The Fairmont Waterfront

5 stars
900 Canada Place Way, Vancouver, BC V6C 3L5
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.1
out of 5
27 reviews
Great place to stay!!!

This hotel was awesome and I will definitely be going back. Not only was I gratuitously upgraded to... See full review

  • Visiting Nixter
  • Sep 12, 2014
Great Location!

This hotel was beautiful and very helpful with things to do and places to visit. Its location was... See full review

  • Summer Vacay 2014
  • Aug 16, 2014
See the best of Vancouver, from all angles
The Fairmont Waterfront hotel has some of the most spectacular views of Vancouver available, looking out over the gorgeous Stanley Park, the North Shore Mountains and the shining lights of the city. It is also one of the greenest hotels in the country, having earned five Green Keys for its environmental ethos. The Fairmont Waterfront features a beautiful rooftop garden and honey bee apiary, along with outdoor pools that boast spectacular views over the coast and up the mountains. Guests also savor daily chef specialties and choose from a fine selection of wines and cocktails at The ARC Restaurant + Bar.
3 Reasons To Stay


 

  • Beautiful views of Stanley Park, the North Shore Mountains and the glimmering metropolitan skyline
  • Guided morning runs and yoga on the roof
  • Health club with heated outdoor pool boasting views of the sea and mountains
The Fairmont Waterfront Rooms
The Fairmont Waterfront rooms are roomy, sophisticated and modern looking. The hotel has 489 adjustable rooms to suit the needs of business and tourist travelers alike. Amenities available on request include connecting rooms, microwaves, mini fridges, high chairs and pet amenities such as beds and bowls. Rooms have floor-to-ceiling windows to highlight the spectacular views of the coast and the mountaintops. All Fairmont Waterfront rooms come with Internet access, flat-screen TVs, 24-hour in-room dining, and large tables and chairs to accommodate this. The bathrooms have terry cloth bathrobes, hair-dryers and Miller Harris bath amenities, and each room has standard air conditioning, windows that open to provide fresh air and pillow top beds.
Things To Do

  • Vancouver Convention & Exhibition Centre (0.2 mi/0.3 km)
  • Cruise Ship Terminals (0.2 mi/0.3 km)
  • Gastown (0.5 mi/0.8 km)
  • Vancouver Art Gallery (0.6 mi/0.9 km)
  • Vancouver shopping district (Robson Street) (0.7 mi/1.1 km)
  • Stanley Park (2.1 mi/3.4 km)
  • Entertainment district (Granville Street) (3.4 mi/5.4 km)

The Fairmont Waterfront Rooms

Fairmont Gold City View Room King Bed
Luxury redefined on our completely refurbished concierge level. These spacious, recently renovated rooms feature modern upscale design and overlook the stunning Vancouver city skyline and hotels 2,100 sq ft herb garden. Fairmont Gold guests enjoy exclusive privileges including access to our private Fairmont Gold lounge with harbourview patio, complimentary deluxe European breakfast, locally themed evening canaps and honor bar, private boardroom up to 8 people and private checkin and checkout with a personal concierge. All Gold rooms offer a personalized welcome amenity, 47 HD flatscreen televisions, complimentary wireless internet access & local phone calls, Stearns & Foster pillowtop beds, inroom safe, 24 hr In Room Dining, large working desk with multimedia connectivity hub, exclusive Le Labo bath amenities, Nespresso coffee system, overnight complimentary shoeshine service and floor to ceiling windows with openings to the exterior.
Fairmont Gold Harbour View Room
Luxury redefined on our completely refurbished concierge level. These spacious, recently renovated waterview rooms feature modern upscale design, a luxurious spa shower, and a variety of spectacular views of the North Shore Mountains, Coal Harbour or Stanley Park. Fairmont Gold guests enjoy exclusive privileges including access to our private Gold lounge with harbourview patio, complimentary deluxe European breakfast, evening canaps and honor bar, private boardroom for up to 8 people and private checkin and checkout with a personal concierge. All Gold rooms offer a personalized welcome amenity, 47 HD flatscreen televisions, complimentary wireless internet access and local phone calls, Stearns & Foster pillowtop beds, inroom safe, 24 hour In Room Dining, large working desk with multimedia connectivity hub, exclusive Le Labo bath amenities, Nespresso coffee system, overnight complimentary shoeshine service and floor to ceiling windows with openings to the exterior.
Fairmont City View Rooms
One King OR Two Doubles. Spacious Southfacing rooms overlooking the dramatic architecture of Vancouvers city skyline and the hotels 2,100 square foot herb garden. All rooms have 47 HD flatscreen televisions, wireless internet access, Sealy Posturepedic pillowtop beds, inroom safe, 24 hour In Room Dining, personal Keurig coffee system and tea, large working desk with chair, exclusive Le Labo bath amenities and floor to ceiling windows with openings to the exterior.
Deluxe Partial View Room King Bed
Elegant Northfacing rooms with partial waterviews overlooking Burrard Inlet Harbour, the North Shore Mountains and Canada Place Cruise Ship Terminal. All rooms have 47 HD flatscreen televisions, wireless internet access, Sealy Posturepedic pillowtop beds, inroom safe, 24 hour In Room Dining, personal Keurig coffee system and tea, large working desk with chair, exclusive Le Labo bath amenities and floor to ceiling windows with openings to the exterior. A few of these rooms have the option to connect to another room.
Signature Harbour View Room
Premium waterview rooms offering spectacular views of the North Shore Mountains, Coal Harbor or Stanley Park. All rooms have 47 HD flatscreen televisions, wireless internet access, Sealy Posturepedic pillowtop beds, inroom safe, 24 hour In Room Dining, personal Keurig coffee system and tea, large working desk with chair, exclusive Le Labo bath amenities and floor to ceiling windows with openings to the exterior. A few of these rooms have the option to connect to another room.
Signature Harbour View Corner Room
Unique corner rooms offering floor to ceiling windows with sweeping 180 degree views of the harbour, North Shore Mountains, Lions Gate Bridge and Stanley Park. These rooms offer larger bathrooms with views, 47 HD flatscreen televisions, wireless internet access, Sealy Posturepedic pillowtop beds, inroom safe, 24 hour In Room Dining, personal Keurig coffee system and tea, large working desk with chair, exclusive Le Labo bath amenities and large windows with openings to the exterior. Wonderful rooms for honeymoons, anniversaries or special occasions.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Outdoor pool
General
Concierge
Pet friendly
Elevators
Activities
Outdoor pool
Fitness center or spa
Fitness Center
Dining
Restaurant
24 hour room service
Room service
Services
Business center
Laundry service
In-Room Safe
Conference facilities
Internet
WiFi
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities
Service animals allowed

