"And exquisite place"
Every time I stay here I'm impressed with the employees. Hard to find people that are so good at their job and seem to enjoy it. From check-in to check out the staff is professional and friendly. The suits are beautifully done up. They are my favorite. Also make sure to spend time in the bar and listen to the piano player such a great time. I've even stayed here on New Year's eve and had a great experience the Fairmont is always impressive you won't regret a visit.
"The decline continues"
Formerly great Seattle hotel with excellent location and usually great staff service continues it's decline. The room "renovation" converted traditional and functional room ambiance to a dentist's waiting room. Tired, threadbare linens remain, however. Costs have risen, some more than substantially. Georgian Room now closed for dinner, likely a victim of the attempts to further "gussy up" it's already overpriced "haute" menu. Mishandled reservations, courtesy car unavailability, valet parking price through the roof, mis-spellings galore on the single malt menu, etc., etc. All the little details and courtesies gone. Stay elsewhere and feel good.
"Beautiful Fairmont Hotel"
The Fairmont Hotel offers outstanding customer service in a beautiful old Seattle hotel. The hotel lobby and restaurants are ornate and old-world charming. Guest rooms have been updated, and are very comfortable. They offer extras such as free coffee in your room, fruit, and newspapers. The only draw back is that you must pay for internet access.
"Elegant Hotel, Exceptional Service!"
The Fairmont Olympic rooms have been recently renovated, and they are sedate, tasteful, and elegant. The reading lights in the headboards are a wonderful touch, as are the electric and USB outlets on the side of the nightstands and tables. The room was impeccably clean, and relatively new windows kept the room silent. The windows even open, if only a few inches. The room cleaning staff actually has rolling canvas cabinets, which they bring into the rooms - hence there are no carts blocking the hallways. Not a big deal, but a nice touch indicative of a great attention to detail. We felt the public areas leave a bit to be desired. While elegant, during our stay they were filled with decorated Christmas trees as some sort of a fundraiser. I'm sure it was a great cause, but it made the lobby feel claustrophobic. The most beautiful ballroom in the hotel - the one at the front of the building, was closed during our stay. It would have been a perfect place for the trees. The bar area in the lobby is terribly crowded - on three different evenings, my wife and I were unable to find a table. Also, there was a Teddy Bear Suite (another fundraiser) which tied up elevators and made the hotel even more jam-packed with people who weren't guests. I generally like staying at hotels that are a bit sedate and relaxing, but, at least this time of year, the Fairmont is crawling with kids, families, etc. - most of whom are not guests in the hotel. There were a few unexpected issues: The bedside lamp flickered on and off when turned on. The valet parked our car in a garage after we specifically asked that he hold it for us for 10 minutes. The room was hot, and the air conditioning didn't cool it down. Luckily we could open the windows, which helped. All in all, it was a good stay, but nevertheless a notch below expectations for a Fairmont.
Having commenced our east coast road trip two years ago in the Fairmont in Montreal we opted to start our west coast trip in the same fashion. On checking in we were offered to upgrade to a suite for a modest sum. Having just flown from the UK and being exhausted we did not need much tempting. The suite was spacious and comfortable. The staff all friendly and helpful. The bar did good light fare e.g. soups/salads etc. in elegant surroundings
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard - American Express - Diners Club - Japan Credit Bureau (JCB) - Discover
Check-in: 3:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM