The Fairmont Olympic Seattle

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Top 2% in Seattle About the TripExpert Score

18 expert recommendations


Afar Magazine

The building that is now the Fairmont Olympic was once the original campus of the University of Washington. Full review →


Andrew Harper 90.0

Distinguished Italian Renaissance-style luxury hotel in the heart of downtown. Full review →



Drink tea under ornate crystal chandeliers at The Georgian, walk up and down the grand mahogany staircase, and feel like royalty sitting in the Fairmont's grand European lobby.



Located in a 12-story Italian Renaissance–style building, the centrally located Fairmont is one of the most luxurious hotels in Seattle.


Condé Nast Traveler 84.6

Transformed into a hotel in 1924, this downtown brick and terra-cotta Italian Renaissance tower "exudes beautiful old-world elegance." Full review →


DK Eyewitness

The Pacific Northwest’s only fivediamond establishment, this landmark hotel has treated guests with the utmost elegance and personalized service since it opened in 1924.


Fodor's Tick 4.5

Grand and stately... this old-world hotel personifies class and elegance. Full review →


Forbes Travel Guide 92

Fairmont Olympic Hotel brings grand tradition and pampering service to downtown Seattle. Full review →


Frommer's 34

Tthe Fairmont Olympic is Seattle’s grande dame of hotels and the place to stay if you want a traditional, full-service, grand hotel experience. Full review →


Gayot 49

For a luxurious weekend getaway in Seattle, this Fairmont is a win-win choice. Full review →



Downtown landmark hotel decked out in dignified flapper-era stylings and eco-minded modern amenities. Full review →


Lonely Planet

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. Full review →


Not For Tourists

Gorgeous, expensive and a little rickety. Full review →


Oyster 4.0

It has a grand lobby with architecture that evokes the 1920s (the hotel opened in 1924), an impressive clientele list that includes JFK, and one of the oldest oyster bars in the city. Full review →


Star Service Tick 5

It offers standout service, fine dining, extraordinary traditional surroundings and commendable accommodations. Full review →

Note: Guests can avoid paying expensive Internet charges by joining Fairmont's member program free of charge.

The Telegraph 9.0

One of Seattle’s most historic hotels. The Fairmont Olympic strikes the right balance between old-world glamour in its lobby and contemporary luxury in its rooms. Full review →


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. Full review →


Zagat 4.5

The "grande dame of Downtown", this "stately" Italian Renaissance "landmark" "takes you back to a different, refined era" with "unbeatable" service and "spacious", "elegant" rooms.

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The Fairmont Olympic Seattle

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411 University St., Seattle, WA 98101

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