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The Fairmont Olympic Hotel

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#44 of 111 hotels in Seattle
Location
4.8
Cleanliness
4.7
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4.6
Value
4.1
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Located in the heart of the city since 1924, Fairmont Olympic is Seattle’s iconic hotel featuring rich character and history, breathtaking architecture, an innovative culinary experience and best-in-class service. Ideally situated just steps from Pike Place Market, museums, attractions and shopping, Fairmont Olympic offers 450 lavishly appointed guestrooms and suites perfect for the modern traveler. Seattle’s social address for events, galas and weddings for almost a century, Fairmont Olympic’s 28,000 square feet of key event and meeting spaces create the perfect stage for momentous celebrations. The Olympic Hotel boasts a fully renovated lobby featuring a new center bar, Olympic Bar, that offers all-day dining and drinks seven days a week and afternoon tea on Saturdays and Sundays. Debuting in future months, the subsequent chapter of this historic restoration story will unveil a new culinary flagship and intimate spirit drinker’s enclave.
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Property amenities
Valet parking
Free internet
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Coffee shop
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Taxi service
Spa
Paid public parking nearby
Wifi
Paid wifi
Hot tub
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Kids' meals
Snack bar
Wine / champagne
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Manicure
Massage
Pedicure
Salon
Waxing services
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Shops
ATM on site
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Safe
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Bathrobes
Telephone
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
On-demand movies
Hair dryer
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Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Value
Classic
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Japanese

