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The Fairmont Olympic Seattle
Ranked #19 of 100 Hotels in Seattle
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Crestview, Florida
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39 reviews
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“lovely hotel but not great value”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2014

we stayed one night in a lovely room with a view of a huge office building. staff very helpful and courteous. location great. happy hour fabulous.
no microwave or refrigerator at no charge. after one nighr, we moved to a nearby hotel with a great room and water view for $100.00 a night less!!!

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2014 via mobile

This is the most special Classic hotel in downtown Seattle. An excellent hotel. Great location, impeccable service, beautiful rooms and nice food. If You're in Seattle, book a room and stay near the Pike Market and various shops of famous brands.

Stayed April 2014, travelled on business
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2014

The hotel met our expectations. The dog liked the stay Although I felt it unnecessary to charge $40 it's as if they provided any service for the dog. But overall the hotel met expectations. We enjoyed our stay and the location good


  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Port Angeles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2014

This was a wonderful place to stay. We had the best service. We would highly recommend this property to all our family and friends. We will be coming back in the very near future. We give this a big 5 star rating.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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FairmontOlympicSEA, Manager at The Fairmont Olympic Seattle, responded to this review, 17 April 2014
Thank you for being our guest and for taking the time to write about your experience with us. I am very glad to read that your stay was an enjoyable one and that we could provide you with the service that you can come to expect from us. Thank you for your kind comments, as the best compliment our guests can give us is a recommendation to their family and friends.

We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Best wishes,

Guy Bittner
Director of Operations
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Mesa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2014

I stayed here for a business meeting, but based on the location and quality would consider coming back on a vacation. Beautiful property, friendly staff, terrific restaurants and comfy bar. Walking distance to Seattle piers, space needle, Pike Street Market, the train (1 block away), and many restaurants and shopping. We had a group rate which made the stay very affordable, especially for a downtown hotel, so predicting the value for others is difficult but for us it was great deal.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled on business
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Kellogg, Idaho, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2014

I spent a girly weekend here with my sister and got a fabulous rate through Hotwire. The hotel was beautiful and elegant. We had happy hour drinks and apps at the bar/restaurant downstairs (Shuckers) but we didn't eat at the nicer restaurant. We had spa treatments at Penelope and the Beauty Bar. The hotel is an easy walk to Pike Place Market and is only 3 blocks away from Westlake Center.

My only small complaint would be the $13.95 per day charge for internet. I did not pay it (there are plenty of coffee shops around that offer it for free) and wish the more upscale hotels didn't feel like they had to gouge you for every single dollar. I personally would prefer to downgrade by half a star to get what I think should be a 'freebie'.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2014 via mobile

Travelled to Seattle for a girls weekend. Large beautiful rooms. Familiar and comfortable Fairmont bedding. I need to buy those pillows for myself. As with each Fairmont I have stayed in, the old world elegance and charming decor and atmosphere makes it a memorable experience every time. Convenient location to shopping and restaurants. Under a $10 cab ride to the clipper.

Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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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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