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Hyatt at Olive 8 in Seattle, WA on Taste and Tell

My husband and I have always said that if we could move anywhere in the US, it would be to Seattle. There are lots of places that I love to visit, but if I were to choose anywhere that I could live, it would definitely be Seattle. I have only been twice now, but my husband lived there for a time and was converted then.

We recently had the chance to spend a weekend in Seattle, and couldn’t have been more excited. I’ll be sharing all about our trip and our finds over the next few weeks, but let’s start with where to stay!

If you are looking for comfort, style, and especially location, look no further than the Hyatt at Olive 8. Seriously – we couldn’t have had a better location. Located right in the heart of downtown, it was only a short walk to shopping, restaurants, and of course – Pike Place Market and the Puget Sound.

Hyatt at Olive 8 in Seattle, WA on Taste and Tell

The Olive 8 is a green hotel. They were the first LEED Certified hotel in Seattle. (A LEED certified property is a property that is recognized for promoting sustainability and green practices.) It is contemporary, modern and sleek, and I thought it was just perfect!!

We decided to take the kids along, and the room was plenty big for 2 large queen beds plus a crib. And the window was huge!!

Hyatt at Olive 8 in Seattle, WA on Taste and Tell

Nestled in the corner was a safe, mini refrigerator, and a little coffee station. The bathroom was actually quite large and had a huge, deep tub which was perfect for bathing the kids after swimming in the indoor swimming pool. If there was one drawback, it would be that the doors in the room were sliding doors that didn’t lock, and those doors and 5, 3 and 1 year olds didn’t really mix. But it was a cool architectural feature that I think I would have really loved if I wasn’t traveling with young children!!

Hyatt at Olive 8 in Seattle, WA on Taste and Tell

Hyatt at Olive 8 in Seattle, WA on Taste and Tell

And did I mention the view?? The kids spent lots of time looking out the window at all of the buildings, and you could even see the monorail when it went by. I loved seeing all of the green space on top of the buildings!

Hyatt at Olive 8 in Seattle, WA on Taste and Tell

Hyatt at Olive 8 in Seattle, WA on Taste and Tell

The lobby is large and open, and there are always green apples for the taking at the front desk. The service was perfect. After seeing the kids, they offered a free movie since they didn’t have any kid-friendly tv channels. It’s always the little details like that that I am most impressed with!

Hyatt at Olive 8 in Seattle, WA on Taste and Tell

They also have a small market in the lobby that serves drinks and a few snacks.

Hyatt at Olive 8 in Seattle, WA on Taste and Tell

Hyatt at Olive 8 in Seattle, WA on Taste and Tell

There is also a restaurant on the property – Urbane. I didn’t get to eat there, but my husband was a little under the weather on the trip so he spent more time at the hotel while I was out exploring with the kids, and he ate there twice and loved it both times. In fact, he keeps talking about a Crab Eggs Benedict that he had and couldn’t get enough of.

They do have a lap pool and a very large Jacuzzi, as well as a steam room. They also have a spa on the property.

One thing to mention is that there is only valet parking, which was a bit pricey. But you do have in and out privileges, and the valet was curtious and prompt, so I didn’t have any complaints. This is a hotel I would totally stay in again next time I am in Seattle!

Hyatt at Olive 8
1635 8th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 695-1234

**My trip was graciously provided by Travel Seattle, but I was not required to write this review. I’m only sharing because I really did love my experience at the Hyatt at Olive 8!**

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4 Responses to Hyatt at Olive 8 – Seattle, WA

  1. Chels R. says:

    What a beautiful hotel!! And Errrmygosh!!!! A bathroom with zero lock ability! No good! Sometimes, when I dash into our bathroom, I’ve got Christian sticking his fingers under the crack of the door and banging on it. And then the other day, I was showering-normally I lock my bathroom door, but I didn’t this time and Eden totally burst in on me like it was no big deal, lol! The restaurant looks very nice. If you ever go back with your husband, you need to go eat at The Six Seven Restaurant at the Edgewater Hotel. We spent the day in Seattle for our 7th anniversary and ate dinner there and seriously, the food would make you cry it was so good. I had Lamb Chops for the very first time there and it like melted it was so good. But you gotta eat there during the summer so you can sit on the deck. Stick it on your food bucket list :)

  2. Amy says:

    Haha! When I started reading this post, I seriously thought it was something I would’ve written myself! My husband and I also want to move to Seattle in the future (I just want to move for the food…) – we’ve been there twice and we are absolutely in love with that city.
    We stayed at the Olive 8 Hotel last time we were there too! We loved it – the staff there are friendly and the rooms are great! Your view actually looks almost identical from what ours looked like. The Portage Bay Cafe is a great place for breakfast – they have a wonderful waffle bar that has everything you can possibly need as toppings. :)

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