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Fairmont Waterfront 4.5

Downtown, Vancouver, British Columbia

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  • Great downtown location, within walking distance of numerous sights
  • Spacious rooms feature large flat-screen TVs; many have harbor views
  • Chef at the tasty restaurant uses herbs from the hotel's rooftop garden
  • Heated outdoor pool looks out to the harbor
  • Family-friendly amenities such as free welcome gifts for kids and free bicycle rentals
  • Cafe for on-the-go meals, plus 24-hour room service
  • Numerous meeting rooms and a 24-hour business center


  • Room decor is a bit generic for an upscale hotel
  • The only spa services available are massages
  • Wi-Fi is only free for Fairmont President's Club members
  • Fitness center is modern, but small for the size of the hotel
  • Pricey parking (typical in downtown Vancouver)

Bottom Line

The Fairmont Waterfront is an upscale option in downtown Vancouver. The highlight of this hotel may be its location, as the name suggests, overlooking the harbor -- the pool and over half of the rooms feature beautiful water views. Room decor is contemporary and sophisticated, if a bit generic for such a high-end brand. Hotel features are numerous, including a small fitness center, year-round outdoor pool, and even an herb garden -- but massages are the only spa services available. The Fairmont Waterfront attracts families with its free kids' welcome gifts and bicycle rentals, and business travelers with its 24-hour room service, 24-hour business center, and meeting rooms. However, visitors may want to compare prices with the nearby Loden Hotel before booking.

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In Downtown Vancouver, near the Convention Center

Map of Fairmont Waterfront

The Fairmont is in the eastern part of Downtown Vancouver, within walking distance of the Vancouver Convention Center and the Bentall Centre Mall. There is also a SkyRail line just over a block away.

Downtown Vancouver is the financial and commercial hub of the city. It's bustling during the weekdays, when tourists and locals fill the streets -- but empties out at night and on the weekends. However, Robson Square is always alive, featuring restaurants, shops, bars, and the Vancouver Art Gallery.

  • 27-minute drive to Vancouver International Airport
  • 2-minute walk to the Vancouver Art Gallery
  • 3-minute walk to Burrard SkyRail line
  • 3-minute walk to Robson Square
  • 6-minute walk to the Bentall Centre Mall
  • 11-minute walk to the Vancouver Convention Center
  • 13-minute walk to Harbor Green Park
  • 5-minute drive to the BC Place Stadium, home to numerous Canadian teams and where some events from the 2010 Olympic Winter Games took place, or 10 minutes via public transportation
  • 6-minute drive to Stanley Park, where the seawall is located and numerous paths, or 12 minutes via public transportation

7-minute drive to Science World, or 9 minutes via public transportation

  • 9-minute drive to the Museum of Vancouver, or 15 minutes via public transportation
  • 10-minute drive to the Kitsilano beach community, or 15 minutes via public transportation

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900 Canada Place Way, Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 3L5, Canada


(604) 691-1991

Room Types

  • Deluxe City View Room
  • Deluxe Harborview Room
  • Fairmont City View Room
  • Fairmont Gold City View Room
  • Fairmont Gold Harbour View Room
  • Fairmont View Room
  • Royal Suite
  • Signature King Room

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