I had a chance to stay at the Park Hyatt Washington DC recently on a trip to meet my Aunt and Uncle who were in town for a conference. They were staying across the street at the Fairmont Georgetown, and I was lucky enough to snag a relatively cheap cash room at the Park Hyatt just steps away.
The Park Hyatt is located near the George Washington University Metro stop, and is about a 10 minute walk away from the trendy Georgetown area. Right nearby are other well to-do hotels, so it’s certainly the high rent district all things considering. If you’re in town for a performance at the Kennedy Center, it’s about a 10 minute walk to the south.
I’m a huge fan of the Park Hyatt brand, and after staying at the Park Hyatt Paris over Memorial Day, I had a yearning to stay in more of their properties.
Approaching the hotel, you’re greeted by a series of friendly bellman who will offer to take your luggage and open the door for you.
Inside, you’ll find a small lobby with the front desk straight ahead. While the foyer and hallway to the right is expansive, I was surprised that there wasn’t more to this lobby and that there wasn’t more seating. I’m not saying that is a bad thing by any means, but rather that it was just surprising for a Washington hotel. I tend to find that Park Hyatt’s are more simplistic in look, and that the less extra furniture, the better.
As I was checking in, I was described my Diamond amenities. I was upgraded to a larger King room, and was also extended a late check-out for the following day, which came in handy since I invited my family over for breakfast.
My room was on the 4th floor. The hotel has some pretty long hallways, so if you’re at the end like I was, put your walking shoes on! As soon as you open the room, you’re greeted with a very large living room, perfect for inviting folks over!
Looking back at the front door, there is a nice foyer which is plenty spacious for a non-suite like this.
In the living room was a spacious desk that connected to a large panel containing a swivel television. I really appreciated this large desk, and was able to utilize the several power ports available to charge my various devices.
On the other side of the wall was a bedroom, complete with a very large and comfortable king bed.
Off to the side was the bathroom, which was separate from the living and sleeping area. I really liked how this felt like a totally separate room.
Once you walk into the bathroom, there was a sink and toilet to your right.
In front of the sink was a sliding closet door, where you could place your suitcase and any hanging garments inside. It was perfectly hidden out of the way, and was in a great location convenient to changing and using the shower.
The shower area was absolutely enormous, complete with both a shower and tub. This area along was the size of most entire bathrooms in some hotels.
There were a variety of toiletries in an alcove in the shower, which was very convenient.
I REALLY enjoyed this hotel, and I think it really embodied the spirit of Park Hyatt. Not only was the hotel luxurious, but it really did exceed by expectations.
I had a truly exceptional breakfast in the restaurant as part of my Diamond status – and this hotel truly went over the top, since they also extended the benefit to my family who was not staying at this hotel. You can read more about that here.
This will probably be my go-to Washington DC property when the price is right, and when I’m not fulfilling stays toward my Kimpton Inner Circle Status. I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone visit DC, as it’s a property that is unforgettable and impeccable.
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