Grand Hyatt San Francisco Hotel Review

Location: San Franciso, CA
Date Visited:
Room: 1 King Bay View | Room # 2605
Hotel Type:mid-scale
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Grand Hyatt San Francisco welcomes you with a sophisticated elegance and refined modern style. Located in the heart of the city at Union Square, immerse yourself in the premier shopping, world-class dining, and nightlife of downtown San Francisco. Then retreat to your room where you can unwind and enjoy the spectacular views of the city by the bay - Hyatt


3.95

out of 5

Good

Hotel rating breakdown

iconRoom Amenities (TV, Coffee machine etc.)

4
iconLocation

4
iconValue

4
iconBed Comfort

4
iconService

4.5
iconCleanliness

4
iconNo on-site Pool availiable
iconGym

4.5
iconWiFi

5
Quick Tip:

Great hotel if you plan to visit the Chase Center

• 13 mins via Bus

• 21 mins via Tram

• 20 mins via Muni (free with an NBA Game ticket)

Bottom Line

What we loved

  • Good location close to Market Street. Quick 5 minute walk to Powell station with access to Muni.
  • Grand Lounge staff was very personable & kept lounge stocked & clean.
  • Painless check-in, was able to get into room around 9 am.
  • Nice view of the Bay.
  • Wifi was easy to use, although it was not password protected. Was able to participate in Zoom calls with no issues.
  • TV had streaming functionality, which was quick to set-up.

What we did not like

  • AC unit was weird to figure out. Upon arrival we turned it off & opted to open the sliding glass door. After a few hours, we closed the sliding glass door & turned on the AC but the room was not getting any cooler. We turned the unit down to 65 F before the room started to feel comfortable.
  • Lounge is open during certain hours, outside of those house it is locked.
  • The in-room desk chair is too low for the desk provided.
  • No suite upgrade, although there were suites available for booking.
  • $35 daily resort fee (waived for Globalist), inclusions are listed here: https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/hotel/california/grand-hyatt-san-francisco/sfous/policies. Spoiler: nothing of value.
  • Elevators did not require a key card to access the rooms, a security issue.

Verdict

We were looking for a place to stay overnight in San Fran for less than $300. Our normal hotels were almost $500 and after some searching, we stumbled upon the Grand Hyatt San Fran which was priced at $275 (sans taxes).

With a location close to Market & Union, close to several train stations, shops and restaurants, it is a good home base for a few days. While the rooms are not too special, the front desk and Grand Lounge staff is very personable which makes it a great pick. While a good stay, I will test out other hotels in the area before returning to the Grand Hyatt.

Hotel Techology & Amenities

Excellent

Internet Speed

47Mbps

This internet speed is great for:

Web Browsing

Emails

Zoom Meetings

Streaming Music

Streaming Youtube

Streaming HD Movies

Streaming 4k Movies

Streaming Video Games

TV Ports, Plugs & other tech

Availiable in the room/hotel:

No

Key Card needed for Elevator

No

Guest In-Room Tablet

No

Mobile Key Access

Yes

Chromecast/Smart TV

No

Wired Internet

Yes

Hospitality App/Texting

Hotel Amentities

Breakdown of ameities availiable in the room:

Generic Coffee

Coffee Machine Type

No

Toothpaste, Mouthwash etc.

Yes

Useable Fridge

No

Slippers/Robes

Wall Mounted

Soap Type

No

Other Amenities


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