Grand Hyatt Washington Hotel

, Washington DC, United States
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Grand Hyatt Washington Hotel

, Washington DC
4 star

Rooms: 888

1000 H Street NW - Washington DC - District of Columbia - 20001 - United States 202 582 1234
805 Traveller

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Grand Hyatt on 11th and H

from A TripAdvisor Member
This hotel is excellent because the staff is superb, friendly and super accomodating beyond my wildest imagination.The room is nice and clean but not the greatest as far as size but the people that make up the hotel make the experience the best we ever had.Please feel free to e-mail me with any questions you have about this hotel.John Canata

t book it for the Pool

from A TripAdvisor Member
Nice hotel, impressive lobby but, over Easter weekend there was NO parking of ANY kind at the hotel. My husband had to park three blocks away at another hotel for $20 a night.

But being atop the METRO/Metro Center is so convenient, and we did take the 1/2 price for the second room so if you are travelling with kids thats a plus.

However, the pool is an additional fee and it is tiny. The hottub was out of order the whole time. Since we paid the fee so the kids couls swim. Well, my teenagers were annoyed after a few minutes due to the splashing and didn't want to use it anymore. I called the front desk and they credited some of the fee back.

So if you are traveling with kids who want the pool or if you want to soak in a jacuzzi after walking all day...keep looking.

Maintenance and furnishing wise this hotel was perfect. I would stay here again if the price was right but would leave my swimsuit at home.

Head to head, I prefer Lowe's L'enfant for travelling with children.

Great, Except Parking

from A TripAdvisor Member
Overall this was a very nice place to stay. The rooms were very clean and large, and the hotel was in walking distance to all the attractions as well as a lot of excellent restaurants. The only downside was parking, we arrived on Thursday at around 3:00 and there was NO parking at the hotel. They sent us to Union Station to park, one mile away. It was Easter weekend, but it was a real hassle to have to leave the car so far away on a 4-day trip, and it drained a few hours our of hour sightseeing time. They told us that Union Station was the only "safe place" to park anywhere nearby!

I would recommend this hotel pretty highly, but beware the parking situation!

Loved the Grand Hyatt

from CEDmomCentralNJ
My family and I went to DC for a long weekend and stayed at the Grand Hyatt. By joining the hotels free members program we received a comp upgrade. Our room was large, clean and very comfortable. We booked an AAA package which included breakfast. The buffet was very good and included a nice variety. We didn't use the pool but it looked nice and the workout area was also decent. The hotel itself is in a great location - walking distance to all the major sites w/i DC and metro access w/i hotel. There are also lots of great restaurants close by. We look forward to staying here again on future visits.

Nice Hotel

from A TripAdvisor Member
Stayed for 3 nights with two children. Nice size room and good room service. Busy hotel with lots of meetings & parties. The Grand Slam Bar & Restaurant had great food at reasonable prices. A couple of places to eat near the hotel were also good, especially the Capitol City Brewing Co. The hotel connects to the metro station which was very convenient as it rained our entire trip. Plenty of helpful employees. Overall a good experience. If you drive you may not get parking, the day we arrived there was absolutely no parking at the hotel. Better not to bring a car to DC.

s great!

from A TripAdvisor Member
This hotel is incredible. It's beautiful and just enchanting. I stayed here only 2 nights to attend a music festival in DC. At one point, I wanted to skip the festival and take advantage of all the things going on at the Hotel! Allow me to list just a few of my precious memories of this hotel: 1. The bathrobes. Oh, my. Can you say COMFORTABLE and LUXURIOUS. 2. The Location. The subway station runs RIGHT UNDER THE HOTEL, in other words, you never have to leave the building to get to the subway and from the subway you can go wherever you please. It was TOO easy to travel. Loved every minute of it. 3. The Fitness Center. I could have spent 2 days just in the fitness center doing exercises, getting massages, etc. AWESOME! 4. The Food and the Room Service. Yes, the food was overly expensive like most hotels, but at least this hotel had a plethera of options, and the portions weren't small like you get in most hotels. And if you didn't want room service, there were 2 or more restaurants IN THE HOTEL you could go to. 5. Accessibility to tours. Every tour bus you could name makes REGULAR stops here, so there was no need to have to go to another location to get on a tour bus. And the concierge service was incredible. Well, I think I just talked myself into going back REAL soon! I made all of my hotel and tour guide reservations on Expedia and HIGHLY recommend Expedia as the best way to plan your vacation to DC to this hotel. SEE YA AT THE GRAND!

Great Experience!

from emhg89
Just got back from a February School Vacation Week trip to D.C. The Grand Hyatt is a terrific location for touring the sites - afew blocks walk to the mall, in an area with alot of restaurants as well as sites like Ford Theater and Spy Museum. We had exceptional nice walking weather so we didn't really use the convenient Metro Location right under the hotel. Our room was spacious for the 3 of us - 2 adults and 1 child. It was recently renovated - would describe the room decor as clean, contemporary with darks woods with pale yellow color scheme. The bathroom was update with a good shower and the counter was granite with nice counter space. We ate out so I can't say how the food in the hotel was. They had a sports bar/restaraunt, a nice upscale dinner restaurant, a coffee/expresso bar area that we used in the a.m. on the run. They do have a buffett/restaurant that serves breakfast/lunch that is next to the decorative pool that is in the middle of the ground floor with a piano that plays on an island. Very nice atmosphere to return to after being out and about all day. The parking is $20 a day if you just leave your car - otherwise you pay each time you leave. The Health club is $12 per day and the pool is a lap pool - not really condusive to families to hang out at. We loved this hotel and would definitely stay here the next time we come. Two of the best meals we ever had were nearby - Ten Phen - outstanding, upscale oriential!!! and Oceanaire which was an upscale seafood restaurant that made you feel you were on a 30's oceanliner - reminded us of a "Morton's type steakhouse for seafood - Portions were enormous - everyone walked out with a doggy bag!

