During the first leg of our time in Seattle, we stayed at Grand Hyatt Seattle’s Emerald Suite, so named not because there is any emerald coloring within the suite, but rather as it’s located within the Emerald City, aka Seattle! This spacious, 1,000 ft² suite on the upper floors of the hotel has stunning views of Puget Sound, despite being about 5 blocks back from the water. We loved our stay, and how conveniently close to downtown Seattle it was. From the breathtaking views visible from the Emerald Suite and the ample in-room amenities to the comfort and convenience of the hotel itself, Grand Hyatt Seattle’s Emerald Suite is a one of a kind treat in the Emerald City.
Emerald Suite Grand Hyatt Seattle
Location: Seattle, Washington
Address: 721 Pine St, Seattle, WA 98101
Rating: 4-Star Hotel
Staff Helpfulness & Friendliness: 5/5
Room size: 5/5
Room Amenities: 5/5
Room and Bed Comfort: 5/5
View from Room: 5/5
Proximity to Other Points of Interest: 5/5
Parking: Attached parking garage
This suite had a long entry way with two closets, a spacious bedroom with a king size bed, nightstands with ample charging outlets, a sitting area within the bedroom, a living room, an open office, a huge walk-by closet, floor to ceiling windows throughout the suite with automated blackout curtains, a marble soaking tub with a separate glass rain shower, Balmain branded toiletries, two large flat screen TVs, a seated vanity area near yet another closet, and a large bathroom, perfect for getting ready for a long day of exploring the city.
When we arrived around 3am our time, midnight local time, we were greeted by a very friendly desk clerk who didn’t miss a beat, and checked us in quickly. He gave us instructions on where to park our car, which we had pulled to the front of the hotel in order to check-in. He told us that the best place to park was at the attached parking garage next door. From the time we pulled up, checked-in, brought our bags up to our room, re-parked our car, and had returned to our room for the evening, it took us about 7-8 minutes. Despite it being a lot of walking and tall elevator rides up and down from our room on one of the top floors of the hotel, everything went very quickly, and very smoothly, which we appreciated tremendously after a long day of traveling.
I had one of the best and most restful nights of sleep I’ve ever had, and when I awoke, it was to the beautiful, quiet tapping of a heavy rain against the windows near our bedroom. I absolutely adore the rain, so I got up before my husband, made myself some tea, and I lounged in a large chair near the window watching the rain fall outside as the sun rose over Puget Sound.
We had a big day of running errands in the morning, and then we headed out to Olympic National Park, which meant that we had to go back and forth to our hotel a few times from our business downtown, and it was so convenient to have our hotel so centrally located. Located just a few blocks back from the water, 5 blocks from the famous Pike Place Market, and it was also near the Pacific Place Shopping Center, and surrounded by great shopping opportunities, like Nordstrom, Westlake Center Shopping Mall, Sephora, and dozens of other fantastic small businesses and major chain stores.
Overall, this was the perfect hotel to stay in to explore downtown Seattle. The staff was wonderful, the hotel was spotless, the location was perfect, and our room was a delightful comfort after a long day of traveling and busy days running errands around the city. I recommend staying at Grand Hyatt Seattle, particularly if you’re excited about exploring the downtown area!