Hotel Map

49.2873 -123.1131
Area served
Vancouver, BC
Nearby airports
Vancouver International Airport (YVR) (12km)
Area description
This Four Diamond urban retreat is connected to the Canada Place Cruise Ship Terminal, Vancouver Convention Centre and the Canada Line Skytrain which provides a 25 minute direct train to Vancouver International Airport. The hotel is walking distance to quaint shops, galleries and trendy eateries in historic Gastown; close to Robson Street, the financial district and many of the city's best attractions. Cycle the Seawall with the hotel's complimentary bicycles, cruise to the local market aboard the Seabus or take a high-flying adventure by helijet or floatplane for a bird's eye view of this coastal city.

Nearby points of interest

  • Port Metro Vancouver: 0.1 mi
  • Canada Place: 0.1 mi
  • Vancouver Lookout: 0.2 mi
  • Marine Building: 0.2 mi
  • Vancouver Convention Centre: 0.2 mi
  • Vancouver Public Library: 0.5 mi
  • Orpheum Theatre: 0.6 mi
  • Rogers Arena: 0.7 mi
  • Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden: 0.7 mi
  • General Motors Place: 0.7 mi
  • B.C. Place Stadium: 0.7 mi
  • False Creek: 1.2 mi
  • Granville Island: 1.5 mi
  • Stanley Park: 1.6 mi
  • English Bay: 2.2 mi
  • Port Metro Vancouver: 0.1 mi
  • Canada Place: 0.1 mi
  • Vancouver Lookout: 0.2 mi
  • Marine Building: 0.2 mi
  • Vancouver Convention Centre: 0.2 mi
  • Vancouver Public Library: 0.5 mi
  • Orpheum Theatre: 0.6 mi
  • Rogers Arena: 0.7 mi
  • Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden: 0.7 mi
  • General Motors Place: 0.7 mi
  • B.C. Place Stadium: 0.7 mi
  • False Creek: 1.2 mi
  • Granville Island: 1.5 mi
  • Stanley Park: 1.6 mi
  • English Bay: 2.2 mi
  • Kitsilano Pool: 2.2 mi
  • Capilano Suspension Bridge and Park: 2.8 mi
  • Bloedel Floral Conservatory: 3 mi
  • Queen Elizabeth Park: 3.1 mi
  • VanDusen Botanical Garden: 3.4 mi
  • Pacific Spirit Regional Park: 5.4 mi
  • Lynn Canyon Park: 5.6 mi
  • University of British Columbia: 6.4 mi
  • UBC Botanical Garden: 6.6 mi
  • Museum of Anthropology: 6.6 mi
  • Nitobe Memorial Garden: 6.8 mi
  • Garibaldi Provincial Park: 47.5 mi

