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Review: Grand Hyatt San Francisco

Hotel Overview:
The Grand Hyatt hotel is located in iconic Union Square, only steps away from San Francisco’s famed cable cars and offers immediate access to the city’s finest dining, shopping and entertainment.  The Grand Hyatt's location high atop Stockton Street offers stellar views of the the Bay and on clear days the views stretch from North Beach and Coit Tower to Alcatraz and the Financial District and beyond.

While the views alone may warrant a stay, the hotel underwent a major renovation back in 2013 with a redesigned lobby area and renovated rooms.  The rooms provide a stylish retreat featuring hardwood floors, plush bedding and a sleek minimalist design.  Overall, I think the decor and minimalist design of the rooms fits in perfect for a San Francisco hotel.

The hotel is 36 floors high, with a gym on floor 35, a club lounge on floor 32 and a restaurant and bar on the mezzanine level.

Being a Diamond member of the Hyatt Gold Passport loyalty program or getting a room on the Club Floor will get you a room on the upper floors of the building and access to all-day food and beverages at the Grand Club Lounge.  You can enjoy great views along with daily breakfast, drinks throughout the day and evening hors de vours and dessert.  When traveling with a family, having access to these benefits are wonderful and will save money on food and drinks.

On-Site Dining Options:
There are lots of great dining options in San Francisco, but I always like trying out the hotel dining options to see what they offer and prefer the convenience of it when traveling with kids.  

The Grand Hyatt offers a restaurant and lounge, called OneUp.  There is also a coffee bar on the first floor. 

OneUp Restaurant offers American Bistro classics for lunch and dinner along with wine and cocktails.  They also offer breakfast in the mornings.  

OneUp lounge offers appetizers and drinks and is across the hall from the restaurant.  

My Experience:
There are tons of things to do and see in San Francisco.  For our most recent trip, we visited the California Academy of Sciences, the Exploratorium, and the SF Zoo over a weekend.  We also did some shopping in Union Square, visited China Town, Pier 39 and the Ferry Building.  

We tried to jam-pack as much as we could for the weekend and at the same time tried to schedule everything around nap times before our little one got too tired.

I previously wrote about visiting a few of the family friendly attractions in San Francisco that you can read about here:

One thing to note if you are planning a stay here is that there is construction currently on-going right next door to the Grand Hyatt that should be wrapping up before the end of the year.  The construction is for a new flagship Apple store being built right next to the Grand Hyatt.  

An artist rendering of the new Apple store next to the Grand Hyatt is shown below.  

Every time I visit San Francisco, it seems like there is always something new and exciting going on with festivals, sports games, things to do and see, and new construction going on.  It is always a fun experience visiting San Francisco and trying to fit in as much as you can during your trip.  

Having lived in downtown San Francisco, in the SOMA/South Beach area for a few years, I may be a bit partial to the city, but I think many people would agree that it is one the best cities and places in the world to visit and for experiencing many different things.  I always enjoy coming back to San Francisco and look forward to future stays at the Grand Hyatt.

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