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With the increased sign-up bonus on the Chase Sapphire Preferred card, you can earn 50,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points. And you can transfer them to Hyatt for a beach getaway worth $1,000 or more at popular US beaches like those in California, Florida, and Hawaii!
And I’ll share a wonderful Hyatt on a beach that doesn’t immediately come to mind!
I’ll show you 5 hotels in the US near top beaches to experience with your Hyatt points.
Top Hyatt Hotels Series Index
- 5 Great European Hotels to Book With Hyatt Points
- 5 Top Hyatt Hotels in the US
- 5 Outstanding Hyatt Hotels in the Caribbean & Mexico
- 5 Luxurious Hyatt Hotels in Asia & Australia
- 5 Terrific Hyatt Hotels in Central & South America
- 5 of the Best US Beaches With Hyatt Hotels
Get More Hyatt Points!
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I’ve written about all the ways to earn Hyatt points.
That’s great because the Freedom has rotating 5X points categories in popular everyday spending categories like gas and groceries. And through December 31, 2015, you can earn up to 15,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points when shopping at Amazon!
Here’s my full review of the Chase Sapphire Preferred. It’s the #1 card I recommend for folks to new to our miles & points hobby.
The bonus of 50,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points is nearly enough for 3 nights at Hyatt’s top beach hotels (worth over $1,000)!
Another way to stay at these top Hyatt hotels is to use the free night certificates you’ll earn with the Chase Hyatt card.
5 Hyatt Hotels Near Top US Beaches for Award Stays
I like using Hotel Hustle to find hotels because it shows you how many points you’ll need for your specific travel dates, and if award nights are available!
Or you can use AwardMapper to help you find award nights.
I haven’t personally stayed at all these hotels, but they look like great deals! Let me know if you’ve stayed at any of them!
Note: The prices in these examples are based on travel in June 2016.
1. Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort and Spa
If surf and sand is your thing, you can’t beat the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort and Spa. Emily and I stayed here for a weekend getaway. This hotel has beachfront at 1 of the top surfing spots in the world, Surf City USA!
Rates here start at ~$396 or 20,000 Hyatt points per night.
You can get 2 award nights here with the Chase Sapphire Preferred bonus. But it’s possible to get three!
If you sign-up for the Chase Sapphire Preferred card, you’ll have at least 54,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points after completing the $4,000 minimum spending requirement.
And you can add an authorized user to earn 5,000 more Chase Ultimate Rewards points, for a total of 59,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points, which is most of the way toward 3 award nights on the beach. (Remember you also get 2X points spent on travel & dining.)
You could save ~$1,188 on your 3-night stay!
You don’t have to stick to the beach because there are pools with waterslides for the kids (or kids at heart)!
Folks on TripAdvisor give this hotel high marks for service and location.
And, you’ll be in Orange County, so it’s easy driving distance to local culture and cafes if you decide to strike out!
2. Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort and Spa
Watch amazing, colorful sunsets at the Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort and Spa on the Gulf of Mexico. It’s located near Tampa, on a strip of beach along the water.
Nights here cost ~$430, or 20,000 Hyatt points per night.
If you redeem your Chase Ultimate Rewards points for 2 nights here, you’ll save ~$860! And if you add an authorized user to earn 5,000 bonus points, and meet the minimum spending requirements, you’ll have most of the points needed for 3 nights here, worth ~$1,290!
This hotel is ideal for family vacations. That’s because you’ll be near Busch Gardens and the Clearwater Marine Aquarium for fun day trips. And there’s also a Camp Hyatt with day-long supervised activities for the little ones!
Check out all the great reviews on TripAdvisor!
3. Hyatt Centric South Beach Miami
For beach lovers who want to be near nightlife and shopping, the Hyatt Centric South Beach Miami is hard to top. This hotel has only been open since June 2015, and folks on TripAdvisor love how modern and cozy it is!
When I checked, rooms were ~$477 a night, or 25,000 Hyatt points.
Not only will you be steps away from the Atlantic Ocean, but you’ll be on Collins Avenue and near Lincoln Road for nightlife, culture, and people-watching!
4. Hyatt Key West Resort and Spa
If you want a romantic getaway, consider the Hyatt Key West Resort and Spa. It’s located near the southernmost point in the continental US on the Gulf of Mexico. Emily and I enjoyed our trip to Key West, and stayed at this hotel.
Rates are ~$590 or 25,000 Hyatt points per night. You can save a lot of money if you redeem your points for award nights here! Or you can use the free award night certificates you’ll earn by meeting the minimum spending requirement on the Chase Hyatt card.
Folks on TripAdvisor say great things about the staff and location of this hotel!
You can swim in the pool or head to the nearby beaches to swim in the warm Atlantic Ocean. Along the way, grab a tropical cocktail or a piece of Key Lime Pie to celebrate your vacation! 🙂
5. Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort
Nights at the Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort are ~$647 or 25,000 Hyatt points per night. So the 50,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points or 2 free night certificates (with the Chase Hyatt card) are worth almost $1,300 for 2 nights in Hawaii!
There are 4 swimming pools to enjoy and plenty of activities to keep the whole family busy, like canoeing, guided kayak tours, and surf lessons.
Considering temperatures here can be in the 80s year-round, some folks might consider this hotel for a winter warm-up. It’s also perfect for a romantic getaway or honeymoon!
Bonus Beach – Park Hyatt Chicago
Chicago probably isn’t a place you’d think of for a beach vacation. But the Windy City has 26 beaches along the shores of Lake Michigan and summer weather in Chicago is perfect for getting a tan. And, there is plenty of sand to stretch out!
The Park Hyatt Chicago is near popular Oak Street beach in Chicago’s upscale Gold Coast neighborhood and costs ~$553 or 25,000 Hyatt points per night.
Because Lake Michigan is a freshwater lake, there’s no salt, and the water is cool and refreshing. Friends of mine love to head to the beaches in Chicago, which is easy walking distance from some of the most popular neighborhoods in the city. I used to enjoy doing this too, when I lived in Chicago!
Folks on TripAdvisor have great things to say about the views, location, and service here.
Be sure to take advantage of everything Chicago has to offer! You’ll be on the Magnificent Mile, surrounded by shops, cafes, and museums. Grab a slice of deep-dish Chicago-style pizza!
If you want to stay longer, Chicago is a fantastic place to mix-and-match paid and award stays with Airbnb! Here are my tips on how to find a safe and comfortable Airbnb to rent.
There are lots of beautiful Hyatt hotels near top US beaches where you can get Big Travel with Small Money when you transfer your Chase Ultimate Rewards points to Hyatt. Or use the 2 free award night certificates after you meet the minimum spending on the Chase Hyatt card.
And consider the Park Hyatt Chicago and let Chicago’s beaches surprise you!
You can earn 50,000 Ultimate Rewards points after spending $4,000 on purchases within the 1st 3 months of opening a new Chase Sapphire Preferred card, which you can transfer to Hyatt to save $1,000+ on award nights!
Let me know if you’ve stayed at any of these hotels!