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The Fairmont Olympic Seattle
Ranked #12 of 104 Hotels in Seattle
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Reviewed May 3, 2014

Stayed one night at the end of our Oregon tour going back to BC, very easy hotel to access from the I5 and the hotel is walking distance to Pike Place Market and many stores. The greeting in the driveway was very friendly and despite the busy scene, the senior bellman took his time with us and engaged us in conversation and was very kind. We booked a midweek spring special room and could have booked it at $149 but chose to upgrade to $169 hoping for a good room but it wasn't worth it, I figure our rate was so good they put us in a lower floor with no view and a darker room. I didn't mention it or complain as we spent very little time there. Room was well appointed and classy anyway. Valet parking is a killer at $47 but we bit the bullet to save the hassle and they were so good to us I was glad I did. Classic Fairmont experience.

Room Tip: Keep expectations of a view low--it is more about location.
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  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled as a couple
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FairmontOlympicSEA, Manager at The Fairmont Olympic Seattle, responded to this reviewResponded May 17, 2014

Thank you for being our guest and for taking the time to write. I am glad to read that your overall stay was an enjoyable one and that you found our location to be convenient. We hope that we may welcome you back again soon.

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Reviewed May 2, 2014

If you want to be treated with white glove service from the moment you step foot in the hotel............this is the place you want to be!! I've stayed at Fairmont's around the world and this one is as good, if not better, than them all. Once you stay there you will keep coming back.............I know I will!! Enjoy your visit to Seattle!

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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FairmontOlympicSEA, Manager at The Fairmont Olympic Seattle, responded to this reviewResponded May 19, 2014

Thank you for being our guest and for taking the time to write. I sincerely appreciate your kind words about our service and am very glad to read that you enjoyed your stay. We are always striving for excellence and personal service, and it is very rewarding when our guests take the time to let us know they are pleased.

We look forward to welcoming you back and seeing you here again soon.

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Guy Bittner
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Reviewed April 30, 2014

great location inside of Seattle right off main highway and very quiet room with easy access to each floor however very expensive restaurant breakfast for 2 $80 without liquor so ate elsewhere rest of my stay and parking $37 per night.

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed April 30, 2014

The Terrace Lounge located in The Fairmont has a wonderful menu, but try the Martinis created by Michael who is an artist!!! The Scallops @ Shuckers are amazing! The car & driver provided are a welcome bonus! The Fairmont is very clean and all of the staff are very welcoming. I stay here every year.

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled on business
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FairmontOlympicSEA, Manager at The Fairmont Olympic Seattle, responded to this reviewResponded May 18, 2014

Thank you for once again being our guest and for taking the time to write. I am very glad to read that you experienced another enjoyable stay. I sincerely appreciate you sharing your comments. We are always striving for excellence, and it is very rewarding when our guests let us know they are pleased.

We look forward to welcoming you back next year or sooner.

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Guy Bittner
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Reviewed April 29, 2014

Friendly and helpful staff. Beautiful and clean rooms. Good food and drinks in the hotel restaurants. Excellent Bell service and private hotel car. Fantastic Seattle city location. Easy to walk around or take the monorail to the Spaceneedle.

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Reviewed April 29, 2014

Majestic lobby, charming rooms, cute courtyard. Didn't get a chance to see the swimming pool as it was under construction when we went. Make sure to checkout the beehives on the roof! Checkout the parking behind the hotel if you find valet expensive. You can find early bird rates as low as $11 and park on the street from 10pm to 9am for free.

Room Tip: Get a corner room. Better view and lighting
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  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed April 25, 2014

Stayed here just one night while on business. Lobby is beautiful. My room was pretty large. Bathroom not so big. Room was very nice. Service was good. I had room service breakfast. It was pretty quick and was good. Internet is free if you are Fairmont President Club member. Parking (valet) was $47. ouch. Location is great.

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FairmontOlympicSEA, Manager at The Fairmont Olympic Seattle, responded to this reviewResponded May 19, 2014

Thank you for being our guest and for taking the time to comment on your experience. We are always striving to provide outstanding service, so I am glad to read that overall you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to the opportunity to welcome you back soon.

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Guy Bittner
Director of Operations

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Additional Information about 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:
#5 Spa Hotel in Seattle
#9 Luxury Hotel in Seattle
#11 Business Hotel in Seattle
#15 Family Hotel in Seattle
#16 Green Hotel in Seattle
#18 Romantic Hotel in Seattle
Price Range: $208 - $582 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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