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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
I really need Fairmont help in order to extend my stay for a couple nights.
It was impossible due to high demand at the time I was requesting my stay extension.
It was a hassle for me to have to move at the middle of my conference and miss more than half day just to move to another property.
Thank you Marriot to allow me to extend my stay in Vancouver and thank you Fairmont to kick me out from your property during my busy stay for business purpose!!!
The rooms are beyond nice and spotless. The concierge Lucas was a huge help and made our life much easier. He answered every question we had. I would recommend this hotel to anyone who is visiting Vancouver. It’s in the middle of everything and they treat you like royalty there.
We have stayed at this great hotel previously. I am repeating my recent review which still stands. We stayed at the Fairmont Waterfront for 4 nights. Our room was modern, up to date and large. The hotel is a short stroll to the main shopping area with beautiful views over the harbour.
The Great Bits: Large, clean modern rooms.
The Good Bits: Helpful friendly staff
The Bad Bits: None.
Very nice stay at the Fairmont, excellent service great housekeeping and staff attentiveness. When I left my coat in the closet , they quickly notified me and before the weekend my coat had arrived. Thank you Martha!
We stayed at the hotel for 6 nights from the end of 25th May to 31st May & again 10th June to 12th June. We had a room at the Gold Level ( room 907) which was fantastic. We arrived from the UK after along flight the Hotel arranged for a car to pick us up at the airport and whisk us off to the hotel - we arrived at the hotel to be taken to the 9th floor for the Gold Check in - the staff where so welcoming an helpful. We went to the room which was stunning with a double view - the food in the Lounge was really good with plenty of choice - during our stay we enjoyed breakfast, light lunches, evening pre-dinner food - all was well presented, good with plenty of choice. The Gold level staff are all brilliant - helpful and very caring. The lounge staff helped us with day trips and booking tickets ( which does save time and hassle). Their recommendations where well worth the advice which if you stay at the hotel at this level you must use without question. We checked out first time because we went on cruise leaving from across the road (at the terminal) - the luggage was transferred by the hotel without a problem. Following the cruise we stayed another two nights before the flight home. I would without question recommend this hotel if your staying in Vancouver ( even if your not cruising) - but you must try and reserve a Gold level room.
Finally I must add the that all the staff at the Gold level where exceptional with service , help and caring attitude. It