Contrast the pros and cons of Marriott and Hyatt with this handy guide
Wondering what the difference is between Marriott and Hyatt hotels?
This guide scrutinises both chains to see how they compare to one another, zooming in on everything from price match promises and room rates to smoking policies and payment options.
Marriott vs Hyatt
|Where are its hotels?||
||Marriott and Hyatt have hotels in the same destinations.|
|Is there free breakfast?||At some hotels.||Hyatt House and Hyatt Place offer free breakfasts.||Both brands offer free breakfasts in some hotels.|
|Is there a loyalty program?||Marriott Rewards – free to join.||World of Hyatt – free to join.||Both brands offer loyalty programs.|
|Which chains is it partnered with?||Marriott has 30 brands:
||Hyatt has 12 brands:||Marriott has more brands than Hyatt.|
|Is there free Wi-Fi?||Marriott Rewards members get free Wi-Fi.||Yes.||Hyatt offers free Wi-Fi.|
|Is there an executive lounge?||In some hotels.||In some hotels.||Both have club lounges in some hotels.|
|How many stars does it have?||Up to 5-stars, luxury.||Up to 5-stars, luxury.||Both are luxury hotel brands.|
|Are hotels pet friendly?||1,400 pet-friendly hotels worldwide.||More than 460 pet-friendly hotels.||Marriott has more pet-friendly hotels than Hyatt.|
|Is there online chat?||Yes.||No.||Marriott has online chat.|
|What are my payment options?||
||Marriott offers more ways to pay than Hyatt.|
|Can I price match?||Yes.||Yes.||Both price match.|
|Does it allow for cancellations / changes?||Yes, you can cancel without charges 48 hours before the stay.||Cancellation and deposit policies vary by the hotel and confirmed rate.||Some cancellation charges apply at Hyatt.|
|Does it have smoking rooms?||Not in the USA or Canada; some outside these regions||Yes.||Both brands offer smoking rooms.|
Who offers the best price?
Marriott’s price match promises to match any like for like room price found elsewhere on the Internet. Plus it gives you an extra 25% off. Hyatt’s price match promises to match the lower rate and give you $50 to put towards your next stay.
Comparing room prices, a king size room, with 30 square metres of space, in a hotel on Hickson Road in Sydney costs $430 with Marriott.
On the same date a king size room, with 40 to 45 square metres of space, on Hickson Road in Sydney, costs $1,170 with Hyatt. This room also has a balcony and the hotel has a spa.
Marriott comes out cheaper in the price comparison and also offers a better price match offer than Hyatt.
What are the deals like?
Marriott’s offers page lists deals of up to 30 percent off hotel stays. Hyatt’s deals pages offers discounts of up to 25 percent off stays.
Marriott and Hyatt run similar offers and discounts.