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The Fairmont Olympic Seattle

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Reviewed 7 July 2015 via mobile

At this point three stars is generous. What a disappointment. We stayed here on what was supposed to be the last two nights of a great vacation. We are going home early rather than staying here another night. When we arrived, we were put in a room right above the busy street with every bus and police siren sounding like...

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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 with us and I hope that you will accept my personal apologies for obvious inconveniences you experienced. If our guests are ever not happy we would like to have the opportunity to offer solutions, so...

Durham
Reviewed 6 July 2015

Wonderful in all aspects Staff very attentive Rooms clean and good size Great location for business and vacations. Definitely recommended Checkout was great. Great value and an wonderful convenient location

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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 your stay with us was wonderful. We are always striving for excellence so it is very rewarding when our guests let us know they are pleased. Thank you again, and we look forward to the opportunity to welcome...

Wisconsin
Reviewed 6 July 2015

My husband and I were very excited to stay here for the end of our 10-year anniversary trip after reading all of the wonderful reviews. After staying there, we are thoroughly confused about these reviews. This hotel is most certainly not a 5-star property today. I can see how it was maybe 5 or 10-years ago, but today it is...

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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 overall for your anniversary and hope that you will accept my personal apologies for the disappointment and obvious inconveniences you experienced during your stay. We have learned from our experience during this last heat wave...

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 6 July 2015

I do love these old Fairmont properties. This one is up to my expectations, coupled with Fairmont's great service. The location is near the centre of Seattle, very good. I especially loved the yoghurt, fruit and honey parfait for brekky. They have bee hives on the roof and source the honey from there. Brekky service was quite slow but worth...

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

Hello Alan, Thank you for being our guest and for taking the time to share your review. I am delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay at our classic property. We are always striving for excellence and personal service, and it is very rewarding when they let us know they are pleased. Thank you again, and we look forward...

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Reviewed 5 July 2015

I imagine that most people who use this site do a significant amount or research prior to reserving a hotel. Since my wife and I travel with two teenagers, we try to find the largest room so that we can all be together which facilitates communication and planning. The Fairmont offered the largest suite at 1200 sq.ft. which is why...

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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 overall you enjoyed your stay, though I hope that you accept my sincere apologies for any inconvenience you experienced due to the mishap with your reservation at check-in. I appreciate your patience and statement that mistakes do happen, though we...

Highworth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 July 2015

Lovely hotel with fantastic staff and facilities. Would definitely stay again. Shuckers restaurant has some brilliant food that is well worth a visit. Very good location within Seattle Aswell. An excellent stay.

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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 delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay and your experience in Shuckers. I appreciate your kind comments about our staff as well. We are always striving for excellence and personal service, and it is very rewarding when they let us know they are pleased....

Clovis, California
Reviewed 5 July 2015

This is our second time staying at the Fairmont. We stayed for 6 days. The Fairmont is perfectly located to local attractions, restaurants, and freeway access. The staff is fabulous. Our room was large which was nice since we had our two children with us this time. It was nice to have bottled water brought to the room during turn-down...

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

Hello Debbie, Thank you for once again choosing to stay with us for your visit to Seattle, and for taking the time to write. I am very glad to read that you and your family enjoyed your stay and found our location to be convenient. I appreciate your kind comment about our staff and agree that they are fabulous! We...

West Springfield, Massachusetts
Reviewed 4 July 2015

Great historic hotel in a great location. Close to the rail and easy access to highway if you have a car. All staff were very helpful and made me feel welcome. Pool and hot tub were clean and much needed after a day of walking. Can't think of anything I would recommend for improvement.

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

Thank you for choosing to stay with us for your visit to Seattle and for taking the time to share your review. I am very glad to read that you enjoyed your stay and found our location to be convenient. I am also glad to read that we could make you feel welcome, as we truly appreciate you being our...

Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 4 July 2015

This place has got it down, service, clean, great location and did I say clean! We really enjoyed our stay and well come back when coming to Seattle even though we love other are hotels to (Hotel 1000 and Four Seasons are great too), but this is our Seattle hotel now...amazing place!

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

Thank you very much for being our guest and for taking the time to share your sentiments about our hotel. I am delighted to read that we are now your Seattle hotel. That is a truly kind compliment. Our housekeeping department is one of top-scoring housekeeping teams in our company in regards to cleanliness, so I sincerely appreciate your comments...

Edmonton, Canada
Reviewed 3 July 2015

I always like staying in Fairmont hotels as I enjoy the ambiance. The Olympic was no exception. The service was great - everything from the concierge, valet, housekeeping, front desk and room service staff. The rooms are in need of updating at this location. The windows are still single paned and we we had to lift our curtains up into...

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

Hello Dana, Thank you for being a loyal Fairmont guest and for taking the time to write. I am very glad to read that you enjoyed your stay overall, and I hope you accept my apologies for any inconvenience you experienced regarding the window coverings during the heat wave. I appreciate your feedback and assure you that those concerns are...

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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
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Cuisines: American
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • 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: €215 - €589 (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
#15 Green Hotel in Seattle
#16 Family Hotel in Seattle
#18 Romantic Hotel in Seattle
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