As a result of some plans to take the Amtrak Coast Starlight from San Jose to Los Angeles not going quite to plan (I would have only had a few hours in Los Angeles to sleep before catching a plane back up to SFO so I could pick up my existing flight back to New York), I had a prepaid reservation at the Hyatt Regency Santa Clara to make use of.
Interestingly, it was cheaper to stay at this Hyatt Regency, a “full service” Hyatt location, over a few nearby Hyatt House and Hyatt Place locations. As a current Hyatt Diamond member, this translates into a 1k point amenity (instead of 500). Further, as this location’s lounge is closed on weekends, I picked up a further 2.5k point bonus, bringing my total for the stay to about 4k points for $80 before considering the ongoing Hyatt promotion.
For perspective, a category 1 award night (in a standard, non-suite room) runs 5k points.