Historic luxury hotel located close to Seattles revamped waterfront
Situated in the downtown district, within walking distance of the Waterfront area, and just a short drive from the iconic Space Needle, the Fairmont Olympic Hotel Seattle is a historic member of the citys accommodation fraternity and in some ways a tourist attraction of its own.
The propertys Italian Renaissance style architecture sets it apart from many inner city buildings, offering a charm and uniqueness not found in many modern hotels today. The 5-star establishment enhances its historic reputation with modern day conveniences and state-of-the-art facilities.
Each of the 450 guestrooms houses a stylish private bathroom complete with designed toiletries, towels, and bathrobes. Bedrooms are equipped to accommodate both business and leisure guests. Those working in the city will find a writing desk with comfortable chair, high speed internet access, and multiple telephone lines. Cable television is available ensuring guests are able to keep up-to-date with the latest goings on.
Other bedroom and suite amenities include a CD playing alarm clock radio, hairdryer, in-room laptop safe, stocked refreshment center, and down duvet and pillows. Air-conditioning, adjustable heating, and opening windows are also installed as standard. A whole host of additional facilities are available upon request, including coffeemaker, computer, connecting rooms, and DVD player.
Those staying at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel Seattle can choose between two restaurants; the Georgian, and Shuckers. Both are popular destinations for guests and locals alike. The Terrace Lounge is a piano bar also found in the hotel building.
The hotels Health Club features a heated indoor swimming pool, large whirlpool, outdoor patio with sun-loungers, a well-equipped gymnasium/fitness room, and sauna. Personal trainers are on hand to assist where needed.
Business and meeting services are also offered, as well as wedding venue facilities.
Just a few short blocks from the Fairmont is the trendy Waterfront district which is populated by interesting boutique shops, outstanding restaurants, many of which supply the Pacific North Wests famous seafood, as well as Pike Place Market, which has been running since 1907. Its around these parts that global coffee chain Starbucks opened its first coffee shop. Today there is a Starbucks just one block from its original location.
The Downtown Waterfront and Waterfront Park offer both fantastic views of Elliott Bay as well as boat trips to the neighboring islands and beyond. Sightseeing trips on the Pacific Ocean are popular. This area is also home to the Seattle Aquarium and the Odyssey Maritime Discovery Center.
Perhaps Seattles best known attraction is the Space Needle. The 184 meter high tower offers fantastic views across the city as well as the region and the ocean. The Seattle Center bellows is a popular entertainment destination, regularly hosting ballet, theater, and music performances.
Other popular destinations include the International District which includes the fourth largest Chinatown region in the world, Pioneer Square (for museums and restaurants), Safeco Field (for Mariners baseball), CenturyLink Field (for Seahawks football), the Seattle Center Monorail, and Woodland Park Zoo. Each of these is readily accessible from the Fairmont Olympic Hotel Seattle.