Fairmont Vancouver Airport
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The end of Whistler finaly came and me, Sarah, Vic and Jordan went to Vancouver for one last drunken night together. We stayed at the Pacific Rim once again,and had a good few drinks at the Roxy that night. Of all the people i could have bumped into that night i ended up seeing Will Miles. Flashback to when i first arrived in Canada, will was my …
Hey folks, we are off on the 3 o'clock ferry to Vancouver - staying at the Fairmont at the airport - and it's my birthday. An exciting night of watching the planes take off! The real fun begins tomorrow when we take off at 9:40 for Honolulu.
Getting off work early to head over to Vancouver on the bus/ferry. Going straight to the airport and checking into the lovely Fairmont since Ken got us such a great staff discount. Light dinner and early to bed....the lobby leads right to the airport - so easy for the morning. Checking in for our 2 PM flight to Seattle and then on to Honolulu. …
... half an hour late, typical. The flight to Vancouver was really good with China Eastern. The staff were friendly and efficient and the food wasn't bad either! We both just watched like 6 movies each on the way. We arrived into Vancouver in the morning at 10am Canadian time. We went through customs really easy and getting our visas was no sweat!! Had to chill out in the airport all day so we wasted the time ...
... of the country 100 plus years ago and the feat of engineering is still exceptional. The tunnels and tracks clinging to the hillsides is impressive by modern standards let alone the fact that it was completed by a mostly freeing workforce under the extreme weather conditions that the largely Chinese and European workers experienced.
Today we again started early from Kamloops and were fed excellent meals by th outstanding staff of ...
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Very surprised at having to pay for creamer to go with complimentary coffee. Free wifi in the room would have made the quiet and comfortable room better value. A relaxing and convenient place to overnight.
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Upon arrival at the Fairmont Airport I was greeted by the Bellman who arranged for my luggage to be delivered to my room. I then checked in and subsequently returned my rental car to Hertz. This was done in mere seconds and I walked back to the hotel. When I returned, my luggage was in the room and the garment bag was hanging in the closet. At check-in I had asked for a room with a view of the runways and the mountains and was accommodated in a King Fairmont room on the 11th floor (14 is the top, Gold floor of the hotel). The views are awesome, especially for a plane buff! I didn't watch hardly any TV; when I was in the room the action on the runways provided plenty of entertainment.
This is the only way to go if you have an early check-in! The staff are fabulous, the spa is amazing, the food is fantastic and the rooms are outstanding! You would never know you are staying at an AIRPORT!
Great hotel- even if it's in an airport
I stayed at the hotel on my way into and out of Vancouver. The hotel is unbelievably convenient as it is located in the airport- you can just walk to your gate- you don't have to take a shuttle like you do in most other airport hotels.
The hotel itself is very clean and modern- and the rooms are very luxurious.
I would stay there even if I did not need to be located at the airport
I stayed here because I had a 6am flight out. The moment I stepped out of my cab, I was greeted by a bellhop who walked me to checkin and then on to my room. I'm used to hotels letting you fend for yourself, so this made me feel like a VIP. The room was large and luxurious, with a beautiful bathroom. The shower was marble and had a spa style shower head. There was a tub too for those preferring bathing. Toiletries are provided. The bed had a guest-spoiling comforter with duvet. And the best part is alot of the rooms have a view of the airport, yet noise is low. Try the lounge for flavoured martinis and snacks while sitting in front of the grand fireplace or watching planes taxiing into the airport. They even provided binoculars! All of the staff were friendly and efficient. Love this one!
A weary 2AM arrival was quickly counter-balanced by opening the door to the greatest hotel room I've ever seen. In all, we stayed 3 days here and had zero complaints. The staff was magnificent and there were amenities at every turn. This place alone warrants another trip to Vancouver.
When I travel between Japan and Canady, the best part of my trip is staying at the Fairmont.
What can you say about this hotel - take a look and you will know what I mean.The hotel is a welcome sight after flying all the way from Sydney, Australia and with delays, the bed was heaven. Watching television from your bath tub is again, heaven. The room itself was very nice with views overlooking the runway, watching a Cathay Pacific 747 take off just near you is cool.The food (I had room service for dinner and breakfast) was of a very high standard and was served with a happy and smiling waiter.Collection of bags was swift and again, done with a smiling face. Overall the hotel is a real treat and is worth the cost of staying at the airport as opposed to downtown. The Fairmont is a real gem and delivers on what it promotes. The only thing I found which one could be critical was that the rooms are not completely sound proofed as the advertising suggests, but that is a small price to pay for such luxury.
Great rooms..great time
I had stayed at this hotel on a few occassions. I use the hotel when I have late arrivals back home from travelling. The staff is quick and efficient and always friendly. The rooms are to die for!!! the bedding is beautiful..(down quilts), large beds, and the bathroom..let me tell you. There is a large marble shower that seems to in gulf you in peaceful thoughts. The tub is something else too! You can watch t.v. from the tub as it has beautiful venitian blinds that can close. If you really want a treat you can turn on the jets in the tub.
It is a great place to wind down froma long plane ride.
This is a PHENOMENAL hotel. It fits the current design trend of clean chic. It's literally in the middle of the airport, and if you ask for a runway-side room, you can enjoy watching the planes roll right past your window on takeoff and landing--a plane watchers dream! But it was also exceptionally well insulated--the planes aren't a bother for noise.
The staff at this hotel were exceptional, all really going out of their way to make me feel important. The food (and runways views) from the restaurant are excellent.
And best of all, you roll out of bed, take the elevator to the lobby, and walk a short distance to your gate. Truly a WOW! hotel. Stay there if you can!
Not just another airport hotel
The Fairmont Vancouver Airport hotel is like no other airport hotel I've ever seen. It's located right on the departure levels at the airport on the higher floor. The decor of the hotel is very impressive as it reflects the western heritage by the usage of wood in contrast with the use of rocks. The hotel has a spa and also a gym that overlooks the departure levels. The rooms are high tech as you can control the climate, lights and blinds with the use of your phone. One thing that I really liked was the bathrooms. The tubs are surrounded by venetian blinds that you can close or open to allow you to watch tv from it. It is so cool!!!! I also enjoyed their superb sunday brunch before my flight. No airplane food for me!!!!!