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The Fairmont Olympic Seattle

#20 of 99 Hotels in Seattle
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highland park il
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Love these older hotels that are gracious luxury but this one needs to modernize. Pros--pool opens early and stays open late. Very comfortable beds, lovely staff. Great location. Wonderful seafood restaurant. Cons--if you are an early riser, can't get an espresso delivered until kitchen staff arrives. Not the fault of the overnight staff who are terrific and only want to... More 

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vancouver
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49 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This a classic stylish hotel in the center of Seattle. From the moment you arrive, the greeting is warm and inviting as you enter the classic lobby. Check inn took place in about 30 seconds and off you go to our room. Our room was a large deluxe with 2 big beds. This room was not yet renovated, because this... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We have stayed at this property a couple time and continue to enjoy it. The location is fantastic for exploring Seattle's restaurants and shopping. The rooms are quite large and comfortable. We had a 1 bedroom suite for our family. It fit the three of us very comfortably. I will say that the rooms do need to be renovated. They... More 

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Heraklion, Greece
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Nothing much to be added to what other travelers have written. Fairmont has a great atmosphere and is conveniently located in downtown Seattle. I hope that its character won't be affected by the ongoing renovation.

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Montgomery, Alabama
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great hotel! Gone are the days of the traditional hotel with doormen, piano playing and a grand lobby... This place has it! Rooms were very well kept and comfortable. While I did not use the facilities they all appears in the same condition as well. Small issue at checkout with claiming I used the in-room bar but the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful hotel in the heart of downtown Seattle. Extremely courteous staff and well kept grounds. I felt they anticipated all my needs during my stay. I am now inclined to only stay at the Fairmont whenever I travel.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stay in Seattle on a regular basis and have stayed in a dozen different hotels. In the end I keep coming back to the Fairmont. While the common areas are a bit formal and rooms dated, the place is comfortable with great beds. During the Holidays there's really no better place to stay - the decoration really puts you... More 

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Cairo, Egypt
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Fairmount Olympic, in Seattle, is a sublime oasis, beginning with the visually extraordinary and comfortably plush lobby, and continuing to its large and well-appointed suites. But, alas, the hotel closed in early December for a major $25M renovation, due to fully reopen in July 2016, with rooms becoming available again in February 2016, so my review will be dated.... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here for an urban Seattle staycation. It was an incredible experience. The rooms are old school and luxurious. (Though I hear they are in the process of being redone to mid-century modern.). Staff are incredibly professional and helpful. The marble bathrooms are posh and the toiletries smell great. We ordered a lot of room service in part because... More 

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Woodinville, Washington
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Mind you, we have traveled all over the world on a budget and not. We picked this hotel for a company retreat for its proximity to Pike's Market and a pool but never got there. Although we paid $250/night "special" thru hotels.com, we were nickled and dimed to death from the time we checked in (was asked to upgrade room... More 

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