"Needs a fresh approach"
Our king suite had a view of a brick wall, no TV on one night and rather chippy bar service. Hmmmm with great competition across the street and close by these folks need to do a better job. At least the room was clean
My husband and I visited the Fairmont for a couple reasons. We were attending a concert locally and celebrating our wedding anniversary! Service is amazing. All the staff is so friendly and welcoming. They even left us chocolate strawberries when we mentioned it was our anniversary. We stayed in an executive suite on the 9th floor. Very tastefully remodeled. Upon checking out a few hours later I realized I forgot my ring. We went back and talked to the concierge and they let us check the room but it wasn't in there. A couple hours later housekeeping called and said they had it! I was so thrilled. Definitely a must to stay at the Fairmont!
"ANOTHER YEAR, ANOTHER FABULOUS STAY AT THE FAIRMONT OLYMPIC!"
Each year, sometimes twice a year, my wife and I travel from the east coast to Seattle to visit one of our sons. Each visit, we stay at The Fairmont Olympic. What a wonderful hotel. No, The Fairmont Olympic is more than a hotel. Staying at The Fairmont Olympic is an experience of its own. The recently refurbished rooms are beautiful - bright, cheery, comfortable. The staff, fortunately, still is the same - friendly, warm, welcoming. Each member of the staff, from the managers, to the housekeepers, to the servers, to the concierge, is friendy, courteous and helpful. Each goes the 'extra mile' to assure that our stay is as good, even better, than our numerous previous stays. From the warm, gracious welcome at the main entrance, to the big smiles and welcome back at the Front Desk, to the Bell Staff's flawless handling of our luggage, to Housekeeping's immaculate preparation of our room, to the delicious food and impeccable service in the Georgian Room, my wife and I could not ask for more. In our 2016 Trip Advisor review of The Fairmont Olympic, we stated that the Fairmont Olympic is our home in Seattle. We are making a similar comment for our 2017 Trip Advisor review of The Fairmont Olympic. Specifically, The Fairmont Olympic CONTINUES to be our home in Seattle. Thank you, Fairmont Olympic.
"Bad after taste"
I go to Seattle a lot and try to stay at different properties which is something you can see if you read my reviews. To put matters to rest the best hotel in Seattle is the Four Seasons hands down. If you can afford it stay there. You will not be disappointed. Because I can't always afford 4 Seasons rates I stay at different properties. This time I have decided to stay at Fairmont Olympic hotel a historic building in the center of the city. Check in was smooth and we had an executive suite which consisted of two rooms, a living room and a bedroom. We were on the 9th floor but not much of a view. Marble bathroom was decent size but did not have a shower. Hotel is old and some rooms are better than others. Our room was recently renovated. Upon entering the room we noticed a bad odor which dissipated after a few minutes. Same thing happened the next day. I was unable to trace the origins of the smell. Hotel has a pool, a hot tub, and sauna which we used during our stay. It's nice to have these amenities during a rainy Seattle day. Restaurant was very nice and we had breakfast there twice. The dining hall was beautiful and the service was good. Selection was limited but adequate. I called an Uber one evening and as I was waiting for my family to come downstairs the bellman tried to stop the driver from entering the bldg. The driver was simply trying to buy a bottle of water but the bellman was very rude to him. I stood a few feet to the side observing their confrontation. The next day the same bellman gave me hard time for not giving him the valet ticket even though I did and then gave him a tip. The young man obviously has some anger issues and is need of training considering this is a five star hotel. To recap, this was our first exposure to the Fairmont properties and it was a mixed bag to say the least. The robes for example were worn out and thread bare. Just little things that add up when you claim to be a five star hotel.
"Still lovely and quite elegant!"
Great location, walkable to the market and transportation. Staff were friendly and easy going as well. The dining room is gorgeous (we had great breakfasts and the buffet was very nice!) while the rest of the hotel is large, well lit and nicely furnished with comfortable seating sprinkled through out the public areas. We booked trough AmEx's FH&R and got a one bedroom which was large, comfortable but we felt that it was just slightly starting to fray at the edges. We were greeted with a lovely and unexpected platter of sweets that were greatly appreciated. All in all, a very nice and comfortable stay. We would happily return should our travels bring us back to the area.
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