Fairmont Waterfront

900 Canada Place Way | Vancouver, CA V6C 3L5  [SEE MAP]Vancouver, CA  [SEE ADDRESS]
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Overview

Central location in downtown Vancouver
Expensive parking rates

Admired by cruise passengers and luxury-seekers alike, the Fairmont Waterfront plays off of Vancouver's best asset: its mountains. Whether you're gazing at them from the floor-to-ceiling windows in your room or while lounging at the heated outdoor pool, the Fairmont's surroundings are a consistent source of praise from recent guests. And because this Fairmont is conveniently located across the street from the cruise ship terminal, passengers can easily go from boat to hotel, or vice versa. Along with the superb location, visitors praise the accommodations, appointed with 47-inch flat-screen TVs, Keurig coffee makers and Le Labo toiletries. When you're ready for a bite to eat, head to ARC Restaurant, where the chef incorporates ingredients from the hotel's 2,100-square-foot rooftop garden and on-site honeybee colony into the menu. If you're a Le Club AccorHotels program member, you can earn future free nights and airline miles for choosing to bed down here.

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Location
Vancouver, CA
Hotel Class
4.5-star
Property Type
Hotel, 489 rooms
Primary View
City center, Bay, Mountain(s)
Style
Traditional, Modern
Best For
Business travelers, Couples

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Scorecard
  • 4.5Hotel Class
  • GREATCritic Rating

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Critic Reviews

Other Awards

  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Awards 2019
  • Condé Nast Readers' Choice List 2018

Condé Nast Traveler

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Connected to the Convention Centre, it has a location that's 'perfect for business and for exploring downtown.'

Fodor's

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Stunning views of the harbor, mountains, and Stanley Park from the floor-to-ceiling windows of the guest rooms are one of the highlights of this luxuriously modern 23-story hotel across the street from Vancouver's cruise-ship terminal. Rooms are light and airy, with blond-wood furnishings and original, contemporary Canadian artwork.

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Frommer's

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Some guest rooms may still retain the old, dark, heavy traditional look, but most have transitioned to a lighter, cleaner, contemporary West Coast design, with features like pale leather headboards, rounded glass lamp bases, cheerful floral throw pillows, and shimmery wallpapered statement walls.

Other Awards

  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Awards 2019
  • Condé Nast Readers' Choice List 2018

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 3829 have reviewed the Fairmont Waterfront, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

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TripAdvisor Travel Rating: TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 3829 reviews 4.5 (based on 3829 reviews)

Guest Rooms

The Fairmont Waterfront's guest rooms and suites feature Vancouver-inspired interiors with wooden furnishings and white, brown and gold color palettes. All accommodations have wall-to-wall windows with views of Vancouver Harbour and the surrounding mountains or the downtown skyline and the hotel's herb garden. Standard amenities include 47-inch flat-screen TVs, Keurig coffee makers, desks and stocked minibars. In suites, guests will find additional features like separate living rooms with sofa beds and walk-in showers. Travelers who stay in a Fairmont Gold-level room or suite also have access to a lounge and personalized concierge services.
  • In-room Wi-Fi costs $13.95 CAD (about $11 USD) per day; free for Fairmont President's Club members and guests staying in Fairmont Gold-level accommodations
  • Binoculars provided in all Fairmont Gold-level rooms and suites
  • Balconies or terraces available in select suites

Standard room size360-430 square feet

  • Internet (with fee)
  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Wireless Internet
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

The Fairmont Waterfront sits alongside Vancouver Harbour between the downtown Coal Harbour financial district and the historic Gastown neighborhood. The property also offers prime access to the city's Cruise Ship Terminal and the Vancouver Convention Centre. Several bus stops and train stations are located nearby, though guests can use the property's bicycles to get around the city for free.
  • Approximatley 10 miles north of Vancouver International Airport
  • Stanley Park and the Vancouver Aquarium are situated less than 3 miles away
  • Valet and self-parking available for $37 CAD (about $38 USD) per day
  • 24-hour valet parking ($49 CAD)
  • 24-hour self-parking ($49 CAD)
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service

Within walking distance of:

  • Grocery store
  • Movie theater
  • Theater
  • Shopping
  • Bus stop
  • Train station
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Restaurants
  • Beach

