Fairmont Olympic Hotel in Seattle

Seattle, USA

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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

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

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).

Resort fee of $29 plus tax per room, per night, is applicable (payable locally, fee subject to change). 

Resort fee includes:- Complimentary WiFi access - Access to 7,000 international newspapers and magazines with the Press Reader application - In-room bottled water and coffee machine - Access to the health club, Peloton bikes, indoor heated swimming pool, hot tub, yoga mats and sauna - Access to hotel BMW bikes - Daily sparkling wine masterclass - Toast at the George - Coffee credit at 4th Avenue Coffee House (up to $5 per night). Resort fee inclusions are subject to change and availability. 

*Denotes local charge.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Old world luxury

Mar 3, 2024 76jeanq Boston, Massachusetts

The staff at the Fairmont are the best ever. Service is superb. The hotel building is gorgeous and the lobby is welcoming. The George restaurant is beautiful - I felt transported to a different more genteel time. We had a lovely breakfast but unfortunately didn’t have time to eat dinner. Seattle has so many amazing food options. The… Read more
The staff at the Fairmont are the best ever. Service is superb. The hotel building is gorgeous and the lobby is welcoming. The George restaurant is beautiful - I felt transported to a different more genteel time. We had a lovely breakfast but unfortunately didn’t have time to eat dinner. Seattle has so many amazing food options. The location is fantastic just a few minutes walk to Pike Narket, Nordstrom’s. The ferries or pioneer Square. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Another amazing visit to the Fairmont

Mar 3, 2024 tmw0111 Los Angeles, California

Have stayed at the Fairmont many times and this visit did not disappoint. My room was amazing (and I was fortunate to get an upgrade to a Junior Suite) while the service from everyone (room service, bar staff, front desk, coffee shop) was fantastic. Great location, very comfortable and amazing service - you can’t go wrong at the Fairmont Olympic… Read more
Have stayed at the Fairmont many times and this visit did not disappoint. My room was amazing (and I was fortunate to get an upgrade to a Junior Suite) while the service from everyone (room service, bar staff, front desk, coffee shop) was fantastic. Great location, very comfortable and amazing service - you can’t go wrong at the Fairmont Olympic in Seattle. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Fantastic stay

Feb 27, 2024 Heather A Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania

Fantastic stay. Well appointed room delicious food and great service. Location was walkable for NWFG show. Excellent assistance when I needed to change check in and departure. Safe and easy to get around and staff was helpful in making recommendations.
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Feb 25, 2024 John H

Wonderful. Excellent service. Great room and amazing bar. Loved my stay. My favorite hotel in Seattle. Centrally located, elegant, a place to see and be seen. Was upgraded at no charge, had a delicious drink each night at the bar, and was able to both enjoy the hotel and get a lot of work done from my room. Wonderful stay.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating beautiful building, run down rooms, disappointing service

Feb 22, 2024 DayTrip28988305431

I'm not sure if they were unprepared for the holiday weekend but our stay at the Fairmont Olympic was underwhelming to say the least. While the building, lobby and bar are incredibly beautiful and historic, the rooms could use a bit of a refresh, especially since both my partner and I were scratched by large upholstery staples sticking out of the… Read more
I'm not sure if they were unprepared for the holiday weekend but our stay at the Fairmont Olympic was underwhelming to say the least. While the building, lobby and bar are incredibly beautiful and historic, the rooms could use a bit of a refresh, especially since both my partner and I were scratched by large upholstery staples sticking out of the chairs in the room. There were multiple room-service carts and trays left in the hallways overnight that began to smell before cleaned up. I found the people at the door, the valet and the cleaning staff to be very friendly and accommodating, but the Manager of this location was extremely condescending when I had questions about multiple pre-authorizations on my card. There also seems to be several miscommunications between the Front Desk and the rest of their staff, since we would have to call them multiple times, over the course of a couple of hours, for extra pillows and water, as well it frequently took longer than 20 minutes for the valet to pull around the car. That's excluding the time spent on hold just waiting for the front desk. Also definitely skip the George, very expensive for weak coffee, barely edible breakfast, and rude staff. Was glad that they were too busy the night before (yet only had three groups sat), so we weren't disappointed with our first meal in Seattle. in addition the response to my google review was worse than no response at all. If you’re going to just have a toothless apology that doesn’t address the issue said, it would be better to skip it. Read less