The Park Hyatt Vienna is located in the Innere Stadt (Inner City) of Vienna and within a short walking distance to many of the tourist sites including St. Stephan’s Cathedral and the Spanish Riding School of Vienna (Spanish Hofreitschule). Using hotel points in the Innere Stadt area your choices are: the Park Hyatt Vienna and the Radisson Blu Style Hotel Vienna. If you like a modern and contemporary styled hotel, the Radisson Blu would be a good pick. But if you prefer a more traditional hotel or want to stay in a former bank, then you should choose the Park Hyatt Vienna. Keep reading for my Park Hyatt Vienna review from last winter.
The easiest way to get to the Park Hyatt Vienna is by taxi, car service or Uber. But the least expensive way is via the Metro Subway (S-Bahn). Depending on which stop you get off at, it’s a 4 to 9 minute walk to the Park Hyatt Vienna from the station.
You could also use the City Airport Train (CAT) which is faster than the S-Bahn and about three times the price (12 euros vs 4.40 euros). After getting a SIM card at the airport, the next train into the city was the CAT. So instead of waste time waiting for the S-Bahn, we went with the faster and more expensive public transportation option.
The CAT ends at the Wien Mitte station. You can take the S-Bahn and one of the stations closer to the Park Hyatt Vienna. Or enjoy a leisurely 20 minute walk. Can you tell which one we did. 🙂
Check-in was fast. There was not a separate line for Platinum and Diamond guests. But we were helped promptly. The hostess acknowledged my Hyatt Diamond status, went over my benefits such as free breakfast and the hotel, and gave us our keys.
We used a Hyatt Diamond Suite Upgrade and were given a Park Suite that overlooked the courtyard.
I love the Hyatt Grand Beds. But these were not Hyatt Grand Beds. The beds at the Park Hyatt Vienna were one of the hardest beds I’ve slept on, similar to some beds in Asian hotels. The bed was so hard, I had to ask for another comforter to use as padding.
Despite the hard bed, the bedroom was perfect for sleeping. With all the lights off, the room was extremely dark. You can’t hear your next door neighbor. And you can open the windows for fresh air.
There was a giant flat screen TV across from the bed. Two nightstands flanked the bed with two, 1 liter glass water bottles of sparkling water (one bottle) and still water (second bottle).
The bathroom was huge. So big that I wasn’t able to get a shot of the entire bathroom in a single photo.
A colored glass-enclosed room with a toilet was to the left. Two separate tin sinks set in marble: one for the women and one for men. We knew this because of the amenities placed next to each sink.
There was a large sunken bathtub and a separate walk-in shower. The shower had two shower heads: a rain shower head and a hand held. The water pressure was great and the temperate never varied. But it took awhile for the water to heat up in the morning.
If you’re in a suite not only will you get a comfortable leather chair and ottoman in the bedroom, you’ll also have a living room where you can stretch out on the couch. Or work at the desk.
There’s also a minibar, coffee maker, and tea pot. And if you love teas, you’ll appreciate their tea selection, especially the Chai tea.
The closet was a giant walk-in closet that was to the right of the entrance. It included an iron, ironing board and safe. Not to mention more dressers and space to hang clothes than we brought.
You can easily adjust the temperature via the touch panel temperature adjustment.
Elite Status Recognition & Benefits
As a Hyatt Diamond, you get points or amenity, and free breakfast in the dining room. This includes the breakfast buffet and anything you want to order from the menu.
You won’t go hungry at the Park Hyatt Vienna. The breakfast buffet is massive with everything from omelettes, cereals, meats, pastries, nuts and fruits. Normally we eat and run, because there’s so much to see and do. But we spent more time at breakfast than normal each morning because of all the choices.
I’m not sure how they handle regular room upgrades because we had used a Diamond Suite Upgrade, we had already been upgraded.
The Park Hyatt Vienna is one of those hotels where you could spend an entire day. There’s a fitness center, a 50 foot lap pool, and spa to keep you busy. Plus a cigar room and lounge.
We popped in the lounge one night but didn’t stay for drinks as we were a little undressed. Not that you have to dress up but most of the guests looked like they had stopped in after work so were in suits and dresses. And we were casually dressed.
Cost & Summary
Even during the winter, the cash rate for a standard room is $424 a night with the Park Suite costing $988 a night. This is a great hotel to use Points & Cash especially if you have a Diamond Suite Upgrade because as a Category 6 hotel, you’ll only pay 12,500 Hyatt points and $150 a night.
The central Vienna location is perfect. It’s close enough to walk to everything and a very short walk to the S-Bahn. I loved the Park Hyatt Vienna and will stay here again the next time we visit Vienna.
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