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“Great location, classy hotel, for conference or cruise ship boarding” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Fairmont Waterfront
Ranked #11 of 89 Hotels in Vancouver
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Los Angeles, CA
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42 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
“Great location, classy hotel, for conference or cruise ship boarding”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2014

Conference in Vancouver, and the Fairmont is the second best location for the Vancouver conference center. The best, I would say, is the Pan Pacific, across the street, but only because it has an underground tunnel to the conference center, and is on the same side of the street. But the foodcourt is on the Fairmont side, so maybe it's a wash. It was recommended to me to take the train from the airport (just across the street), and it was easy and cheap (7.95 - the kiosk takes credit cards) for an adult ticket. It drops off, after about 20 minutes, about 2 blocks from the hotel. I only had one small bag .. if you are cruising, maybe not, though I saw plenty of people struggling with lots of bags on the train. The hotel is right on the water, across the street from where the cruise ship picks up. Very nice, friendly professional help, brass and marble decor. They have a nice bar and restaurant downstairs, but within walking distance to lots of great downtown eateries. If you are going to stay there, log on to their site and join (for free) the President's club, which entitles you to free wifi in your room. There is a great waterfront path from the conference center, for a few miles along the water. Great views, crowded with couples, joggers and dog walkers. And a few good restaurants as well. On a recommendation, walked 4 blocks to find a "Japadog" street vendor food truck, and had the best hotdog of my life. I had the "city view" room on the 14th floor, which was lovely, but there are ocean views. Great large screen plasma in the room, lots of channels, 2 queen beds, large tub, kureg coffee maker. They give you a key to the mini-bar, which I promptly locked in the room safe. Enjoy Vancouver, a terrific city to relax, eat and enjoy!

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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FWsocialmedia, General Manager at Fairmont Waterfront, responded to this review, 18 August 2014
Dear Guest,
I'm thrilled to read that you had an exceptional stay at The Fairmont Waterfront and had a chance to experience some of the amazing sites and dining that downtown Vancouver has to offer. And for the next time you stay, ask one of our colleagues about the tunnel that leads from the food court below to the hotel to the convention centre!
Warm regards,
Indu Brar
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2014

We had two water view rooms on 20th floor. Fantastic view on water, mountains and seaplanes landing. Rooms are a good size, staff friendly. Cleaning service invisible but great. Somehow they know when you've left your room and it's cleaned when you return.

Only downside is that complimentary bikes not always available and complimentary car service for President's club members is never available.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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FWsocialmedia, General Manager at Fairmont Waterfront, responded to this review, 15 August 2014
Dear Guest,
I'm very pleased to read that the service and views you received while visiting was excellent. I look forward to sharing your compliments with my team. I will also look into your experience with our complimentary car service to ensure it is available for our guests.
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Indu Brar
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Danville, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2014 via mobile

Nice hotel in Vancouver , the gold floor rooms are spectacular but the views are nicer from the higher floors -

Very convenient location as well -
Second time in Vancouver , stayed at Pan Pacific last time which perhaps might have slightly better views -

Stayed August 2014
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FWsocialmedia, General Manager at Fairmont Waterfront, responded to this review, 15 August 2014
Dear Guest,
Thank you very much for posting your review. I'm so pleased to hear that the service you received from our Fairmont Gold team was everything we strive to provide. I hope we can welcome you again soon!
Warm regards,
Indu Brar
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2014

We stayed in a number of Fairmont hotels over the course of 8 days recently and found them to be very comfortable indeed. However the food was very expensive. While some of our meals were included we were provided with a receipt docket for signature, which showed the price. Two breakfasts = $69 (Canadian), and we didn't eat much at all. To get Wifi we had to pay $13 and join the "President's Club, thereafter it we free. So, the beds we mostly king size and very comfortable indeed. We were high above the noise level on the 23rd floor.

