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The Fairmont Olympic Seattle

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#9 of 113 hotels in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
GreenLeaders Bronze level
The recently renovated Fairmont Olympic Hotel has redefined downtown sophistication with its long-standing reputation as Seattle’s finest hideaway, along with being listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Just steps from Pike Place Market, the waterfront, museums and world-class shopping, this landmark since 1924 has offered nearly a century of luxury service standards, while melding classic elegance with mid-century modern room décor. Come and see why the Emerald City’s first love has never looked more beautiful.
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Valet parking
Free internet
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Paid private parking on-site
Paid wifi
Paid internet
Hot tub
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Kids club
Airport transportation
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Fax / photocopying
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
ATM on site
Butler service
24-hour front desk
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Air conditioning
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100Great for walkers
Grade: 100 out of 100
259Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
54Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
411 University St., Seattle, WA 98101-2507
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WestlakeSound Transit Link Light Rail6 min
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1) Hotel charges handling fees for parcel collections 2) Loss a jacket which front desk said will check and email but till now didn't. 3) Level 5 lift lobby smells cigarettes and aisle smell pee. 4) Double bed room is not queen size bed
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Prior to a cruise from Seattle, our cruise line -- Holland America -- booked us into The Fairmount Olympic. The HAL Charge was outlandish so we cancelled their reservation and made one of our own at half the price. WHAT A MISTAKE!!! Both wife and I are mobility impaired. The Htel is beautiful and is an historic building. Their desk clerk apparently lacked observation powers as my wife was walking with a walker and me with a cane. She put us in a room the furtherest from the elevator on the floor. The bellman assisting us took one look at my wife who had paled from the walk and was obviously in discomfort, called the front desk and made clesr that a room closer to elevators was a MUST. He was a G-dsend and I wish I could remember his name. We moved to a room a few steps from the elevator. The hotel has a very nice lounge area that are up steps and a breakfast area that is up many more steps. There are NO RAMPS for walkers, wheelchairs, or for people who have difficulty with steps. If enough people need handicap access the the cocierge will ask security to "put out the ramps" but for individual customers going to the breakfast room, you are taken through back hallways behind the kitchen through areas where garbage cans, soiled linen, and other extraneous kitchen "stuff" is stored. If you were looking forward to breakfast, the odors and scenery were enough to turn off an appetite. We are told that the installation of ramps would not be prohibited by the historic nature of the property inasmuch as ADA is a National Requirement. Ramps would not damage the beautiful marble steps, simply cover a very small portion of them. It is apparent that the Fairmont ownership JUST DOESN'T WANT TO DO IT!!! So, if you are mobility challenged, stay somewhere else where your needs are pleasantly accommodated and go look at the Fairmont - it is worth seeing butv not staying at.
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Response from Pathfinder558105, General Manager at The Fairmont Olympic Seattle
Responded yesterday
We do thank you for choosing to stay with us even if you found it challenging. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience you and your wife experienced and appreciate the valuable feedback. We make every effort to assist guests with mobility issues but again apologize that it interfered with the comfort and enjoyment of your stay. Regards, Markus Treppenhauer General Manager
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We had the most amazing time at the Olympic Hotel! We traveled from Victoria, BC, with our border collie, and stayed for four days with the hotel. Everyday my husband and I indulged in the fabulous breakfast buffet at The Georgian (great value $33 for full buffet, coffee, juice, etc!), and most late nights for a drink at The Terrance. The servers were excellent, and offered wonderful stories and remembered us each night. Having the dog was no problem at all, as all staff, and most other patrons, were very dog friendly folk! We did not dine at Shuckers this time around- but we did during our last visit and it was just as good as the other dining outlets. We used the Fairmont car service to get a ride further into town and enjoy a fancy dinner out, they even offered to pick us back up! Overall, lovely lovely place, and very dog friendly! Can't wait to go back!
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Response from Pathfinder558105, General Manager at The Fairmont Olympic Seattle
Responded 1 week ago
Happy anniversary and thank you for choosing us to spend it with us! We are always happy to provide a place to celebrate and create special memories. We hope you will return to make more. Regards, Markus Treppenhauer General Manager
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We stayed here during a family trip to Seattle. It offered a very comfortable room and facilities that could occupy our young grandsons. The staff were attentive to our needs and made very good suggestions for restaurants. The hotel is fairly centrally located within walking distance of most of the sights we were interested in visiting. We ate one meal in Shuckers Restaurant which had good seafood. They have a quiet bar for conversation and a pleasant restaurant where we had breakfast, again with great service plus good food. We would stay here again if visiting Seattle.
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Response from Pathfinder558105, General Manager at The Fairmont Olympic Seattle
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for choosing to spend your precious family time with us and we are so pleased to know you enjoyed it so much. Our guests comfort is of utmost importance to us and we will look forward to seeing you again soon. Regards, Markus Treppenhauer General Manager
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Historic luxury in the heart of Seattle. Worth far more than the nightly rate! This amazing property is the only place to stay in Seattle. Walking distance to many of the cities best attractions. A must stay!
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Response from Pathfinder558105, General Manager at The Fairmont Olympic Seattle
Responded 1 week ago
Wow! Thank you for the high praise and for being our guest. Our central location does work well for exploring the city and good to know you will be back. Regards, Markus Treppenhauer General Manager
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