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Review of the Hyatt Orlando Airport and Their Day Use Rooms

You are at Orlando International Airport (MCO) with the kids after a long, tiring Florida family vacation at one of the Orlando theme parks, and your flight gets delayed by hours. What do you do?

While the airport does have lots of shops and restaurants, that’s not going to keep your already tired kids busy for the next 6 hours. Instead, you can be napping, watching television, or even hanging out at a rooftop outdoor heated pool. The Hyatt Orlando Airport offers day-use rooms that can be the perfect way to spend the day.

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The pool at the Hyatt Orlando International Airport
The pool at the Hyatt Orlando International Airport

The Hyatt Regency Orlando Airport is also a convenient airport hotel for an overnight stay. Whether you are headed out on a cruise at Port Canaveral or have a late-night/early morning flight.

The Hyatt Regency Orlando International Airport offers day use rooms – available from 10am-6pm daily. They are also great to use if you arrive at the airport early, but have a later flight – something that frequently happens if you are returning from a Disney cruise

Day Use Rooms at the Hyatt Orlando Airport

If you haven’t been to the Hyatt Regency Orlando International Airport – it’s a beautiful oasis in such a busy environment. It’s located outside of security in the terminal – just an escalator ride up. The Hyatt Regency is right in the airport, so you won’t have to go outside to get to the hotel.

This section of the airport is in an area that all guests can easily pass by – so there’s no shuttle to take, regardless of where you fly in without the airport.

There are three restaurants at the hotel, so you’ll have plenty of options. Of course, you’ll also have access to those restaurants in the main airport terminal (before security).

Restaurants at the hotel include:

Hemisphere Restaurant: We typically have breakfast here before getting on the shuttle for the Disney Cruise Line. It’s located on the ninth floor of the hotel with large glass windows overlooking the runways. Hemisphere serves breakfast daily and dinner every night except for Sunday.

McCoy’s Bar and Grill, which is located off the lobby and serves lunch, dinner, and late night snacks.

The Lobby bar is a casual option for a quick drink at the airport. You can also get small plates and sushi here. There are several tvs, and including live airport updates so you can track your flight.

In room dining is also offered at the Hyatt Orlando Airport hotel. This is a good option if you need to get some work done during your day stay.

When you are in the hotel, it’s hard to believe that you are in such a busy airport. It really does feel like a completely separate building.

Day use rooms at the Hyatt Orlando Airport start at $109 for the day, which can be a small price to pay for the convenience. While I was there, they offered a great deal.

If you do end up needing to extend through the night (if your flight ends up getting canceled), the day-use rate can be applied to a full night stay. I’m not sure if that’s a regular deal, but you can definitely ask.

Orlando Airport Hyatt

If you are staying overnight, the hotel offers several different room types, including the following:

  • One king bed room
  • Two queen beds room
  • ADA King
  • ADA Queen
  • Runway view king bed
  • Runway view two queen beds
  • Executive king
  • Executive two queens
  • Deluxe king
  • Business plan queen

Suites are also available. If you are doing a day stay, however, you won’t necessarily have a choice of rooms. When I did a day stay, I was only able to get what was available that particular day.

Room amenities at the Hyatt Orlando Airport include a Hyatt Grand Bed, flat screen television, KenetMD bath amenities, coffee maker, hair dryer, and refrigerator.

Before I stayed at the Hyatt Orlando Airport, I assumed it would be a loud hotel – with the airplanes taking off and all of the activity within the airport. But I was surprised at how quiet it really is. I’ve stayed there three times now, and have never had an issue with noise. 

Orlando International Airport from the Hyatt
The Hyatt Orlando Airport Hotel from the lobby of the airport

The hotel also offers a number of amenities that you’d expect from a Hyatt resort. These include a beautiful rooftop outdoor pool, with food and beverage service. If you are traveling back to bad weather, this can be a great way to soak up the sun for just a bit longer.

There’s also a full fitness center including cardio and weight machines. Joggers will enjoy the rooftop jogging track.

Day use guests have full use of all facilities, including the fitness center, outdoor pool, and room service. You can also eat your meals in the restaurant, or in the airport.

You’ll be right IN the airport so it’s just a quick elevator ride down to security. Just make sure that you time things appropriately, as the security lines at the Orlando International Airport can be very long.

I decided to do a day stay when I had a bunch of time before my flight home after going on the Disney Fantasy. I was exhausted and needed to rest before going home. I was able to sit by the pool and enjoy reading a book, and then took a nap for a few hours. It was a great way to enjoy the warm Florida weather before heading back to cold Massachusetts temperatures.

Day use rooms can be booked as walk-ups, so there’s usually no need for a reservation. If you want to be guaranteed one, however, you can contact the hotel directly. To learn more about day use rooms, click here (scroll down to the Day Use Rooms section). To read reviews of the Hyatt Orlando Airport, click here.

Hyatt Orlando Airport
9300 Jeff Fuqua Blvd
Orlando, Florida 32827

The Hyatt Orlando International Airport is extremely convenient for guests flying in and out of the airport, and it also offers day stay rooms for guests.
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Jane Luety

Thursday 5th of April 2018

Going on 1st Disney cruise, gram,gramps,mom,dad,4 girls 2,5,7,9. Leave June 30,2018 for 11 day southern Caribbean. Flying into Orlando 6/29. Any suggestions of fun place to stay or should we go directly to port Canaveral and spend night there? Any ideas/suggestions greatly appreciated.

Jodi Grundig

Friday 6th of April 2018

We haven't stayed at the Port yet, but we do love the airport hotel!