Fairmont Olympic Hotel in Seattle

Seattle, Seattle & Washington State

The hotel

A landmark property ideally located in Downtown Seattle, The Fairmont Olympic Hotel is one of the city’s best loved luxury hotels. Recently renovated, this hotel offers nearly a century of luxury service standards, while melding classic elegance with mid-century modern room décor. The AAA 4 Diamond Georgian Restaurant serves delicious French-inspired Northwest Cuisine, in the exquisite surrounds of Seattle’s premier dining room. There’s live jazz on Friday and Saturday nights, and even an exclusive space where up to 12 guests can relax and enjoy their own private dinner party. If you fancy something slightly more casual, head to Shuckers Oyster Bar to sample some fresh premium quality seafood and local artisan microbrews. The authentic carved oak panelling and 1930s tin ceiling make the Shuckers experience all the more unique!

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Babysitting service
  • Room Service
  • Valet parking
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Close to City Centre
  • Restaurant

Where is it

Located in downtown Seattle. Transfer time from Seattle airport: 35 minutes.

Hotel information

450 room and suites. All with air-conditioning, flat screen LCD TV, safe, alarm/clock radio, CD player, WiFi*, telephone, tea kettle, coffee maker, bathrobes, mini-bar, iron and board, and hairdryer. Deluxe Rooms with 1 king-size or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

Executive Suites feature a bedroom with spacious ensuite bathroom and adjacent dressing area, separated from the living room by draped French doors. The living room is furnished with a loveseat and armchair. This suite offers 1 king-size bed and a sofabed, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

Deluxe Executive Suites have a larger living area with a loveseat, two armchairs and a well-equipped working desk. This suite offers 1 king-size bed and sofabed, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

The Georgian Restaurant (French-inspired Northwest cuisine). Shuckers (serving fresh seafood), The Terrace Lounge (live music Thu–Sat). Penelope & The Beauty Bar. Health club and spa featuring a swimming pool, whirlpool, saunas and fitness area. Penelope & The Beauty Bar (treatments*). 24-hour room service*. Business centre. WiFi*. Babysitting services*. Gift shop. Laundry/dry-cleaning services*. Self-parking $37, valet parking $47, plus tax per night (both payable locally, subject to change).

*Denotes local charge.

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Jul 17, 2019 vanessaperrin101 Portland, Oregon

This hotel was in the perfect location to see the space needle, pop museum, garden and the market. We walked everywhere! The staff was friendly and helpful. Our room was very clean and had everything we could need to make our stay relaxing. I would stay there again if I am in town!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A cheapskate hotel

Jul 14, 2019 adriantanzy

1) Hotel charges handling fees for parcel collections 2) Loss a jacket which front desk said will check and email but till now didn't. 3) Level 5 lift lobby smells cigarettes and aisle smell pee. 4) Double bed room is not queen size bed
Image of the Tripadvisor rating MOBILITY CHALLENGED -- BEWARE

Jul 10, 2019 michaelkF32KN Las Vegas, United States

Prior to a cruise from Seattle, our cruise line -- Holland America -- booked us into The Fairmount Olympic. The HAL Charge was outlandish so we cancelled their reservation and made one of our own at half the price. WHAT A MISTAKE!!! Both wife and I are mobility impaired. The Htel is beautiful and is an historic building. Their desk clerk… Read more
Prior to a cruise from Seattle, our cruise line -- Holland America -- booked us into The Fairmount Olympic. The HAL Charge was outlandish so we cancelled their reservation and made one of our own at half the price. WHAT A MISTAKE!!! Both wife and I are mobility impaired. The Htel is beautiful and is an historic building. Their desk clerk apparently lacked observation powers as my wife was walking with a walker and me with a cane. She put us in a room the furtherest from the elevator on the floor. The bellman assisting us took one look at my wife who had paled from the walk and was obviously in discomfort, called the front desk and made clesr that a room closer to elevators was a MUST. He was a G-dsend and I wish I could remember his name. We moved to a room a few steps from the elevator. The hotel has a very nice lounge area that are up steps and a breakfast area that is up many more steps. There are NO RAMPS for walkers, wheelchairs, or for people who have difficulty with steps. If enough people need handicap access the the cocierge will ask security to "put out the ramps" but for individual customers going to the breakfast room, you are taken through back hallways behind the kitchen through areas where garbage cans, soiled linen, and other extraneous kitchen "stuff" is stored. If you were looking forward to breakfast, the odors and scenery were enough to turn off an appetite. We are told that the installation of ramps would not be prohibited by the historic nature of the property inasmuch as ADA is a National Requirement. Ramps would not damage the beautiful marble steps, simply cover a very small portion of them. It is apparent that the Fairmont ownership JUST DOESN'T WANT TO DO IT!!! So, if you are mobility challenged, stay somewhere else where your needs are pleasantly accommodated and go look at the Fairmont - it is worth seeing butv not staying at. Read less
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Jul 7, 2019 thaywood12 Victoria, Canada

We had the most amazing time at the Olympic Hotel! We traveled from Victoria, BC, with our border collie, and stayed for four days with the hotel. Everyday my husband and I indulged in the fabulous breakfast buffet at The Georgian (great value $33 for full buffet, coffee, juice, etc!), and most late nights for a drink at The Terrance. The servers… Read more
We had the most amazing time at the Olympic Hotel! We traveled from Victoria, BC, with our border collie, and stayed for four days with the hotel. Everyday my husband and I indulged in the fabulous breakfast buffet at The Georgian (great value $33 for full buffet, coffee, juice, etc!), and most late nights for a drink at The Terrance. The servers were excellent, and offered wonderful stories and remembered us each night. Having the dog was no problem at all, as all staff, and most other patrons, were very dog friendly folk! We did not dine at Shuckers this time around- but we did during our last visit and it was just as good as the other dining outlets. We used the Fairmont car service to get a ride further into town and enjoy a fancy dinner out, they even offered to pick us back up! Overall, lovely lovely place, and very dog friendly! Can't wait to go back! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Comfortable, quiet, great service.

Jul 7, 2019 Doug H Portland, Oregon

We stayed here during a family trip to Seattle. It offered a very comfortable room and facilities that could occupy our young grandsons. The staff were attentive to our needs and made very good suggestions for restaurants. The hotel is fairly centrally located within walking distance of most of the sights we were interested in visiting. We ate one… Read more
We stayed here during a family trip to Seattle. It offered a very comfortable room and facilities that could occupy our young grandsons. The staff were attentive to our needs and made very good suggestions for restaurants. The hotel is fairly centrally located within walking distance of most of the sights we were interested in visiting. We ate one meal in Shuckers Restaurant which had good seafood. They have a quiet bar for conversation and a pleasant restaurant where we had breakfast, again with great service plus good food. We would stay here again if visiting Seattle. Read less