I put together a list of the cash rate for each Hyatt hotel (and partners) to find the Hyatt hotels’ best points to cash value, the most expensive Hyatt hotels, best category 4 Hyatts (for the free night) and the average points rate.
This ended up being especially valuable to me since I was unfamiliar with many of the SLH hotels Hyatt added for booking, as now I can see the rates and values for every hotel.
The process was to find the lowest best flexible rate for each hotel. Then to get the value I just took the cash rate and divided it by the points rate to get the cents per point value.
Best Value Hotels With Hyatt Points
Average Hyatt Redemption Value: 1.27 cents per point.
While the average hotel redemption value is 1.27 cents, I wanted to start with a list of the highest redemption values.
Oddly enough, this points to cash method of “value” that people love actually favors low category hotels. So I’m not recommending you vacation at airport hotels in Dallas, perhaps the most expensive hotels lists would be more interesting.
This list is purely “value” of lowest cash rate to points price.
The winner: Párisi Udvar Hotel Budapest
This is a hotel rarely under $400 a night and it’s only 8,000 points!
This is the first hotel I mentioned on my post on using Hyatt points for SLH hotels, so this may not be news to readers, but it’s nearly double the value of most hotels.
Most Expensive Hyatt Hotels (including SLH)
This really favors four most popular Park Hyatt hotels:
- Park Hyatt Paris-Vendome
- Park Hyatt New York
- Park Hyatt Sydney
- Park Hyatt Milan
But there are a number of other stand out hotels, like the Viceroy Bali (shown below), Sailrock in Turks and Caicos, and The Liming Bequia in St. Vincent & Grenadines.
Most Expensive Peak Season Hotels (/w Hyatt Points):
- Santorini Secret Suites & Spa – often over $900
- Eight Hotel Portofino – often over $800
- Carpe Diem Santorini – often over $600
- Boheme Hotel Mykonos – often over $600
- Eagles Villas Halkidiki, Greece – often over $600
- Muse Hotel Saint Tropez, France – often over $500
Mediterranean-heavy, these hotels have “cheapest” rates that are much lower than their average rates, so I wanted to give them their own dedicated shout out.
Unfortunately, they’re all 40,000 points, and some don’t have great award availability… But if you’re looking for a $900 a night resort in Santorini, Hyatt now has you covered!
Most Expensive Hyatt Category 4 Hotels
The stand-outs to me are:
- Park Hyatt Zanzibar
- Park Hyatt Istanbul – Macka Palas
- Hyatt Regency Kyiv
- Park Hyatt Saigon
- Hyatt Regency Seragaki Island Okinawa – often over $500 a night.
- Grand Hyatt Washington – this hotel has some crazy expensive peak rates
Believe it or not, SLH didn’t help Hyatt’s value one way or the other. It did add a lot of high end hotels, however, many of those hotels are 40,000 points a night.
And now that every top end hotel is 40,000 points, the Park Hyatt Vendome is a better deal than ever at 30,000 points (and ofter over $800 a night). Same with the Park Hyatt New York, Milan, and Sydney.
Also, there are actually a lot of great category 1 hotels for 5,000 points: Hyatt Regency Mumbai, Hyatt Regency Ekaterinburg, Hyatt Regency Kathmandu, and Hyatt Regency Dushanbe are great examples.
However, the thing that’s apparent is that the hotel in Budapest is too good to last. It’s value is way above the others.