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10 of the Best Hyatt Category 4 Hotels For Your Free Anniversary Night Certificate

by on Fri February 17, 2017 • 9 Comments


Below is a curated list of what we think are the best Category 4 Hyatt hotels. If you want a directory of *all* Category 4 hotels, click here.

If you have The Hyatt Credit Card from Chase, every year on your cardmember anniversary you will receive a free night certificate that is valid at Category 1 – 4 Hyatt properties.

Hyatt has 7 categories of hotels, so the certificate won’t let you get free nights at some of the very best Hyatt hotels, but there are many in the range of the certificate that can offer you great value for a free night.

We have gone through Hyatt’s Category 4 properties and determined some of the best hotels in the U.S. (big cities and for vacations), Asia, Caribbean/Mexico/Central America, Europe, and South America for you to use your certificate at. Of course, there are plenty of other good properties that the certificate is valid at so make sure you check other Category 4 hotels. Or, even check Category 1 – 3 for good deals like the Grand Hyatt in Denver. 

These Category 4 hotels can also be booked for 15,000 Hyatt points per night or 7,500 Hyatt points + $100.

Here are ten of the best Hyatt Category 4 hotels to use your free night certificate:


Big cities

Hyatt Centric Fisherman’s Wharf San Francisco


San Francisco is well worth a visit but notoriously expensive for locals and visitors alike. While the Hyatt Centric won’t be the fanciest hotel on the block, it’s a nice hotel with solid ratings and close by many things you might want to visit. The Hyatt Centric is only a five minute walk from the shops and restaurants at Fisherman’s Wharf and only three blocks from Ghirardelli Square. This hotel commonly costs between $250 and $500 per night if you were to pay for a night with cash.

Grand Hyatt Washington


The Grand Hyatt Washington offers a great location in Washington D.C. to get your exploration on. The hotel is located about an 11 minute walk from the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History and there are many other Smithsonian museums within that walking distance as well. An added bonus – Smithsonian museums don’t charge an entrance fee which will help keep your weekend even cheaper! It isn’t uncommon for this hotel to cost more than $500 per night.


Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa


If the beach and warm weather is more your style, you can’t go wrong with a stay at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa. This hotel is located in beautiful Bonita Springs, Florida and is well-loved by guests as evidenced by the hotel’s 4.5/5 rating. Keep in mind, this hotel does charge a $30 per night resort fee, which you will still need to pay if you redeem a free night here. Even so, that is amazingly cheap compared with the hotel’s cash rates! Cash rates are typically between $350 and $450 per night.

Hyatt Place Park City


If you would rather hit the slopes than the beach, the Hyatt Place Park City might be the hotel for you. While it’s not as fancy as many others on this list, it puts you within four miles of Park City Mountain Resort so you can roll out of bed, eat breakfast (which is free for all guests!), and be on the mountain in 30 minutes or less! This hotel is also all (junior size) suites, which makes it a great family hotel. If you want to stay a few extra nights, don’t worry because cash rates won’t bankrupt you here. Nightly rates tend to be between $150 and $250 during the winter months.


Park Hyatt Goa Resort & Spa


The Park Hyatt Goa Resort & Spa is an amazing property. It is located on 45 acres with gardens and lagoons and overlooks the beautiful Arabian Sea. You can be at the beach just by taking a four minute walk and there are five restaurants on-site. Historic Goa is a short taxi ride away. While this hotel has the Park Hyatt name, it doesn’t have the typical Park Hyatt price. Nightly rates range from $150 to $300.

Park Hyatt Siem Reap


The Park Hyatt Siem Reap is another opportunity in Asia to get a taste of luxury for free with your certificate and with reasonable prices for additional nights. The hotel is located only 8km from the majestic Angkor Wat temple and 5km from the Siem Reap War Museum, both of which are well worth seeing. There is a restaurant on-site as well as both indoor and outdoor pools which will make for a great way to escape the afternoon heat. Nightly rates typically range between $220 and $300 here.

Caribbean/Mexico/Central America

Andaz Peninsula Papagayo Resort


Costa Rica makes for a great long weekend escape destination from the U.S. because you don’t have to worry about changing too many time zones. And what better way is there to relax than with a stay at the beautiful Andaz Peninsula Papagayo Resort? This hotel has gorgeous water on one side and a forest on the other with cute cottages. Nightly rates range from around $300 to $500.


Hyatt Regency Paris Etoile


The Hyatt Regency Paris Etoile makes a great base for exploring Paris. The hotel is located only a five minute walk from the Porte Maillot metro station meaning that you are will connected to the entire city. There is also an on-site restaurant. Finding availability here can be tough because the hotel often gets booked out months in advance (even at cash rates), but when there are rooms available they typically cost between 150 and 300 Euro per night.

Grand Hyatt Berlin


Berlin is an amazing city that would be easy to spend an entire week in. The Grand Hyatt is a five star hotel located within walking distance of Berliner Philharmonie the Mendelssohn-Bartholdy-Park U-Bahn station and just over a kilometer away from the 18th-century Brandenburg Gate. This hotel usually costs between 200 and 250 Euro per night when standard rooms are available.

South America

Grand Hyatt Rio de Janeiro


The Grand Hyatt Rio is located a ways out from the main touristic areas of Rio de Janeiro which is perfect if you want to relax a little bit. The hotel is opposite the Parque Natural Municipal de Marapendi and 3 km away from Barra da Tijuca where there are plenty of shops and restaurants. Cash rates at this hotel typically are between $200 and $250 per night.

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9 thoughts on 10 of the Best Hyatt Category 4 Hotels For Your Free Anniversary Night Certificate

  1. Robin Kaplan

    Although I am looking for another place to use my free award and reviewing the best options, last year my husband and I (we each had a free award) stayed at the Andaz in Savannah, GA and loved it!

    Querky layout of the rooms, but very nice, in a great location and service was wonderful. Love the Andaz amenity of a complimentary welcome drink, stocked fridge with non-alcoholic beverages and snacks in room. Savannah is a very walkable and lovely city perfect for a weekend getaway. Highly recommend for free award. Believe it is a category 4.

  2. Chuck

    If I wanted to stay at Hyatt residences on siesta key beach, is that’s considered a cat 4 hotel and the points would be 15000 per nite?


      @Chuck: The Hyatt Residence Club Sarasota, Siesta Key Beach is a category 7 hotel, and costs 30,000 World of Hyatt points per night. When we searched, we had trouble finding award availability – but your experience may vary.

  3. RichBoston

    The Grand Hyatt Shanghai, listed as only a category 3 hotel is a steal. Amazing high floor views and walking distance and short cab rides to most anything you would want to see or do in Shanghai. Shanghai is an amazing city and worth a side trip if you are anywhere in Asia,

    1. Ross

      Grand Hyatt Shanghai is a Category 4, not 3. That said, yes, it’s a great value for the annual free night. The views are amazing… which is not surprising given that the hotel *starts* on the 58th floor. And, yeah, location is great and rooms are nice. I very much enjoyed using my annual night there last summer.

  4. Hugh

    There three good ones on Boston:

    Hyatt Regency Boston (Downtown)
    Hyatt Regency Boston Harbor (Next to airport but the other side (and restaurant) has a great view of skyline across the harbor)
    Hyatt Regency Cambridge (also has a view of skyline across the Charles river)


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