I enjoyed my night at the Hyatt Regency Paris CDG Airport, a full-service hotel with comfortable rooms.
Instead of paying nearly 400EUR for a second night at the Hyatt Regency Paris Étoile, I moved to the Hyatt Regency Charles de Gaulle (CDG Airport) for my final night in Paris. The 135EUR rate was much more palatable and I had a 9am flight anyway the following morning.
Hyatt Regency Charles de Gaulle Location + Airport Shuttle
The Uber journey from central Paris to the hotel took about an hour. The hotel is directly off the highway, close to the airport, but not on the airport premises. I would not even call this hotel an easy shuttle ride to the airport. It took nearly 15 minutes to get from the hotel to the airport and I was dropped off at Terminal 2 and forced to take a train to Terminal 1 where my United flight departed from. That whole process was annoying and left me with little time to board my flight. The free shuttle runs daily from 5am to midnight.
I asked, as I always do when not proactively offered an upgrade during check-in, if there were any suites available. I was offered a “junior suite” which seems to be officially called “1 King Bed with Club Access Deluxe”.
Hyatt Regency Charles de Gaulle Guest Room
My room was at the end of a long corridor…a very long corridor in the guest tower adjacent to the check-in area.
Here’s how the marketing photo portrays the room:
Here’s how it actually looked:
The corner room was spacious (548 square feet) with three large windows. The couch and chairs were very dated, but the bed comfortable.
Bottled water, cake and a nice note arrived shortly after check-in:
One big complaint: the toilet smelled like a dirty sewer. The hotel appears desperately in need of refreshing its venting. The bathroom itself was nicely laid out and large, with an oversized tub and dual sinks.
Hyatt Regency Charles de Gaulle Regency Club
The Regency Club lounge was located in an adjacent tower, about a 10 minute walk (factoring in walking down the corridor, taking the elevator down, walking across the lobby level, and up another elevators) from my room. Consequently, I only visited once, just as the evening hors d’oeuvres were being laid out.
Hyatt Regency Charles de Gaulle Dining
You’re really a captive audience once you reach this property. There’s a mall nearby called Aéroville that you could walk or take a shuttle to, but eating at the hotel is just easier. The hotel’s main restaurant, Apollo, offers an international buffet plus a la carte menu each evening. The buffet appeared to contain most of the a la carte items, so I just ordered that and tried a bit of everything. Unfortunately, nothing was memorable (though that hardly comes as a surprise at an airport hotel dinner buffet). But a wide selection of food was available including many tasty salads and desserts.
During dinner, I was treated to a frankly amazing piano concert from a young prodigy who took the liberty of sitting down and playing the piano adjacent to the bar. Amazing…
I skipped the lounge and returned here for breakfast. I simply had a glass of orange juice and omelet, but once again there was a wide selection of eastern and western dishes, including many Korean items. The reason became clear when an immaculately-dressed crew of Korean Air FAs emerged in the lobby.
Hyatt Regency Charles de Gaulle Market
Almost like a Hyatt Place, a market in the lobby offers light food, toiletries, and other items for purchase. Remember that most toiletries are complimentary for hotel guests, so ask before you buy.
Hyatt Regency Charles de Gaulle Fitness Center + Pool
In an adjacent building called Equinoxe Wellness Center, a fitness center and pool are available. Spa treatments are also available. Two outdoor tennis courts are also available from 7am until 10pm.
This hotel is a great value and certainly a full service property in region of CDG. The room is comfortable and the amenities nice, though the fumes from the toilet were nasty. Overall, I recommend it.