I spent one night here in the Gold Coast Suite for my birthday. My husband booked it as a surprise, and invited five of my closest girlfriends and sisters for a birthday celebration. The Gold Coast Suite was beautiful--on the 15th floor- with a view of Lake Michigan in the distance.
The suite contained: one large master bedroom with a king sized bed, one large, luxurious master bathroom, a separate half bath, kitchenette with a sink, a glass table for eating, and a large living room with a view of Lake Michigan. The ladies slept in an adjoining room with 2 beds and on the couch in the suite's living room. One of my favorite parts of the master bathroom was the vanity. The wallpaper is a woven textured off white pattern with flecks of gold--very pretty. There is a heavy glass or acrylic tea light holder near the bath tub--it seemed to weigh as much as a bowling ball--I appreciated the quality. There was also a small TV built into the wall near the sink, so on the hotel channel, we could listen to classical music as we were in the bathroom.
In the morning, we had brunch at NOMI, and the interior design is lovely. Be sure to look up at the leather trimmed ceiling. The tables themselves seem to have leather, or some kind of fake leather, on them as well. We shared banana bread as an appetizer, which was beautifully presented and accompanied by a thick slice of banana that had been caramelized on top with a blow torch.
I had Eggs Benedict, which was delicious.
My father stayed on the 14th floor, in a standard room, and even that was beautiful. The bathtub was separated from the bedroom with what looked like wooden shutters. The shutters could be pushed back so that the person in the bathtub could watch TV or talk to the person on the bed. How neat!
One negative: We had actually booked another bedroom, so that the ladies wouldn't have to share a bed, but the key to that extra room didn't work. Since we were in the middle of a party, we didn't bother to ask about this, and in the morning, simply asked the front desk to remove the charge for that extra room, as the key didn't work. There was some push back from the front desk on this, but ultimately, they removed the charge for that extra room to which we never had access.
At check in, the front lounge had an unattractive art exhibit with a bunch of cardboard boxes glued to the wall. It was probably one of the ugliest works of modern art I've ever seen. We weren't sure if it was just construction, or if it was actually art. And we had an interior designer among us, who also agreed that it was very odd looking.
Actually, I like the Blue Duck Tavern for breakfast/brunch in the Washington DC Park Hyatt more than the NOMI. The Blue Duck Tavern offers eggs benedict with real crab meat and it comes with a side of fresh greens.
But, as we only stayed one night, I wasn't able to fully explore the hotel. I didn't get to see the pool area.
In the waiting area at the front door, be sure to go around the corner to get a cup of self serve complimentary tea or coffee.
The location is great. Just around the corner are the Hershey store, Ghiradelli shop (chocolate), Top Shop (young women's clothing). We stopped by Anthropologie and Banana Republic (clothing), all within walking distance. My friends picked up small birthday tarts from Belgian chocolatier Leonidas, also close by.
Yes, I'd come back here, and I wouldn't hesitate to stay in the standard room.
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