Built in 1924, the Fairmont Olympic Hotel is a Seattle legend that offers an imperial aesthetic, and the perfect place for a celebratory staycation! To kick of my birthday festivities last month, my girlfriends and I booked one of their recently renovated corner suites for the ultimate sleepover with a major royal vibe. Necessary, don’t you think? We enjoyed it so much that I decided to create an ‘official’ Fairmont Olympic Hotel Seattle Review. So make sure to save, share, pin, etc. for future festivity planning!
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Fairmont Olympic Hotel Seattle
Nestled in the heart of the city and within walking distance to amazing restaurants, cafes, shopping, museums, etc., the Fairmont Olympic Hotel has its locale dialed in for a girlfriend getaway.
It’s also quite possible to stay on property and enjoy the long list of experiences and amenities like in-room dining, afternoon tea, the spa, or indoor pool.
The Fairmont Olympic Hotel is warm and inviting, yet elevated. The vibe is upscale – but not in a stuffy way. You feel at home…as if you lived in a palace. Which after staying there, feels incredibly comfortable. Something I could get quite used to.
It was also rated No. 1 best hotel in Seattle by the U.S. News and World Report for 2018…so I’m obviously not the only fan. It’s kind of a big deal.
Since the Fairmont Olympic Hotel is centrally located downtown Seattle it’s a short walk or Uber to everything in the city. It’s also super close to the airport, train and cruise terminals.
The Fairmont Olympic Hotel is at your service – literally. Anything you need – just ask. They will treat you like a QUEEN – trust me, I personally verified this one. You’re welcome.
Located on the 2nd floor, the Health Club at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel offers 10,800 square feet of space and equipment to keep you feeling fit and well while traveling.
The Health Club offers the following exercise equipment:
- Six treadmills
- Two recumbent bicycles
- One upright bicycle
- Three elliptical cross trainers
- Kinesis Technogym Weight Equiptment
- Free weights and benches, complete with full set of dumb-bells 5lbs-50lbs
- Medicine balls
- Exercise Cyclinders for muscle stretching and massage
- Jump ropes
- Work-out bands
- Stretching bands
- Stationary Rowing Machine
Located inside the Health Club you’ll find the 42 foot indoor heated swimming pool, large whirlpool, men’s and women’s locker rooms, showers and saunas with hot stones and eucalyptus oil. The pool facilities are covered by an enclosed solarium that is opened during the summer months. The spa whirlpool is heated to 103F (39C).
The Fairmont Olympic Hotel has one of the most prestigious spas in Seattle, Penelope & The Beauty Bar, offering advanced skincare and body treatments. Highly recommend to level up the festivities.
Penelope & The Beauty Bar is one of Seattle’s premier day spa and wellness centers. Boasting 3000+ square feet of pampering space, the Seattle spa offers European-designed body slimming machines and non-surgical facial toning devices, massage, sugaring and nail treatments including natural nails or Shellac, and luxurious mink or silk lash extensions. Clients and hotel guests alike can book makeup and hair services at the personal style bar and stock up on exclusive beauty products from around the world.
If you can’t imagine a night away from your snuggly little pup, bring them along!
Dogs and cats are welcome at The Fairmont Olympic hotel. Guest is responsible for all property damages and/or personal injuries resulting from the pet. Hotel reserves the right to charge the guest’s account if damage is caused. There is a pet cleaning fee of $50.00 per stay.
The Fairmont Olympic Hotel also has a list of boutiques on property to ‘treat yo’ self!’
- Silberman Brown Stationers
- Gary Tipp Jewelers
- Luly Yang Couture
- Ruth Hill
- Fox’s Seattle
- Brick + Mortar
- Engel & Völkers
- Renee Bassetti Clothier
- Tourbillon Watches
- Nina McLemore
For an all-inclusive theme, check out the Urban Experience:
In order to better serve our guests, several of the Fairmont Olympic’s most sought-after amenities are bundled into a daily Urban Experience Fee, eliminating multiple individual charges and providing a discounted value for services. The Fee of $20 per room per night, subject to applicable taxes, will be automatically added to your guest room folio and provides guests with the following amenities:
•Wireless internet access in each guest room and public area*
•House-car transportation within 2-mile radius (subject to availability)
•Access to Hotel BMW bicycles (subject to availability)
•Daily in-room bottled water (12oz bottle)
•Local and domestic (US) long distance phone calls
•Access to Press Reader digital newspaper app
•Coffee credit at our Espresso Bar, 4th Ave – up to $5 per day**
*Premium internet access for all ALL – Accor Live Limitless members with Platinum status or above
**Up to $15 per day at 4th Ave for ALL – Accor Live Limitless all members with Platinum status or above
The Fairmont Olympic Hotel has five dining options on property with a variety in aesthetic and taste. A little something for everyone.
From the elegant and ornate grandeur of The Georgian with its Palladian windows and spectacular chandeliers; to the warm oak paneling and pub-style setting of Shuckers featuring fresh local seafood and oyster bar, The Fairmont Olympic Hotel boasts an array of Seattle’s best restaurants that appeal to every mood and aesthetic.
Enjoy award winning menus that showcase fresh local seafood paired with classic preparations and impeccable service. The Fairmont Olympic Hotel offers Seattle dining that’s always exceptional.*Please note that as of January 7th, in addition to lunch and dinner, breakfast and bar services will also be served in Shuckers restaurant as The Georgian and The Terrace will be closed for renovations through June 2020. During this time savory breakfast items and a great cup of coffee are also available at our Espresso Bar, 4th Ave located in our lower lobby. As always, our In-Room-Dining menu will be available for your convenience in room. In addition, our concierge team is always available for recommendations on where to dine during your stay.
The In-Room Dining
We really wanted to enjoy the suite so we opted for in-room dining and ordered nearly everything on the menu (which is available 24 hours a day, btw)! So I cannot recommend this enough. We absolutely loved it.
The Fairmont Olympic Hotel has 450 luxurious guest rooms with a range in sizes and amenities. As I mentioned we stayed in the 1250 sq. ft. Corner Suite with a partial city view, featuring a large separate bedroom with a King bed, a dressing area, two large marble bathrooms and a kitchenette. In addition, the spacious living room included two oversized wing chairs, a modern sleeper-sofa, Murphy bed (fun, right?!) and a dining table that seats up to four guests.
Things To Do In The Area
I’m going to narrow this one down. Definitely check out my Seattle Travel Guide for a list of suggestions, but if you’re in the mood to CELEBRATE, I would encourage you to visit Chateau Ste Michelle in Woodinville (a 30 min Uber) and enjoy one of their Winery Experiences. Check out this Instagram post for details!
Fairmont Olympic Hotel Seattle Review
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