4.6 out of 5

"We stayed 3 nights in Seattle at the Fairmont Olympic. The staff in the lobby, piano bar, and room services were very helpful and charming. Centrall ... " More

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Hotel Description

A luxury stay in the heart of Seattle awaits you at Fairmont Olympic Hotel, a recipient of the prestigious Conde Nast Gold List award in 2012. Within just a 10-minute stroll, you'll find popular attractions like Nordstrom and Pike Place Market. Highlights at this family-friendly hotel include 2 restaurants, a full-service spa, and an indoor swimming pool.

All rooms feature TVs with cable channels, and you can enjoy sitting areas, WiFi, and in-room childcare. Dining in is an option with 24-hour room service, and minibars provide refreshments. Premium bedding and down comforters welcome you to a good night's rest, and other nice touches include bathrobes and slippers. Coffee/tea makers, in-room massages, and safes are also available.

A relaxing day at Penelope The Beauty Bar can include massages, body wraps, and body scrubs along with aromatherapy and Ayurvedic treatments. The restaurant, The Georgian, serves French cuisine and is open for breakfast and lunch. For a drink, you can stop by the hotel's own bar/lounge. Enjoy the health club, spa tub, and sauna. Business amenities include conference space, meeting rooms, and a business center. Additionally, you'll find WiFi in public areas, a coffee shop/café, and coffee/tea in a common area. Full breakfast is available daily between 6:30 AM and 11 AM. There's also the convenience of valet parking.

Attractions within a 10-minute walk of this 5-star Downtown Seattle hotel include Seattle Great Wheel and Columbia Center.

Room, 1 King Bed (Fairmont Room)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$200 per night

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed (Newly Renovated)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Deluxe Room, 2 Double Beds (Newly Renovated)

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, City View, Corner (Newly Renovated)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Executive Suite, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking (Newly Renovated)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Signature Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Fairmont Olympic Hotel ratings based on 50 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.6 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 5.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 5.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0
4 out of 5

Centrally located, high-end stay

Pros: Gorgeous lobby, centrally located, friendly and helpful staff.
Cons: To improve -- the cracked sink in our bathroom, the bathtub was too small, and we were wrongly charged for 6 nights of parking (no car, quickly fixed)
Location: Downtown Seattle -- within a quick walk to the harbor cruises, aquarium, Space Needle, Chihuly Garden and Glass, Art Museum, Pike Place Market.
We stayed 3 nights in Seattle at the Fairmont Olympic. The staff in the lobby, piano bar, and room services were very helpful and charming. Centrally located and with Seattle's great public transportation system, we got to everything we wanted to see.

Posted by , from Boise, ID on Dec 27, 2017

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4 out of 5

Beautiful Hotel in Great Location

Pros: The room was clean and well maintained. Most of the staff was friendly and accomadating.
Cons: Front desk staff needs to work on customer service.
The Fairmont in Seattle is a beautiful hotel. I recently enjoyed a three night stay there with my boyfriend. The hotel is well maintained, in a great location and most of the staff is great. The concierge, valet and in-room dining staff were outstanding. The front desk staff were not very impressive. Most of the front desk staff was not very friendly or accomadating with the exception of one of the ladies (I cannot remember her name). I booked this hotel in September with two request, please provide us with a quiet room away from the elevator and ice machine. The room that we were given was on the eight floor right next to the elevator. I called the front desk and asked to be given a new room, but the hotel was full. I requested to be moved the next day. I called the front desk the next morning and still no rooms. When I stay at hotels, I always request to be away from the ice machine and elevator. My boyfriend is a very light sleeper. Other hotels honor my request without any issues. Overall, my stay was good. The front desk needs to work on their customer service. I don't need pay to stay at any hotel and have their staff act like they are too good to assist me.

Posted by , from Orange County, Ca on Dec 22, 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jan 17, 2018 by Markus T.

We are pleased to know you enjoyed so much of your stay and do apologize for the inconvenience of your room location. It is never our intention to make any guest feel unimportant and thank you for the feedback. Regards, Markus Treppenhauer General Manager

5 out of 5

Long Weekend in Seattle

Great hotel location. Accommodations and staff were all good. Highly recomend the hotel.

Posted by on Feb 1, 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

Mar 1, 2017 by Markus T.

Thank you for your recommendation. We hope another long weekend in Seattle is in your near future and you will stay with us again. Regards, Markus Treppenhauer General Manager

5 out of 5

The way hotels should be..

Pros: Lives up to the Fairmont expectation.
Cons: Separate stall and door for the commode.
Location: It's right down-town so typical access conveniences and difficulties. If you can walk the hills it is in a convenient location for walking and the I5.
New, clean, great service, friendly. Only slight down-grade is bathroom does not have a separate commode stall - which is something many Fairmont hotels feature.

Posted by , from Los Angeles on Oct 13, 2016

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Comment from Hotel Management

Oct 25, 2016 by Markus Treppenhauer, General Manager

We are pleased to read that we lived up to your Fairmont expectations and that you found our location so convenient and our city walk-able. Our new Guest Rooms and great service seem to have made for a great stay for you. Thank you very much for taking the time to write.

4 out of 5

Well located in downtown Seattle

Very nice hotel and situated in a great spot in the downtown area. Within walking distance of most places you'd want to visit (you're only 2 blocks from the Monorail that takes you to Seattle Center...Space Needle). Plenty of restaurants and shopping all around. A 10-minute downhill walk to Pike's Place but you may want to take a circuitous route back otherwise you have to endure a 3-block walk up a steep hill. Great staff at the hotel, great bar downstairs (Shuckers). We would definitely stay there again!

