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Hyatt properties in the US without shower curtains

Old Jun 10, 2024, 4:09 pm
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Hyatt properties in the US without shower curtains

I was shocked recently to find a "shower in the tub, covered by a shower curtain" setup at Hyatt properties in the US. I had never come across this at any Hyatt outside of the US so far. I find this cheap and disgusting and I won't ever stay in a room like that.

The problem is that many properties don't have photos of the bathrooms showing this. I would have never ever booked the rooms had this been visible anywhere. Sometimes the photos give it away, sometimes not. The hotel website might show only the vanity, and if the angle is right the shower curtain can be seen in the mirror, so I won't book, but often there is no way to know what the shower looks like if the flyertalk review thread doesn't have photos of the shower either. Even really expensive rooms seem to have shower curtains sometimes. I am looking through photos and even saw rooms above 1000 USD per night and even Park Hyatts in the US with a shower curtain.

So please, if you know any preferably modern, recently built, renovated or otherwise modern, clean and not agend, not worn, stained, smelly, Hyatt properties in the US, that have a real shower, with a glass door, walk-in, and with a shower head that you can take off the wall in your hand to to rinse the shower as well your hair, not just a shower head stuck on the wall, please list the property here - thanks a lot!


Grand Hyatt SFO has a real shower in their King rooms

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Old Jun 10, 2024, 4:31 pm
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Originally Posted by goodgirl
I was shocked recently to find a "shower in the tub, covered by a shower curtain" setup at Hyatt properties in the US. I had never come across this at any Hyatt outside of the US so far. I find this cheap and disgusting and I won't ever stay in a room like that.

The problem is that many properties don't have photos of the bathrooms showing this. I would have never ever booked the rooms had this been visible anywhere. Sometimes the photos give it away, sometimes not. The hotel website might show only the vanity, and if the angle is right the shower curtain can be seen in the mirror, so I won't book, but often there is no way to know what the shower looks like if the flyertalk review thread doesn't have photos of the shower either. Even really expensive rooms seem to have shower curtains sometimes. I am looking through photos and even saw rooms above 1000 USD per night and even Park Hyatts in the US with a shower curtain.

So please, if you know any preferably modern, recently built, renovated or otherwise modern, clean and not agend, not worn, stained, smelly, Hyatt properties in the US, that have a real shower, with a glass door, walk-in, and with a shower head that you can take off the wall in your hand to to rinse the shower as well your hair, not just a shower head stuck on the wall, please list the property here - thanks a lot!


Grand Hyatt SFO has a real shower in their King rooms
I have to assume this is satire?
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Old Jun 10, 2024, 5:31 pm
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It might be easier to start a list of properties with shower curtains. I've stayed in a lot of domestic Hyatts. I've been a globalist for several years so that's a lot of Hyatt nights. I have never had a shower curtain in my bathroom
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Old Jun 10, 2024, 5:40 pm
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Originally Posted by coleslaw
I have to assume this is satire?
It's dead serious. You'd have to pay me to stay in a room with a shower curtain and without a handheld shower head. I was not aware of it because I had not previously stayed in US hotels.
It seems to be a very common thing in the US? I have more flights coming up to the US and some ideas of where I want to go, would prefer to accumulate Hyatt nights, but struggling to find properties where I can be sure not to find a shower curtain.

I have cancelled 20 upcoming nights at Hyatt Regency Austin because of the tub / curtain setup and several pubic hair in and around the tub upon arrival.
I had a tub / shower curtain room at Hyatt Regency SFO Airport until I was moved to a suite as a globalist upgrade.



For example one idea is hiking in summer in Colorado. Park Hyatt Beaver Creek seems to be popular, category 8, King room costs USD $445 per night, what do I see:





Grand Hyatt Veil, looking through their website and gallery, they don't show the bathrooms at all, so I check the Flyertalk thread and nobody posted photos of the bathrooms. Google reviews show some decent bathrooms but can't be sure all rooms are the same.


The area has lots of Hyatt Place and Hyatt House properties and most of those that show bathroom photos seem to have the shower curtain setup.



Hyatt Place Boulder / Pearl Street, inconclusive. Hyatt website shows shower curtain, google review shows a shower albeit without a handheld shower head which is not great at all, flyertalk thread has no photos.




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Old Jun 10, 2024, 5:46 pm
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Originally Posted by SanDiego1K
It might be easier to start a list of properties with shower curtains. I've stayed in a lot of domestic Hyatts. I've been a globalist for several years so that's a lot of Hyatt nights. I have never had a shower curtain in my bathroom
They're becoming rarer post 2010 but some hotels that are overdue for renovation still have them. (*cough* Hyatt Regency Orange County *cough*)

I've also found that some hotels tend to keep them in rooms with 2 Queen Beds since those rooms will be booked for families and children.

The unnamed Park Hyatt with the shower tubs - presumably Beaver Creek - is in the process of renovating to remove their tubs:



But that hotel is still pretty much a Hyatt Regency in all but name.

