Fairmont Waterfront

4.0 star rating

Quality accommodation with a variety of facilities and services.

    What to expect (based on 4005 reviews):

    Cleanliness

    Cleanliness-5

    Location

    Location-5

    Rooms

    Rooms-4.5

    Service

    Service-4.5

    Value

    Value-4

    5 most recent TripAdvisor reviews:

    Great location

    Reviewed by Edwardschoice() on Aug 11, 2019

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			5
			 out of 5

    This one is a solid “you get what you paid for” proposition. Fantastic location right at the harbour. Close to everything. Right beside the cruise ship terminal. Beautiful spacious well designed room. Gorgeous panoramic view (if you get the water side). Friendly professional well trained staff. Knowledgeable efficient concierge. All of the above adds up to a great very comfortable and (expensive!) stay. No regrets.

    There is not a better location for those going on a cruise out of Vancouver!

    Reviewed by ejtucci(Pawling, New York) on Aug 08, 2019

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			4
			 out of 5

    Conveniently located across the street from Canada place port. The location is ideal if one is leaving for or returning from a cruise. Knowledgeable and friendly staff willing to help. We LOVED the bikes they had available on site to use for riding around the city (Stanley Park). Beautiful! Of note: Internet is free if you sign up for their rewards program. Usage of the bikes (for up to 3 hours) is also free, as is their service that takes your bag to the Port.

    Great rooms, not so great restaurant

    Reviewed by Lauramcw(Houston, Texas) on Aug 08, 2019

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			3
			 out of 5

    The nation and lobby are all Fairmont, and we had the most spacious room of our Canada stay. however, on two instances, we had service which was so slow that we were comped a bottle of wine. I'd reocmed ending a meal elsewhere, but doing the bee tour and enjoying the bar here.

    Comfortable Accommodations Friendly Staff

    Reviewed by Barbie4est(Atlanta, Georgia) on Aug 08, 2019

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			4
			 out of 5

    Our room was not ready so we opted to take a smaller one on a lower floor. We appreciated their willingness to help us check in earlier than planned on a busy travel day. The view was still beautiful!

    Fairmont on the Waterfront

    Reviewed by PookyCake(Victoria, Canada) on Aug 07, 2019

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			5
			 out of 5

    Nestled on Vancouver’s dynamic harbourfront, the Fairmont Waterfront boasts stunning views of Stanley Park, the North Shore mountains, “and sparkling city skyline.” While not as trendy as the nearby Fairmont Pacific Rim, the Waterfront nevertheless embodies all that the Fairmont brand represents: 5-star customer service coupled with luxurious atmosphere sans the hoity-toity attitude usually associated with high-end hotels. Indeed, it is this “personal touch” that keeps me coming back to Fairmont. While it lacks the history of a property like the Hotel Vancouver, the Fairmont Waterfront manages to hold its own in bustling downtown Vancouver. Located as it is on the harbour, it is ideally situated for business and leisure travelers alike. The hotel is just minutes away from both the Canada Line and SkyTrain; Canada Place is basically right across the street; the cruise ship terminal and HeliJet are just minutes away; and many of the typical business meeting places are all within an easy walking distance. For the leisure traveler, there are a number of attractions within minutes as well: Historic Gastown, the Sinclair Building, Top of Vancouver, overpriced CF Pacific Centre (see my earlier review on this site), Granville and Robson Streets, plus a plethora of attractive eateries practically at your feet, including the award-winning Miku Vancouver. In short, there’s little reason to stay cooped up in your room but, then again, who could blame you if you do? The Fairmont rooms are oh so comfortable. . . Speaking of which, when I had the privilege of patronizing this hotel, I booked a signature harbour view king room. It is stated online that these rooms offer “spectacular views” of the coast mountains and harbour area. While this is probably true of some rooms within this class, it wasn’t entirely true of mine. Yes, I did get some nice scenic views; however, those views were also partially obstructed by the nearby convention centre, which was unfortunate. Higher rooms undoubtedly have better views. Nevertheless, I still very much enjoyed the room – and this is where these modern Fairmonts trump their historic counterparts – because it was spacious and natural light abounds, thanks to the impressive floor-to-ceiling windows. The general atmosphere of the room was also one of relaxation and comfort above all else: sleek dark-wood dressers, upholstered headboards, comfortable sitting area, modest work desk, luxurious bed linens and muted colours all contributed to a restful stay. The bathrooms, as well, featured marble flooring, modern fixtures, and the Fairmont’s signature La Lebo Rose 31. What more could one want? Oh, right! In-house dining. . . The Fairmont Waterfront features a single restaurant in the form of ARC. Located adjacent to the main lobby, ARC takes its influence from the West Coast, offering up sustainable ocean fare and other locally sourced favourites in a casual yet sophisticated setting. The breakfast buffet is impressive and good value for money while evening dining is both a delicious and romantic experience thanks to the dim lighting and live music (plays from 6PM-10PM). ARC is a really nice space and offers up a contemporary twist on many classic favourites (for more on this restaurant, please see my earlier review on this site). At day’s end, I very much enjoyed my stay at the Fairmont Waterfront. With its warm colours and understated finishes, this property is more classical than its nearby counterpart, the Pacific Rim, but is just as pleasing. The staff go the extra mile to ensure a comfortable stay and further demonstrate how and why the Fairmont brand has become synonymous with comfort and luxury. Highly recommended!?

    Individual ratings:

    Cleanliness

    Cleanliness-5

    Rooms

    Rooms-5

    Service

    Service-5

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