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The Fairmont Olympic Seattle

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411 University St., Seattle, WA 98101-2507
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  • 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 08/05/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 08/05/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#12 of 115 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. A storied landmark, The Olympic is the heartbeat of the city experience, a true classic Seattle gathering place and a home away from home for generations. Currently undergoing a grand restoration, the timeless design will unfold in Fall 2020 – nothing short of a total renaissance. A fully transformed lobby with breathtaking character will be anchored by a bold social experience, including a modern classic bar and new culinary flagship, delivering a new vision of Seattle luxury. The renovation extends to all of the key event spaces and the result will be the perfect stage for momentous celebrations. Seattle’s Great Beauty - Reborn.
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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 )
Spa
Baggage storage
Concierge
Paid public parking nearby
Parking garage
Wifi
Paid wifi
Breakfast available
Kids' meals
Wine / champagne
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Manicure
Massage
Pedicure
Salon
Waxing services
Non-smoking hotel
Shops
ATM on site
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Safe
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Telephone
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Iron
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
On-demand movies
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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Classic
Languages Spoken
English, French, Japanese
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100Great for walkers
Grade: 100 out of 100
260Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
57Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
3,836Reviews37Q+A100Room tips

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KJJMT wrote a review Aug 11
Tulsa, Oklahoma171 contributions70 helpful votes
I picked the hotel because Covid was just starting to be a thing and I wanted luxury and room service. The food was good most meals. One was a disaster. Upon arrival at 11pm I was put in the wrong room type. I opted to wait for the right room rather than unpack for one night. It took 2 more phone calls and 45 minutes to get it fixed. I was told it was my travel agents fault. My final bill was incorrect and didn’t reflect the Signature package of one free night. After 2-3 calls was told to call my TA. And that they were shorthanded due to Covid. The room was nice enough. No complaints there. Just the mixup on room type and billing which I gave up on. On the upside. I lucked into an appointment at Penelope Beauty Bar. Had an amazing haircut and hope to return (to the Beauty Bar)
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Markus Treppenhauer, General Manager at The Fairmont Olympic Seattle
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Thank you for being our guest and apologies for the less than perfect experience with billing. We do hope you will return at a less hectic time so we can provide the level of service expected. Again, thank you for stay with us and we do hope you will return as soon as possible. Regards, Markus Treppenhauer General Manager
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Samsonite_0 wrote a review Aug 2
Santa Rosa, California141 contributions233 helpful votes
Although valet is PRICEY, everything else wasn’t too shabby. The rooms were clean, nice bathroom and comfy bed. They check people in with a temperature device, and the staff couldn’t be anymore friendlier. If people call it a 5 star hotel, I call it a 4 1/2 star hotel. Yet the stay here was what I expected, wonderful. I would stay here again if I’m back in town anytime soon, but parking is a little expensive...
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Markus Treppenhauer, General Manager at The Fairmont Olympic Seattle
Responded 1 week ago
Wonderful! We will expect to see you again but in the meantime, thank you for choosing to stay with us and I'm delighted to know you enjoyed the experience. I will be sure our staff knows of your kind words for them. Regards, Markus Treppenhauer General Manager
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ramanning7 wrote a review Jul 2020
Bothell, Washington29 contributions3 helpful votes
I love this hotel. Beautiful and excellent service as always. Precautions in place due to Covid 19 and areas closed as remodel unveil scheduled for September, nevertheless a wonderful experience. Excellent rates at this time. Thank you!!
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
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Response from Markus Treppenhauer, General Manager at The Fairmont Olympic Seattle
Responded Jul 8, 2020
We sincerely appreciate you being our guest and delighted to know you felt secure with the many precautions that have been put in place. We will look forward to your return to see the beautiful renovations! Thank you again.
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Amelia G wrote a review Mar 2020
Savannah, Georgia2 contributions1 helpful vote
Had everything we needed. Excellent service from staff. The parking is pricy, but there are 3 street spots in front of the hotel that you should keep your eye on. The hotel is a little older but the service is great.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Trip type: Traveled on business
Room Tip: Some construction going on right now. Ask to be put in quieter room
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wineguy wrote a review Mar 2020
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We were never told that the hotel lobby was under construction. There is no lounge, so you cannot work in any common area. Very limited restaurants due to the lobby closure. When I asked to speak to the hotel GM, I was refused. The admin did get back in touch with me -- and she was extremely not helpful. I plan to call corporate to inform them on the many misfortunes from this hotel.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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PRICE RANGE
$263 - $616 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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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, 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).