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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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FWsocialmedia, General Manager at Fairmont Waterfront, responded to this review, 14 August 2014
Dear Guest,
I'm very glad to see that you enjoyed your visit to Vancouver and The Fairmont Waterfront. I hope you had a wonderful trip through Canada and I hope we can welcome you again soon!
Warm regards,
Indu Brar
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Australia
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126 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2014

We only stayed here one night in a Deluxe Harbourview room on the 22nd floor. The view of the Harbour was stunning. You could see floatplanes landing and taking off. The rooms are beautiful with everything you would expect in a Fairmont property. The staff on the desk weren't perhaps as friendly as the Fairmont Hotel downtown who were outstanding. The staff at this hotel, although they knew we were on a priority lust for our room ( we were sitting in the lobby with our bags), kept is waiting almost two and a half hours before letting us know our room was ready. I can't comment about the food or other amenities at the hotel because we didn't eat there, but it is in a fabulous location near to some amazing restaurants, particularly Japanese.

Room Tip: High floor, definitely with Harbour view, preferably on a corner.
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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FWsocialmedia, General Manager at Fairmont Waterfront, responded to this review, 14 August 2014
Dear Guest,
I'm so pleased to read that you had a great stay. We're pleased to offer newly renovated guest rooms (75% have been completed to date with the remainder being renovated at the end of the year) with some truly spectacular views. Please accept my sincere apologies for the delay during check-in. I will share your comments with our Director of Front Office to ensure this is reviews.
Sincerely,
Indu Brar
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Edmonton, Alberta
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16 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2014

I stayed 2 nights here and the location is fabulous! The views from the rooms are wonderful. The rooms themselves are large, clean and quite luxurious. I found the service very helpful and accommodating. Anytime I asked a question I was helped immediately. I would recommend staying here and will return here again myself.

  • Stayed August 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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FWsocialmedia, General Manager at Fairmont Waterfront, responded to this review, 14 August 2014
Dear Guest,
I'm thrilled that you had such a great stay at The Fairmont Waterfront! We're so pleased to offer a spectacular location in the heart of downtown Vancouver and exceptional service. Thank you very much for posting your review!
Warm regards,
Indu Brar
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Cumberland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2014

Great hotel central to downtown Vancouver and what the city has to offer. The service and staff are friendly and authentic. I highly recommend staying at the Fairmont Waterfront the net time you are in Vancouver

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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FWsocialmedia, General Manager at Fairmont Waterfront, responded to this review, 14 August 2014
Dear Guest,
I'm thrilled you had such a wonderful experience at The Fairmont Waterfront. I look forward to sharing your review with my team and hope to see you again soon!
Warm regards,
Indu Brar
General Manager
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Property: Fairmont Waterfront
Address: 900 Canada Place Way, Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 3L5, Canada
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Region: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver > Downtown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Vancouver
#5 Business Hotel in Vancouver
#7 Family Hotel in Vancouver
#9 Romantic Hotel in Vancouver
#9 Luxury Hotel in Vancouver
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Fairmont Waterfront 4.5*
Number of rooms: 489
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Fairmont Waterfront luxury hotel showcases the best of Vancouver. Conveniently situated beside the Canada Place Cruise Ship Terminal and adjacent to the Vancouver Convention Centre, this luxury Vancouver hotel has a central harbour location, ideal for any stay. Guests can enjoy shopping, trendy restaurants, art galleries, Gastown, Chinatown and famous Stanley Park all within steps of our doors. This Four Diamond urban retreat is world renowned for its warm and welcoming service and truly showcases the best of Vancouver. The 489 newly renovated Vancouver Waterfront hotel rooms are spacious, elegantly appointed with distinctive amenities and showcase spectacular city, mountain and harbour views through floor-to-ceiling windows. The Fairmont Gold floor is an exclusive hotel within a hotel, featuring complimentary breakfast and evening canapes, personal concierge service and an exclusive lounge and terrace with harbour-views. Visit the on-site restaurant ARC. The culinary team embraces fresh, local and sustainable ingredients complemented by hotel-grown herbs from the 2,100 square foot rooftop garden and honey from the on-site honeybee colony. Expect simple, flavor focused cuisine, cooked with flawless execution appealing to discerning or emerging palates. ... more   less 
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