Grand Hyatt Seattle
What We Love
- The service — smart, gracious and attentive
- The 24-hour fitness center with whirlpool, sauna and steam room is one of the city's best
- Electronic blackout drapes in the rooms to keep out noise and light
What To Know
- The throngs of name-tag-clad conventioneers can result in a crowded feel in the lobby and public areas
- Elaia Spa is quite lovely but located across the street in the sister property, the Hyatt at Olive 8
- On-site dining is mostly of the chain variety, but you will find some of the city’s top restaurants within walking distance
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Occupying the upper 20 floors of a dazzling 30-story tower that’s connected by a covered walkway to the state’s largest convention center, the Grand Hyatt feels more intimate and peaceful than you might expect of a 425-room hotel geared toward conventioneers. Earth tones and natural materials, from cherrywood headboards in the guestrooms to Hawaiian koa wood doors and slate flooring in the stylish fitness center, create an air of simple elegance throughout this well-insulated, warmly lit property, which was built in 2001. The expansive lobby retains a sense of intimacy thanks to low ceilings and several tightly arranged nooks of sofas and armchairs.
Bed and Bath
The spacious white marble bathrooms are exceptional — they have ample soaking tubs with waterfall spouts, separate standing showers and large vanities with wood frame mirrors. The rooms themselves feature several thoughtful touches, including electronic blackout drapes, a doorbell, stocked minibars, iHomes, laptop-friendly safes and pillowtop mattresses. Cherrywood furniture, including well-designed work desks and shoji screen–style doors separating sleeping and living areas in the suites, create a clean look. All rooms are on the 10th floor or higher and have nearly floor-to-ceiling windows; many have great views of Puget Sound and the surrounding Cascade and Olympic mountain ranges.
The several restaurants at the Grand Hyatt — Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Blue C Sushi (a regional chain), Starbucks and NYC Deli Market — are convenient but unexceptional. You’ll find better eating across the street at Urbane, a regional Northwest restaurant inside the sister property, Hyatt at Olive 8, which is also home to the halcyon treatment rooms of the LEED-certified Elaia Spa and its adjacent fitness center, which has a Jacuzzi, steam room, sauna, and 65-foot lap pool (you can charge your trips to Urbane and Elaia to your room bill at the Grand Hyatt). The Grand Hyatt itself has a well-appointed 24-hour fitness center on the fourth floor, and there’s a full menu of facilities for corporate road warriors: 25,000 square feet of meeting space, a 24-hour automated business center and full-service catering and room service.
In the Area
Just two blocks to the west you’ll find dozens of upscale shops at Pacific Place Mall and the Westlake Center — from here it’s a quick ride on the retro-fabulous monorail to reach the Seattle Center, home of the soaring Space Needle and several other prominent attractions. Continue from the Westlake Center another half-dozen blocks toward the waterfront to reach the iconic Pike Place Market and its stalls and vendors selling fresh produce, seafood and gourmet goodies. It’s a 10-minute walk east to reach trendy and hip Capitol Hill, a neighborhood rife with acclaimed restaurants; Sitka & Spruce and Terra Plata are two Capitol Hill stars of Seattle’s vibrant farm-to-table movement.
How to Get There
We booked this place and did not know it cost $37 to park each night, which was not a nice surprise. I’m guessing any hotel in downtown Seattle is similar though. The lobby and room were very nice and have no complaints about the staff either. We’re very accommodating.
The room was very nice, especially the bathroom and the customer service was fantastic. The location is right by the convention center and pacific place, but not far from everything else you would do in Seattle.
Can’t say enough about Grand Hyatt in Seattle! Great friendly employees and a beautiful comfortable property.
Our 19th floor corner room was fantastic! Great views of the city and the best deep bathtub around. Will really look forward to staying there again. Minutes walking from everything. Don’t miss the Starbucks Reserve and Roastery about 6 minutes walk from hotel. It’s the Disneyland of Starbucks!!
You can walk or Uber all over town with ease. Be careful though of the traffic gridlock between 4:30 and 6:30 pm!!
This was such a surprise in terms of how busy the city streets were compared to how quiet, peaceful and relaxing this hotel is. The design is such that there is plenty of space, very quiet elevators and doors, truly sound proofed rooms. Spotless. Comfy beds, high quality linens and amenities. Every single guest services person was polite and engaged. We reserved the club floor which I highly recommend. Outstanding food from breakfast to appetizers. Responsive. My car was promptly brought up when called, the staff opened doors when my hands were full of shopping packages and every person asked if there was anything else they could do. Outstanding. Had one very minor issue which the manager addressed right away. Very impressive.
Just an 8 min walk to PikeÃ¢ÂÂs Market, the Wheel, many great restaurants and bars. If you want shopping, there are designers as well as Target within 1-5 blocks. Hotel staff are very friendly and helpful. Room is quiet, loved the blackout curtains.