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“Highly recommend this hotel, with or without kids.”
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Hyatt At Olive 8
Ranked #9 of 101 Hotels in Seattle
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Vancouver, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
58 reviews
14 hotel reviews
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“Highly recommend this hotel, with or without kids.”
Reviewed 11 August 2009

Went down to Seattle with our kids and another couple just on a short trip from Vancouver for a few days last month. Chose the Hyatt at Olive 8 based on good reviews on TripAdvisor, then booked via Expedia.ca (whose rate we found through the TripAdvisor search engine -- gotta love TripAdvisor!). The Hyatt had no "2 Queen" rooms left at our promo rate ($162 Cdn/night), but we got a King plus rollaway bed, which worked fine for my husband & I and our two 9 year olds. Check in was fast and easy and the front desk, bell and concierge staff were all very helpful, knowledgeable and friendly. Loved the fact that the hotel is LEEDS-certified (hopefully, more hotels go this route). Well-designed rooms were a nice mix of comfort and modernity and the pool area was lovely (no outside access though). Didn't use the fitness room, but it looked beautiful -- spacious, bright and with great equipment. Great location close to main shopping area, with Pike Place Market/waterfront about a 10-15 minute walk away. The only negative thing about the Olive 8 was crazily expensive overnight parking (I think $30/night or more, which seems to be the norm in downtown Seattle) but we found nearby street & lot parking. Would definitely return to the Olive 8!

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled with family
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HyattSeattle, General Manager at Hyatt At Olive 8, responded to this review, 2 September 2009
Wow, thanks for the great review; we love to host our neighbors from BC! We appreciate your detail and glad that you and your family were satisfied. Sorry we didn’t have any of the Queen/Queen rooms left; hopefully we can make that happen next time for you! Hope to see you again soon.
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Reviewed 11 August 2009

I have very high expectations for hotel quality and cleanliness and had checked other Tripadvisor ratings before booking. Agree with the positive comments. I found excellent staff, super clean and modern, yet warm and inviting. No problems with water pressure, and never noticed any compromise to quality as result of enviro conscious objective. Booked through Hyatt reservation and used CAA for rate of $179/night - included Breakfast for 2 adults at Urbana restaurant in hotel. Urbana food is top notch gourmet, organic, creative. Breakfast value is $50+ (I think they must have got that wrong) - kindly considerate of kids - organic mac and cheese for kids. Good spa, pool was lap but kids still enjoyed it, great hot tub. Awesome fitness facility! Best I've seen in any hotel.

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled with family
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HyattSeattle, General Manager at Hyatt At Olive 8, responded to this review, 18 August 2009
We have high expectations too, and are delighted that we were able to meet yours! And we enjoy hosting guests who appreciate our sustainability objectives. We are very proud of Urbane Restaurant; please have a look at their website for more info on the local farmers we use. We are equally proud of the fitness center and share your opinion – although it’s nice to hear it from someone else! As always, we enjoy hosting our friends from Canada!
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Washington
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Reviewed 10 August 2009

Overall, we had an excellent one night stay at the Hyatt Olive 8. We have two small children and this is one of the first hotels we have been to that the portable crib was actually waiting set-up in our room (usually I have to do a reminder call)! The rooms are nice and very clean, but not "blow you away" beautiful. Very large bathroom with walk-in shower. There was only one robe which was a bit odd for 2 adults staying in the room. Our biggest issue was with the food options: no mini-bar, would not deliver mixed drinks to the room (only beer and wine)---although you can get a drink from the bar downstairs and carry up, and the bar closed at 12:00 on a Friday night. Basically, no room service or drinks after 12:00 A.M. The wonderful things? Gorgeous lobby, very clean/new, walk to everything downtown, and if you use the AAA rate (coupon code: BREAKF) FREE breakfast in bed (we are talking $85 breakfast for free!!!!). Still can't beat the Hyatt!

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled with family
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HyattSeattle, General Manager at Hyatt At Olive 8, responded to this review, 18 August 2009
Glad to hear that the stay went well and the crib was waiting. We have kids too and know how important it can be able to put a tired little one away without waiting for a crib to be delivered. Point taken on the drinks and the Friday night hours. We will discuss as a team. We really enjoy hosting AAA/CAA guests, thank you for staying with us!
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Los Angeles
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Reviewed 10 August 2009

