Grand Hyatt, Washington, DC

My girlfriend and I went up to Washington, DC for the long weekend and wanted to spend some time re-discovering the city, since we hadn’t visited since our respective childhoods. I booked our room at the Grand Hyatt given its location, and was pleasantly surprised by everything that came with it!

Location

The Grand Hyatt is located on the corner of 11th street and H street, which is a very short walk from the Metro Center Station. There are many restaurants a short walk away, and many attractions are within a 15 minute walk (the White House, the Washington monument, and the National Mall, for example).

Restaurants

There is a Starbucks Reserve in the lobby, as well as Cure – a restaurant that carefully pairs ingredients for a wonderful experience. Located on the first basement level is the hotel’s main restaurant – Cabinet. I received a daily breakfast pass because of my status, which was a pleasant surprise.

Diamond breakfast
Diamond breakfast

Room Information

I was given a corner room on the 12th floor, with the bed offering a nice view of the city below.

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Room entry

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Room entry

View from the bed
View from the bed

The TV was placed on a dresser that contained a safe and mini-fridge, as well as an interface system that allows guests to hook up their own devices.

Media inputs and USB charging
Media inputs and USB charging

Hotel Amenities

As mentioned above, the hotel houses two restaurants as well as a Starbucks, so there are many dining options without even leaving the building. Also within the building is a FedEx location – contained within the business center, and a large number of meeting rooms.

Hyatt has a very friendly policy when it comes to forgetting things at home. Simply call the front desk and someone will bring what you need and leave it at the door for you. Depending on what it is, you can keep it, or just borrow it for your visit, allowing you to buy it at check-out.

Forgot something?
Forgot something?

The hotel also has a spectacular skylight and a chandelier that dangles from the 12th floor to the basement.

Skylight
Skylight
Lobby from the 12th floor
Lobby from the 12th floor
Gorgeous!
Gorgeous!

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