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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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Beautiful Hotel, terrific service

Jan 21, 2020 followthefive5

I try to stick with Marriott properties for work travel for the points but every December I go to Seattle for work and HAVE to stay at the Fairmont. It is a GORGEOUS property with such beautiful holiday decor an large, spacious rooms. They always leave me just the best little treats and a handwritten note and it's those touches that make me forego… Read more
I try to stick with Marriott properties for work travel for the points but every December I go to Seattle for work and HAVE to stay at the Fairmont. It is a GORGEOUS property with such beautiful holiday decor an large, spacious rooms. They always leave me just the best little treats and a handwritten note and it's those touches that make me forego my loyalty points with Marriott! Fairmont also has the best soaps and lotions and comfortable robes and slippers. Food is always solid as well and this property is in a great location. I can't wait to return every time I stay there! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Wonderful and pleasant stay!

Jan 20, 2020 theyli

We booked through the Luxury Hotel & Resort Collection offered by Chase Sapphire Reserve. All the extra amenities were honored without any issue. We were upgraded to a suite which was lovely, quiet and clean. Nice pool and jacuzzi. Spacious locker rooms in the health club with full amenities (also a sauna). The service was excellent and personal.… Read more
We booked through the Luxury Hotel & Resort Collection offered by Chase Sapphire Reserve. All the extra amenities were honored without any issue. We were upgraded to a suite which was lovely, quiet and clean. Nice pool and jacuzzi. Spacious locker rooms in the health club with full amenities (also a sauna). The service was excellent and personal. All service requests fulfilled in a timely fashion. Decent food at the Shuckers. Special shoutout to the fantastic Shira from concierge for her persistent trying to get us a reservation at a popular restaurant. Unfortunately due to remodeling, we did not get to experience the lobby and the Georgian. I would say unless you don’t mind spending thrice the money on Four Seasons, this is overall the best hotel in downtown Seattle. Read less
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Jan 14, 2020 DacaL_13 Northern Virginia, Virginia

My organization hosted a meeting at the Fairmont. The service, facilities, and food were excellent. The hotel lobby and meeting facilities closed shortly after our meeting for a major remodel. I stayed on a day after the main lobby closed and the hotel continued to offer the same high level of service. The hotel is in a great location and is… Read more
My organization hosted a meeting at the Fairmont. The service, facilities, and food were excellent. The hotel lobby and meeting facilities closed shortly after our meeting for a major remodel. I stayed on a day after the main lobby closed and the hotel continued to offer the same high level of service. The hotel is in a great location and is very clean. I would recommend this hotel for those interested in a historic stay with wonderful service in a great location. Read less
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Jan 13, 2020 marytoronto2019 Toronto, Canada

I always prefer to book direct with a hotel. And generally have found hotels will price match. This time I booked our 4 night stay directly as a Fairmont Member and unfortunately booked a non-refundable rate. If I’d booked through an online third party provider it would have been $20US+ cheaper a night. When I asked, their systems would not allow… Read more
I always prefer to book direct with a hotel. And generally have found hotels will price match. This time I booked our 4 night stay directly as a Fairmont Member and unfortunately booked a non-refundable rate. If I’d booked through an online third party provider it would have been $20US+ cheaper a night. When I asked, their systems would not allow a price match. Then I discovered an additional charge: Urban Experience Fee, at $20US a night (which we were not informed about until checkout). So be aware of the costs and restrictions when booking through Fairmont’s ACCOR system. Our stay at the Olympic Seattle was as always very reliable. Great location. But I will check for best prices and the ability to cancel in future. A good learning for me. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Fabulous hotel and Incredible service!

Jan 11, 2020 CLA333 Lake tahoe

This is a very special place - beautiful and full of history! The staff is very helpful and friendly. Quiet and comfortable and nice, exquisite rooms. We upgraded to a suite and it was spacious and comfortable. The food in incredible! Great seafood in Shuckers and a nice bar in the lobby. We wanted to try the tea, but ran out of time. It looked… Read more
This is a very special place - beautiful and full of history! The staff is very helpful and friendly. Quiet and comfortable and nice, exquisite rooms. We upgraded to a suite and it was spacious and comfortable. The food in incredible! Great seafood in Shuckers and a nice bar in the lobby. We wanted to try the tea, but ran out of time. It looked wonderful! This hotel is in a great location for walking to Pike Place and incredible shopping and restaurants. They also have a complimentary car to drop off and pick up close by. We love it here and will come back soon. A great experience! Absolutely wonderful! Read less