At check-in we were informed that although we booked a standard King Bedroom, we had been upgraded to a Sea View Suite. I suspect this was due to my Globalist status, unless they just happened to be upgrading everyone (unlikely based on discussions with a couple of other guests at the property). As I mentioned earlier, I already tried using a Suite Upgrade Award on this stay but was unable to because of how I booked the room.
Our room was 614, located in building #6. Each building has 3 floors, and it seems the top floors of each building are specialty suites with plunge pools and the best ocean views. When you’re driving on the main golf cart road, you are effectively on the second level of each building. Getting to the other levels requires you to take a staircase up or down. This could be inconvenient for some people since I didn’t notice any elevators.
- Park Hyatt St. Kitts – Initial Review and First Impressions
- Introduction: Park Hyatt St. Kitts
- Review: Park Hyatt St. Kitts Transportation & Check-in
- Review: Park Hyatt St. Kitts Sea View Suite
- Review: Park Hyatt St. Kitts Park Executive Suite
- Review: Park Hyatt St. Kitts Gym, Pools, Beach, & Restaurants
- Review: Park Hyatt St. Kitts Miraval Life in Balance Spa
- Park Hyatt St. Kitts Final Thoughts
Park Hyatt St. Kitts Sea View Suite – Living Room
We arrived at our building just as our luggage also arrived in a separate golf cart. As soon as you walk into the room and look into the living room, your attention is immediately drawn to the spectacular view through the wall of sliding glass doors that run from the living room through the bedroom. I’ll save the pictures of the view until the end of the post.
The living room featured a large sofa with a chaise facing a 42” TV with a round coffee table in between, a separate chair and side table, and another round dining table with two chairs. There was also a decorative barrel-shaped table adjacent to the sofa on which the TV remote was sitting. The floors were wood-style with a rug, and there was a large, modern-design ceiling fan.
This room seemed more like a Junior Suite than a full suite because there were doorways on either side of the TV wall to get to the bedroom. There were sliding doors that closed off the area, but we didn’t even bother closing them at all.
Park Hyatt St. Kitts Sea View Suite – Bedroom
The bedroom itself isn’t very big – it’s just big enough for the bed and nightstands. Still, the simple design was nice enough for a property in which you expect to spend most of your time outside the room. The bedroom also featured a 42” TV and great views.
The nightstands were simple desks with no drawers or additional storage. On one side there was an analog clock, TV Remote, writing pad and pen, and phone. The best part is that both sides of the bed came equipped with light switches and outlets like the one pictured below. They included a single US-style outlet and two 2.1 Amp USB outlets in addition to lighting controls. I love it when hotels include plenty of outlets for our power-hungry needs!
Above the two nightstands were light fixtures attached to the walls. Both my wife and I hit our heads on them at one point as we bent over to access the outlet because they’re kind of an awkward height. Once we learned to be mindful of them it wasn’t an issue.
Of course there was still a view of the water through the glass doors. There was also a sheer shade and black out curtains that spanned the entire length of the glass doors from the living room to the bedroom. The sun rises right in front of the balcony over the ocean, so if you want your sleep be sure to close those curtains.
Park Hyatt St. Kitts Sea View Suite – Bathroom & Closet
The bedroom has a doorway to the bathroom, which was about as large as the bedroom itself. The doorway separating the bedroom and bathroom isn’t so much of a door as it is sliding shutters. The flooring transitioned from wood to tile flooring (non-slippery). It included two modern sinks, back-lit mirrors, a lighted vanity mirror, a large soaking tub, two robes, a shower, and water closet (toilet room).
The only real gripe I have with the bathroom is with the sink and faucet setup. The faucet seemed placed too far from the sink, such that I literally could not wash my hands in the sink without my hands touching the bowl. This was particularly true of the sink on the left. The sink on the right was a little better but had a similar issue. It’s more of an annoyance than anything to complain about, but it was noticeable to me.
The amenities on both the bathtub and in the shower were Le Labo Santal 33, which I don’t particularly care for. Both the tub and shower had a bar of soap, shower gel, shampoo, and conditioner while the tub included a loofah sponge.
The shower had a small 3-legged stool and both a hand shower head and rain shower head. You can only operate one at a time through a push-button on the water controls. I thought the shower was great, but the water temperature ran hot. It wasn’t easy to get cooler-temperature water to come out, which could be annoying on a hot day but wasn’t a problem for me or my wife.
On the other side of the bathroom was the water closet, which contained nothing more than the toilet and trash can. Nothing more to report there.
Hanging on the wall of the bathroom were two robes, which were as one would expect. There was also a scale on the floor – something I avoided at all costs, because we all know calories don’t count on a vacation.
On the other end of the bathroom was a door to the walk-in closet, which was nice and large. It had plenty of hangers, an area to put your luggage on top of for easy access, a rack above the hangers, and plenty of drawers for storage. It also had the normal goodies like slippers, dry cleaning bags, and an iron. There were also a couple of extras: insect repellent spray for use on clothes and skin (Off! brand Deep Woods to be specific) and a flashlight.
My wife used the insect repellant on her clothes and said it made them smell, so she regretted doing that. I didn’t use the spray at all until my third day at the resort, only after I noticed my leg had about a dozen bug bites….oops. The flashlight came in handy one night when we were tracking down a bug in the room that fled into a dark corner…can’t hide from me!
One of the drawers contained a large safe (which I forgot to take a picture of). It was plenty large enough for a laptop and other items. The closet also had shutters with a view of the living room and out to the balcony. The only oddity in the closet was that not all the cabinet drawers were actually functional drawers. Some were built for the look only and didn’t open. This didn’t impact me as we didn’t really make use of them on our short trip.
The other door to the closet led back to the main entry to the room, completing the circle and tour of the interior of the room.
Park Hyatt St. Kitts Sea View Suite – Balcony & View
Now on to the more exciting stuff…the view! Our room had a large balcony on the other side of large sliding-glass doors. The doors also had an extra feature – a separate accordion-style screen door (not pictured) that allows you to enjoy the sounds of the ocean waves without the bugs if you choose to. Fun fact: The AC will turn off if the sliding glass doors are kept open for more than 15 minutes.
The balcony contained a day bed and a wood table with two chairs from which you could enjoy the view. The view was spectacular. It was towards the end of the day when we arrived at the room so there was minimal daylight, and it was cloudy on top of that (first image below). But when it cleared up the next morning, it was a “wow” kind of view.
Our room was staring directly across the water to the island of Nevis. The only downside, if you can call it that, was that there was a small grass field between our room and the ocean. As you’ll see in my next room review, it is substantially better to be closer to the water (or at least directly behind a pool).
Park Hyatt St. Kitts Sea View Suite – Location & Summary
The location of the room relative to hotel facilities was great. We were right next to two of the three restaurant facilities on the property (one of which also had the Concierge desk), making it an easy walk. The fitness center and Miraval Spa were even closer to this building than the restaurants, so really it was quite a central location. We were very happy with this room.
Surprisingly, the next room we were given was even better than this one in all aspects except one: proximity to restaurants and other resort amenities. At the same time, it was far more private because of that. But from the looks of how this hotel is built, there simply isn’t a bad room on the entire property.
We’ll end with a quick video tour of the room: