When planning a points and miles trip to Sydney, Australia, I knew I needed to stay at the Park Hyatt Sydney. No other place would do for that part of my stay. I used 40,000 Hyatt points per night for a room that runs over $1000/night in cash. That is a good redemption in my book! Here is my Park Hyatt Sydney review.
The Park Hyatt Sydney is located near the Sydney Opera House, so you get views of it and the harbor depending on your room. It is conveniently adjacent to the Circular Quay we used for ferries to Manly Beach, our favorite beach. From the airport, the taxi costs about $80 (not cheap). I often use bank account bonuses to cover these extra travel costs.
It is located near The Rocks, one of the oldest neighborhoods in Sydney. It is a fun area to wander through and has many restaurants nearby.
We were warmly greeted at check-in and informed that we had been upgraded to a deluxe room. We found a bottle of wine and some delicious chocolate with a nice note in the room.
Our room was beautiful and enormous. Like in Tokyo, we were blessed with heated toilet seats again! There was a small seating area and gorgeous views that we enjoyed immensely. We were there for Australian Days (like our 4th of July), and the harbor was hopping with activities, including fireworks.
Each morning we got free Globalist breakfasts, and they had a vast selection of fruit, pastries, cereals, and juices. Additionally, we could order off-the-menu egg and pancake dishes. The second morning we had an early morning tour of the Blue Mountains, so we ordered room service, which was also free.
We ate in The Living Room at the hotel on our first night. We both enjoyed a really lovely shrimp pasta dish. I get a kick that the Park Hyatt restaurants are named The Dining Room (where we had breakfast) and the Living Room!
Park Hyatt is known for its incredible service; this hotel was no exception. The concierge was helpful in giving us food options that were spot on. (Go to Lord Nelson’s, the cutest pub for fish and chips.) Everyone was happy, smiled and greeted us, and seemed to enjoy their jobs. It was also nice to easily understand the language! 😜
This room would have cost $1194. We also got free breakfasts for two worth about $50 each. I paid about $70 (prices below are in Australian dollars) for the one dinner we ate there. Oh yes, I almost forgot – AND 40,000 points a night. I earned these points by opening up Chase business cards, combining those points with my Chase Sapphire points, and then transferring the points to Hyatt! One signup bonus, and I got 2 stays here with points to spare! Looking to rack up Hyatt points? Check out our Guide to More Hyatt Points.
The opportunity to stay in a luxury hotel like the Park Hyatt Sydney for literally nothing AND getting 2 fabulous breakfasts for free still blows my mind. I would heartily recommend this hotel to anyone going to Sydney and hope that I can return on another Australian visit.
The option to use Hyatt points earned from the World of Hyatt Credit Card, World of Hyatt Business Credit Card, or points transferred from Chase cards like the Sapphire Preferred make a stay like this a great luxury option that wouldn’t happen for me without points and miles.
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