I stayed here for 3 nights in the middle of January and got a great deal directly thru Hyatt's website. Special thanks to Andrew and Peter at the front desk and concierge - when I first checked in I was given a room on the 7th floor right by the elevator, even though I asked to be higher up and in a quiet room. Upon asking, I was moved to the 16th floor and as far from the elevator as it gets. I had no issues at all with hall or neighboring room noise.
This hotel is 5 minutes from Westlake and about a 15 minute walk to anywhere in the city. I made it off my plane, got my bag, took the light rail into town, walked to the hotel, checked-in, and was in my room in about an hour. There are several restaurants in the area, good shopping, bars, etc. It's an easy walk to the market and waterfront, and the Monorail stop is about 3 blocks away which will take you straight to the Space Needle (if you want to do the typical tourist thing)
The hotel is very modern both in the common areas and in the rooms. My room's view was to the northeast - and although not much of a view looking into other high-rises - it was still cool being on a high floor (17 is as high as it gets). The bed was very comfortable and it was easy to adjust heat/cold on the thermostat (all LEED certified and controlled by your room key). The bathroom was clean and bright and I had plenty of good pressure hot water. There's a mini fridge and coffee maker in the room - pretty standard. I used the pool (which has music playing underwater), hot tub and steam room every night I was here - all were excellent. I didn't use the spa or fitness room but saw them both and they looked nice. The restaurant and bar area on the main floor was packed every time I passed by, so I never stopped to check it out. Room service food was good and delivered quickly, but ridiculously overpriced, as expected. I ordered a chicken sandwich one late night while working and with a glass of juice it came to more than $30. The next day I walked (literally) across the street to Subway and got the same thing for $10.
My only two complaints are - one, no free WIFI - and two, weak TV channel lineup. The lack of free WIFI is enough to drop this hotel to 4/5 stars instead of 5 stars. It's really a shame considering most major hotels in the country offer complimentary internet access - even Hyatt Place by the Space Needle provides it for free. As if it wasn't enough that you have to pay for internet access - the connection options are tiered - $10 for 24hrs of "barely broadband" or $15 for 24hrs of 6Mbps. For anyone here on business - consider the difference of $5. I could barely stay connected to my VPN on the cheaper tier. The channel lineup isn't as big of a deal, but still, disappointing for such a nice hotel. Maybe 25 channels total - all basics, no guide. There's an input box on the desk that you can plug your laptop into and pass video to the TV - I wish I had known. Bring an HDMI cable.
All in all, I'd definitely stay here again. The location is unbeatable and the rooms are very comfortable. Just try to score a discount - it'll help balance out the nonsense of paying for internet
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Seattle Green Hotel. Sleek modern design and environmental responsibility converge seamlessly at Hyatt at Olive 8. Designed to be the first LEED certified hotel in the city, Seattle’s newest hotel represents a new echelon for sustainability in the Pacific Northwest. Boasting an array of innovative energy and water saving features, the hotel offers guests the ability to continue their sustainable lifestyle while traveling. A few blocks outside our glass doors are historic Pike Place Market and Puget Sound. Eco-friendly dining and spa amenities present a resort atmosphere in a vibrant city setting. Exuding the best of the Pacific Northwest spirit, brilliant form is combined with environmental function to create a new definition of luxury in downtown Seattle. ... more less
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