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The Fairmont Olympic Hotel

Fairmont Olympic Hotel in Seattle, Washington.

Photo: Courtesy of Fairmont Olympic Hotel

411 University St.
Seattle, WA, 98101, United States
TEL: (206) 621-1700
TEL: (800) 441-1414

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. Afternoon tea in the Terrace Lounge, outrageously expensive shopping in the adjacent arcade, and elbows-off-the-table dining at the vaunted Georgian all create a sense of old-world glamour that’s rare in this city. Extensive renovations in 2010 refreshed all 450 of the rooms, and replaced the dated pastel color scheme with a richer palette of cranberry, gold, and robin’s egg blue accents in others. Designer Jinnie Kim updated the hotel’s elegant interiors without turning them into a postmodern hodgepodge; a dark wood chair with classic Biedermeier lines may be upholstered in lime green, while the modern marble sheen of the bathrooms might be tempered by delightful trompe l’oeil wallpaper.

Room to Book:

Corner suites ending in -42 and -44 are particularly large.

Insider Tip:

Sip a berry-basil martini in the Terrace Lounge, one of the city’s see-and-be-seen spots


Open / Closes
  • Accessible by Public Transportation
  • Babysitting
  • Business Center
  • Celeb-Spotting
  • Childcare
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Laundry Service
  • Meeting Room
  • Parking Available
  • Pet Friendly
  • Room Service
  • Spa
  • WiFi

Number of Rooms: 244

Number of Suites: 206

Number of Restaurants: 2

Year Opened: 1923



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