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The Fairmont Olympic Seattle
Ranked #17 of 100 Hotels in Seattle
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Chicago, Illinois
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“The Best Hotel in the World”
Reviewed April 4, 2014

This is perfection - stay here and enjoy the good life and be treated like royalty! The hotel is really beautiful and the staff attentive to every need. Restaurants offer tasty meals and good value for the price.

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Olympia, Washington
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Reviewed April 4, 2014

Took my daughter and her girlfriend for a birthday weekend in Seattle. My sister joined us as well. Whenever I'm in Seattle I always choose the Fairmont Olympic. The service is impeccable, the hotel is like going home. Within an easy walk to shopping, the theater and great restaurants.

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed March 31, 2014

From it's elegant, old world ambiance to it's unmatched location to it's unbelievably attentive and genuinely friendly service, I could not imagine a better place to stay in Seattle. The lobby is a beautiful historic space with a great bar and food service, and the guest rooms combine functionality and cleanliness with refinement. The hotel staff were all wonderful, and went out of their way to be helpful, including helping me with details for a conference. This fantastic place reminds me of the way hotels in US cities used to be.

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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed March 31, 2014

We found the hotel extremely helpful, and with our American Express reservation, an excellent deal! The third night was free, included continental breakfast more than adequate, the late checkout available, upgraded room to suite welcomed. When asked if we could swap out the down pillows for allergy reasons, housekeeping brought us plenty of alternate pillows. The room was comfortable, the bathroom spacious, the restaurants served delicious Seattle fare. We were so happy with our stay, we would likely choose to return, even without the special rate.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed March 30, 2014 via mobile

I'm a huge fan of Fairmonts. This one is in a great location and the staff could not be nicer. We arrived late (2 am) and they sent us complimentary cookies and milk. The place is looking a little tired and could use a sprucing up. Nonetheless, very pleasant.

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Rochester, New York
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Reviewed March 28, 2014

We stayed at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel March 21-24, 2014 with my family of 3 kids. We had a King suite which was clean and very well appointed. The hotel was clean, the front desk was always friendly and helpful. The concierge level of service is unparalleled, as they were very accommodating setting up a rental car for our party. They always gave suggestions and would make reservations and check on availability for dinners pleasantly. The hotel restaurant "The Georgian" service was also impeccable, and the food was good. Overall, a great place to stay for a family looking to stay in the heart of downtown Seattle.

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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
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Tacoma, Washington
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Reviewed March 27, 2014

I took my 12 year old daughter for an overnight getaway to Seattle. We had afternoon tea in the Georgian Room. The service at the Fairmont was excellent. The room was comfortable. Great location within walking distance to Pike's Market, and Seattle waterfront. We also used the pool area. Indoor pool was very nice. Staff was friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed February 2014, 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
#12 Luxury Hotel in Seattle
#16 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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