Why we like it
- Great Downtown location close to buzzing Pike Place Market and many of Seattle’s main attractions.
- Wash down some of the region’s finest oysters with a local guest ale in iconic Shuckers Oyster Bar
- We love the historic grandeur of this hotel which contrasts with gleaming, futuristic Seattle
- Italian renaissance architecture adorns the impressive public areas
- The dedicated and friendly concierge team take great pride in making sure you make the most of your time in Seattle
About Fairmont Olympic Hotel, Seattle
The recently renovated Fairmont Olympic Hotel has redefined downtown sophistication. Built in 1924, the Olympic has been one of Seattle’s iconic landmarks and it holds a firm place in the hearts of many Seattleites as the venue for their debutante balls, senior proms and wedding receptions. Now comfortably nestled under the wing of the Fairmont family of hotels, the Italian renaissance grandeur of the public areas endures in parallel with the highest standards of luxury and facilities that you would expect. Of the 450 rooms and suites, those located on the upper floors inevitably command the best views of the surrounding cityscape.
There’s an embarrassment of riches when it comes to dining in Seattle, ranging from Michelin starred gastronomy to the farmers market and artisanal stalls of nearby Pike Place Market. The Olympic more than holds its own with its Georgian Restaurant which is well worth a visit for its French inspired, North West cuisine. Also, taking its name from the fishermen who separated the oysters from their shucks (shells), Shuckers is one of Seattle’s original – and best we think - oyster bars and the slippery little molluscs can be enjoyed here, washed down with a locally brewed honey ale, crafted using the sweet stuff from the hotel’s very own rooftop hives.