So you're in the noisy, frenetically busy Orlando International Airport, and your kids are throwing their Mickey Ears hats down on the floor in a frenzy, brimming with an energy bordering on exhaustion after five straight days visiting the Mouse. You're slumped in a seat beside them, just outside the Security area, weary and frazzled beyond belief. Fellow travelers are glaring at you and your children, shaking their heads in disapproval of your parenting skills. Then your phone beeps with the news that your flight will now be delayed for five more hours.
If this sounds like a nightmare you'd like to wake up from, then you need to take your restless babes in hand and head for the AAA Four Diamond Hyatt Regency Orlando International Airport, conveniently located right inside the airport and just steps away from airport security. Once inside the beautiful, peaceful lobby, you can reserve a Day Use room (between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. daily, depending upon availability) from $99 (plus tax). It's a small price to pay to reclaim your sanity.
Your private, luxurious guestroom will boast a designer-styled marble bath with deluxe amenities, a flat-screen TV, and a plush Hyatt Grand Bed™. Your family will have room to relax and spread out, and the privacy to be themselves, away from the hustle and bustle of the airport. There's complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access throughout the hotel for guests, so you can stay connected while you're on the go.
During your layover, you'll also have access to an outdoor heated swimming pool, where you can enjoy a dip or relax on the sun-splashed deck. Umbrellas near the pool lounge chairs provide shady respite from the sun, if needed. From the pool deck, your kids will have prime views of planes landing and taking off. Junior pilots will be in heaven.
There's also a fitness center with cardio and strength training equipment and, for the ultimate in luxury, you can partake of in-room massage treatments.
Hyatt Regency Orlando International Airport is also great for overnight stays, with two award-winning restaurants and a lobby bar, friendly staff, hassle-free baggage retrieval upon arrival, and Boarding Pass printing services. It's perfect for the night before and the night after a cruise or in between flights with long layover times. Try to snag a room from which you can get a view of the runway to watch takeoffs and landings from your balcony.
To ensure your morning gets off to a great start, Hemisphere Breakfast Buffet, inside Hemisphere Steak & Seafood Restaurant, features a nearly endless parade of traditional favorites, made from fresh local ingredients that reflect the season. Or order one of the delicious menu items, such as the Canaveral Omelet (Royal Red shrimp, Palmetto Creek Farms bacon, chives and white cheddar cheese) or the Chorizo Avocado Scramble (three eggs with locally made Brazilian-style chorizo, avocado, carmelized onions, and cheddar cheese with pico de gallo).
After a day of such pampering, you and your family will float to your departure gate, refreshed, recharged and ready to face your flight.