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

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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.

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.

Pet Policy Pets Allowed

Ratings & reviews

TripAdvisor traveler rating

4.5 3833 reviews
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Very upscale but not the most modern hotel. Its like a time machine

    Had everything we needed. Excellent service from staff. The parking is pricy, but there are 3 street spots in front of the hotel that you should keep your eye on. The hotel is a little older but the service is great.

    Mar 29, 2020
  • 2.0 star tripadvisor rating
    No lobby. No place for a business person to work.

    We were never told that the hotel lobby was under construction. There is no lounge, so you cannot work in any common area. Very limited restaurants due to the lobby closure. When I asked to speak to the hotel GM, I was refused. The admin did get back in touch with me -- and she was extremely not helpful. I plan to call corporate to inform them on the many misfortunes from this hotel.

    Mar 12, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Great Stay at one of my favourite Seattle hotels

    Another wonderful stay at the Fairmont Olympic in Seattle. The staff is always welcoming and courteous, and I love having the check in package with the valet when I drive up. Always highly recommended.

    Mar 12, 2020
  • 1.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Will NEVER stay here.

    I tried to book a room online but the web site was wonky. I never got an e-mail confirmation. My plans changed so I called the customer service line to cancel my reservation but the agent said there was no reservation and she would make sure any weirdness with the missing booking email was sorted. Great, The hotel then proceeded to charge me $650 for my supposedly nonexistent, supposedly canceled reservation anyways and has not yet refunded me anything despite many efforts on my part to speak to hotel staff about the charge, Stayed at the Four Seasons instead and loved it, I will never give my business to the Fairmont,

    Mar 08, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Great weekend stay!

    Great location, rooms are super clean and the hotel is very quiet. My only complaint is the $20 USD + tax ¨Urban Experience Fee” that i had on my bill at the end of my stay. After I checked out I Googled this charge to find out what it was. Here’s what it says: “Fairmont Olympic Urban Experience Fee of $20 USD per room per night (plus tax) includes a variety of items, including Wi-Fi, bottled water in your room and a coffee credit at our Espresso Bar, 4th Ave (up to $5 per night).” There was water in the room with a $9 USD price tag which we did not drink. We weren’t told about the coffee credit and whatever else was included. The only thing we were advised about was the ¨complimentary¨ wifi which really in the end isn’t now is it? That’s it. Just ask when you check in what you get cause they are not forthcoming with the info. We’ll prob go back after the renovations in June but I’ll factor that charge in when I book.

    Mar 08, 2020