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The Fairmont Olympic Seattle

#18 of 97 Hotels in Seattle
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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  • Cleanliness
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Vancouver
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46 reviews 46 reviews
18 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

I’ve been there twice, both on my Seattle-based employer’s dime, so probably paid less than the street price. The ambience is grand-old-hotel, sometimes perhaps a little too old, as in the Bose audio device in my most recent room which I couldn’t plug my mobile into. But the lobby’s great, the rooms are nice, the breakfast is excellent, the bar... More 

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Wilsonville, Oregon
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106 reviews 106 reviews
20 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I had an overnight business trip and was lucky enough to stay at the Fairmont Olympic Seattle. Upon arrival, I handed my vehicle keys to the valet, was directed up the escalator to the main lobby (absolutely gorgeous), was checked-in quickly and courteously, and in my room all within 10 minutes. The room was large with a very comfortable king... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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54 reviews 54 reviews
52 hotel reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stayed here for 8 nights on an extended business trip in May. Think of this as the "Waldorf Astoria" of Seattle. This was "the" hotel of the first half of the 20th Century. Centrally located, big, and spacious. It is aging, but gracefully, and what it lacks in physical plant, it makes up with excellent service. The rooms are large... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Excellent place to stay in downtown Seattle. Friendly staff. It is the only place I've been to that had my room ready with crib and rollaway when I arrived! They go the extra mile. Nice pool and they offer milk and cookies for the kids. I would definitely stay there again.

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Broadview Heights
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great interior and exterior, Great Services, staffs, environment, restaurants, breakfast, facilities, pools, gym, spa, etc. Location is excellent as well. Only thing is bed could be firmer and there are some noise from the road. A humidifier would be nice as well.

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La Jolla, California
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41 reviews 41 reviews
19 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a conference in downtown Seattle in close proximity so decided to stay here. As a member of the Fairmont Presidents Club (free to join), they will often upgrade you and you accrue points toward benefits and free wi-if. Staff was very nice, helpful, and accommodating and location is convenient to all downtown attractions (Pike Place Market, Space Needle,... More 

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Missouri
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a luxury hotel located downtown Seattle. It offers a few restaurants, although they are rather pricey. We ate at the bar and grill and enjoyed a very good meal. I would recommend trying the Honeymoon Suite beer ... their own brand made with honey from their rooftop. The staff was extremely helpful in conveying whatever information we requested.

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Whistler
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We had the most wonderful weekend in Seattle staying in my favourite Hotel!!! Service was excellent and our room had a gorgeous view overlooking the Harbour! We love Shuckers for lunch and the central location provides easy access to downtown shopping, Pike St Market and more! The town car will take you to restaurants nearby for dinner which is very... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

lovely historic building in downtown with some fantastic features including spa/gym facilities. first stay in a a luxury hotel however fantastic value for money. Downsides of the stay, snobby staff, noninclusive Wifi, had to share a bed with my friend that i was traveling with due to unavailable rooms (booked well in advance).

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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 let us know about your recent stay. I am pleased to read you enjoyed some of the amenities we have to offer, though I apologize if you found our staff to not be helpful. I assure you that your experience is not the norm. We are fortunate to... More 

Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I cannot say enough about the professionalism of the staff. One of the best customer service - ever. This is a historic property and it has the charm and the drawbacks of that as well. I agree with the other reviews that the windows let in sound and it isn't the most insulated room I've been in, but the service... More 

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