The Fairmont Waterfront
What We Love
- The SkyTrain connects this hotel directly to the airport
- Nearby Helijet pads offer a discount for hotel guests to fly by helicopter to Victoria, on Vancouver Island
- Join the general manager for a morning run on the famed seawall
What To Know
- The hotel completed a renovation in April 2013
- Just one restaurant on-site
- The outdoor pool, though heated, isn’t ideal in the rainy winter months
- No spa
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
A recent renovation by B+H CHIL Design went with an understated West Coast–luxe look to complement the hotel’s waterfront location and mountain views. They strengthened the existing soothing neutral palette with fresh cream, caramel and sea glass–blue hues, and hallways now have new carpets and taupe wallpaper with a contemporary pattern.
Bed and Bath
Renovated guestrooms feature furnishings custom-designed with sleek dark wood dressers, upholstered headboards and built-in sitting areas near windows. Graphic wallpapers and colorful throws and cushions provide just enough pop, and luxurious 300-thread-count bed linens up the ante as well. Bathrooms have dark wood, pink marble, modern fixtures, rain showers and — best of all — a TV in the mirror. Le Labo Rose 31 is the new amenity line provided near sink and shower.
ARC Restaurant + Bar opened in March 2014 and serves tasty dishes such as pemberton tenderloin of beef oscar with tarragon béarnaise and grilled asparagus by Executive Chef Dana Hauser. The rooftop garden grows many of the herbs, tomatoes, figs and lettuce served in the restaurant, as well. Be sure and try a honey-infused beer at the bar.
In the Area
It only makes sense you’d stroll through Gastown, since you’re right on the edge of it. To hit Vancouver’s oldest neighborhood, walk to Water Street from the hotel and head east. Nurse a Chimney Sweep cocktail at Pourhouse, then check out a live band while you sip one of 24 craft beers paired with a pulled pork sandwich at Mark Brand’s new Portside Pub. Or if shopping’s your thing, buy a pair of Naked and Famous jeans at hipster jeanery Dutil Deni. Asian influences abound in this town — so a dim sum brunch is a given. Walk north on Burrard Street to Imperial Restaurant for har gow and siu mai, with mountain and ocean views. Need a post-shopping pick-me-up? French pastries, chocolates and coffee at Thierry are a must.
How to Get There
Nice Place, Great Location, Close to Urban Transit, Clean, Beautiful Rooms, Friendly Staff, Good meeting rooms, Just like all Expensive Hotels the mini bar and in room food service are very expensive but We would both stay there again
We normally don't stay in a nice hotel in our own city, but made an exception this time, and boy was it worth it! Excellent room, great location, and very friendly staff. We had an issue with lounge access, but the front desk provided a solution that was more than fair.
Hi we stayed here for 3 nights at the end of our tour of western Canada. I liked the art work, decoration and environment of the hotel. Service was excellent at the reception, bar and concierge. Good sized rooms with everything you need a very comfortable beds!
First time to this hotel. Well situated and with excellent service it is a great choice! Everyone I interacted with was very friendly and helpful. The room was very spacious. And you can't beat the location!
Amazing stay @ the waterfront Fairmount. Vip baller service was a bonus! (They just loves the car!) Amazing room the highest we could get! Spectacular views. The room itself came fully stocked with just about anything and everything you need. (Some charges applied but were worth it!) Spent the night here for a night on the town! Concert, dinner and wonderful sleep! Was just what these 2 parents needed! The hotel is very beautiful. Lots of neat art to look at. All the staff very accommodating. Would totally stay here again! Hope the king suite with the tub is available next time!!