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The Fairmont Olympic Seattle

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My first experience was filming for a Dateline show in the early 2000's. Everything was maintained so there were no glitches to slow us down. The penthouse offered the space and quiet for our production. Years later I visit the business office regularly, where the staff goes out of their way to ensure meetings are set up as needed.

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

Welcome back and we are pleased to ensure your meeting go as planned. Thank you for taking the time to write and we look forward to your return a bit sooner this time. Regards, Markus Treppenhauer General Manager

Vancouver
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our third staycation with Grandkids and we love the Fairmont. The Valet attendants always greet you with a huge smile, especially the head Doorman, very experienced and professional. Laura checked us in with no delay and she too had that welcome smile. We pretty much hung at the Fairmont with the kids enjoying the pool and amenities. If...

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

The Olympic thanks you for your loyalty and kind words for our hotel staff. It gives us great pleasure to provide cherished family time for our guests and we will look forward to the next family event. We cannot thank you enough for taking the time to write such a great review. Regards, Markus Treppenhauer General Manager

Palm Bay, Florida
Reviewed 1 week ago

I recently stayed at this property for a convention. Great location downtown that is walking distance from lots of the points of interest. I had a room on the seventh floor that was very quiet. The bedding was very comfortable and allowed for a great sleep. Very good service throughout the property starting with a doorman opening the door, concierge,...

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

We are so pleased that you were able to relax and enjoy our hotel. Our staff likes making guest feel at home and thank you for acknowledging them. We really appreciate your being our guest and thank you for writing. Regards, Markus Treppenhauer General Manager

Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fairmont Olympic Hotel has the old world charm that you can expect from some Fairmont hotels. The room’s aesthetic was very pleasing to the eye and everything inside it was spotless clean. Breakfast buffet selection was interesting, though quite limited. Staff is friendly and accommodating. Hotel amenities were average, however the little details (makeup remover at the locker room, flavored...

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

We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay and we thank you for the suggestions. We hope you will return soon. Regards, Markus Treppenhauer General Manager

Copenhagen, Denmark
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice property, with a grand lobby and beautiful dining areas. The gym and pool facilities are good as well. Staff was great too and very helpful, we stayed at the olympic for a business conference and the larger meeting rooms could have had better heating and tended to be quite cold. View from my room was not exceptional and blocked...

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

Thank you for joining us for your business conference. We will see what we can do to provide a room with a little more interesting view upon your next stay. We did have an isolated hot water issue around the time of your stay that has been corrected and we apologize for the inconvenience of that. Thank you again for...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Fairmont Olympic is a Seattle treasure maintaining themselves as one of Seattle's exclusive hotels. The decor of the lobby is lovely. I was there recently for a social dinner. The staff was excellent and catered to all of our needs. As for the meal it was ok. We had salmon for dinner which was great. However, someone at our...

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

Thank you for joining the social dinner and so glad you enjoyed it. The Olympic is indeed a Seattle treasure and we do our best to maintain that honored title. We will let our staff know you were pleased with their service and hope you will return very soon. Thank you for taking the time to write. Regards, Markus Treppenhauer...

Los Angeles, California, United States
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

From the doormen to the desk and every where in between the service and amenities are fantastic. The Fairmont always delivers 5 star accommodations and services fit for every traveling Queen !! See you for next years Con !!

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

We thank you for being our loyal guest and for writing about your latest and greatest stay. We do our best to be consistent with our service and our amenities and so nice to see it appreciated. We look forward to next year if not before. Regards, Markus Treppenhauer General Manager

Olympia, Washington
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We've stayed at this hotel a few times. Once as just a couple- romantic and lovely for an overnight together. We also stayed as a family of 4 with a 3 year old and 3 month old. It was unbelievably accommodating with kids. A crib, baby toiletries, a stuffed toy for baby, kid sized robes- anything you could need to...

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

Thank you very much for the wonderful review. We do our very best to anticipate our guests needs and looks as if we have anticipated all of yours. We certainly appreciate your being our valued guest and will work to make your next stay with us is just as great as the last. Regards, Markus Treppenhauer General Manager

University Place, Washington
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Girls weekend at the Fairmont Hotel was amazing. We do this every year and each year seems to get better the staff is just wonderful. We attend a musical at the 5th Avenue Theater which is a short block away from the hotel. We enjoy going into the Terrace Lounge and visiting with Micheal the bartender he makes the best...

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

We are delighted you chose to spend your "Girls weekend" with us. It is so convenient for walking across the street for the 5th Avenue Theatre. We will let Michael know of your kind comment for him and his stories. We hope to see you for the next weekend away. Regards, Markus Treppenhauer General Manager

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From Check in to Check out, the hotel staff made sure we had everything we needed. The accommodations are clean and neat. The hotel itself is beautiful. Fresh flowers in the main lobby each day. It kept up with a Victorian/Downtown Abby feel with the Georgian Room there to serve afternoon tea.

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

Thank you for being our guest and for writing! We will pass along your words for our staff and the hotel speaks for itself. Afternoon Tea in The Georgian is always a special treat and good to know you enjoyed it. Regards, Markus Treppenhauer General Manager

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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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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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The Georgian
The Georgian
Cuisines: American
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • 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: RM1,125 - RM3,097 (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
#16 Family Hotel in Seattle
#17 Green Hotel in Seattle
#18 Romantic Hotel in Seattle
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