Upscale and Urban: The Hyatt at Olive 8 in Seattle

View of Seattle from West Seattle

We never tire of the spectacular views of the Seattle skyline and have been coming to Seattle for the past 9 years. Our daughter attended the University of Washington and never came home.(We have adjusted to this fact over time) Craig and I have discovered over the last few years that we prefer to stay at the Hyatt at Olive 8 in Seattle and have stayed there so often that the barista in the coffee bar thought we were residents of the building.

Location, location, location is probably first on the list of reasons why we stay at the Hyatt at Olive 8. In addition, the accommodations are sleek and urban, alway immaculate and the contemporary bathrooms are appointed with polished stone and modern fixtures. Craig and I both work from “home” (wherever that may be) and the rooms are perfectly appointed with all of the tools of an office that we need.

The hotel’s sleek modern design is environmentally responsible and was the first LEED certified hotel in Seattle. Boasting innovative energy and water saving features, this hip, green, downtown Seattle hotel welcomes business and as well as leisure travelers.


The Hyatt at Olive 8 is located in the heart of downtown Seattle and only blocks away from virtually any attraction you would like to visit. Pike Place Market, The Space Needle, shopping, delicious restaurants, Pioneer Square and Capitol Hill are just a few of the nearby sights.

We were fortunate to experience the ultimate in hotel luxury by staying in the exquisite 1,600 square ft President’s Suite which was designed to offer all the comforts of home in an upscale urban setting. It comes complete with a dining table with seating for eight, a gorgeous wet bar, cozy fireplace, a game table and an incredible office for me! The master bedroom is lovely and is paired with a very large luxurious bathroom. What a treat to experience luxury of this magnitude and this enormous suite is nearly the size of our house, yet feels warm and inviting.

Craig stays for business over 150 nights per year in Hyatt properties around the United States. We use our hotel points for travel in Europe, Australia and other parts of the world. Loyalty to a brand definitely has its benefits!

Hyatt at Olive 8

The Lobby



The Coffee Bar


Welcome Amenity!


The Suite







My favorite lunch at Urbane, the Hyatt Restaurant


The chic chain link design of the entrance of Urbane.


Staying here as frequently as we do has allowed us the opportunity to observe the consistent, friendly, “go way beyond” service of the Hyatt staff. I should have written about the hotel much sooner, they deserve all the business they can handle. We have stayed in every type of room they offer and enjoyed them all. When you are planning your next trip to Seattle and are looking for topnotch accommodations, please check out the Hyatt at Olive 8.


To map out an itinerary, check out our other adventurous Seattle posts.

A Visit to Chihuly Garden and Glass

A Must Have Breakfast- Portage Bay

A Snack and a Stroll Through Pike Place Market

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16 thoughts on “Upscale and Urban: The Hyatt at Olive 8 in Seattle”

  1. Suzanne! I love all your articles on Seattle. We have the opportunity to visit there and explore this coming Saturday through Monday with some longtime friends before a 6 day cruise on a sailboat through the San Juan Islands. We have never been to Seattle and I will certainly go to the places you have visited. We also plan to take a Segway tour of downtown and take the underground tour in Pioneer Square. Thanks for posting the beautiful pictures! It would be fun to meet for dinner Saturday or Sunday evening if you are available.

    • Hi Michelle: It sounds like you have planned a wonderful trip – I would love to see your photos and hear all about it. I leave for New York tomorrow and return late Sunday evening. We will miss each other, darn. Your plans sound great! The Underground Tour is awesome!Let me know if I can help further.

      • Thanks Suzanne. So sorry we will miss seeing you. Enjoy New York! Oh, and if you can recommend a couple of your favorite places for dinner we would appreciate it. We are staying near the Space Needle at the Maxwell Hotel- Pineapple Hospitality

        • HI Michelle:
          I just sent you an email with a list of restaurants. Let me know if you received it. I wasn’t sure if that was your correct email!

  2. It would be a kick to stay in a hotel room that is bigger than my apartment…and with great service to boot. 🙂 I look forward to checking out your other Seattle posts!


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