If you have plans to visit Vancouver and you’re looking for luxury, personalized service, and astounding views, you might want to consider the Fairmont Waterfront as your destination – a world-class hotel in a world-class city, overlooking the harbor, ocean, and the mountains beyond.
Conveniently located near the Waterfront Sky Train Station, the Vancouver Convention Centre, and the Cruise Ship Terminal, this hotel is also close to a multitude of restaurants and great shopping. Almost anything you would need is within reach, including numerous points of interest perfect for sightseeing excursions and getting to know the city.
As for accommodations, rooms are spacious, clean, and modern, with views of the city skyline and garden terrace, or memorable water views of the harbourfront. Either way, you can’t miss it. There is a variety of room configurations available, from standard rooms to specialty suites (including family suites), all of which are designed with contemporary furniture and a monochromatic theme that elicits a feeling of calm as well as a sense of space.
Flat-screen TVs and Honor Bars are installed in each room and room rates include complimentary breakfast. Unfortunately, however, free Wi-fi is only available to guests that are members of Fairmont’s Presidential Club.
Dining can be found on-site at ARC Restaurant which features artisanal cuisine and the chefs here make use of herbs grown onsite in the rooftop garden. ARC bar is available for cocktails and nightly entertainment. Room service is available round the clock.
On-site amenities include a heated outdoor pool that overlooks the harbor, a spa for massages, a small but convenient 24-hour business center, as well as a handy and well-equipped fitness center.
Fairmont Waterfront provides welcome gifts for kids, as well as free bicycle rentals, perfect for riding the bike path in nearby Stanley Park. Indeed, both of these niceties qualify as unique for a hotel.
PROS: Location. Views. Stylish and spacious rooms.
CONS: Rates are high. Wi-Fi for club members only seems unfair considering the room rates. Onsite restaurants are good but prices are high.
Indeed this hotel offers class and convenience amidst breathtaking views. However, rates are definitely on the high side for travelers on a budget, especially when considering that this property is essentially a conventional hotel, not a resort.