Super friendly staff, spacious room. If you need quiet at night this hotel is not for you; it is right beside a hospital Emergency Room and Sirenen can go all night. The suite was spacious and clean but could use a little makeover. We loved the Coffee Shop at the low level
Once we got parking sorted out and figured out where to go at the terminal (it only took a few moments), everything was smooth sailing, so to speak. Nice view of the airport, but still quite quiet. No problems sleeping.
We had a wonderful stay! The location is excellent! Close to the park and to shopping, restaurants etc. Our room had s beautiful waterfront view, it was clean and comfortable. The staff was professional and accommodating. We had one issue though: My husband used the ATM machine located in the lobby ...
We expected a nice hotel, but the Fairmont was better than expected. The location downtown was very convenient and near lots of great restaurants and shopping. The staff was very friendly and helpful and our rooms were especially nice. We spend two nights, then embarked on an Alaskan cruise. The ...
Although renovations were being undertaken, the hotel did a good job of keeping things running smoothly, with high good humor about it all. (Elevator = "Free flight simulator.") Not much in the way of eating options nearby if you are without a car, but that's just a heads-up, not the hotel's ...
Great hotel and wonderful customer service. Especially thanks to front desk Shereen Tang who spent hours of time to call to the airlines and solve all the problems for us. Truly appreciate for all her efforts. We would definitely return to this hotel and highly recommend.
Good location, although there was a band playing on the floor below our room so we had a hard time trying to sleep, bathroom needs to be renovated, great beds and really clean overall. No complementary breakfast.
Great Hotel, great service and good location. Staff was very helpful, especially the guy at the door during the weekday mornings. Hotel was close to everywhere so we just walked everywhere. Clean rooms and a big plus that there was a free laundry facility.
The hotel was busier than normal due to conferences but the staff did a stellar job in getting the room ready in time. The location of the property is fantastic - close to transit and very walkable. Did not need a car for the entire stay.
We expected a nice hotel, but the Fairmont was better than expected. The location downtown was very convenient and near lots of great restaurants and shopping. The staff was very friendly and helpful and our rooms were especially nice. We spend two nights, then embarked on an Alaskan cruise. The Fairmont got us off to a great start!
Situated on the west coast of Canada, the city of Vancouver is the third-largest in the country, with a reputation for great outdoor activities, top museums like the Science World, and a feel for gastronomy ably demonstrated by its seafood and farm-sourced restaurants. Its epic, pine-forested landscapes and the Canadian Rockies have earned the city the nickname “Hollywood North,” with everything from “The X-Files” to the Twilight Saga filmed around here.
Set against the might of the Pacific Ocean, Vancouver offers plenty of adventures for the outdoor enthusiast. Beaches allow the opportunity for everything from swimming to body boarding. Locals know to head to Wreck Beach for sunbathing, while you can take a boat out on the deep blue waters for world-class fishing and scuba diving. Check out Kitsilano Beach for a few rounds of volleyball or to introduce the kids to the 360° views from the splash-haven of heated Kits Pool.
A short 25-minute drive will get snow bunnies to the North Shore peaks of the Rockies and Grouse Mountain, a popular snowboarding and skiing spot, with unparalleled views of the coastal landscape and glass city below. Take the Skyride to the top of the mountain, enjoy a ride on the mountain zip-line and stop by the Grizzlies at Bear Discovery.
Grouse Mountain also offers a challenging hiking trail called the Grouse Grind. This 1.8-mile trail on the face of the mountain is known to locals as “Mother Nature's Stairmaster.”
For less intense activity, take a walk down the Sea Wall. Located at Stanley Park and approximately 13 miles long, this popular paved path is laid along Vancouver's waterfront. Perfect for a casual stroll or jog, the path will guide you around Lost Lagoon and will take you past multiple parks and beaches, including English Bay. From here, you can cross Lions Gate Bridge into North Vancouver and head to Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, taking a walk across the forest from one of the seven footbridges suspended 100 feet above the ground.
First-timers to the area will get a kick out of staying in the thick of things at a hotel in Downtown Vancouver. Bunking in the heart of the city gives easy access to the high-end shopping on Robson St. as well as the bars, restaurants and clubs of the famed Granville St. Many of the Vancouver hotels located downtown also offer meeting spaces, computer access and Wi-Fi for your business traveling needs.
For an enchanting experience, guests will want to stay in the charming, historic Gastown. Make sure you stop by and check out the famous steam clock, located at the corner of Water St. and Cambie St. A short, two-block stroll west will take you to the Top of Vancouver, which provides a panoramic view of the sprawling city from an observation deck.
Vancouver is located on the coast of the Great Northwest and experiences moderate weather and temperatures. Because Vancouver is located at sea level and enjoys mild winters, snow within the city limits is less common than in the higher areas such as North and West Vancouver or Burnaby Mountain. To increase your odds of avoiding a downpour, visit Vancouver from May to September. As an added bonus, visiting in spring will give you the chance to see the beauty of the bright pink cherry blossom trees that pepper the streets in full bloom.
Vancouver International Airport (YVR) is located in nearby Richmond, BC, and offers direct flights to the US and worldwide. YVR is located along the Skytrain line, which transports you from the airport directly to Downtown Vancouver in approximately 45 minutes. The airport also offers access to car-rental agencies for a quicker drive Downtown. If you'sre driving over the border, the closest city is Seattle, at around a three--and-a-half hour trip, taking the northward bound I-5.