Dining

ARC Restaurant + Bar
Life is complicated. Good food shouldnt be. Simple, fresh, local and handcrafted. Our new restaurant ARC is the perfect West Coast Setting to enjoy urban artisan food created by our Executive Chef, Dana Hauser, The Chefs Bench is a place to experience hands on culinary expertise and share something truly special. The uniquely curved space offers a sensational bar, which is the vibrant hub for meeting old friends and new. Check out the chalk board for Chefs picks, pair them with local craft beers, world-class wines and cocktails mixed to perfection. Dress code: Business Casual
ARC Bar
Hours of Operation: Bar Bites - 11:30 to 23:00 Bar - 11:30 to 24:00 Sunday to Thursday Bar - 11:30 to 01:00 Friday & Saturday

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1200

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (27)

Ratings and reviews for The Fairmont Waterfront

Overall score

4.1 / 5
5.01.0
27 out of 27
Amenities:
4.1
Room cleanliness:
4.7
Hotel staff:
4.4
Room comfort:
4.3
Location:
4.8
Value:
4

93% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
4146newt
Business
London
Apr 14, 2012

Fairmont Waterfront Vancouver in April 2012

The Fairmont Waterfront is a first class hotel with first class staff. We would definately return. The location is right on the waterfront in Vancouver City, perfect for tourist or family). Underneath the hotel is the Waterfront Skytrain station with a direct link to the shops , city and airport. The location is safe and everything is walkable from the front door. The hotel is easily 4 star and the staff couldn't be more helpful. The resturant is high class and expensive. We stayed on a room only basis and there is a whole food court under the hotel in a shopping mall, so loads of eating options, with about 100 resturants for all budgets walking distance away. The reception were a little pushy about upgrades on arrival. We bought a view upgrade, Basicaly there are three views from this hotel. 1 is the rear towards the city , fine but just buildings. 2 is over the bay but facing a container port -vancouver is a working port, 3 is over the bay and mountains - perfect! They sold us the container port , we complained and they swapped us immediately. Overall a great hotel in a great city with great staff that reflect the people of Vancouver.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

Dont go for the shopping. It is very vey expensive compared with London

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
hawaiiman
Business
Langley, BC, Canada
Nov 28, 2011

Excellent for business or personal travel

This hotel is situated in one of the best downtown locations that you can find. Convenient to siteseeing, restaurants, shopping, sporting events, public transportation.......it has it all. Staff were all very helpful and friendly. Even though it was our first stay it felt like we were coming home.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

Try Pacific Center straight up Howe Street from the hotel.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Emily S
Business
Victoria, BC, Canada
Nov 1, 2011

I"m very Impressed

It was just a short weekend getaway but it was a great trip. I'm very impressed with the hotel and staff. The room was beautiful and clean as was the hotel itself. The staff were so accommodating and friendly. I can't wait to stay at the Fairmont Waterfront again!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
LolaL
Business
Seattle
Sep 26, 2011

location

hotel was in a great location not too far from robson

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Weekend in Vancouver
Business
seattle
Aug 8, 2011

Wonderful service

It's certainly a nice hotel. Outstanding service - but I do have to say that I was very disappointed by our view. We had paid more for a water view (it was actually a primary reason for even choosing this hotel), but were put on a 3rd floor room, where the view was basically the conference center, and what water we might've seen was blocked by a tree. I understand that not everyone can get a high floor view, but i don't think it's a good practice to charge us significantly more for supposed "spectacular water views" when you can barely see the water. I would've saved myself some money and gotten a city view had I known what I was getting. Fitness center was open and connected to the pool and hot tub, which was kind of awkward. Maybe I'm a tough critic, but pool area was underwhelming. Heron's restaurant, however, was lovely.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

The Diamond in Gastown is amazingly top notch if you enjoy expertly made, quality cocktails.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Cogans
Business
Chicago, IL
Feb 19, 2011

Excellent hotel and friendly staff

We enjoyed our stay in Vancouver. The staff was very helpful helping us navigate the city sites

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Southern Calif.
Sep 27, 2010

Exc location /value adjac't to terminal

Walk accross street to cruise terminal "Canada Place."

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Beaumont Texas
Sep 3, 2010

Wonderful for those going on a cruise

Our only complaint was a mix-up at the reservation desk -- had to wait for non-smoking rooms to become available (we had requested non-smoking); had to settle for queen rather than king size beds (it was OK) The staff was quite helpful with suggestions on points of interest and restaurants. We also appreciated the van service provided by the hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
UK
Jul 17, 2009

Short stay post Alaska cruise

Perfect location great hrabour view, plenty of activity in sight. Easy to get to all main sights. Very helpful concierge for both retaurants and trips. Visitor centre als nextdoor. Great as a post cruise hotel as right next to terminal.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Try Cardero's - a walk along the sea front

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Review of The Fairmont Waterfront

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Florida
May 24, 2009

Unbeatable location for the price

A great hotel to go back to

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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