We had the chance to visit the Hyatt Regency in Bellevue, WA at the beginning of July. We were provided with 2 complimentary nights stay and breakfast for the morning. We decided to stay any extra night and purchased the Regency club upgrade for the reasons listed below.
A beautiful and very open lobby is always a plus and the Hyatt Regency Bellevue offered just that. There is a huge glass dome up above that light up at night, spinning should be limited.
We had fun just playing in the lobby for a bit and seeing how grand the place was. It was our new home away from home, why not get a little acquainted with it! There are huge ballrooms for conventions so that means long carpeted corridors great for gymnastics for little girls.
Our room did have a nice view of the city and lake, which is one of our favorite things to see first thing in the morning. Nothing like waking up to a beautiful view and I do see why high rise living is awesome!
We then decided it was time to get into our room so we could make our way to the city center of downtown Seattle. Whats great about being in Bellevue is the proximity to Seattle. It is about a 10-15 minute trip and very easy, one straight shot. But what is nice about being in Bellevue is the scenic area and the lakes. There are areas for beach swimming and the kayaking is awesome! There is also the Bellevue mall which has tons of shopping and other things o do in Bellevue. There are also some awesome kids centers which we didn’t have time, but wanted to visit!
What we really liked was the views. We come to Seattle for the big buildings and its always nice to stay in one. This was our first time in Bellevue and didn’t realize there was a city with tall buildings over the hills. And we also hadn’t realized that Bellevue put on a huge show and were going to head back to Fort Vancouver for fireworks. But come to find out we had a show right here, and we were in tall buildings. So we decided to see what it would be like to see Fireworks a few hundred feet in the air with them. So we stayed an extra night and caught the Bellevue 4th of July Fireworks Celebrations.
We were put up into a 1 room suite. This was nice since this trip was one for the whole family. We had a nice and spacious living area and a nice king sized bedroom. We had our own TV which was great for the evening, and the kids shared a hide-away bed in the living room which pulled out into an actually comfortable full-size. Hyatt has their own custom made beds which use a comfy mattress.
We all had our own area. The bathroom was very nice, but always well stocked. Of course the normal needs are there, but the added mouth hygiene products were nice. Plus we had 2 robes if needed.
Mia was put up with her own accommodations and she got the royal treatment!
After we got settled into our room, it was time to seek out the pool. This was he immediate request from the kids. We have a full size pool at home, but for some reason it didn’t matter. We made our way across the hotel property down into the state of the art workout facility and huge pool. The gym has every machine, was stocked with water towels and all kinds of free weights and workout objects. But was most impressive to us, was that each machine had its own LCD TV with fresh individual headphones always available for use.
The kids got in some swimming and then it was time to check out the rest of the city.
We did end up staying an extra night after finding out about the Hyatt Regency Club which is located on the 23rd floor in the new Olympic Tower. The Regency club is great for any stay. For a small additional fee billed to our room (one fee for whole family), it allowed us all to get some little finger foods, candy’s, fruits, drinks of all kinds throughout the day.
But lucky for us this was also another way to enjoy the firework show of Bellevue. But on any other day it provided some awesome views, one wall of the room is windows with seats next to them!
But its a great way to stay energized throughout the day and a place to relax at night to a beautiful sunset.
The Bellevue Fireworks were launched directly ahead of us and we had a great view and an awesome show! And we also got to see the downtown Seattle Skyline. It was actually clear and sunny earlier, but I liked this picture of the sisters being sisters.
And the kids loved it, the treats and snacks and views. This was such a new way to see the 4th of July in Seattle and Bellevue from a high rise building. We had the best view for the fireworks and the Regency Club provided a complimentary champagne for a toast!
We were hosted for breakfast in Eques, a 129-seat eatery on the second floor of the Wintergarden Atrium. It is in between the Olympic and Cascade towers above the restaurant and lounge Suite.
It provides a menu different kinds of breakfasts, from your a la carte of a full on buffet. Eques really goes far above any traditional breakfast buffet. They use high-quality locally sourced ingredients so we decided to pick a few items off the menu.
We tried the Tiramisu pancakes and Alaskan Dungeness Crab Eggs Benedict and has a sampling of the pear & fig stuffed french toast. Seriously these were amazing! Talk about a savory way to begin the day!
And the kids got a stack of pink pancakes with sprinkles, which can also be chosen in another color like blue if you don’t want the pink, but nothing is bad in pink at our table.
Eques has a lot to offer from locally smoked salmon, prosciutto, gluten free “425” Pork & eggs, seven hour braised pork shoulder, cage free eggs, and so much more. Check out their menu!
Seriously there was so much to do in Bellevue and even in the Hotel. There are many other food venues around, along with a kids activity of doing little tasks and hunts to get some cool prizes, which they completed!
We enjoyed out 3 days and 3 nights and look forward to visiting Bellevue again!
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