Refreshing Pitstop: A Review of the Hyatt Place Moab
During a fantastic van camping trip across Colorado and Utah, Anna and I were ready for a little pitstop to relax from our explorations and recharge for a few more days of adventuring.
The Hyatt Place Moab was in the perfect location and is a "newer" Hyatt property, opening its door summer of 2018.
Paid stays at the Hyatt Place Moab can be booked for around $150 a night, before tax, depending on the date, and $250-$300 during higher demand. For award nights this property is a Category 2 costing only 8,000 points per night, worth around $135, based on chasingAnna's point valuations.
Booking a stay during the off-season (summer) can easily be secured a week out, but we recommend booking a month or two ahead of time for stays during the spring and fall.
The Hyatt Place Moab is located slightly north of downtown Moab on highway 191. Located just a short walk or drive to all the boutiques, artisans stores, and delicious restaurants. Even better, the Hyatt Place Moab is only 10 minutes from Arches National Park, 10 minutes from the Sandflats, 30 minutes from Canyonlands National Park, and 40 minutes from Dead Horse State Park.
Entering into the main lobby you will immediately see the check-in desk and be greeted with a friendly smile from the staff. The bar and restaurant are to your left and a nice lounge/common area to your right.
Anna and I arrived fairly early (8:30 am), way sooner than the 3:00 pm standard check-in time. We did not request an early check-in, but the front desk had a room ready and was happy to let us check-in then. (Being a Hyatt Globalist may have helped with that.) Speaking of Globalist and World of Hyatt, Globalist at the Hyatt Place Moab will receive a few perks:
Room Upgrade (if available)
Late Checkout (4:00 pm)
Free breakfast (a normal perk of Hyatt Places)
I booked a regular King Bed (Plus Sofa Bed) room. The room was spacious, very clean, and modern. Exactly what we have come to expect from the Hyatt Place brand.
The room was nice and bright. A big plus for myself, as I am not a fan of spending time in darker rooms.
The bathroom was a little on the small side for two people to get ready at the same time, but as mentioned before it was spotless, and came with Hyatt's standard-essential bathing products.
Food and Beverage:
Food options, unfortunately, were limited during the time of our visit due to COVID restrictions. Nonetheless, Hyatt still delivered a nice breakfast experience. Instead of the traditional buffet-style breakfast, they had a few predefined meal options ready to be packaged up.
The restaurant and bar were closed sadly (normally open 24/7). Checking out the closed bar I noticed the beer taps included drafts from local breweries, a big win in my book as a craft beer fan.
Beside the front desk, the hotel had "The Market" which was a small selection of higher quality beverages and snacks for sale.
Here is where the Hyatt Place Moab shines compared to other Hyatt Places. Hands down one of the best pool areas. Tasteful decoration, and outside of the traditional pool and hot tub, they had a large splash pad and play gym for the kids.
The fitness center was also clean, updated, and larger than that of most 3-star hotels.
Now here's the best part, they had free bike storage and even a fully kitted bike mechanic station. For mountain bikers like myself, having a safe secure place to store and fix your bike is a major perk and relief from leaving it outside in a parking lot.
Overall, Anna and I were both very pleased with the staff. They were always friendly and polite, and happy to provide recommendations on restaurants and activities, or help store our bikes. The housekeeper even took time to check-in and see if we needed anything.
Would I book another stay at the Hyatt Place Moab? Absolutely! The cost, be it cash or points, is a great deal for this property. It makes for a great home base for all the awesome activities that Moab has to offer and is perfect to kick-back and relax after a hard day of biking and hiking!