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The Fairmont Olympic Seattle

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Indiana
Reviewed 14 August 2015

If you appreciate staying in a historic building that has stayed true to it's roots, this is the place for you. Of course the decor is outdated, but we found everything to be clean and fresh during our two night stay. Loved the convenient downtown location so that you can explore all of the hotspots within Seattle without being too...

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

Thank you for choosing the Fairmont Olympic Hotel for your recent stay in Seattle. I am glad to see that you enjoyed your stay and that you could enjoy the convenience of our location and complimentary house car service. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Sincerely, Jon Mathews Director of Operations

White Rock, Canada
Reviewed 13 August 2015

Well over rated and far too expensive for the Quality. You must pay for WIFI and Parking. Fairmont nickel and dime you. In room amenities are few to none. Would not recommend unless you just want to throw money away.

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

We thank you for being our guest though sincerely regret to see that you did not you experienced some disappointments with your visit. We do offer complimentary Wi-Fi to our Fairmont President's Club members, and we would be happy to assist you in creating your complimentary profile so that you may begin enjoying the many benefits of membership. In regards...

Sachse
Reviewed 13 August 2015 via mobile

Beautiful hotel, but rooms need to be updated. Carpet was old and there was a weird smell in our room. Beds were comfortable and It was a great location downtown. The market and tons of shopping and restaurants were within walking distance.

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

Thank you for being our guest and for sharing your experience. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay, however regret to see that you experienced some disappointment with your guestroom. We appreciate your feedback and hope to be able to provide you with a different experience the next time that you visit. We look forward to the opportunity...

Philadelphia
Reviewed 12 August 2015

I have always found hotels in the Fairmount chain to have that classic feel and the Fairmount Olympic Seattle was no exception. My wife and I stayed there on a recent trip to the Pacific Northwest and had a junior suite. The accommodations were roomy and the room furnishings were older (except for the electronics which were state of the...

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Columbus, Ohio
Reviewed 12 August 2015

Our room was wonderful...quiet...clean...all the amenities one could ask for. The free car service in and around downtown Seattle was a great addition....they really thought of everything...we had a very enjoyable stay

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

Thank you for choosing the Fairmont Olympic Hotel for your recent stay in Seattle. I am thrilled to see that you enjoyed a comfortable stay during your conference, and that you had the opportunity to take advantage of hotel car service. We look forward to welcoming you back the next time your travel plans bring you to Seattle. Sincerely, Jon...

Guildford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 August 2015

An imposing entrance, lovely internally with great period features and great service. From the doorman, reception staff, concierge and in the restaurants service is very good. Nice room, however ours had the shower in the bath rather than a separate shower cubicle. In a great location. Shuckers relaxed bar style eating is very good and the breakfast in the imposing...

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

Dear Mike, Thank you for your choosing to stay with us during your visit to Seattle. I appreciate you letting me know that you found our staff to be of service and am glad to read that you enjoyed your time here. We hope that we may welcome you back to the Fairmont Olympic the next time your travels bring...

Salem, Massachusetts
Reviewed 12 August 2015

It has taken me awhile to write this and must say that working with all employees at the hotel prior to our cruise was a wonderful experience The room was quiet and in clean condition, the desk clerks and lounge employees very helpful. Although we did not sure their service(free) for transfers to locations outside the property, I had a...

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

Thank you for your kind words and feedback on your recent stay with us. I am thrilled to read that you enjoyed your stay here before your cruise to Alaska and that we could be of service. We are always striving for excellence and personal service, and it is very rewarding when our guests let us know they are pleased....

Fort Lau
Reviewed 11 August 2015 via mobile

The hotel has an impeccable staff, excellent service, clean rooms, and a perfect downtown location with easy walking distance to most attractions. The Georgian is a culinary experience not to be missed. Room service attentive and timely. The spa services one of the best I have ever experienced. The pool is a great place to relax. We had a suite...

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

Dear John, Thank you for your kind compliments and feedback on your recent stay while visiting Seattle. I am thrilled to read that you enjoyed your stay with us, complete with a memorable Georgian experience and perfect service. We are always striving for excellence and personal service, and it is very rewarding when our guests take the time to let...

Sunny Isles Beach, Florida
Reviewed 11 August 2015

The Fairmont Olympic in Seattle is the perfect hotel either for the night before or after an Alaska Cruise. The service is outstanding and afternoon tea is great. We stayed in an executive suite and it was spotless and very comfortable. The beds are the most comfortable I have ever experienced. Room service is just perfect and the lobby is...

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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 recent visit to Seattle before departing on your Alaska cruise. I am delighted to read that you enjoyed your time with us, and I hope we may have the opportunity to welcome you back to the Fairmont Olympic Hotel in the future. Best wishes, Jon Mathews Director of Operations

Wheeling, Illinois
Reviewed 10 August 2015 via mobile

Lavender Martini and Glacier Blue. Just order that and you will be just fine. I thought my review was "exquisite" until the website said I didn't have enough words. This hotel blows away what you need to do to write a review about it. The personnel are unbelievable. They treat you like a star whether you are or aren't.

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Thank you for being our guest and for taking the time to share your kind compliments and feedback. We are so thrilled to read that our service made your stay and that you felt like a star, along a unique concoction from our Terrace Lounge to round out your experience. We are always striving for excellence and personal service, and...

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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
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The Georgian
The Georgian
Cuisines: American
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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: $423 - $949 (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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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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