The Fairmont Olympic Hotel

5 stars
411 University Street, Seattle, WA 98101
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.5
out of 5
195 reviews
Fantastic stay

Every member of the Fairmont team we encountered was professional, friendly, warm and welcoming.... See full review

  • Kiwi12
  • Jul 9, 2014
Amazing staff

Amazing staff who helps me setting up the non-functioning GPS of the rental car! Thanks dearly fo... See full review

  • swong
  • Jan 30, 2014
Award-winning service and luxury in Seattle's historical surroundings
Built in 1924, the Fairmont Olympic Seattle hotel is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The property was fully restored in the 1980s and renovated in 2005. Thus, guests enjoy the full charm of the vintage building along with the comforts of a modern hotel. The Fairmont Olympic Seattle hotel showcases elegant style and service, offering comfort to all kinds of guests. Children receive their own menu in all restaurants and cookies and milk at bedtime.
Highlights
  • Circa-1924 building listed on the National Register of Historic Places
  • Luxurious bedding and bath amenities
  • Full-service fitness center
  • On-site dining
Rooms
Traditional appointments, including dark-wood furniture, skirted beds and comfortable seating, underscore the Fairmont Olympic Seattle hotel's approach to guest comfort. All rooms feature a courtyard or city view and functional windows. Down pillows and duvets adorn beds. Dressing areas and working desks complete the package. Suites, which measure 450 to 490 square feet, offer city views and enough space for meetings or private entertaining.
Features
Elegance and luxury mark the Fairmont Olympic Seattle Hotel. Beautiful plantings surround the restored vintage building, built in Italian Renaissance style. Inside, tradition reigns. Tradition is amply evident in the lobby, which boasts ornate carved pillars, overstuffed furniture and a grand double staircase. Fairmont Olympic Seattle Hotel provides impeccable service.
Dining
Shuckers, opened in the 1930s, is one of Seattle's oldest oyster bars. Shuckers offers 13 varieties of the bivalve, as well as fresh seafood and local artisan beers. Georgian, a formal restaurant, offers a European translation of Pacific Northwest cuisine, as well as afternoon tea. Terrace, the lobby piano bar at the Fairmont Olympic Seattle hotel, serves light fare and sophisticated cocktails.
Transportation
  • Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (14.7 mi/23.5 km)
  • Boeing Field/King County International Airport (5.3 mi/8.5 km)
  • Sound Transit Link Light Rail University Street station (0.1 mi/0.2 km)
  • Downtown Airporter shuttle service (fees apply)
Attractions
  • Pike Place Market (0.5 mi/0.8km)
  • Seattle Aquarium (0.7 mi/1.1 km)
  • Space Needle (1.1 mi/1.76 km)
  • Seattle Center (1.7 mi/2.7 km)
Business
  • 25,010 square feet of meeting space
  • 13 meeting rooms accommodate up to 750 people
  • Video and teleconferencing capabilities
  • Business center with fax, copy and secretarial services
Policies and fees
  • Non-refundable rates will be charged the full amount for all nights booked. Regular reservations will be billed one night's room and tax for late cancellations.
  • Valet parking fee is $42 USD
  • Self parking fee is $34 USD

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

The Fairmont Olympic Hotel Rooms

Fairmont Room
Fairmont rooms are intimate rooms with traditional elegant decor. The rooms feature a spacious ensuite bathroom, cozy dressing area and a working desk.
Deluxe Room
Deluxe rooms are spacious, comfortable accommodations that feature a traditional elegant decor. All Deluxe rooms offer an intimate sitting area and a well-equipped working desk. There is also an expansive ensuite bathroom with a comfortable dressing area.
Executive Suite
Executive Suites are well-appointed and offer partial privacy for business meetings or they can be used as hospitality suites for small groups. Executive Suites feature one elegantly furnished bedroom with a spacious ensuite bathroom and adjacent dressing area. The bedroom is separated from the living room by draped French doors. The luxurious living room is furnished with a love seat and one plush armchair.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Pool
General
Concierge
Pet friendly
Activities
Pool
Fitness Center
Dining
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Business center
Conference facilities
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

Hotel Map

47.6083 -122.3347
Area served
Downtown Seattle.
Nearby airports
Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.
Area description
The Fairmont Olympic Hotel is ideally located in the heart of Seattle, footsteps from the city's most exciting attractions, including the famous Pike Place Market, Seattle Waterfront and Space Needle, plus a multitude of museums, theaters, shops and restaurants.

