A video review of the Park Hyatt Washington DC. Highlights include the hotel common areas, the neighborhood, the food at the Blue Duck Tavern and the inside of an Executive Suite. I really enjoyed the Park Hyatt Washington DC and would highlight recommend it for folks traveling to the Washington DC area.
The Executive Suite was an upgrade from a stay that I used a “Diamond Suite Upgrade” on a regular room booking. The Park Suite was an upgrade from a standard room booking that I didn’t use an upgrade certificate on.
The Park Hyatt Washington DC is conveniently located near Georgetown, Foggy Bottom, and Dupont Circle. It’s about a 10 minute walk to each of those neighborhoods in different directions. If you’re looking for a supermarket, there’s a Whole Foods and a Trader Joe’s near the Foggy Bottom Metro station.
The hotel is very understated — just a tiny sign on the corner of 24th and M that says “Park Hyatt Washington DC” — it’s very easy to miss. All parking is valet parking at a small valet spot right in front of the lobby. The valets were always cordial, polite, and quick.
Most of the ground floor of the hotel is taken up by the hotel’s excellent restaurant, the “Blue Duck Tavern.” When I checked in, at the front desk they told me that their restaurant is “one of the city’s best.” I thought to myself “yeah right!” But after I ate at the Blue Duck Tavern I believed them! Then I checked Yelp and saw that the Blue Duck Tavern is truly one of DC’s top 10 restaurants. If you’re staying here, you really need to have a meal, or two, or three at the restaurant!
Diamond members are offered free breakfast in their room, or at the restaurant. If you’re there for the weekend, definitely try to get breakfast in the restaurant as they also have some excellent brunch items on their menu like crab cakes and bone marrow. I also really enjoyed the “fresh squeezed orange juice” in the morning as well. They say that the Diamond breakfast is a $32 breakfast credit per person — but we ordered more like $40-50 of breakfast food each day and noting ever appeared in our room bill. Not even the tip.
The fitness center is small, but very nice, with windows looking out to 24th street. There’s a small indoor swimming pool and a hot tub/jacuzzi.
Now on to the rooms:
The executive suite was amazing — over 1,000 square feet, with a huge sofa, dining room table, and two bathrooms. The main bathroom (the same in both rooms) was really quite nice with a huge walk in shower with rain head and soaking tub.
The park suite, around 600 square feet, was also really nice. While still quite not but not as “amazing” as the executive suite — it had a neat moon shaped desk as a main feature of the living room portion of the room.
Both rooms were excellent for sleeping. Quiet, cool, and comfy beds.
Bottled water was complimentary — room service will bring up as many bottles of water as you’d like.
Overall I really enjoyed staying at the Park Hyatt Washington DC and would highly recommend it for folks looking for a nice luxury hotel in Washington DC.