Hyatt Category 4 Free Night (Hotels List) [2019]

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One of my favorite credit card perks that I’ve used over and over again is the Hyatt free night certificate. It’s pretty easy to get your hands on free night certificates for Hyatt properties with the World of Hyatt Card and all of the other free night promotions offered by Hyatt.

But what are the best ways to use these free night awards?

This comprehensive article will show you all of the possibilities for using your free night awards for Hyatt category 4 hotels. I’ll also highlight the value and some of the strong points that make some of these properties worth visiting.


Free nights with the World of Hyatt Card

The World of Hyatt Card is one of the best hotel credit cards available since it comes with a great sign-up bonus, strong bonus category earning, and the opportunity for free nights. It’s also one of the best hotel cards for climbing your way up the elite status tiers for Hyatt. You can read our full detailed review here. 

  • Bonus earning: 
    • 4X spent with your card at Hyatt hotels, including participating restaurants and spas
    • 2X on local transit and commuting, including taxis, mass transit, tolls and ride-share services
    • 2X at restaurants, cafes and coffee shops
    • 2X on airline tickets purchased directly from the airline
    • 2X spent on fitness club and gym memberships
  • Free nights: 
    • Receive one free night at any Category 1-4 Hyatt hotel or resort every year after your cardmember anniversary
    • Earn an extra free night at any Category 1-4 Hyatt hotel or resort if you spend $15,000 during your cardmember anniversary year
  • Elite status:
    • Comes with Hyatt Discoverist status
    • Receive 5 qualifying night credits toward your next tier status every year
    • Earn 2 additional qualifying night credits toward your next tier status every time you spend $5,000 on your card
  • $95 Annual Fee 

As you can see, you will be granted one free night each year automatically and have the opportunity to earn an additional free night when you spend $15,000.

The free night awards are for categories 1 through 4, so this article is going to look at different ways that you can use your free night award at category 4 hotels since many people will want to maximize the free night at the top category. 


Free night awards

You can also earn free night awards just by staying at Hyatt properties. Here are the different ways that you can earn free nights. 

Actions NeededRewards
Stay at 5 different Hyatt brands and pay an eligible rate starting March 1, 2017Free night award in a Category 1-4 Hyatt hotel or resort (valid for one year from issuance)
Stay 30 qualifying nights or earn 50,000 Base Points in a calendar yearFree night award in a Category 1-4 Hyatt hotel or resort 
Stay 60 qualifying nights or earn 100,000 Base Points in a calendar yearFree night award in a Category 1-7 Hyatt hotel or resort 
Stay 70, 80, 90 and 100 qualifying nights in a calendar yearChoose to receive 10,000 Bonus Points or a suite upgrade award

Note that all of the free nights are for free nights in the category 1-4 range except for the free night earned after staying 60 qualifying nights. That free anniversary night allows redemptions for properties up to a category seven. If you would like to see the best category seven Hyatt properties, then be sure to check out our article here


Hyatt award chart

Below is the Hyatt award chart, which shows the price for awards at each of the different categories. The free night certificates are used to claim standard rooms, though you can always get upgraded if you have status with Hyatt.

Here is a look at the Hyatt award chart:

 
Hotel categoryStandard room points per nightRegency/Grand Club points per nightStandard suite points per nightPremium suite points per night
15,0007,0008,00010,000
28,00012,00013,00016,000
312,00017,00020,00024,000
415,00021,00024,00030,000
520,00027,00032,00040,000
625,00033,00040,00050,000
730,00039,00048,00060,000
840,000N/AN/AN/A

When to use your Hyatt free nights

Since you can use your free night awards for properties in categories one through four, you obviously want to stay at category 4 properties as much as possible. It won’t always be possible to do, but if you can go with a category 4 hotel, that’s often where you’re going to maximize your value.

Once you are focused on category 4 properties, then you want to look at the price of a one night stay to see which hotels offer you the best value.

We know that category 4 hotels require 15,000 Hyatt points so if you value Hyatt points at 1.5 cents per point, then you’d want to shoot for around $225 in value per night to maximize your rewards.

That doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t use your free night reward for nights that cost less than $225. Once you factor in things like property reviews, location, special features, etc., you might feel it’s worth it to use your free night on a property that doesn’t offer the maximum value and that’s fine.

But I do suggest that you try to get a baseline value for your free night so you at least know the value potential of that perk.

Below is a list of 139 category 4 Hyatt propertiesnote that this list is always subject to change and may not be 100% updated at all times. You can also search for properties here. 

