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The Fairmont Olympic Seattle

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Saskatchewan, Canada
Reviewed 9 July 2015

I have stayed at many Fairmont properties that are long on charging and short on service. The hotel and staff were perfect. If all Fairmonts were like this one I would always stay at Fairmonts, sadly they are not.

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Victoria B.C.
Reviewed 9 July 2015

This hotel was first class from top to bottom, start to finish! All staff was very friendly and helpful! Had a problem with the plumbing, i9t was fixed immediately and the room was left beautifully, never would know there was a problem! The rooms are well decorated and a good size! Fridge in room as well as tea and coffee!...

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Livingston, New Jersey
Reviewed 9 July 2015

Overall the hotel definitely had a very old world charm about it but kind of stopped there. Leading up to the trip we had so many issues with trying to add things to our room and them not being saved on the reservation (ie. crib). They then tried to make me upgrade my room because my twin babies were putting...

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Reviewed 8 July 2015 via mobile

For the price I pay I expect certain level of upscale room, amenities..., last renovation was done 20-30 years ago. Dirty old smelly carpet, shutters on the windows doesn't work, don't have air conditioner or it must be broken. After complain they brought me a fun. Tree star hotel for $ 50 would be probably better than this one. My...

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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 disappointed to read that you were not pleased with your accommodations during your stay, and hope that you accept my apologies for the disappointment and any inconvenience that you experienced. We have learned from our experience during this last heat wave and assure you that...

Reviewed 8 July 2015

My husband and I stayed at the Fairmont Seattle while attending an International Convention in the area. We were truly happy with the hotel and the amazing service we received! The location was perfect for someone out of town who was not familiar with the area. Within walking distance was local restaurants, shops and even a grocery store. The hotel...

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

Thank you for choosing to stay with us for your visit to Seattle. I am very pleased to read that you were truly happy with the hotel and the service that you received. I sincerely appreciate your recommendation of us. We are always striving for excellence and personal service, and it is very rewarding when our guests let us know...

Brookfield, Massachusetts
Reviewed 8 July 2015

We stayed at the Fairmont after returning from an amazing inside passage cruise to Alaska. Having arrived by cruise ship, we were dropped off well before regularly scheduled check in times. The front desk staff were tremendously accommodating, and told us there was a room if we would like it. They in fact appologized that it wasn't in a better...

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Boca Raton, Florida
Reviewed 7 July 2015 via mobile

This hotel was excellent. It is very fancy. The room service was delicious! The people who work there are always happy and willing to help you. They have awesome food options for the whole family whether it's breakfast, lunch, or dinner! The beds our comfy and soft. Enjoy your stay!

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Boca Raton, Florida
Reviewed 7 July 2015 via mobile

This hotel is absolutely wonderful! We arrived at this hotel and was immediately helped by kind staff. Check in was a breeze with a very elegant lobby. We stayed on the tenth floor. During the day you could hear some sirens from the street but at night you could not hear anything. The beds were extremely comfortable. They also provide...

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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 write. I am very glad to read that you had a wonderful stay and that we could be of service. I agree that our blueberry-blackberry pie is indeed phenomenal! It is a favorite among guests, with good reason. I am very pleased that you had the...

Hartly
Reviewed 7 July 2015

Why we love this Fairmont: Excellent location, walk to the market, walk to Westgate for monorail to needle area. Excellent service by everyone; housekeeping, front desk and concierge desk who arranged Boeing plant tour and transportation for us down to staff in business office who helped me print my boarding passes. Many thanks for their helpfulness & patience. Great food...

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

Thank you for being our guests and for taking the time to share your comments. I sincerely appreciate your kind words about our staff and the service that you receive from them. I am very glad to read that the Fairmont Olympic is your favorite and because of our service is your hotel of choice while visiting Seattle. I appreciate...

Austin, Texas
Reviewed 7 July 2015

This hotel is a true historical gem. For someone who wants new and modern, this is not the hotel for you. Our party had four different rooms and each room had its own flair. The location is absolutely incredible. You are able to get to many of the great sights downtown with a short walk and usually with very little...

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Thank you for being our guest and for taking the time to share your experience with us. I am very glad to read that you and your group enjoyed your stay and that you found our location convenient for exploring our beautiful city. I hope that we may have the opportunity to welcome you back to Seattle and the Fairmont...

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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
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Cuisines: American
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  • 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: $344 - $935 (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
#17 Green Hotel in Seattle
#18 Romantic Hotel in Seattle
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