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The Fairmont Olympic Seattle

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White Rock, Canada
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had a terrific time at the Olympic. Check in and out was seamless and the rooms were great. The welcome amenity was a great touch! Liz at the concierge desk was awesome, as she was very helpful in locking down our dinner reservations for a future trip over the Christmas break. I'm a very loyal Fairmont customer as they...

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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Traveling on business and love to stay here whenever I can. It is such a lovely hotel and if you are a presidents club member the check in is fast and easy. The bellman hands you your key. Beautiful holiday decorations!

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Yakima
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The location, the decor and service was outstanding! It's conveniently located in the heart of down town Seattle. The staff at the Olympic Fairmont go above and beyond and pay attention to detail. And their Christmas decorations are stunning.

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Camano Island, Washington
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I am not sure why someone says this hotel is declining. I thought it was wonderful. I must say i did get our room at a fantastic price. The lobby was beautiful and all decked out for Christmas. Registration was simple and only took a few minutes, I was not even sure our room would be ready but it was....

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Winnipeg, Canada
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Fairmont in Seattle is an amazing place to stay right downtown close to theatres, shopping & nfl games. We would highly recommend this hotel for anyone that asks. The staff at the front door that parks the cars are absolutely amazing.

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Auburn, Washington
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

Every time I stay here I'm impressed with the employees. Hard to find people that are so good at their job and seem to enjoy it. From check-in to check out the staff is professional and friendly. The suits are beautifully done up. They are my favorite. Also make sure to spend time in the bar and listen to the...

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Markus T, General Manager at The Fairmont Olympic Seattle, responded to this review

Thank you so very much for the kind words for our colleagues. They are very professional and very loyal and it is so nice to see them appreciated. We are so pleased that you enjoy the lobby and Terrace Bar and spending time there. Your loyalty is much appreciated and so is your taking the time to write. We hope...

East Wenatchee
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Formerly great Seattle hotel with excellent location and usually great staff service continues it's decline. The room "renovation" converted traditional and functional room ambiance to a dentist's waiting room. Tired, threadbare linens remain, however. Costs have risen, some more than substantially. Georgian Room now closed for dinner, likely a victim of the attempts to further "gussy up" it's already overpriced...

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Markus T, General Manager at The Fairmont Olympic Seattle, responded to this review

We sincerely apologize as it seems we have not met your expectations. This is clearly not what we like to hear and we would appreciate your contacting our Executive Assistant at renee.wigner@Fairmont.com to discuss your stay further. Thank you for taking the time to write as it give us the opportunity to see how we can improve your stay with...

Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Fairmont Hotel offers outstanding customer service in a beautiful old Seattle hotel. The hotel lobby and restaurants are ornate and old-world charming. Guest rooms have been updated, and are very comfortable. They offer extras such as free coffee in your room, fruit, and newspapers. The only draw back is that you must pay for internet access.

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Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Fairmont Olympic rooms have been recently renovated, and they are sedate, tasteful, and elegant. The reading lights in the headboards are a wonderful touch, as are the electric and USB outlets on the side of the nightstands and tables. The room was impeccably clean, and relatively new windows kept the room silent. The windows even open, if only a...

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Markus T, General Manager at The Fairmont Olympic Seattle, responded to this review

We thank you for taking the time to write about your recent stay with us. It seems you enjoyed so much of our renovations and all our hotel has to offer. You are correct when you say the Festival of Trees is for a wonderful cause such as Children's Hospital. The trees fill our lobby for about 10 days of...

Emsworth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Having commenced our east coast road trip two years ago in the Fairmont in Montreal we opted to start our west coast trip in the same fashion. On checking in we were offered to upgrade to a suite for a modest sum. Having just flown from the UK and being exhausted we did not need much tempting. The suite was...

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We thank you very much for choosing to start your West Coast Trip with us! It pleases all of us to hear your Guest Room was to your liking and that you enjoyed so much of our hotel including the Terrace Bar and surroundings. Thank you again for choosing us when we know you have so many options. We appreciate...

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  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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The Georgian
The Georgian
Cuisines: American, French
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  • Airport Transportation
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Footsteps from Seattle's most exciting attractions, the Fairmont Olympic Hotel combines traditional warmth with 21st century convenience and personalized service. Located in the heart of downtown Seattle, the beautifully historic 450-room hotel blends classic ambiance and Italian renaissance architecture with state-of-the-art amenities, including high-speed wireless Internet access in all guest rooms and public spaces, 24-hour room service, 24-hour concierge, a fully equipped fitness center with indoor swimming pool, and complimentary house car service throughout downtown. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Fairmont Olympic Hotel is excited for the next stage in this history with the start of a $25 million renovation. This renovation began on December 9th 2015 and is set to finish in July of 2016. The renovation will go floor by floor and will include buffer floor closures in order to minimize disruption to guests. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Fairmont Olympic Seattle

Address: 411 University St., Seattle, WA 98101-2507
Region: United States > Washington > Seattle
Price Range: $292 - $716 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Fairmont Olympic Seattle 5*
Number of rooms: 450
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Also Known As:
The Fairmont Olympic Seattle Hotel Seattle
Fairmont Olympic Seattle
Fairmont Seattle
Four Seasons Seattle
Seattle Fairmont
Hotel Style:
#6 Spa Hotel in Seattle
#11 Business Hotel in Seattle
#13 Luxury Hotel in Seattle
#14 Green Hotel in Seattle
#16 Family Hotel in Seattle
#18 Romantic Hotel in Seattle
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“The 11th floor is ideal - away from the elevators.”
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