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The Fairmont Olympic Seattle

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Fountain Valley
Reviewed 31 July 2015

What makes the Seattle Olympic 5 stars is the service,they can't do enough to make your stay great. The Terrace bar offers a nice food selection during happy hour. The bed is comfortable and the room well lit. The only down side is you can hear the downtown traffic.

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FairmontOlympicSEA, Manager at The Fairmont Olympic Seattle, responded to this review

Thank you for being our guest and for taking the time to write. I am very glad to read that you enjoyed your stay. We are always striving for excellence and personal service, and it is very rewarding when our guests let us know they are pleased. We look forward to the opportunity to welcome you back again soon! Best...

San Diego, California
Reviewed 30 July 2015

We've stayed here several times and this great old hotel keeps delivering traditionally amazing service with the best possible surroundings. We showed up after a day of car travel from Port Angeles and Victoria, BC a little disheveled and the reception desk, remembered us and treated us as old friends. Treatment like this is rare in luxury properties.

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FairmontOlympicSEA, Manager at The Fairmont Olympic Seattle, responded to this review

Dear Donald, Thank you for once again being our guest and for taking the time to write. The greatest compliment we can receive is a repeat visit, so I am very glad to read that you once again enjoyed your stay after your day of car travel. As you know, we are always striving for excellence and personal service, and...

Nashville
Reviewed 30 July 2015

Great hotel in a great location. Close to all locations. Walking to venues and attractions is easy. Restaurants were excellent. Food and service was superb. Great value for your money. Would stay here again if in the Seattle area.

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FairmontOlympicSEA, Manager at The Fairmont Olympic Seattle, responded to this review

Thank you for being our guest and for taking the time to write. I am very glad to read that you enjoyed our dining offerings and service that we provided, and that you found our location to be convenient. We are always striving for excellence and personal service, and it is very rewarding when our guests let us know they...

Nottingham
Reviewed 30 July 2015

We visited this hotel as part of a celebratory holiday and my husband e-mailed them in advance to inform them of this. On arriving it is impossible not to be awestruck by the lobby - fantastic setting. We were greeted in a really friendly manner and were upgraded to two executive suites which were superb. Ours was a king suite...

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FairmontOlympicSEA, Manager at The Fairmont Olympic Seattle, responded to this review

Thank you for including us in your celebratory visit, and for taking the time to share your experience. I am very glad to read that you and your family enjoyed your stay and that you found it to be a relaxing break just as you were hoping. We would have happily welcomed you to live here, and I sincerely appreciate...

YLW
Reviewed 29 July 2015 via mobile

This is exactly what I expect from a Fairmont. From our arrival to check out this was a true Fairmont experience. The valets were so nice and welcoming as soon as we arrived. The hotel itself is gorgeous and in a great location downtown. We walked everywhere we had to go including a business meeting. The suite had everything we...

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FairmontOlympicSEA, Manager at The Fairmont Olympic Seattle, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing to stay with us during your visit to Seattle. I appreciate you taking the time to write. I am very glad to read that you enjoyed your stay from beginning to end and that as our guests you could experience the service that we are known for. Thank you again. We very much look forward to...

Bangor, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 July 2015

Very good value Deluxe Executive Suite for around £190 plus taxes,good sitting area. Best breakfast of our trip. Great bar snacks.Overall a very pleasant stay.Within easy walking distance of main shops and seafront.

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FairmontOlympicSEA, Manager at The Fairmont Olympic Seattle, responded to this review

Hello David, Thank you for choosing to stay with us during your visit to Seattle, and for taking the time to share your review. I am glad to read that you overall had a very pleasant stay and enjoyed our dining options. I hope that we may have the opportunity to welcome you back to the Fairmont Olympic Hotel in...

Hillsborough, California
Reviewed 28 July 2015 via mobile

I really enjoyed my stay here. The staff was awesome, the restaurant/bar was perfect, the room was clean and very comfortable. I would really highly rate this place and recommend the fairmont Olympic to anyone traveling to the Seattle area.

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FairmontOlympicSEA, Manager at The Fairmont Olympic Seattle, responded to this review

Thank you for being our guest and for taking the time to share your review and recommendation of our hotel. I sincerely appreciate you expressing that you felt our staff was awesome and that you enjoyed our restaurants and your room. We are always striving for excellence and personal service, and it is very rewarding when our guests let us...

Reviewed 28 July 2015 via mobile

Great location, great service from the day we arrived until check out, everything is wonderful! Highly recommend it!! They gave our kids little coupons to call for milk and cookies, it was so cute and they never Nickel and dime you. The pool, gym and spa are well maintained and great for families.

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FairmontOlympicSEA, Manager at The Fairmont Olympic Seattle, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing to stay with us and for taking the time to share your review. I am very glad to read that you and your family enjoyed your stay, and that we could provide you with great service. We are always striving for excellence and personal service, and it is very rewarding when our guests let us know...

Colorado
Reviewed 28 July 2015

We only spent one night at this hotel, but it was very nice. The room was a little smaller than we expected, but the hotel itself was clean and comfortable (the bed was great). The elaborate flowers in the lobby were real (I checked)! Everyone was attentive - the valet parking was prompt in retrieving our car (although there was...

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FairmontOlympicSEA, Manager at The Fairmont Olympic Seattle, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing to stay with us and for sharing your review. I am glad to read that you enjoyed your stay and appreciate you sharing that you would return. It is very rewarding when we have the opportunity to welcome back return guests, and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards, Jon Mathews Director of...

Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 28 July 2015

This is a top notch hotel that exudes old world elegance. If you prefer granite and marble to chrome and mirrors this is the place for you. The staff are all extremely friendly and very helpful. It was almost a step back in time. It may seem a bit pricey when compared to its more modern competition.

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Thank you for being our guest and for taking the time to write. I am very glad to read that you enjoyed your stay in our classic hotel. We take pride in providing exceptional and personal service, and it is very rewarding when our guests let us know they are pleased. Thank you again, and I hope that we may...

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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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: $349 - $971 (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
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#6 Spa Hotel in Seattle
#11 Business Hotel in Seattle
#12 Luxury Hotel in Seattle
#16 Green Hotel in Seattle
#16 Family Hotel in Seattle
#18 Romantic Hotel in Seattle
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