During the President's Day break from school my family and I stayed at the Hyatt Regency in Baltimore. The Hyatt is in a wonderful location for anyone visiting the Inner Harbor area in Baltimore. The hotel faces the harbor so you are close to all the action and have a spectacular view. You are also in walking distance to the Baltimore Ravens football stadium and the Baltimore Orioles baseball stadium.
Many hotel chains these days say that they have the best and friendliest staff. The Hyatt Regency Baltimore delivers on that promise. Every staff member we passed all through the hotel no matter what their job was said hello and asked us how they could assist us. They truly seemed eager, almost happy for us to make a request so they could help us with something/anything. It made us feel at home and appreciated as a customer.
The rooms at the Hyatt are spacious enough for a family of 4. I loved that the windows are floor to ceiling and you could have amazing views of the harbor. Each room has a mini refrigerator which is perfect for drinks or small snacks when your family is relaxing in the room. The beds were very comfortable. I also liked that they had a noise machine in each room to block out your typical hotel sounds. I think this is great for families because children sometimes have a hard time falling asleep in hotels.
Restaurant Bistro 300
Not everyone is a fan of eating at hotel restaurants, but you definitely need to check out Bistro 300. They just recently opened up in this totally renovated space. We ate breakfast and dinner and both times our meals were delicious.
Hyatt has a philosophy of making sure that the food they serve is as fresh and flavorful as it can be. My kids loved the choices on the new children's menu. Plenty of healthy choices like whole wheat spaghetti and turkey meatballs, salad k-bob, sunbutter, jelly and banana sandwich.
My kids choose the steak with mashed potatoes and asparagus. They gobbled up their meals, without me encouraging them to take a few more bites. My 10 year old who is extremely a picky eater actually ate the asparagus and she usually doesn't eat it at home. She also commented that the mashed potatoes were much better than moms. My 7 year old who is a big fan of mashed potatoes said that she could tell that they were homemade and not from a box. My husband and I ordered the cream of crab soup that had large chunks of crab in it and the Harbor salad (similar to a greek salad) both were a great way to start off our meal. For our meals we got the Sweet Corn Cioppino and the Dry Aged New York Strip.
Since the kids did such a great job eating their dinner we decided to do desert. The kids loved the home made twinkies, (they never heard of twinkies before). My favorite was the black forest trifle with pop rocks, the pop rocks had all of us cracking up at our table because they were so much fun the eat. We had never tried Moorenko's ice cream before and we enjoyed all the different flavors like bread pudding ice cream, chile pepper ice cream, and cinnamon ice cream.
We left our meal very stuffed from all the delicious food we tried. The staff at the restaurant was also extremely nice at explaining the menu to us and suggesting food choices.
We went back to Bistro 300 for breakfast in the morning we were checking out. They offer a breakfast buffet with fresh fruit, eggs, bacon, fresh muffins and much more. They also have a menu with plenty of selections for a yummy breakfast. The kids can do the buffet or they can order from the kids menu and get cinnamon pancakes, breakfast smoothie, fruit and yogurt, top your own taco and cereal.
The Hyatt Regency in Baltimore is a great location for a family getaway this summer or during a school break. In the summer they do have a roof top pool with sun deck. The hotel also offers a walkway to the Inner Harbor area, which makes it much safer to get there. The staff goes out of their way to make your stay enjoyable and relaxing.
For more information: http://baltimore.hyatt.com/hyatt/hotels-baltimore/