Hyatt Regency Seattle: Bottom Line Review (King Room & Regency Suite)

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My wife and I flew to Seattle a couple of weeks ago to surprise a friend for his birthday. We all stayed at the Hyatt Regency Seattle as we had quite a few Hyatt free night certificates to burn, with my Globalist status meaning we could book our friends’ room as a Guest of Honor stay too.

We all really enjoyed our stay and it’s definitely somewhere I’d be interested in staying again when we visit Seattle properly on our road trip in the future.

Hyatt Regency Seattle entrance
Hyatt Regency Seattle entrance
Hyatt Regency Seattle exterior
Hyatt Regency Seattle exterior

Hyatt Regency Seattle Bottom Line Review

Bottom line: It’s in a great location downtown, has excellent staff and can be good value for category 1-4 free night certificates. The club lounge still isn’t back to full service, so bear that in mind if you’re considering a stay in the coming months.

  • Points Price: Category 4, 15K points per night.
  • Cash Price: Varies. I think the base king room was ~$200 per night including tax during our dates.
  • Points Value: Potentially good, although that’ll depend on the cash price during your dates. I felt better using our category 1-4 free night certificates to book most of our nights than I would have redeeming 15,000 points per night though. (n.b. One of our nights was booked using a category 1-7 certificate; I know that seems like a waste, but it was about to expire).
  • Resort Fee: None.
  • Parking: $40 per night and includes in & out privileges. There might normally be valet service, but it wasn’t offered when we stayed – presumably due to COVID.
  • Turndown service: Not that I’m aware of.
  • Housekeeping: Only provided upon request at this time.
  • Internet: Good – the speed seemed fine and the connection never dropped. I was able to do a Zoom call from the club lounge without any issues.
  • Dining
    • Breakfast: Pretty good. Club lounge isn’t offering breakfast right now, so Market is the only place serving breakfast. Globalist members get $25 per person to spend which we found to be sufficient to get more than enough food and drink. The food was good and breakfast is available until 11am.
    • Lunch & Dinner: Available from Andare Kitchen & Bar from 11am for eat-in, to-go and room service. We didn’t get food from there, so I’m not sure of its price and quality.
  • Spa: None
  • Fitness Room: They have a good-sized fitness room with lots of equipment including a few Peloton bikes.
  • Hyatt Elite Benefits: I have Globalist status, so these were the benefits we were eligible for, although we weren’t able to take advantage of all of them.
    • Suite Upgrade: We stayed four nights and there weren’t any suites available the first night. The next day there was a Regency Suite available, so we got that for our friends instead as they arrived the day after us and we booked their room as a Guest of Honor reservation. An Executive Suite was due to become available later that evening, but we’d have had to be out fairly early on our final day as someone had booked straight into it. We therefore decided to stay in our standard King room as we wanted a 4pm late checkout.
    • Club Lounge: Both our room and our friends’ room had access to the club lounge on the 8th floor. It’s a very nice, spacious lounge with additional outdoor seating, but service is very limited right now due to COVID. No breakfast, no evening drinks or hors d’oeuvres and no soft drinks other than water bottles and a coffee maker. Snacks were limited to packages of nuts and granola bars.
    • Free Breakfast: With the lounge not offering breakfast, Globalist members get $25 per person per room to spend at Market.
    • 4PM Late Checkout: We were asked when checking in if we wanted to take advantage of this benefit, which we did.
    • Free Parking: We flew in to Seattle and took the Sound Transit light rail from the airport to the hotel. Our friends drove from Portland, OR and so they got free parking which would otherwise have cost a total of $120.
  • Would I stay again? Definitely. It’s in a good location, staff members are excellent and breakfast was good. Although it was a shame that the lounge wasn’t back to normal, COVID hopefully won’t be affecting things by the time we return to Seattle on our road trip.
  • Pros:
    • Good location downtown within a mile of Pike Place Market, the first Starbucks, Starbucks Reserve Roastery, Space Needle and more.
    • Rooms were in good condition and didn’t feel at all dated.
    • Incredibly friendly, helpful and competent staff. Our friend’s room was booked as a paid stay under my name for the first night and a Guest of Honor stay under my friend’s account using my free night certificates for their second and third nights. Checking in for the two separate reservations and getting upgraded to a suite for their entire stay was therefore a little convoluted, but Marisol didn’t seem fazed and didn’t make me feel like I was a pain in the backside.
    • No extra fees for free night reservations (i.e. $0 resort fee, free parking).
    • Decent breakfast selection at Market.
    • Very good fitness room.
  • Cons:
    • Club lounge only offering coffee, water, nuts and granola bars right now.
    • You have to pay 40c per minute if you need to use a business center if you don’t have access to their club lounge which has its own business center.
    • Only ice machine is on the 8th floor.

King Room

This was our room.

