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The Fairmont Olympic Seattle
Ranked #19 of 100 Hotels in Seattle
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“Delightful!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2012

I have decided that every time I stay in Seattle this will be my first choice for a hotel. My husband and I missed our flight out of Seattle due to a family emergency and we had to quickly find a hotel room at the last minute while being stressed out and tired. We booked at The Fairmont Olympic and couldn't have made a better choice. The moment we walked I was charmed first by the gorgeous decor and then by the professional and polite staff. After dealing with rude behavior for hours this was exactly what I needed to unwind and feel at ease again.

It truly has a lovely atmosphere. The food is thoughtful, delicious and elegant. The rooms are lovely, clean and comfortable. If you sign up for their free rewards program you also have free wireless during your stay... They serve an afternoon tea too. It really is just that wonderful.
If you need to almost guarantee a positive environment to be your home away from home while in Seattle I cannot recommend this location more!

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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2012

Did a getaway trip to Seattle and the Fairmont was on a reduced rate. Service was excellent from the valet, to the doorman, to the concierge. The fitness center had precor ellipticals and the pool was warm and the hot tub had space for over a dozen people. The room was on the old side and our room had a leaky AC. The suite was well appointed and even had french doors separating it from the main living area. The location is also perfect. Breakfast at the Georgian was high quality as well.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2012

We spent a week at the Fairmont in Seattle. Once we arrived we upgraded our room to a suite. The suites are nice and have lots of room along with a TV in the bedroom and in the main room. The decor was a little outdated. The room was quiet and we were able to open the windows a bit to let some fresh air in. The hotel staff was very nice and accomodating. Parking for the hotel is right across the street but is pricey per day (maybe not by Seattle standards). I would recommend this hotel to anyone staying in the downtown seattle area. Even though we had a car lots of restaurants, bars and sights within walking distance.

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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2012

The is a very nice hotel with nice rooms which are above standard for large chain hotels.
It's very conveniently located for the shops & restaurants - about 5 mins walk from the Crab Pot for man V food fans! Wild Ginger restaurant also highly recommended for delicious Thai food.I've always wanted to see Pike Place Market & the fish throwing vendors - worth seeing definitely, but what amazed me about the market was the fresh flowers & the cherries. Amazing!The seafood stalls are amazing, the chewing gum wall stinking and the overall Seattle experience fantastic. All within 15 minutes walk from the hotel. Would definitely recommend this hotel and would definitely stay at this hotel again.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2012

If you like old classic Hotels that have that "Old Lady" grace, then this is the place. Central to Restaurants and shopping and very easy to get to from Interstate 5, the main North South Freeway which goes through Seattle. Great staff and very welcoming. The valet parking is expensive but all parking in Seattle seems that way.
This is a great place to stay on the way through Seattle or for a weekend. The rooms are typical of an older designed Hotel but they have done a great job updating the rooms. Very Classy!!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2012

Stayed here for a week on business. Nice hotel, nice rooms right in the heart of downtown and super frinedly staff from doormen, to front desk to waiter/waiteresses.

Here is a little story to sum up the experience. On night 3, without any other real interaction with the concierge, we ask him to make a dinner reservation for 8 at the Metropolitan, a famous Seattle steakhouse. He makes the call for us and we head out for a drink and then to the restaurant. After we are seated and looking over the menu, the waiter brings 4 plates of 'American' Kobe beef carpaccio, compliments of the concierge at the Fairmont.

Considering we had never been in the hotel before and only had three rooms booked there at a normal rate, I was extremely impressed by the gesture.

Also had a good (expensive) breakfast at the hotel and a very good seasfood restaurant (Shuckers) affiliated with the hotel.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled on business
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2012

This hotel was booked for a business banquette. Upon arrival, valet and check in staff were GREAT!! Very friendly and knowledgable. However, they upgraded our rooms to a king when I really wanted 2 doubles (2 girls need space to get ready) They couldn't even give us my confirmed room :( Bathroom has no fan. Very very hot and stuffy room. When it came to our dinner party I gave our server my allergy ticket and talked to multiple people to make sure they were aware. I had to ask every course if I could eat it. Every plate was sent back. But the worst part was that my Entree, upon sending my plate back to the waiter, had to wait 3 hours to get my new Entree. But it was my old filet of beef! I was humiliated!! They gave me back my old plate that was now cold. I had then asked for a plate of fruit which I saw someone else got. It arrived 45 minutes later when the coffee was being removed from our table. Went back to our turned down room and the tv didn't work. Had to call the front desk and the tech arrived 40 minutes later and fixed it. The valet was speedy and check out service was excellent. I wrote an email to the manager and have not heard a response. Will NEVER go to this hotel again!! $13 breakfast not included with stay...

  • Stayed March 2012
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Property: The Fairmont Olympic Seattle
Address: 411 University St., Seattle, WA 98101-2507
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Region: United States > Washington > Seattle
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — The Fairmont Olympic Seattle 5*
Number of rooms: 450
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 
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