This is an upscale, luxury historic hotel in a great location with impeccable service which I was able to book ahead of time/non-refundable for the astounding price of $200. Okay, I could only have two twin beds; it was worth it.
Front desk, concierge, restaurant staff and everyone else we came in contact with across the board were welcoming and solicitous. The concierge was not only knowledgeable about the city; she was tuned into the kind of dining experience and activities that we were looking for.
The expansive common area seating areas are serene; comfortable chairs and small tables abound around which you can have quiet meetings. The hallways are elegant and clean with very fresh air – actually our hall way was a little Arctic, but I’d go for that over stale air any time.
Our Room -- Understated, and spacious. Windows that open; comfy beds, very nice linens; tasteful art, nicely framed; pretty lamps; CD player; comfortable chair and ottoman; armoire and side table; spacious desk. You do have to pay for Wi-Fi.
The Closet – Extra blankets and towels; a good quality umbrella in case it rains; wood shoe horn and brush; a basket to leave your shoes out for shoe shine; both wooden and quilted hangers; an extra lower shelf; two pairs of complimentary slippers and two (not complimentary) bathrobes. (At least I think the slippers were complimentary …)
The Bathroom – Well-lit; high quality amenities (however, one of the soaps was so highly fragranced that I actually had to put it in a drawer); a number of extra hooks and bars and an extra shelf; magnifying mirror; scale; elegant shower curtain. Now normally I wouldn’t notice or comment on a shower curtain, but really every detail in this hotel just cries out to you (softly). Although the toilet was in the same room as the shower, it was tucked away.
The Fitness Center – Very good, with a variety of weight and cardio machines. However, there is not much floor space, so if you have a dedicated yoga practice, you better hope that there is not someone else who is doing their kickboxing or Pilates at the same time. They offer fabulous coffee, complimentary water and apples. Be forewarned: there was quite a crowd there on a weekday morning at 7:00 a.m.
The Restaurant –The food is excellent; very creative without being wacky. We had breakfast there twice and lunch once. Depending on your pocketbook, you may feel that the food is expensive. In that case, if you are a foodie, you may want to splurge, because the food is amazing. This is a fine dining experience; with a business casual dress code. I would not bring children here, unless they are extraordinarily well-behaved.
This is among the best hotels I have ever stayed in.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- The Fairmont Olympic Seattle Hotel Seattle
- Fairmont Olympic Seattle
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- Four Seasons Seattle
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