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The Fairmont Olympic Seattle

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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

Nice, modern rooms in a great location! The staff was very attentive and helpful. I ordered room service in the late evening and really enjoyed the salad and fish and chips that I ordered. There are shops steps away from this hotel along with a ton of restaurant options.

Thank Lori0787
Vancouver, Washington
Reviewed 16 December 2016

The Olympic has recently undergone an extensive renovation. The interior still retains the beauty and gracefulness of days gone by but the new furniture and color scheme communicate a modern vibe. Silver, grays, and yellows grace the property. Beautiful new artwork has been added. Very nice balance of retaining the old but up-dating the overall look. The property is especially...

2Thank PaddyCakeOregon
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Markus T, General Manager at The Fairmont Olympic Seattle, responded to this review

We are so very pleased that you enjoyed your stay so much and that you love the look and feel of our newly renovated guest rooms. We will be sure to pass along your kind words for our staff. Service "beyond reproach" is what we all work hard to do here at The Olympic. Thank you for being our guest...

Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

We stayed at the Fairmont Olympic last night and had such a wonderful stay. The rooms was exquisite and so comfortable and most importantly the staff is phenomenal! Amazing service from absolutely everyone that we worked with. We stayed at the Fairmont in SF for our honeymoon and we stayed at the Fairmont in Victoria when we visited there. All...

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Markus T, General Manager at The Fairmont Olympic Seattle, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful, kind words for our hotel and our staff. This is exactly what we strive for and want our guests to take away from the experience of staying with us. We cannot thank you enough for being a loyal Fairmont guest and we are honored to be your new favorite property! We hope you will return...

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very nice hotel. Great large rooms with all the utilities necessary. bathroom very small though and a bit outdated. Bed absolutely heaven. very large. Airconditioning is good and windows can also be opened. breakfast is good although prices are to steep. $5 for a regular filter coffee from a can? buffet is only sweet/ granola and no eggs. Very good...

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Brandon, Florida
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

They are not up to par with the decor. They will get u to pay for the micro wave or refrig in your room whic i found to be extemely odd when you are paying quite a bit for a luxury hotel. Maybe I wish to drink cold water around the clock. I am certainly not calling down stairs for...

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Markus T, General Manager at The Fairmont Olympic Seattle, responded to this review

We thank you for the feedback and it sounds as if overall you did enjoy your stay. We appreciate your recommendations and will consider them. We are pleased you found our location and service to your liking and thank you very much for being our guest. Regards, Markus Treppenhauer General Manager

Wilmington, Delaware
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Truth in advertising - we love Fairmonts so take this review with a grain of salt! I try not to be TOO biased in my reviews of their properties (this visit marks the 40th Fairmont property we have been to) and I definitely measure them pretty harshly against other Fairmont properties. Having said that, we were THRILLED with out stays...

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Markus T, General Manager at The Fairmont Olympic Seattle, responded to this review

And Fairmont's love you! Your loyalty to Fairmont is so very appreciated and we cannot thank you enough for being such a valued guest for so long now. Visiting 40 Fairmont properties is quite impressive and we are so pleased to be at the top end of the list of favorites. We work very hard to anticipate our guests needs...

Orange County, California
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

We recently spent 4 nights at this hotel for my birthday celebration. This is always our hotel when we visit Seattle, but this was our first visit since the remodel. While I've read here that the new room decor is not to everyone's taste, it's really fine. The chairs and couch are not quite as comfy and overstuffed as the...

Thank Dave M
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you get punted to a high floor with a decent sized room it's a very very comfy place to stay for several nights. Even in a chilly February I found the room a bit stuffy. And the bathroom was small (and given you upgraded me, would a bath have been too much to ask for?). Really good tym. OK...

1Thank Heidbummer
Markus T, General Manager at The Fairmont Olympic Seattle, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write. It sounds as if all in all you enjoyed your stay. Would you be so kind as to contact our Executive Assistant renee.wigner@Fairmont.com so we can make sure your preferences and expectations are better understood and we can make your next stay more memorable. Thank yo again for the feedback and for...

Driftwood, Texas
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pros: The location was great. It's within walking distance to the convention center & pike street market. It was also pretty quite. The staff was really helpful and nice. Cons: the bed wasn't comfortable and you have to pay $25 each for a fridge or microwave. This is probably not a big deal to most people, but I travel a...

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Markus T, General Manager at The Fairmont Olympic Seattle, responded to this review

We thank you for being our guest and good to know that overall you enjoyed our hotel, location and staff. Please let us know if there might be another way we can assist with your dietary needs upon your next stay. Thank you for the feedback. Regards, Markus Treppenhauer General Manager

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came up from Portland for a Seahawks game/ weekend getaway. We loved our suite at The Fairmont, it was the perfect place to return "home" after a long afternoon of fun. We watched the evening games and indulged in a three course room service meal to cap off the night! Very enjoyable stay.

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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: ₹ 16,513 - ₹ 45,661 (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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