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The Fairmont Olympic Hotel

411 University St., Seattle, WA 98101-2507
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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#24 of 117 hotels in Seattle
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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
Electric vehicle charging station
Free internet
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Coffee shop
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Baggage storage
Paid public parking nearby
Parking garage
Paid wifi
Hot tub
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Breakfast available
Kids' meals
Snack bar
Wine / champagne
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Waxing services
Non-smoking hotel
ATM on site
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
On-demand movies
Hair dryer
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Japanese
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Kristine T wrote a review Yesterday
Brookshire, Texas18 contributions3 helpful votes
We stayed here one night and we were in room 1134 (an executive suite). The room was nice, everything was as expected. Except there were sirens all night long. As if the fire station or police department is right there. Someone said the higher rooms are quieter, but we were on the top floor and the noise was awful. We had an early morning flight and left an hour early (4am) because it was so loud. I would not recommend that room to anyone.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Stay somewhere else
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Aaron H wrote a review Jul 24
Quincy, Illinois15 contributions3 helpful votes
We couldn't have been more pleased with our stay at the Fairmont. Location is perfect for walking around downtown, pike place farmer's market, seattle center, tons of restaurants/bars, and pioneer square. Bikes and scooters are also available! We enjoyed the Olympic Bar which had a cider available made with honey from the top of the hotel! Staff was friendly, room was cleaned and bottled water was replaced each day. Workout center was relatively small but had two pelotons available. We did not have a chance to use pool or hot-tub.
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Date of stay: July 2021
Beth W wrote a review Jul 23
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Absolutely beautiful space and a perfect location. Chris at the front desk was very helpful and always happy to help. We checked in shortly after 9 and were unable to get anything to eat so that was a bummer. It was 9:15 and we couldn’t even get a salad. We are at the bar on 7/20, Service was slow, we had to ask for another round of drinks and tell them we wanted to order food. Not a huge deal but we were really looking forward to the 5-star service that we had been told about. The bed was uncomfortable there seemed to be a sink hole on the left side. We were really looking forward to an amazing stay with exceptional service and that just didn’t happen. The place is gorgeous but for the price there are so many other options downtown that offer amazing service.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: They are only offering room service on the weekends.
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kelvin M wrote a review Jul 22
Austin, Texas1 contribution
It was an AWESOME experience, my wife has always wanted to stay at a Fairmont Hotel. It was what she experience it would be, as well as the service provided. I look forward to many more stay at Fairmont.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Goober's Mom wrote a review Jul 17
Gainesville, Florida3 contributions
Beautifully refurbished hotel where we stayed many years ago and it was beautiful then. Staff incredibly attentive, rooms were impeccable, and service exceptional. All of our needs were met quickly with enthusiasm! Breakfast was absolutely delicious and room service timely!
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
$263 - $616 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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 Symphony (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 and paid public parking nearby 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 Gelatiamo.
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 Kurt Cobain's Seattle House (2.5 miles).