Dining

Guests staying at the Fairmont Waterfront can dine at ARC, the hotel's on-site restaurant. ARC offers a casual atmosphere with local, seasonal fare. A bar is also available in ARC. Herbs, fruit and vegetables used in ARC's dishes are grown in the property's herb garden, while honey is collected from the hotel's four beehives. Travelers interested in the Fairmont Waterfront's beehives can book the hotel's Bee Green package, which includes a private apiary tour with the property's beekeeper, a keepsake bee house and a honey-centric dinner in ARC.
  • Packed picnic baskets can be provided for a fee
  • Live music offered Tuesday through Saturday in ARC's bar
  • Room service available 24 hours a day

Number of restaurants1

Cuisine TypesBuffet

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • Free breakfast

Pool

A 50-foot heated pool is open year-round on the Fairmont Waterfront's rooftop. Free pool towels and lounge chairs are offered by the pool. And inside the adjacent health club, guests will find a hot tub and changing rooms.
  • Pool, hot tub and changing rooms open daily from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Complimentary childrens pool toys available
  • Poolside food and beverage service offered from 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. on select days between June and September
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Seasonal
  • Indoor
  • Outdoor
  • Indoor/outdoor combo
  • Pool bar
  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Poolside service
  • Waterslide
  • Deck chairs or cabanas

Spa

A spa is not available at the Fairmont Waterfront, however, the property can arrange massages. Steam rooms are also located within the health club. Massages can be booked Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m.
  • In-room massages available
  • Massages scheduled outside of set hours can be arranged for an additional $20 CAD (about $15 USD)

Services offered:

  • Massage
  • Facial
  • Body treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
  • Salon services
  • Outdoor treatment area
  • Steam room
  • Sauna

Kids

Though a kids club is not offered at the Fairmont Waterfront, guests can request in-room kids amenities like child-size bathrobes, childrens toiletries and step stools. One- and two-bedroom Family Suites are also available. When dining on-site, children 5 and younger eat for free, while kids ages 6 to 11 receive discounted rates for meals. Family booking packages with inclusions like kids snacks and in-room movies are offered as well.
  • Babysitting services can be arranged for a fee
  • Free loaner kids bikes available
  • Kids club
  • Cribs
  • High chairs

Fitness

A fitness center with cardio and strength-training machines, free weights, stretching mats and exercise balls is located in the hotel's health club. The facility features floor-to-ceiling windows that offer views of the Fairmont Waterfront's pool and the Canada Place pier. Additional fitness amenities include free guided runs every Tuesday and Thursday morning and complimentary bike rentals.
  • Fitness center open 24 hours a day
  • Free loaner Reebok workout gear available for Fairmont President's Club members
  • Weight equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Free fitness classes
  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)
  • Bicycles (free)
  • Tennis
  • Guided runs (free)
  • Paddle boats
  • Motor boats

Business

The Fairmont Waterfront has 24,000 square feet of meeting and event space. Eleven meeting rooms are located on-site, including two ballrooms and two boardrooms. The largest venue – the Waterfront Ballroom – can accommodate up to 788 guests for theater-style events or up to 472 people for banquets. A business center with computers, printers, scanners and copy machines is also available inside the property's FedEx. Additional meeting facilities are located at the Vancouver Convention Centre, which is connected to the property via an enclosed walkway.
  • Self-service business center amenities available 24 hours a day
  • Audiovisual equipment and catering services can be provided
  • Largest boardroom has space for up to 14 people

Number of meeting rooms11

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Meeting and event planners available

Pets

Cats and dogs are welcome at the Fairmont Waterfront. Each room can host up to two pets for a daily pet fee of $25 CAD ($19 USD). Free food and water bowls, dog beds and treats are available upon request.
  • Pets cannot be left unattended in guest rooms
  • Additional fees apply for dog walking and pet-sitting services
  • Pets allowed (with fee)
  • Dog walking
  • Pet-sitting

Wedding

Couples can tie the knot at the Fairmont Waterfront, and there are several indoor and outdoor venues available, including two ballrooms and a poolside herb garden. The largest space is the Waterfront Ballroom, which can accommodate up to 775 guests for receptions or up to 440 people for banquet-style affairs with dance floors. No wedding packages are offered, but couples can arrange details like catering services and ceremony seating through the property's wedding planner.
  • Audiovisual equipment available
  • Specialty food stations can be provided during receptions for a fee
  • Sparkling wine and chocolate-covered strawberries included in Chantilly and Champagne room package

Maximum wedding guest capacity775

  • Hotel hosts weddings
  • Outdoor space for weddings
  • Wedding planners available

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