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Hotel overview

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, The Fairmont Olympic Hotel has been a landmark in the Northwest since opening in 1924. Ideally located in the heart of downtown Seattle, Washington's most preeminent hotel is just footsteps from the area's finest shops, restaurants and entertainment attractions. Featuring Italian renaissance architecture and lavish amenities, the beautifully historic 450-room hotel combines traditional warmth with 21st century convenience and personalized service.


Seattle - Downtown
Seattle, WA, USA - Seattle Tacoma Intl Airport (SEA) : 15 miles

Property information

Year Built: 1924
Last Renovation: 2016
Accessible rooms: 2
Floors: 11
Total rooms: 450


Hotel details


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Hotel advisories

Advisory A mandatory Seattle Tourism Assessment of $2.00 per room, per day is payable to the hotel directly at check-in or check-out. Fee is subject to change without advance notice.
Advisory The standard cancellation policy applies to all room categories unless booking a non-refundable room category. Non-refundable room categories will be 100% fully non-refundable at the time of booking.
Advisory Please note, bedding is not guaranteed and is subject to availability at check-in. Additional costs, payable by consumer, may be collected by the hotel for triple or quad occupancy.
Advisory Urban Experience Fee will be billed to the Guest at Check in at a daily rate of $20.00 + tax. (Retail rate is at $29.00 + taxes per day.)

General policies & fine print

Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM
Minimum Check-In Age: 18
General Policies:

Check-in Policy - Hotel requires a credit/debit card authorization or cash deposit upon check-in for incidentals; this will place a hold on your funds.

Convention Policy - Individuals attending a convention cannot book this property for their stay. If found attending a convention, guests may be subject to higher room rates upon arrival.

General Information - Room taxes are included in vacation price. Minimum night stay restrictions may apply. Reservation changes may not be permitted unless authorized by the hotel.

A Seattle Tourism Assessment is payable to the hotel directly at check-in or check-out.

o Technology: Wi-Fi & Access to 7,000 international newspapers and magazines with the Press Reader 


o In your room: Bottled water 

o Health & Fitness: Access to health club, Peloton bikes, indoor heated swimming pool, hot tub, sauna, BMW 

bike, yoga mats 

o Experience: Daily sparkling wine Sabering Masterclass and toast at the George 5PM & Coffee credit at 4th Ave. 

Espresso Bar (up to $5 per night) 

o Perks: BMW Fairmont Olympic Town Car subject to availability 2 miles radius

Pet Policy Pets Allowed

Ratings & reviews

TripAdvisor traveler rating

4.5 3986 reviews
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Most amazing service!!

    We had the most amazing time atThe Olympic Bar with Brit! She was such an amazing server and went above and beyond. What fabulous food and atmosphere and this whole hotel has just been an amazing experience! Love staying here and is a great incentive to come to Seattle because it’s such a fabulous hotel!

    Oct 02, 2022
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Great stay

    Great hotel and well located. Lovely decor. Restaurant closed on the evenings we were there but still able to order food at the bar. Entrance elevators are not obvious which meant I struggled with my suitcase on the escalator but can be accessed at street level if you know.

    Oct 02, 2022
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Great stay and HOW to avoid the USD 29 per day "Fairmont Olympic Urban Fee"

    I enjoyed my stay at the hotel. All the hotel staff are polite and efficient. I had booked a king bed room and was upgraded to a larger room with a sitting area, very nice! It was well appointed, quiet and clean. Be aware that housekeeping is on demand. Insofar as the neighborhood, unfortunately there are a lot of homeless people in various state of mental distress living in the streets and alleys in the area, when walking to the market. I was rather uncomfortable walking in that environment, never knowing what to expect. Nothing to do with the hotel thought. I would have given my stay a 5-star review, if it was not for some unexpected "Fairmont Olympic Urban Fee". I noticed this when having a look at my account on the TV as I did not match the pricing on my reservation. So, there is a 15,7 % tax on your room rate plus a $ 4 per day Seattle city tax properly shown on the reservation rate totals. Then the hotel added US $ 29 per day designated as a "Fairmont Olympic Urban Fee". Since I had booked the stay from home on the Canadian site of Accor, I went to reception and pointed out that Canadian laws & regulations state that all fees and taxes must clearly appear on the total, and this was not the case, so they took it out, no more issue. Also, a company is not allowed to sell and charge you for services that you have not requested and I certainly did not request any of this. What I found amazing however, is that even though they were charging me for the fee, none of the services that are supposed to be included were actually provided! In detail, what is included in this fee and what was provided: 1- Wi-Fi: this is free for all ACCOR ALL (affinity program) so it is not possible to charge again for it 2- Bottled water: had 2 bottles (500 ml) for the whole stay in the room, did not touch them 3- Coffee credit at the bar: was not informed in any way or given coupon 4- Daily sparkling wine: did not get any. I am quite surprised that a high-end hotel would resort to such a way of doing business, really in your pricing what is to be included should be clearly stated. I checked today on the web site and the fee still is not included in the total. For those of you who prefer to avoid the fee: - Tell them in advance when checking in or by email that you will be paying as per your reservation total rate shown, which does not include any urban experience; - Become an ACCOR ALL member to get you free WI-FI; - Advise them you will NOT be purchasing bottled water, sparkling wine and do not require coffee discount coupons for a $ 29 per day fee. Of course, some of you may find these services useful so ignore the above. To conclude, great hotel, just better upfront clarity on your fees is required.

    Oct 01, 2022
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    I stay here every time I am in Seattle!

    I love the Fairmont Olympic. The customer service is 5 Star all the way. All the staff are friendly and personable, and they make you feel at home. Also, all special requests are attended to with utmost care. The hotel itself is elegant and rooms are neat and spacious with great views of the city.

    Sep 26, 2022
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Clean and comfortable

    I really enjoyed my stay. I was traveling for business and would recommend this hotel. The room was spacious, clean and quiet. Great location as well. We were able to walk to coffee shops and restaurants.

    Sep 26, 2022