A stay at Grand Hyatt Seattle
Grand Hyatt Seattle's location four blocks from Pike Place Market is hard to beat, and the luxury awaiting you when you return from a day of sightseeing is certainly welcome. While its neighbor, Hyatt Olive 8, is more family-friendly with its indoor pool and 'For Kids, By Kids' menu in farm-to-table Urbane, the Grand Hyatt promises better views of the city and Space Needle and more space in their corner suites.
For our family of five, we fit nicely in two adjoining rooms at the Hyatt. Including a corner suite as one of the two rooms allows for even more room. One of the best features of the room is the floor to ceiling windows: our view was picture perfect of the Space Needle. The kids loved the huge tubs, ready to fill for a bubble bath after rainy Seattle days. Each bathroom also includes a shower, and like all Hyatt's, the Grand Hyatt Seattle is eco-conscious: bath towels and sheets are changed only when needed.
Each room has a coffee maker and coffee and tea service, but mini-fridges are filled with pay-per-item snacks and liquor. In fact, using them to store your own foods results in a $10 fee. If you have items to store, a separate mini fridge will be brought up to you. The kids love Hyatt bathrobes, and those at the Grand Hyatt did not disappoint.
The Grand Hyatt Seattle's fitness center was closed for renovation at the time of our visit, but on-site staff informed me they have a hot tub and sauna, but no indoor pool. If that's a deal breaker for your kids, book Hyatt Olive 8 instead.
Within the same building as the Hyatt is a Ruth's Chris Steakhouse (too spendy for my family), but also a sushi place, a Starbucks, and a marketplace with some convenience foods (such as juice, milk, and other necessities while traveling with young kids). We opted to go here (with the adjacent Starbucks) for breakfast.
Bottom line: the Grand Hyatt is worth the splurge for the view and the location. It doesn't get much more ''Seattle-ish' than this.
My family and I stayed at Grand Hyatt Seattle on a hosted stay, for the purpose of review.
The Grand Hyatt is in an excellent location to all the major sights we wanted to see with our kids. The hotel upgraded us to an executive suite - nice surprise. The suite was very spacious, clean and had a lot of extras like a refrigerator, a coffee maker and an iPod dock.
Our friends had a 5 month old baby with them. The crib had a nice soft blanket. They also provided extra towels and baby bath products and a rubber ducky!
You won't be disappointed!
Grand Hyatt Seattle is located close to Pacific Place, Pike Place Market, and Washington State Convention & Trade Center. Additional points of interest include Seattle Public Library and Space Needle.
In addition to 4 restaurants, Grand Hyatt Seattle offers a snack bar/deli and a coffee shop/café. A bar/lounge is open for drinks. Room service is available during limited hours. The hotel serves full breakfasts each morning in the restaurant (surcharges apply). Recreational amenities include a spa tub, a sauna, a 24 hour fitness facility, and a steam room. This 4 star property has a business center and offers small meeting rooms, limo/town car service, and audiovisual equipment. Wireless and wired high speed Internet access is available in public areas (surcharges apply) and the hotel has a computer station. The property has 2323 square meters of event space consisting of a conference center, banquet facilities, conference/meeting rooms, and a ballroom. For a surcharge, the property offers a roundtrip airport shuttle (available on request). Business services, concierge services, tour/ticket assistance, and tour assistance are available. Guest parking is limited, and available on a limited first come, first served basis (surcharge). Nearby parking is also available for a surcharge. Additional property amenities include multilingual staff, gift shops/newsstands, and laundry facilities. The property has designated areas for smoking. A total renovation of this property was completed in February 2011.
425 air conditioned guestrooms at Grand Hyatt Seattle feature iPod docking stations and minibars. Accommodations offer city, mountain, or water views. Beds come with pillowtop mattresses and premium bedding. Bathrooms feature separate bathtubs and showers, makeup/shaving mirrors, designer toiletries, and bathrobes. Wired high speed and wireless Internet access is available for a surcharge. In addition to desks and complimentary newspapers, guestrooms offer cordless phones with voice mail. 32 inch flat screen televisions have premium cable channels, first run movies, and TV Internet access (surcharge). Rooms also include laptop compatible safes, coffee/tea makers, and safes. Guests may request a turndown service, refrigerators, and microwaves. Housekeeping is available daily.
Notifications and Fees:
Unless otherwise indicated, the charges below are not included in the overall room price. If not included in the overall room price, they will be charged by the property at check in or check out. Charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book. This property told us they will charge you for the following:
The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check in, or check out.
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.