Saturday, October 25, 2014

Hyatt Place - King of Prussia

Hotel Details
Hotel: Hyatt Place - King of Prussia
Dates: October 24-25, 2014
Rate Paid: 1 Free Night Award
Regular Room Rate: $129/night
Total $ Benefit: $129 

A few months ago, my father saw a Hyatt promotion called "See It Share It" where you just had to use Twitter to post a photo of a Hyatt Place experience you've enjoyed and you'd be eligible to win one of the free night awards they were giving away. As you probably guessed by now, we won a free night at any Hyatt Place in the United States through December 31, 2014.

As we didn't have any big travel plans booked through the rest of the year (despite having Halloween, my birthday, Thanksgiving and Christmas coming up). So we thought there was a legitimate chance the year would end without us redeeming this free night.

So when my father decided he was going to travel for business to Pennsylvania to meet a Five Star Painting franchisee, my father's brain started cranking up ways to use up this expiring coupon. As it turned out, there was a Hyatt Place just outside of Philadelphia in a suburb called King of Prussia.

This Hyatt Place had a rate for $119/night plus another $10 of taxes and fees. We booked into a King Suite which was an alcove studio where the bed was around the corner. For the 3 of us, we had plenty of space. In typical Hyatt Place fashion, the room was clean and well appointed, though very boring consistent with the rest of the brand.

The next morning, my father and I went downstairs to get some complimentary breakfast. This Hyatt Place had french toast, sausage links and scrambled eggs for the hot options along with yogurt, cereals and bagels for the cold options. The place was pretty crowded that morning (heard there was a high school hockey tournament nearby), but we managed to find seats in the spacious dining area.

The rest of the lobby was actually quite large compared to other Hyatt Places we've been to. There was a large living room lounge area along with a few computers for the business center.

The hotel also had a van that would take you anywhere within 7 mile radius from the property, but since we had a car, we didn't utilize that amenity.

When we checked out, the front desk staff had a bit of trouble redeeming the 1 Night Award we used. The award had some directions for the Hyatt Place staff, but it was a bit more complicated than it would appear. The manager came out and told us we didn't need to stay and wait because they'd take care of it. He assured my father that the credit card wouldn't be charged and they would "direct bill" to Hyatt.

And yes, the bed was super comfortable for a 3 year old to spread out on. My parents can tell you what the corners of the bed were like.

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