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You are at Orlando International Airport with the kids after a long, tiring Florida family vacation, 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, or even hanging out at this rooftop pool (pictured here)! 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.
Day Use Rooms at the Orlando Airport Hyatt
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. There are three restaurants, including Hemisphere’s, which has a delicious breakfast, and McCoy’s, which offers sushi at dinnertime. There’s also a lobby bar. When you are in the hotel, it’s hard to believe that you are in such a busy airport.
When I stayed there, the rooms ran about $100 per day, which can be a small price to pay for the convenience (although I’m sure the price has increased since then). 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. Day use guests have full use of all facilities and 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.