Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

Vancouver, Canada

Virgin rating

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

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

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 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 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 Lovely central downtown hotel

Apr 11, 2024 Kristi M

Always a great stay! We love this hotel for our local date night staycations! The location is perfect for shopping and dining in the heart of downtown Vancouver. Location can’t be beat! And service as always impeccable! We love the hotel bar as well. Great for a night cap.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great location. Nice hotel

Apr 11, 2024 Kelli W

Wonderful stay for our family of 4. We had a spacious room and it was clean and quiet. Hotel staff was friendly and helpful and my kids loved the little scavenger hunt. We had requested a crib when booking, and I called a few days ahead to ensure it was noted on our booking but it wasn’t in our room upon arrival (which also was several hours… Read more
Wonderful stay for our family of 4. We had a spacious room and it was clean and quiet. Hotel staff was friendly and helpful and my kids loved the little scavenger hunt. We had requested a crib when booking, and I called a few days ahead to ensure it was noted on our booking but it wasn’t in our room upon arrival (which also was several hours passed our 1 year olds bedtime). It took a bit of chasing to get it but we finally got it about an hour after we arrived. I wish it was in our room upon arrival. Otherwise our stay exceeded our expectations and we will be staying again in the future. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Nice central dt hotel

Apr 9, 2024 Cruiser31865615688

Fairmont Vancouver is central to restaurants and places to go to in downtown. The building is well kept though may need a few refurbishing here and there. We stayed for 7 nights but was taken aback when the suite we booked was right above the gym. Certainly they do not expect us to endure the early morning sounds of the gym for the entire week!… Read more
Fairmont Vancouver is central to restaurants and places to go to in downtown. The building is well kept though may need a few refurbishing here and there. We stayed for 7 nights but was taken aback when the suite we booked was right above the gym. Certainly they do not expect us to endure the early morning sounds of the gym for the entire week! The staff was quick to move us however it was to a much smaller suite. Nevertheless it was a quiet room. The saving grace was the outstanding staff- from door man to bell, to housekeeping, all catering to our asks. And the beautiful tea room for the cherry blossom aftn tea. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great location

Apr 8, 2024 JumpinPanda Orinda, California

What we loved - great location near shopping and restaurants - beautiful, old world charm - very friendly and helpful staff - specious room, good value for the price -lovely birthday amenity -yummy room service breakfast What was not so great - dated room - small bathroom but functional - long wait for valet - long wait at check in -… Read more
What we loved - great location near shopping and restaurants - beautiful, old world charm - very friendly and helpful staff - specious room, good value for the price -lovely birthday amenity -yummy room service breakfast What was not so great - dated room - small bathroom but functional - long wait for valet - long wait at check in - inside door latch was broken - very noisy hvac system We had a good stay overall but might try another fairmont property on the next trip to Vancouver. Read less
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Apr 6, 2024 Pickanotherusername

I stayed two nights at this hotel. It was my second stay there. I loved every minute of it. Not only were the rooms really clean but they are also very comfortable as well. When I checked into the hotel they were very busy and the staff handled it efficiently. I even got a complimentary upgrade to my room which I really appreciated. I … Read more
I stayed two nights at this hotel. It was my second stay there. I loved every minute of it. Not only were the rooms really clean but they are also very comfortable as well. When I checked into the hotel they were very busy and the staff handled it efficiently. I even got a complimentary upgrade to my room which I really appreciated. I found the staff to be really friendly and welcoming. I enjoyed my stay here and will definitely recommend to anyone else as well. Read less