Excellent

from Johnnhoj100
Was our first time in Washington, DC. The Grand Hyatt was an excellent hotel. The atrium was outstanding. Our room overlooked the atrium, and was large. There was enough space for two double beds, a chair, and desk. The bathroom was larger than usual. The hotel had an indoor entrance to the subway and had a great central location. Was only $99 a night, an excellent value. Housekeeping was always there and cleaned the room, almost the first minute after we stepped out of the room. The restaurants were great and there was a variety to choose from. A great hotel that I would recommend to anyone.

Low Cost Luxury and Location

from pinetarpete
I just spent 4 days at the Grand Hyatt with my wife and two kids, ages 13 & 8. We had a great time at the hotel and were able to stay for about $110/night at what may be considered one of the most luxurious hotels in Washington (at least that's what Fodor's says!). A Metro stop right under the hotel, walking distance to Ford's Theatre and the new Int'l Spy Museum (my 8 year old loved that). Metro to Smithsonian was only 2 stops. Some nice restaurants nearby although we didn't seem to locate many "family style" restaurants. The Capital City Brewing Company right across the street was very good. Shrimp was out of this world. Too much to see in 4 days. We'll be back!

Nice Hotel

from A TripAdvisor Member
Just got back from an after Christmas trip and had read the reviews before hand and was a little skeptical about the hotel. Upon arriving early I thought we might have to wait to check in but we were given a room right away. Everything was paid in advance since we used EXPEDIA so check-in was quick and easy and the desk person was very pleasant and helpful. The metrorail is very convienently located at the hotel which was great and the hotel itself is also not far away from museums -we were able to walk to the national mall (about 4 blocks away). There was also mention of homeless people and while they are around they were not around the hotel. We walked to Chinatown for dinner one night and felt safe - of course this was all with the added security over the holidays! We even took the metrorail to the national mall at 11:00p and walked to the Lincoln Memorial without anybody bothering us. Overall, we had a great experince and found the hotel staff very friendly and helpful. The sunday breakfast buffet was a littel pricey but good.
Would stay here again!

Top Local Tips for Washington DC

Hyatt Pool Go at 9:10pm that will give you twenty minutes of swimming time with the least amount of kids in the pool. Closes at 9:30pm on weeknights, earlier on weekends.

Metros Plan your itinerary. Metros are one of the best means to get around. Use this link to plan your metro trips http://www.wmata.com/tripplanner_d/tripplanner.cfm#returnTrip. There are various metro cards you can purchase depeding on your needs. I put $20.00 on a Metro card and had to add $5.00 for the 6 day trip. However, the fees per trip are going up as of January 6th, 2008. Therefore, you may want to invest in the weekly unlimited metro travel pass if you will be using the metro as your primary mode of traveling troughout the week.

Some Useful Benefits When Plannig This Trip Clyde's was a great restaurant and is nearby. Chinatown is a 5 minute walk that also has fast food restaurants such as Subway and McDonalds if you are really on a budget or want a really inexpensive meal some nights. Also, the staff can help you navigate the Metro. The Metro website that would be helpful for advanced planning is at http://www.wmata.com/tripplanner_d/tripplanner.cfm#returnTrip. The hotel charges a $10 per room fee if you want to use the gym. We did enough walking visiting the sites therefore we did not need to do any additional exercise. I did a lot of shopping around on other hotels in the area and this hotel definitely gave us the most bang for the buck. Prices for the hotel may vary throughout the year therefore I would recommend you do a search of hotels in the Washington, DC area several months prior to traveling and then book with the hotel not the travel web sites. Most travel web sites may charge you a cancelation fee. Hotels allow you to cancel prior to 24 hours of arrival without a fee. If a lower price for the hotel becomes available as was in my case you can cancel out with the hotel and rebook with the travel website. The bed was very comfortable. Most of the Metro stops drop you within 1/2 mile from the attraction of interest. If you are going to the Space Science Museum use the L'Enfant Plaza stop instead of the Smithsonian. The Smithsonian stop would be best for the Holocaust, Natural History, and the Monuments. Although the loop for the FDR, Lincoln, Washington, and Jefferson Memorial is about a mile. I would not recommend the Hop On Hop Off Bus as you have to wait up to a half hour or more for the bus to arrive at your location, where the Metro arrives every several minutes. Also the Hop On Hop Off Bus is not specific in that you wil be wasting a lot of time traveling to sites you have no interest. The Mount Vernon - Arlington Trip with Greyline was a good value. You also may want to contact your State Senator 4 months in advance to get a tour of the Kennedy Center, the Capital, and the White House . The Smithsonian Museums are great. I heard the Spy Museum is very juvenile and not worth the increase in cost of 18 per adult. However, I did not visit the Spy Museum myself. The American History Museum is closed due to renovations as is Ford's Theater. However, you can see the house that Lincoln died in across from the Ford's theater. In the Space Museum there is a small section being used to display some items from the American History Museum. The Washington Zoo was also nice. The play My Fair Lady was great. If possible try to get box seats for an extra fee, the box seats were fantastic.

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  • Address: 1000 H Street NW - Washington DC - District of Columbia - 20001 - United States
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