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411 University St., Seattle, WA 98101-2507
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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Updated 03/09/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#35 of 115 hotels in Seattle
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Located in the heart of the city since 1924, Fairmont Olympic is Seattle’s iconic hotel featuring rich character and history, breathtaking architecture, an innovative culinary experience and best-in-class service. Ideally situated just steps from Pike Place Market, museums, attractions and shopping, Fairmont Olympic offers 450 lavishly appointed guestrooms and suites perfect for the modern traveler. Seattle’s social address for events, galas and weddings for almost a century, Fairmont Olympic’s 28,000 square feet of key event and meeting spaces create the perfect stage for momentous celebrations. The Olympic Hotel boasts a fully renovated lobby featuring a new center bar, Olympic Bar, that offers all-day dining and drinks seven days a week and afternoon tea on Saturdays and Sundays. Debuting in future months, the subsequent chapter of this historic restoration story will unveil a new culinary flagship and intimate spirit drinker’s enclave.
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Property amenities
Valet parking
Free internet
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Coffee shop
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Taxi service
Spa
Paid public parking nearby
Wifi
Paid wifi
Hot bath
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Kids' meals
Snack bar
Wine / champagne
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Manicure
Massage
Pedicure
Salon
Waxing services
Baggage storage
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Shops
ATM on site
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Safe
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
On-demand films
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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English, French, Spanish, Japanese
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mdatac wrote a review 1 Jul
Kirkland, Washington19 contributions2 helpful votes
We had dinner there tonight (I had a tomato salad followed by scollaps with pork belly and my wife had a crab salad followed by halibut). The food was excellent, nice surroundings, comfortable seating and to top it all off, excellent service. We were served by Keegan, I just wish all restaurants had a 'Keegan', for his amazing and friendly attitude, spending time to explain the menu in detail, extremely helpful and otherwise excellent service. I highly recommend spending some time there for dinner.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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dougksu wrote a review 1 Jul
Newport Beach, California18 contributions11 helpful votes
We had a large group. They got us all on the same floor. We ate at the restaurant and for our group it was great. It was also convenient to/from the airport. Lobby bar makes a nice cocktail. And the price wasn't terrible. Overall great experience would return.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Lorraine R wrote a review Jun 2022
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This was my first time staying at a Fairmont Hotel, suffice to say it won't be my last. The staff here at the Fairmont Olympic went above and beyond to accomodate us, the service you get here is exceptional.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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jasoncrh wrote a review Jun 2022
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates402 contributions290 helpful votes
I was here this week for work for two nights. I had last been here in 2016. Overall, this place is still good with a good location. Everybody was very proud of the new bar in the lobby, which unfortunatiely I didnt have time to use. Breakfast in the George was good with plenty of options and high quality food, good service. Rooms were comfortable, but here are my quibbles. This hotel was over $500 a night. At that level I expect certain things. First, there should be some sort of coffee makers in the room. Nespresso would be preferable but Keurig acceptable. Next, at this level, there should be daily housekeeping. I completely understand that there are staffing issue, but at this level of hotel that should be solved. That said, they said if you wanted daily housekeeping, to call and they would do it. So I called in the morning before I left for my meetings, and the person said they would provide housekeeping. I got back to my room at 8:30PM and they just never came. It was tool late by that time so I just dealt, but if the policy is you have to ask, and you ask, then they should do it, especially if they say they will. So I was disappointed by that. Overall, still a nice hotel, but some things to fix to make it great.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Sunny Joseph, General Manager at The Fairmont Olympic Hotel
Responded 6 days ago
Thank you very much for taking the time to write of your recent stay and we are pleased to know it was a good one overall. Our housekeeping team is working very hard to meet guest expectations.
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Alice wrote a review Jun 2022
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Bell service was great, as was laundry. Although kind and courteous several people at the front desk had accents too heavy to understand. The phones in the room were atrocious—so quiet I couldn’t hear when I called anywhere in the hotel, and such poor reception that I couldn’t walk more than 10 feet from the base without it completely giving out. We had a corner suite. The pillows were lumpy, old, not feather/down. Seriously uncomfortable. Duvet was barely enough to keep me warm (we stayed in June). They do not have separate bath and shower rooms anywhere in the hotel. We had only a shower. It was a good shower in terms of space, cleanliness, water pressure and shower head size. The water was hot enough for my taste, which is hard to do, so kudos to them for that. The hotel bar is located right between the entrance and reception desk, which means navigating through the crowd to check in. The hotel’s main restaurant, The George, is gorgeous and the food was excellent. However they are closed on Sundays and Mondays, which was extremely inconvenient. Room service was fine but closes at 10pm, which I wouldn’t have expected. On the night we arrived—with a special-needs child—we did not arrive until 9:30. I told the front desk we had been traveling all day to get to our baby’s hospital appointment, had to go there before check in, hadn’t eaten and could they please call the kitchen and let them know we would need to do a last minute room service order. By the time we actually got into our room it was 9:50. I called literally the moment we walked in the door and was told the kitchen had already begun shut down, and even though it wasn’t actually 10pm they would not be able to make us food. Honestly, I’m appalled. I would understand if it was after 10pm, but it wasn’t even their official close time, and even knowing our situation they weren’t willing to help. My husband wanted to launch and discrimination complaint and I think maybe he was right.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Sunny Joseph, General Manager at The Fairmont Olympic Hotel
Responded 6 days ago
We too are disappointed that your stay did not meet expectations and hope you will give us the opportunity to better serve you in the near future.
