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Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa & Marina
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Overal wonderful weekend family getaway; occasional hiccups
Jul 21, 2014 by: Laila A from Alexandria, Virginia
First and most importantly, my husband, two-year old twins, and dog enjoyed every minute of our weekend stay at the Hyatt Chesapeake. That said, here are the pros and cons: Pros: --Short two-hour drive from DC metro area --Incredibly kid friendly and dog friendly if that applies to you; our doggie loved sitting on the beach or pool chairs (and was joined by many other canines in doing so), and our kids thought they had landed in toddler paradise between the swimming, smoothies, and marshmallow roasts --Terrific mixed drinks at the multiple pool bars, and overall good quality of food, especially at the seafood restaurant and pool café (buffet breakfast was typical and a little overpriced) --Pools were very well managed: lifeguards everywhere, endless towel supply, and no shortage of shaded seating around the pools. --Aromatherapy massage at the spa was the BEST I've ever had. Also an excellent policy that you can use the spa facilities (sauna, steam room etc.) all day when you book a spa treatment --The person who said there is no late check-out allowed did not tell the full story - you can pay a small upgrade fee to stay longer, which was totally worth it as it gives you all Sunday afternoon. Cons: --Room assignment seemed a bit muddled. I booked a water view, but was told no dogs were allowed in water view (even though the reservationist on the phone specifically told me ALL rooms at the resort were pet friendly). I was never refunded the price difference of the water view versus regular room, so just be aware of that if you have pets. --There were some slight hiccups that I would not expect at a 5-star resort, though always made up for with good service. For example, I had an erroneous double-charge on my hotel bill, but it was fixed as soon as I pointed it out. And at dinner some of our oysters had sand in them, but were replaced right away when I mentioned it. --Granted the weather was not ideal, but all of the pools, even the indoor one which was partially heated, seemed very cold. I think this was because the indoor pool had one retractable wall that opened up the pool to the outside elements, and sort of defeats the purpose of an indoor pool. My kids loved swimming but were shivering after 15 minutes. --Many beachside resorts that are family friendly have nice activities scheduled throughout the day for kids (e.g. water balloon fights, games, sing-a-longs, arts and crafts). The only activity I saw during my weekend there was a movie night at the pool, which is past the bedtime for younger children (I believe it was 8:30-ish).
Best Wedding Ever
Jul 21, 2014 by: Andy L from Annapolis, Maryland
If you are planning a wedding, make sure to look into the Hyatt Chesapeake. My new wife and I had our event on Saturday July, 19th, and it was absolutely perfect. Jordan in valet started us off with a fantastic welcome. He organized his guys into a pit crew which helped us with everything we needed, not just on the arrival but throughout the entire weekend. He was an ambassador of the resort. Every interaction we had with every staff member on the property was a pleasant one. The front desk staff was fantastic for us and all of our attendees, never having any trouble helping us with whatever we needed. But to drop a few names; Lynda our banquet captain was on top of everything for each of our rehearsal dinner, the reception and our Sunday brunch. Mark, the valet manager was our own personal chauffeur. Jason in recreation made sure everyone was having a good time by the pool. Frank at Dock's Bar kept the drinks flowing. Most of all, Kate Hopkins, our event manager put everything together so perfectly starting from when we met with her back in December. Our wedding and all of the events were as stress free as possible. The fact that my mother was relatively calm the whole time was the most shocking of all. Kate had it handled. Thanks to Harry as well for his assistance behind the scenes. The property is gorgeous, we have countless stunning photos. The food and amenities are wonderful, but the staff really made our day outstanding. Thank you!
Nice place but everything is really, really expensive
Jul 21, 2014 by: antdizzel from Rockville, Maryland
I stayed here for a couple nights with the wife and kid just to get away for a couple days. The grounds were absolutely beautiful and the room we stayed in was modern and pristine. Really, it was one of the best sleeps I ever had in a hotel. The pools were wonderful and lit-up beautifully at nighttime. We felt at peace just walking the grounds. It is a very tranquil and well-manicured place. However, I can't say I would stay again. Not only is the base room price already pretty high, there is a resort fee and everything there is really, really expensive. Just a couple small portions of food will set you back some $30-$40. I ended up just feeling gouged there. Also, I get that this place is trying to be classy; however, late at night it was impossible to find food there. Would it kill them to add a couple of snack vending machines? Again, really nice place but be prepared to spend A LOT of money there just for basic things.
Great location for the Eastern Shore attractions.
Jul 18, 2014 by: Janet C from Marshall, Virginia
The Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay is a very nice hotel located near many of the best Eastern Shore attractions. It is located in Cambridge, Md, a town on the rebound. The grounds of the hotel are beautiful and expansive which is great because the hotel is located along a road with many strip malls. None of the strip malls can be seen from the hotel......just beautiful scenery. This is a great hotel for families as they have several pools - one that shows movies at night. The restaurants are not all open at the same time which is a bit limiting. Did have great meals at the hotel.....breakfast buffet is great. This hotel does allow dogs so expect to see and hear them. Our floor had several which did bark on occasion.
Fantastic family friendly spot!
Jul 14, 2014 by: BRMCc3 from Alexandria, Virginia
Have stayed here a few times before, for business in winter. First time in season with pool open and kids activities going everywhere. It was fantastic. We were with another couple and their two boys - kids could play, swim, explore beach, look for critters, water slide, while we relaxed. Rented boat and cruised the river, swam. Can't wait to head back.
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