Fairmont Pacific Rim
What We Love
- Oru, the hotel’s locally focused restaurant, featuring sustainably harvested seafood
- iPod wine lists include label images and food pairing recommendations
- Rejuvenating spa with outdoor meditation pods and deep Japanese-style soaking tubs for couples
- Pets are permitted at an additional cost of $30 per stay
What To Know
- Kids are welcome, but the lobby vibe is distinctly grown-up
- Located a few blocks from the heart of downtown, so bring walking shoes
- The hotel pipes a lovely Indian jasmine scent into the lobby; beware if you’re sensitive
- WiFi is an additional cost of $14.95 per day
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Artful and modern. From the 17 stories of Liam Gillick-designed text wrapped around the building’s exterior to the 180-foot Joseph Wu origami light fixture in the restaurant, art is large here. Photography from the 1950s adorns the bustling Giovane café. That zebra-striped marble fireplace in the gleaming white lobby is 15 feet long, which means there’s always a leather armchair free nearby.
Bed and Bath
The plush pillows and perfect mattresses might not be novel; it’s what you can do from the bed with your coffee-toned room’s iPad 2 that adds luxury (and an aura of wizardry). Order dungeness crab eggs benedict, arrange spa treatments, or request valet services at the touch of a screen. Marble bathrooms featuring hologram-like in-mirror television screens also make the accommodations feel supernaturally techie. The hotel’s height and location make for great Vancouver views, but even if you don’t have a vista of the harbor or Stanley Park, each room is outfitted with an oversize backlit photo of the North Shore Mountains.
Oru, an airy, locally focused restaurant on the second floor, serves well-polished British Columbia fare (line-caught wild salmon, bison carpaccio) with occasional nods to Asian cuisine. Downstairs, the Italian-inspired Giovane café and wine bar is coffee klatch by day and casual grappa-soaked hangout by night — the right spot for a macchiato and a signature sugar bun when Oru’s braised short rib hash seems too time-consuming, or for bites when you just have a hankering for a salumi platter and a glass of Chianti. For upscale downtown car service, join the hotel’s frequent stay program and you’ll get free access to a fleet of new BMWs — not a bad way to travel. Visit the spa for treatments based on Canadian products such as maple lotion, Saskatchewan clay, and local seaweed — and don’t miss the firepits on the outdoor spa deck.
How to Get There
Excellent location, superb staff, very comfortable place for relax, the ocean view, very close to different attractions ( Canada Place, Capilano suspension bridge, Grouse Mountain, Gas town, Granville Island and others ).
This was our first trip to Vancouver. We chose Fairmont Pacific Rim because of its location to places we wanted to explore. The service and amenities here were much more than we expected. Of course we walked a lot as Vancouver is very walkable especially near the Harbor. But, to our surprise, we were provided transportation, drop off and pick up by way of a Fairmont driver in a 700-series BMWs! Unfortunately, what we did not know until we were back home was that they would have, again free of charge, provided us the use of an electric bicycle as well. Maybe these were for President Members only, which we are. We had dinner as well as breakfast at the Botanist restaurant inside the hotel and really enjoyed it. The staff was great and housekeeping was very attentive and kind, it was my birthday and housekeeping left little treats and a Fairmont stuffed bear for me on the bed. So kind.
Very good, Julien Guest Services Manger was a pleasure to deal with. Made our stay so amazing and special! We appreciated his help and his warmth. He really made us feel at home! He also made my girlfriends birthday so special and memorable. Amazing!! 5 star!