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The Fairmont Olympic Seattle
Ranked #16 of 101 Hotels in Seattle
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“No hot water!”
Reviewed June 15, 2013

We have just left. Appalled doesn't even begin to express our upset. Our room was without hot water all night and this morning. We were instructed to leave the water running for a few minutes to allow it to heat up since the hotel is an old building. What a farce after 30 min still no hot water!
Also our heater did not work!
We used to stay here regularly for weekend holiday but last year they put chocolate with the wrong name in our room while our dog was in the room. She ate it and was very ill. Until last night we have been staying at the FS.
It was a colossal error on our end by not staying at the FS. We will not be back!

  • Stayed June 2013
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FairmontOlympic, Guest Relations Manager at The Fairmont Olympic Seattle, responded to this review, June 18, 2013
We are so sorry to hear of your experience. Please accept our apologies. I would invite you to connect with our Director of Operations, Guy Bittner at Guy.Bittner@fairmont.com.
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed June 15, 2013

Stayed here for three nights early May at the start of three week tour and loved every minute, the hotel and staff are delightful in every aspect.

Great location, wonderful rooms and service as you would expect from this World Class Hotel.

Congratulations to management and the team.

Room Tip: Every room we saw was excellent and designed for comfort
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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FairmontOlympic, Guest Relations Manager at The Fairmont Olympic Seattle, responded to this review, June 18, 2013
Thanks for your kind comments about your stay. We will pass along your compliments to our team. We look forwad to welcoming you back soon.
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Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed June 14, 2013

The Fairmont Olympic Seattle is a world-class hotel, in quality of service, attention to detail, and value for the price. The service is excellent, the food wonderful and the rooms are so quiet and well-furnished that I enjoyed every night. I have been to other Fairmont hotels, and the Olympic measures up. I was attending a nearby conference and it is close within walking distance, with many amenities along the route on Pike Street.

Room Tip: Rooms even on the mid-floors are quiet.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
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Thank Karl J
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Flagstaff
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Reviewed June 13, 2013

Another wonderful stay at the Fairmont Olympic. I am a big fan of Fairmont Hotels (have stayed at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, Winnipeg, Lake Louise & Calgary in the last couple months) and they never disappoint. Stayed here in Seattle last fall, and once again, we were impressed during this stay. The staff are very friendly and helpful, and of course, the hotel is classic and with all required amenities. Great location in downtown Seattle.The hotel has a house car and can assist in getting you to and from downtown locations..so when it started raining and we didn't have our rainjackets with us, they picked us up and lent us an umbrella for the afternoon. We loved the happy hour at their restaurant, Shuckers….1/2 price oysters, salmon sliders and other great options, including drinks. We had come to Seattle to welcome our son home from an Army deployment to Afghanistan. The exact dates we needed to be in Seattle were unknown until the last minute, and it turned out we needed a couple more nights than anticipated. The hotel (and all of Seattle) was totally sold out & we were getting nervous about not having a place to stay, but they worked with us & when a last minute cancellation occurred, they were able to get us two more nights! We were so grateful and our son was so happy to have a wonderful place to stay! So now we are an even bigger fan of Fairmont Hotels and the Fairmont Olympic Hotel. Many thanks!!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Thank JourneysTraveler
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Miami, Florida
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Reviewed June 12, 2013

If you like classic properties with lots of history and large rooms look no further. Fairmont quality service compliments this grand, 90 year old property in the central business district of Seattle. Nothing modern or contemporary, although bathrooms are updated and electric plugs for your devices are plentiful. If slick and modern are your thing, skip this property. But if you like a traditionally furnished historic property this will satisfy you in most every way. Note that Seattle is very hilly and it can be a serious hike up to the hotel from the water front.

Room Tip: Many rooms are actually suites, see about an upgrade.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
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Atlanta, GA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed June 12, 2013

This is a place where they call you by your last name ("this is the front desk may I help you Mr. Smith"?) throughout the property. Valets jump to open the door for you, concierge desk was very helpful. It's close to many interesting points so walking is easy. Room has high ceilings and was well appointed. Price was high, but fair. Valet parking (the only option) was pricey at $42 per night. I think that is unreasonable. Add for a tip each time the car is brought around you can easily spend $100+ for parking over a weekend stay.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Crestline, California
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Reviewed June 11, 2013

We stayed here before boarding the WESTERDAM to Alaska. Very opulent. I had never been to Seattle, and It was an EXCELLENT place for a first visit. The service and restaurants are excellent. The rooms quiet and very well appointed. Pricy, but this is a 5 star. A nice touch: No 'housekeeping' carts in the halls. The lobby areas are a throwback to design and style that has gone-by. They "don't build things like this" anymore.

Room Tip: Rooms with TWO beds are larger.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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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
#11 Luxury 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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