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The Fairmont Olympic Seattle

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Orange County, California
Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

We recently spent 4 nights at this hotel for my birthday celebration. This is always our hotel when we visit Seattle, but this was our first visit since the remodel. While I've read here that the new room decor is not to everyone's taste, it's really fine. The chairs and couch are not quite as comfy and overstuffed as the...

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Vancouver, Washington
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Reviewed 16 December 2016

The Olympic has recently undergone an extensive renovation. The interior still retains the beauty and gracefulness of days gone by but the new furniture and color scheme communicate a modern vibe. Silver, grays, and yellows grace the property. Beautiful new artwork has been added. Very nice balance of retaining the old but up-dating the overall look. The property is especially...

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

We are so very pleased that you enjoyed your stay so much and that you love the look and feel of our newly renovated guest rooms. We will be sure to pass along your kind words for our staff. Service "beyond reproach" is what we all work hard to do here at The Olympic. Thank you for being our guest...

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you get punted to a high floor with a decent sized room it's a very very comfy place to stay for several nights. Even in a chilly February I found the room a bit stuffy. And the bathroom was small (and given you upgraded me, would a bath have been too much to ask for?). Really good tym. OK...

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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. It sounds as if all in all you enjoyed your stay. Would you be so kind as to contact our Executive Assistant renee.wigner@Fairmont.com so we can make sure your preferences and expectations are better understood and we can make your next stay more memorable. Thank yo again for the feedback and for...

Driftwood, Texas
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

Pros: The location was great. It's within walking distance to the convention center & pike street market. It was also pretty quite. The staff was really helpful and nice. Cons: the bed wasn't comfortable and you have to pay $25 each for a fridge or microwave. This is probably not a big deal to most people, but I travel a...

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

We thank you for being our guest and good to know that overall you enjoyed our hotel, location and staff. Please let us know if there might be another way we can assist with your dietary needs upon your next stay. Thank you for the feedback. Regards, Markus Treppenhauer General Manager

Portland
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

We came up from Portland for a Seahawks game/ weekend getaway. We loved our suite at The Fairmont, it was the perfect place to return "home" after a long afternoon of fun. We watched the evening games and indulged in a three course room service meal to cap off the night! Very enjoyable stay.

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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the Fairmont Seattle for 4 nights. The property has the traditional historic Fairmont charm and the lobby area is just gorgeous. The front desk staff were more than helpful and very friendly. We had a room up on the 11th floor. The Rooms were beautifully decorated and had all the amenities that you could need. The Bed...

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

We really like it when the historical aspect of our hotel is appreciated and so good to know you approve. Four nights is long enough to enjoy all our property has to offer and sounds as if you did just that. Thank you for being our guest and for writing, please return soon. Regards, Markus Treppenhauer General Manager

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed at the Fairmont Olympic for two nights (2/8-2/10/17). From the moment you enter the front door you are greeted by a friendly doorman. The front desk employees were kind and generous with tips on local dining and sightseeing. I got a room on the 6th floor and it had a great view of the city below. The room...

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Quen Creek , Arizona, United States
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have stayed at the Olympic on a few occasions while visiting Seattle. The service is always smiling and attentive; for our nightlife trips the hotel supplied a towncar within a few mile radius which was super convenient and just a phone call away.

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

We are so pleased that you enjoy the service at our hotel. The house car is certainly convenient and not always utilized. We hope you will return to enjoy both the service and our house car very soon. Thank you for writing. Regards, Markus Treppenhauer General Manager

london
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great hotel with excellent service, everyone is absolutely polite and friendly. Very easy going stay it is a 5star hotel with great rooms. We stayed in a deluxe king and was really spacious. Breakfast room was beautifully arranged and we were served twice by Jessica who was simply adorable and extremely helpful.

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

Thank you for your kind words. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and will make sure Jessica knows how much you enjoyed her service. We appreciate you taking the time to write and hope you will return very soon. Regards, Markus Treppenhauer General Manager

seattle
Reviewed 1 week ago

From the moment we arrived.... Wonderful! We stayed in an Executive Suite, very nice and went into 'The Fairmont Bubble' for a couple days. Enjoyed room service, Afternoon tea, the restaurants, pool area, exploring this Beautiful place and dancing in the empty ballroom (don't tell anyone!). Romantic, Historic, Elegant and the BEST SERVICE everywhere you turn! Loved it!

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

This is just wonderful to read and makes us smile. The reference to your "Fairmont Bubble" is priceless and we could not be more thrilled that you enjoyed every bit of what our hotel has to offer. We promise not to tell of the dancing in The Spanish Ballroom (wink). Thank you so much for your wonderful review and would...

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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: RM1,097 - RM3,044 (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
#16 Family Hotel in Seattle
#16 Green Hotel in Seattle
#18 Romantic Hotel in Seattle
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“High floor”
 of 5 bubbles Heidbummer, 22 Feb 2017 | Read review
“6th Floor is awesome, Great Views, Ask for a room at the end of a hall.”
 of 5 bubbles 916ahmadw, 15 Feb 2017 | Read review
“we stayed on the top and the city view was great.”
 of 5 bubbles 865JeffJ, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
“I like the rooms directly above the front entrance are quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles Mygift2u, 12 Feb 2017 | Read review
“We were on level 8 quiet. Some rooms might have a better view of the harbour?”
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