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The Fairmont Olympic Seattle

#18 of 97 Hotels in Seattle
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Broadview Heights
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday 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 yesterday 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 2 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 2 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 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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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 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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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
9 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Fabulous hotel staff and service amazing. Arrived late evening although hotel full we were upgraded to a deluxe room complete with sitting room which we really appreciated following a long tiring day travelling to Seattle via Uk and Chicago. so decided to have room service food was fabulous my husband had a burger and fries and I had the seared... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I was originally suppose to stay two nights at this hotel but with a rocky start to the trip with delayed flights and missed connections, my stay reduced to one night. The reception and staff at this hotel are fantastic with attentive service. I was given a room with nice views of the city. The room offered your standard bathroom... More 

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Weston, FL
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This hotel is top notch: location, service, reputation etc. There is one major problem: the rooms are noisy, given the traffic on 5th Avenue and University Street. The windows of the hotel are those of 50 years ago, so do not stop any noise from outside. You can actually count every single car passing by, while you lay on the... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I liked that the Terrace was open late on a Wednesday night and that the bell staff had a room key available when I arrived so I had to bypass the check in process completely. I would stay here again.

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