Posted by , from Lakeville, MN on Jun 27, 2016

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4 out of 5
Our hotel room was lovely.  Our only criticism is the fact we had to purchase internet service.  We felt for the price we paid for the room,  it should have been included.  WiFi is available just about everywhere for free.

Posted by on Aug 31, 2013

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5 out of 5

Thanks to this hotel making my stay perfect

Pros: Close restaurants
Cons: No free Internet
I would definitely recommend this hotel to my friends. It's a bit old fashioned, but comfort and cozy and staffs are all very friendly. Me and my wife spent 5 nights there celebrating birthday and it did adding highlights to our memories. Thanks again!

Posted by , from Los Angeles, CA, USA on Jan 3, 2013

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5 out of 5

the hotel was extremely well appointed and the staff was very nice/helpful.

Pros: Quiet
This hotel exceeded our expectations. The hotel was refined without being overly stuffy. The staff was very attentive on every level. We could easily walk to many of the tourist attractions from its location. We also could easily access the interstate/thoroughfares for our road trip. It will be the hotel for us for future stays.

Posted by , from Washington, DC, USA on Nov 12, 2012

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4 out of 5

this hotel made me feel welcome

Pros: Close restaurants, beautiful lobby and restaurant
Cons: No free Internet, Noisy, low quality pillows
Excellent service at the hotel, beautiful lobby, surroundings and restaurant. Breakfast was excellent. Room was a little dated, carpet somewhat worn, some stains on furniture. Bed was high quality but pillows were very uncomfortable (no down pillows)

Posted by , from Thousand Oaks, CA, USA on Oct 31, 2012

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5 out of 5

Classic elegance

Pros: Close restaurants, Free Internet, Quiet, old style elegance
Can I give this place more than five smiley faces...I wish I could. The overnight stay after a cross county flight began with a surprise upgrade to an executive suite! The staff was efficient, gracious and accomodating in every way, professional without being pretentious. The room was wonderful, room service timely and with a great quality product. The service continued after my check out as they tended to my luggage while I awaited the next part of my trip. I can't wait to stay again on my next trip to Seattle.

Posted by , from Cleveland, Ohio on Oct 3, 2012

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About the Fairmont Olympic Hotel

Location 411 University St, Seattle, WA 98101

Property Features

Fairmont Olympic Hotel offers its guests a full-service spa, an indoor pool, and a health club. There are 2 restaurants on site, along with a coffee shop/café. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Public spaces have WiFi for a fee. A business center, limo/town car service, and meeting rooms are available. A spa tub, a sauna, and spa services are also featured at the luxury Fairmont Olympic Hotel. For a fee, parking is available.

  • 12 levels
  • 2 dining venues
  • 5 conference rooms
  • Built in 1924
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Supervised kid's activities (surcharge)
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • Charging station for electric cars
  • Business facilities
  • Conference space
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Car service
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Gift shop
  • Beauty salon
  • ATM
  • Onsite shopping
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Indoor pool
  • Laundry facilities
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Refrigerator (on request)
  • Free cribs/infant beds


Available in all rooms: WiFi (surcharge)

Available in some public areas: WiFi (surcharge)


Self parking (surcharge) , Valet parking (surcharge)


  • Airport: Seattle, WA (SEA-Seattle - Tacoma Intl.) (23 km / 14.3 mi)
  • Train station: Seattle King Street Station (1.8 km / 1.1 mi)
  • Metro station: University Street Station (0.1 km / 0.1 mi)
  • Parking: Valet parking and self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Air-conditioned accommodations at Fairmont Olympic Hotel offer minibars and laptop-compatible safes. Accommodations offer separate sitting areas. Beds feature down comforters and premium bedding. Televisions come with premium cable channels and pay movies. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, bathrobes, slippers, and designer toiletries. This Seattle hotel provides wireless Internet access for a surcharge. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. Refrigerators, in-room massages, and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily. Renovation of all guestrooms was completed in May 2016.

  • Sitting area
  • Minibar
  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • Television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Movies for purchase
  • Refrigerator available
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Down blanket
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Nightly turndown service
  • Childcare in room (surcharge)
  • Massage in room (surcharge)
  • Hair dryer
  • Laptop safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy full breakfast daily from 6:30 AM to 11 AM.

The Georgian - This restaurant specializes in French cuisine and serves breakfast and lunch. Open daily.

Shuckers - This seafood specializes in American cuisine and serves light fare only. Open daily.

24-hour room service is available.

Spa Services

  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body wraps
  • Body treatments
  • Body scrubs
  • Facial treatments
  • Aromatherapy treatments
  • Ayurvedic treatments
  • Massages


If you need to make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when booking your stay.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time ends at 3 PM
  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 3 children 17 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 30.0 per night.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • Pets: USD 50 per pet, per stay


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: USD 15.28 per night (rates may vary)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: USD 15.28 per night (rates may vary)
  • Self parking fee: USD 45.00 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 55 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Pet fee: USD 50 per pet, per stay
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 30.0 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Fairmont Hotel
  • Fairmont Olympic
  • Fairmont Olympic Hotel
  • Fairmont Olympic Hotel Seattle
  • Fairmont Olympic Seattle
  • Hotel Olympic
  • Olympic Fairmont
  • Olympic Fairmont Hotel
  • Olympic Hotel
  • Fairmont Seattle
  • Seattle Fairmont
  • The Fairmont Olympic Seattle Hotel Seattle

You should know

  • Up to 3 children 17 years old and younger stay free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.

Awards & Affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Key Eco-Rating Program, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

  • Fairmont Olympic Hotel is listed in the 2012 Condé Nast Traveler Gold List of the world's best places to stay and the 2012 Travel + Leisure 500.