The Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego is LGBT-friendly, holds bronze Green Leader status for sustainability, and is ADA accessible on a luxury level. The hotel gives back to the community with Thrive Initiatives through events, manager volunteering, and physical donations. It has also been named the #1 place to work in San Diego. Other awards and recognitions come from Elite Traveler, Trip Advisor, Meetings and Conventions Magazine, Pinnacle, and USA Today.
When you enter the Manchester Grand Hyatt, you’re greeted with chic and stylish eye candy. Gleaming marble floors, soaring detailed tray ceilings with hanging chandeliers, expansive floor to ceiling windows that flood the lobby with light, and towering hand painted murals over a massive green marble and dark wood reservation desk. The ambiance is one of quiet sophistication and propriety. The Manchester Grand caters to a high-end business clientele, although couples and families flock here too for the popular Marina location and luxury amenities. This is an ideal hotel to bring the family along on a working vacation.
Rooms and Suites
Standard rooms at the Manchester Grand Hyatt are spacious and offer partial views of either San Diego or the Bay. They include two double beds luxuriously fitted with down duvets, windows that open, a roomy work space, iHome stereo and docking station, flat-screen TV, complimentary wired and wireless Internet, chic décor in grey and white, and marble bathrooms with June Jacobs spa products. Standard rooms also come with a single king bed or two queen beds. A standard sofa-bed studio has only a sofa-bed, no regular bed, and includes standard amenities, plus a kitchenette with refrigerator and sink, dining space for six, coffeemaker, plush robes, and a separate service entrance.
Extra perks and services are available to guests choosing Business Plan rooms. Extras include electronic blackout drapes, morning newspaper, multiple dual-line speakerphones, voicemail, laptop safe, one steamed or ironed clothing article daily, and one full breakfast through in-room dining.
Grand Club rooms are located on the hotel’s upper floors with views of San Diego and the Bay. These exclusive accommodations include Club floor dedicated concierge services, complimentary breakfast in the club floor lounge, evening cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. Choose either a Grand Club King room or a Grand Club Double room with two double beds.
Deluxe rooms come in three styles, Premium View King, Premium View Double, and Corner King. What sets these rooms apart is floor-to-ceiling windows. Premium View King rooms feature either Bay or city views, Premium View Double rooms feature Bay views, and Corner rooms have floor-to-ceiling windows on two walls.
There are two types of suites at Manchester Grand Hyatt – the Conference Suite, and the Grand Suite. The Conference Suite includes a 780-square-foot parlor with a dining and conference table for eight, large seating area, kitchenette, wet bar, workstation, sofa-bed, and 340-square-foot connecting bedroom with a king or two double beds. The Grand Suite offers similar accommodations with the emphasis on a pleasure-stay rather than business.
Manchester Grand Hyatt strives to make each guest’s stay a pleasurable experience, and offers two additional room styles – PURE hypo-allergenic rooms and ADA accessible rooms. In addition to the luxury amenities of the hotel’s other standard rooms, these rooms offer guests additional amenities. PURE rooms have state-of-the-art air purification systems and are maintained by PURE Solutions. Accessible rooms feature closed-caption TV, cordless phone, emergency strobe light, lower positioned lighting and climate controls, and ADA-compliant bathroom conveniences.
Manchester Grand Hyatt takes business services to a whole new level. The hotel is home to FedEx Office Business Center Convention & Meeting Services on the lobby level of the Harbor Tower. It is open early mornings to evenings and provides all the same great business, packing, and shipping services you would expect from any FedEx location. Internet and copying services are available 24/7.
You have seven dining options at Manchester Grand Hyatt. Sally’s Seafood on the Water is a sustainable seafood and sushi restaurant with Bay views. Seaview Breakfast Buffet Restaurant offers buffet-style breakfasts with garden and marina views. Eat indoors or outdoors along the boardwalk at casual Ann Marie’s Coffee House, serving quick breakfasts, sandwiches and snacks. Redfield’s Deli is another casual option for light dining. The Grand Lobby Bar serves gourmet burgers and cocktails in a sophisticated setting. Redfield’s Sports Bar features Direct TV Sports Channels, darts, billiards, sandwiches and appetizers with famous Bloody Mary’s and Mojitos in a casual setting. Top of the Hyatt offers signature cocktails with epic views from the 40th story of the tallest waterfront hotel on the West Coast.
