Travel Blogs from Vancouver
Today Jeff & I flew on a sea plane from Victoria to Vancouver. The plane was pretty small. It was very cool.
We are staying at the Fairmont Waterfront in a one-bedroom suite. The hotel has been refurbished and our rooms smell like they are new. The view looks out onto the Convention Center and the Georgia Straight. Sea planes take off …
Highlight for today chipmunks chipmunks and more chipmunks. We began the day as a true Vancouver resident having coffee for breakfast. We had a tour booked to visit capilano suspension bridge. Follow by a visit to grouse mountain. However the tour guide added the salmon hatching fishery to begin with. Quite interesting facts about salmon. We then …
Woke at 10:30am we showered and dressed and checkout for our check in to the Fairmont waterfront for two nights. The beginning of our Rocky Mountaineer Tour. Lovely big rooms overlooking the harbor. We decided to catch a hop on hop off trolley through Vancouver with what was left of the day. We began at 1pm. We travelled through Stanley Park and …
The flight to Vancouver was one of the longest that I have been on- 15 hours. Mum was flying in business class, but she popped back occasionally to say hi. I was sitting with Dad, with Laura, Hayley and Elyse sitting in the row behind us. Every time I looked back at them to see if they were sleeping, the were dancing, singing to themselves, or …
Train 1 backed into Pacific Central Station at 8:35, 65 minutes ahead of schedule. It was an easy 5 minutes on Vancouver's SkyTrain to get to the Waterfront Station, just a few steps from the Fairmont Waterfront Hotel, directly across the street from the Canada Place Cruise Terminal. I checked in to the hotel, but was too early for a room to be …
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Very nice rooms, wonderful staff. I highly recommend this hotel.
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Made the right choice!
So many hotels to choose from in Vancouver definately made the right choice in Gold service at Farimont Waterfront Hotel Stayed for 12 nights in harbour view room. Standards excellent very helpfull staff, room service brilliant. Great base for visiting all attractions in such a fantastic city.
First I have to say if you are reading this review you will probably stay at this hotel. LUCKY YOU! My fiancée at the time, now wife, joined me in Vancouver at the tail end of a business trip. It was my secret that we were to be engaged there. I told the concierge at the hotel of my intentions and pretty much I just coasted from there on out. The hotel set up a wonderful helicopter ride to Grouse Mountain for dinner over looking the city (where I proposed) and a limo ride from there back to the hotel. When we got to our room there were rose pedals around the room and champagne on ice. With a plate of chocolates that said congratulations! She was so floored. This hotel has the best views, the best rooms, the best food, the most courteous employees I have ever stayed at....and I travel lots in Canada. So my suggestion.
Fairmont Waterfront is the best hotel in Vancouver!
I have stayed at The Fairmont Waterfront on several occasions - the latest being Valentines weekend of this year. The hotel is very elegant and the staff is attentive and courteous. The rooms are excellent in size and the amenities are ample. The service of everyone at the hotel is superb. The "dogs" on duty are friendly and make for a unique activity. The location of the Fairmont Waterfront is perfect for any activity you plan in Vancouver since the SkyTrain is just steps away from the lobby. This is especially true if you want to visit Stanley Park, Canada Place, the waterfront, or Gastown. I highly recommend this hotel to anyone who is seeking an affordable taste of luxury without spending a great deal of money.
A Fantastic Fairmont
Add me to the list of satisfied customers of this property. The harbor view room was big and comfortable, with the magnificent view of the harbor that others have mentioned. I've stayed at a number of Fairmont hotels, and I'd rate this in the top three. The only area I'd find fault in would be room service -- not the staff or the short time it took to arrive, but simply with the quality of what we had (an order of nachos, which turned out to be bland and not very exciting). Otherwise, I'd absolutely stay here again on a future visit to Vancouver.
We decided to treat ourselves and booked a corner room. It is not often that the reality exceeds expectations with a hotel, but this time it did; the view was unbelievable! We could see 180 degrees across the harbour, the mountains, float planes and helicopters taking off and landing, ferries, and cruise ships which were docking in Canada Place.
It made our stay in Vancouver even more memorable, and was undoubtedly one of the best choices of hotel I have ever made.
Flawless from start to finish
I stayed at the Fairmont Waterview during a convention in October. It was delightful experience. From the friendly and responsive staff, to the fast, delicious, and reasonably priced room service, this hotel was a true pleasure. Being a member of the Fairmont Club is helpful because you can get a free room upgrade if its available. I also managed to get an amazing deluxe room rate through AA Vacations. Not a single complaint -- I will most definitely stay here should my travels take me to Vancouver again.
Beware light sleepers...
No real complaints, Just avoid a room near the elevator if your on one of the higher floors.. We were kept awake all night with the noise of the elevater going up and down, very annoying at 2am in the morning, Otherwise nice views, nice location.
Great View, Great Location
We spent a 4-day weekend in October 2003 that was close to perfect.
Nice room with a fabulous view of the bay through huge windows. Watched cargo ships, sea-planes, helicopters etc. Staff was warm & helpful.
Next to Canada Place, GasTown, SeaWall, and easy walk to Stanley Park.
We stayed here 3 days in June 2003. We reserved a "deluxe harbor view" room and were not disappointed... we got a room on the 23rd floor with a view that was breathtaking. We could watch float planes take off and land, and see our cruise ship docked at Canada Place, and a beautiful view of West Vancouver across the harbor. It's walking distance to Stanley Park, which we enjoyed immensely, including the fantastic acquarium. It's also walking distance to great restaurants in the Gastown and Downtown areas. The room was very spacious and beautifully furnished, and the hotel staff was friendly and efficient. If you are leaving on a cruiseship that docks at Canada Place (across the street), this is the place to stay as the bellmen will deliver your luggage onto the ship for you at no charge (of course a generous tip is in order for this great service!). We are so happy we stayed here, at the recommendation of the travel agent who booked the cruise, and we will definitely be back to the Waterfront!
Outstanding view, nice accommodations
The view from our one bedroom suite was incredible! Although for some reason this hotel is 'only' rated as a four star, the view from our suite was far more supreme than any at the Pan Pacific, 5 star hotel across the street. There is an outside "heated" pool (not really heated though) which my children loved. The hotel staff was very accommodating, particularly when we had to ask to extend our departure time because my son became ill. The only downside was the food and service at the restaurant. Overpriced, the food was not tasty at all and the service non existent. No children's menus except for room service after 11:30am.