The Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress is one of the best hotels located near the World Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida and the Endless Summer family enjoyed a weekend stay just recently in May 2022. Conde’ Nast Traveler’s 2021 Reader’s Choice Awards ranked the Hyatt 9th for “Top Orlando Resorts”.
Located just outside of the Disney Springs area and adjacent to Hotel Plaza Boulevard, this 779-room resort was originally constructed in 1982 and was the area first Five-Star and Five-Diamond resort. Guests enjoy views of Disney Springs as well as the evening fireworks spectaculars from EPCOT and the Magic Kingdom.
Amenities at the Hyatt include a 800,000 gallon resort pool that features a grotto (swim-through cave), 12 waterfalls, splash pad and a two-story water slide, a full-service tennis & racquet club, a beach & water sports along Lake Windsong, a 24-hour fitness center, the Marilyn Monroe Spa and access to a Jack Nicklaus designed golf course at the Grand Cypress Golf Club. Additional amenities include complimentary transportation to Walt Disney World and the Universal Orlando Resort.
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The Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress – Frequently Asked Questions
What are the hotel rates at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress?
Depending on the time of year, hotel rates at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress typically average from around $250 per night for a standard room to more than $500 per night for the larger suites.
How close is the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress to the Walt Disney World theme parks?
The Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress is located just outside of the Disney Springs area and let than 15 to 20 to all four of the theme parks at the Walt Disney World Resort.
Is there a Resort Fee or Parking Charge at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress?
There is a $40.00 per night resort fee and self-parking costs $27.00 per night. Other costs include Florida state sales tax of 6.5% and an Orange County occupancy tax of 6%.
The resort fee includes an extensive list of amenities and benefits which can be found below.
Is there a spa at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress?
The full-service Marilyn Monroe Spa is located directly on-site at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress. The spa offers a number of treatments includes massages, facials and salon services.
Does the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress offer theme park transportation?
The Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress offers theme park transportation (included in the resort fee) to and from the Transportation and Ticket Center at the Magic Kingdom, the Universal Orlando Resort and evening trips to Disney Springs.
Is there a nice pool at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress?
There is an extensive 800,000 gallon lagoon-style pool that features a large grotto, twelve waterfalls, a two-story waterslide and a children’s water play area. There is also a white sandy beach along Lake Windsong.
What are the food & beverage options at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress?
The Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress features a number of dining options ranging from grab-and-go to poolside and upscale dining. Learn more about the dining options in our post below.
What is the pet policy at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress?
The Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress is a pet friendly hotel allowing dogs weighing 50 pounds or less or two dogs with a combined weight of under 75 pounds. For a six night or less stay, there is a $150 one-time cleaning fee. Longer stays require additional cleaning fees.
The Location of the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress
The Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress is located just outside of the Walt Disney World Resort near Disney Springs. Access to the hotel is fairly simple as there is an interchange at South Apopka Vineland Road from Interstate 4, less than five minutes to the hotel. Additionally, the hotel is fairly close to the Orlando /Orange County Convention Center and several of Orlando’s major shopping & entertainment destinations.
Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress
One Grand Cypress Boulevard
Orlando, Florida 32836
It will take travelers about 25 minutes to get to the hotel from the Orlando International Airport and less around 10 to 15 minutes to get to the Orlando / Orange County Convention Center.
In addition to what is offered on-site, there are several restaurants and retail venues within a very short distance along Apopka Vineland Road and Palm Beach which include a Walgreens Pharmacy, Olive Garden and Chili’s Grill & Bar.
Theme parks and other local destinations are short distance to the hotel. Per Google Maps, travel time is as follows (non-peak hours):
- Disney Springs at the Walt Disney World Resort: Less than 10 minutes.
- The Magic Kingdom Park at the Walt Disney World Resort: Approximately 15 – 20 minutes.
- EPCOT at the Walt Disney World Resort: Approximately 10 to 15 minutes.
- Disney’s Hollywood Studios at the Walt Disney World Resort: Approximately 15 – 20 minutes.
- Disney’s Animal Kingdom at the Walt Disney World Resort: Approximately 20 minutes.
- The Universal Orlando Resort: Approximately 20 to 25 minutes
- SeaWorld Orlando: Less than 20 minutes.
- Downtown Orlando: Approximately 30 minutes.
- Vineland Premium Outlets: Less than 10 minutes.
- Orlando Premium Outlets: Approximately 20 minutes.
