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Fairmont Olympic Hotel occupies an entire square block right in the heart of the city, so all of the hotel’s views are contained in the downtown area (yes, likely you’ll be looking into an office or residential building). You’ll get good light in your room if you’ve opted for a corner suite at the Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star hotel, but we’d argue that the best rooms are those that overlook the hotel’s grand entrance way. The luxury Seattle hotel features a formal U-shaped driveway that’s lined with conical-shaped shrubs and trees decked out in tiny, twinkling lights flanked by red flower beds. A fountain in the middle creates a stately presence, as do the three flagpoles; during the warmer months, the entrance almost resembles a miniature park. That little bit of greenery will surely help brighten your day.