Hyatt Regency Seattle: Modern, Upscale Hotel in Downtown Seattle

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For the Fourth of July Weekend, Jen and I ventured to Seattle. For our trip, we stayed at the Hyatt Regency Seattle. As a Hyatt Globalist and loyalist, Hyatt tends to be the brand of choice when picking out a hotel. This property is massive with a whopping 45 floors and 1,260 rooms. With such an expansive property, a suite upgrade was hard to come by. The property was modern, sleek, and well run. This was probably my favorite Hyatt Regency that I’ve stayed at. Here’s the full review.

The Room

Our room was located on the 41st floor. As a Hyatt Globalist, we were upgraded from the base room to a high floor room with a view. Being that it was July 4th weekend, suite upgrade were nearly impossible to find. Our room contained the basics along with nice views of the Seattle Skyline.

Breakfast

The Hyatt Regency Seattle has a club lounge where breakfast would normally be served. Since the property was on a staffing shortage, Hyatt Globalist were redirected to the restaurant Andare Kitchen and Bar or the grab and go market for their complimentary breakfast needs. Since Jen and I were staying 4 nights at this property we ended up trying both.

The Andare breakfast buffet is normally $29 per person and is rather unspectacular. You can choose from a selection of eggs, potatoes, sausages, and continental items. You could also order a made to order omelette or waffles. The food was solid, but for such an elegant looking restaurant, the options felt both limiting and underwhelming.

The grab and go market, simply named the Market, served a variety of items and had more options than the restaurant. I ended up having the Smoked Salmon Bagel both times and it turned out to be excellent. The latte I had was also very solid.

Amenities

The hotel had a nicely equipped gym that felt a bit too small relative to the massive size of the hotel. The hotel didn’t have a pool, but the Regency Club Lounge was a thing of beauty. The lounge located on the 8th floor was modern, spacious, and included an outdoor deck with plenty of outdoor seating. Since the lounge was under low maintenance, only snacks were available.

Service

Some hotels preach about great service. Other’s breathe it. This Hyatt property in particular was all about great service from start to finish. Since I was flying in from a 6am flight, I planned to drop off my bags at the hotel for the day before returning in the evening to snag my room. To my surprise, one of the managers reached out to me ahead of time and was able to get me a confirmed roomed before I even arrived at the hotel. In addition to being able to check in at 9am in the morning, the staff was always friendly and created a welcoming atmosphere at the hotel.

Final Thoughts

Overall, while this property is located in the same vicinity as the Hyatt at Olive 8 and the Grand Hyatt Seattle, this property is far newer and offers a refreshing take on modern business centric hotels. The Hyatt Regency Seattle has become one of my favorite Hyatt Regencies I have ever stayed at. This room is currently a category 4 hotels meaning you could use a Hyatt 1-4 certificate or 12-18,000 points depending on peak/off peak. Let me know if you’ve ever stayed at this property!

PS: Youtube Video on my full trip coming soon

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