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The Fairmont Olympic Seattle

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Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

Had the pleasure of staying at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel. Location is great for walking to many shops and restaurants downtown. The hotel has been beautifully maintained in all its 1920s glory, one of those Grande Dame hotels. The rooms were beautifully decorated and the bed was super comfortable. Having breakfast in the elegant Georgian ballroom is a real treat....

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Torrance
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Friendly staff. Classic facility. We felt genuinely welcomed by the staff. Nice easy walk to pike place and shopping. Parking is expensive (valet $55). Happy hour $1.50 oyster is amazing at Shukers. Will def stay again

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Highland Park, Tx
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

The location, Management and Staff at The Fairmont Olympic in Seattle make it the best choice for a stay in the Emerald City. The Kumamoto Oysters from the Oyster Bar are at their Britney best. The rooms and suites are exceptional. I highly recommend this hotel.

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White Rock, Canada
Reviewed 5 days ago 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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Markus T, General Manager at The Fairmont Olympic Seattle, responded to this review

We cannot thank you enough for being such a wonderful, loyal Fairmont customer! We like to make our guest experience much like coming home and it seems we have accomplished that with you. Thank you for mentioning Liz as she is such a great member of our team and speaking of team, we are thrilled that we were able to...

Scottsdale, Arizona
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

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

"Magical" is like music to our ears. Thank you very much for taking the time to write such nice words for us. Thank you as well for mentioning the advantages of being a Fairmont President's Club Member. We hope to see you upon your next business travel or any other time you are in our great city. Regards, Markus Treppenhauer...

Yakima
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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

Wow! Thank you very much for your kind words for our hotel. Our location does seem to work well for exploring much of our downtown Seattle activities. Our hard working staff does indeed pay attention to detail so as to make our guests feel comfortable and at home. This is a magical time of year to be at the Olympic...

Camano Island, Washington
Reviewed 6 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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Markus T, General Manager at The Fairmont Olympic Seattle, responded to this review

We are so thrilled that you found your stay with us so wonderful. Our newly renovated rooms have been well received and so glad you enjoyed your Guest Room and the holiday decor in our lobby. You most certainly can ask for unscented amenities and ask for it to be in your profile for your next stay. Thank you for...

Winnipeg, Canada
Reviewed 6 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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Markus T, General Manager at The Fairmont Olympic Seattle, responded to this review

We are very happy to read that you find our hotel to be an amazing place to stay. It does make it convenient for our guests to be so close to everything downtown. We will pass along your kind words for our doormen and valet team. Thank you very much for taking time to write and especially for being our...

Auburn, Washington
Reviewed 1 week ago via 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 1 week ago

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...

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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
Food & drink at the hotel
The Georgian
The Georgian
Cuisines: American, French
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Hot Tub
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  • Airport Transportation
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  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
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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: RM909 - RM2,234 (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
#13 Luxury Hotel in Seattle
#14 Green Hotel in Seattle
#16 Family Hotel in Seattle
#18 Romantic Hotel in Seattle
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