Covering an entire city block smack-dab in the heart of downtown, the Fairmont Olympic is Seattle’s grande dame of hotels and the place to stay if you want a traditional, full-service, grand hotel experience. Built in 1926, the hotel has gone through many owners and incarnations, but it’s embedded in the memories of just about everyone who grew up in Seattle or has spent any time there. The majesty, opulence and scale of its lobby and the Georgian Room is simply unparalleled. This is the kind of hotel that simply is not built any more. The rooms were enlarged in the 1980s, when the property was a Four Seasons, and the furnishings have been refreshed several times since, most recently in 2016, but remain reassuringly traditional. You’ll find sumptuous beds and updated but nicely old-fashioned marbled bathrooms with tubs big enough for a soak. The indoor pool opens onto outdoor lounge areas. Step into the vast, chandeliered Georgian Room for breakfast, lunch or afternoon tea and you’ll be transported into a world of graceful luxury that you won’t find anywhere else in Seattle. Shuckers, the hotel's dinner restaurant, is justly famous for its oysters and fresh seafood.