United States

Arizona

California

The rooms at the Hyatt Centric Fisherman’s Wharf San Francisco can go for around $200 so there’s some decent value there if you’re visiting San Francisco. The Hyatt Centric Santa Barbara, located in a beautiful area of Santa Barbara, offers even better value with rooms ranging from $200 to $400. Also, if you’re in the San Diego area, the Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine is another good option with rooms going for over $250 per night.

Colorado

D.C.

The Grand Hyatt Washington is a great property for touring the DC area with a great location within mere blocks of many of the major DC attractions.

Florida

The Confidante Miami Beach offers great value potential with rooms that can approach near $300.  It’s a former category 6 hotel, but with its demotion, this art deco hotel is now one of the most valuable category 4 redemptions for Hyatt.

Georgia

The Andaz Savannah isn’t a crazy expensive hotel, but with room rates usually over $200, you couldn’t go wrong if you end up in Savannah using your free night award and want to stay at the highly-rated Andaz.

Hawaii

Illinois

If you’re ever visiting Chicago consider the Thompson Chicago. Room rates are close to $300 and the boutique hotel feel really makes it a great hotel to stay at compared to other properties. 

Indiana 

Kentucky

Louisiana

The Hyatt Centric French Quarter New Orleans offers great value along with a great location in the French Quarter.

Maine

Maryland

Massachusetts

With rooms going over $300, the Hyatt Regency Boston Harbor is a great place to redeem your points with a great location in the heart of Boston.

 

Minnesota

Nevada

The Las Vegas hotels don’t offer the best value as they offer some very low prices throughout the year.

New Jersey

New York

The Gild Hall is similar to the Thompson Chicago where it’s less like a cookie-cutter hotel and more like a boutique hotel. Plus, the prices are over $300 making it a great redemption.

Oregon

Pennsylvania

South Carolina

Tennessee

Texas

They Hyatt Regency Austin is a great place to cash in on value with your free night award. Rooms can go for over $400 per night, so this is often a great deal.

Utah

Virginia

Washington


Canada

Ontario


Caribbean & Latin America

Chile

Mexico

Puerto Rico


Europe

Estonia

Finland

France

Rooms for the Hyatt Regency Paris Étoile go for over $200 so this is another hotel that offers some decent value. It is about a 10 to 15 minute walk from the famous Arc de Triomphe and located by the Neuilly Porte Maillot station.

Germany

Italy

The Hyatt Centric Milan Centrale Is located just outside of the main train station in Milan. It is about 15 minutes away from the Duomo via a taxi ride but this could be a great location if you will be coming in or leaving via the train station. Rooms can go for around $220 per night so this offers pretty good value. 

Portugal

Serbia

Spain

Turkey

The Park Hyatt Istanbul can regularly cost over $200 a night. Plus, the location is one of the best for Istanbul with a quality breakfast buffet carrying the Park Hyatt name.

Ukraine

United Kingdom


Africa

Kenya

Tanzania

Zanzibar is a beautiful city with beaches that are surprisingly very beautiful. The Park Hyatt Zanzibar is a category 4 and easily over $300 a night makes it a great property for using points. 


Middle East

Kuwait

Oman

Qatar

Saudi Arabia

United Arab Emirates

Rooms at the Grand Hyatt Dubai can go for around $300 per night so this hotel offer some really great value. The hotel is located near the airport and is about 15 minutes outside of the downtown Dubai area. 


Asia

China

Anyone that knows me knows I love Alila. I fell in love with Alila before they got bought out by Hyatt and since Alila joined World of Hyatt, it is great to stay at an Alila hotel.

The Alila Yangshuo is not only in the beautiful mountainous region of Guilin and Yangshuo, but also priced around $240 night making it a great redemption if you prefer a more adventurous region than a city. 

Hong Kong

India

Indonesia

Japan

Malaysia

South Korea

Taiwan

The Grand Hyatt Taipei Is a great use of your free night since the property can go for around $250 per night. It also has a fantastic location, located right next to the famous Taipei 101 Tower. 

Thailand

Vietnam


Australia & Pacific

Australia

Melbourne is such a unique city and staying at the Grand Hyatt Melbourne is a terrific way to experience the city since you’re right in the heart of the city.

New Zealand


Final word 

As you can see, there are a lot of options for using your Hyatt free night awards for category 4 properties. I recommend coming up with a baseline number for the value of your free night certificates but try not to get to stuck on that figure since other factors also come into play when using free night awards.

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