The highlights of the Hyatt Regency San Francisco are its Guinness world record-setting lobby, the largest in the world, and its club lounge which is the hotel’s former revolving top floor restaurant.
Less appealing, perhaps, are the new 185 square foot rooms that the hotel has constructed out of hallway space on the east end of each guest room floor.
Just how precious is square footage in San Francisco these days? The Hyatt Regency converted hallway space into 15 rooms … but at least they have great views. @RolandLiSF on the trend of tiny hotel rooms: https://t.co/x20JvaK3cZ
— San Francisco Chronicle (@sfchronicle) December 26, 2019
Forty percent smaller than the average guest room at the hotel, these new tiny spaces at least feature views of the bay. And as if to try to convince guests they’re in a special place, rather than a converted hallway, these rooms feature selfie sticks and binoculars.
Of course there are no dressers – instead drawers are under the bed and “luggage benches..double as seats.” The new room type is ‘1 King Water View’.
This hotel has been playing games with its inventory for years. You don’t need to worry about being assigned one of these 185 square foot rooms on an award stay because good luck booking an award stay here in the first place.
The base room type is 1 King or 2 Double Beds (no view specified). However just because that room type is for sale, doesn’t mean an award is available even though that’s a standard room. The hotel simply doesn’t publish the ‘standard rate’ for the room type when it doesn’t want to let members stay on points. (A room category lower than the new 185 square foot hallway is deemed too good for World of Hyatt members.)