Fairmont Olympic Hotel
Address411 University Street SeattleSee nearby area
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Lonely Planet review
Built in 1924, the Fairmont Olympic is listed with the National Register of Historic Places, so it’s not too surprising that it feels like a museum of old money. Over the years, remodels to the bathrooms and the main lobby have kept the place functional without destroying the period glamor of its architecture.
With 450 rooms and every imaginable service, this place is certainly a splurge, but it’s worth exploring even if you don’t stay here – have an oyster at Shuckers, the oak-paneled hotel bar. The palpable decadence of the place has been balanced out lately by earth-friendly policies such as free parking for hybrid cars.
Our independent authors have visited Fairmont Olympic Hotel and selected this as one of our recommended hotels in Pike Place Market & Waterfront.
Description provided by property
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this downtown Seattle hotel features multiple onsite award-winning dining options. Rooms offer city views with French-inspired furnishings.
Cable TV and a minibar are featured in each guest room at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel. The en suite bathroom offers designer toiletries and terry robes. The windows in each room open to allow fresh air in.
The Georgian, the fine dining restaurant located at the Olympic Fairmont Hotel, offers a French take on northwest favorites. Shuckers, offering a more casual environment, is also located at the hotel and features an oyster bar. Guests can enjoy a cocktail and appetizers at the Terrace Piano Bar.
A fitness centre and indoor pool is available for guests. A 24-hour concierge service is offered to provide guests with assistance on area attractions. Many on site shops are available at the Fairmont Olympic.
The 5th Avenue Theatre is across the street from the hotel. The Washington State Convention Center is 5 minutes’ walk away. Pike Place Market is just 10 minutes’ walk from the property.
Upon check-in photo identification and credit card is required. All special requests are subject to availability upon check-in. Special requests cannot be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.
Services & facilities
- Pets allowed
- Family rooms
- Breakfast in the room
- Concierge service
- Non-smoking throughout
- Non-smoking rooms
- Facilities for disabled guests
- Room service
- 24-hour front desk
- Ticket service
- Restaurant (à la carte)
Bureau de Change/ATM
- Currency exchange
- ATM/cash machine on site
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