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“Nice City Hotel in DownTown Seattle” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Fairmont Olympic Seattle

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The Fairmont Olympic Seattle
Ranked #19 of 102 Hotels in Seattle
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Vancouver, Canada
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16 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Nice City Hotel in DownTown Seattle”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2012

The hotel is located on the centre of Seattle, walking distance from restaurants, coffee shops and shopping areas.

The lobby hall is very elegant, during my stay was very nice decorated for Christmas, with many different styles of Christmas tree.

The room was with a confortable bed, was spacious, very clean with all the amenities need it; The bathroom is a good size and clean as well.

Staff Service was good, checkin and checkout was very easy, specially if you are part of Fairmont President's Club, which is free to join it. If you do an online checkin before you get there, they will send you an email to let you know when your room is ready; My room was ready at 10 am. You can get your room key with the concierge and get free internet access.

If you are driving and need parking there are 2 options, valet parking or self parking, which is located on the next block and cost $35 dollars per day.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Grande Prairie, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2012

I stayed here actually about 2 years ago but never reviewed it.

I was with my parents shopping in Seattle and decided the stayed the night. I surprise them booking the Fairmont instead of the holiday inn. First impression as you walk into the lobby is "GRAND". The reception is very well appointed with classic Victorian style features. Although not everyone likes it that way, it was great for me. I used my Fairmont Premier membership to get an upgrade to a suite instead of a basic room. Yes i do admit the hotel is old, but everything inside and out is clean and the staff are nice and professional. I did notice there wasn't a coffee make in the room. One quick call to the front desk took care of it right away.

My favorite part of the property is definitely the pool and gym. I felt like i was in an very expensive spa. i went there three times on a one night stay. In the morning i was sitting at the hot tub. A staff members brough a great cup of coffee and newspaper while im in the hot tub. That's great service.

Like i said, the classic Victorian style is not for everyboby and this is an expensive hotel to stay in. Parking will set you back $30/night unless you have a package that includes parking.

In conclusion, this hotel is very worthy of being one of the few 5 AAA diamonds rated hotels in the region.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Chris655
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Winter Haven, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2012

I recently stayed at the Fairmont in Seattle to attend the King Tut exhibit. In many previous visits I've stayed often at the Grand Hyatt, but decided to try the Fairmont. It was more expensive than the Hyatt, and unfortunately not worth the extra money. The bathrooms at the Hyatt are larger and much better appointed. Otherwise the rooms are comparable. Breakfast in the room did arrive hot and was slightly better quality food than the Hyatt, though they forgot a couple of items on our order.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank contray_mary
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Woodinville, Washington
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13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2012

We stayed here on Thanksgiving so that we could get up and watch the parade the next day. The location was perfect! You just walk outside and the parade is right there. The hotel is beautiful all decked out for Christmas with trees everywhere. Our room had two double beds and they had no problem bringing up an extra rollaway for my cousin who ended up staying with us. The rollaway was really big and comfy too. We had dinner at home but walked arounf the lobby and saw that they had a very nice Thanksgiving buffet going on. We also sat in the lounge for a drink and enjoyed the live piano music. Our server was just wonderful and brought us special treats. I feel bad I can't remember her name cuz I'd love to give her a shoutout.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Terra L
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FairmontOlympic, Guest Relations Manager at The Fairmont Olympic Seattle, responded to this review, November 28, 2012
Thank you for writing about your recent stay. The hotel is a magical place during the holidays--from the 25' Christmas tree to our Teddy Bear Suite. We are glad you were able to enjoy the live music and ambience in the lobby and be in the center of the fun for the holiday parade! We hope you'll make this a holiday tradition.
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Fresno, CA
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47 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2012

We stayed at the Fairmont Olympic in downtown Seattle over Thanksgiving. The hotel is very old, and very nice. Kid friendly and within an easy walk of all things you would want to see in the downtown area. Shuckers restaurant is on property, and is a must do for any visit to the city. We had Thanksgiving dinner in the Georgian room of the hotel, and although pricey at $110 a plate, it was fabulous, to say the least. I do recommend this property. Great service and amenities.

Also, there is a heated pool, so make sure you have kids bring their swim wear.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank mderman
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FairmontOlympic, Guest Relations Manager at The Fairmont Olympic Seattle, responded to this review, November 28, 2012
Thank you for taking time to write about your recent stay. We are so pleased to hear that you had an enjoyable holiday with us. This was our first year offering a special holiday menu inside Shuckers...and we are glad to hear you enjoyed it!
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w0rldtraveler007
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2012

With every visit to the Fairmont Olympic Seattle I'm more impressed with the quality of the hotel and the friendly staff. Upon entering the hotel you can expect friendly, unpretentious greetings, classy decor, and comfortable surroundings. Whether visiting for business or pleasure, the hotel has something to offer everyone.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank w0rldtraveler007
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Calgary, Canada
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24 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2012

Always a pleasure at a Fairmont property, service was top notch. We were there for a long weekend and to attend a Seahawks game. Location was great!! We walked to Pike Place Market, shopping & cool restaurants nearby. There was a nice little bar in the hotel for a nightcap, and we ordered room service for breakfast one day which was great - tasty & fast but pricey. It is not a "hip" hotel like the Hyatt is but more a classy and comfy vibe. We were upgraded to a suite with a comfortable sitting area, the furniture was a little like Grandma's living room...and the room smelled slightly musty when we first walked in. Overall it was really very nice, the doorman were very polite, friendly and helpful. It was a great spot for us to be at for the weekend, Seattle is a great city and the Fairmont Olympic a great place to sty.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank supertravel68
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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
#11 Business Hotel in Seattle
#13 Luxury Hotel in Seattle
#14 Green Hotel in Seattle
#16 Family 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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