Fairmont Olympic Hotel

A historic landmark in downtown Seattle
Fairmont Olympic Hotel brings grand tradition and pampering service to downtown Seattle. Carefully blending its 1920s Italian Renaissance heritage with 21st-century hospitality, Fairmont is conveniently located in Rainier Square, only minutes from the city’s top attractions. The downtown location of Fairmont Olympic Hotel allows you to have the best of Seattle at your fingertips. The hotel is walking distance to dining and shopping as well as the city’s financial district. You’ll also be close to Seattle’s famous Pike Place Market.

The guestrooms and suites are tasteful retreats with floral draperies, soft pastel colors and period furnishings, while fresh fruit and flowers make guests feel at home.

The bounty of the Pacific Northwest is the focus at The Georgian, where pale yellow walls and crystal chandeliers set a refined tone. Shuckers is a popular oyster bar at which Seattle’s famous microbrews are savored, and a selection of cocktails is available at The Terrace. Traditional high tea service is a treat worth making time for.
Our Inspector's Highlights
  • When you arrive at the Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star hotel, you’ll instantly notice the unique Italian Renaissance architecture. The historic vibe you’ll notice is right on — this luxury Seattle hotel is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
  • If being in the middle of it all is top-of-mind when you plan your trips, you won’t be disappointed with Fairmont Olympic.
  • Occupying a tree-lined square block in the heart of downtown, the hotel is just a five-minute walk to Seattle’s beloved Pike Place Market food market,
  • The proximity of the central business district and prime shopping from Gucci to the Nordstrom flagship store makes Fairmont Olympica great homebase to explore the city.
Things to Know
  • From the minute you ride the escalator up to the luxury Seattle hotel's stately lobby, fashioned with an Italian Renaissance-style dark wood wraparound balcony and a domed, recessed ceiling, you’ll immediately be transported to a world of dignified elegance where everyone knows your name and offers a friendly helping hand.
  • If you’re planning a short jaunt to a nearby restaurant or boutique you might not even need to spring for a taxi, as a complimentary house car will drive you within the downtown areas.
  • In addition to a private reception desk offering express check-in and check-out, complimentary newspaper and personalized room preferences, the hotel’s loyalty membership number guarantees you free Wi-Fi in your room during your stay.
The Rooms
  • Understated elegance is what you’ll find as you cross the threshold into a guest room at Fairmont Olympic Hotel.
  • In the center of the room you’ll find a king-sized bed dressed with a teal and gold coverlet and bed skirt, as well as a simply carved wooden headboard. Above the bed you’ll see flower taxonomy prints in gilded frames, while flowers come into play in the bright pink and turquoise drapes and decorative pillows.
  • Regular-sized rooms at the Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star hotel feature a small armchair for reading, but if you’re in one of the executive suites, you can relax in a small sitting area that holds both an armchair and loveseat surrounding a glass coffee table where you can watch one of the two LG televisions in your room.
  • All rooms also are configured with a separate workspace with dark wooden desk and lamp, plus you’ll find a spacious closet area for dressing.
  • Rooms at the hotel are comfortable, reflecting a tasteful Old World sensibility and decorating scheme that fits with the luxury Seattle hotel’s ambiance at large.
The Restaurants
  • Georgian offers French-influenced cuisine featuring a range of Northwest ingredients (think Dungeness crab bisque or Alaskan king salmon with shaved apples and morel mushrooms) in a truly beautiful room with excellent service.
  • Shucker’s is more casual with its classic pub-like setting and but offers a range of seafood dishes along with its daily changing oyster selection.
  • In addition to its regular offerings, the Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star hotel’s room service and restaurants feature special menus with a selection of dishes for those adhering to gluten free, macrobiotic, heart-healthy, raw and vegan diets with items like spinach salad rolls with shoyu vinaigrette and marinated beet Carpaccio. 
Getting There
411 University Street, Seattle, Washington 98101
SEA (16-20 min)   LKE  
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