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The Fairmont Olympic Seattle

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New Haven
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I really enjoyed my stay at the Fairmont. It was easy, had a very nice room. Enjoyed the amazing hot tub and the gym was decent though the weight room could be improved in terms of options. The staff treated me well and I enjoyed the breakfast I had.

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

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and took the opportunity to enjoy our Fitness Center. Our staff is wonderful in our humble opinion and we love hearing such comments. Breakfast in such a grand room as the Georgian is always a special treat. Thank you so very much for being our guest and for writing...

Herndon, VA
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I traveled with my husband on business and stayed at the Fairmont Olympic for two nights. We were in a lovely executive suite on the second floor. The room was beautifully decorated in blues. The minibar was well stocked and the bathroom amenities luxurious. I always appreciate a magnifying mirror and robe. The sitting room was separate from the bedroom...

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

We are so glad you decided to travel with your husband and stay with us. We are pleased that your experienced so much of what our hotel has to offer including the instant Christmas. There is no more magical place to be during the holiday season and such a tradition for so many in our Seattle area. Thank you very...

London, UK
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at this hotel for one night this weekend. We had a Deluxe Corner King room that was renovated, and the room was very nice however noisy. We were on the 5th floor, and we may as well have been sleeping in the street. We checked all the windows were closed and turned up the AC to cover the...

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

Thank you for being our guest and especially for taking the time to write. We are happy to see that you enjoyed your stay even with some technical difficulty in your Guest Room and it is unusual to have so much street noise be an issue. Might we ask that you take the time to sign up for our complimentary...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife stayed for an all-too-brief two nights at one of the suites at the Fairmont. The staff was supurb: extremely and persistently helpful. The room wasn't huge, but more than enough for the two of us. This is a very high end hotel. There's a buzz of activity in the lobby, but perfectly quite on the room floors. It's...

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

We agree...two nights is not long enough. We are so happy to see that you enjoyed your brief time with us and that your found our colleagues so helpful. The buzz in our lobby this is real this time of the year and our favorite here at the Olympic. Thank you very much for being our guest and for writing....

Miami, Florida
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great hotel. Bellman asked me how my room was, I responded that it was smaller than I hoped and they upgraded me immediately. I know this may not be always available but they I found this time be very genuine and accommodating. Hotel is impeccable and staff is very friendly. My third or fourth stay and my wife and I...

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

Thank you for taking the time to write and so glad to read that you love it at Fairmont! Our Bellman are the eyes and ears for us and do such an amazing job so it doesn't surprise us that they took it upon themselves to make sure you are comfortable in your Guest Room. We pride ourselves on our...

Hempstead
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel is perfectly situated, 4 blocks from the convention center and an easy walk to Pike's Place. The building is a 1926 classic, but has been renovated and is extremely comfortable. Even during busy times, it does not feel crowded. Staff appears to take genuine pleasure in serving. Great selection of oysters at Shuckers. Amazingly comfortable sleeping space.

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

Classic comfort and modern amenities is exactly what we like to hear, thank you! We have recently renovated all the Guest Rooms and they have been well received, happy to know you enjoyed it. I will pass along your kind words to our staff and Shuckers has been a long standing seafood tradition in our city. Thank you so much...

Washington State
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We books this through Hotwire and were given a really great room at a little over $200 It was worth a lot more. Very clean nice place, lots of large thick towels, top quality soaps and toiletries. The room was really clean, with a Keurig machine full refrigerator with drinks and snacks, really great beds, and a good view out...

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

Wonderful to see you enjoyed so much of your stay with us. Our guests are really enjoying our newly renovated rooms and the amenities that go along with them. Shuckers is always a guest and local favorite and being your favorite place to stay while in Seattle is exactly what we work so hard for. I will pass along your...

Portland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff are very friendly, this historical structure is beautiful, the workout facilities are clean, my room had everything that I needed, the location is in a perfect spot for walking to all of the main attractions, and most importantly the are an environmentally friendly hotel. When I return to Seattle this will be my hotel.

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

It's rewarding to see when the historical beauty of our hotel is appreciated. Sounds as if you experienced much of what our property has to offer and so glad you enjoyed it. We thank you for staying with is and noticing that we are environmentally friendly as we do work hard to be that way. We will look very forward...

Canada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at this hotel for one night over a Canadian long weekend. We had a Deluxe Corner King room that was newly renovated. In fact, we were supposedly the first ones to use it after the renos. My boyfriend, who owns a painting company, noticed the shoddy paint job in the room. I'm surprised there was no bathtub in...

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Seattle, WA
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This hotel is lovely. Check in went very smoothly after a seven block walk from the ferry. The registrar was very pleasant. I am using complimentary WiFi thanks to the Fairmont Presidents Club- registration is free. The room is very clean and smells nice, too. The ice machine is nearby and room service comes from the restaurants on site...yum! I...

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

Thank you for taking the time to write. After a seven block walk from the ferry we are happy to know your check in went well and you were able to get to your Guest Room in a timely manner! Thank you for reminding other readers and users about the benefits of being a Fairmont President's Club member to receive...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Food & drink at the hotel
The Georgian
The Georgian
Cuisines: American, French
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Room Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting
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.”
 of 5 bubbles TLJ4, 1 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Rooms on upper floors offer a view and you avoid the street noise”
 of 5 bubbles captaingr, 29 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Executive suites lovely, high floor for a view”
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“Choose upper floors”
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“Corner rooms are wonderful!”
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