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We had one night in London, as we were arriving at around 3PM from Bucharest, and were departing the next day at around 12PM to New York. We were going back and forth about whether to stay in the city or near the airport.

Eventually we decided to just stay near the airport and go into the city in the afternoon. But then when we actually got to our hotel and realized that it was already getting dark shortly after 4PM, the idea of that went out the window. Fortunately there are some phenomenal Indian restaurants near Heathrow.

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I wanted to try something new near Heathrow, and Tiffany recommended the Hyatt Place London Heathrow. Generally a Hyatt Place doesn’t sound like a hotel I’d seek out, though much to my surprise this was unlike any other Hyatt Place I had ever stayed at.

The Hyatt Place Heathrow is a Category 2 property, so we booked it for 8,000 points per night. I value World of Hyatt points at ~1.5 cents each, so that’s the equivalent of paying ~$120 per night including taxes and fees, which is pretty great.

If you’re looking to earn World of Hyatt points you can redeem towards a stay here, the good news is that points are pretty easy to come by.

In addition to being able to earn World of Hyatt points with The World of Hyatt Credit Card (review), you can also transfer over points from Ultimate Rewards.

See this post for everything you need to know about earning Hyatt points with credit cards.

Hyatt Place London Heathrow Review

Now let’s take an in-depth look at the Hyatt Place Heathrow, including the rooms, lobby bar, breakfast, gym, and more. At the end I’ll also talk a bit about the location, and my overall thoughts on staying at a hotel near Heathrow (but not directly at the airport).

Hyatt Place Heathrow King Bed High Floor Room

The Hyatt Place Heathrow is the biggest Hyatt Place I’ve ever stayed at, with nearly 350 rooms.

Hyatt Place London Heathrow exterior

Reception was straight ahead once inside, and I immediately noticed that this didn’t feel like your typical Hyatt Place in terms of the design.

Hyatt Place London Heathrow reception

Hyatt Place London Heathrow lobby

Check-in was friendly and efficient, and we were informed that as Globalists we received free breakfast (which other guests don’t receive at this property), and we were also both upgraded to high floor king rooms.

They gave Tiffany and me rooms next to one another, on the fourth floor. Interestingly you need to enter your key to even call the elevator, but then once inside the elevator you can go to any floor.

Hyatt Place London Heathrow hallway

I was assigned room 459, towards the end of the hallway on the right.

Hyatt Place London Heathrow room exterior

With Hyatt Place properties I’m used to big rooms that are most like junior suites, but that wasn’t the case here. This was definitely a “cozy” room, but it was more nicely appointed than your average Hyatt Place. There was an entryway with the bathroom on the right.

Hyatt Place London Heathrow room entryway

The room featured a very soft and comfortable king size bed. There was a daybed by the window, across from that was a desk and TV, and then on the wall closest to the entrance was an exposed closet.

Hyatt Place London Heathrow room

Hyatt Place London Heathrow room

Hyatt Place London Heathrow room

Hyatt Place London Heathrow room desk

Hyatt Place London Heathrow room daybed

There was a small welcome amenity of two bottles of water and a few apples.

Hyatt Place London Heathrow bottled water & fruit

The room had a lovely runway view, which I love as an avgeek. The view isn’t quite as good as from the Renaissance since you’re towards the center of the runway rather than towards one end, but it was still cool to have those views.

The windows had excellent soundproofing, as I didn’t hear any planes. Unfortunately the same can’t be said for the doors, as I could hear just about everything from the hallway.

Hyatt Place London Heathrow room view

Near the entrance was a kettle, a safe, and a mini-fridge.

Hyatt Place London Heathrow coffee & tea

Hyatt Place London Heathrow mini-fridge

The bathroom was compact but functional, and had a sink, toilet, and a shower-tub combo.

Hyatt Place London Heathrow bathroom

The shower wasn’t particularly well designed, mainly because I wish the glass shield had extended further. With how it was designed, so much water sprayed onto the floor.

Hyatt Place London Heathrow shower

Toiletries were the standard Hyatt Places ones, which are alright.

Hyatt Place London Heathrow toiletries

While I didn’t eat in the room, here’s what the in-room dining menu had on it:

Wifi in the room was fast and free.

Like I said, I thought the room was nicely appointed and felt modern for an airport hotel, though it in no way reminded me of a Hyatt Place.

Hyatt Place London Heathrow Lobby Bar

The Hyatt Place has a beautiful lobby bar, which again, in no way made me feel like I was at a Hyatt Place. It’s open 24/7 (which I love — coffee at 4AM, yay!), and is called “Coffee To Cocktails Bar.” You can find the menu here.

This consisted of a bar, as well as a variety of comfortable couches and chairs.

Hyatt Place Heathrow lobby lounge

Hyatt Place Heathrow lobby lounge

Hyatt Place Heathrow lobby lounge

Hyatt Place Heathrow lobby lounge

As is standard at Hyatt Place, there was also an area with self serve drinks and snacks for purchase.

Hyatt Place Heathrow pantry

Hyatt Place Heathrow pantry

Hyatt Place Heathrow pantry

Tiffany and I worked from here in the afternoon for a bit, and I thought their cappuccino was excellent (and nicely presented).

Hyatt Place Heathrow cappuccino

We didn’t eat anything here, as we instead went to Kaniz Restaurant, which was an Indian restaurant just a five minute walk away (and which I’d highly recommend).

Hyatt Place London Heathrow Breakfast

The Hyatt Place Heathrow serves breakfast daily from 6AM until 10:30AM. As I stated above, breakfast actually isn’t complimentary, with the exception of Globalist members, and those booking a rate inclusive of breakfast (at other Hyatt Place properties breakfast is free as long as you book direct).

Hyatt Place Heathrow restaurant

Breakfast consisted of a fairly substantial buffet, along with eggs cooked to order. In the end I just had a couple of cups of coffee here, as we had our real breakfast in the Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse. I’ll let the pictures speak mostly for themselves.

Hyatt Place Heathrow breakfast buffet

Hyatt Place Heathrow breakfast buffet

Hyatt Place Heathrow breakfast buffet

Hyatt Place Heathrow breakfast buffet

Hyatt Place Heathrow breakfast buffet

Hyatt Place Heathrow breakfast buffet

Hyatt Place Heathrow breakfast buffet

Hyatt Place Heathrow breakfast buffet

Hyatt Place Heathrow breakfast buffet

Hyatt Place Heathrow breakfast buffet

Hyatt Place London Heathrow Gym

The Hyatt Place has a gym on the basement level, which was reasonably decent. It had no natural light, but then again when it gets dark shortly after 4PM, it might not be that different than if you have windows.


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