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The Fairmont Olympic Seattle

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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Updated 01/19/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#13 of 117 hotels in Seattle
Travelers' Choice
GreenLeaders Bronze level

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.

Currently undergoing a grand restoration of all social spaces, the unveiling of this historic project will roll out in 2021. The story will showcase a fully transformed lobby experience, new culinary flagship and modern classic bar that promise to deliver a new vision of Seattle luxury. The renovation extends to all key event spaces, setting the perfect stage for momentous celebrations.

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Room & Suite (501)501
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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
Breakfast available
Kids' meals
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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Grade: 100 out of 100
262Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
57Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
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Hayley V wrote a review Dec 2020
2 contributions2 helpful votes
My mom turned 60 this year right before Christmas and unfortuantely all of our plans for her celebration were canceled due to COVID regulations. We come to the Fairmont evey year around this time and were bummed that the lobby/resturants had to be closed but still wanted to do what we could to make this stay special. Most of the front desk staff (including an employee who used to be a Concierge) were so kind and helpful in making this a memorable weekend for my mom. They helped me order ballons, place it in the room, a cake, store it for us, and had the room ready early so we could decorate it prior to her arrival. They send a little birthday note with chcolcates and gave her a comp room upgrade as well. I felt very safe during my stay here as they followed all COVID guidelines extremely well and took extra health measures. I'm excited to go back to see the newly renovated lobby and restaurants as soon as they can reopen! :)
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Date of stay: December 2020
Trek768286 wrote a review Nov 2020
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Had a pretty terrible stay here recently. Came here with my wife for our anniversary, there was no underground parking (it was under construction), no EV charger, but i still got hit with the $60 per day parking fee for self parking my car in front of the hotel. Close to downtown which as a result of COVID is a ghost town; very limited food options within walking distance. The room was pretty affordable rate and well appointed. Most of the staff was very friendly and hospitable with a few notable exceptions. Door guys were great, knew my name, offered us waters and umbrellas when we came and left. ladies at the front desk helped out a lot. Coffee shop guy was great. What was not so great was the lobby manager? of the hotel, upon my return, tried to get me to sign in as a guest and didn't believe I was staying there until the coffee shop guy told him he'd seen me before. There were probably 20 other people total staying at the hotel... you should know your guests at a place like this. Because of COVID, basically anything of consequence you'd want to do at the hotel was closed (bars, restaurant super limited, no pool). Kind of wild that you still pay the resort fees when there's basically nothing of resort caliber available. I tried to get change to tip the valet, so I went into one of the shops (wearing a mask because of covid). I am of an imposing stature, no doubt, but as I entered cash in hand, the woman working there seemed startled and remarked to me that they "don't have any cash at shops in the hotel". strange for a retail store... My wife booked a facial and prenatal massage at the spa and the masseuse was not made aware of this fact, and began aggressively pressing on my wife's back, effectively putting my unborn child at risk. Thankfully her massage was comped as a result of this but that's pretty unacceptable. Per my wiife, the Facial was $$$$ price, but $$ quality. From the totality of all these circumstances, we decided to end our stay a day early and leave. Overall, the rooms were really nice and i'm sure it's a decent hotel in normal times, but i'd liken staying here to an experience at Fawlty Towers. Next time we're in Seattle, we'll be staying at the Four Seasons.
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Date of stay: October 2020
Eneida M wrote a review Oct 2020
Aurora, Colorado3 contributions
The room was a little small of what we expected for the price we paid. However, the bathroom is comfortable with separate sink and toilet. We had a refrigerator but did not have a microwave which was a little disappointing. These days even the cheapest motel have microwaves. Wifi was super fast. The staff was super friendly and helped us planning our tours. The location is excellent as you can walk mostly everywhere downtown. Pool and hot tub were closed! The 'discount' for breakfast at their shop is a joke, doesn't even cover the price of a croissant. But overall the place is quiet, clean and the elevators and super fast.
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Date of stay: October 2020
Room Tip: fast elevators, quiet rooms
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edmonto2001 wrote a review Oct 2020
Edmonton, Canada16 contributions10 helpful votes
Stayed here while preparing for a job and it was a very good experience. It had everything I expected for a Fairmont and then some. Grand experience on the driveway and the lobby was a nice place to have a drink with some friends and clients. Rooms are big enough to do a bit of work and spread out.
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Date of stay: June 2020
Trip type: Traveled on business
AKWASI DAVID wrote a review Sep 2020
11 contributions
really impressive I must admit. at the heart of Seattle is this amazing hotel. trust me everything was on point. awesome reception to awesome rooms, I got the royal treatment I deserve as a royal. definitely will check it out again
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Trip type: Traveled on business
$263 - $616 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Fairmont Olympic Seattle
Which popular attractions are close to The Fairmont Olympic Seattle?
Nearby attractions include Benaroya Hall (0.1 miles), Seattle Symphony (0.1 miles), and 5th Avenue Theatre (0.06 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Fairmont Olympic Seattle?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a fitness center, a spa, and free internet access.
Which room amenities are available at The Fairmont Olympic Seattle?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and blackout curtains.
What food & drink options are available at The Fairmont Olympic Seattle?
Guests can enjoy breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Fairmont Olympic Seattle?
Yes, a parking garage and paid public parking nearby are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Fairmont Olympic Seattle?
Conveniently located restaurants include Ghost Alley Espresso, Fran's Chocolates, and Gelatiamo.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Fairmont Olympic Seattle?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness center during their stay.
Is The Fairmont Olympic Seattle located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.08 miles away from the center of Seattle.
Are pets allowed at The Fairmont Olympic Seattle?
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 Seattle?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, and Japanese.
Are there any historical sites close to The Fairmont Olympic Seattle?
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).