Location

411 University St., Seattle, WA 98101-2507
The Fairmont Olympic Hotel
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles4,166 reviews
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The Fairmont Olympic Hotel is celebrated for its stylish fusion of historical charm and modern elegance, drawing in families, couples, and solo voyagers. While the central location near Seattle's prime attractions like Pike Place Market garners appreciation, opinions on service are divided; some guests commend the friendly staff, but others point out slower service. Cleanliness is a strong suit, though value is contentious due to unexpected fees. Rooms receive mixed reviews for their comfort and upkeep, and while amenities are plentiful, additional charges are a concern for some.
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Inviting
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Expensive
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Inconsistent
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Well-appointed
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Lydia Copeland wrote a review Yesterday
Tampa, Florida39 contributions10 helpful votes
Hotel is beautiful and the staff were super nice but I had a lot of disappointments during my week stay. Like, if you want a fridge in your room, extra $15 charge. You are not allowed to get to-go from the onsite restaurant, even with limited evening dining option in the area. Cafe in the basement is extremely overpriced. Concierge was non-existent. The cherry on top was when checking out, we told the desk staff we were going to Vancouver next, she said it’s like Seattle but nicer. I don’t think I’ll be staying here again.
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Traveled on business
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Stephie H wrote a review Apr 11
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Our family has been returning to the Fairmont Olympic again and again over the last 20 years. They have the most courteous staff, a gorgeous lobby and bar/tea area, are in a perfect, walkable location in the city, and they are home to the very best hotel pool. They make it easy to either park your car or call a cab, so if you really must leave the iconic building, you are minutes from any Seattle destination.
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Joanne K wrote a review Apr 10
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The clerk at check-in was fantastic, even got an upgrade to a Junior King suite! Many local places to eat but there is no better place than The George for Octopus and Scallops, they were incredible, I would take a stroll to Elliotts for Oysters!!
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Ian C wrote a review Apr 10
Olympia, Washington120 contributions43 helpful votes
My wife and I stayed at the Fairmont Olympic while in town for a concert and we were thoroughly impressed. We booked our stay through Amex and we were upgraded to a junior suite upon arrival. The hotel is also pet friendly, and the staff were all very sweet with our pup. We had the opportunity to grab dinner at Shuckers - which was fantastic - and breakfast at The George, also very good. The hotel is centrally located and within walking distance from Pike Place, the waterfront, Pioneer Square and Westlake Center. While many areas in downtown Seattle have had recent challenges, the hotel is in one of the better areas and we never felt unsafe walking around, even late at night. We were only there for a quick stay, but we were impressed with the property, the facilities and the staff. We will definitely be back.
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Date of stay: April 2024
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nickdG255VD wrote a review Apr 9
Danville, California1 contribution
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The Fairmont Olympic Hotel lived up to its reputation as a Fairmont hotel. The rooms were spacious and well appointed. The bedding was luxurious and comfortable providing us with a restful night of sleep. The staff was accommodating and friendly. No request was too small! The fitness center was large with an array of equipment, a steam room, and changing and shower areas. Although we did not use the indoor pool or hot tub, it looked very nice and fun! The lobby area is iconic and worth a trip down to relax and have a snack or a cocktail. The central location made walking Seattle easy. It's minutes to Pike Place Market, the waterfront, the giant ferris wheel, the aquarium, downtown shopping, restaurants, and more. We will definitely stay here again!
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Chris L wrote a review Apr 8
6 contributions12 helpful votes
From beginning to end, Fairmont, mastered the art of customer service. From the moment we landed early in the morning, they were trying to make it the best experience possible. They were understanding that we had just arrived on a redeye with three small children, and our kids were exhausted. They made every effort to get us settled as soon as possible. After we arrived, we were immediately made to feel special. They even had perfectly sized robes for our daughters. It was unbelievable. We’d go back to Seattle just to stay at the hotel. A few people we wanted to shout out were Danny and Curtis.
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Traveled with family
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Stacie H wrote a review Apr 4
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I was traveling on business in March 2024, and stayed four nights in a King deluxe room. The bed was very comfortable, and the room was very nice overall. I had a few small issues but the evening Manager, Stephan, was wonderful and took care of my issues with ease! The swimming pool and hot tub were delightful!! I HIGHLY recommend staying at the Fairmont!
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The Perfect Stay and being highly recommended is our goal and we are so thrilled to know you enjoyed your time with us. We will be sure Stephan knows of your kind words and appreciation of his personal service. He is indeed a valued colleague!
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Hayley C wrote a review Apr 3
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We had a great experience at Fairmont Olympic. We were there for our honeymoon and upon arrival we received a free room upgrade and a voucher for a free dessert or champagne. The room was amazing and the atmosphere was the same. We enjoyed sitting at the bar in the lobby talking to each other and to our bartender. The drinks were expensive, but we expected that. It's a fancy establishment, so we expected to pay fancy prices. My only issue was the parking. We were instructed to park in the nearby parking garage and paid $45 to park just for one night. I feel like if we're already paying ALOT to stay at the hotel, we should be able to park for free. There were quite a few fees included in our stay, I feel like that should cover parking too.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Congratulations and thank you for spending this very special time in your lives with us! We hope there will be many more in the future. We really enjoy providing such great memories for our Newlyweds.
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Lawrence K wrote a review Apr 1
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We spend our Easter Long weekend in Seattle, and stayed at the Fairmont Olympic. We took the Amtrak train from Vancouver and arrived around noon. Upon notifying the hotel they were kind enough to provide us with an early check-in. The arrival experience was courteous and professional. Our accommodation were absolutely stunning and comfortable for a family of three. We had a personalized welcome letter from the Director of Operations. The hotel was near capacity, and all the outlets were extremely busy. Having said that, we felt the service was exceptional which included the Olympic Bar and the in-house seafood restaurant Shuckers. Again, it was a wonderful way to spend our Easter long weekend in Seattle. A big and sincere thank you to the team at the Fairmont Olympic, who made it so special for us!
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Traveled with family
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This is amazing and we so appreciate you taking the time to write of your wonderful experience. Spending holidays at the Olympic provides such great memories and we look forward to many more stays for you. Exceptional service is definitely what we strive for!
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artanagram wrote a review Mar 2024
Austin, Texas1 contribution
Love staying at the Fairmont and choose it for business strips, but this time there was no hot water in the shower at 7:30am ☹️ one day. Was okay later in the day. Seems to have been an issue with the boiler, maybe it wasn’t switched on early enough that day!
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And we love having you! We do sincerely apologize for the water issue you experienced and do understand the inconvenience it caused you. We are confident this would not be the case for your next stay and hope you will return.
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Fairmont Olympic Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Fairmont Olympic Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Benaroya Hall (0.1 miles), 5th Avenue Theatre (0.06 miles), and Seattle Public Library (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Fairmont Olympic Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, an on-site restaurant, and a fitness center.
Which room amenities are available at The Fairmont Olympic Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and blackout curtains.
What food & drink options are available at The Fairmont Olympic Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, breakfast, and a snack bar during their stay.
Is parking available at The Fairmont Olympic Hotel?
Yes, a parking garage, paid public parking nearby, and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Fairmont Olympic Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Ghost Alley Espresso, Fran's Chocolates, and All Water Seafood & Oyster Bar.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Fairmont Olympic Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Is The Fairmont Olympic Hotel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.08 miles away from the center of Seattle.
Are pets allowed at The Fairmont Olympic Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Fairmont Olympic Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, and Japanese.
Are there any historical sites close to The Fairmont Olympic Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting King Street Station (0.7 miles), West Point Lighthouse (4.8 miles), and Blue Moon (3.7 miles).