Hyatt has great family-friendly properties in some of the most kid-friendly destinations. The reasonable redemption rates and the no fuss recognition of elite benefits is what makes the Hyatt chain a favorite among many travelers.

Let’s look at a few hotels in the U.S. and abroad where you can take your entire family on vacation without breaking the bank. Whether you want to go skiing in the mountains or visit the national monuments in our country’s capital, Hyatt has you covered.

Hyatt Place Washington National Mall, Washington D.C.

As a guest at this contemporary hotel, you’ll be steps away from the Museum of the Bible, Smithsonian museums and historical landmarks in the heart of the city. The Capitol Heal is also only about a 15 minute walk from the hotel. There’s even a small pool where your kids can take a dip and enjoy a little respite from all the sightseeing, especially during the hot summer days.

The spacious rooms come with a sofa bed and a good-sized bathroom. Breakfast is included, so you can fuel up before heading out for a day of sightseeing.

This is a category 3 property that you can book with 12,000 points.

Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa, San Antonio, Texas

This hotel is conveniently located next to SeaWorld and just 20 minutes from downtown San Antonio and its charming Riverwalk. This secluded family resort in the Texas hill country has exceptional amenities like its own five acre water park. You can float down the winding and shady lazy river, or play at any of the outdoor pools.

What other property has a Texas-shaped pool, a FlowRider Wave Machine and a two story water slide? Guests can also enjoy the biking and walking trails, sand volleyball, tennis and evening s’mores. And for adults, there’s the Hill Country Golf Club and a great spa. What else do you need for a great family vacation?

This is a category 4 property that you can book with 15,000 points.

Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch, Scottsdale, Arizona

This Arizona destination resort has a 2.5 acre water playground complete with a sand beach and three story, high speed water slide. And there are so many things to do in the area – hot air balloon flights, jeep tours and exploring Native American culture. You’ll also be close to lots of stellar shopping. This part of Arizona is absolutely stunning and you aren’t far from Sedona, another must see that you can easily do as a day trip.

Phoenix has a couple of great museums and the fantastic Desert Botanical Garden is just a short drive away.

If a splash pad isn’t your thing, spend some time learning key golf techniques from a professional, enjoy your favorite music with live weekend entertainment or take some time for yourself and spend some time at the Spa Avania’s himalayan salt room.

This is a category 5 property that you can book with 20,000 points.

Hyatt Place Keystone, Keystone, Colorado

If the desert isn’t really your thing, then have a look at the Hyatt Place Keystone. If you’d like to take your family on a great ski trip, this hotel is where you need to be. The Keystone Resort is a mountain playground for winter adventures with 3,000 acres of easy-to-expert ski terrain on three epic peaks. Hyatt Place rooms are very spacious and come with a sleeper sofa, which is perfect when you are traveling with a family and have all that ski gear with you.

This is a category 4 property that you can book with 15,000 points.

Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa, Koloa, Hawaii

Located on the white sand beach in Poipu on Kauai’s sunny south shore, this luxury property is an oasis with lush gardens and acres of pools. The Blue Hawaiian Activities Concierge can help you book a myriad of activities, such as surf lessons, a catamaran sail or a helicopter tour. Unleash the inner dancer in you when you take a hula lesson offered by the resort.

And don’t forget to book a luau while you are in Kauai. The best ones sell out far in advance, so plan accordingly.

This is a category 6 property that you can book with 25,000 points.

Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa Bonita Springs, Florida

This award-winning tropical resort near Naples, Florida has five water slides, four pools, a lazy river and a couple of waterslides. The room rates include the nature trail to the resort’s marina where you can take a 15 minute ferry ride to the resort’s private beach.

And while you are crossing the Estero Bay, you can spot pods of wild dolphins, the American Bald Eagle and brown pelicans. You can spend a whole day at Big Hickory Island on the area’s most pristine beach that comes with beach chairs and umbrellas, a covered picnic pavilion and a boardwalk.

The nearby Everglades National Park offers a lot of family-friendly activities, including airboat tours and bike rentals. The Big Cypress Oasis Visitor Center is a great place for spotting the alligators.

