Some hotels don't quite have it right with the new minimalistic renovations they have undertaken. The Grand Hyatt San Francisco got it right. I stayed in a small suite, so this review may be slightly different from some other others but I could not have been more pleased.
When you enter the room there is a light panel where you can indicate lights on, off, low or shades open or closed. A panel further into the room says "Welcome and Goodbye" to adjust the lights to predetermined levels. There is a lots of unique lighting throughout the space.
The room has hardwood floors, and gray walls, with subtle bursts of color in the area rugs and a picture on the wall. Lots of wood detailing also. In the parlor area there is a desk with a large screen MAC computer, on which I am writing this review, and a 50-52" Bose plasma connected to a blu-ray player. The room comes stocked with about a dozen various dvds for your entertainment. The Bose plasma is also has an iPod dock, so you can control your iPod through the remote for the plasma and watch your movies or videos on a big screen.
Helpful to the business traveler, there are outlets literally everywhere. Near the bed, on top of the work desk in the bathroom and pretty much everywhere you need one. Nice sized walk in closet. Three very large floor to ceiling windows with automatic shades controlled from several places throughout the room.
Bathroom is large and includes a separate tub and seated area along with the shower inside of the same walled area. Includes a rain type shower head in the ceiling, along with optional handheld shower heads on the wall and another for use in the bathtub.
The bed was comfortable; I feel like Hyatt opted for something more comfortable in their renovation than they've had in the past. This is room I definitely wanted to come "home" to at the end of my busy days.
Fitness center is not large but has modern LifeFitness equipment. About 6 treadmills, 5 or so ellipticals, a few bikes, and weight machines.
The front door area is under construction, but this didn't cause any problems with my stay. The concierge and front desk staffs are top notch when it comes to customer service.
I was on a top floor and did still hear street noise at time, but am not a light sleeper and it didn't cause any problem for me.