Manchester Grand Hyatt makes a point of welcoming children in the summer months. If you happen to arrive the hotel with children in tow, you’ll likely discover the kid-friendly hotel provides a scavenger hunt for little guests when you check in. All kids get a nice stuffed animal when they complete the hunt. There are also seasonal activities available for kids during summer near the Main Pool.
The main pool at Manchester Grand Hyatt is located on the fourth floor where guests can rent luxurious poolside cabanas seasonally. Other seasonal pool amenities include The BackYard with ping-pong, giant checkers, crafts, and other kids’ activities; Camp Hyatt childcare; and Poolside Cinemas showing family-friendly movies under the stars on select Saturday nights – complete with S’mores! Pool Bar & Grill is also open seasonally from Memorial Day to Labor Day serving food and beverages poolside Wednesdays through Sundays.
There is an adults-only outdoor lap pool on the third floor of the Harbor Tower overlooking San Diego Bay. Enjoy spacious cabanas with plush couches, poolside lounge chairs for sunning, poolside massages from Iconic – a Marilyn Monroe Spa – for relaxing and rejuvenating, and food and beverage service.
Guests can opt to work out in the complimentary Hyatt Stay Fit Gym, which features 30 technologically advanced Precor Cardio machines. If you prefer to take advantage of San Diego’s year-round temperate climate, detailed San Diego trail maps for walking, running, and biking are also available. Need to blow off some steam? Join a pick-up game on the fourth floor full-size sports courts for basketball and tennis. There’s no need to miss a workout day at the Manchester Grand Hyatt.
Hotel stays at Manchester Grand include free wireless Internet service for all guests in all rooms and common areas. The free service accommodates surfing the Web and checking email. Guests who need more bandwidth for gaming or streaming shows/movies can upgrade for a nominal nightly fee. There is a Hertz car rental service on-site. The concierge can arrange for a number of other transportation options like Uber, a taxi or water taxi, the ferry to Coronado Island, airport shuttle service, and trolley or train services.
Other perks at this amenity-laden hotel include pet-friendly rooms, babysitting, concierge services, currency exchange, Hyatt Meeting Connection and Fast Board, laundry and dry-cleaning services, safe deposit boxes, use of Microwave ovens, and floral services. Paid valet and self-parking is also available. Hotel stores include FedEx, Grand Floral, Grand Gift Shop (includes personal sundries), and Agora Galleries offering fine art, jewelry, and home décor from around the world.
San Diego’s popular Seaport Village is right next door to Manchester Grand Hyatt hotel. Enjoy four miles of cobblestone walkways that weave among 54 one-of-a-kind shops surrounded by lush landscaping. There are 13 casual eateries and four waterfront restaurants sprinkled around the 14-acre village. The Embarcadero Park North juts into the bay in front of Seaport Village providing a relaxing green space on San Diego Bay.
On the other side of the hotel is the San Diego Convention Center, just two doors away. The 615,000-foot facility features glass enclosed Sails Pavilion, reflecting the maritime theme of the Marina district, and an inclined elevator that glides alongside the exterior staircase. Even though it is already among the largest convention centers in the country, a planned expansion is in the works.
The Marina District’s Maritime Museum and the USS Midway Museum are within walking distance of the Manchester Grand Hyatt. Maritime Museum ship tours offer an inside look at life on vessels as diverse as the Star of India, the world’s oldest active sailing ship, and a B-39 Soviet submarine. The USS Midway Museum offers self-guided audio tours with over 60 exhibits and 29 restored aircraft on deck. Docents are often available on the USS Midway.
Manchester Grand Hyatt invites you to explore these and other Marina District highlights as well as the nearby Downtown neighborhoods of Little Italy, the historic Gaslamp Quarter, and the newly renovated East Village. Check with the concierge about ferrying over to Coronado Island for an entirely different San Diego experience.
Kids under five eat free and kids 6-12 eat for half price with two paid Decadent Breakfast Buffet purchases in the Seaview Breakfast Buffet Restaurant.
Manchester Grand Hyatt offers interesting hotel packages that include a bed and breakfast package for two, an Aaron Chang photography package, a premium high-speed Internet package, and a premium high-speed Internet and room with a view upgrade package. Check the website to see what is on offer while you’re here.