Review: Hyatt Globalist Benefits and Upgrades at Motif Seattle, a Destination by Hyatt Hotel
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I decided to burn one Hyatt Free Night Award certificate from my Chase World of Hyatt Credit Card membership anniversary at Motif Seattle, a Destination by Hyatt Hotel.
Motif Seattle offers an excellent location because it’s centrally located to all Seattle attraction highlights, from Pikes Market to Waterfront. You can catch the ferry to other islands or enjoy the Ferris wheel ride overlooking Seattle skyscrapers.
Therefore, if you’d like to be in the heart of Seattle downtown, Motif Seattle fits the bill. The property is only a Hyatt category 4 hotel that you can use your Hyatt Free Night Award for redemption.
Globalist Room Upgrades
As a World of Hyatt Globalist member, I received an upgrade to the King Bed with Water View room one day before check-in. Honestly, the room is a mediocre hotel room. More reviews of the room are below.
Other Globalist elite members receive upgrades up to the Water View Suite. The hotel was really busy due to the Animation convention that was going on at the time, so being able to get upgraded to a Water View room for me was still better than no view.
Water View Room Review
I arrived late in Seattle from the Amtrak train at night, and the room was ready. My room photos are a little bit dark because they were taken at night.
The bed was comfortable, but I really dislike small pillows. Motif Seattle provides a few pillows on the bed, but they are tiny. On the side, there’s a seating couch with quite a few decorative pillows too.
Motif Seattle Water View Room
Motif Seattle King Room
The rain shower and shower knobs are odd, and they function strangely and are very confusing with low water pressure. I really did not like the bathroom at Motif Seattle.
The toilet is even crazier, and it flushed like it was literally sucking something out of the toilet and sounded really loud. The overall bathroom experience is insanely weird.
The Water View Room itself is a good, mediocre hotel room. Other than a good size window with a nice Puget sound view, I seriously think that Motif Seattle rooms did not impress me.
Motif Seattle is a Destination brand by Hyatt, and those brands do not have a club lounge for Globalists.
No welcome amenity.
Food & Beverage Credits
There’s no food and beverage credit for Globalist members, only free breakfast. See below.
Complimentary Grab & Go Breakfast
It’s important to know that when it comes to complimentary breakfast for Globalist elite members at Motif Seattle, there are three options you can choose:
500 bonus Word of Hyatt points
Starbucks $10 per person
Grab & go from the on-site restaurant that opens only on Saturdays and Sundays for a quick breakfast. There are hot items such as turkey croissants, sausage, egg muffins, coffee, juices, and pastry.
The Starbucks $10 credit works by going to the Starbucks adjacent to the property and making your purchase. After that, you take the receipt back to the hotel, and they will reimburse you up to $10 per adult.
Alternatively, you can head to the onsite restaurant Frolik on the 5th floor, pick whatever you want, and have the bills charged to the room for the grab-and-go. Your bill will be comped, including the tip. However, the 20% service charge added to all checks at Frolik is not comped, so keep that in mind. The bill is automatically adjusted, so you do not need to ask for that.
Grab & Go Seating Area
Grab & Go Menu
Motif Seattle Restaurant
There’s only one on-site restaurant called Frolik. It’s a rooftop deck, but it’s not on the rooftop. It’s actually on the 5th floor and offers indoor and outdoor dining. The price is on the high end.