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
We had a few nights stay on our last trip and was a great stay. The rooms are clean, quiet and very comfortable. We were surprised by the sound proofing. The bath tub very roomy. The lounge was pricey but fun.
This is the place to stay !!!! Do not bother going any where else. I was initially hesitant because of the price but well worth the extra money for the convenience. The extra's make it worth while every penny - When I was there was able to drop my luggage& Skis off - very easy and on the same floor as United Airline check in. Went up stairs to hotel proper and checked in. Oyster bar was in the lounge and a guitarist playing in the lounge area. Used the hot tub and men's locker room - excellent and clean!!! The room I had was on the 10th floor and had a great view of the mountains and airport. It was like another day of vacation!!!!! and an easy check in to the Airline the next morning - did not have to cab it to the airport - probably got an extra hour of sleep.
WAY overpriced but if you've got a lot of luggage and a layover... it is what it is. Heat in the room was not functioning when it was -10C outside, but they eventually got it partially repaired. Front desk people on par with a Motel6 somewhere in mid-America. Absolutely NOT your money's worth. In retrospect, I would have rather taken a shuttle to a local motel and spent 1/3 the money.
My husband and I are saddened by the interaction we had by one of the managers.
We had enjoyed a nice meal at the Fairmount restaurant while listening to a wonderful singer; once the music wrapped up for the evening we were just making our way back to our room when I noticed there was a grand piano in the lobby that caught my eye! (I'm a pianist so I of course thought it'd be a great opportunity to ask the front desk if I could play a piece) The front desk were kind and said yes.
I was playing "Moonlight Sonata" ..one minute in.. when one of the mangers had abruptly stopped me.. She was standing beside my husband and said "she is not to play on the piano it's not for guest use!" Her interaction with us left us feeling scolded and embarrassed.
We respect the policy, but a polite and courteous approach would have been appreciated.
My husband actually wrote the Fairmount in hopes they would hear our concerns as their guests....We heard nothing back. As professionals ourselves, we pride ourselves in respectful communication with our employees and clients.. and it's unfortunate we have left the Fairmount feeling upset when we feel it could have been alleviated by a better interaction.
Excellent concierge, room service and options, amenities, restaurant and bar. Just not cost effective for the economical business man. You get what you pay for, and this is by far the most expensive hotel I've stayed at, equally the best place I've stayed at.