Nearby points of interest

  • Seattle Art Museum: 0.2 mi
  • Omnidome Film Experience: 0.4 mi
  • Pike Place Market: 0.4 mi
  • Frye Art Museum: 0.5 mi
  • CenturyLink Field: 0.9 mi
  • Port of Seattle: 0.9 mi
  • Pacific Science Center: 1.1 mi
  • Space Needle: 1.1 mi
  • Experience Music Project: 1.1 mi
  • Seattle Children's Museum: 1.2 mi
  • Safeco Field: 1.2 mi
  • Key Arena: 1.3 mi
  • Seattle Asian Art Museum: 1.8 mi
  • Bruce Lee Grave Site: 2.1 mi
  • Gasworks Park: 2.5 mi
  • Seattle Art Museum: 0.2 mi
  • Omnidome Film Experience: 0.4 mi
  • Pike Place Market: 0.4 mi
  • Frye Art Museum: 0.5 mi
  • CenturyLink Field: 0.9 mi
  • Port of Seattle: 0.9 mi
  • Pacific Science Center: 1.1 mi
  • Space Needle: 1.1 mi
  • Experience Music Project: 1.1 mi
  • Seattle Children's Museum: 1.2 mi
  • Safeco Field: 1.2 mi
  • Key Arena: 1.3 mi
  • Seattle Asian Art Museum: 1.8 mi
  • Bruce Lee Grave Site: 2.1 mi
  • Gasworks Park: 2.5 mi
  • Washington Park Arboretum: 2.6 mi
  • Museum of History and Industry: 3 mi
  • Husky Stadium: 3.3 mi
  • Alaska Airlines Arena at Hec Edmundson Pavilion: 3.4 mi
  • Henry Art Gallery: 3.5 mi
  • Burke Museum of Natural History: 3.8 mi
  • Woodland Park Zoo: 4.2 mi
  • Ballard Locks and Botanical Garden: 5.1 mi
  • Discovery Park: 5.6 mi
  • Museum of Flight: 6.5 mi

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
The Fairmont Olympic is Seattle's premier meeting place. Featuring 25,010 square feet of meeting and function space, including thirteen meeting rooms, The Fairmont Olympic lends an air of prestige to any gathering, from 12 to 750.

Dining

The Georgian
The Georgian, now celebrating its 20th year rated as a AAA 4 Diamond restaurant, features French-inspired Northwest cuisine prepared by Executive Chef Gavin Stephenson in Seattle's premier dining room.
Shuckers
Boasting the beautifully carved oak paneling and unique tin ceiling of the haberdashery it once was in the 1930's, Shuckers is one of Seattle's oldest and most pre-eminent oyster bars. With a daily menu featuring a selection of fresh fish and seafood, Shuckers brims with 13 different kinds of oysters prepared nine different ways and features local artisan micro brews.
The Terrace
A sophisticated piano bar located in the heart of the main lobby, The Terrace offers an ample selection of refined refreshments. Sip exotic martinis, famous champagnes and ports, indulgent coffees and cocktails of every description while savoring hors d'oeuvres and other tempting bites. Thursday through Saturday features live piano music during cocktail hour starting at 6:00pm.
In-Room Dining
In-Room Dining is available 24-hours a day to cater to your every need. With a broad menu including selections for breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert, late night, large parties, as well as options for children - there's something for every appetite and occasion.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1200

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (195)

Ratings and reviews for The Fairmont Olympic Hotel

Overall score

4.5 / 5
5.01.0
195 out of 195
Amenities:
4.4
Room cleanliness:
4.7
Hotel staff:
4.6
Room comfort:
4.6
Location:
4.8
Value:
4.2

95% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of The Fairmont Olympic Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Kiwi12
San Francisco
Jul 9, 2014

Fantastic stay

Every member of the Fairmont team we encountered was professional, friendly, warm and welcoming. Our stay was unfortunately less than 24 hours but during that time we enjoyed the gym/pool facilities twice and dined at Shucker's. My entire family loved staying at this property and experienced everything you would expect/enjoy from a 5 star property. Thank you Fairnont Olympic!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Review of The Fairmont Olympic Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
mamabear4L
San Francisco
Apr 8, 2014

great family getawy

great location for a city tour, close to everywhere you want to visit in Seattle. the room was good but the first day we checked in, we found some crackers on the floor and sofa, which is a little negative for its reputation.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of The Fairmont Olympic Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
swong
Hong Kong
Jan 30, 2014

Amazing staff

Amazing staff who helps me setting up the non-functioning GPS of the rental car! Thanks dearly fo that!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of The Fairmont Olympic Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Tall Dad
Seattle
Jan 28, 2014

Fine for the price, but not amazing

It's a 5 star hotel, so no doubt that its a very nice place to stay. But is it the best 5 star or considerably better than a W or Westin. Not really. We had a very nice stay, but not worth the extra premium.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of The Fairmont Olympic Hotel

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Petersjr
Tucson, AZ, USA
Dec 29, 2013

Beautiful Hotel but, Lacking in Customer Service

The Fairmont is a Beautiful Holtel in an excellent location. Thier customer service is severly lacking. We called the front desk several times about a large barking dog that sounded like it was in the room next door. We were informed that The Fairmont was a pet friendly hotel. We were also told that if we didn't like the dog barking and keeping us awake, we could move to another room. We had been there for several days and were well settled into our room and did not want the hassel of moving that late at night. We do not understand why, if this is a pet friendly hotel, the pets can't all be on one floor so that only the pet owners are inconvienced not other guests. The solution to our problem should have been for the Hotel to move the offending dog and family to another location, not to expect us to pack up and move. I consider that very lously customer service and for that reason will probably never stay there again even though this has been our Hotel choice for our semi-annual trip to Seatle for years. I'm sure we can find another Hotel with better customer service.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
2
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

The Brooklyn Seafood and Steak House is a great restaurant with wonderful service.

Review of The Fairmont Olympic Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Jim Cricket
Portland, OR
Dec 6, 2013

Very nice

Hotel restuarants were great, we ate in both. Room was large, clean, and well equipped. Hall way carpets showed wear. Very helpful staff

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of The Fairmont Olympic Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Andie4
Chicano,il
Nov 13, 2013

Wonderful

Hotel was beautiful. Loved the ambiance and the history of the hotel. Do recommend this hotel to stay at. All staff was friendly and helpful

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of The Fairmont Olympic Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Roxy of San Rafael
San Rafael, Ca
Nov 12, 2013

Great stay in the heart of Seattle

The Fairmont Olympic Hotel is a beautiful hotel. The staff was excellent and our room was spotless. The room is perfectly laid out and comfortable with very high end touches. My only complaint was the size of the beds....when I booked the room it was for three-2 adults and a teenager. I assumed they would be queen size beds but I believe they were double. Also, the prices on the items stocked in the mini refrigerator were higher than most. The bottled water was $8/bottle. When we went to get our rental car on the first day, the valet's had left 2 fresh cookies and milk....nice touch. I would definately stay there again. The location was PERFECT!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of The Fairmont Olympic Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Super eye doctor
Business
Scottsdale, AZ
Oct 27, 2013

Business trip

The heater was hard to adjust. The bathroom was dated. All else good great marks to the concierge staff. The outside noise (sirens) was disruptive but this is due to the great location.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Brooklyn restaurant and pikes market.

Review of The Fairmont Olympic Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
A1Bert
Albuquerque, NM
Oct 18, 2013

AWESOME HOTEL!!!!!

I wish Fairmont was in every big city! Everything was awesome!!!! I was surprised that such a hotel existed in these times. My husband and I loved everything about it. Great location. We walked everywhere. Hotel employees were so helpful in every thing we asked for.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
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