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Anchorage, Alaska
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Such a historic spot, we loved it. So much Art Deco everywhere you looked. The rooms have been updated, and have all the amenities that are expected. We loved the teddy bear suite, it's a Christmas tradition. The exercise room and pool were great. The kids loved it. The staff was hospitable and always there to help. The spa was...

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

We thank you so much for your wonderful review of our hotel. Glad that you were able to experience so much of it with your family to create those Christmas traditions. Thank you for taking the time to write and especially for being our guest. Regards, Markus Treppenhauer General Manager

Regina, Canada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've never had a bad stay at the Fairmont Seattle. I was there earlier this week, the 20th to the 22nd. Requested a quiet room --- they upgraded me to a suite! Only disappointment was the Georgian restaurant no longer serves dinner but we had lunch there and it was lovely. Great location right downtown --- airport transit line a...

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

And we look very forward to having you back! Thank you for being a loyal guest and we are so pleased that you enjoyed your time with us and plan to return. Our centralized location does works well for our guests and we thank you so much for the review and for choosing to stay with us. Regards, Markus Treppenhauer...

Tehachapi, California
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I just came to Seattle to attend a funeral on very short notice. While booking our flights, Cathy from the concierge staff took exceptional care of booking all the details for us so we didn't have to worry about a thing. She took care of having a car pick us up from the airport, booked our rental car and had...

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

Cathy is the absolute best at her job isn't she? We will be sure she knows of your kind words for her. We are sorry you had to visit under such circumstances but happy that we were able to take good care of you from our perspective. We look forward to having you back soon. Regards, Markus Treppenhauer General Manager

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I stayed at the Fairmont over thanksgiving for 5 nights and had an amazing experience at this hotel. From start to finish every single person in the hotel was gracious and service oriented. The hotel was beautiful and decorated with fabulous trees for the holidays. The environment in the lobby was warm and inviting. Our room was...

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

We are thrilled that we met and/or exceeded all expectations and that you plan to return to us when back in Seattle. Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a wonderful review and especially for being our guest. Regards, Markus Treppenhauer General Manager

Bellingham
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful hotel ! Very clean immaculate rooms. Original architectural design of this hotel very beautiful, ballrooms, lobby, everything was amazing. Hotel location was very convenient for our theater venue at the 5th Avenue Theater. Loved being able to walk to the theater.

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

Wow, we really appreciate your comments and love when the historic beauty of our property is acknowledged. Thank you so much for choosing us to stay with and for all your kind words. Regards, Markus Treppenhauer General Manager

Washington, DC
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If the fairmont was a ship it would definitely be a queen of the fleet. A regal cut above the rest. Great service and great location. nice amenities in the room and fitness center. I have stayed here twice now and both experiences were excellent. Great "old fashioned" cocktail at the lobby bar too.

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

We very much appreciate your being our guest and for writing such a review. All that you describe is what we strive to be and we thank you for appreciating it. Come stay with us a third time. Regards, Markus Treppenhauer General Manager

Canada
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I have been staying at the Olympic Fairmont for years but I was finding it to be getting a little 'tired'. We haven't been for a year and when we arrived I was pleasantly surprised that the rooms have been updated. Our room was modern with new everything and super comfortable. My wife raves about the pillows,...

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

This kind of review makes us smile. We are thrilled that you approve of the new Guest Rooms and were pleasantly surprised. We will let Danny know of your acknowledgement as well as the rest of the staff. We look forward to seeing you for the next Seahawks game. Regards, Markus Treppenhauer General Manager

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Fairmont at Thanksgiving is like stepping back in time. Think Bing Crosby's Christmas and you'll have a vision of what the lobby looks like- a big beautiful Christmas tree and lots of little ones everywhere along the way. The dining room is gorgeous and the overall city location is perfect. The rooms are a bit small and the suite...

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

We love your vision of our hotel at Christmas and thank you for spending precious family time with us. Our lobby is a destination for many families this time of year and has been the backdrop for many family photos for many years, Yes, parking in the city is expensive but we are in line with all surrounding parking facilities....

Willemstad, Curacao
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is no posher hotel in Seattle than the Fairmont Olympic. As always the beds are comfortable and the entire hotel is dog friendly. Patton learned how to ride an escalator here. It's outside of the Hotel's control, but the neighborhood has become a bit rough. Walking our dog around at night was an exercise of dodging people looking for...

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

We thank you so much for the very kind words for our front desk team, they are amazing. We apologize for your experience outside the hotel and happy to know it won't detour your from returning soon. Wonderful that you enjoyed your experience with us and thank you for writing. Regards, Markus Treppenhauer General Manager

Tucson, Arizona
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well located on University (Avenue?) in downtown Seattle and, it being Christmas and all, the decor was very cozy and inviting. Good interaction with the front desk staff at check in and the room was a mini-suite and of an exceptional standard. If I squinted, I had a view of the space needle but that will disappear soon with all...

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

We are beyond pleased to have met and/or exceeded you expectations and even more pleased that you would recommend us to other TripAdvisor readers and users. It is indeed a wonderful time of year around here at The Olympic and we thank you for staying with us and for your kind words. Regards, Markus Treppenhauer General Manager

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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
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The Georgian
The Georgian
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Airport Transportation
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  • 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: ₹ 15,725 - ₹ 42,818 (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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