We stayed at the Hyatt at Olive 8 hotel in October 2017. We were attending a Broadway show on a Friday night and we figured why not make it a little stay-cation in Downtown Seattle.
The Hyatt at Olive 8 is a category 4 hotel, which costs 15,000 Hyatt points per night. Room rates for the evening we were visiting were around $240 not including taxes.
The hotel is located in Downtown Seattle within walking distance to the theater and the Washington State Convention Center. Oddly enough there’s a Grand Hyatt hotel about a block and a half away. The two Hyatt hotels are actually run by the same general manager.
Therefore, if you’re trying to decide between the Grand Hyatt and Hyatt at Olive 8 there isn’t much of a difference when it comes down to location. They are both situated in a convenient location, which makes it easy to get around downtown Seattle.
The hotel has valet parking, which is complimentary for Globalist members when you’re stay is booked on points. The lobby has a pretty modern feel to it. There is a check-in desk, cafe/coffee shop, and hotel restaurant on the main floor. The elevators up to the rooms are located to the right of the check-in desks.
Prior to our arrival, I had emailed the general manager of the hotel and asked him if we could look forward to a suite upgrade if not fully occupied by our arrival. I was excited to receive a response that we had been upgraded to a corner king suite.
However, when we arrived we realized that the room that we had be assigned really wasn’t much of a suite. It was just a corner room that had windows on two sides of the room. Sure, it was a little bit bigger than your average room, but it definitely wasn’t a suite. We were a little bit bummed since we had been expecting a suite.
After our stay, we were asked to fill out a survey and I mentioned this miscommunication in my survey. I received a call a couple days later from someone who worked for the hotel. She apologized for the situation and offered me 5,000 Hyatt points. I thanked her for taking the time to call me and accepted the complimentary points. So we essentially only paid 10,000 Hyatt points for this one night stay.
With that being said, the room itself was nice. It had a modern feel to it and all the furniture seemed to be in good shape (i.e. no worn out cushions or chipped tables). The bathroom was a decent size, but had one of those sliding barn doors that I don’t really like.
Complimentary breakfast is one of the major benefits of Globalist status. Since the Hyatt at Olive 8 does not have a club lounge, you get to enjoy breakfast at the hotel restaurant, Urbane. This restaurant is listed on an app called Seated. This app offers your rewards (i.e. $15 gift cards) to make reservations and dine at specific restaurants. I was able to make a reservation at Urbane for our breakfast that ended up being comped by the hotel. Later that day, I received my $15 gift card from Seated.
The breakfast menu had plenty of options. I settled on the Emerald City Scramble and my wife had the biscuits and gravy. Both were delicious.
This hotel is very modern and clean. It is located in a great location for tourists visiting Seattle. With the exception of the “suite” hiccup, I felt that the service at this hotel was great. I would definitely recommend staying here. It’s a great place to use the annual free category 1-4 night that you receive with the Hyatt Credit Card.