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The Fairmont Olympic Seattle

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Sunny Isles Beach, Florida
Reviewed 11 August 2015

The Fairmont Olympic in Seattle is the perfect hotel either for the night before or after an Alaska Cruise. The service is outstanding and afternoon tea is great. We stayed in an executive suite and it was spotless and very comfortable. The beds are the most comfortable I have ever experienced. Room service is just perfect and the lobby is...

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

Thank you for choosing to stay with us during your recent visit to Seattle before departing on your Alaska cruise. I am delighted to read that you enjoyed your time with us, and I hope we may have the opportunity to welcome you back to the Fairmont Olympic Hotel in the future. Best wishes, Jon Mathews Director of Operations

Wheeling, Illinois
Reviewed 10 August 2015 via mobile

Lavender Martini and Glacier Blue. Just order that and you will be just fine. I thought my review was "exquisite" until the website said I didn't have enough words. This hotel blows away what you need to do to write a review about it. The personnel are unbelievable. They treat you like a star whether you are or aren't.

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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 kind compliments and feedback. We are so thrilled to read that our service made your stay and that you felt like a star, along a unique concoction from our Terrace Lounge to round out your experience. We are always striving for excellence and personal service, and...

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Reviewed 9 August 2015

This hotel is in a very good position and we could easily walk to most of the attractions. It is not too far from the monorail which takes people to the Space Needle. The entrance is welcoming and the rooms comfortable. The staff are very helpful and friendly. We enjoyed the delicious buffet breakfast in the Georgian room which had...

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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 review. I am very glad to read that you had a wonderful stay and that we could provide you with the Fairmont service experience that you expected. We look forward to the opportunity to welcome you back to Seattle and the Fairmont Olympic in the future....

Seattle
Reviewed 9 August 2015

This was a fantastic property and hotel experience. We had a wonderful weekend getaway and would definitely return to this hotel. Typical of Fairmont Hotels, the physical plant is exquisite. Expect to pay a bit more, but it is always worth it!

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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 had a wonderful weekend getaway and had a fantastic experience here. We are always striving for excellence and personal service and it is very rewarding when our guests let us know they are pleased. Our greatest compliment is when...

Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 August 2015

Very elegant hotel, very good service. Great location . Rooms super nice and big. Unfortunately Our room was quiet noisy, even on 11 floor. Fitness a bit old. Breakfast is ok , price ok, but if you look for gluten free and healthy food this is limited.

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

Dear Jan, Thank you for choosing to stay with us during your visit to Seattle. I appreciate you taking the time to write and share your feedback. I am glad to read that you enjoyed your stay overall, and hope that you accept my apologies for any inconvenience you experienced due to street noise. Guest feedback is very important to...

Durham, North Carolina
Reviewed 7 August 2015

Very comfortable hotel, rooms are spacious, bed was super-comfortable, staff were very nice. The windows actually open a little and had a great view from the window of the ocean. Enjoyed the food at Shuckers downstairs. Great downtown location, can't think of a single thing to complain about. Great stay!

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

Thank you so much for being our guest and for sharing your review. I am very glad to read that you enjoyed your time with us and had a great stay. We look forward to welcoming you back to Seattle and the Fairmont Olympic in the future. Best wishes, Jon Mathews Director of Operations

Plymouth
Reviewed 7 August 2015

A/C did not work on initial night at Fairmont Seattle. Staff could not fix it and no other rooms available on hottest night in Seattle in years. TV also did not work in initial room. Moved to handicap room on second day. A/C worked fine. TV did not wok. Staff fixed it. Malfunctioned a second time. Staff finally fixed it....

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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 disappointed to read that you did not enjoy your stay. We are aware that summers in Seattle are becoming hotter and we are working to keep our air conditioners functioning against the increasing heat. I hope that we may welcome you back again in the...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 August 2015

The Fairmont has a great location in downtown Seattle and is widely known as well as convenient. The property is very high standard, well-maintained with great staff service, there are few views because taller buildings have grown up around it. But the rooms are excellent.

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

Dear Craig, Thank you for choosing to stay with us for your business travel. I am so glad to read that you enjoyed your stay and I appreciate you taking the time to let us know about the great service you received from our staff. We hope that we may welcome you to back to the Fairmont Olympic the next...

Sacramento, California
Reviewed 7 August 2015

What a beautiful hotel! Hotel staff members were very friendly and helpful with all our questions, as it was our first trip to Seattle. We were greeted promptly and surprised with a free upgrade to a suite. The bed was very comfortable, the suite was clean and quiet. The location was close to everything we wanted to do/see. The whole...

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

Thank you for choosing to stay with us during your visit to Seattle, and for sharing your kind compliments with us. I am thrilled to read that you found our staff and service to exceed your expectations, and that you enjoyed a fabulous experience during your first trip to our city. We are always striving for excellence and personal service,...

Hawaii
Reviewed 6 August 2015

Our executive suite was clean and very comfortable. Not as spacious as I expected for a suite but it was still very nice. Check-in was fast and staff were very nice. Convenient walking distance to key sites. Was looking forward to swimming in the pool but it was very small and crowded with a lot of people just standing around....

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Thank you for being our guest and for sharing your feedback. I am pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay with us and found our staff to be of service. We do have a generous lap lane in our pool, though I understand that you may not have wanted to swim with guests using the pool area and regret...

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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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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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The Georgian
The Georgian
Cuisines: American
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  • Pool
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
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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: €237 - €645 (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
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
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