Did you know that my very last 9-5 was in Tysons Corner, VA? If you’re not familiar — Tysons is about 10 miles west of Washington, D.C., and home to one of the largest malls in the country: Tysons Corner Center. A ton of businesses are also headquartered in this area, and it’s a bustling edge city of the District that’s worth a visit, IMO.
The kind folks at the Hyatt Regency Tysons Corner invited me for a stay last month, and I loved every minute of the experience. This conveniently located hotel opened up back in 2015, as Tysons Corner Center was revamping their plaza area. It’s a one of a kind property, and I cannot wait for my next visit!
Location & Getting There
The location of the Hyatt Regency Tysons Corner is pretty ideal: it’s located right off of I-495 and Route 123 if you’re driving, and it is steps away from the Silver Line Metro if you want to go carless. Not to mention, it is right on the Tysons Corner Center Plaza, meaning you are attached to the mall. Seriously, it started down-pouring one of the nights we stayed, and we didn’t even need to walk outside to get to the mall: you can flow to/from the shopping center with ease since the Hyatt has their own entrance. This little getaway was a shopping lover’s dream!
Self-parking is complimentary on the weekends, and they do have valet parking currently available for $30/night, which isn’t bad considering the average price of parking at a Northern Virginia hotel. Both Uber and Lyft are available in this area as well, and if you’re going car-free, I’d highly recommend opting for them on the weekends, since Metro tends to do the bulk of their track work then.
The Rooms at the Hyatt Regency Tysons Corner
The Hyatt Regency Tysons Corner has some of the most modern, sophisticated rooms I’ve seen in all of Northern Virginia. We opted for their Regency Suite King, and my friends: it did not disappoint. It was a luxurious and spacious room that was ideal for both the business and leisure traveler.
Some features that I absolutely loved? The floor to ceiling windows gave us the best view of Tysons possible, the plush and comfortable seating throughout the suite, and the Nespresso machine that waking up incredibly easy! The bathroom also featured a large, walk-in shower and a separate bidet room, so getting ready in the mornings was a breeze.
The restaurant on-site at the Hyatt Regency Tysons Corner is Barrel & Bushel. The atmosphere at Barrel & Bushel is electric: they have a large bar area with communal style seating and have traditional tables towards the back of the restaurant. They also have a large patio that lies right on the Tysons Corner Center Plaza, so you can do some incredible people watching or even watch live music whenever Tysons Corner Center puts on one of their free concerts while dining.
Barrel & Bushel uses the finest, freshest regional ingredients and they switch up their menus seasonally. Even if you’re not a guest at the Hyatt Regency, I’d recommend checking out their brunch. Make a reservation if you can: this restaurant tends to fill up pretty quickly! You can’t go wrong with any of the toasts on the menu, the Maryland Blue Crab Roll is approved by this Baltimore native, and I was a huge fan of the hot fried chicken benedict.
While I enjoyed the dinner menu at Barrel & Bushel as well, I do think a good amount of dishes were more on the sweeter side. The baby back ribs, pork belly, and scallops we tried had a very similar sauce that was fairly sweet. The dishes were delicious, however, I hope to see a few more savory offerings for their dinner menu this fall.
Other Things to Do in Tysons Corner
- Tysons Corner Center: Tysons Corner has been my go-to mall for the last 20 years, and it’s only gotten better over time. In addition to the incredible shopping, there’s a movie theater, world-class dining and always some event happening on their Plaza.
- Tysons Galleria: If for some reason you couldn’t find the store you were looking for at Tysons Corner Center, I can guarantee you that the Galleria has it. Generally, Galleria offers the more high-end shopping in the Tysons district. However, there are a few stores with attainable price points in the Galleria, such as J.Crew, Anthropologie, and Club Monaco.
- See a Show at Wolf Trap: Wolf Trap is a short ride away from Tysons, and they host indoor and outdoor events and concerts year-round.
- Hike at Great Falls: It’s shocking that Great Falls Park is only a short ride away from the District and the bustling Tysons Corner — it feels like another world! Here you can enjoy hiking on a clifftop, view the nation’s very first canal and soak up some gorgeous views of the Potomac River.