NOTE: this is a vintage hotel review from 2015! The Incheon Hyatt Regency is now called the Grand Hyatt Incheon – and it looks nothing like the pictures are about to see.

Rather than delete my review of that experience, I decided to leave it up for historical / archival purposes. It’s always fun to take a look back at how things used to be, right?

A full review of my experience staying at the old ICN Hyatt Regency in 2015

I chose to stay at the Incheon Airport Hyatt Regency for the sake of convenience more than anything else, as I knew that I wouldn’t have much energy to take the 1 hour trip into Seoul once I landed on a flight from the US. The plan was to spend one night at the Hyatt, recharge my batteries, then switch to the Seoul Plaza Hotel (in the city) the next day.

The lobby (and checking in)

I was met at the door by a Hyatt employee and escorted directly to the check in counter. That’s service! I had my room key within minutes and was again escorted to the main elevators which would take me up to my room on hour 8th floor. Although totally unnecessary, I totally dig the escort service – it’s a very small detail that leaves a pretty big impression on a weary traveler!

main lobby of the Grand Hyatt Incheon
The main lobby of the ICN Hyatt Regency Incheon – the check in desk in on the left
Grand Hyatt Incheon Hotel lobby
The lobby is big and bright with very high ceilings – really nice for an airport hotel, and arguably one of the nicest Hyatt’s I’ve ever been in. This kicks the snot out of some of their other brands (as you can see in my Hyatt House / Denver Airport review).
Grand Hyatt Incheon Hotel lobby waiting area
There’s plenty of open seating and places to relax here in the lobby
Grand Hyatt Incheon Hotel elevators
The elevators are located on the other side of the hall, opposite the check in desk. Yes, a “grand” lobby indeed, but this is nothing like the lobby of the Grand Hyatt in Taipei. Just sayin’.
Hyatt Incheon Hotel hallways
The hallways are pretty standard. No cutting edge design here.
Hyatt Incheon Hotel room door
The door to my room (860)

The room

The room itself was a pretty run-of-the-mill airport hotel room, looking pretty much like a thousand other hotel rooms I’ve stayed in. It was clean and comfortable, which is all I really needed at that point – the only purpose of my stay was to sleep!

Hyatt Incheon Hotel room
The main room. Pretty standard looking, eh? In comparison, the room I had at the Hyatt Regency Hong Kong (Tsim Sha Tsui) was much swankier than this.
Grand Hyatt Incheon Hotel bed
The bed was pretty comfortable, and much needed after such a long trip from the US
Grand Hyatt Incheon Hotel room desk
The desk was pretty small, which might be bothersome for business travelers. At least it’s nicer than the desks in the Hyatt Times Square (New York City).
Grand Hyatt Incheon Hotel 110V outlets
I really appreciated the fact that there were 110V outlets in the room – totally unexpected but very welcome!
Grand Hyatt Incheon Hotel room details
Overall, the room was pretty basic – but I liked the simplicity
Hyatt ICN Hotel room
Looking at the door from inside the room
Grand Hyatt Incheon Hotel mini bar
I like how the coffee and mini bar in the room was separate from everything else

The bathroom

Hyatt Incheon Hotel bathroom
The bathroom was spacious and bright, but nothing spectacular
Grand Hyatt Incheon Hotel Shower and toilet
Shower and toilet

I was in bed by 10pm, and awake by 6am the next morning. I took my time getting ready, knowing full well that I was in no rush to check out – because if I left too soon, it would be too early to check into the next hotel.

I just took things slow, watching planes land at nearby Incheon airport from the window and working on this review. I eventually got things together and went downstairs for breakfast in the hotel buffet restaurant at about 9:30.

Views from the room

Hyatt Incheon Hotel view from room
The view out the window was pretty good with a nice stream of incoming aircraft to watch
HGrand Hyatt Incheon Hotel view of airport from room
The view of Incheon airport from my room

Final thoughts

While the room itself was nothing very exciting, the entire staff at the Incheon Hyatt Regency was exceptional – I know they were just doing their job, but they were extremely kind and helpful to me with every interaction, making me feel like a bit of a rock star.

Would I stay here again? You betcha. It’s the perfect hotel for anyone needing quick and easy access to the ICN (the airport), but it’s far from being the closest hotel to the airport. If that’s what you’re looking for, I highly recommend the Incheon Airport Transit Hotel (which is connected to the terminal).

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