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The Fairmont Olympic Seattle

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surrey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had 2 nights in this hotel in Seattle following an Alaskan cruise, we arrived early, 11am but were immediately given our room. Big, plush room, massive comfy bed, lovely armchair which I quickly made my own, spotless bathroom, lots of toiletries, fluffy towels. Excellent mini bar and tea coffee making facilities. Couldn't fault it, excellent.

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Annapolis, MD
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My fiancée and I had a pleasant two-day stay at the Fairmont Olympic (FOS) in Seattle. The 'FOS' is a somewhat pricey hotel, but you get what you pay for. Location ideal to conference center and waterfront. Room was spacious and accommodating; even bathrobes and umbrellas provided. Front door, front desk and concierge staffs were friendly and helpful. Facilities (pool,... More 

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Burlington, Canada
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50 reviews 50 reviews
10 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I struggled with my rating of this hotel. We have been to a lot Fairmont hotels and this one confused us. The hotel is dated and needs a makeover but one with an emphasis on trying to maintain the beauty of this wonderful old building. They should look to the Chateau Frontenac's makeover for inspiration. It is in a great... More 

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Chestnut Hill
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Made this reservation last fall to attend the US Open. One of the few in the area that had not sequestered their rooms. This hotel was a major surprise - excellence in every category of service. Only issue was a poor in-room Wi-Fi connection resolved by the front desk in minutes by providing our own individual router. The breakfast buffet... More 

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

Hello David, Thank you for choosing to stay with us during the US Open. I am glad to read that our staff, service and hotel were all so well enjoyed. We strive every day to make sure and create experiences that can become lasting memories, and it is rewarding to hear it from our guests. Thank you again, and we... More 

Portaferry, United Kingdom
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We visited this location on the penultimate stay of our holiday in the Canadian and American Rockies. On arrival the place was very impressive and were able to avail of an upgrade (forgive the pun) for a few dollars more. We were so impressed and it was only on the second day that we noticed how tired the place was... More 

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Redmond, Washington
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had a suite & it was magnificent. Apartment size with everything just about right. I have 2 complaints - There is not complimentary water in a room that costs this much!! Its $8 for a bottle of water!! Also we wanted lunch in the Georgian Room but there was a 45 minute wait. I think guests should have priority... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I can't rave enough about the Fairmont Olympic Hotel. I booked it 9 months in advance as our night before the cruise hotel. I wanted something nice since we were celebrating our 25th Anniversary with this trip. It was a perfect choice for us. I was able to check in via email before our flight from Baltimore took off. We... More 

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

Hello Joan, Thank you so much for staying with us on such an important part of your life. I am so happy to hear that your anniversary here at Fairmont Olympic Hotel was so well enjoyed. Additionally, thank you for choosing to stay with us prior to your cruise! Seattle is becoming a very popular cruise port and we appreciate... More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great location within walking distance to Pikes Place and other attractions. Excellent service, but this beautiful old hotel could use a bit of a facelift. The hallway carpets are worn and dirty and just as bad in our room. We loves the extra space and turndown service in our suite but the couch was uncomfortable, we could feel the springs.... More 

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Connecticut
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Fairmont is a wonderful hotel. All the staff were terrific. The room was very spacious for the price point and the bathroom was very nice also. Room was generally quiet. The main lobby is beautiful and relaxing. The location is good and a short walk to the monorail and the light rail. You can get to most attractions on... More 

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

Hello Patrick, Thank you for being our guest and for taking the time to write. We appreciate your kind words in regards to our staff and their level of service. We are always striving for excellence and personal service, and it is very rewarding when our guests take the time to let us know they are pleased. Additionally, thank you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Just Excellent, perfect location in Seattle with world class service and staff. I'd recommend this hotel to anyone for business or pleasure who wants to be close to the heart of the city and be in an historic building that's truly one of a kind.

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Hello John, Thank you for being our guest and for taking the time to write. We appreciate your kind words in regards to our staff and their level of service. We are always striving for excellence and personal service, and it is very rewarding when our guests take the time to let us know they are pleased. Also, thank you... More 

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