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The Fairmont Olympic Seattle

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Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our king suite had a view of a brick wall, no TV on one night and rather chippy bar service. Hmmmm with great competition across the street and close by these folks need to do a better job. At least the room was clean

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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Before our move to San Francisco both my husband and I were both born and raised Seattleites, so it is always nice to head back "home". Normally we stay with my dad, but this stay was for business, so it was easier to stay downtown. We are big fans of the Fairmont hotel collection and didn't want to miss a...

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Markus T, General Manager at The Fairmont Olympic Seattle, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the wonderful review and especially for being our loyal guest. Nothing like feeling at home and we are thrilled to have provided that for you now and in the future. We love that guests approve of our renovated guest rooms and are comfortable in them. Our In Room Dining team will be happy to know...

Eastsound, Washington
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

My husband and I visited the Fairmont for a couple reasons. We were attending a concert locally and celebrating our wedding anniversary! Service is amazing. All the staff is so friendly and welcoming. They even left us chocolate strawberries when we mentioned it was our anniversary. We stayed in an executive suite on the 9th floor. Very tastefully remodeled. Upon...

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Markus T, General Manager at The Fairmont Olympic Seattle, responded to this review

First of all, Happy Anniversary! We are so pleased that you enjoyed the amenity and your Guest Room. We could not be more thrilled regarding the recovery of your ring by our staff as that must have been a couple of anxious hours for you. We really appreciate you being our guest and we look very forward to having you...

West Caldwell
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Each year, sometimes twice a year, my wife and I travel from the east coast to Seattle to visit one of our sons. Each visit, we stay at The Fairmont Olympic. What a wonderful hotel. No, The Fairmont Olympic is more than a hotel. Staying at The Fairmont Olympic is an experience of its own. The recently refurbished rooms are...

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Markus T, General Manager at The Fairmont Olympic Seattle, responded to this review

Wow, Wow and another Wow! We could not ask for a better review than this. Thank you so very much for your kind sentiment for our very hard working, wonderful staff that made you feel welcomed home. Reading this is very rewarding for us and we will make sure the entire staff knows of how much you appreciate them. We...

Houston, Texas
Reviewed 1 week ago

I go to Seattle a lot and try to stay at different properties which is something you can see if you read my reviews. To put matters to rest the best hotel in Seattle is the Four Seasons hands down. If you can afford it stay there. You will not be disappointed. Because I can't always afford 4 Seasons rates...

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Markus T, General Manager at The Fairmont Olympic Seattle, responded to this review

First, thank you for choosing to stay with us and second, please accept our apology for your less than perfect stay. It sounds as if overall you enjoyed your stay minus a couple of things. Please be assured we will look into what happen with the valet and driver as that is so unfortunate and not to our standard. We...

San Francisco
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great location, walkable to the market and transportation. Staff were friendly and easy going as well. The dining room is gorgeous (we had great breakfasts and the buffet was very nice!) while the rest of the hotel is large, well lit and nicely furnished with comfortable seating sprinkled through out the public areas. We booked trough AmEx's FH&R and got...

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Markus T, General Manager at The Fairmont Olympic Seattle, responded to this review

Thank you for being our valued guest and are delighted to know you enjoyed your stay with us. We sincerely hope your travels will bring you back to Seattle soon as we would be happy to have you back. We appreciate your taking the time to write. Regards, Markus Treppenhauer General Manager

Westfield, New Jersey
Reviewed 1 week ago

Grandeur, history, comfort but most of all the people make this hotel so appealing. The Fairmont is an historic landmark, host to many dignitaries and Presidents but also, the Ramones. Located close to many sites, restaurants, the water and ballparks it is a place where I know the sheets will be clean, the room in good order and a place...

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Markus T, General Manager at The Fairmont Olympic Seattle, responded to this review

Thank you so very much for your kind words and acknowledgement of our staff. We always like to hear when the historic aspect of our hotel is appreciated. We will be sure that Ana and Mollie know how pleased you were with their service and made you feel at home. We are honored to be your hotel of choice when...

Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Group check-in for our large party was super-quick and friendly. My room was the "sitting room" part of a suite but the Murphy bed was comfy and the dining table and kitchenette were very nice! Lobby and public areas are beautiful and well-preserved. Highly recommend!

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Markus T, General Manager at The Fairmont Olympic Seattle, responded to this review

We are so pleased to have "WOW'd" you and your party! Your comfort is your Guest Room is of utmost importance to us and good to know you were pleased with it. Thank your for the recommendation to other TripAdvisor readers and users, much appreciated. We hope you will return to be "WOW'd again. Regards, Markus Treppenhauer General Manager

Grand Blanc, Michigan
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The hotel was beautiful and felt like a luxury hotel. The room was very clean, spacious with nice decor. A tv in both the bedroom and the living room in the king suite room. The bathroom was quite spacious with a nice shower and lighted mirror. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The pool/fitness area was beautiful, pool was...

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Markus T, General Manager at The Fairmont Olympic Seattle, responded to this review

We are very pleased to know you enjoyed so many aspects of the hotel including our staff. We appreciate the feedback regarding your Guest Room and good to know that even with a couple of imperfections that you will be back to give us a chance to make your stay perfect. Thank you so much for taking the time to...

Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 1 week ago

From friendly door staff and reception, to very helpful concierges and nice amenities, this hotel is among the best in the world. I was in the city to give a few speeches, and stayed here for 3 nights. The hotel isn't 'superficially' nice, the depth of its charm and renovations really bespeaks a lot of hard work and dedication by...

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Markus T, General Manager at The Fairmont Olympic Seattle, responded to this review

We can't tell you how much we appreciate your sentiment that the hotel "isn't "superficially" nice, the depth of its charm and renovations really bespeaks a lot of hard work and dedication by the staff". We will be sure the colleagues you mentioned know how pleased you are with their service, they are all indeed the best! Thank you again...

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  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Cuisines: American
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
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  • Paid Internet
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  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 Hotel is excited for the next stage in this history with the start of a $25 million renovation. This renovation began on December 9th 2015 and is set to finish in July of 2016. The renovation will go floor by floor and will include buffer floor closures in order to minimize disruption to guests. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Fairmont Olympic Seattle

Address: 411 University St., Seattle, WA 98101-2507
Location: United States > Washington > Seattle
Price Range: $263 - $699 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Fairmont Olympic Seattle 5*
Number of rooms: 450
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Also Known As:
The Fairmont Olympic Seattle Hotel Seattle
Fairmont Olympic Seattle
Fairmont Seattle
Four Seasons Seattle
Seattle Fairmont
Hotel Style:
#6 Spa Hotel in Seattle
#11 Business Hotel in Seattle
#14 Luxury Hotel in Seattle
#16 Family Hotel in Seattle
#17 Green Hotel in Seattle
#18 Romantic Hotel in Seattle
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
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