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The Fairmont Olympic Hotel

5 stars
411 University Street, Seattle, WA 98101
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.4
out of 5
198 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

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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

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.

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.

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 (198)

Ratings and reviews for The Fairmont Olympic Hotel

Overall score

4.4 / 5
5.01.0
198 out of 198
Amenities:
4.4
Room cleanliness:
4.7
Hotel staff:
4.6
Room comfort:
4.5
Location:
4.7
Value:
4.2

95% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of The Fairmont Olympic Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Twin super mom
Missoula, Montana
Nov 30, 2010

Fairmont Olympic

The Fairmont is centrally located for shopping and close to the Westlake Mall Monorail station for a quick trip to the Seattle Center. The Seattle Aquarium and Pikes Market are also in walking distance. Hotel is nice and the restaurants are not unreasonably expensive for a downtown hotel location. Look out for the parking fees, however, at $40 per day, we were a bit taken aback. Internet is also expensive. The fitness area and pool are nice for families. Lobby is a bit worn looking, but still nice.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Walk to the Westlake Mall to catch the Monorail to the Seattle Center, which includes the Space Needle, Pacific Science Center, and Experience Music Project.

Review of The Fairmont Olympic Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Jeeves37
Seattle, WA, USA
Mar 5, 2012

Great Stay

It was only a 1 night stay but the evening was excellent. Very friendly staff, comfortable bed, great amenities. I would definitely stay here again.

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

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Tippey
Kcmo
Jul 8, 2012

Good location

Overall good place. Lobby great. Rooms are close to needing updates and carpet replaced. Staff was great.

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

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
vancouver, BC
Mar 23, 2010

Expected a bit more

very close to all the stores and restaurants. not far from the ocean. I would have enjoyed my stay a bit more if the room layout was similar to the ones on the pictures. Definitely not worth the price to get a bigger room.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
3
Money-saving tip: In Hotel

If the view is important to you and you dont want to spend too much money, and dont care about the pool. I would stay at the edgewater hotel. our friends were staying there and its amazing.

Review of The Fairmont Olympic Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
nmcc3
Bryn Mawr, PA
Feb 19, 2013

Great hotel, but haphazard food service

Wonderful hotel: good location in center of Seattle, large rooms, recently renovated, glorious lobby, and very good staff. However, food service can be haphazard. We were there over Presidents' Day weekend, and the (only) two restaurants in the hotel were completely booked. On Sunday morning, the wait was 30 minutes for breakfast in the one restaurant open. And on Sunday evening, the hotel was doing repairs in the kitchen, so no hot food was available in the larger restaurant or the lobby bar. Available restaurants seem few for a hotel of this size, and doing repairs to the kitchen during business hours over a long weekend seems like poor management.

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

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Julz
Portland, Oregon
Aug 22, 2011

Excellent location

The staff was exceptional - very knowledgably and helpful. The location is perfect. It is very close to everything we wanted to do, but just off of the business of the Warf. Our air conditioning was not working when we arrived. But, a quick phone call to the front desk had it fixed within 15 minutes. The room was very quiet and we didn't even notice the street noise. Only drawback - no coffee machine in the room. So, we had to get dressed to go to the lobby when all we wanted to do was stay in bed and relax.

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

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Bellingham, WA
May 28, 2009

Old World beauty & customer service

Great price for a five star hotel. The lobby was beautiful and our room had all the little touches a high end hotel provides (turn down service, marble countertops, plush robes & slippers). Front desk staff addressed you by name and the health club/swimming pool staff was superb. Wish we could have stayed longer!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Money-saving tip: In Hotel

Free brewed coffee located by the pool on the second floor. Room service charges $8 for a small pot, plus $3.50 delivery charge and 20% service charge. If all you need is a cup of coffee, head down to the pool area.

Review of The Fairmont Olympic Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
DebG
Anchorage, AK, USA
Nov 7, 2011

Weekend In Seattle.

My husband and I have stayed in dozens of hotels in Seattle. This was one of the best! The staff were friendly and professional, the room was gorgeous, and the location was perfect for shopping, restaurants, etc. The metro station is only one block away, so we were able to take the train from the airport easily. I would highly recommend this hotel

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
T&S T
Garland Tx
Jun 22, 2011

Fairmont Olympic Seattle

Easy to find,excellent staffing,clean rooms,excellent eating,grand appearance. The best of the best in Seattle. Heads up on parking.There are additional charges.Lower places available can not match this hotel's service.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Time-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

It is around hilly area. Even long walks are manageble.

Review of The Fairmont Olympic Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Maryellen Hayes
Benicia, CA 94510
Sep 22, 2009

The Olympic Experience

The Acoomodations were great; the service outstanding, and we felt pampered during our entire stay.

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