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The Fairmont Olympic Seattle

#19 of 98 Hotels in Seattle
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411 University St., Seattle, WA 98101
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We spent two nights while visiting Seattle. It was a great location and a beautiful historic property. All the staff were attentive and accommodating. The room was beautiful and very comfortable. Staff went out of their way to help and make us comfortable. I can't say enough about their service. Breakfast was wonderful and fairly reasonable. I only wish I... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This hotel has a lot of old-world charm and overall, I liked it. Its age, however, is showing. I had a one-bedroom suite and an adjoining room. The carpet in the suite was old and needed replacement; the carpet in the adjoining room was fresh and new. The suite had air conditioning; the adjoining room had a portable A/C unit... More 

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

Hello John, Thank you for choosing to be our guest and for sharing your feedback with us. I am pleased to read that overall you enjoyed your stay, though I hope that you will accept my sincere apologies for any disappointment you experienced in regards to your adjoining room. We do take great pride as stewards of this historic building... More 

Dallas, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Positvies: Roomy rooms. The Georgian - amazing breakfast. Friendly front desk. Central location. I walked to all points of interest downtown. Otherwise, the hotel is a little dated in comparison to others in the area....think Laura Ashley in the 80s. It didnt have the "Gold" floor that has proven to be a nice feature at other Fairmonts, thinking especially of... More 

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

Hello Richard, Thank you for being our guest and for taking the time to write. I am glad to read that you enjoyed your stay with us, from breakfast and service to our convenient location. I sincerely appreciate your feedback and I hope that we may welcome you back to in the future Best wishes, Jon Mathews Director of Operations More 

Wilmette
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Excellent staff, attention to details, great hotel. Gym opens at 5 AM and swimming pool invite you to join. My room was clean, spacious. Speedy internet connection. And above all, great location in the heart of Seattle.

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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 with us on TripAdvisor. I am very glad to read that you had a memorable stay and that you enjoyed our service and amenities. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Fairmont Olympic when your travels bring you to Seattle again. Sincerely, Jon Mathews Director of Operations More 

Dallas, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stayed at this location on an overnight before boarding Royal Caribbean Jewel of the Seas for Alaska Cruise. Very centrally located - Seattle has a vibrant downtown area. It is a very elegant hotel and a nice way to jump start my cruise. Food at the hotel was excellent and well prepared.

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

Hello Mildred, Thank you for choosing to include us as the jumpstart to your Alaskan cruise vacation. I am glad to see that you enjoyed your stay and appreciate you sharing your review. We hope that we may welcome you to back to the Fairmont Olympic the next time your travels bring you to Seattle. Sincerely, Jon Mathews Director of... More 

Venice, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is, after all, the Fairmont. That should tell you a great deal. Centrally located to Pike Market and other attractions, this is a world class hotel. The rooms are comfortable, service is impeccable, and the overall experience is superb. A can't miss place to stay in Seattle.

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

Thank you very much for being our guest and for taking the time to share your kind words. I am thrilled to read that your stay experience was superb and that you enjoyed your time with us. We are always striving for excellence and personal service, and it is very rewarding when our guests take the time to let us... More 

Naples, Florida
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I had the pleasure of staying at the Fairmont Olympic Seattle before embarking on a cruise to Alaska with friends. The Fairmont hotel experience is tops and again exceeded our expectations inasmuch as the hotel room view was excellent despite the fact that the room was booked by the cruise line company.

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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 here on TripAdvisor. I am thrilled to read that we exceeded your expectations, and I hope that you and your friends enjoyed your cruise to Alaska. We hope that we may welcome you back to Seattle and the Fairmont Olympic Hotel the next time your travels bring you to... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed here for 1 night before picking up our Liner the next day. Staff on arrival were very helpful, and bags delivered to our room within 20 mins. Good suggestions were given as to where to eat in the area. The hotel is centrally located with short walking distance to most areas. The room was spacious and the beds... More 

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

Dear John, Thank you for being our guest and for sharing your experience and feedback with us. I am pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay and that we could be of service. We sincerely appreciate your feedback regarding the design of the air conditioning vents near the windows, and am happy to inform you that based on guest... More 

Tucson, Arizona
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Normally, before submitting a hotel review it has been my practice to stay a minimum of three times. However, when the visit is so very wonderful, an exception to the rule is allowed. The Fairmont Olympic is truly elegant. Beautiful rooms, well appointed, comfortable, cleaned to perfection, and offers an array of services that make you think you are either... More 

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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 visit to Seattle and for taking the time to write. I am very glad to see that you enjoyed your stay so much that you would make an exception to your rule about reviews! We are always striving for excellence and personal service, so it is very rewarding when our... More 

Madison, Wisconsin
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14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Fairmont is a decent hotel in the heart of Seattle. I stayed at this hotel to go to a conference downtown; because of this, my room cost less than the standard tourist rate. The rooms were very spacious and comfortable. It is hard to get a better location than where they are in downtown Seattle, especially for conferences. Their... More 

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