Hotels Amenities at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress
The Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress is a one of the largest full-service hotels in the area outside of Disney Springs and features a number of amazing amenities including:
Theme Park Transportation
Transportation via shuttle buses to Walt Disney World and the Universal Orlando Resort is included in the Resort Fee. Following was the transportation schedule during the time of our last stay in May 2022:
- Magic Kingdom / Transportation & Ticket Center: 8:15 AM, 9:45 AM and 11:45 AM
- Universal Orlando: 9:00 AM
- Disney Springs: 5:00 PM
- Magic Kingdom / Transportation & Ticket Center: 5:30 PM, 7:30 PM, 8:30 PM and 9:30 PM
- Universal Orlando: 6:30 PM
- Disney Springs: 8:45 PM and 9:45 PM
Learn more about Disney Springs in our Complete Guide.
Resort-Style Swimming Pool
The 800,000-gallon lagoon pool at the Hyatt is one of the best hotel pools in the Orlando area. There is a private swim-thru grotto, two-story water slide, children’s water play area, two hot tubs and 12 waterfalls. There are a number of poolside activities including fish feeding, cornhole competitions and hula hoop contests – “dive-in” movies are shown on a nightly basis. The pool is open from 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM.
Poolside cabanas that accommodate up to 6 guests are available starting from $300 per day. Also available are premium umbrella pool chairs, grotto cabanas and premium grotto pool chairs.
Sandy Beach and Water Sports
One of the most unique amenities is the white sandy beach along the shores of Lake Windsong. There is ample seating with lounge chairs, umbrellas and hammocks along with a vast array of water sports activities include:
- Stand up paddle boarding
- Kayaks and canoes
- Hydro bikes
Access to the water sports amenities is included in the resort fee and are available daily from 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM. Unfortunately swimming is not allowed in the lake but there is ample opportunities for guests to take advantage of the water with the watersports activities.
Golf and Tennis
Included in the resort fee is access to and eight-hole pitch ‘n’ putt golf course, five hole mini-golf course, rock climbing wall and the Grand Cypress Tennis & Racquet Club. The tennis and racquet club features 12 outdoor tennis courts, two outdoor racquetball courts, a volleyball court and a basketball court. Access to pitch ‘n’ putt, mini-golf and tennis club is included in the resort fee and is available daily from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM.
Hotel guests also have access to the Grand Cypress Golf Club with is a Jack Nicklaus designed course that is inspired by the Old Course at St. Andrews, Scotland. This course will remain open until 2023 until the all new $1+ billion 1,100 acre Evermore Orlando Resort which will be developed by Dart Interests on the site of the former Villas of Grand Cypress.
Guests visiting the hotel have access to the 24-hour Stay-Fit fitness center which includes a full compliment of cardio-vascular and strength training equipment.
Marilyn Monroe Spas
Marilyn Monroe Spas has a location directly on-site at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress. This full service spa features a variety of treatments including massages, specialty massage therapies, aromatherapy, facials & skin therapy treatments, hand & foot therapies and salon services.
The spa is open from 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM Thursday thru Monday.
Additional Amenities at Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress include:
- On-site theme park ticket center
- On-site business center
- Full service concierge
- Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the Hotel
- On-site arcade
- On-site gift shop
Dining Options at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress
The Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress features multiple casual and upscale dining options that will fit any palette.
Four Flamingos, A Richard Blais Florida Kitchen
Four Flamingos offers serves a variety of American cuisine including seafood specialties and fine steaks. Entrees include Lobster Bucanti, Swordfish Prime Rib, Bacon Rapped Filet and Surf & Turf. The restaurant is only open for dinner service stating at 5:00 PM (reservations are recommended).
Guests will dine in an causal but elegant environment overlooking Lake Windsong at the LakeHouse restaurant. Dinner entrees include Rib Eye Steak, Braised Beef Short Ribs, Diver Scallops, Seared Norwegian Salmon and Spinach Artichoke Pasta. The restaurant is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner service and also features take-out.
The Lake House has Happy Hour every day from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM with $4 domestic beers, $5 import beers, $5 wine by the glass and $10 specialty cocktails.
On the Rocks Poolside Restaurant
Outdoor poolside dining at its finest is available at On the Rocks Poolside Restaurant. Entrees including burgers, sandwiches, rice bowls and more along with a kids menu. Open daily from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM on weekdays and until 8:00 PM on weekends.
The Lobby Bar
Guests will enjoy a relaxing cocktail or appetizer at The Lobby Bar. Set within the 18-story lobby of the hotel, the Lobby Bar is open daily from 5:00 PM until midnight (food is served from 6:00 PM until 11:00 PM).
