Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

Vancouver, Canada

The hotel

A veritable castle in the heart of the city, the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver is an impeccable symbol of indulgence and pedigree. Offering the luxury and services of a world-class hotel, all guest rooms are beautifully furnished with every attention to detail observed. Facilities include a state-of-the-art health club, accessible 24-hours a day, with indoor heated swimming pool and saunas. Pilates and Yoga classes are available at the Sitka Studios or treat yourself to some well-deserved pampering at the Absolute Spa. There’s also some prime shopping in the lobby with designers stores selling plenty to tempt you! Although you’re close to plenty of restaurants and bars in the downtown area, the Fairmont’s very own Notch8 Restaurant & Bar is the ideal place to relax and watch the world pass by. Named after a train’s top speed, achieved only by the most skilled conductors, the restaurant pays homage to the hotel’s storied history and legacy as a luxury hotel along the Canadian Pacific railway. A traditional afternoon tea is also served here daily — for a special occasion, add a glass of champagne or, if the kids want to tag along, childish delights include Bubblegum Tea, fresh strawberries and cream and a giant chocolate chip cookie!

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Families
  • Babysitting service
  • Room Service
  • Valet parking
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access

Where is it

In a prime Downtown location, close to Robson Street, Gastown and Granville Island. Transfer time from Vancouver International Airport: 20 minutes.

Hotel information

557 rooms on 17 floors. All with air-conditioning, satellite TV with pay-per-view films, WiFi access*, tea/coffee maker, telephone, mini-bar*, hairdryer and iron and board. Fairmont Rooms are 300–450 sq ft and have views of the city or courtyard, with either 1 king-size bed, 1 queen-size bed or 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Junior Suites are 550 sq ft and have a seating area and city views, with 1 king-size bed and queen-size sofa bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

1-Bedroom Suites are 750 sq ft and have a separate living room and views of the inner courtyard or city, with 1 king-size bed or 2 queen-size beds plus queen-size sofa bed, sleeping maximum 5 adults or 2 adults and 4 children.

Fairmont Gold Rooms include extra benefits including a dedicated concierge, WiFi, shoe shine service, one piece of pressing and access to the Fairmont Gold Lounge which offers daily breakfast, snacks, evening hors d'ouevres and soft drinks. With 1 king-size bed, 1 queen-size bed or 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

Notch8 Restaurant & Bar (Canadian cuisine and full cocktail menu, open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch). Afternoon tea*. Room service*. Health club with indoor heated swimming pool and saunas. Absolute Spa*. Yoga and Pilates classes*. Laundry/dry cleaning service*. 24-hour concierge. Babysitting* (on request). WiFi access*. Valet parking CA$62 plus tax, per day (payable locally, subject to change).

*Denotes local charge.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Fairmont is my kryptonite.....

Mar 17, 2020 worldwidegneiss Toronto, Canada

Why, oh why, do I do this to myself? You’d think I’d learn. Travelling all over as I do. You’d think. You really would. But, alas, the Fairmont chain is my kryptonite. Needed somewhere to stay. Quickly. Downtown Vancouver. Stayed here. And won’t do it again. Let me be brief. Cause if you’ve read this far you really don’t want me going on at… Read more
Why, oh why, do I do this to myself? You’d think I’d learn. Travelling all over as I do. You’d think. You really would. But, alas, the Fairmont chain is my kryptonite. Needed somewhere to stay. Quickly. Downtown Vancouver. Stayed here. And won’t do it again. Let me be brief. Cause if you’ve read this far you really don’t want me going on at length. Charm and old building? 9/10. Amenities and value for money? 2/10 I don’t mean overall value. I mean relative value. Lots of places are more expensive. But for $650 for two nights you’d think they’d include a fan in the small, old bathroom (as opposed to an old steel passive vent that likely stopped working in 1967). And the bottom of the shower/tub looks like something that’s waiting in line for a retrofit in a social housing project in Baltimore. Free wifi is so slow that you have to consider the possibility that it’s done on purpose so you want to upgrade to the one you have to pay for. And who actually charges for wifi anymore? So, in conclusion, for the money you can get much better in this city. If you like old bricks and charm, stay here. But if you would like to avoid almost literally travelling back in time to 1890, don’t. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Awesome Anniversary

Mar 12, 2020 751glorian

We went for our anniversary and had a wonderful stay on the Gold Floor. Beginning with an early check in Friday to Sunday morning checkout we were given exceptional service. From a beautifully renovated room to private concierge, anniversary chocolates, champagne and all the amenities the Gold Floor offers it was wonderful.
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Mar 12, 2020 Kaitlen045

i have stayed here so may times and am alway so happy with my stay! the staff always make it so amazing by saying hello with a big smile on their face. always making sure that their guessed are happy.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating The classic Fairmont

Mar 10, 2020 theguyfromthatonebar St. Catharines, Canada

One of the most well known hotels in Vancouver. The location is great, very good for shopping and eating. The hotel itself has very strong European vibes which is beautiful. The room was the right size, the only toilet was small, and it was an old-fashioned bathtub with shower. Could’ve been better
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Birthday Weekend Getaway

Mar 9, 2020 T3656MOjim Kelowna, Canada

The Hotel and Staff are excellent, they are great at catering to your requests. They even went above and beyond with a tray of chocolate covered strawberries with gold flake, and a birthday card. Such a classy touch of elegance!