Probably the most complete resort campus near Disney, the stepped tower packs every conceivable amenity into a lush 1,500-acre campus located practically within Walt Disney World. There’s 45 holes of golf, an unforgettable waterfall-and-cavern-studded lagoon pool system (it’s the best pool of any Orlando resort, and it recently added two new water slides during a property-wide reinvestment), lush trails wrapping around a private pond, Lake Windsong, horses, and top-floor views of the fireworks at Epcot and the Magic Kingdom, even from the windows in the corridors. Resort fees are annoying, and this one’s $25, but with so many extras (kayaks, paddleboats, mini-golf) this is a rare case where you can actually see where it’s going. Contrary to its decidedly '80s atrium construction (and a snippy parrot, Merlot, who was allowed to remain in the lobby long after the previous tropical decor was retired), rooms—maximum guests: 4; 360 square feet—have an almost Asian sleekness with rain showers, chaise lounges, and adapter panels to play multimedia on the 37-inch HDTV. The spa, Marilyn Monroe, doesn’t take itself too seriously—it also does haircuts for men—and the signature restaurant, Hemingways, is in its own romantic courtyard pavilion and specializes in Florida ingredients. I’ve seen $85 Priceline bids accepted—such a steal.
Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress Resort
1 Grand Cypress Blvd., Lake Buena Vista
Our Rating Neighborhood Lake Buena Vista Phone 800/233-1234 or 407/239-1234 Prices $139–$369 king or double queen, plus $25 daily resort fee. Valet parking $25, self-parking $17 Amenities Pool, babysitting, kids’ club, business center, spa, gift shop, babysitting, 2 year-round restaurants, 3 cocktail bars, coffee bar, game room, tennis courts, golf course, biking, trails, rock climbing wall, 24-hr. fitness center, salon, beach, free park shuttles, included Wi-Fi Units 815 units Web site Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress ResortBook a Room Now
Map1 Grand Cypress Blvd., Lake Buena Vista Orlando
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