Fairmont Olympic Hotel  5 stars

411 University Street, Seattle, United States, 98101  show mapSave
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Editorial review:

This amazing Italian Renaissance hotel has an old-world charm and stunning public spaces. The service is top-notch and the indoor pool is very attractive. The beds are comfortable and the Georgian Room restaurant is divine.

Verified Reviews:

  • Central location - Breakfast was expensive - Free shuttle service - Rooms are in excellent condition
  • Room was very clean - Comfortable king size bed - Nice sitting area and desk - One night of parking was $28
  • Close to the cruise pier - Front desk staff and concierge staff are very friendly - Lovely indoor pool
  • Service was excellent - Room only has a minibar - No microwave, no coffee pot - Great breakfast
  • Walking distance of the downtown hub - Room was spacy enough - Free wireless internet

Overview

The four-star Fairmont Olympic Hotel Seattle is comfortably nestled in the downtown Seattle, facing the Bainbridge Island and the sea.

The property provides splendid Italian Renaissance architecture and up-to-date facilities.

All 450 guest rooms and suites are completed with traditional elegant décor and spacious en suite bathroom.

There are three restaurants, the Georgian, chic Shuckers and the sophisticated Terrace bar.

The business center features wireless high-speed internet technology and state-of-the-art video-conferencing capabilities. The spacious 11 meeting rooms can accommodate up to 750 people in 2,300sqm of event space.

The Health Club includes a swimming pool, whirlpool, cardio machines and men's and women's locker rooms and saunas, as well as premiere spa and wellness center.

Year renovated   2006.  Number of floors   11.  Number of rooms   450.

City Center Seattle - 1000 ft
Airports Kenmore Air Harbor SPB (LKE) - 1.5 mi, Boeing Field/King County International Airport (BFI) - 5.1 mi
Train Stations Auburn Station - 21.4 mi
Bus stop - 400 ft
Restaurants Purple Cafe (cuisine: Eclectic) - 200 ft, Shucker's (cuisine: Seafood) - 200 ft
Parks Freeway Park - 900 ft, Seattle Theater Group- Paramount - 2100 ft

Rooms

The property provides facilities for guests with disabilities and non-smoking rooms.

Fairmont Rooms include cozy dressing areas and work desk.

Deluxe Rooms feature intimate sitting area and down pillows.

Executive Suites are fitted with separate living room and plush armchair.

Corner Suites are completed with two large marble bathrooms and dining table up to six guests.

The Cascade Suite provide large windows overlooking Seattle's financial center and spacious parlor.

Dining options

The Georgian Restaurant serves French-inspired Northwest cuisine and regional wine list and is open for breakfast from 6.30am till 10am and for lunch and dinner from 11.30am to 10pm.

Shuckers with beautiful oak paneling and unique tin ceiling offers selection of fresh fish, seafood and thirteen kinds of oysters.

The Terrace piano bar provides selection of refined refreshments, exotic martinis, champagnes and cocktails, accompanied by live piano music.

A full breakfast is served at affordable prices. 

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Facilities

General
  • Parking (fee required)
  • Safe deposit box
  • Car rental
  • Currency exchange
  • Pets allowed
  • Elevator
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Bus parking
  • Concierge desk
  • Express check-out
  • Shoe shine stand
  • Storage space
  • Gift shop
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Front desk
  • Newspapers/magazines
  • Trouser Press
Internet

Wireless internet is available in the hotel rooms and the rate is USD 13.95 per day

Guest Parking

Public hotel parking is possible on site and the rate is USD 39 per day.

Private hotel parking is possible on site and the rate is USD 49 per day.

Activities
  • Spa & wellness center
Services
  • Bell staff/porter
  • Shops/Commercial Services
  • Valet parking
  • Laundry
  • Shuttle service
  • Dry cleaning
  • Ticket service
Dining facilities
  • Breakfast buffet
  • Continental breakfast
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Cocktail lounge
  • In-room breakfast
Business facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Business center
  • Internet corner
  • Fax/photocopying
Meeting facilities
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Conference facilities
Children's facilities
  • Child care
  • Children's play area
  • Children's pool
Facilities for people with disabilities
  • Rooms/facilities for people with disabilities
  • Wheel chair access
Leisure and relaxation facilities
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Sauna
  • Fitness center
  • Exercise gym
  • Jacuzzi
  • Health club
  • Whirlpool
  • Hot tub
  • Shiatsu massage
  • Ski storage
Room view
  • City view
  • Courtyard view
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • 24-hour room service
  • Heating
  • Tea and Coffee Facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Work desk
  • Cribs available
  • Mini bar
  • Balcony
  • Dressing area
Living Area
  • Sitting area
  • Living room
Bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower
  • Grab bars in bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Private bathroom
  • Bathrobe
  • Slippers
Kitchen facilities
  • Refrigerator
Bedroom
  • Pillow top mattress
Media
  • Cable TV
  • Satellite TV
  • LCD TV
  • Analog data port
  • Voice mail
  • Free movies/video
  • Pay TV
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Telephone
  • Radio
  • Internet access
  • CD player
  • Cordless phone

Policies

Check-In

from  3 pm

Check-Out

until  12 pm

Children and extra beds
  • All children under the age of 18 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • Older children/adults may stay at the price of USD 40 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • One child under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
Pets

Pets are allowed on request.

