Hyatt Regency Dallas is a huge hotel (1,120 guestrooms) located on the edge of downtown next to Reunion Tower and its popular GeO-Deck. It's somewhat isolated from the city center's heart. However, this grand property does provide many worthwhile amenities onsite to keep leaving the hotel at a minimum such as a coffee shop and market, several dining options and a well stocked fitness center.
Standard rooms impress with features such as lounge chairs, cool artwork and a contemporary color scheme. Bathrooms are accessed via sliding, modern, "barn doors" and have backlit mirrors, a freestanding vanity and an art collage printed on metal. Windows are large enough to let in plenty of the Dallas sunshine and views from the upper floors are appealing. The room's best feature is the "Grand Bed" a restful combination of a pillow-top mattress, ultra soft sheets and fluffy pillows. Bring your insomnia here and you might find a cure. High speed internet is free and rooms are equipped with a mini fridge, huge 65" TV and coffee maker. Keep in mind this is a popular convention hotel so common areas, elevators, etc. can bustle.
When it comes time for your sweat (we always prefer "early bird" morning), Hyatt has you covered. It's not the best hotel gym we've seen, but it's good enough. In one large and open space (about the size of three guestrooms) on the third floor, Hyatt stocks newer Life Fitness cardio machines, several stack-loaded weight stations, kettlebells, and a dumbbell set up to 50 pounds. Windows line one wall providing ample natural light and television sets are built into another wall for a/v entertainment.
Lap swimmers should utilize Hyatt's complimentary transportation service and get a lift to the Downtown YMCA ($20/day) since the hotel's outdoor pool is not a lapper.
Runners desiring a treadmill divergence should consider either our Katy Trail route or a short drive to our recommended White Lake route. Ask the concierge for a palm-size, custom route map designed by yours truly, Athletic-Minded Traveler.