Fairmont Vancouver Airport In-Terminal Hotel
What We Love
- Say goodbye to jetlag — and all your travel woes — at the Absolute Spa, which offers 130 treatments, from a detox body wrap to a deep tissue massage
- 392 soundproofed rooms offer comfort, with pillowtop beds and floor-to-ceiling windows
- The hotel’s exclusive Fairmont Honey Lager on tap at the Jetside Bar
What To Know
- When it’s time for your flight, no need to stand in line at the airport: There’s check-in for major airlines in the hotel lobby
- Upgrade to the Fairmont Gold floor for perks like free WiFi, private check-in and checkout, and afternoon happy hour
- Parking On Site
The Fairmont Vancouver Airport offers convenience, views of the runways from virtually every room and public space, and perks like lobby flight check-in. Eating and drinking are a focus here; try the Globe@YVR restaurant’s reserve-grade aged Black Angus beef and sustainably caught seafood, and then head over to the Jetside Bar for fruity travel-themed cocktails. The hotel has its own bee farm, and the honey ends up in everything from waffles to Fairmont Honey Lager, an on-tap brew made in partnership with the Whistler Brewing Company. All 392 guestrooms and suites offer pillowtop beds and Le Labo bath amenities; special hypoallergenic guestrooms cater to the dust- and dander-averse, while the Quiet Zone offers respite all day to cope with long layovers. Pamper yourself after being cooped up in a plane with a signature massage at the Absolute Spa.
In the Area
Downtown Vancouver is just a short train ride away on the Canada Line, and the station is right across the street from the Fairmont. A handful of newcomers to the city’s already stellar international dining scene will treat your taste buds with authentic flavors and innovative meals. Go to Shirakawa for the wagyu beef, grilled or raw, prepared by Japanese-trained chefs. With a menu that ranges from vegan lentil pâté to dry-rub elk, Exile Bistro puts a new spin on Pacific Northwest cuisine, as does Blacktail, which features local ingredients in such dishes as the 72-hour sous-vide heritage Angus short rib.
How to Get There
Everything checked out pretty excellently here.
Firstly it's pretty novel for a hotel to be incorporated to strongly within the airport. It's grafted into the terminal such that check-in is typically a 2 minute waddle from the reception desk.
Cosy, appealing winter vibe going on during my visit here, with great views of the airfield, friendly staff and a lovely big bath to soak in after exerting yourself on the slopes.
Popped the star off for the slow check-in process, the quite keen pricing and the awful service at the in-hotel restaurant Globe (which I've reviewed separately).
It really suited us with one of us having some dissability. I am now annoyed because I already gave all this feedback. Our room was designed and placed relative to the elevator to facilitaed a user with some dissability. This was excellent.
From a hotel perspective it was fine, and no different than any other chain hotel. Service was good, and the room was fine. The reason for the poor rating is the cost, which was very high. But because we were using Points we thought we could give it a try. For the money we had higher expectations. I guess the cost is due to the convenience of being in the airport, which by the way was very convenient. But for the money/convenience trade-off I would not stay here again, and that is saying a lot because I love paying for convenience :-)
And the wifi was not free, which surprised me. We had to upgrade to the Gold or President level (don't remember which) for $100. This gave you a complimentary breakfast (which we were told would cost us $70, and it did), free wifi, and afternoon snacks. Considering I can get free wifi at any coffee shop I walk into I don't think charging for wifi these days is good customer service or appropriate. It feels like what it is, a money grab.
Stayed here one night. Husband was flying in late and didn’t want to drive home. Great if you are taking an early flight out. Use cheap parking lot by the outlet mall and take the free train to yvr, $15 per night or pay $45 at yvr. Stayed here many times. Great restaurant, spa, gym and small swimming pool, tots pool and hot tub. Great views from all rooms. Couldn’t believe my room was ready at 12:30 pm. Lovely robes and slippers in room. When we stayed here with our 1 year old grandson they did a wonderful job of having the crib in the room which had baby toiletries and even a small rubber duck, also a diaper genie. I can’t say enough good things about this hotel. I could stay here for a week just to enjoy the views. Sky train every few minutes to and from downtown Vancouver right to airport.
Everything about this hotel is first rate. Accommodation is impeccable, staff are highly attentive to your needs and the location is highly convenient for a trouble free departure for your flight. Despite being at the airport, the hotel is very quiet.