Room: Standard King
Price: $95.20 (+ $13.21 taxes)
I first passed through Oklahoma City while driving to law school. At the time, I thought I'd never return. But after law school, I accepted a judicial clerkship in the pride of the Sooner State. While I was working here, I drove a guest speaker from the airport to this Hyatt Place; that's how I knew how to find it (it's hidden off the street despite being right off an interstate exit).
And when I say it's right off the interstate exit, I mean it's really, really close to the interstate. Thankfully, my room was on the side away from the traffic noise.
Being a Diamond member at a Hyatt Place doesn't get you anything particularly special (other than a 500 point check-in bonus). Wi-fi and breakfast are free for all customers and most properties don't have fancier rooms for upgrades.
All the Hyatt Places I've stayed at have been roughly identical - clean, not much character, and perfect for a no-frills one-night stay.
Breakfast closes at 9:30 a.m., which is a bit on the early side. There were three "hot skillet" items: (1) an open-faced bagel with egg white, ham, spinach, hollandaise; (2) an open-faced bagel (or was it a muffin? I can't remember) with mushrooms, spinach, and cheese; and (3) french toast. They also had several types of juice, milk, fruit, and pastries.
This property is exactly what I'd expect from a Hyatt Place: a room that feels new and clean. This room was generously sized - probably larger than the rooms I had at the "mainline" properties during my previous stays at the Hyatt Regencies in Schaumburg and St. Louis. Just be sure to request a room away from the interstate.
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4. Hyatt Place Oklahoma City-Northwest