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Plan of attack was I run to the American Airlines Departure Desk while Richard goes to Baggage Claim and to meet at the lift. More confusion I just went to the Business Class Check-in (on one checking in) the lady there was very helpfully knowing we were in a frantic hurry to sort the double booking out and get booked in, which she did in the very …
Morning in Whistler then leave at 1.30 for Vancouver
John up early and walking the town, I had a much needed sleep in. Amazing breakfast at this ….well amazing hotel. This morning we are going on the peak to peak, which is up a gondola on one peak, alighted and walked down to a chair lift which took us to the very top...what fabulous …
We got up around 8am and went down to breakfast before packing our things. Then we went on a bus tour that took us around town pointing out the sights and to the coast and the uni and to the Butchart Gardens.The gardens started about a hundred years ago in a worked out quarry, they are beautiful.Lots of flowers, beautiful big trees, fountains and …
Very dull and cloudy this morning. Nice late start - bags out at 8 and on the bus at 9.30 to catch the 11am ferry to Vancouver which takes about 1-1/2 hours. British Columbia Ferries is 50 years old this year - they now have 36 ferries and go to 47 different destinations. Today has really been a day in transit as it was quite a drive from the ferry …
This morning we headed at 9.30am to the Peak2Peak gondola to get the most time to explore this beautiful terrain. Part one of the ride was a gondola up Mount Whistler to the summit. The scenery in the valley below was breathtaking and while we rode up we checked out the ski runs and bike trails (and also looked out for bears). At the top was a …
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Historical Traveler Reviews Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
The first impression of our room was "it's dark & dreary". The TV was tiny, and the king sized bed was big for the small room. But the worst part was the heat. I turned the temp down to 65F (the lowest setting) but when we came back it was still warm. We turned it off, went to dinner, but 3 hours later the room was still 75F, in mid-February. The window opened a few inches, but that was no help. The front desk said they'd send someone, but my spouse had hung the "do not disturb" tag unbeknownst to me, so I can't blame the staff for not knocking on our door. Also, our mattress was unexpectedly saggy. The final annoyance was the funny plumbing noises. We couldn't tell if it was our toilet or someone else's. But the great things were Mavis the Yellow Lab, and Griffin's Restaurant. The lobby was beautiful and the front desk staff were quite nice. I just won't stay there again unless I hear they've remodeled & updated all the guest rooms.
What a GREAT experience!
What a fabulous hotel. I can't say enough about the friendly staff, great rooms and close to all the downtown shops/ammenities. The "900 West Sea and Steakfood House" within the Hotel was superb!! 18oz Prime Rib carved tableside was the best I have ever had. They even had a 24oz Porterhouse! Not for the faint at heart but looked good nonetheless. A great stay for a great price and a great location. A big thank you to Tara and Wayne for taking such good care of us in the restaurant. We will be back next year and asking for your section!!
The best thing about this hotel is the staff - above average service is the only thing keeping me from giving it one star. We spent two nights and paid an exhorbitant amount of money for a Deluxe room, supposedly the "best rooms in the hotel." What that got us was a cavernous space furnished with mostly decades-old, saggy furniture and a 17" TV lost in an enormous armoire all the way across the room. In a city littered with hotels, the cost benefit ratio at the Hotel Vancouver was not what it needed to be.
Epic Stay in BC
This place is superb. Arived after a longish flight from the UK, and obtained an upgrade to a corner room on the 12th floor (if i remember right) Room was outstanding, with digital air con and maid call service. We had our own entrance area off the main hallway. Staff we friendly and polite, when we had cause to use them. Service was good. The building is exceptional, if only all hotels looked this good.
Wonderful full-service hotel with a rich history and lovely decor. Prime location close to fabolous shopping and dining. Rooms were plush and showed no sign of wear or tear. The staff was knowledgable and friendly. Excellent boutique shopping in the hotel including Louis Vitton. I highly recommend!
We stayed at the Fairmont Vancouver Hotel on Sep. 20, 2003 for 3 nights. It was a beautiful hotel with great service. Our room is #223, a Fairmont room with 2 full size beds in a big room with high ceiling.
We recently stayed at the hotel and booked a Family Package in a Courtyard suite. The package included overnight parking, a movie or video games for 1 hr/day, a bowl of Smarties or M&M's/day and Vancouver aquarium passes. We arrived late and were upgraded to a very large and wonderfully appointed gallery suite. The extra space is very important with two young boys. Complimentary milk and cookies, upon request, were a nice touch. My knocks: the TV's need to be upgraded from 20" to 27-35" screens, the mini-refrigerator in our bedroom was missing one leg so it wobbled whenever we accessed it, we only received Smarties one time.
Really beautiful hotel, great service, room eservice is quick and very nicely presented. Would stay again and again...
This was such an incredible hotel I just had to write a few lines describing it. I stayed there in Nov. 2001 for 3 nights, following a trip across Canada in rather less classy places. We had been looking forward to our stay in hotel vancouver the whole trip, and it was worth the wait. We were given a free room upgrade by the exceptionally friendly reception staff. Our room was large, with a stunning view (from the 6th floor?) from the enormous full-length windows. Beautiful building, exterior and interior. Our room had 2 kingsize beds, was spotlessly clean, the bathroom was beautiful marble with stacks of toiletries. Large TV, playstation, bathrobes, plenty of refreshments, turn-down service, health club and pool very good. Excellent concierge, and very pleasant bar. Perfect location with many shops and restaurants on the doorstep. Shuttle bus to airport. We got a very good rate through our travel agent. I will, undoubtedly, stay there each time I visit Vancouver.
Lovely Hotel, Great Rooms, Friendly Staff, Close to all the Shops and Restaurants,