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 3836 reviews
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Fancy Hotel

    This was a nice place to stay at. I had absolutely no problems here. I had a place to iron my clothes, a TV that I barely used, and a big bed to pass out on. I didn't explore the hotel too much. If I ever visited Seattle, I'd probably check this place out again.

    Aug 15, 2020
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Not up to par for the price

    I picked the hotel because Covid was just starting to be a thing and I wanted luxury and room service. The food was good most meals. One was a disaster. Upon arrival at 11pm I was put in the wrong room type. I opted to wait for the right room rather than unpack for one night. It took 2 more phone calls and 45 minutes to get it fixed. I was told it was my travel agents fault. My final bill was incorrect and didn’t reflect the Signature package of one free night. After 2-3 calls was told to call my TA. And that they were shorthanded due to Covid. The room was nice enough. No complaints there. Just the mixup on room type and billing which I gave up on. On the upside. I lucked into an appointment at Penelope Beauty Bar. Had an amazing haircut and hope to return (to the Beauty Bar)

    Aug 11, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    For What It Is, Not Bad...

    Although valet is PRICEY, everything else wasn’t too shabby. The rooms were clean, nice bathroom and comfy bed. They check people in with a temperature device, and the staff couldn’t be anymore friendlier. If people call it a 5 star hotel, I call it a 4 1/2 star hotel. Yet the stay here was what I expected, wonderful. I would stay here again if I’m back in town anytime soon, but parking is a little expensive...

    Aug 02, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Excellent Hotel Stay

    I love this hotel. Beautiful and excellent service as always. Precautions in place due to Covid 19 and areas closed as remodel unveil scheduled for September, nevertheless a wonderful experience. Excellent rates at this time. Thank you!!

    Jul 06, 2020
  • 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