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“Still a grand dame hotel in every way.” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Fairmont Olympic Seattle

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The Fairmont Olympic Seattle
Ranked #20 of 102 Hotels in Seattle
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New York, NY
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115 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Still a grand dame hotel in every way.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2012

Wonderful old-world decor with modern conveniences and terrific service. I love a psh older hotel, and the Olympic delivers in every regard. The elegant, spacious lobby is everything a modern corporate hotel aspires to be - a great place to read with a cup f tea, a grand yet welcoming public space.

Our room was handsome, with a nice view up 5th Avenue. Nicely appointed with a lovely bath that had everything one needed or wanted.

The parking valets came up with our car in seconds, and always asked if we needed directions. Small touches, but always appreciated.

I would happily stay here on any future trip to Seattle.

  • Stayed March 2012
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2012

The Fairmont Olympic Hotel is situated in a elegant building in the centre of Seattle, that used to be the University of Washington.
Elegant and stylish this is probably the best hotel in Seattle.
I was surprised at the lack of attention or greeting from the doorman (twice) but the courteous and rapid check in at Reception restored my initial perception of the hotel. The Concierge was also helpful.
The only restaurant The Georgian Room is immaculate with good service and excellent food.
Rooms are comfortable and the maids do an excellent job keeping the room and bathroom in top condition. There is very little to fault at this hotel, which maintains high standards.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled on business
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2012

The Fairmont Olympic is a fantastic hotel in the old, grand style. When you think of hotels from the early 1900's, you think of appointments that are a little shabby at best but at the Fairmont Olympic, that's just not the case. Everything is first-rate as far as being kept up and the idea of service to the guests is apparently drilled into the staff. One staff member saw me headed toward an elevator so she deviated from her path to beat me to the elevator door and asked me if she should press "up or down, sir?" Are you kidding me? I just don't expect that sort of thing for any price these days. The spa is great, the Georgian dining room is fantastic for dinner and brunch, Shuckers restaurant on the lower level is great for seafood lovers. There are cheaper sleeps and eats in Seattle but none better.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2012

Service is excellent. Food is great. Rooms are clean. 6th time at this hotel with our children, always a pleasure.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2012

We've stayed at this location multiple times with our 3 girls. The hotel is top notch, service is fabulous! It is walking distance from downtown shopping, restaurants & hot spots.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with family
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Additional Information about The Fairmont Olympic Seattle

Property: The Fairmont Olympic Seattle
Address: 411 University St., Seattle, WA 98101-2507
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Region: United States > Washington > Seattle
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Spa Hotel in Seattle
#11 Business Hotel in Seattle
#13 Luxury Hotel in Seattle
#14 Green Hotel in Seattle
#16 Family Hotel in Seattle
#18 Romantic Hotel in Seattle
Price range (per night): ₹ 13,885 - ₹ 34,236
Hotel Class:5 star — The Fairmont Olympic Seattle 5*
Number of rooms: 450
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 
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