentina ($280+ March 2022)
Best Hyatt Category 3 hotels in Europe
As I’ve mentioned, there are quite a few nice Hyatt category 3 hotels in major cities in Europe.
- Andaz Vienna ($216+ summer 2022)
- The Wellem, Dusseldorf ($278+ summer 2022): this looks like an amazing hotel with great amenities!
- Grand Hyatt Athens ($157+ summer 2022)
- The Excelsior, Thessaloniki ($210+ summer 2022)
- Hyatt Centric The Liberties Dublin ($233+ summer 2022)
- Villa Soligo, Italy ($273+ summer 2022)
- Hyatt Centric Murano Venice ($449+ summer 2022)
- Hyatt Regency Barcelona Tower ($166+ summer 2022)
- Wellnesshotel Golf Panorama, Switzerland ($237+ summer 2022)
- Grand Hyatt Istanbul ($291+ summer 2022)
- Tylney Hall Hotel and Gardens, Hook, UK
The Hyatt website gives no cash booking prices for the Tylney Hall on any dates I tried, although award nights are available (the first for me; usually it’s another way around). The hotel, however, looks like a castle, and I do expect it to cost an arm and a leg. 🙂
Best Hyatt Category 3 hotels in Africa and the Middle East
- Hyatt Regency Casablanca ($433+ summer 2022)
- Hyatt Regency Taghazout ($331+ summer 2022) — new ocean-front resort “at the foot of Atlas Mountain.”
- Hyatt Regency Dar es Salaam, The Kilimanjaro ($207+ summer 2022) — this WOH member rate currently includes breakfast for the dates I checked.
Best Hyatt Category 3 hotels in Asia and the Pacific
- Park Hyatt Siem Reap ($333+ winter 2022)
- Alila Ubud, Bali ($194+ summer 2022)
- Hyatt Regency Tokyo ($161+ summer 2022)
- The Majestic Malacca ($168+ winter 2022)
- Hyatt Regency Phuket Resort ($184+ winter 2022) — this WOH member rate currently includes breakfast for the dates I checked.
- Hyatt Regency Hua Hin ($201+ winter 2022)
- Hyatt Regency Saipan, Marianna Islands ($198+ winter 2022) — this WOH member rate currently includes breakfast for the dates I checked.
- Hyatt Hotel Canberra – A Park Hyatt Hotel ($227+ winter 2022)
Best Category 3 Hyatt suite redemption: Park Hyatt Siem Reap (reopens November 1)
It was difficult for me to choose a winner in this Category, as there are several hotels with gorgeous suites offering outsized values. I’ll talk more about suites in the final part of my series, but for now, let me say this: the premium suites in Park Hyatt Siem Reap look incredible, and I wouldn’t know which one to recommend.
No, they are not the biggest I’ve seen (that honor belongs to Park Hyatt Canberra), and there is no complimentary access to the Club (for that you’d need a Regency or Grand Hyatt), but these suites are still amazing for what they are. I won’t even bother you with standard suites (which are great too), but do go straight for the Premium ones. 4,000 more Hyatt points will buy you a much better experience, IMHO.
The Park Executive Suite is smaller of the two, being “only” 1,066 square feet, but it has a private pool. I love private pools!
The Rooftop Garden Suite is much bigger, 1,636 square feet, and it has a private garden. I love gardens, but it doesn’t have a pool. Why can’t we have everything? 🙂
Here is the after-taxes math.
So, a premium suite at Park Hyatt Siem Reap will run you either 24,000 points or $871 — the value of 3.6 cents per point.
Is this the best value you can derive from a Category 3 suite redemption? No. But it’s still the best overall value, considering the destination, location, and fantastic hotel grounds, IMHO.
We’re finding Hyatt Category 3 hotels in Europe’s major cities: Athens, Vienna, Dublin and Venice, to name just a few. Many of these 12,000-point redemptions represent a great value, but cash rates do fluctuate, so whether you accept my Hyatt points valuation or use your own, always compare them to the full cost of your stay including taxes and fees. And, once again, redeeming points on suites can provide a better value, not even mentioning a much better experience.
So, who’s been there, done that? Please share in the comments.
Images on this page courtesy Hyatt.com.