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Fairmont Waterfront

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

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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.
Vancouver, BC
Hotel Class
Property Type
Hotel, 489 rooms
Primary View
City center, Bay, Mountain(s)
Traditional, Modern



  • 4.5Hotel Class
  • GOODCritic Rating


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Critic Reviews

Other Awards

  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Awards 2019

Condé Nast Traveler


Connected to the city's Convention Center, it has a location that's ideal for the intrepid businessperson who wants to explore downtown once the laptop is shut for the day.



If you want stunning views, incredible amenities, and one of the most luxurious hotel experiences in the Vancouver area, you're definitely going to want to stay at the Fairmont Waterfront. This 23-story hotel, which is located directly across the street from the city's cruise ship terminal, is a truly exceptional hotel experience—and one you won't want to miss on your next visit to the city.

Fodor's Choice



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

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by Tripadvisor. A total of 4115 have reviewed the Fairmont Waterfront, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

Tripadvisor Travel Rating: 

Tripadvisor Travel Rating: Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 4115 reviews 4.5 (based on 4115 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 $14.95 CAD (about $11 USD) per day; free for loyalty 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

  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Internet
  • Wireless internet
  • Free internet
  • Fee for internet usage
  • 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.
  • 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 $56 CAD (about $43 USD) per day
  • Parking for hybrid vehicles is $24.50 CAD (about $19 USD); parking is free for electric vehicles
  • 24-hour valet parking ($56 CAD (about $43 USD))
  • 24-hour self-parking ($56 CAD (about $43 USD))
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service

Within walking distance of:

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


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 take the daily beehive tours which occur from June to September.
  • Live music offered Thursday 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


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.
  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Poolside service
  • Waterslide
  • Deck chairs or cabanas
  • Pool bar


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 for Le Club AccorHotels members
  • Kids Club
  • Free Kids Club
  • Fee for Kids Club
  • Cribs
  • High Chairs


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
  • Personal training services available for an extra fee
  • Free loaner bikes available for loyalty club members
  • Weight equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Free fitness classes
  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)


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 and scanners is available on-site. 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


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 (with fee)
  • Pet-sitting (with fee)


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

Maximum wedding guest capacity440

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

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