Hotel Review: Seattle's Hyatt Olive8

I have had the chance to stay at the Seattle Hyatt Olive8 in the past. It is a very new property located very close to the Grand Hyatt--located one block away---which makes for very convenient 'hotel hopping' to rack up a few stays on a multi-day trip to Seattle.

The Hyatt Olive8 is in a condo-hotel type building. The bottom 16 floors or so are the hotel. The upper floors house permanent residents. The hotel has its own entrance and appears to have no connection to the residential portion other than being located in the same building.

The check-in was very quick and efficient. The clerk checking me in recognized that I had stayed in the property before and was very friendly. June2011 020

There is also a coffee shop in the lobby with a very attractive casual sitting area. (Please excuse the dark photo)

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 Diamonds expecting a big complimentary upgrade are bound to be disappointed, in my experience. The room is very nice, but very standard. In my last checkin at this hotel, I was told that I was being given a 'quiet room'. I found this a bit amusing....the 'quiet room' as opposed to the 'noisy room'?

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Very nice desk area with lots of outlets easily accessible. The internet worked very well. It was a bit odd though, one of my rooms here had both wireless and hard-wired while the other room only had wireless.

This Hyatt is the first LEED Certified Hotel in Seattle, marking its efforts towards conservation and sustainability. One must insert the key card upon entering for the lights to turn on and there is no tub, just a shower, to save water. Recycling in this room is very easy.

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The room has all the typical functionality. 

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The room has a refrigerator in this cabinet. (Please excuse the blurriness of this photo.)  

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The bathroom contains a water-saving commode.  
There is no Regency Club lounge at the this property. Therefore, diamonds can have their complimentary breakfast at the Urbane restaurant on the property. Diamonds can choose one breakfast entree and two sides. Tax and tip are also complimentary for diamonds. The food was delicious. The quality of the breakfast more than makes up for the lack of Regency Club, especially given my recent disappointment at the nearby Grand Club at the Hyatt next door.

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All in all, this was an excellent stay and I would look forward to staying there in the future.


Mike April 7, 2012 at 10:56 am

Great review Tom, how much was your stay and how does that compare to the pricing at the other Hyatt's in the area?