Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego
What We Love
- Strategic location between the bay and Gaslamp District is ideal for exploring downtown San Diego
- Sprawling pool deck with outdoor bar, game area and harbor views
What To Know
- In a hotel of this size, room service and housekeeping requests can be delayed
- Depending on where you are in the hotel, military helicopters over the bay and the nearby red trolley line can create a lot of noise
- Free WiFi
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
A landmark along the bay, the Grand Hyatt is the largest waterfront hotel on the West Coast. The eclectic design ranges from huge European-style pastoral murals in the lobby to the minimalist modern decor of guestrooms. September through May, business and convention guests dominate, but summer draws a steady stream of vacationing visitors.
Bed & Bath
Minimalist modern decor gives rooms a hip, 21st-century vibe with a mélange of gray, beige and white fabrics set against dark wood and leather. Abstract paintings add a dash of color, but your eyes will always drift to the brilliant bay and city views beyond the windows. Other perks? A laptop-size safe, an iPod dock and a fridge for stocking your own drinks. The bathrooms are spacious, in particular a shower that’s easily big enough for two, and stocked with June Jacobs Spa Collection amenities.
One of the pluses of a hotel this size is the range of restaurants to try. Sip cocktails with sunset views from the Top of the Hyatt, on the 40th floor. Redfield’s Sports Lounge offers a great selection of local craft beers (Stone, Coronado, Mission), but skip the food; dine instead at Sally’s on the Water, an excellent seafood spot with outdoor tables overlooking a superyacht marina. In addition to the large outdoor pool, health and wellness options include bike rentals, a fitness center and Kin Spa with locally flavored treatments like the Baja & Beyond Body Wrap.
In the Area
The Grand Hyatt’s strategic location allows guests to pick their poison. Right across the street is the raucous Gaslamp District with its trendy dance clubs, bars and sidewalk cafés. Out back is a long waterfront promenade popular with joggers, walkers and daydreamers. Nearby Seaport Village offers a cluster of restaurants and quirky one-off shops. Farther down along the waterfront are the USS Midway aircraft carrier museum and the San Diego Maritime Museum and its collection of vintage vessels (including the Star of India clipper ship and a Soviet Cold War–era submarine). Also within walking distance are the Horton Plaza shopping mall and Petco Park, where the San Diego Padres play. The iconic red trolley (board directly across the street from the hotel) leads to Mission Valley and all the way down to the Mexican border. Or hop a ferry over to Coronado island.
How to Get There
This is a great place to stay, located near the seaport green line station, downtown and gas lamp district.
Pool up on the 4th deck. Decent fitness center with various types of equipment including spin hikes with clips.
Internet is good like most Hyatt’s.
Room had lots of outlets included USB.
This is a lovely hotel. The lobby is very grand and there is a bar area off the lobby along with a small cafe where you can get a quick bite to eat. Our room overlooked the pool and we had a slight view of the bay.
The convention center is a two block walk.
Just outside the back door you can walk along the bay and there are many shops and restaurants to choose from.
This seems like a very safe area and we felt fine walking to and from a restaurant in the evening.
The one thing I liked was the fact they have an adult pool and a family pool.
The evenings got cool so they lit fire pits in the pool area which was nice,
The pool areas have fantastic views of the bay.
Scooters and bikes are available for rent, Uber cost us about 7.00 for a one way trip to the zoo,
I stayed at this hotel two different times in one week due to an airline cancellation. I got last minute reservations both times and was assigned 2 very nice rooms and the employees were very friendly while doing so. The rooms were clean and well appointed with nice size bathrooms and room for our bags and personal belongings in the rooms without being overcrowded. The breakfast restaurant the Seaview offered an extensive and delicious breakfast buffet with friendly staff members. It was always spotless which is very hard to accomplish with a buffet. All in all this was an excellent stay at a beautiful Hyatt property. I would stay here again in a heartbeat!
This hotel was top notch any way you look! The room was perfect with a beautiful harbor view. And the window opened for fra fresh cool breeze right off the water. Service was impeccable and the food at my conference was absolutely delicious.
The Seaview tower has a great view of the bay (if you can get it). I was there for July 4th and the fireworks are in the bay, practically right in front of the hotel. The staff is very courteous and friendly and the rooms are spacious and clean. Bathroom seemed a bit dated but was clean and big.