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The Fairmont Olympic Seattle
Ranked #14 of 101 Hotels in Seattle
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Crowsnest Pass, Canada
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“Charming”
Reviewed October 20, 2012

Heritage hotel with the excellent service and accommodation. I must thank the parking valets for their assistance. After hours of sight seeing, we really appreciated the hotel`s fantastic in-room dining. Great sightseeing nearby including a wonderful art gallery, aquarium and market. If you would like to sample the oyster-clam bar on the lower level, I suggest making reservations to secure a better table. As walk-ins we were disappointed.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Greenville, SC
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Reviewed October 20, 2012 via mobile

When you enter you can feel the old charm of this hotel. However, that is all it was "old." Even some moderate updating would make this place a whole lot nicer! We did enjoy the location. I am glad I got a nice deal on the hotel because I don't think I would stay again. There are just too many luxury selections to choose from and the Fairmont will need to improve if they want to remain competitive.

  • Stayed October 2012
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FairmontOlympic, Guest Relations Manager at The Fairmont Olympic Seattle, responded to this review, October 24, 2012
Thank you for sharing your comments about your stay. We are proud to be a historic property and take great pride in being a caretaker of one of Seattle's landmarks. We are pleased to note that we are in the process of updating all of our meeting rooms & space, our fine dining restaurant interior as well as improvements to our guest rooms (energy efficent window replacement). The changes may not be visible to all of our guests, but we are being diligent about continous improvements and we do hope you'll consider us again the next time you visit Seattle.
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Newport Beach, California
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Reviewed October 19, 2012

The Fairmont Olympic Seattle's location is fantastic. It is very central and is walking distance to Pike's Place, the waterfront, and lots of other downtown Seattle attractions. The hotel lobby is gorgeous. We had dinner at the Georgian Room in the hotel and it was fantastic- a great choice for a high-end meal. The concierge was very helpful. She helped us find restaurants both in Seattle and out in Woodinville where we were going wine tasting. At one of the meals at Rover's (also a terrific restaurant), champagne was sent over from the Fairmont concierge. What a nice touch! There's a gym in the hotel that does the trick to fit in a quick workout. The rooms were a bit old fashioned for my taste and the bathrooms could use a remodel, but it is still a lovely hotel. I would stay here again.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Cresskill, New Jersey
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Reviewed October 19, 2012

Booked 3 nights through American Express Fine Hotels & Resorts. Fabulous deal of pay for two nights, get the third night free, with breakfast and $100 food and beverage credit. Wow, what a deal.

Reserved a Fairmont King which is the least expensive room. At check in, we were double upgraded to an Executive King Suite. A Deluxe King would have been a single upgrade.

Chocolate covered strawberries were waiting for us in the room.

The room was old and tired, but this does not detract from the elegance. Of course the 2 TVs and bed were new.

Breakfast each morning was fantastic. Ordered different items each day and all were great.

Had small bites on night in the lobby. Very elegant, piano player, perfect.

Shuckers Restaurant is also great. Many kinds of fresh oysters. The Seafood Cobb salad was unbelievable. Sit at the bar for the parmesan crisps, they don't serve them at tables.

Look in the corridor outside Shuckers. There is an entire wall of original newspaper clippings from when the hotel opened in the 1920's. Definitely worth spending some time here.

Swimming pool and outdoor patio area are beautiful.

A house BMW 7 series will take you anywhere you want within the city at no charge.

All hotel employees were happy and helpful and made you feel like a valued guest.

Enjoy yourself, it doesn't get much better than this.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed October 17, 2012

Pre cruise hotel. Very classic 'old money' hotel. The rooms were quite big. It was beautifully decorated country style with all the little necessities require to make one's stay comfortable. Great little coffee machine in room. King bed was very comfortable to sleep in. Everything was great except the bathroom could be a bit bigger esp when catering for 2.

Room Tip: Request for a high floor as some of the lower ones looks onto a wall!
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed October 16, 2012

While you pay more for The Fairmont, the service and treatment make it well worth your money. We arrived earlier than your normal check-in and the front desk (Natalie) was able to accomodate us with a clean room. If you're into new age rooms, The Fairmont collection is not for you. I will continue to return to the The Fairmont for their great service, timeless rooms, and unforgettable experience.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Seattle
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Reviewed October 11, 2012

Staying at The Fairmont Olympic is always a special event... at least they always make it feel that way. From the valet to the check in I feel I am receiving special treatment. The staff is always attentive, professional, and very accomodating.
The hotel decor is traditional but not stuffy. The rooms are spacious, relaxing and have a special charm.
I always order room service during my stay, not only because the food is good but because it adds to the whole experience of the stay.
The Fairmont Olympic is great for out of towners because of its location, service and classic charm BUT it is also great if you live in the Seattle area for a romantic get-away, a family weekend "downtown" or just a relaxing stay-cation.
Can't wait to go back. (The HOLIDAY season is always a GREAT time !!)

Room Tip: The suites are always the best. Two rooms seperated by French Doors. One great for sleeping, the oth...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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FairmontOlympic, Guest Relations Manager at The Fairmont Olympic Seattle, responded to this review, October 15, 2012
Thank you for your kind comments. We love to hear that our service and the hotel made your trip to Seattle a pleasant and memorable one. We are very excited to kick off the holiday season, which is indeed the most festive time of the year at the hotel. Our tree lighting ceremony and the opening of our famed "Teddy Bear Suite" is set for November 18. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.
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Property: The Fairmont Olympic Seattle
Address: 411 University St., Seattle, WA 98101-2507
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Location: United States > Washington > Seattle
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Spa Hotel in Seattle
#10 Luxury Hotel in Seattle
#11 Business Hotel in Seattle
#16 Family Hotel in Seattle
#16 Green Hotel in Seattle
#18 Romantic Hotel in Seattle
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — The Fairmont Olympic Seattle 5*
Number of rooms: 450
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 
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