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The Fairmont Olympic Seattle

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Auburn, Washington
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169 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Every time I stay here I'm impressed with the employees. Hard to find people that are so good at their job and seem to enjoy it. From check-in to check out the staff is professional and friendly. The suits are beautifully done up. They are my favorite. Also make sure to spend time in the bar and listen to the... More 

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East Wenatchee
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Formerly great Seattle hotel with excellent location and usually great staff service continues it's decline. The room "renovation" converted traditional and functional room ambiance to a dentist's waiting room. Tired, threadbare linens remain, however. Costs have risen, some more than substantially. Georgian Room now closed for dinner, likely a victim of the attempts to further "gussy up" it's already overpriced... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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4 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Fairmont Hotel offers outstanding customer service in a beautiful old Seattle hotel. The hotel lobby and restaurants are ornate and old-world charming. Guest rooms have been updated, and are very comfortable. They offer extras such as free coffee in your room, fruit, and newspapers. The only draw back is that you must pay for internet access.

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Portland, Oregon
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186 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Fairmont Olympic rooms have been recently renovated, and they are sedate, tasteful, and elegant. The reading lights in the headboards are a wonderful touch, as are the electric and USB outlets on the side of the nightstands and tables. The room was impeccably clean, and relatively new windows kept the room silent. The windows even open, if only a... More 

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Emsworth, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Having commenced our east coast road trip two years ago in the Fairmont in Montreal we opted to start our west coast trip in the same fashion. On checking in we were offered to upgrade to a suite for a modest sum. Having just flown from the UK and being exhausted we did not need much tempting. The suite was... More 

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So. California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stayed 3 nights and enjoyed everything about the hotel. Room was spacious and comfortable. We did not go to the on site restaurant so don't have an opinion there. Staff was very friendly. Great location. Walking distance to many restaurants and waterfront. Only a couple blocks from train that we took to and from airport. Saw the Festival of Trees... More 

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Markus T, General Manager at The Fairmont Olympic Seattle, responded to this review

Thank you for the "Classy hotel" comment, we love that. So glad to see that you found our newly renovated rooms to your liking and that our staff treated you so well. The Festival of Trees in our lobby make for a beautiful sight and is our favorite time of the year here at the Olympic. Thank you very much... More 

Kelowna, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

After staying at 7 other Fairmont properties, this one had me question if we truly were staying a Fairmont property. We felt that as we entered the hotel with our suitcases - we were not greeted by doormen and had to even open our own doors as we struggled with our bags. Check in wasn't seamless as it usually is;... More 

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Markus T, General Manager at The Fairmont Olympic Seattle, responded to this review

Thank you for being such a loyal Fairmont Guest! We are sorry to hear that your experience was not what we all expect for you. We hope that you will stay with us again so that we can make it seamless and right again. We are pleased to know that you enjoyed the new Guest Rooms. Thank you so much... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I really loved the renovations here. Much nicer guest rooms than before. High quality finishes, modern design, but still classy and elegant. Breakfast at the Georgian was better than last stay too. Overall very pleasant.

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Markus T, General Manager at The Fairmont Olympic Seattle, responded to this review

We love hearing that guests are pleased with our newly renovated Guest Rooms. The fact that you had a great stay with us is music to our ears. We hope you will be back with us again very soon and thank you for being our valued guest. Regards, Markus Treppenhauer General Manager More 

Decatur, Georgia
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22 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed here one night and loved our room. The bed and bedding was fall in love fantastic. The pool and whirlpool area was spacious, immaculate and airy. No harsh chlorine. The staff was quite friendly and helpful. The lobby and mezzanine was decorated with 22 Christmas trees all for charity. The ice machine on our floor did not work... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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27 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's hard to top the Olympic. I have been staying here for 30 years and it still manages to deliver a great night's sleep and great food in Shuckers. Wonderful doormen/valets! Great service all around with extras in the room such as really good tea kettles.

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Markus T, General Manager at The Fairmont Olympic Seattle, responded to this review

Wow, a 30 year guest is a dream come true for us. We must be doing something very right! We are always so pleased to provide a home away from home for our repeat guests and we cannot thank you enough for your loyalty. Thank you for taking the time to write and we will look forward to seeing you... More 

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  • Pool
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  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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The Georgian
The Georgian
Cuisines: American, French
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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 

Additional Information about The Fairmont Olympic Seattle

Address: 411 University St., Seattle, WA 98101-2507
Region: United States > Washington > Seattle
Price Range: £162 - £400 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Fairmont Olympic Seattle 5*
Number of rooms: 450
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The Fairmont Olympic Seattle Hotel Seattle
Fairmont Olympic Seattle
Fairmont Seattle
Four Seasons Seattle
Seattle Fairmont
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#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
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