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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
Great drinks, great pool, great views!
Nice attention at the front desk, the availability for the amenities was appropriate. The rooms are clear and the service and environment at the pool and bar were cool.
The service at the Hyatt was top notch. Very friendly and helpful, especially for those not familiar with the area. Great location within walking distance to many of the top reviewed "things to do" in San Diego.
I have booked 5 days stay with Grand Hayat hotel for my business trip.
The first disappointment came right at the check in.
I have realized that there is no breakfast included in the ginormous price per night I have paid.
Then I saw the walk in RB&B type tower and realized that this is not a 5 star hotel but just an expensive place to stay.
And the last surprise came at the end of my stay once I saw the parking cost of $40 per night.
So overall the place is clean and have a great location however I wont be going there again.