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The property provides facilities for guests with disabilities and non-smoking rooms.

Fairmont Rooms include cozy dressing areas and work desk.

Deluxe Rooms feature intimate sitting area and down pillows.

Executive Suites are fitted with separate living room and plush armchair.

Corner Suites are completed with two large marble bathrooms and dining table up to six guests.

The Cascade Suite provide large windows overlooking Seattle's financial center and spacious parlor.

Executive Suite
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Fairmont Olympic Hotel Executive Suite Executive Suite King Nonsmoking
Bed type: Double Bed or King Size Bed or One Single Bed

The suite is well-appointed and offers partial privacy for business meetings. Executive Suite features one elegantly furnished bedroom, a spacious 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 couch and one plush armchair. The size of the room is 41㎡.

Room facilities
    Deluxe Executive Suite
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    Fairmont Olympic Hotel Deluxe Executive Suite Executive Suite King Nonsmoking
    Bed type: King Size Bed or One Single Bed or Triple

    The suite is well-appointed and offers partial privacy for business meetings. Executive Suite features one elegantly furnished bedroom a spacious 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 sofa bed and one plush armchair. The living area can comfortably accommodate six people for an intimate reception. The size of the room is 45㎡.

    Room facilities
      Corner Suite
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      Fairmont Olympic Hotel Corner Suite  Executive Suite King Nonsmoking

      The suite is well-appointed and offers partial privacy for business meetings. Corner Suite features one elegantly furnished bedroom with a King size bed, two spacious bathrooms and adjacent dressing area. The bedroom is separated from the living room by draped French doors. The luxurious living room is furnished with a couch and two oversized chairs, Murphy bed and a dining table. The size of the room is 116㎡.

      Fairmont Room
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      Fairmont Olympic Hotel Fairmont Room Fairmont King Nonsmoking
      Bed type: Double Bed or King Size Bed or Two Single Beds
      Size: 345 sq. feet

      Intimate room with traditional elegant decor. This room features spacious private bathroom, cozy dressing area and work desk. This room offers a courtyard view.

      Room facilities
        Deluxe Room
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        Fairmont Olympic Hotel Deluxe Room Fairmont King Nonsmoking
        Bed type: King Size Bed or Double Bed or Two Single Beds
        Size: 420 sq. feet

        Spacious room with traditional elegant decor. This room features a spacious private bathroom, cozy dressing area and work desk. This room offers a city view. The size of the room is 40㎡.

        Room facilities

          Fairmont Olympic Hotel LocationWhat's nearby

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          What's nearby

          Tourist attractions
          • Bank of America Tower
            1700 ft
          Popular areas
          • City Center
            700 ft
          • Pike Place Market
            1400 ft
          • Downtown Area
            1400 ft
          • Original Starbucks
            2000 ft
          Places of interest
          • Capitol Hill
            1700 ft
          Convention centers
          Amusement
          • Seattle Imax Dome Theater
            700 ft
          • Deja VU Love Boutique
            1400 ft
          • Bay Pavilion
            1700 ft
          Museums
          • Glass Art Society
            400 ft
          • Artist Trust
            700 ft
          • 1000 ft
          • Washington Comm For Humanities
            2000 ft
          • Cinema Seattle
            2000 ft
          • Poncho Auction Office
            2000 ft
          • 2000 ft
          Universities, Institutes
          • Post Graduate Institute
            700 ft
          • Hillsdale College
            700 ft
          • Golden Gate University
            700 ft
          • Wsu West
            1000 ft
          Arboretum, Green spaces, Zoos
          • Seattle Aquarium Society
            700 ft
          Theaters
          Medical care and Hospitals

          Local Attractions

          • Space Needle
            1.1 mi
            400 Broad Street, Seattle
          • Chihuly Garden and Glass
            1.2 mi
            305 Harrison Street, Seattle
          • Olympic Sculpture Park
            1.1 mi
            2901 Western Ave, Seattle
          • EMP Museum
            1.1 mi
            325 5th Avenue N, Seattle
          • Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame
            1.1 mi
            325 Fifth Av. N., Seattle