Hyatt Regency Seattle - King room
King room
Hyatt Regency Seattle - TV - the photo doesn't do justice to how massive it was
TV – the photo doesn’t do justice to how massive it was
Safe, mini fridge & coffee maker
Safe, mini fridge & coffee maker
Hyatt Regency Seattle - Walk-in shower
Walk-in shower
Hyatt Regency Seattle - Toiletries
Toiletries
Hyatt Regency Seattle - Sink & vanity
Sink & vanity
View from the 43rd floor at the Hyatt Regency Seattle
View from the 43rd floor at the Hyatt Regency Seattle

Regency Suite

This was the suite our friends were upgraded to.

Hyatt Regency Seattle - Regency Suite living room & wet bar
Regency Suite living room & wet bar
Hyatt Regency Seattle - Regency Suite bedroom
Regency Suite bedroom
Hyatt Regency Seattle - Regency Suite dressing area
Regency Suite dressing area
Hyatt Regency Seattle - Closet
Regency Suite closet
Hyatt Regency Seattle - Regency Suite bathroom
Regency Suite bathroom

Market (breakfast)

Globalist members get $25 per person to spend here for breakfast while the club lounge isn’t offering breakfast.

Hyatt Regency Seattle - Market breakfast menu
Market breakfast menu
Hyatt Regency Seattle - Market beverage menu
Market beverage menu
Hyatt Regency Seattle - Market counter
Market counter
Smoked salmon bagel
Smoked salmon bagel
Egg frittata
Egg frittata (the salad could do with some kind of dressing)
Quiche
Quiche

Club Lounge

Hyatt Regency Seattle - Club lounge
Hyatt Regency Seattle club lounge
Hyatt Regency Seattle club lounge seating
Hyatt Regency Seattle club lounge seating
Hyatt Regency Seattle - Club lounge snacks
Club lounge snacks – these disappeared quickly seeing as they were the only snacks available
Hyatt Regency Seattle - Club lounge patio
Club lounge patio – this is an L-shaped patio with lots more outdoor seating

Fitness Room

Hyatt Regency Seattle - Fitness room - Peloton bikes
Fitness room – Peloton bikes
Hyatt Regency Seattle - Fitness room
Fitness room

Bonus Tip

If you’re flying to Seattle from the east, sit on the left hand side of the plane so that you can hopefully see Mount Rainier as you get closer to Seattle.

Southwest airplane Mt Rainier Wing Clouds

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Lee

I see that the large Carmel macchiato is still listed at $5.00 on the TV screen. When they ring you up, it’s actually $5.50. I have corrected them twice my last two trips, and they still have not adjusted their price.

Lee

I had three 3-night stays at this hotel since late April as a globalist. Have never received a suite upgrade.

Sea Pea

You are right about that. Seattle Hyatts are notorious for not offering suite upgrades to globalists. Going back at least 10 years from my experience. It’s like some unwritten rule with GM’s there. A lot of their hotels are owned by the same company as well.

Euro

I stayed here 2 years ago with a group of friends and it was exactly what I needed. Reasonably priced, close to the convention center, and 2 beds (the other nearby Hyatts wanted about $100 more per night for a room w 2 beds if there were any available).

That view is stunning, and I got upgraded to a room (nonsuite) w a nice view despite being only a Discoverist. Staff were friendly and very enthusiastic. You made the right choice to spend the breakfast credit at the cafe- the buffet breakfast when I was there was not a good deal at all. $16 for eggs, bacon? or sausage?, bread, whole fruit. That’s it. Would definitely return.

Mike

We just checked out of the Hyatt Regency at the Arch in St Louis. One striking comparison with your stay was your food allowance for a globalist. The two of us got $15.00 for the entire room at the Starbucks in the lobby. That was $7.50 each for a “complete” breakfast. We switched from Marriott (lifetime platinum) to Hyatt and got Bonvoyed.

Joe S.

That property is a category 2 one of the lowest for a Hyatt regency. It’s also a much older building too.
The Hyatt Place is much better thats a category 1. Granted it’s not downtown but still. Hyatt only has two properties in St. Louis

michael

I bet your friend was glad to get out of Portland, that is has been destroyed by all the garbage, graffiti, crime and littered with human excrement lining the sidewalks. Big drug and homeless problem there. How was downtown Seattle?

Mark P

You must be living in an alternate reality. I was in Portland last weekend and had a great time. Streets are lively, restaurants were great, and everything seemed back to (relative) normal.

tom

Lol, keep drinking that MAGA koolaid.

Mary

I was amused by Stephen’s comment about the rooms not being dated, because this hotel opened only a few months before the pandemic began, and was closed up for many months during the pandemic. It is the largest hotel in the PNW, so I wouldn’t be surprised if there are rooms that have never been occupied, even now.

Mark

It’s not that new at all.

It opened at end of 2018 and was fully occupied many times in 2019. The pandemic closed it in March of 2020.

Treesha

Thank you for this review. I’m supposed to be there in a month and this was very helpful information. How long did it take to walk from the light rail station to the hotel?

Mary

I lived across the street from this hotel until a year ago, and used the light rail a lot, so I can tell you that it would take a maximum of five minutes to walk to the Westlake light rail station from the hotel.

Sea Pea

How many homeless people hanging around the property?

Sea Pea

Are those other breakfast items fresh or are they prepackaged from the fridge and they heat up for you?

Last edited 5 months ago by Sea Pea