The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
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- 98%Local Culture
- 75%Business Travelers
- 75%History Buffs
- 74%Luxury Travelers
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- The Fairmont Hotel VancouverMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersBackpackersAdventure Travelers
Although my tastes tend to lean towards modern décor, sleek lines and Asian-inspired themes, I have always had a soft spot for the historic Hotel Vancouver. Stepping into the lobby is like going through a time-warp from modern glass city to old-world charm.
I love the rooms, with their high ceilings and plush beds that encourage frequent use of the snooze button. If you have an extra $100, book a room on the Gold level which has its own concierge and private lounge, and includes a deluxe continental breakfast, afternoon canapés and honesty bar (for two people sharing a room, it pretty much pays itself off).
My only qualm with the hotel is the brightly lit, somewhat imposing Gucci, Omega and Louis Vuitton stores in the lobby. They take attention away from what is otherwise a beautiful lobby, where live piano floats from the lounge, and framed black and white photographs showcase the hotel’s transformation over the past 73 years.
High-end retail aside, in my opinion, this hotel is a gem. It's maintained a true traditional character without feeling aged around the seams.Recommended for:
- The Fairmont Hotel VancouverMember ofHistory BuffsLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 6
OK, I've not yet stayed here, although I usually stop by the Lobby area to admire the elegant beauty of it all when I'm in town.
But the real reason I'm Yelping this fine old Canadian Pacific Hotel is that in front was the first and so far only time that I was solicited. I'm sure, I have walked past several situations before, but in these matters, quite frankly I'm clueless. Plus I have never felt that I had to go for hamburger, when there was steak at home.
So I'm standing there and this really ugly woman walks up to me and asks me if I want a back rub up at her hotel room. I think I said "Yuck" in a loud voice and quickly walked away.
- The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
Is there any better place to have high tea other than The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver? Not sure, but this was a great way to “get your culture on” in Vancouver, BC.
I made a reservation a month in advance, but upon arrival at the scheduled time my name was not on the calendar. Not a problem, since we got there at 2PM (when afternoon tea starts) they were able to seat my party.
For 36 Canadian dollars, you get a variety of petite sandwiches, scones, desserts, and your choice of tea. Yes the cost of afternoon tea is expensive, but it really is worth splurging on if you're on vacation!!! You can probably find some online deals (I saw some couples with print outs of promotions). This isn’t your average small cookies that don’t fill you up kind of tea party, this is a pretty filling meal (and yes you will have leftovers!).
The only downside to my experience was that the service was incredibly slow. That and they lost my reservation!
Pros to having high tea at The Fairmont:
1) The atmosphere is classy and picture worthy
2) Their tea selection is large and you can tea how premium the teas are
3) Their petite sandwiches are all delightful
4) Even the desserts were scrumptious! I’ve never had a better scone!
Dining options at The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver include 2 restaurants and a bar/lounge. Room service is available during limited hours. Recreational amenities include an indoor pool, a children's pool, a health club, and a spa tub. There is a full service health spa on site. This 4.0 star property has a business center and offers audio visual equipment and business services. High speed Internet access is available in public areas. This Vancouver property has event space consisting of banquet facilities and conference/meeting rooms. Concierge services and tour assistance are available. Guest parking is available for a surcharge. Additional property amenities include valet parking, multilingual staff, and gift shops/newsstands.
There are 556 guestrooms at The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver. Beds come with
Notifications and Fees:
The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check in, or check out.
- Pets: C$ 25 per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.
- Business Center
- Fitness Center
- Room Service
- Swimming Pool
- Pets Allowed
- Data Ports
- TV In Room
- Hair Dryer
- Air Conditioning
- In-House Bar
- Clothing Iron
- In-House Dining
- Wake Up Service
- Coffee & Tea Maker
- Mini Bar In Room
Very Good!746 reviews across the web.
- Guests say it is the perfect hotel for a city trip.
- Guests recommend this hotel for business travelers.
- Ambiance97% enjoyed the friendly atmosphere.
- Location90% liked the proximity to shopping.
- Service90% found the staff to be very friendly.
- Hotel86% thought it was clean.
- Restaurant79% found the breakfast to be wonderful.
- Hotel Building76% enjoyed the lobby entrance.