Last Fall, my family and I took a small vacation to Guam, our favorite little island in the world. We wanted to stay on the beach along the main drag in Tumon, although a chain hotel wasn’t our first choice. We were hoping to check out some Airbnb places, but all the good ones seemed to be taken the week we were going. As I had two suite upgrades still available from my Hyatt Diamond status match, we decided to check out the Hyatt Regency Guam.


Situated right on the beach, and virtually in the midpoint of Pale San Vitores, the main drag through Tumon, it’s a phenomenal location. A couple of years ago, you could make the argument that either this or the Westin were the nicest hotels in Guam, although with a new Dusit Thani going up right next to the Hyatt, there is now some stiff competition.


When I initally made the reservation it was points + cash, which is eligible for Diamond upgrades (pure points bookings are not). They said a suite was available for only 3 of our 6 nights. However, when I checked in, after some serious typing on the computer, the very lovely lady at the front desk said that we’d be in a suite for our whole stay! Awesome! We also got free club access for my status, which included breakfast and evening drinks.



We went to the top floor, and walked in:


The living room was huge, and opened up to a balcony. Going off to the left, we entered the bedroom:


Which was also huge, and also had it’s own entrance to the huge balcony. There was a drinks kiosk with coffee machine


The bathroom was also huge:


and the walk-in closet was enormous!:


This is Guam, which has some of the most beautiful weather there is, so of course our view from the balcony was gorgeous:


I’d have to say this was one of our favorite vacations. We already love Guam, and have a lot of friends there that we got to reconnect with. The food is great, the hiking and exploring is great too. To top it all off, the Hyatt really went out of their way to make us feel welcome. They provided extra pillows and bedding so our son could sleep on the living room couch, they brought us midnight snacks (our plane got in late), and even gave us free chairs and umbrellas on the beach! (don’t tell anyone I said that!)

Their pool area is really great for kids, and the one night it got semi-cool, the hot tub was well appreciated.

The only criticism I can give is that their breakfast is not great; it’s passable, but I expected a little more from a Hyatt Regency. That said, it was free, so I can’t really complain. The free breakfast is in the club area; their downstairs breakfast buffet, which is really good, is not complimentary.

Another nice feature is they have rental car kiosks in their lobby, so you don’t need to trudge all the way to the airport using Guam’s ridiculously overpriced taxis.

Overall, kudos Hyatt Regency Guam. We’ll definitely be staying here in the future!


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