Fairmont Olympic Hotel, Seattle

411 University St. | Seattle, WA 98101-2507  [SEE MAP]Seattle, WA  [SEE ADDRESS]

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Iconic luxury hotel in the heart of Seattle
Expensive room rates
Stylish since 1924, the Fairmont Olympic Hotel, Seattle has stayed true to its elegant roots. Crystal chandeliers dangle delicately from the arched ceiling, and chic carved oak paneling lines the walls of the historic Shuckers oyster bar. The property receives high praise for everything from its indoor swimming pool to its impeccable service staff to its convenient location in downtown Seattle. Inside the 450 accommodations, lodgers will find terry bathrobes, windows that open to let in the breeze, internet access (free for members of AccorHotels' loyalty program) and goose-down duvets. But fair warning: The Fairmont's rooms and cuisine are pricey, though guests say the stay and eats are worth the splurge. Keep in mind, though, that some amenities, including The Georgian Restaurant and The Terrace afternoon tea lounge, are closed for renovations until June 2020.
Seattle, WA
Hotel Class
Property Type
Hotel, 450 rooms
Primary View
City center
Traditional, Historic



  • 5.0Hotel Class


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Critic Reviews



A Seattle landmark since 1924, the Fairmont Olympic offers refined luxury and top-notch customer service. No wonder it attracts a fiercely loyal clientele, who also appreciate its prime Downtown location, many amenities, and timeless glamor. The 450-room hotel’s Italian Renaissance architecture and stately lobby honor its grand-dame past, while the guest rooms recently received a major modern refresh.

Travel + Leisure


If your preferred aesthetic is grande dame rather than high design, this historic property— which has hosted black-tie galas since 1924 — is your only choice in Seattle.

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by Tripadvisor. A total of 3833 have reviewed the Fairmont Olympic Hotel, Seattle, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

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Tripadvisor Travel Rating: Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 3833 reviews 4.5 (based on 3833 reviews)

Guest Rooms

Rooms here feature neutral decor in gray, ivory and blue hues. Accommodations come equipped with large flat-screen TVs, Keurig coffee makers, stocked minibars and terry bathrobes. All windows open to let in fresh air.
  • In-room Wi-Fi access cost $15.28 per night; free for members of AccorHotels' loyalty program
Nightly resort fee$20

Standard room size350 square feet

  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Internet
  • Wireless internet
  • Free internet
  • Fee for internet usage
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

The Fairmont Olympic Hotel is located in the heart of downtown Seattle within walking distance of multiple shops, restaurants and museums. Guests can walk to the Seattle Art Museum, Benaroya Hall and Pike Place Market.
  • Hotel is listed on the National Register of Historic Places
  • Seattle-Tacoma International Airport sits 14 miles south
  • 24-hour valet parking ($60)
  • 24-hour self-parking ($50)
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Restaurants
  • Movie theater
  • Train station
  • Beach
  • Theater
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Grocery store
  • Shopping


A restaurant and an espresso bar are currently available at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel. Shuckers serves fresh seafood (notably oysters), microbrews and cocktails in a historic space with carved oak paneling and a tin ceiling. It's open daily from breakfast, lunch and dinner while the property's main dining venue, The Georgian Restaurant, is closed for renovations. Coffee and pastries are also available at the 4th Ave Espresso Bar.
  • The Georgian Restaurant and The Terrace afternoon tea lounge are undergoing refurbishments until June 2020
  • Room service available 24 hours a day

Number of restaurants1

Cuisine TypesAmerican

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • free breakfast


The hotel offers a 42-foot-long indoor swimming pool and a large whirlpool. The pool is located in a solarium that opens during the summer months.
  • Items such as goggles, swim caps, swimwear and swim diapers are available for purchase
  • Open Monday through Friday from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturdays and Sundays from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Kids younger than 14 cannot access the pool after 8 p.m.; free loaner pool toys and kick boards available upon request
  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Poolside service
  • Waterslide
  • Deck chairs or cabanas
  • Pool bar


The Fairmont's Penelope & The Beauty Bar is a 3,000-square-foot spa with a wide variety of treatments. The spa menu includes body wraps and scrubs, as well as facials and non-surgical facelifts. The facility welcomes guests Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. and on Sundays from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Salon treatments, including manicures, pedicures and lash extensions
  • Salon houses an infrared sauna and offers collagen bed treatments

Services offered:

  • Massage
  • Facial
  • Body Treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
  • Salon services
  • Outdoor treatment area
  • Steam room
  • Sauna


Kids are welcome at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel. To ensure their comfort, children receive their own bathrobes and kid-friendly toiletries (both upon request). Children's menus are also available at the on-site restaurants and for room service, and the indoor pool welcomes children younger than 14 during select hours.
  • Free loaner pool toys and kick boards available upon request
  • Babysitting services can be arranged for a fee
  • Kids Club
  • Free Kids Club
  • Fee for Kids Club
  • Cribs
  • High Chairs


The Fairmont is home to a health club. The fitness area houses cardio machines and weight-training equipment, plus medicine balls, free weights and jump ropes. Men's and women's locker rooms, saunas and showers are available in the facility as well.
  • Personal training is available upon request
  • Complimentary headphones and newspapers
  • Indoor swimming pool is long enough for swimming laps
  • Health Club open Monday through Friday from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Saturdays and Sundays from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Weight equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Free fitness classes
  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)


The Fairmont Olympic Hotel offers a wide variety of meeting and event spaces spanning across 28,000 square feet that can accommodate up to 750 attendees. The on-site event planning team will assist with planning and executing the event. Business services, including computer rentals, copying, faxing and shipping services, are available as well.
  • On-site catering
  • Group reservations

Number of meeting rooms16

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Meeting and event planners available


Dogs and cats are welcome here as long as the animal weighs 40 pounds or less. Guests will have to pay $50 pet pet, per stay for cleaning and will also be responsible for the cost of any damage to the room as a result of the pet.
    • Pets allowed (with fee)
    • Dog walking
    • Pet-sitting


    The Fairmont offers four distinct spaces where couples and their guests can celebrate weddings. An on-site team of planners can assist with planning the details of the big day, and the property's pastry chef is available to create a customized wedding cake.
    • Personalized printed menus for reception
    • Complimentary ceremony rehearsal space
    • Free accommodations for newlyweds on their wedding night

    Maximum wedding guest capacity750

    • Hotel hosts weddings
    • Outdoor space for weddings
    • Wedding planners available

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