Pre- or Post-Cruise Day Use Room Orlando Airport: Hyatt Regency Orlando International Airport

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Heading home after our Disney Cruise…

It was a crazy, wonderful, busy, energizing, fantastic week at Walt Disney World, and on our Disney Cruise on board the Disney Fantasy. But all good things must come to an end. And when it came time to get off the ship after breakfast and head to the airport, I realized we’d have some time to kill before our flight.

Like 10 hours. TEN.

I couldn’t fathom heading back to the parks or shopping or anything other than just completely relaxing on our last day. So, I made one of the best pre-trip decisions I’ve ever made. I got us a day room at the Orlando Airport Hotel… The Hyatt Regency Orlando International Airport.

Booking your Post-Cruise Day Use Room Orlando Airport…

The Orlando Airport Hyatt is actually located right inside Orlando International Airport. The entrance to the hotel is located in the main area that connects MCO’s Terminals A and B. The elevator takes you right to the lobby, where you can check in and then check out. But not literally!

Day-use customers have full access to all of the hotel’s amenities and services including the fitness center, an amazing pool area overlooking the runway with a heated outdoor pool, baggage delivery, and pick up service to and from your departing or arriving gate, plus award winning restaurants, a full service business centre, concierge, and more.

Day-use rooms are available from 10am to 6pm daily and are booked directly with the hotel by calling (407) 825-1234.

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Hyatt Regency Orlando International Airport Double Room

Hyatt Regency Orlando International Airport – The Room

The room seemed huge compared to our compact stateroom on-board the Disney Fantasy. We appreciated the space to get ourselves re-organized for our stay there, as well as for our flight home. After a snack, we changed into our suits, and headed for the wonderful roof-top pool. Pool towels are provided, and the fountains and trees seemed to block out most of the aircraft noise… Although we all enjoyed watching the planes come in. 

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Rooftop Deck at the Hyatt Regency Orlando International Airport

The couple of hours we spent playing in the water and lazing in the sun were a great way to wind down after our wonderful-but-busy week. The mid-day sun was quite strong, but there are plenty of umbrellas by the pool chaises for your much-needed doses of shade.

Too soon it was back to our room for showers and food before it was time to catch our flight. The elevator goes straight into the terminal lobby. There are a wide range of fast food options and a Starbucks (blessedly!) A warm shower and the cool air conditioning sent Bub straight to dreamland, so we all relaxed and enjoyed our last few hours of vacation.

We took our time re-packing and getting organized, because we could.

When we headed to the ticket counter, I marveled at how refreshed and recharged I felt. And I made the mistake of commenting out loud that it was the most relaxing prep-for-the-flight home I’d ever experienced.

Clearly I jinxed us, as our flight home was delayed for over four hours. Usually we have good luck and no issues when we fly Air Canada, but not this time.

I was grateful we did end up getting home (much later) that night. But I still found myself pining for our room at the Hyatt!

Is a Pre- or Post-Cruise Day Use Room Worth It?

If you have a long layover, or a late-afternoon cruise or departing flight, a day use room at the airport is an affordable luxury that’s totally worth it. A day use room Orlando airport is usually less than $200.

My cousin and his family stayed at the Hyatt Orlando Airport last year when they had a late arrival before their Disney Cruise the next morning, and agreed that it was a great way to start their trip as well.

Another option for this is to spend the night near Port Canaveral. There are a number of pre-cruise room options there as well.

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Post-Cruise and Pre-Flight Bliss…

Day use rooms at the Hyatt Regency Orlando Airport Hotel are available from 10am to 6pm daily and are booked directly with the hotel by calling (407) 825-1234.

The Hyatt Regency Orlando Airport hosted my family’s stay, but no other compensation was received for this review. All opinions expressed here are strictly my own.

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5 Responses to Pre- or Post-Cruise Day Use Room Orlando Airport: Hyatt Regency Orlando International Airport

  1. Martha at #

    Same here, we had our vacation and a delay happened so we don’t have a choice, we stayed at the hotel before the flight come. We are so happy that we had our stay because their services are great. Rooms are clean and huge enough. There’s no need to worry since food chains are everywhere and it feels so good that we prepared before the flight.

  2. Jorge Ramirez at #


    I have a question

    The complimentary Magical Express transportation offered by Walt Disney World and Disney Cruise Lines was free to the airport??

    Thank you

    • Corinne at #

      Hi Jorge! Magical Express is free for guests of Disney resorts from the airport to the hotel and back. To the cruise port and back there is a fee. If I recall correctly I seemed pricey, so you might be better off getting a taxi or Uber.

  3. Ryan at #

    Hello –

    Thanks for the info, it is much appreciated. But the problem is, this being the internet and all, I have no idea when you wrote this article and if it’s still valid information. Could you post the date of this article? And purely a suggestion, but maybe you could date your articles in the future so we know how relevant the information might be. Thanks, and take it easy!

    • Corinne at #

      Hi Ryan!
      Thanks for your comment. Our stay was a while back but I am very careful to make sure that all information is up-to-date. But please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions!

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