Fairmont Olympic Hotel

411 University St., Seattle, Washington, 98101, United States
(5 star hotel)
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Best (5.0 out of 5.0) 4 reviews
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5 star luxury

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on August 4, 2005

Stayed here for 4 nights during a hectic business trip with some clients from Japan. Booked here because everything else in downtown Seattle was full. When I arrived at the front desk in my Alaskan clothes, they looked at me like I was a street person. As soon as they realized I had a reservation, the charm came out and I was treated like royalty. My room was unavailable so I was upgraded to a suite. Wow!
From the elegant Italian Renaissance lobby, to the waterfall in the bar, to the fantastic room, I was very impressed.
The shame of it was being so busy running around Seattle from dawn until midnight, it was only as I was leaving the room on the last day that I realized I hadn't touched the 4 choclate covered strawberries in the living room.

Just returned from another stay at the now named Fairmont Olympic. The name has changed but it is just as elegant as before. A long weekend of luxury and pampering. Had always planned on returning with my wife and savoring all this hotel has to offer and I'm very glad we did. The strawberries were delicous :)!

The two restaurants were very much worth visiting. The Georgian had some of the finest Northwest cuisine I've ever had. Wonderful elegant atmosphere, deep wine list, great service. Even if you're Alaskan, a coat and tie are a good idea.

A great health club and spa with a huge indoor pool (think San Simeon Castle), jacuzzi, huge selection of exercise equipment.

Parking in the neighborhood is a pain. Almost worthwhile to pay the $30 valet parking (gulp). Or better yet, take a cab from the airport and they have free shuttle service to get around downtown.

The hotel is very expensive but we don't do a get away weekend very often. Rooms start at $299 and suites at $369. We got a regular suite for $499 as I had heard that the executive suites were quite small.

Unique Quality: All of the property is outstanding - but what sticks in my mind most is the room itself. French doors seperate the living room from the bedroom, white duvet, pillow menu and - in my mind the sign of a first class establishment - a phone and TV in the bathroom! 45" plasma TVs in both the rooms. 24 hour room service with a large menu and wine list to choose from. Such a nice space, it is very hard to get up the energy to leave it.

Directions: Corner of First and University downtown

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Too expensive, but check it out anyway

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on April 11, 2005

I've stayed here in the past when it was the Four Seasons, now it is the Fairmont Olympic.

Though it's very classy and right in downtown, personally I think it's almost too expensive. Normal rooms run around $300/night before room tax is added, expect $350-375/night total.

This is where you put up the prima-donna spendthrift senior corporate executives or people for whom money is no object. Luxury all the way, kind of like the Brown Palace in Denver or the Broadmoor in Colorado Springs. If you wanted to pamper yourself and spend a lot doing it, this would be the place.

But make a point some evening to check out the beautiful lobby and appointments.

Very very upscale, old money and classy.

Check out the slideshow at the Hotel website

Unique Quality: When I stayed here a few years ago, 2 things struck me that I really liked:

The lobby has these really incredible hallways, decorated with beautiful paintings and furniture, that just sometimes "dead-end" at a wall and go no further. Almost "maze-like..."

they used to have classy, full dress ballroom dancing in one of the huge ballrooms on the main floor off the lobby. It looked and sounded almost like a Stanley Kubrick film. Very upscale, romantic in an old-school sort of way, even a little spooky.

Picture is pinched from the hotel website.

Directions: Fourth and University Downtown

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OH Wow... Pampered

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on January 6, 2005

I only got to stay two nights. My wife has been commuting for the last two months and this place is wonderful. As she says, it's not home, but it's a pretty good substitue.

Unique Quality: Excellent restaurant(s). Friendly and efficient Concierge desk; always ready to please.

Directions: Downtown about 3 blocks from Pikes Public Market.

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Great Location

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on December 23, 2004

Wonderful accomodations. An older hotel that has been upgraded and "refurbished" to accomodate modern tastes (Free DSL Internet service).

Unique Quality: Located only 4 blocks from the world famous Public Market on Pike Street and right in the heart of the shopping district.

Concierge at your beck and call with accurate information.

Directions: Pike's Place down town.

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Address: 411 University St., Seattle, Washington, 98101, United States

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