We stay at the Fairmont Olympic frequently on trips to Washington, sometimes for extended stays during business meetings, and other times for one night before and after flights into/out of Sea-Tac airport, before heading elsewhere in the state.
It's always a pleasure to stay here, and it is beginning to feel a bit like "home", as we are handed the room key-card as we drive up.
There is one downside to this: IF we head directly to the elevators, we'd miss the old-world grandeur of the main lobby area.
And this is one of the very special features of the Olympic. It's truly one of the Grand Dames of US hotels!
Service is without exception top rate.
It's a real disappointment on the rare occasions that there are no reservations available, when we need to book on short notice.