The Fairmont Olympic Hotel

411 University Street | Seattle, WA 98101 [SHOW ON MAP]
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  • Reputation: EXCELLENT
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Awards Received:

  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Lodgings 2014
  • Concierge.com Editors' Pick
  • Conde Nast Readers' Choice List 2013
  • Fodor's Choice
  • Forbes Travel Guide Four Star Awards 2014
  • Frommer's Exceptional


  • Room Service
  • Internet Access
  • Business Center
  • Dining
  • Pets Allowed
  • Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Fitness Center
  • Pool

How it Ranks: The Fairmont Olympic Hotel ranks #2 out of 702 Seattle Hotels based on an evaluation of expert ratings and awards, as well as user reviews. The hotel scored high enough to make the exclusive U.S. News list of the Best Hotels in the USA.

Our Take: Stylish since 1924, The Fairmont Olympic Hotel has stayed true to its elegant roots. Crystal chandeliers dangle delicately from the arched ceiling and a classical pianist performs at afternoon tea in The Terrace Lounge. The Fairmont Olympic receives high praise for everything from its shopping arcade to its impeccable service staff to its convenient downtown location. Inside the 450 accomodations, lodgers find terry bathrobes, windows that open to let in the breeze, Internet access (free for Fairmont Presidents Club members) and goose down duvets. But fair warning: The Fairmont is pricey and so is the food at The Georgian Restaurant, though guests say the stay and the eats are worth the splurge. 

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Location & Top Nearby Hotels

Of 702 hotels in Seattle, 25 are ranked on the U.S. News list of the Best Hotels in Seattle. The 10 closest to The Fairmont Olympic Hotel are shown on the map below. These include W Seattle (<0.5 miles) and Hotel Monaco Seattle, A Kimpton Hotel (<0.5 miles).

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    Reputation: GOOD
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    Reputation: GOOD
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  • Hotel Class:
    Reputation: GOOD
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Nearby Things to Do

The Fairmont Olympic Hotel is <0.5 miles from the #1 ranked Seattle attraction, Pike Place Market. Of the 11 top rated attractions, the five closest ones are listed below.

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