As part of my round the world trip using Aeroplan miles, we started off with an overnight layover at Washington Dulles airport. Wanting an airport hotel that was reasonably priced, we settled on the Hyatt Place Herndon/Dulles Airport-East. This Hyatt Place Herndon/Dulles Airport-East review will give an idea of the different amenities and features and hopefully help you decide if you want to stay here if you’re in the area.
Hyatt Place Herndon/Dulles Airport-East location
The Hyatt Place Herndon/Dulles Airport-East is located at 13711 Sayward Boulevard, Herndon, Virginia, 20171. It’s about a 10 minute drive from Dulles airport
Hyatt Place Herndon/Dulles Airport-East cost
Cash prices at the Hyatt Place Herndon/Dulles Airport-East range anywhere from $100 to $200 or more, depending on what is going on. On my dates, the cash price was around $160, and about $190 after tax.
This makes using points a great option. I booked this in April 2023 when this was a Category 1, meaning it only costs 5,000 points during normal week. I booked it during “peak” season (whatever that means), which meant that it cost me 6,500 points. Still, that represents about 2.9 cents per Hyatt point, which is an outstanding value.
You can check prices for your nights at the Hyatt Place Herndon/Dulles Airport-East at HotelsCombined or Hotels.com. You can also read Hyatt Place Herndon/Dulles Airport-East reviews at TripAdvisor.
Hyatt Place Herndon/Dulles Airport-East review – room
I reserved a 2 queen beds room at the Hyatt Place Herndon/Dulles Airport-East, which has the bed as well as a desk and a small sitting room with a couch.
Here is the view from the other side of the room
It also has a small bathroom (the sink area is outside this room). Toiletries are the big pumps. Shower pressure was good and temperature was outstanding
Hyatt Place Herndon/Dulles Airport-East wifi and amenities
Wifi is complimentary in the lobby and in the guest rooms for World of Hyatt members. The Hyatt Place Herndon/Dulles Airport-East wifi was quite bad unfortunately. It would periodically disconnect and even when you connected it was hard to use, even for normal (non-streaming) use.
There is laundry that you have to pay for, meeting rooms and an indoor pool and a fitness center
I did not see a business center in the lobby, though I imagine that there is one there that I just missed since I was only there a short time.
Hyatt Place Herndon/Dulles Airport-East hotel review – parking
We took public transportation during our stay, so we did not have to park. The Hyatt Place Herndon/Dulles Airport-East does have self parking, which is $10 per day. They also offer a park and fly rate, and you’re expected to park in a particular section of the lot if you are using the park and fly (see picture below)
Hyatt Place Herndon/Dulles Airport-East food
Hyatt Place Herndon/Dulles Airport-East breakfast is complimentary, however I was not able to take any pictures of that breakfast specifically. I’ll include a “stock” photo of some of the breakfasts that I’ve had at other Hyatt Place hotels, since in my experience with Hyatt Place hotels, they are pretty much the same. It had your standard fare of eggs, hash browns, rotating different meats (sausage, bacon, etc) and French Toast sticks, along with various cold items and juices.
There is also an (overpriced) market by the lobby that has various items. We were given 2 bottles of water from this collection as our “elite” benefit.
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Hyatt Place Herndon/Dulles Airport-East hotel review – the bottom line
Overall this was a good stay if you are looking for a reasonably priced Washington Dulles airport hotel . I would mostly recommend it on points but if you can pick it up on a cheap cash rate it’s super convenient to most things in the area thanks to public transportation.
Have you stayed at the Hyatt Place Herndon/Dulles Airport-East? What did you think? Leave your thoughts in the comments
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I stayed at this hotel at the end of January for 3500 points which was great. Was able to get into a room in the morning after an overnight flight which was also great. What was not great was waiting at the airport for over 45 minutes for the shuttle. Called the hotel and got some minor incorrect information about the shuttle stop, but was told the shuttle was en route. By the time we saw the Regency shuttle the second time, we inquired and he offered to drop us off as they were close. Also, the clerk gave us wrong information about the end of the breakfast time, so we missed breakfast, and that was the main reason we chose that hotel over the Regency. Weren’t offered anything, not even an apology. So that was disappointing.
Yeah – I considered asking for the hotel shuttle when I arrived, but I’ve had too many experiences similar to yours to be able to count on it. I just took the Metro from Dulles – it might be a bit slower if the shuttle shows up on time, but at least you know when it’s going to come. It was $2 per person I think – one stop and then about a 5 minute walk from the Innovation Center stop.
I don’t think the shuttle on arrival issues you are describing are unique to this hotel – it’s a problem with just about all airport hotels. They either run a shuttle constantly, or they run it “on demand” which will basically take forever
An airport shuttle should not take an hour to show up – Best Western McCarran Inn
Yeah, we weren’t in a rush, so I didn’t mind a wait. I had called in advance to ensure the shuttle was operating when I needed it. Then called when we were outside to check on the status. The clerk said he was calling the driver. Just no clue what happened but even if we just missed a ride it shouldn’t have taken that long.
The misinformation by the front desk person about the breakfast time (same clerk that we called about the shuttle) was the bigger deal to us.
Yeah – my general experience with all hotel shuttles is that they are hit or miss (mostly miss) upon arrival.