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Noelle M wrote a review Jun 2022
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Great location, they have a separate spa penelopeandthebeautybar.com which i recommend. You can tell some parts of the hotel are dated and some remodeled. They have a urban experience fee of 29$ per night which you can't find what it for on their site and when I was checking it they made it seem voluntary. So upon my departure I was surprised to see the charge. Over night parking was $70 and we had to wait an hour to have them pull the car up on sunday. We had I would say bad but really no service when we tried to sit near the bar and grab a drink on a Saturday night. Looked like it would be a beautiful place for a large event space. The pool area was nice, it had dry saunas in the locker rooms, the fitness area looked nice and they had update bikes and equipment.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Linda Diaz wrote a review Jun 2022
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From the moment I walked in I was surrounded by luxury, beauty, and white glove cleanliness! I checked in a bit early due to an early arrival with no issues, every person I encountered was friendly and helpful with no expectations. Truly an experience, this hotel is a 10+, I travel for business so experiencing a top-notch hotel is a remarkable experience. Our business event (3 days) was exceptionally catered, food was outstanding. Breakfast at St. George was fabulous! Minutes from downtown Pike's Place, posh grocery store right across the street. Wow what an experience. Thank you!
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Emily K wrote a review Jun 2022
Birmingham8 contributions1 helpful vote
This hotel is so fancy!! The decor is fabulous and I enjoyed all the amenities! Especially the gym. It’s better than any hotel gym I have been to. The speakeasy had great drinks and a very friendly staff!
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Sunny Joseph, General Manager at The Fairmont Olympic Hotel
Responded 2 weeks ago
We are so pleased that you enjoyed so much of what the Olympic has to offer! Thank you for being our guest.
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Janet M. wrote a review Jun 2022
Calgary, Canada39 contributions8 helpful votes
This hotel is located walking distance to all the action downtown from Pike's Market to Lumen Field. It is a gorgeous hotel with beautiful rooms and excellent service. We visited the pool, it had a very pretty glass roof that brought in the light and made it feel very open and airy.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Response from Sunny Joseph, General Manager at The Fairmont Olympic Hotel
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you for choosing to stay with us and we could not be more pleased to know you enjoyed!
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Rebekah DiMesio wrote a review Jun 2022
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The service at Fairmont Olympic Hotel is absolutely fantastic. From the moment we arrived the bell staff (I wish I remembered their names) were absolutely courteous and friendly. The front desk staff was excellent as well, in particular Laura (I think that was her name) who checked us in was extremely helpful and is a spectacular employee. The same applies to the wonderful Scottish lady who was at the front desk in the morning around 9am of June 16th as well. I’d also like to recognize the lovely elderly Asian male in room dining server who delivered our wine yesterday, he was such a genuine and kind soul. Overall, the hotel itself is stunning to look at and with such excellent service, I will be returning here each time I stay in Seattle.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Your kind words for our hotel and our staff in particular are much appreciated. We will look forward to welcoming you back when returning to Seattle!
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$327 - $521 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Fairmont Olympic Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Fairmont Olympic Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Benaroya Hall (0.2 km), 5th Avenue Theatre (0.09 km), and Seattle Public Library (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Fairmont Olympic Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, an on-site restaurant, and a fitness centre.
Which room amenities are available at The Fairmont Olympic Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and blackout curtains.
What food & drink options are available at The Fairmont Olympic Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, breakfast, and a snack bar during their stay.
Is parking available at The Fairmont Olympic Hotel?
Yes, a parking garage, paid public parking nearby, and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Fairmont Olympic Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Ghost Alley Espresso, Fran's Chocolates, and The Crumpet Shop.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Fairmont Olympic Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Is The Fairmont Olympic Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.1 km away from the centre of Seattle.
Are pets allowed at The Fairmont Olympic Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Fairmont Olympic Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, and Japanese.
Are there any historical sites close to The Fairmont Olympic Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting King Street Station (1.1 km), West Point Lighthouse (7.6 km), and Kurt Cobain's Seattle House (4.1 km).