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
- 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.
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We were in town for Emerald Con and visit with friends - this was a great hotel and great location - would stay again!! The rooms were large comfortable and very clean. Staff was friendly and courteous!
Always stay here when I need a place in Seattle. Room is comfortable and the staff always makes it feel better than home. They are attentative, avaiable, ad quick to respond to all my needs at a moments notice.
This was our first time at the Grand Hyatt and it was an amazing experience. The check in was good our room was very comfortable and quiet even though there was Comic Con going on and they were busy, it was very quiet.
This property was SO extravagant! It exceeded every expectation we had! The bathrooms were ENORMOUS!!!! The value for every dollar spent here is beyond worth it! Staff, style, everything was PERFECT!!!
The Grand Hyatt in downtown Seattle is a gorgeous hotel with amazing staff, rooms, and amenities!! Ruth's Chris has great food, the staff on hand at the Hyatt are friendly and accommodating, and I have never been disappointed! YOU SHOULD STAY HERE!!