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Review: Hyatt Regency Paris – Charles de Gaulle

ToP reviews the Hyatt Regency Paris - Charles de Gaulle, a full-service hotel near CDG that offers great value for travelers.
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Review: Hyatt Regency Paris – Charles de Gaulle

ToP reviews the Hyatt Regency Paris - Charles de Gaulle, a full-service hotel near CDG that offers great value for travelers.

Travel on Point(s) has partnered with CardRatings for our coverage of credit card products. Travel on Point(s) and CardRatings may receive a commission from card issuers. Opinions, reviews, analyses & recommendations are the author’s alone, and have not been reviewed, endorsed or approved by any of these entities.

Three members of the ToP team stayed at the Hyatt Regency near the Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) for a quick overnight stay on our way home from a weekend trip to Normandy. We each had morning flights out of CDG and chose to maximize our time in Normandy. That left us needing a place to sleep near the airport for one night. Enter the Hyatt Regency near Charles de Gaulle Airport–a pleasant surprise that offers great value and reasonable rates.

Booking

The Hyatt Regency Paris Charles de Gaulle is a category 2 property. Award nights cost 6,500 points off-peak, 8,000 points for standard nights, and 9,500 points for peak nights.

Cash rates were very reasonable for our one-night stay. I paid 107 euro for one night instead of redeeming the 8,000 points for a standard night award.

If you want to book this hotel on points but don't have World of Hyatt points, you can transfer Chase Ultimate Rewards to Hyatt.

Location & Transportation

The Hyatt Regency is about a 10-minute drive from Charles de Gaulle Airport. The hotel offers a free shuttle to the airport every 30 minutes, from 6:15 am to 10:15 am and from 5:15 pm to 9:15 pm. The shuttle stops at the Terminal 2 TGV train station, level 5, platform 2.

For World of Hyatt members traveling outside the shuttle operating times, the hotel offers a complimentary private ride to and from the airport. This is a really helpful perk and quite generous of the hotel to offer it to all WoH members and not just those with higher elite status.

Check-In

We arrived at the hotel just before 11 pm after returning our rental car at CDG. Earlier that evening, we called the Hyatt Regency to request the complimentary ride from the airport, gave them the terminal where we would be, and our desired pick-up time. The private car was there on time and gave us a call as he was approaching.

When we arrived at the hotel, the only front desk attendant was helping another guest. We waited nearly 10 minutes to check in. Two other front desk staff members saw us waiting but did not come to help us. Once we were eventually greeted, the front desk attendant was very efficient and helped us schedule our ride to the airport for the morning.

As a World of Hyatt Globalist member, I received access to the Regency Club lounge. I was not offered an upgrade nor did I ask about one since we just needed a place to sleep before catching our flights the next morning.

Rooms

The Hyatt Regency has 388 rooms, including 13 suites. The rooms face either the exterior of the hotel or the atrium, from which you can see the lobby bar and the restaurant.

The room was perfectly fine for a place to sleep near the airport. As expected of a Hyatt Regency, the bathroom was stocked with Pharmacopia toiletries. The only odd thing about the bathroom was the shower tub, which is nearly a foot higher off the bathroom floor. This requires guests to take a large step onto the tub. Someone with any kind of mobility issue would do well to request a room with a walk-in shower, if available.

Our room with two twin beds was very comfortable for a quick overnight stay before flying home from France. (Photo courtesy of Hyatt Regency Paris – Charles de Gaulle)

Dining

The hotel has a bar, one restaurant, and a marketplace. There is also a Regency Club located on the top floor. Cosmos Bar is located in the lobby and features several different types of seating. The menu includes a few creative cocktails, a limited selection of draft beers, and a good variety of wines and spirits. Many tables at the bar were equipped with charging stations–a welcome sight for travelers.

A view of the hotel atrium, with Cosmos Bar on the left and the entrance to Apollo Restaurant on the right.

Apollo Restaurant is located near the lobby, just across from Cosmos Bar. Breakfast is served beginning at 6:30 am and we were all very impressed with the buffet options. The buffet included a rich selection of pastries and cold cuts, a hot food station with scrambled eggs and breakfast meats, a made-to-order grill station, and even a candy bar. Everything we tried tasted really good, especially the scrambled eggs. This breakfast buffet was a pleasant surprise and was better than what many Hyatt Regency properties in the U.S. offer. Even if I didn't have complementary breakfast through my Globalist status, I would've sprung for the breakfast here, which costs 26 euro.

The breakfast buffet had a big variety, including a candy bar!

We did not get a chance to check out the Regency Club the night we checked in, as we just missed it open. But in the morning, the lounge offered small breakfast bites. The Regency Club was fine but nothing spectacular. I would only choose to spend time at this lounge if the lobby bar was otherwise too crowded or rowdy. Otherwise, I found the bar area near the lobby much more pleasant.

The Regency Club is a pretty nice space offering complimentary hors d'oeuvres and small bites.

Final Thoughts

The Hyatt Regency Paris – Charles de Gaulle offers great value for those looking to stay near Paris' main airport. This is definitely a full service hotel and it does everything quite well. The hotel also has a fitness center, indoor poll, and a tennis court (with complimentary rackets and tennis balls), which I did not have a chance to check out. If I ever need to spend another night near CDG, I will gladly stay this hotel again without hesitation.

Travel on Point(s) has partnered with CardRatings for our coverage of credit card products. Travel on Point(s) and CardRatings may receive a commission from card issuers. Opinions, reviews, analyses & recommendations are the author’s alone, and have not been reviewed, endorsed or approved by any of these entities.

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