You will *not* get a handheld shower head at a Hyatt Place. It's not a brand standard and not expected by a US traveller at that price point.
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Old Jun 10, 2024, 5:53 pm
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There are hundreds of US Hyatts with shower curtains and hundreds of US Hyatts without shower curtains. You can look up recent bathroom pictures on Tripadvisor, or you can call the hotel you're trying to stay at. You don't need to feign shock at the tub / shower combo - it might be dated and out of style, but it was at one point the common standard at every Hyatt / Hilton / Marriott / Sheraton / Westin.
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Old Jun 10, 2024, 6:13 pm
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For HPs specifically, a safe assumption is that new-build ones built since the Amerisuites acquisition won't have shower curtains in non-ADA rooms, whereas those inherited/acquired from Amerisuites will. The easiest tell for whether one is the latter is the rather hideous lighting fixtures in the rooms. I try to avoid these properties for more reasons than the presence of a shower curtain (and yes, that's a valid concern IMO), but sometimes there's no clear superior alternative.
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Old Jun 10, 2024, 6:14 pm
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The handheld shower head is not common.
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Old Jun 10, 2024, 7:42 pm
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I don't like shower curtains but even worse for me are the glass doors that only cover half the shower. I'm not sure if it's cost saving thing but water always gets all over the bathroom whenever it's a half door thing. And the cold air comes in and makes me cold. I just don't understand this design.

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Old Jun 10, 2024, 8:19 pm
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Originally Posted by SHLTP
I don't like shower curtains but even worse for me are the glass doors that only cover half the shower. I'm not sure if it's cost saving thing but water always gets all over the bathroom whenever it's a half door thing. And the cold air comes in and makes me cold. I just don't understand this design.​​​​​
That's for sure worse than a plastic curtain and many Euro properties have that.. The Plaza Athene in Bangkok had that (I don't think you'd freeze as it only gets down to 75F, that's 24 C for those of you challenged by the F to C conversion) but also a proper enclosed shower in the room they gave me the first stay. .The IC SF has rooms with a tub with curtains so watch out.
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Old Jun 10, 2024, 9:09 pm
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Rio Las Vegas has no Shower Curtains.
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Old Jun 10, 2024, 9:19 pm
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Originally Posted by SHLTP
I don't like shower curtains but even worse for me are the glass doors that only cover half the shower. I'm not sure if it's cost saving thing but water always gets all over the bathroom whenever it's a half door thing. And the cold air comes in and makes me cold. I just don't understand this design.
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It saves money by having less movable parts, so less breakage and adjustments. I don't like it either.

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Old Jun 10, 2024, 9:22 pm
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[QUOTE} You will *not* get a handheld shower head at a Hyatt Place. It's not a brand standard and not expected by a US traveller at that price point.[/QUOTE]
Except the HP in Bangkok
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Old Jun 11, 2024, 1:30 am
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OP, shower curtains may be gross; however, some of us have a legitimate need for a bathtub. Clearly I would prefer to stay at Park Hyatts or in Regency Suites with both a shower and tub, but I cannot stand on a slippery surface due to my back issues and now some serious knee issues. While I am not disabled in a sense I need a wheelchair (nor did I request one even when I was in a walking boot a while back with a broken foot, for anyone thinking of SWA!), when the surface is slippery, all bets are off. Further, soaking in a tub for a good length of time is as helpful as my medications when traveling. I have a very hard time finding a Hyatt with a tub that is not a suite (I live in hotels year round) and am writing this now from a Marriott extended stay that is the "old design." It has a shower curtain. I have been in two rooms here and clearly the curtain was bleached, it was so white. There was not a spot of anything on that curtain.)

My long reply is to remind you that everyone doesn't feel the same for many reasons. I am more often than not pushed out of hotels due to my medical conditions, and I accept that is a fact of life. I earn Globalist each year so I can use SUAs on suites with tubs simply to travel without risk and pain. My concierge is fabulous and checks for me in every case if I cannot find out. I do agree with you that it is hard to ascertain from pictures. Most Hyatts have an email on the actual hotel page. Or call them. Or work with the Concierge line. I can tell you now that the Hyatt House in Chicago Medical District has only FIVE rooms in the whole hotel with tubs. I know this because I stayed in two of them (they are lovely by the way). I am off to the UK this week, and staying at two Hyatts where I either have a SUA confirmation for a separate shower and tub or know I have that and know the hotel.

Finally, one way to find the tubs is often, but never certainly, if it's a double queen room. The HH in Frisco, a nicer and newer build has 108, 208, and 308 as accessible tub studios and 217-517 with double queen suite tubbed rooms. They have curtains. The entire rest of the hotel does NOT. The new build Regency in Frisco has mostly walk-in showers. Honestly, I am probably a decent US source for what you want based on where I have to eliminate.
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Old Jun 11, 2024, 10:18 am
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Originally Posted by coleslaw
I have to assume this is satire?
Apparently not.

In addition to useful discussion this site gets a fair number of bizarre and/ or uninformed postings. Regular complaints that the pilots had the temerity to return to the departure airport for a failed engine, thereby not getting poster to his destination On Time. Pilots flying into turbulence because apparently they turn off the weather radar. Etc. etc.

Now THIS post reminds me of a youtube video by a guy with a pathological fear of bedbugs and other cooties who insisted that an eight-star hotel in the middle East encase his mattress in some sort of impermeable membrane before he would sleep on it. Maybe we need s specialist website that surveys hotels for Mattress Encasement and Shower Curtains.

So I commend the collective posters for providing me a daily mix of useful information and comic relief.
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