Situated in downtown Seattle, just a short walk to many Seattle attractions, including Pike Place Market and cruise ship terminals, the Fairmont Olympic is a fantastic hotel for families hoping to stay in the heart of the Seattle action. The staff at the hotel offered exceptional ideas, tips and tricks for visiting the area with our kids, and made my family feel like very welcomed guests.
The rooms at the Fairmont Olympic are very lovely, decorated with a classic yet contemporary decor. The beds were extremely soft and made for a fantastic night's sleep. The large, luxurious bathroom and closet space gave us plenty of room to spread out our belongings and feel at home. (The toilet running through the night was a bit too close to home, but we never did call maintenance to request a change.) Kids can get cozy in kid-sized bath robes, a feature that makes my three girls feel especially fancy and loved. Upon check in, you'll also get a coupon for nighttime milk & cookies that can be redeemed from room service. There is nothing fancier than late night milk and cookies in PJs and a plush bathrobe! :) Families traveling with kids or babies can request tear free shampoo, diapers, baby toiletries, and much more. We noted another reviewers desire for a coffee maker and one was supplied for us upon arrival (my husband does like an early morning cup of joe!)
Be sure to take advantage of the health club during your visit. Your kids will love the indoor swimming pool, open until 8pm each night (9pm for guests over 14). Kick boards and pool toys are available for use and you can enjoy complimentary bottled water and fresh fruit while poolside! Kid's menus and kid-friendly options are available at every on site restaurant including The Georgian Restaurant, Shuckers, and The Terrace, the more casual of the three. If you need to get between point A and point B, take advantage of the hotel car which took our family to Seattle Center without the hassle of hailing a taxi. In addition to getting a dedicated drop and card for return, the driver was especially friendly to my children and offered his best tips and recommendations on what to do while visiting the city.
Throughout the year, numerous special offers are available for families including packages to local museums, theater, and attractions. Check their website for availability.
Disclosure: I received a discounted media rate while staying at this hotel. I was not required to state any particular view; all opinions are my own.
Service at the Fairmont Hotel was truly superb. The staff bent over backwards to make sure that our needs were met.
We were particularly impressed with the well maintained and equipped fitness center, indoor pool and spa. The complementary bottled water and local red delicious apples at poolside were such a nice touch. The locker room was clean, well stocked with towels and toiletries.
The rooms were spotless. I do like a strong shower and and the water pressure could have been stronger for me personally. The housekeeping kept us well taken care off the whole stay, down to filling our ice bucket. I do like my coffee, so it was disappointing that our room didn't have a coffee maker in it. We had a one bedroom suite - beware - the french doors that divide the room have not glass in them - no sound proof, not light proof. If your kid needs a separate room, go for a bigger suite if you can afford it.
Location - could not have been better. Easy access to Pioneer Square, Chinatown and more via subway (University Station). It's a good thing because parking was insane at $26 a day.
We were impressed with all the services that the Fairmont offers for families. Our son was well taken care of with his mini bathrobe, toothbrush and no tear shampoo. He loved the cookies and milk. They even had toys we could borrow. If you don't want to lug all your baby gear on the plane, you'll be pleased to know that you can borrow the following items: Baby carriers, Bibs, Car seats, Cribs (complimentary), Diapers, Disposable baby bottles, Highchair, Infant bathtubs, Pacifiers, Playpens, Rubber sheets, Strollers, Thermometers, Toiletries, Vaporizers.
Are you are looking for the cream of the crop hotel in downtown Seattle? Then Fairmont is your choice hands down! The pool area is incredible and the food is spectacular. Gorgeous older renovated hotel! The prices are very steep so be ready to pay big bucks!
Fairmont Olympic Hotel is located close to 5th Avenue Theater, Pike Place Market, and Washington State Convention & Trade Center. Additional points of interest include Seattle Public Library and Pioneer Square.
Dining options at Fairmont Olympic Hotel include a restaurant and a coffee shop/café. A bar/lounge is open for drinks. Room service is available 24 hours a day. The hotel serves buffet breakfasts each morning in the restaurant (surcharges apply). Recreational amenities include an indoor pool, a health club, a spa tub, and a sauna. The property's full service health spa has body treatments, facials, and beauty services. This 5 star property has a business center and offers small meeting rooms, secretarial services, and limo/town car service. Wireless Internet access (surcharge) is available in public areas. The property has event space consisting of banquet facilities, conference/meeting rooms, a ballroom, and exhibit space. The property offers a roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge). Business services, wedding services, concierge services, and tour/ticket assistance are available. Guest parking is limited, and available on a limited first come, first served basis (surcharge). Additional property amenities include an arcade/game room, multilingual staff, and gift shops/newsstands.
450 air conditioned guestrooms at Fairmont Olympic Hotel feature minibars and laptop compatible safes. Beds come with down comforters and premium bedding. All rooms include separate sitting areas and desks. Bathrooms feature makeup/shaving mirrors, designer toiletries, bathrobes, and slippers. Wireless Internet access is available for a surcharge. In addition to complimentary newspapers, guestrooms offer multi line phones with voice mail. Televisions have premium cable channels and pay movies. Rooms also include coffee/tea makers, windows that open, blackout drapes/curtains, and electronic check out. Guests may request refrigerators, in room massages, and hypo allergenic bedding. A nightly turndown service is offered and housekeeping is available daily.
Notifications and Fees:
The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check in, or check out.
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.