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
We had the most amazing time. Everything PRIVATEUPGRADES had organised for us went off without any problems. The hotel is simply amazing, the staff s just so awesome and friendly we even made some friends with some of the staff members. Nothing was too much trouble for them. Will visit again soon!!!
We had 3 nights at the Pacific Rim thru AMEX fine dining and resorts. We enjoyed the upgrade and the AMAZING breakfast. The bar scene in the lobby is super chic and hipster. We enjoyed a few cocktails but apparently the bar scene on the second floor is better due to having global award winning bar tenders. ( I read it in a magazine). I was fine just people watching and enjoying the cocktails in the lobby. You can WALK or ride everywhere in Vancouver. Don't waste your money renting a car. I highly recommend the Pacific Rim.
I have stayed at many Fairmont hotels and Vancouver Fairmont Pacific Rim is the absolutely most gorgeous, best service, incredible Fairmont of them all. Better than the Boston Copely (which is currently my home away from home and I adore), better than the Fairmont Singapore. And both of those are amazing. Why is it so good? It's new and gleaming. The Japanese bath room is drop-dead beautiful with views from glass walls around the bath (high floor=privacy) to blow your mind. Soaking tub is delicious. They delivered treats to help celebrate my special birthday but unfortunately housekeeping took it away before we enjoyed it (???). But seeing as how that was the ONLY flaw in our stay I am fine with a bit less chocolate. The gold lounge was first class, food was amazing, and the lovely women that works there (German?) helped with everything. Worth every Canadian penny. The two hotel bars were well supplied with local spirits. For craft cocktails it's best to go upstairs. Regarding transport, we arrived from the airport via train which was very easy and inexpensive (pro-tip: don't buy a ticket from the machine. Simply use your credit card at the turnstyle and go in!), and from there walked and biked. I can't wait to return to this gorgeous hotel. Truly a relaxing birthday vacation. One for the books!