You are at Orlando International Airport (MCO) with the kids after a long, tiring Florida family vacation at the Walt Disney World resort or Universal Studios, 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 this rooftop outdoor pool (pictured here)!
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The Hyatt Regency Orlando International Airport offers day use rooms – available from 9am-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 – 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.
There are three restaurants, including Hemisphere Restaurant, which has a delicious breakfast, and McCoy’s, which offers a fantastic sushi bar at dinnertime (along with other meal options for lunch). There’s also a lobby bar if you are looking to get a drink while you wait for your flight. 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 cancelled), 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.
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 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.
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.
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.