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The Fairmont Olympic Seattle

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Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 4 August 2015

We stayed at the hotel in early August. I had pre-checked in online and our room key was waiting with the valet. It was an extremely hot day but the room was beautifully air conditioned. The room and bathroom were extremely well appointed and immaculate. Loved it!

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FairmontOlympicSEA, Manager at The Fairmont Olympic Seattle, responded to this review

Thank you for being our guest and for sharing your experience with us. I am so pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay and that your easy arrival and cooled room could be a respite after the hot day outside. We hope to welcome you back to the Fairmont Olympic again soon. Best wishes, Jon Mathews Director of Operations

Fairfax, Virginia
Reviewed 3 August 2015

Awesome stay here, great location. Room was cool even though it was hot outside. Easy access to the Space Needle monorail and the famous Public Market. Highly recommend the clam chowder down there, best I've ever had.

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FairmontOlympicSEA, Manager at The Fairmont Olympic Seattle, responded to this review

Dear Michael, Thank you for choosing to stay with us during your visit to Seattle. I am so glad to see that you enjoyed your stay and found our central location to be convenient. Our location sure makes for easy access to some delicious, local clam chowder from both the Pike Place Market and Shuckers! We hope to welcome you...

Nashville, Tennessee
Reviewed 2 August 2015

We stayed five nights in July. We have stayed here 3 or 4 times previously. This time, the hotel was very busy, but we were pleasantly surprised by how quiet our room was. The maid consistently made up our room in a timely manner in the mornings. The room was very luxurious. We enjoyed using the fitness center and pool...

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FairmontOlympicSEA, Manager at The Fairmont Olympic Seattle, responded to this review

Thank you for once again being our guests at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel. I am thrilled to see that you enjoyed your stay and that your mornings with breakfast in The Georgian made for such a memorable stay. The menu items that you named are my favorites as well, so I am very glad that we could share them with...

Edmonton, Canada
Reviewed 2 August 2015

I stayed at the Olympic this past April while attending a conference. The hotel is well situated in Seattle and provides the same high level of service that you should expect from a Fairmont property. This hotel is grande, but is also more of a typical hotel too. My room was nice, well equipped but standard by all accounts.

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FairmontOlympicSEA, Manager at The Fairmont Olympic Seattle, responded to this review

Thank you for being our guest and for taking the time to share your comments about your stay on business. I am glad to read that overall you enjoyed your stay and the service we provided, and that you found our location to be convenient. We are always striving for excellence and personal service, and it is very rewarding when...

Reviewed 31 July 2015 via mobile

Stay here for 5 nights this time while room is elegant and clean. It is a bit small also my room is noisy due to low floor ( i can hear music on the pub across the street and horn from the cars during night time) Wifi speed is also unstable

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FairmontOlympicSEA, Manager at The Fairmont Olympic Seattle, responded to this review

Thank you for once again being our guest and for taking the time to share your feedback. I hope that you will accept my apologies for any disappointment you experienced during your stay in regards to the sound in your room. Being a city center hotel we are unfortunately not in control of the sounds that take place outside the...

Fountain Valley
Reviewed 31 July 2015

What makes the Seattle Olympic 5 stars is the service,they can't do enough to make your stay great. The Terrace bar offers a nice food selection during happy hour. The bed is comfortable and the room well lit. The only down side is you can hear the downtown traffic.

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FairmontOlympicSEA, Manager at The Fairmont Olympic Seattle, responded to this review

Thank you for being our guest and for taking the time to write. I am very glad to read that you enjoyed your stay. We are always striving for excellence and personal service, and it is very rewarding when our guests let us know they are pleased. We look forward to the opportunity to welcome you back again soon! Best...

San Diego, California
Reviewed 30 July 2015

We've stayed here several times and this great old hotel keeps delivering traditionally amazing service with the best possible surroundings. We showed up after a day of car travel from Port Angeles and Victoria, BC a little disheveled and the reception desk, remembered us and treated us as old friends. Treatment like this is rare in luxury properties.

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FairmontOlympicSEA, Manager at The Fairmont Olympic Seattle, responded to this review

Dear Donald, Thank you for once again being our guest and for taking the time to write. The greatest compliment we can receive is a repeat visit, so I am very glad to read that you once again enjoyed your stay after your day of car travel. As you know, we are always striving for excellence and personal service, and...

Nashville
Reviewed 30 July 2015

Great hotel in a great location. Close to all locations. Walking to venues and attractions is easy. Restaurants were excellent. Food and service was superb. Great value for your money. Would stay here again if in the Seattle area.

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FairmontOlympicSEA, Manager at The Fairmont Olympic Seattle, responded to this review

Thank you for being our guest and for taking the time to write. I am very glad to read that you enjoyed our dining offerings and service that we provided, and that you found our location to be convenient. We are always striving for excellence and personal service, and it is very rewarding when our guests let us know they...

Nottingham
Reviewed 30 July 2015

We visited this hotel as part of a celebratory holiday and my husband e-mailed them in advance to inform them of this. On arriving it is impossible not to be awestruck by the lobby - fantastic setting. We were greeted in a really friendly manner and were upgraded to two executive suites which were superb. Ours was a king suite...

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FairmontOlympicSEA, Manager at The Fairmont Olympic Seattle, responded to this review

Thank you for including us in your celebratory visit, and for taking the time to share your experience. I am very glad to read that you and your family enjoyed your stay and that you found it to be a relaxing break just as you were hoping. We would have happily welcomed you to live here, and I sincerely appreciate...

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Reviewed 29 July 2015 via mobile

This is exactly what I expect from a Fairmont. From our arrival to check out this was a true Fairmont experience. The valets were so nice and welcoming as soon as we arrived. The hotel itself is gorgeous and in a great location downtown. We walked everywhere we had to go including a business meeting. The suite had everything we...

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Thank you for choosing to stay with us during your visit to Seattle. I appreciate you taking the time to write. I am very glad to read that you enjoyed your stay from beginning to end and that as our guests you could experience the service that we are known for. Thank you again. We very much look forward to...

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  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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The Georgian
The Georgian
Cuisines: American
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Airport Transportation
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  • Multilingual Staff
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  • Babysitting
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: €234 - €647 (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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Also Known As:
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
#12 Luxury Hotel in Seattle
#16 Family Hotel in Seattle
#16 Green Hotel in Seattle
#18 Romantic Hotel in Seattle
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