Last week I spent a few days at the Manchester Grand Hyatt Hotel in San Diego – As I mentioned on my recent blog post, my stay at the hotel could have been much better, not because the property was horrible or didn’t meet my expectations but mainly because I had the worst neighbors I could have had out of all the traveling I’ve been doing this year but I will get into that on a later blog post. The property itself is beautiful and has great installations for the guest to enjoy and take advantage of. It is also quite a big hotel featuring two buildings which reminds me of the Hyatt hotel in Waikiki beach located in Honolulu. I made my way to the concierge desk to get to know more of the hotel and see where all of their installations were and the friendly staff walked me through everything they offer, little did I know that they had an adult pool and a main pool as well – I am a fan of the adult pools because it feels more relaxing and secluded from the little kids who are constantly running, yelling and crying by the pool. I had a few hours to kill before my conference so I went to my room to change and made my way to the adult pool of the hotel in which you need your room key to get in – so don’t forget that ;).
My first impression when arriving to the pool was how calm and relaxing it was compared to the main pool of the hotel. The adult pool features a variety of great seating around the pool and it also offers incredible views of the Marina along with cabanas, recliner chairs and their jacuzzi. The pool is also right near their renovated spa which is a great place to unwind after getting a massage, facial, etc. I was very pleased because everything was very well organized and clean.
If you are a fan of jacuzzis, you will find it all the way in the back of the pool behind the recliner chairs. My thoughts on the jacuzzi is that it’s not very big so if you happen to see a few people in it, it’s better for you to wait on them getting out because chances are you will be touching shoulders with them. My only constructive criticism is that they should make it bigger, at least a max of 5-7 people could fit in it with no problem – more than that would be pushing it. However, the jacuzzi is kept in great condition and also, very clean. They are a few benches around the spa if you would like to sit near by.
Adult Pool Jacuzzi
I am a sucker for beautiful views and the Manchester Grand Hyatt adult pool has breathtaking views of the Marina. Within the Marina you will also see a variety of popular restaurants such as seafood and steak. There is access from the adult pool to get down to the walk path and have a bite to eat. The recliner chairs within the pool has stunning views as well.
One of my favorite things about a pool area is when they feature cabana rooms because its another way to relax in a more secluded way and also ideal when hanging out with a big group of people. The Manchester Grand Hyatt offers 8 cabanas and they are spacious featuring a mix of sitting. Couches and chairs and they were comfortable, I am still a fan of the Cabana Rooms at the Four Seasons Hotel but I found this one to be just as good though a few things are different from the two. Also, I did not see any rules on the use of the Cabanas so I am guessing if you are there with a large group of people there is no charge to use them, unlike the Four Seasons theres a fee to use them either half day or all day. No signs were posted on them either and to be honest, the pool was fairly empty so it is not something that the hotel is tracking down on.
The seating at the pool is very standard aside from the comfortable cabanas being offered. All around the pool you will find their typical recliner chairs with a side table next to them. They were comfortable and also features a padding in them which I found it to be comfortable when laying down. Really, nothing special to talk about – but if you are wanting to spend some time outside and relax, these chairs will get the job done. I must add that the facility also has pool towels within the area so you are able to use that with no problems and of course, at no charge ;).
Manchester Grand Hyatt Adult Pool – Bottom Line
I’ve got no complaints about the Manchester Grand Hyatt adult pool – It was clean, comfortable, spacious and had everything I needed. The hotel staff on duty would come around often to make the guest have everything they needed as well which I thought it was a good gesture on their part. The views of the Marina was even better and one of my favorite things. The Jacuzzi was well kept and also, very hot. Last but not least, the pool had a great temperature but no heater, which I think it’s necessary in San Diego as the temperature seems to drop, but overall – I had a great time swimming laps and relaxing. You won’t be disappointed if you happen to visit the pool.