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Fairmont Waterfront
Ranked #11 of 92 Hotels in Vancouver
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Eastleigh, United Kingdom
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95 reviews
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“Great location and Friendly Welcome”
Reviewed 29 April 2012

We stayed here for 4 nights in April. The hotel has a great position near the waterfront, seaplanes, food forum and public transport system (including the Seabus), as well as the cruise terminal. A short walk to the Robson St shops and Gas Town also makes this a good location. The hotel itself is very friendly with warm and efficient reception, concierge and bellhops. We had a room with a large curved glass view of the town and a bit of a view of the sea. Great views of the pool which was open and lively even in the cold..! Large comfy bed, quiet and dark room with good facilities including a fridge, kettle etc although, not having 2 bedside tables is a small irritation. Lack of free wifi is another irritation - however, there is a Starbucks opposite where most people congregate with computers...! The hotel clearly focuses on conference trade and there is a large throughput of people. We would stay here again.

Room Tip: Ask for a room with a curved window....!
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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WaterfrontVancouver, General Manager at Fairmont Waterfront, responded to this review, 7 May 2012
Dear Guest,
Thank you for your recent review; I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay, found our colleagues to be warm and friendly and our location to be ideal. You may be interested to know that we offer complimentary wireless high-speed internet access to all Fairmont President’s Club members (membership is complimentary) and that there is also complimentary WiFi available in Herons Bar, our lobby lounge. We hope to welcome you back to Vancouver and The Fairmont Waterfront soon, please let me know if there is anything I can do to personally make your next stay a memorable one! Kind regards, Ian Pullan, General Manager
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Reviewed 28 April 2012

Stayed one Friday night when we were in town to see Coldplay at the Roger Place. Good access to the Sky Train to the venue - right across the street. Very helpful valet attendant out front advised us as to the best way to get there. Easily walked home afterwards in about 20 minutes. Got a weekend package that included valet parking, bed and breakfast. No complaints at all! Room was clean and comfortable. Had a lovely meal at the Heron's dining room and the greatest server - Sica. We have stayed many times at various Fairmont's. The service is always great.

Room Tip: Look for a weekend package. Good value - includes valet parking and breakfast - about $27 per person...
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Reviewed 25 April 2012

Not as luxurious as one would expect, given the cost of rooms; however, the staff are extremely friendly and helpful. Very convenient location for a convention and within walking distance of most sights. Room somewhat on the small size but comfortable and quiet. Rooms with great views are more expensive. Food in restaurant uneven; one morning fantastic, another, same order, less so.

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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled on business
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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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Reviewed 24 April 2012

I was attending a convention, so with the group rate and the proximity (right across the streeet) of the convention center, this was a good choice for us. Be prepared to pay New York City prices for parking as valet parking is your only option. However, they were always prompt to bring the car around when requested. In-hotel dining offers good options. The staff were extremely helpful and able to accommodate some special requests. TIP: If you join the Fairmont's loyalty club for free, your wi-fi is free for the rest of your stay. We had frequent difficulties with our wi-fi dropping out, so I would have been annoyed had we paid for it.

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Reviewed 23 April 2012

Return visit and slightly disappointed to see that no modernisation had taken place. Tried to book Pacific Rim which was full.
Bedroom OK but could hear the plumbing in an adjacent room.
Great people again which I think is a Fairmont strength but spend some money on the rooms to match the competition and the stunning location.
I'd still go back though!

Room Tip: Previous visit had a water view which is far nicer than the city view we had this time.
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Additional Information about Fairmont Waterfront

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 (per night): ₹ 20,462 - ₹ 47,424
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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