Hotel Review: Hyatt Deerfield

I’m trying to finish up a handful of hotel reviews for stays I had last year, and the Hyatt Deerfield is one of those.  Hyatt Deerfield is located in a suburb of Chicago about 20 minutes North of downtown and O’Hare airport.

I redeemed a Diamond upgrade award for this one-night stay.  That may seem to be a waste, but I had a business meeting and this gave me the conference room I needed to conduct the meeting with colleagues for free.  This was an older hotel but was in a fairly good state of repair.

The bedroom portion was slightly bigger than a standard room and made good use of the abnormal shape.  That appears   The TV was on a swivel so it could be watched from both the living area and bed area.  The desk was quite sizable and I was able to watch some sports while I did some work.

Hyatt Deerfield

Hyatt Deerfield

The bathroom was in a small alcove in between the living area and bed.  The sink was in a hallway outside a separate room that contained the toilet and shower.  One annoyance I sometimes find in older hotels is insufficient lighting in the shower/toilet area when it’s separated from the vanity.  They actually did a pretty good job here with some updated lighting, definitely better than some older properties I’ve seen recently.

Hyatt Deerfield

Hyatt Deerfield

 

The connecting room in the suite had another large living area, conference table and small kitchen area.  Definitely plenty of space for our small meeting.

Hyatt Deerfield

The Diamond breakfast benefit was presented in the main restaurant and I was able to order off the a la carte menu.  The hotel does not have a club lounge.  The fitness center was outfitted with relatively new equipment and there was a fairly standard pool alongside.

Hyatt Deerfield

Hyatt Deerfield

Hyatt Deerfield

The Hyatt Deerfield is a Category 2 hotel in the Hyatt Gold Passport program., which means 8,000 points per award night.  It’s an older property that’s keep in good shape and a decent use of points if you need to be in that specific geographic area.  However, you’ll want to double-check rates if you’re considering a weekend stay as it may be more cost-effective to take advantage of a cheap rate and save your points for another day.

2 Comments

  1. I live in the area and actually hosted a large event at the hotel about 24 years ago.
    The hotel is in fact about 20 minutes north of ORD in no traffic, the max would probably be 35 minutes.
    There are three routes to downtown Chicago and depending on the traffic there could be at least a 15 minute difference in time to get downtown. In no traffic figure 35 minutes . However, to downtown late Friday afternoon could be 2 hours. Time can go up dramatically if it is rush hour, raining , snowing or there is a basketball, hockey or baseball game or for no apparent good reason at all.

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