Hyatt Regency Miami

In Downtown Miami, low, Asian-style furnishings and a profusion of orchids help to calm the bustling lobby of this 26-year-old hotel, near the city's cruise ship docks.

By Jane Wooldridge, Monday, May 4, 2009, 2:53 PM

Hyatt Regency Miami

About this Hotel

Price From $109

'Hood Downtown Miami, which recently transitioned from a dead-after-business-hours district to a lively neighborhood with sky lounges atop glassy towers, luxury hotels like the Four Seasons, and posh restaurants such as P.F. Chang's.

The Vibe Low, Asian-style furnishings and a profusion of orchids are a calming influence in the busy lobby of this 26-year-old hotel, conveniently located near the city's main cruise ship terminal.

Rooms The 612 rooms, renovated in 2008, have upgraded amenities that aim to please corporate road warriors, such as granite tabletops and iPod-friendly stereos.

Plus Accessible by covered walkway, the free Metromover rail shuttle takes you to the restaurants on Brickell Avenue, the shops at the Bayside Marketplace, and the shows at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami/Dade County.

Minus When a convention is being hosted in the on-site facilities, this hotel is loud and a little uptight. Also: The property is not near the beach, and the pool is small.

Free Wi-Fi? No; a charge of $10 covers 24 hours.

Credit Cards Accepted AmEx, MC, Visa.

Details Doubles from $109.