Hyatt Sweet Spot: Grand Hyatt Melbourne

We spent just one night at the lovely Grand Hyatt Melbourne hotel and I have nothing but great things to say. The hotel is gorgeous, located in the heart of Melbourne, and it is only a category 4 Hyatt. What more could you ask for?

I decided to book us a night here because it was a super short walk to the Australian Open and I was going to be going to a match that night. The hotel costs only 15,000 Hyatt points (to book using points). This presented an absurd value given how much the Australian Open had inflated the cash price for the room.

Yikes! That’s a lot of money. Points to the rescue!

The Room

The room was pretty basic and I don’t have much to say. It wasn’t that big, but it was still really nice. The bed was comfortable and the room also had a nice couch for lounging. The table next to the couch opened up and had a bunch of ports for charging, which was cool.

Grand Hyatt Melbourne Room

The bathroom felt really luxurious with marble and glass finishes. There was a separate shower and bathtub.

Grand Hyatt Melbourne Bathroom

The Smell

I normally don’t comment on the hotel smell during a review. It’s not something I really ever think of (I also have an awful sense on smell). The sweet, fresh smell that wafted through this hotel’s lobby and hallways was out-of-this-world good. Seriously, I couldn’t get enough of it.

The Gym

We actually made it to the gym on this visit. The hotel features a full fledged gym that people in Melbourne can actually buy memberships for. The gym is free for all guests in the hotel to use. And it was amazing. It had a ton of free weights, machines, and treadmills. There was nothing at previous gyms back home that this gym didn’t have. You don’t usually get that in a hotel gym.

Grand Hyatt Melbourne Gym


This hotel checks all of the right boxes when you are looking for a hotel on points in the city. It’s super nice and has all of the amenities that you would need. It has a supreme location and really couldn’t get any better. It doesn’t cost a ton of points in a city that is pretty expensive.

This hotel only costs 15,000 Hyatt points a night. You can get these points by transferring Chase Ultimate Rewards points into your Hyatt account. Another great option to book this hotel is if you have the Chase Hyatt credit card. That credit card awards a free night every year at a category 1-4 hotel every year. This would be an superb use of that certificate (another great use is the Hyatt Regency Hong Kong). Use points or a free night certificate; you can’t go wrong either way with this hotel. 

Let me know if you know of any other sweet spots in the Hyatt award program!

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