If you’re looking for a family-friendly hotel near Disneyland, the Hyatt Regency Orange County fits the bill. That wasn’t what I looking for, though. I just wanted a quiet hotel to spend the night with my wife and a nice breakfast before our visit to Disneyland the next day. I got that as well at the same hotel.
My fear was that there would be children running around screaming and we’d have trouble sleeping or eating. That was not the case at all. The hotel was busy, but not loud.
More than half the rooms at this hotel are suites and so it was no surprise when I was granted a suite upgrade at check-in based upon my Globalist status. The lobby atrium reminded me of the Crystal Cathedral a few blocks away.
Hyatt Regency Orange County Guest Room
The guest room had that corporate/cookie-cutter feel with that annoying hard fluorescent light. The only character was in a few Disneyland pictures on the wall. But the room was very spacious: both the living room and the bedroom were large.
The room had a microwave and refrigerator…perfect for leftover dinners for a business traveler or family trying to save dollars during the Disneyland trip.
Complimentary coffee and water bottles were present in the room:
Inside the bathroom was a shower/tub combo and a spacious counter.
The view from the bedroom was not outside but to the lobby/atrium below.
Hyatt Regency Orange County Breakfast (Tusca)
I really enjoyed breakfast in Tusca restaurant. The buffet had an excellent variety of food including a breakfast pizza. Not part of the buffet, but I ordered a fruit smoothie and cappuccino and both were excellent (and free with my Globalist status).
Mickey Mouse pancakes as well…
Even the gratuity was included. Check out my bill (my wife only wanted coffee, which was not even charged)…
Hyatt Regency Orange County Dining
In addition to the restaurant for breakfast, the hotel has a lobby bar called OC Brewhouse and a cafe called Citrus Grove deli. There is also a Starbucks on the premises.
Hyatt Regency Orange County Fitness and Pool
We did not have a chance to use any other hotel amenities, but found a nicely-equipped fitness center, pool, outdoor fire pit, and tennis court.
Hyatt Regency Orange County Parking
Parking runs $36/night at the hotel. Street parking is limited and the shopping center on the south side of the hotel monitors the parking lot, presumably for hotel guests. But I parked in the Big 5 Sporting Goods lot across the street from the hotel (on the east side) and my car was fine. Going to Disneyland the next day, I was happy to save the parking fee.
Hyatt Regency Orange County Business Plan
I booked under a “Business Plan” rate, which included one complimentary breakfast buffet, premium high speed internet, bottled water, and shirt pressing. This rate was oddly CHEAPER than the Daily Rate. Do check it out when booking.
The hotel cost me $220 for the night. While I could have gone back and forth from LA, I figured it made no sense to drive down to OC for an evening event, drive home, then drive back to Disneyland the next day. We got to Disneyland at opening time and managed to squeeze in eight rides before 1:30pm and then go home after lunch. Had we began the morning in LA, we likely would not have arrived to Disneyland until after the park opened and spent the day waiting in lines.
Thus, the hotel perfectly fit our needs. I recommend it.