We came back from a visit to Austin, Texas. We had plans to go the Miraval Resorts, and we decided to make a little mini-vacation with this visit. We also added a day trip to Waco, famous for HGTV’s Fixer Upper TV show.
While I had choices to stay at Hyatt properties in downtown Austin, I opted for the property that charged less, and that was an easy access to and from the airport, and the Hyatt Place Austin Airport served that purpose.
How much does it cost to stay Hyatt Place Austin Airport
A night at the Hyatt could cost you over $100 + parking. I used my Chase UItimate Rewards points earned with cards such as my Chase Sapphire Preferred, Chase Sapphire Reserve, Chase Freedom Flex, Chase Freedom Unlimited and easily transferred those points to my World of Hyatt account.
I simply booked a standard room at 5,000 points per night. While there was a parking charge, at the time of my booking, there was a World of Hyatt promotion of:
- Hyatt account holders: 15% points credit + free parking
- World of Hyatt Credit Cardholders: 25% points credit + free parking
We booked at the Hyatt Place for 3 nights at 5,000 points per night, with a total of 15,000 points.
My Hyatt Place Austin Airport experience
Upon landing in Austin, I called the hotel and requested a shuttle ride and was assisted by Joe, the shuttle driver. He was quick to come and get us (within 5 minutes). After all, the hotel was perfectly situated near the airport. In the very short amount of time riding with Joe, he gave us a very warm welcome, inquired about our visit, and gave us a few tips.
Check in was a breeze, we were upgraded to a King Suite, a corner room on the 4th floor. It was already past 7pm when we got to our room, and we were a bit tired from our trip. We had an option to order from the hotel, but Joe suggested that we could also walk to the Hilton (directly behind the Hyatt) for a sit down service. That was just perfect. We didn’t have the energy to explore, so a nearby sit down meal was just perfect.
Our King Suite Room Upgrade
While we booked a standard regular room, since we were World of Hyatt members, we were given a King Suite upgrade (to the inquiring minds, I’m only a Discoverist). I gladly accepted the upgrade to this King Suite. It was roomy enough for me and my wife, a comfortable king size bed, a sleeper sofa, a small workspace, a mini-fridge, coffee maker, and a spacious bathroom.
Here’s a quick video footage of our king suite
Pictures of our King Suite and the hotel lobby
Due to COVID-19, no housekeeping or daily cleaning of our room. If we stayed more than 3 days, our room would be cleaned after the 3rd day. That was not an issue. We requested fresh new towels as needed.
Your typical breakfast was not available, but the Hyatt still provided with the basic grab and go type of breakfast – hard boiled eggs, fruits wrapped in plastic, cereals, juices, coffee, breakfast sandwiches. It was just enough for us not to go hungry in the morning
My overall impression
For the purposes of our stay, I felt that we were perfectly situated when we stayed in this hotel. It was close to the airport, close to the interstate, about a 15 minute drive to downtown and other key local highlights. Staying here worked perfectly well for our visit. It was a great value for 5,000 points per night + 25% bonus = which made this 3,750 per night once the bonus is applied. I didn’t see the need to pay more than that at other Hyatt properties in Austin. Again, parking was free. I would definitely recommend this place, and would consider staying here again.