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The Fairmont Olympic Seattle

5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   411 University St., Seattle, WA 98101
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Ranked #14 of 95 hotels in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I recently had a business meeting in Seattle and stayed at the Fairmont Olympic and it was a very nice hotel. The location to downtown was perfect and the local restaurants were terrific. I'd stay here again. Only complaint is paying for internet, the room wasn't cheap.

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Manhattan Beach
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Everything was memorable. The service was first class, friendly, informative. They took ok their time w us. The food was a step up from most hotels for breakfast, the room was spacious. This hotel had an old feel. The decor in the rooms was not our favorite but the total experience would bring is back again. Great location and wonderful... More

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Saint Louis
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This hotel is a must if you want to experience the heart of Seattle's downtown. It is even more elegant and friendly than the Empress in Victoria, which is another must to experience the heart of that city. The Georgian serves delicious, elegant breakfasts and Shuckers serves excellent and reasonably priced seafood meals. Easy walk to Pioneer Square and the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The feeling one gets is that it is a small hotel which in fact it isn't. The staff are friendly, courteous and helpful. People to mention specifically were Arlis, the Restaurant Manager, Hugo, one of the waiters and Cathy, one of the concierges. They went the extra mile for us. The hotel is very colonial, old fashioned and slightly faded.... More

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Victoria, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The most professional, friendly, and helpful staff at this hotel were the porters. Beyond this, our stay at the Olympic was fraught with minor mishaps, which altogether made our stay in Seattle stressful. This was the opposite effect we expected, based on the Fairmont standard. The hospitality staff seemed harried and inattentive. Would not recommend this hotel. Try the Alexis…It... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I was only here for one night, and I'd say that my experience was pretty good. The hotel gets major points because of the great location (walking distance to everything in Seattle) but it really wasn't worth the price. The room was a pretty basic one that could have probably been found in a less expensive hotel. While the room... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Fairmont never disappoints and this hotel was no exception. Wonderfully accommodating and helpful staff seemed to meet our requirements without being asked, well appointed room and facilities, and a wonderful overall experience. We have some tall members in our family. They made notes in our reservation and found the best room for us and when we returned for the second... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband and I stayed here for 3 days in July. It is in a very central location, convenient to everything. The decor is not really my taste, but the beds and other furniture were all very comfortable. What really sets this hotel apart is the excellent service. The concierge, valet, restaurant staff and front desk were all extremely helpful,... More

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Providence, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The rooms were luxurious and comfortable and the staff was very helpful. The buffet breakfast was expensive but it was really fabulous--there were 8 of us and none of us were hungry for lunch. It was an easy walk to the monorail to Seattle Center and to Pike's Place Market. We would definitely stay there again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have stayed here twice in the past couple of months and each time I was very pleased with the service. The valet set the perfect tone upon arrival and every person we met who worked with the hotel followed his example. The beds were comfy and the bathroom was nice. My only criticism is that the hotel feels a... More

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Address: 411 University St., Seattle, WA 98101
Location: United States > Washington > Seattle
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — The Fairmont Olympic Seattle 5*
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Fairmont Olympic Seattle
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Four Seasons Seattle
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#6 Spa Hotel in Seattle #8 Business Hotel in Seattle #9 Luxury Hotel in Seattle #10 Green Hotel in Seattle #10 Family Hotel in Seattle #15 Romantic Hotel in Seattle
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Footsteps from Seattle’s most exciting attractions, The Fairmont Olympic Hotel combines traditional warmth with 21st century convenience and personalized service. Located in the heart of downtown Seattle, the beautifully historic 450-room hotel blends classic ambiance and Italian renaissance architecture with state-of-the-art amenities, including high-speed wireless Internet access in all guest rooms and public spaces, 24-hour room service, 24-hour concierge, a fully equipped fitness center with indoor swimming pool, and complimentary house car service throughout downtown. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, The Fairmont Olympic received its 25th consecutive AAA Five Diamond Award in 2009 and is listed on Condé Nast Traveler’s 2004-2008 Gold List. ... more   less 
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