Quick service and grab-and-go eats are offered at the Market. Get your sandwiches or salads here along with an array of drinks and snacks. Open daily from 6:30 AM until midnight.
From breakfast service to late-night dining, the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress offers room service until midnight.
Conferences and Events at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress
The Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress features 102,000 square feet of flexible indoor event and meeting space along with 115,000 square feet of outdoor event space to accommodate groups of up to 1,000.
Event space includes 57 meeting rooms, the 25,000 square foot Windsong Ballroom, the 25,000 +/- square foot Grand Cypress Ballroom and the lakeside Conference Center along the shores of Lake Windsong. In addition, the resort features five VIP Executive Boardrooms with outdoor patio space that has amazing views of the Walt Disney World Resort.
There is also the “Wilderness” which is a outdoor event venue themed after a small town from the old west. There is an outdoor stage to go along with mockups of old west buildings.
The Rooms and Hotel Rates at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress
The Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress is one the larger hotels in the area with 779 rooms including 46 suites, 291 king rooms, 440 queen / doubles, 46 suites and 34 accessible rooms. A number of rooms feature pool, lake and Walt Disney World views.
In-room amenities are extensive and include premium linens, working desk with chair, flat panel television with premium and on-demand movies for rent, smart phone docking station, coffee maker, mini-refrigerator, iron / ironing board, in-room safe and a hair dryer.
Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress Room Types
- One King Bed Lake View: Includes 360 square feet of living space with a king sized Hyatt Grand Bed and sleeper sofa.
- Two Double Beds Lake View: Includes 360 square feet of living space with a queen and one full Hyatt Grand Bed.
- One King Bed Pool View: Includes 360 square feet of living space with a king sized Hyatt Grand Bed and sleeper sofa.
- Two Double Beds Pool View: Includes 360 square feet of living space with a queen and one full Hyatt Grand Bed.
- One King Bed: Includes 360 square feet of living space with a king sized Hyatt Grand Bed and sleeper sofa.
- Two Double Beds: Includes 360 square feet of living space with a queen and one full Hyatt Grand Bed.
- One King Bed ADA Tub: Includes 360 square feet of living space with a king sized Hyatt Grand Bed and sleeper sofa.
- Two Double Beds ADA Tub: Includes 360 square feet of living space with a queen and one full Hyatt Grand Bed.
- One King Bed ADA Shower: Includes 360 square feet of living space with a king sized Hyatt Grand Bed and sleeper sofa.
- Two Double Beds ADA Shower: Includes 360 square feet of living space with a queen and one full Hyatt Grand Bed.
- Bi-level Suite: Includes 702 square feet with one king bed, separate living/dining space and a private patio.
- VIP Suite: Includes 1,080 square feet with a king bed, two balconies, kitchen alcove and living space.
- Executive Suite: Includes 720 square feet with king bed, balcony, extra bathroom and a sleep sofa.
- Junior Suite: Includes 720 square feet with king bed, sleeper sofa and a breakfast nook.
- President’s House: A 2,375 square foot three-bedroom home directly on Lake Windsong.
The hotel rates shown below are the best available rate for different dates during the year for two adults in three different room types. Theses were obtained from the Hyatt web site at the time of publication.
|Rates for 2022||7/15/22||9/15/22||12/15/22|
|1 King Room||$404.00||$199.00||$236.00|
|2 Double Beds||$404.00||$199.00||$236.00|
|1 King Lake View||$419.00||$209.00||$246.00|
There is a $40 per night resort fees along with a 6% resort tax on top of a 6.5% sales tax on nightly rates. Self parking costs $27 per night and valet service is available for $40 per night.
The Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress is an Category 4 award hotel and the number of points for a free night were indicated to be as follows:
- Off-Peak: 12,000
- Regular: 15,000
- Peak: 18,000
What We Liked about the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress:
There are many different things to like at this resort property. Following are some of the highlights:
- High quality resort in a great location
- Abundant amenities and on-site activities
- Theme park transportation
- Extensive dining options
What We Didn’t Like about the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress:
There were a few things not to like when staying at the this hotel
- Can be pricey during high season
- Parking fee of $27 per night
- Resort fee of $40 per night
What We Think the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress is Perfect For:
The Hyatt is great for a wide variety of travelers visiting the Walt Disney World or the greater Orlando area is perfect for:
- Guests visiting the Walt Disney World theme parks
- Vacation visitors seeking an elegant, full-service hotel
- Weekend golf or spa getaways
- Business meetings and / or special events