Fairmont Waterfront

Vancouver, Canada

The hotel

Right on the water’s edge in Vancouver’s harbour, the Fairmont Waterfront is a luxurious haven putting you in the perfect place to explore. Tickle your taste buds with fresh food in the restaurant and bar, grown on the hotel’s very own rooftop herb garden. Or head out - you’re just a short walk from the cool restaurants and breweries in Gastown. Back inside, you can take a dip in the outdoor pool or relax completely with a massage. And your room has floor-to-ceiling windows, with a dreamy view you’ll be happy to wake up to each day.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Swimming Pool
  • Room Service
  • Valet parking
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Wheelchair access
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Close to City Centre
  • Restaurant

Where is it

On Coal Harbour, next to Canada Place and a short walk to Gastown. Close to the famed Seawall leading to Stanley Park. Transfer time from Vancouver Airport: 30 minutes.

Hotel information

489 rooms and suites on 23 floors. All with air conditioning, TV with pay-per-view films, WiFi access*, mini-bar*, tea/coffee making facilities, safe, iron and board, bathrobes and hairdryer. Fairmont Rooms are 360-430 sq ft and have views of the herb garden or city, with 1 king-size bed, 1 queen-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

Deluxe Rooms are 360-430 sq ft and have views of the city skyline, with 1 king-size bed, 1 queen-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

Deluxe Partial Harbour View Rooms are 360-430 sq ft and have slight views of the harbour, mountains, and cruise ship terminal, with 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

Signature Harbour View Rooms are 360-430 sq ft and have views of the harbour and mountains, with 1 king-size bed, 1 queen-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

Fairmont Gold City View Rooms are 360-430 sq ft, overlook the city skyline, and include Gold Room benefits, with 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

Fairmont Gold Harbour View Rooms are 360-430 sq ft, have views of the harbour, mountain and Stanley Park, and include Gold Room benefits, with 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

West Coast Suites are 500 sq ft and have partial harbour and mountain views, with a separate living room and 2 TVs, 1 king-size bed and a pull-out sofa bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

Harbour View Suites are 770-1125 sq ft and have views of the harbour, mountains and Stanley Park. They're located on the higher floors, and have 1 king-size bed and a sofa bed, or 2 double beds and a sofa bed, sleeping 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Fairmont Gold Rooms include the following benefits:

  • Private check-in and check-out
  • Exclusive use of the Fairmont Gold Lounge and gardened terrace, overlooking Vancouver’s harbour and North Shore mountains
  • Complimentary deluxe European buffet breakfast, served between 6:30am-10:00am on weekdays and 7:00am-11:00am at weekends
  • Complimentary selection of house-made pastries and savoury snacks, served between 12:00pm-5:00pm daily
  • Complimentary selection of hot and cold canapés, served between 5:00pm-7:00pm daily
  • Complimentary mineral water, soft drinks, coffee, espresso drinks and selection of teas
  • An honour bar, available to enjoy daily from 12:00pm-9:30pm (charges apply for alcoholic beverages)
  • Complimentary WiFi and computer access

ARC Restaurant and Bar (urban artisanal cuisine, open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and weekend brunch). Health club with massage services*, gym, outdoor 50 ft heated swimming pool, indoor whirlpool and steam rooms. Guided morning runs. Rooftop herb garden and apiary. Concierge. Room service*. Valet parking CA$56 plus tax, per day (payable locally, subject to change).

Wheelchair accessible rooms available on request. Please note that these rooms are subject to availability and may be restricted to specific room categories and bedding arrangements. Rooms and facilities vary between hotels so please check at the time of booking. For more information and contact details please check out our Special Assistance page

* Denotes local charge.

