It seems like forever since I have post about traveling. Being no to stranger to Hyatt hotels, as we have stayed there all over the place, with the Hyatt in Guam being a favorite. I am happy to share about the Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead.  For the princesses sixth birthday we headed to Atlanta, so that we could take her to LEGOland Discovery Center.  A couple months ago, when we were in the Buckhead area of Atlanta we stayed at Hyatt Place and knew for this stay Grand Hyatt would offer more of the things we like.

Grand Hyatt Buckhead via @lifeofcreed

We arrived at the hotel on a Thursday afternoon. Check-in was easy, but there was only one receptionist working the reception desk when B went to check-in.  So there was a little bit of wait. Once checked-in we headed up to our room. We were on the 21st floor and had a beautiful view of the Atlanta skyline.  We settled in a bit and than got ourselves together to have dinner.  For dinner we went to a pizza place right behind the hotel. I’ll share about that in another post.

Once we arrived back from dinner, we noticed the phone blinking that there was a voice message. I checked message and it was from the hotel (restaurant) saying there was something complimentary that would like to bring up to the room.  Called the extension back and to the lady know we received the message and that it was ok to bring whatever it was up.

Well, what a surprise it was, wine and chocolate covered strawberries. Wow! I know when calling to reserve the room, I mentioned about being a blogger. It was nice to see get this wonderful perk. The princess ate all the strawberries, except for the one I was able to grab when she wasn’t looking. I will say the hotel did make a blogger feel special; Thank you Grand Hyatt Atlanta. It was a great way to kick off the stay. It was nice to retreat back to the room and relax before exploring around the hotel later that evening.

Grand Hyatt Buckhead via @lifeofcreed

After taking a moment of relaxing, the princess wanted explore and look for the Japanese garden. After living in Japan for four years, we try to find little things that remind us of Japan. We head to the elevator to go in search of the garden. The Japanese garden is located on the third level.  You can also find the pool on this level as well. The garden is small, but it did remind us of the many temples and shrines we have visited. The princess felt at home, she could have played in the garden all evening. We hung out in the garden and the patio area for a while before heading back to the room to get ready for bed.

Grand Hyatt Buckhead via @lifeofcreed

Japanese Zen Garden

The princess knew we were going to the LEGOland Discovery Center, but she was only familiar with what she had seen on YouTube, which was LEGOland in Califorina. So, we did a search on YouTube for the LEGOland Discovery Center Atlanta so that she could check it out before bed. She was so excited; she could hardly get to sleep.

In the morning, we ate breakfast at the hotel’s restaurant Cassis.  For breakfast you can enjoy something from the a la carte menu or the grand buffet.  We ate the grand buffet and the princess ate for free. The buffet had all many items to choose from, including many of the healthy options I enjoy. My favorite, the grits!! Yes, the grits. They were cooked perfectly! I ate two bowls. The price for the grand buffet was $19 for adults. After breakfast, we went back to the room to get our things so that we could go to LEGOland, which was only about 5-10 minutes away from the Grand Hyatt Atlanta.

We spent most of the day at LEGOland and the Phipps Plaza mall it is located in. Once we arrived back at the hotel, we took a moment to relax before getting ready to head to dinner. The princess wanted to go to Benihana’s for her birthday she loves to watch the cooking at the table. B took the princess down to the lobby and I stayed in the room, to get all her gifts out and ready for her when we returned from dinner. I will say this kid is awesome. Not once did she ask all day about any gifts, so I knew she would be so surprise to see gifts when she got back to the room.

We return from dinner and let the princess walk into the room first she is so excited when she sees all her gifts that she is jumping up and down in excitement. She is ready to rip open everything. After she opens everything, she is playing with a couple of the toys and just having a grand time enjoying her birthday. She decides though, she would like to go home a day early so that should get her toys home and set them up in her room to play. So, we checkout the next morning to head home. Of course grabbing some Starbucks coffee there in the hotel before getting on the road.

Would we stay at the Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead again? Yes! The princess said her favorite thing about the hotel were the chocolate covered strawberries. My favorite thing about the hotel was the Japanese garden.

Grand Hyatt Buckhead via @lifeofcreed

One of the sitting areas in the hotel.

More About the Grand Hyatt Atlanta Buckhead

The Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead is located in the heart of Atlanta’s upscale Buckhead neighborhood. The hotel has also been named one of USA Today’s 10 Best Atlanta hotels.

The restaurants and bars on-site are Cassis Restaurant, Onyx at the Grand, and Onyx Coffee Bar. You will also a Japanese Zen Garden to relax in or the 30-foot cascading waterfall.

Other amenities of the Grand Hyatt Atlanta include:

  • Services and facilities – Hyatt Web Check-In, In-room dining, business center, concierge, multilingual staff, currency exchange, ATM, laundry/dry cleaning, gift shop, complimentary transpiration within a two-mile radius o the hotel.
  • Recreational facilities – heated outdoor pool (seasonal), gym, jogging paths and golf courses nearby.
  • Meeting and event space – 21 meeting rooms, 35,000 square foot function space, two outdoor terraces overlooking the cascading waterfall.

Do you have a favorite hotel brand you like to stay at? Do you have a favorite of place in Atlanta you like to visit? Let me know in the comments!