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The Fairmont Olympic Hotel

  • 411 University St. Map It
  • Downtown
  • Fodor's Choice
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  • Great location
  • Excellent service
  • Fabulous on-site dining and amenities


  • Not much in the way of views
  • May be a little too old-school for trendy travelers

Updated 10/29/2014

Fodor's Review

With marble floors, brocade chairs, massive chandeliers, and sweeping staircases, this old-world hotel personifies class and elegance, with guest rooms that are lovely and light filled, with French Country touches like pastel wallpaper and floral patterns. The well-heeled leisure or business traveler will find everything he or she needs here: elegant dining and afternoon tea at the Georgian, a fitness center with an indoor pool, a full-service business center, a day spa, and a shopping arcade. Kids get perks like child-size bathrobes.

Hotel Information


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

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206-621–1700; 888-363–5022

Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • 232 rooms, 218 suites
  • Rate includes No meals

Updated 10/29/2014

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By JoniC

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Jul 22, 2008

Landmark Hotel or Just Old and Beat Up?

The lobby and restaurants are beautiful throwbacks to a bygone era. They transport you back in time. But the rooms are another story. They are in dire need of an upgrade and until this happens, it is hard to imagine shelling out so much money for a room needing this much work. I'd save my dollars next time around and go with the Seattle Sheraton. On a positive note, the staff were amazing and went out of their way to provide exceptional service;

something you'd expect from a Fairmont Hotel.

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