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Room Report: Grand Hyatt Dallas/Ft. Worth Airport Grapevine, Texas

Guest room Grand Hyatt DFW
Guest room Grand Hyatt DFW
Grand Hyatt DFW

Arrival Experience: Perched atop terminal D inside the Dallas-Fort Worth airport complex, the Grand Hyatt is the airport's most stunning hotel. Not only does it have the best airport views from many rooms, but it is the most easily accessible property. There is no shuttle required, travelers can easily access the lobby from the terminal D building. The escalator leads travelers to the main lobby where reception graciously welcomes visitors with Texan hospitality. The lobby is bright with walls of glass and plentiful conversation seating. This is a busy business hotel with numerous conventions, but the personable lobby and reception area would never make one feel like a number in a crowd.

Dining: The main restaurant is known as the Grand Met. It serves a variety of dishes, many of which focus on Tex-Mex favorites like the breakfast menu's chilaquiles prepared with scrampled eggs and spicy accoutrements. Three meals a day are served here, but the bar and lounge menu, including sushi concoctions, is especially popular. Room service also delivers at all hours, and each guest receives a complimentary drink coupon to the lobby's Illy-branded coffee bar, Moka.

Accommodations: Not only is this considered the best airport hotel in DFW, but it is often ranked among the best airport properties in the world. Its soundproofed windows with electronic blinds are European in design and a sign of the hotel's young age. Views either face out toward terminal D or across the parking lot to the other terminals. All views are entertaining, and none is disturing thanks to the thick glass windows. Work desks are designed for high-tech travelers with numerous gadgets that need to be powered up. Convenient outlets and desks facing the windows are appreciated. Armoires hold storage space, coffeemakers, minibars, and flat-screen cable TVs. All rooms feature wireless high speed Internet. Bathrooms, many of which have soaking tubs and glass showers, feature June Jacob toiletries, Aquafresh toothpaste (a signature Hyatt touch), hairdryers, and thick towels. Rooms facing terminal D are more entertaining as they have the most up-close-and-personal airplane views. Bring your camera!

Conclusion: Meeting space is a highlight here with more than 34,000 square feet of conference venues for groups. Guests can get a workout after their meetings by swimming in the chlorine-free, saline pool or exercising in the modern, 24-hour fitness center overlooking the airport's operations. Spa services include massage and beauty treatments in the SkySpa. Day rates for a hotel room are an option for travelers with a long connection, but the best option is to hop the Grapevine Visitor's Shuttle that takes guests into downtown Grapevine. There, they will find a charming old town Main Street with boutiques, art galleries and cafes. The shuttle also takes them to the Grapevine Mills Shopping Center and Target, the latter is the most popular stop of all (especially for international travelers). Numerous wineries in the area make Grapevine a great place to relax on a long layover. The shuttle costs $5 and picks travelers up outside the lobby of the Grand Hyatt DFW.