Hyatt House vs Hyatt Place

Old Jul 15, 19, 11:50 am
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Hyatt House vs Hyatt Place

Are there any advantages to staying at a Hyatt Place over Hyatt House if they're the same price and in the same neighbouhood? i.e. Bed quality, breakfast quality, points accumulation...
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Old Jul 15, 19, 12:02 pm
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Originally Posted by GateGuardian View Post
Are there any advantages to staying at a Hyatt Place over Hyatt House if they're the same price and in the same neighbouhood? i.e. Bed quality, breakfast quality, points accumulation...
IME, Hyatt House has a fresh omelette station, whereas HP does not. HH also has a bar off the lobby. Not sure if these are standard everywhere or just where I have stayed.

Otherwise they seem pretty similar to me.

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Old Jul 15, 19, 12:10 pm
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Some HPs also have bars off the lobby.

#1 criterion for me between the two is new build vs. old build, esp. when it comes to a HH.
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Old Jul 15, 19, 12:20 pm
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Are there any advantages to staying at a Hyatt Place over Hyatt House if they're the same price and in the same neighbouhood? i.e. Bed quality, breakfast quality, points accumulation...
I prefer Hyatt Place over Hyatt House. The biggest difference is the breakfast, but I also like the standard room layout at Hyatt Place (which is basically a mini-suite). Everything else is very similar (unless you need or want a basic kitchen which you will only find at Hyatt House).

They recently upgraded the Hyatt Place breakfast and I find it to be much better than the standard Hyatt House breakfast.... for example, fresh berries (strawberries and blueberries) are now standard at Hyatt Place but you won't find them at most Hyatt Houses. Yes HH has omelets but I find them to be the most tasteless omelets on the planet. Also, my understanding is that HPs have a new type of oven installed which allows for the actual cooking of food onsite, rather than simply re-heating. Note that HP breakfast is NOT free if you book through a third party (like Expedia).
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There's a huge difference between new construction vs. old/renovated, although some of the renovated properties aren't bad.

I also try to check reviews for noise issues, as some are just terribly located (e.g., HP Chicago River North ambulance noise all night).
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Old Jul 16, 19, 1:25 pm
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HH is an extended stay property while HP is not.
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Old Jul 16, 19, 1:27 pm
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There's a huge difference between new construction vs. old/renovated, although some of the renovated properties aren't bad.

I also try to check reviews for noise issues, as some are just terribly located (e.g., HP Chicago River North ambulance noise all night).
I actually don't mind the old AmeriSuites HP's.... most of them have been renovated and are quite nice on the inside (even if the outside architecture is pretty blah)... I've also never experience a dirty HP.
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I MUCH prefer Hyatt Place. Newer, better designed.
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Old Jul 16, 19, 7:09 pm
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General guide from best to worst:

1. Purpose-built Hyatt House
2. Purpose-built Hyatt Place
3. Converted Hyatt House
4. Converted Hyatt Place
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I actually don't mind the old AmeriSuites HP's.... most of them have been renovated and are quite nice on the inside (even if the outside architecture is pretty blah)... I've also never experience a dirty HP.
A lot of these are pretty run-down IME, or at least were (I did mostly HP stays when I was last Diamond earlier this decade). I'm sure some of them are fine but it's the YMMV that is really annoying.
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Originally Posted by davie355 View Post
General guide from best to worst:

1. Purpose-built Hyatt House
2. Purpose-built Hyatt Place
3. Converted Hyatt House
4. Converted Hyatt Place
This. The newest construction ones are really great IMO
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Old Jul 17, 19, 12:29 pm
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This. The newest construction ones are really great IMO
Loved the HH in Evanston...one of the few semi-urban ones I've been to, nice new design
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Loved the HH in Evanston...one of the few semi-urban ones I've been to, nice new design
To me, the newest versions of HH and HP are very similar in terms of facility itself. Rather bland, but certainly clean and efficient. The rooms are cookie cutter right down to the furniture. The only real difference between the latest versions of both is a) kitchens available at HH, and b) better breakfast (IMHO) at HP. It depends on what you value... breakfast or kitchens.
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Originally Posted by UA-NYC View Post
Some HPs also have bars off the lobby.

#1 criterion for me between the two is new build vs. old build, esp. when it comes to a HH.
This.

Hyatt House is a Frankenstein's monster created from several purchases Hyatt made. The soft product should be the same, but in my experience the actual construction is all over the place.

Originally Posted by lighthouse206 View Post
To me, the newest versions of HH and HP are very similar in terms of facility itself. Rather bland, but certainly clean and efficient. The rooms are cookie cutter right down to the furniture. The only real difference between the latest versions of both is a) kitchens available at HH, and b) better breakfast (IMHO) at HP. It depends on what you value... breakfast or kitchens.
But so many of the new HPs are the new design with the much smaller rooms with no wet bar. (Think Holiday Inn Express.) A real disappointment.
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Old Jul 17, 19, 1:42 pm
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This.


But so many of the new HPs are the new design with the much smaller rooms with no wet bar. (Think Holiday Inn Express.) A real disappointment.
Granted I strongly prefer full service, but I've yet to see this design - can you provide some examples?
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