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The Fairmont Olympic Hotel

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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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#29 of 117 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
Electric vehicle charging station
Free internet
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Coffee shop
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Taxi service
Spa
Valet parking
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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Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Japanese
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Dream820757 wrote a review 3 Dec
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Stayed at this hotel with my mother for my birthday and was excited to explore Seattle. The location is great - but beyond that it was a disappointment. Beware of the rate you are locking in and add $25 per night for the required 'urban experience' fee that can't be removed and add on top of that the 15.7% room tax and Seattle Tourism Assessment fee. Our room ended up WAY more vs what we expected. The bar area although small is beautiful, but food was average and service was slow. We had to request items at reception to restock coffee and water since they won't come to your room to clean unless requested (totally understandable due to COVID).
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Kelly P wrote a review 1 Dec
San Diego, California5 contributions2 helpful votes
The best thing about this hotel is the bar and bar staff. We had a wonderful time enjoying the restaurant menu and chatting up the many locals and guests who frequent here. Very unfortunately, this is where the magic ends. I would not recommend paying to stay at this hotel, just visit the bar. The bed was awful with major dips and lumpy pillows. The shower lacked water pressure and was a weak stream, cheap fixtures abound. It is an old, old building with lots of charm and horrible reception staff. There is $200 per room authorization fee which I was not informed whatsoever. When I asked about the 400 DOLLARS charged to my credit card, I was told by Patraeza that I lacked common sense and did not have experience staying in fine hotels. Within the first hour upon my arrival, I was repeatedly insulted by reception staff when I asked for clarification about the fees and told it was common practice even though it was never mentioned. Although I reserved adjoining rooms (for a $75 fee) my request was not fulfilled and we had to use card keys to access our kids' separate room. The pool is half the size you would expect and did not have any clean towels. The pool area was totally sloppy with coffee splattered all over the place and used towels strewn everywhere. Certainly not what you would expect of a place that touts presidential visits and luxurious amenities. I felt horrible about my choice to stay here and couldn't wait to leave.
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Response from Sunny Joseph, General Manager at The Fairmont Olympic Hotel
Responded 5 days ago
We are delighted to know you enjoyed the Olympic Bar and thank you for being our guest. We sincerely apologize for the frustrations during your stay and have spoken with the front desk team and feel we did our best to accommodate. We do hope you will give us the opportunity to better serve you in the near future. We appreciate your time and the feedback.
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248vivianb wrote a review Nov 2021
Livingston, Montana40 contributions24 helpful votes
I have been staying at the Olympic since 1980, it has always meant a lot to me. Now L'Accor has downgraded almost anything that can be made less luxurious: toilet paper, towels, food, the Lobby beauty, and blankets on the bed. It distresses me and I am considering not staying with you again. I particularly dislike that the food has been downgraded so much. I understand that you have had a very difficult environment to operate in with Covid.
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JBishop00 wrote a review Nov 2021
Denver, Colorado14 contributions10 helpful votes
This is a classic hotel with a warm, inviting feel and an old world charm. The newly remodeled lobby bar, lounge, reception and grand staircases are a beautiful. The lobby bar is inviting and the service is impeccable. The rooms are updated and the beds and linen of top quality as you would expect. We had dinner at Shuckers, the hotel's very cozy seafood restaurant, and the food was well prepared and the service was attentive but not overbearing.
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Patty P wrote a review Nov 2021
Bellevue, Washington1 contribution
We stayed one night while attending the Seattle Festival of Trees gala. Checkin was amazingly fast and efficient, the room was lovely and clean, and I enjoyed the Le Labo beauty products. We enjoyed a leisurely, delicious breakfast in the beautiful new Olympic bar area, which had a surprisingly large breakfast menu with reasonable prices. It definitely has the feel of a special occasion hotel.
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PRICE RANGE
US$263 - US$616 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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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 Symphony (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 Gelatiamo.
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).