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Fairmont Vancouver Airport
Ranked #1 of 23 Hotels in Richmond
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 29 November 2013

Being Vancouver residents, we don't normally have a reason to stay at the Fairmont Airport, but we recently were put out of our home for a few days due to an electrical room fire. After a couple of nights at a cheaper express type hotel, we decided we'd splurge a little for the final three nights we'd be out of our home and stay at the Fairmont. I work in South Delta and my spouse in Yaletown, so it was an easy drive through the tunnel and an incredibly easy Canada Line hop to get to Yaletown. We stayed facing the mountains the first two nights and while the sound proofing is indeed amazing (we didn't notice the planes at all), we could hear the faint "beep-beep-beep" of the service vehicles at the gates directly below. I suspect older ears might not even register sound in this range though. We moved to a south facing room for our final night and it was whisper quiet. Too bad, as I prefer the (still large but cozier) layout of the studio rooms on the north side - they have no sofa bed, so the TV is a bit closer to the bed, which made for very enjoyable watching of the Canucks game in hi-def! A treat as we've gone TV-less at home in an effort to be less sloth like. South side rooms have the sofa bed, good if you are travelling with kids, but it does make the TV a bit of a touchdown throw away from the bed. I think I might live with the beep-beep next time for the cozier layout. Beds are the most comfortable of any I've slept on - bar none. Room service and food was excellent. Bathrooms are the usually opulent Fairmont, with large soaker tubs and walk-in-showers. We ate in the restaurant one evening - again, I could not find fault with the service or food as both were well above average. Pricing is Fairmont, but so is the experience.

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Reviewed 28 November 2013

A great Hotel at Vancouver International Airport , good for one night or a few days as its very easy to take the train downtown ( 15 minutes ) I stayed in a Fairmont gold room , very clean and excellent bed , lots of space and very nice bathroom . The Breakfast was very good and so was the service very friendly staff , good job by everyone I came in contact with .

Room Tip: spend the extra and enjoy the gold floor
  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 27 November 2013

We decided to treat ourselves to a stay at the Fairmont Airport since our YVR flight out was very early the following morning and would be the start to a very long travel day. We often stay at nearby hotels with free shuttles to be close to the airport when we have early flights but this was our first time at the Fairmont which is actually onsite at the airport - a 5 minute walk to the Departures checkin. First, we were pleasantly surprised at how quiet the room was, especially considering it looked out over active gates with aircraft coming and going. The staff were pleasant, the king bed very comfortable and the express checkout via internet most welcome in the very early hours of the am. It's pricey but was worth the investment for a very early start to a very long day.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 November 2013

We got this place just so we did not have to leave the airport all good all around but with the amount you charge why do you not have free internet also water for the room would be nice too room services was ok but the bread was cold and hard not a 5 star thing

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 19 November 2013

Having to be in and around Vancouver Airport for a meeting, it was recommended that I stay at the Fairmont Hotel at the terminal. I've never really liked staying at airport hotels due to noise, airport congestion, and lack of amenities, but in this case all these concerns are eliminated since the hotel is located outside the hubbub of the airport, within the terminal are amenities such as convenience stores, liquor stores, pharmacy, and other types of businesses, a first-class restaurant with 4 star service and food. The room was excellent and the views of the airport beautiful as well as the local mountain ranges. Lastly, the bed turndown comes with a plate of chocolate covered strawberries and butter cookies shaped like planes. What a treat!! The only issue I had was the high expense for wifi service and the cab service in the lower level of the terminal versus outside the hotel lobby.

Other than those two items this is an outstanding hotel, especially since I can roll out of bed and check in within minutes of checking out!

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled on business
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FairmontYVR, Director of Sales at Fairmont Vancouver Airport, responded to this reviewResponded 26 November 2013

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of our hotel. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay and the convenience of our location within the Vancouver International Airport. Before your next stay be sure to sign up for the Fairmont President's Club complimentary membership as it will give you the benefit of complimentary wifi among many others.

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Reviewed 18 November 2013

We were tired after a long day of work and travel with a really early flight the next day, so we decided to stay at the Fairmont Vancouver Airport Hotel. The room was luxurious and the bed definitely topped any I had ever slept in. Having said that, I do have to admit that I believe, at the rates we paid, a light breakfast or snack should have been included. Also we were not able to connect to the internet without a charge. I was stunned... this for a 4.5 star hotel?
Overall the experience was good.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 November 2013

The service and ambience were pleasant as ever. I was however upset that it was not recognized that I had stayed at the Fairmont several times before. I was given a room with a larger bathroom in 2009 which was probably the most comfortable room I have had to date. The breakfast on the Fairmont Gold floor gave a wide choice but the cooked selections such as the eggs had been prepared a while before and didn't look inviting.

However, the staff we interacted with were pleasant, helpful and gave prompt service.

  • Stayed: November 2013
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FairmontYVR, Director of Sales at Fairmont Vancouver Airport, responded to this reviewResponded 26 November 2013

Thank you for your review. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed the service and ambience. We appreciate your feedback regarding the Fairmont Gold breakfast and have shared it with our culinary teams. We constantly strive to exceed our guests expectations and hope that we get to welcome you back soon.

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Additional Information about Fairmont Vancouver Airport

Address: 3111 Grant McConachie Way | PO Box 23798, Richmond, British Columbia V7B 0A6, Canada
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Region: Canada > British Columbia > Richmond
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Richmond
#1 Luxury Hotel in Richmond
#1 Romantic Hotel in Richmond
#1 Business Hotel in Richmond
#1 Green Hotel in Richmond
Price Range: £164 - £334 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Fairmont Vancouver Airport 4*
Number of rooms: 392
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Fairmont Vancouver Airport hotel is the only soundproofed, luxury hotel and spa conveniently located within Vancouver's International Airport (YVR). Situated directly above the US departures terminal only a two-minute stroll from the luggage carousels. Sleep in luxury right above your gate and avoid shuttles. This AAA / CAA 4-diamond airport hotel features:- an extensive Health Club and Spa- soundproofed guestrooms- breathtaking floor-to-ceiling views- day use roomsThe Fairmont Vancouver Airport hotel's award-winning, signature restaurant, GlobeYVR Restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week.Wireless Internet Access is available in all of our guest rooms and is complimentary for Fairmont President's Club members, free to join. ... more   less 
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