This is a category 5 property that you can book with 20,000 points.

Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress

Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress | Photo Courtesy of Hyatt

Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress, Orlando, Florida

Whether you are going to Florida to visit the theme parks or to enjoy some warm weather during the cold, grey winter, this is a great choice for an economical and fun vacation. The resort sits on 1,500 lush acres with a private lake, tennis courts and a lagoon-style pool with a cool swim-through cave. And the brave among us will definitely enjoy rock climbing. For mom and dad, there’s the Jack Nicklaus Signature designed golf course and a beautiful spa.

This is a category 3 property that you can book with 12,000 points.


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Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort and Spa, Indian Wells, CA

Located in the beautiful Coachella valley near Palm Springs, CA, this new resort has something for everyone. There are two stunning golf courses, a tranquil spa and a kids club. The resort’s pool area has a set of 30 foot, three story tall dueling waterslides, a 450 foot lazy river and a splash pad filled with dumping buckets, water cannons and more.

If that’s not jaw-dropping enough, the resort also has seven expansive pools nestled against a backdrop of iconic mountains and palm trees. With 350 days a year of sunshine, Palm Springs makes for a perfect family trip almost any time of the year. You’ll get the best value out of your redemption if you stay there during the worst of the Midwest and the Northeast winters.

This is a category 5 property that you can book with 20,000 points a night.

Hyatt Regency Jersey City on the Hudson, Jersey City, New Jersey

This new, modern hotel located right on the waterfront offers great views and easy access to New York City as it’s just one train stop away. The rooms have unparalleled views of the New York City skyline, the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island and the Hudson River. The hotel even has its own boat dock and a nautical concierge who can arrange a boat excursion for your family.

There’s an indoor pool where the kids can play after a full day of activities and city sightseeing.

This is a category 4 property that you can book with 15,000 points.

andaz papagayo costa rica chase ink preferred world hyatt credit card

andaz papagayo costa rica chase ink preferred world hyatt credit card

Andaz Costa Rica Resort at Peninsula Papagayo, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Located on a pristine 1,400-acre private peninsula, this resort is a perennial favorite among many Hyatt enthusiasts. You’ll never run out of things to do with three beaches, world-class golf and an extensive activity program. You and your family can partake in dozens of scheduled small group activities and classes such as barista or mixology classes, learn Spanish or practice yoga. For the more active traveler there’s surfing and snorkeling tours.

Or you can just hang out and observe the monkeys at one of the resort’s beaches or pools. This is pura vida at its best!

This is a category 5 property that you can book with 20,000 points a night.

Cards to Help You Earn Hyatt Points

Besides staying at Hyatt properties, there are two ways to earn World of Hyatt points. You can earn points by opening The World of Hyatt credit card. Hyatt is a transfer partner of Chase Ultimate Reward, so you earn enough points for a great Hyatt stay by transferring the points earned with a number of Ultimate Rewards earning cards to your Hyatt account.

You do have to be under Chase’ 5/24 rule to be eligible for any of these cards.

Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card

This is one of our favorite cards, because of its great welcome bonus, a reasonable annual fee and great benefits.

It’s annual fee is $95, not waived the first year.

Once you have the points in your account, it’s very easy to transfer Ultimate Rewards to partners, including Hyatt.

The World of Hyatt Credit Card

The card comes with a generous welcome bonus and earns 9X on Hyatt stays, 2X on dining, ground transportation, flights and gym memberships. All other purchases earn 1X.

You’ll get one free night at any Category 1-4 Hyatt hotel or resort every year after your cardmember anniversary.

It’s annual fee is $95, not waived the first year.

Final Thoughts

Hyatt has a lot of family-friendly properties that are perfect for a memorable vacation. Whether you prefer beaches, cities or ski slopes, there are great options in all price and points ranges from Hawaii to Florida to Costa Rica. Hyatt points are easy to earn with the help of a few credit cards, so the hardest part is deciding where to go.

Travel well,