Hyatt at Olive 8, Seattle

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I was in Seattle recently and divided my stays between the two main properties in downtown, The Grand Hyatt and the Hyatt at Olive 8. The latter, despite its odd name, is right in downtown. In fact it’s a five minute walk from the Grand Hyatt and so mattress runs are possible. (There is also a Hyatt Place in downtown).

The last time I was here I used a Diamond Suite Upgrade and had a lovely huge suite. However, I wanted to see what their standard offering was like on this visit.

The hotel is about a 10 minute (up hill) walk from the Tram station which runs to the airport. The property is part of a skyscraper which contains a number of residential units which are accessed from a seperate entrance.

The entrance is a little hidden, but you can access the lobby via the parking drop off area:

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The lobby is large with a desk at the far end. Just to the right are the three lifts.

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There is a small coffee shop off the lobby and access to the restaurant is also available from the lobby.

I was give a room on the top floor not facing towards the water.

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The lift lobby is nicely designed:

The room was quite deep and so felt large:

The desk was spacious and the WiFi worked reliably and quite quickly. The bathroom had only a shower but was large and located by the entrance.

The view from the room was not wonderful, but seems to be standard for Diamonds as I got a room one floor down but with the same view when I was back later in the week.

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In the picture below, the building in the centre is the Grand Hyatt.

I slept well and enjoyed breakfast in the restaurant the next morning. Although it was a bit too salty for my taste, the omlette was good and the staff pleasant. The Diamond Breakfast was a hot drink, juice and entree and was removed from the bill before check-out.

A pleasant stay but not a great view. I was excited to change hotels as I knew the Grand Hyatt had a lounge and usually looked after Diamonds quite nicely.

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  1. Having stayed there before, I’m not sure there are any ocean view rooms, I think that section of the building is the apartments.

    I like the Olive 8 on it’s own, until I compare it to the Grand Hyatt whose rooms are as big, with a larger bathroom and even lowly Platinum can score an ocean view. Given they’re priced about the same, I know which one wins for me.

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