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The Fairmont Olympic Seattle
Ranked #13 of 101 Hotels in Seattle
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57 reviews
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“Very Happy stay”
Reviewed 21 September 2012

We spent two night before our cruise at the Fairmont. We had a king room with a sitting area on the 8th floor. The bed was so comfortable and hands down had the best pillows ever!! We did hear street noise. That might be an issue for some but we are city people and were ok.

We took the light rail from Sea-Tac and got of at the University exit. We walked one block (uphill) and we were there. They have great happy hour apps and drinks. The popcorn shrimp, calamari and sliders were outstanding. You'd think for 5 dollars, the serving would be small but they quantity was very nice. I can't say enought abou Laura who was our server both afternoons.

I did swim in the pool and use the hot tub. I had the whole place to myself. The locker room amenities were great. They had private showers, razors, shaving cream, shampoo, shower gel,hair spray, hair gel,deoderant and hairdryers. The music that plays is so soothing. This was the most relaxing hour I had spent in awhile.

Check your bill with the desk before you check out. They had mini bar charge on ours that was not listed on the bill slipped under our door. We didn't even open the mini bar but the charge was for 39 dollars. That was easily taken care of by the front desk. The concierge was helpful about directions and stowing our bags the morning of our cruise. The cab ride to pier 66 was 10 minutes.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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DennisClark, General Manager at The Fairmont Olympic Seattle, responded to this review, 24 September 2012
WanderingGirl1, thank you for sharing you feedback regarding your stay. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the hotel and the city and will certainly pass your comments along to our Terrace staff. They will be please to hear you enjoyed the service.
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Reviewed 21 September 2012

Not every Fairmont is as outstanding as this gem and thus the motivation to review our recent experience. We arrived early and received a complimentary upgrade at check-in, very unusual. The accommodations were excellent. The king-size bed was extremely comfortable, it was like an elegant home away-from-home. The staff was courteous, competent and friendly. I highly recommend this hotel basis our recent experience there.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 September 2012

this is one of those classic hotels which are not too common to find. the decor is classy, food is great, service very prompt. I stayed with my son and the hotel took great care for both of us. the location is absolutely fantastic, in the heart of Seattle downtown. The whole of downtown is very walk able and therefore this is a good location too in case you do not have personal transport, like us as we were visiting from India. this is also conveniently located and is a stop for the airport transporter buses. The monorail station is also quite walk able. therefore if you have a taste for a classic American feel,then this is the right place to be. I would surely love to come back again and again to this place.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with family
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DennisClark, General Manager at The Fairmont Olympic Seattle, responded to this review, 21 September 2012
Mathurs, Thank you very much for staying with us and for sharing your experiences. Seattle is a wonderful city and we love being in the center of the action. Very glad to hear enjoyed the hotel as well.
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Rockville Centre, New York
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Reviewed 19 September 2012

I go to Seattle every couple of years to see the Seahawks. I do not know how I'll be able to return unless I am staying at The Fairmont Olympic. The service was outstanding, food great (Shuckers and The Georgian both notable) and lots of little extras made for a superb experience. Shout outs to Doina, Raju, Don, Marc, Rishi and Ephraim for each finding a way to go the extra mile.
The location is great, and it IS possible to get to Pike Market without feeling like a mountain climber. (Hint: use 5th to Stewart).
My wife and I had a great time and recommend the place highly.
The fact that the Seahawks beat The Cowboys only added to the outstanding travel experience.

Tom Dolan

Room Tip: We were in a King Suite that was just perfect fir a four night stay.
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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DennisClark, General Manager at The Fairmont Olympic Seattle, responded to this review, 20 September 2012
Tom D. Very glad to hear you enjoyed your visit and we will certaily pass along your kind comments to the staff. Thank you for choosing to stay with us, we hope to see you again.
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Fort Wayne
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Reviewed 19 September 2012

Location is within easy walking distance of Pike Street Market (7 minute walk). Rooms very well kept and clean. Service impeccable. Workout facilities and pool very good. Will definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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DennisClark, General Manager at The Fairmont Olympic Seattle, responded to this review, 20 September 2012
William P
Thank you for staying with us and for sharing your feedback. We are pleased that you had a pleasant stay and look forward to having you as our guest in the future.
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Sitka, Alaska
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2012

I grew up in Seattle, and the Olympic Hotel was always part of the heart of downtown Seattle, and our lives. I think my high school prom was even held there. My husband and I decided to enjoy a long weekend here recently. It was maybe the third or fourth time I've stayed at this property, which of course has changed management several times over the years. We visit the Seattle area often, but normally stay in Bellevue, or if we're downtown it's a brief stay for a particular purpose. This was one of the few times we just wanted to enjoy being in downtown Seattle -- and we did! The hotel is in great shape for its age, and maintains its historic charm and elegance, while offering the upgraded modern amenities like wi-fi, which is free for Fairmont President's Club members. We had great service, food and beverages in the Terrace Lounge a couple of times, but did not dine in the other restaurants. The Purple Cafe is right across the street, and we loved that. We upgraded to an Executive Suite, which I recommend. It was lovely. My only suggestion is to put a power strip at the desk, as there are not enough outlets for all our devices. Parking is expensive, though the valet service is very nice. If you don't need to venture out of downtown Seattle, you don't need a car. This property is an easy walk to shopping, restaurants, and theaters, all of which we enjoyed! All in all, we had a lovely stay here, and look forward to a return visit to the Fairmont Olympic!

Room Tip: Get an Executive Suite ... Roomy and comfortable.
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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DennisClark, General Manager at The Fairmont Olympic Seattle, responded to this review, 19 September 2012
RW, thank you for your kind review of the hotel. We are proud to be the caretakers of this histoic hotel and really appreciate when our guests enjoy the charm and elegance of the property. We hope to see you again.
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Reviewed 17 September 2012

We were going to a Seahawks game and wanted a hotel that was close to everything. This hotel is in a perfect location and is classier than anyone needs or deserves. From the time of arrival, when i realized that I had screwed up my dates (I wasnt suppose to check in until a day later) till the time I checked out (They gave me a complimentary "late checkout till 2PM), this place was everything we wanted.
the room they gave us because of my screw up was the presidential suite! The room was about 2000 sq ft with a grand piano in it!!! Room was very clean and obviously spacious. The staff were extremely professional and polite, bell boys could not do enough for you the concierge was very helpful and the BMW 7 series hotel car was the icing on the cake!!!
Everything from restaurants, shops, bars and harbor front were all within walking distance. Seahawks stadium was a about a 40 minute walk but was nice to walk through this part of old seattle before the game!!!!
We thoroughly enjoyed out stay!!!

Room Tip: Ask about the presidential suite!!!
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with friends
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DennisClark, General Manager at The Fairmont Olympic Seattle, responded to this review, 19 September 2012
Gronk49, Sometimes things just have a way of working out for the best. Thank you for staying with us and glad to hear you enjoyed the hotel. "Go Seahawks"!
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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
#10 Luxury Hotel in Seattle
#11 Business Hotel in Seattle
#16 Family Hotel in Seattle
#16 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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