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Sep 14, 2020 876eugenew

Stayed at this location, at a harbour view room, over the labour day long weekend. I was extremely happy with the service, view and room. I would stay here again! The location was excellent, within walking distance of Robson Street, Gastown, and Waterfront station.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Disappointingly uninspired

Sep 6, 2020 CDNTravelLover Toronto, Canada

My mom & I booked 2 nights here as a special getaway. Considering the steep price, we assumed we'd be in for a luxurious stay. Instead -- complete mediocrity. I could've been at a Days Inn in Cleveland. There were no special touches at all - no fresh flowers in the lobby and the pool area was dull and needed sweeping, there were no flowers there… Read more
My mom & I booked 2 nights here as a special getaway. Considering the steep price, we assumed we'd be in for a luxurious stay. Instead -- complete mediocrity. I could've been at a Days Inn in Cleveland. There were no special touches at all - no fresh flowers in the lobby and the pool area was dull and needed sweeping, there were no flowers there either. The room, with a partial harbor view (which you pay a premium for), was so poorly laid out. Instead of the beds facing the view, if you were laying in bed you stared at an ugly concrete building. The only way to see the lovely view was to stand at the window. There were no chairs in the room besides a desk chair. Yes, it's covid, but really, the Fairmont couldn't do better than 2 paper cups for coffee? NO bottled water? No replenishing of supplies for day two (and no housekeeping). $52 for parking? Hot tub -- not even a pot of plants to make it a less sterile boring area. The elevators were so busy we waited at least 10 minutes 3x during our stay just to get on one. I wasn't even going to write this review but I've just checked into a Radisson near Vancouver airport for 1/4 of the price. Of course, there is no view, BUT they have supplied real glassware, 2 bottles of water, 2 real mugs instead of paper cups, and there are fresh flowers and fruits available in the lobby. At the Radisson. Come on, Fairmont. You bill yourself as an elegant, luxurious hotel and the Radisson is out doing you. Very disappointing. We won't be returning to a Fairmont. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Reminded me of an outdated Vegas Hotel

Sep 2, 2020 vanfamily0f4 Vancouver, Canada

Stayed here for three days/two nights as part of a staycation d/t Covid. I would rate this as a 3 star hotel room, with 4 star service. We were upgraded upon arrival to the 20th floor. Unfortunately, room was dated; TV remote had ?food on it; there was a melted cough drop on the window sill; and duvet was stained. The saving grace of our… Read more
Stayed here for three days/two nights as part of a staycation d/t Covid. I would rate this as a 3 star hotel room, with 4 star service. We were upgraded upon arrival to the 20th floor. Unfortunately, room was dated; TV remote had ?food on it; there was a melted cough drop on the window sill; and duvet was stained. The saving grace of our stay was the outdoor pool. We had no difficulty making reservations, and d/t limited numbers, the pool was uncrowded and very comfortable. Weather was amazing as well. Lunch at the pool was tasty, although as expected, costly - ie. $18 for chips and guacamole. Movie rental in the room was $25/movie; parking was $55/night. Hotel is in a great location, and we dined on patios in both Gastown and Coal Harbour. Despite lovely and attentive doormen, concierge and pool staff, I honestly wouldn't stay here again. There are many better options for $400+/night. Honestly, the room reminded me of an outdated Vegas Hotel room. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating 2 night getaway. Fast friendly check in, complimentary room upgrade. Close attention to Covid 19 protocols.

Aug 14, 2020 livtocruise White Rock, Canada

Harbour view room on 6 floor. Room was very clean and comfortable. Excellent breakfast in ARC with friendly attentive service. Really good coffee. All staff were very pleasant and helpful. Valet parking unavailable because of covid but parking is convenient and clear directions provided
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Jun 23, 2020 Tiffanytravelholic New York

After a horrid experience at the JW Marriott on our return trip from a Disney Alaska cruise we stayed at the Fairmont Waterfront. The proximity to the cruise ship terminal is the main attraction of this hotel as it is located right across the street from the terminal. We had a room that opened up to a garden balcony. How wonderful to have this… Read more
After a horrid experience at the JW Marriott on our return trip from a Disney Alaska cruise we stayed at the Fairmont Waterfront. The proximity to the cruise ship terminal is the main attraction of this hotel as it is located right across the street from the terminal. We had a room that opened up to a garden balcony. How wonderful to have this little oasis in the middle of the city. Breakfast in the room, bath robes delivered for our kiddos - let’s just say the Fairmont knows how to spoil there guests. Very happy with our stay. Read less