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The Fairmont Olympic Seattle
Ranked #12 of 104 Hotels in Seattle
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Reviewed 18 November 2013

Worth the stay, the rooms are elegant and well maintained. The common areas are beautiful and the pool is wonderful. I have always loved Shuckers downstairs. This place is a classic and should not be missed.

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Reviewed 18 November 2013

This is a neat hotel, it is historic and the rooms have not been updated but are still very nice. If you want modern, updated furnishings this is not the place for you. The rooms were large and very comfortable. The staff was good, with the exception of the doormen. I found them to be a little dismissive, they were very attentive to certain customers while some of us were ignored.

We got a great rate and for that is was a great value. The pool and hot tub was also very nice.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 17 November 2013

Usually I stay at the w while in seattle with it booked I chose the hotel across the street the Fairmont. The suites are spacious it's nice to have 2 rooms with sliding doors between the bedroom and sitting room. Large bathrooms, very spacious. This is a gracious old world hotel. Staff is very friendly. Close location to pikes market.

Stayed: November 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 16 November 2013

Service is great. Rooms are beautiful, if small and anachronistically decorated. Internet connectivity (extra cost. Really?) is execrable, like most Seattle hotels. Restaurant is beautiful and the food is great; location is central and convenient. As with all Fairmont hotels, the beds are incredibly comfortable and supportive. The rooms are quiet and cozy, great facilities.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 13 November 2013

This is the 3rd time I've stayed at the property in the last year and it is probably my last. I enjoy the location and historical charm of the hotel but there are just too many things wrong with the rooms for me to keep overlooking it because I enjoy the beautiful lobby and pleasant staff.

First, the rooms are getting extremely dated and the furniture and carpet are looking very worn and dirty. There is absolutely zero water pressure in the shower. I was given a room overlooking university street on the 6th floor and basically was up half the night because of traffic noise, sirens etc. The windows do not block any noise out all. I remember the bedding being very nice on my last couple of visits, so I was surprised that the pillows I slept on were very thin and hard. Not comfortable at all.


When I checked out I alerted the front desk clerk of my disappointment and she proceeded to look up my Fairmont President's Club profile and noted my concerns. She also said the reason my pillows were different was because I was put on a " hypoallergenic" floor that has different bedding and that was why the pillows weren't up to par. She said she would note the next time I stayed I would like a quiet room facing the courtyard. No apology, no real concern for the unpleasant stay. There are just too many nice places to stay in Seattle and the Fairmont is resting on its laurels and it is really starting to show. It's unfortunate because this hotel should be the best of the best but it is just going downhill and a nice lobby just doesn't cut it anymore.

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  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 13 November 2013

Recently here for a weekend trip, the Fairmont more than met out expectations. The public areas are very nicely decorated, and we had a junior suite which was spacious and attractive. We had a formal dinner at the Georgian (separate review to follow) which was exemplary as well. Service, location (walking distance to the Seattle Art Museum) and Pike Market, and total experience were outstanding.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 November 2013

The Fairmont Olympic specializes in service is an under statement. From the time you ride up in your vehicle to the time you leave, they are at your beacon call. The courtesy Town Car is wonderful way to get around town. They are professional and will take you where you need to go within a certain distance. The drivers are better than any cabbies you could get. The hotel is wonderful and cannot wait to return.

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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:
#5 Spa Hotel in Seattle
#9 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: £173 - £452 (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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