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One of My New Favorite Hyatts

a hotel room with two beds

To be fair, I’m not sure I would feel quite that strongly if I hadn’t had an amazing balcony. But here are the top 3 reasons I fell in love with the Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort & Spa in New Mexico.

1. Beautiful Grounds

The interior of the hotel is nice enough, but grounds are mind blowing. To get to the hotel building you drive several miles off the main road through acres of scenic desert land and a golf course.

a sign on a road

There are several miles of walking and biking trails and even a riding center with rescued horses.

The pools are basic enough, but heated to 82 degrees in the fall and have the most amazing views.

a view of a park with trees and buildings

2. Great Club Lounge

It’s a small lounge, rather crammed with tables, and only a little bit of a view. But the staff, particularly Alan, are helpful and friendly.

a door with two windows

a white and black sign with black text

a building with trees in the background

Best yet, I really liked the food presentations — the evening options were heavy on local grilled and seasoned veggies, many from the hotel garden.

a table with food on it

Breakfast had the usual options and then a special. I really liked the beef egg enchiladas.

a group of cereal dispensers on a table

a bowl of food on a plate

While alcohol was not complimentary, the prices were at a huge discount to the lobby bar.

a table with bottles of wine and menus

3. Room with a View

I didn’t upgraded to a suite as a Diamond member, but I did get put into a Mountain Vista room that had a full balcony with screen door (vs a french style step out).

a brochure with a card and a booklet

a hotel room with two beds

a hotel room with two beds

The room was spacious, as was the bathroom, though basic.

a pair of hair dryers on a table

I was a little disappointed because at first I didn’t think they had bathrobes, but turns out they were in a plastic pouch on the closet shelf. 🙂

The Diamond amenities are some of the best I’ve seen (though the Hyatt DFW gives it a run for its money). In addition to the wine I got the choice of several sizable snacks, and I chose the goat cheese, pear, and  bacon flatbread which I then enjoyed outside on the balcony watching the sun set.

a plate of food on a table

a glass of wine on a railing



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  1. You have a great view of the Sandia Mountains with what looks like last week’s full moon above. Great shot! Now you just need to sell the photo to a local wine producer!

    1. Yep, this view was a major reason I fell in love with New Mexico. And great idea about the photo, I’d even be willing to take payment in kind! 🙂

  2. Big disappointment to put it mildly. 5Star, try 2-3 star.
    Finding ice was about 1/8 of a mile. Same for parking the car. The winding road to get there could easily be straight. Would severely slow an Ambulance down. Television sits too low and is hard to watch from laying in bed. Fridge was real low should be higher. Fridge froze things we put in it. No microwave. TV controller forces you back to ON DEMAND(pay per view) when you try to look for channels on the menu. Very frustrating. When you do get to the menu every 5th line was ON DEMAND. Final straw was the $29.50 resort free which could only be chalked up to 2 bottles of water and free wifi. At supper in the Santa Ana restaurant we got 2 forks, one knife and no spoons for 2 people. Ordered sweet tea, got regular tea and was told there was sugar on the table. Upon leaving two police radars units within 1/2 mile of each other, an attempt to rape you one more time.

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