I stayed at Olive 8 with my wife for our anniversary.
The hotel was everything I was expecting from a Hyatt - clean rooms and amenities, great service in all areas, great location...everything that really mattered was great.
The pool was awesome, Olympic style and great for professional swimmers - I wish I were one to really enjoy that pool. The Jacuzzi was also great, very big. The best thing is that usually there is no one in the pool area - mostly 5 people.
I really have nothing negative to say except that I personally didn't like the food at the Urbane restaurant but I am a very picky eater so it doesn't mean the food was bad. Happy hour was great - the food was really cheap.
One comment on the bathroom door - I was with my wife so it didn't really matter to me but if I was with anyone else I wouldn't be comfortable using the restroom/shower since the door doesn't lock, it just slides in without attaching with anything. I tried looking inside while the door was all the way shut and you could see the inside so it's really something to look into.... again if you are traveling with your spouse it's not an issue.
There is no real great view from this hotel but it's nothing that can be changed. We had a high floor but we only saw buildings, nothing else. Also, I wish since this is a green hotel there was a green area for guests (small grassy area or patio style place). There was really nowhere to hang out in the hotel if you wanted to come out of the room, the lobby is kind of small and has no private places to sit down and relax.
Out of 10 I would give this hotel 9 and that's because of the small details above.
Would definitely stay there over and over.
Thanks again to the Hyatt team working at this location.

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled as a couple
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HyattSeattle, General Manager at Hyatt At Olive 8, responded to this review, 20 August 2009
I enjoyed reading your review and appreciate the detail, and glad that we delivered on the things that mattered to you. Urbane is not your normal hotel restaurant; our focus is on working with locally sourced foods so it’s a little different than what you may find elsewhere and we know it’s not for everyone. Same for the bathroom door; it is a little different but we felt the ‘barn door’ allows our rooms to have a little more space in the room. Thank you for allowing us to be a part of your anniversary; we hope that we can play a part in your future celebrations!
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 7 August 2009

Not really much to say. I stayed at the Grand Hyatt last month -- it was one of the best hotels I've ever been in. This time I wanted to save a little, so I moved around the corner to this place. It's only slightly less luxurious, a bit less on the common areas. I like the room's style (cool glasses!).

Check out the wine bar's happy hour.

Dinner around up the street at the Dragonfish is also highly recommended!

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled on business
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HyattSeattle, General Manager at Hyatt At Olive 8, responded to this review, 10 August 2009
You're our favorite type of guest; one who is willing to give both of hotels a try! Glad that you enjoyed both of them. ps - We love those glasses too!
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PacificNorthwest
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Reviewed 2 August 2009

Stayed here the night before the RnR Marathon. The room was great! Location just as great. The staff very friendly. I enjoyed that everyone from house keeping, to room service, to front desk always had on smiles. Couldn't help but smile even after my run! Enjoyed the atmosphere and the design. I will definitely be back!

  • Stayed June 2009
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HyattSeattle, General Manager at Hyatt At Olive 8, responded to this review, 3 August 2009
Wow, the title of your review really got my attention! Glad that you had a great stay. We know that it’s a big responsibility hosting marathon runners and glad that you were able to smile after the run. Congrats on the accomplishment and we hope to see you next year!
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Bridgewater, NJ
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Reviewed 23 July 2009

I tagged along on my husband's business conference held at the Hyatt at Olive 8. Our king-sized bed was very plush, in a spacious room. After notifying the staff that we were allergic to feathers, the pillows and duvet were changed promptly. Having the refrigerator in our room helped to keep our bottles of water and fresh fruit cold. The modern bath and shower was well-appointed (did not like the magnifying mirror on the counter though, would rather have the magnifying mirror on the wall). Loved the dimmer switch on the light over the bathroom sink, it worked well as my night-light. I do wish more hotels had this night-light feature. Breakfast in the hotel dining room was delicious, they even had soy milk for my morning coffee! We enjoyed walking to Pike Place Market and other sites from this hotel. My husband enjoyed the pool. Just absolutely loved the robes in our room.

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled on business
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HyattSeattle, General Manager at Hyatt At Olive 8, responded to this review, 28 July 2009
We loved to see the word ‘relaxing’ in the title of your review. After all, that is our main goal, that our guests are relaxed and comfortable regardless of the reason for their stay. Point taken on the mirror; that is great feedback for us and our design team. Thanks for the kind words and we look forward to seeing you guys again soon!
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Property: Hyatt At Olive 8
Address: 1635 8th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101-1822
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Region: United States > Washington > Seattle
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Seattle
#4 Spa Hotel in Seattle
#7 Luxury Hotel in Seattle
#8 Business Hotel in Seattle
#8 Family Hotel in Seattle
#13 Romantic Hotel in Seattle
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:4 star — Hyatt At Olive 8 4*
Number of rooms: 346
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Seattle Green Hotel. Sleek modern design and environmental responsibility converge seamlessly at Hyatt at Olive 8. Designed to be the first LEED certified hotel in the city, Seattle’s newest hotel represents a new echelon for sustainability in the Pacific Northwest. Boasting an array of innovative energy and water saving features, the hotel offers guests the ability to continue their sustainable lifestyle while traveling. A few blocks outside our glass doors are historic Pike Place Market and Puget Sound. Eco-friendly dining and spa amenities present a resort atmosphere in a vibrant city setting. Exuding the best of the Pacific Northwest spirit, brilliant form is combined with environmental function to create a new definition of luxury in downtown Seattle. ... more   less 
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