Last updated on November 20th, 2017 at 05:31 am
Jeff and his Hyatt Diamond status have done it again, our room was upgraded to a corner suite. Sorry, I am jumping ahead. Let me take a step back to where we last left our hotel reviews.
After staying at a Holiday Inn Express just outside of Portland, we drove to Seattle where we stayed at the Hyatt Olive 8 for five nights.
The Hyatt Olive 8 is conveniently located downtown Seattle at the corner of 8th and Olive, ergo its name.The building is modern, and the lobby is clean and contemporary.
This was also the recommended hotel for MozCon, the conference Jeff attended. We booked a room at the conference rate. Jeff used his Diamond status to get us an upgrade to a suite for five nights.
Come, let me give you a tour of our chambers at the Hyatt Olive 8.
Enter through the door of room 2601, and a short walk through the hallway brings you to a lounge area and the office.
Fun fact: I could not fit in the cabinet due to the shelves inside.
Note, the lounge is not pictured. Probably because I threw myself on the settee refusing to move while waiting for the photo session to be completed.
The office is where Jeff “set up shop” using every imaginable electrical outlet available. Leaving me to charge my phone all the way over on the wet bar, directly behind the office. Segway to the wet bar picture:
As you can see, the wet bar has all your basic needs. Three items not captured in the wet bar picture:
- the coffee maker with Starbuck coffee trays,
- the small bar sink and
- the “Fridge.”
I put the word fridge in quotes because it is not really a fridge. There is even a warning sign that says the fridge-like box is not at a safe temperature for storing food. Basically, it is there if you like your water tepid, or your wine at 62 degrees Fahrenheit. Note, a sink full of ice will do the trick if you are actually looking to chill something.
Why yes how observant, that is a spa brochure next to the ice bucket, and yes, I did go to the spa. Let’s just take a quick detour to the spa.
The Elaia is located on a lower floor (I can’t remember the exact floor, there’s a button that says “spa” in the elevator) of the Olive 8.
The typical spa services are available. My mom and I enjoyed a lovely afternoon. I had a facial and my mom had a massage. We both opted for pedicures to top off the day. The services were great.
We had a wonderful time catching up and snacking in the relaxation room with a lovely view of the city. There is also a steam room and sauna in the locker room. Use of the pool and whirlpool are also available.
Everything was relaxing, and just what you would expect from a high-end spa.
Back to the suite, next to the office and wet bar is the living room. This is a great place to sit an enjoy your tepid water from the fridge-like box. My parents met us here several times to enjoy some tepid wine before heading out to dinners.
Directly off the living room is the bedroom suite.
The suite is lovely with a king size bed and another tv. A sitting area is nestled to the side of the boudoir. This is a great place for your morning coffee and a read of the complimentary newspaper.
To the left of the bed, walk-through his and her closets lead to the grande final – the bathroom.
Double sinks, plush towels, robes, slippers and spa bath products await your arrival. There is even a scaled to confirm that you are not losing weight on your vacation or business trip. The shower offered a rain shower or hand held option. All the knobs are clearly labeled, so you do not burn yourself.
Jeff’s Diamond status also gave us free breakfast at the hotel. We had the option of the cafe Urbane Market or the restaurant Urbane. We chose Urbane.
Jeff took a few pictures of his favorite breakfasts.
We really enjoyed our stay. The staff were courteous, professional and quite helpful. I would recommend staying here if you are in the Seattle area.
Nice thorough review.
I have stayed at this hotel many times over the past 6 years. I have only been able to apply a suite upgrade twice, and both those times on one night stays, so consider yourself very lucky.
I really like the hotel swimming pool and work out room and of course the location is great in the heart of downtown and a block away from the subway to the airport. I even use it as my airport hotel when I have a flight connection.
Thanks Greg! Jeff was not optimistic about the upgrade. We were excited when it was secured.
I 100% agree on the location, it’s great very centralized and convenient for both business and leisure travelers.
Clearly, I did not use the work out room. Thus, my aggression towards the bathroom scale (that smug little #%#@!). :)
As for the pool, it looked nice. But chlorine smell was so strong I couldn’t stand it. I may be spoiled by saline pools, or it could have been an off day for the pool.
Thanks for the adds ons!