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The Fairmont Olympic Seattle
Ranked #19 of 100 Hotels in Seattle
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Palos Heights, Illinois, United States
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36 reviews
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“Comfortable Elegance”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2012

My husband and I stayed two nights at the Fairmont. The room was very large and well laid out with two luggage racks which few hotels provide. There was no view to speak of from the room but that was not an issue. NY Times is delivered to rooms free on weekday mornings. The staff was exceptionally helpful, from the attendants at the fitness center to the business center assistant to the friendly cocktail waitress at the Terrace. Happy hour there is a good deal too. Location was just right. The lobby decor was enhanced by gorgeous fresh flower arrangements.The atmosphere is quiet, comfortable elegance. We shall return.

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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2012

I am not sure why American Express platinum offers this hotel. It is old, dated and the W is just right across the street. Rooms are noisy, service is ok. They changed us to a more updated room but that didn't really make a difference

  • Stayed July 2012
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2012

Family and I absolutely loved the Olympic hotel. From the swimming pool that was a good size for young kids (6 yr old) and the cookies and milk they brought at night, it was a complete, comfy experience. We plan on heading back to Seattle soon and would make this place a must stay. Room service is pricey, so take the 10-15 min walk to the market (Lowell's has an awesome crab omelette) or run down to the French bakery on the first floor for some tartlettes and coffee for a nice change.

Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
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DennisClark, General Manager at The Fairmont Olympic Seattle, responded to this review, 28 July 2012
Thank you for the positive feedback and we look forward to seeing you and your family in the future.
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2012

Beautiful decor in public areas and rooms. Found room rate to be very reasonable for quality of hotel. Fairmont sets high standards always and this hotel is no exception. Check in, service, facilities and location are great..

  • Stayed May 2012
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DennisClark, General Manager at The Fairmont Olympic Seattle, responded to this review, 28 July 2012
Thank you for choosing to stay with us. The Keurig coffe machines are a recent addition to the rooms and we are glad to hear that you enjoyed the coffee. Our room service staff will also appreciate your kind comments. We hope to see you again soon.
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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2012

I recently stayed at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel when in Seattle for a convention. The hotel is conveniently located - just a few short blocks from the Washington Convention Center and an easy walk to Pike Place Market. I was impressed by the friendliness of the staff as soon as I arrived. I was lucky enough to get a beautiful corner room with nice views of the water and the city. The Keurig was a big plus, as I am a coffee addict - it felt like home! The room was spacious, well-appointed and spotlessly clean and fresh. I ordered room service a couple of times during my stay, and again, I was impressed. The speed of delivery, friendliness of the staff and quality and presentation of the food was superb. I'd highly recommend this hotel for any type of stay in one of my favorite cities. Be sure to join the Fairmont Presidents Club too!

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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled on business
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2012

I guess you expect great service from any Fairmont Hotel, but the staff here exceeded my expectations. From the front desk staff, to the valet, the bell staff, the housekeeping staff, every need was not only met, but anticipated. I hosted a small group here and highly recommend the Fairmont Olympic for its location, quality of rooms and furnishings, and friendly, efficient staff.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled on business
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DennisClark, General Manager at The Fairmont Olympic Seattle, responded to this review, 28 July 2012
Thank you very much for bringing your group to the hotel. Our straff works tirelesly to maintain the hotel and care for our guests and they will appreciate your kind recognition of ther effort very much.
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Sechelt, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2012

My family and I stayed here for four nights in July and totally loved staying at this hotel. The staff were amazing and our suite was perfect. Our two children had a great time in the pool. The Hotel is very centrally located and we were able to walk everywhere. We will most certainly be staying here again.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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Property: The Fairmont Olympic Seattle
Address: 411 University St., Seattle, WA 98101-2507
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Region: United States > Washington > Seattle
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre 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
#13 Luxury Hotel in Seattle
#16 Family Hotel in Seattle
#17 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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