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.
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Was here for a business meeting. Lovely facility, great location, exceptional service. View . Quiet. Service helpful. Clean. "Pure" room with in room air filter. Large bathroom with separate large tub and large shower.
Simply superb accommodation, staff, amenities, location--would automatically stay there again without bothering to check other options. One of the best hotels I've ever had the pleasure of staying in. Thank you staff, thank you Hyatt. After recent a sub-standard stay at a Hilton property, it's nice to know a major hotel chain still knows how to do things well and right on behalf of their customers.
For the second time in ten months, I was given a room that had no hot water in the morning. On both occasions I was late for business meetings because I had to deal with Hyatt's plumbing problems with their "best" Seattle property.