          Near the hotel

          • Seattle Public Library
            800 ft
            1000 Fourth Ave, Seattle
          • Freeway Park
            900 ft
            Seneca St, Seattle
          • Seattle Art Museum
            1200 ft
            100 University Street, Seattle
          • Elliott Bay Waterfront
            1200 ft
            Seattle, WA
          • Columbia Center Sky View Observatory
            1800 ft
            701 Fifth Ave, Seattle
          • Seattle Great Wheel
            1800 ft
            1301 Alaskan Way, Seattle
          • Blake Island State Park
            1800 ft
            Seattle, WA

          Restaurants Nearby

          • Purple Cafe

            74% likes this, based on 639 reviews
            Cuisine: Eclectic
            Price Range: USD 22 - USD 42

            200 ft
            1225 4th Avenue

            Phone: 206-829-2281

          • Shucker's

            74% likes this, based on 215 reviews
            Cuisine: Seafood
            Price Range: USD 22 - USD 101

            200 ft
            411 University St.

            Phone: (206) 621-1984

          • Wild Ginger

            84% likes this, based on 825 reviews
            Cuisine: Asian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean
            Price Range: USD 33 - USD 42

            900 ft
            1401 Third Avenue

            Phone: (206) 623-4450

          • The Georgian

            80% likes this, based on 146 reviews
            Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, French, Barbecue
            Price Range: USD 33 - USD 62

            200 ft
            411 University St

            Phone: 206 621 1700

          • Capital Grille-Seattle

            73% likes this, based on 165 reviews
            Cuisine: Steakhouse
            Price Range: USD 31 - USD 61

            300 ft
            1301 4th Avenue

            Phone: 206-382-0900

          Getting there.

          Seattle-Tacoma International Airport is about 22.1km away.

          Head south, keep right at the fork and merge onto Airport Expressway, follow onto WA-518 E and take the exit on the left onto I-5 N toward Seattle. Take exit 164A for Dearborn Street toward James Street/Madison Street, follow signs for I-5 N, then follow signs for Madison Street/Convention Place and merge onto 7th Avenue, turn left onto Madison Street and take right onto 3rd Avenue.

          Fairmont Olympic Hotel Reviews

          Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Fairmont Olympic Hotel

          Average guest rating

          9.0
          out of 10
          Exceptional
          Based on 171 reviews

          Rating by category:

          Dining
          9.1
          Location
          9.4
          Rooms
          9.0
          Service
          9.3
          Value
          8.2

          Individual guest reviews

          • Older travelers

            liked the downtown location plus very freindly and speedy service cleanliness and hotel design

            price of parking

            • Average rating
              10.0
          • Group of friends

            The staff was very helpful and courteous. We loved the pool, with all of the ammenities.

            • Average rating
              10.0
          • Single

            Classical hotel, excellent facilities. Friendly and helpfull staff. In the business center of Seattle, close to the Pike district and the waterfront/wharfs

            • Average rating
              9.6
          • Couple

            The sense of relaxation and profrssionalism of the staff.

            I think there could have been a nicer mattress on the bed!

            • Average rating
              9.6
          • Older travelers

            Everything . This is a lovely hotel ... all the staff are helpful , friendly and really made our stay at the hotel so enjoyable.

            There was nothing we did not like.

            • Average rating
              10.0
          • Single

            The staff was very helpful and friendly. The room was clean.

            Both TV's had bad reception. The one in the bedroom was not the kind of quality tv I'd expect in a five-star hotel. The tv in the sitting room had sporatic reception on the one sports channel I wanted to watch.

            • Average rating
              8.2
          • Older travelers

            Location, luxury

            No coffee maker in room, maid service too aggressive, prepayment of room without refund. We travel to Seattle quite a bit, next time we will stay at the Hilton downtown as they have coffee in rooms and don't require prepayment without refund.

            • Average rating
              7.0
          • Older travelers

            Absolutely beautiful. Real old-line luxury in the heart of Seattle.

            Expensive! Very few amenities (Coffee, continental breakfast, etc) for the price.

            • Average rating
              8.8
          • Family with children

            Beautiful old building, good service from staff.

            beds could be more comfortable and the bathroom was quite tired looking

            • Average rating
              7.8
          • Older travelers

            Cleanliness, attention by staff,

            Bathrooms should be updated.

            • Average rating
              9.2
          • Older travelers

            Concierge and reception staff were excellent. Very quiet and well appointed rooms.

            Bathtub too small. Was disappointed that no mention was made when booking that there was no parking at the hotel and parking would be an extra cost.

            • Average rating
              9.6
          • Couple

            I had a very good time and the staff was very helpful

            • Average rating
              10.0
          • Single

            Only stayed overnight but cannot recommend highly enough . A feel of history with decor but great modern facilities and very friendly staff .

            • Average rating
              9.6
          • Family with children

            It was very comfortable and so convenient to downtown. Easy to walk anywhere in the downtown area.

            • Average rating
              10.0
          • Older travelers

            Suite was excellent but not cheap

            • Average rating
              9.6
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