Fairmont Waterfront Hotel – A Vancouver Gem

Fairmont Waterfront, Vancouver

There are many hotels in Vancouver to choose from, but none more central to what downtown Vancouver offers than the Fairmont Waterfront with a stunning view of Burrard Inlet and the Coastal Mountains. The luxury hotel is within walking distance to famous Gastown, many amazing restaurants and coffee shops, Fly Over Canada experience, easy access to walking or jogging along the seawall, and the dock of the V2V Empress, where you can take a luxury catamaran cruise to Victoria’s inner harbour and back.

Famous guests have been known to stay in this great location—I can see why! Upon arrival, we were greeted by the concierge team and directed inside the fragrant lobby…I have to admit for me it’s too strong of a scent and made me cough the entire time I spent in the lobby but others have mentioned how much they enjoy the scent. All the staff were very friendly and efficient in making sure we checked in and were settled into our suite and had everything we needed.


These quiet, updated guestrooms are roomy and comfortable, and we appreciated the fabulous view of Burrard Inlet from our suite as well as easy to access wifi. Always a top requirement for me. I curled up and watched the activity of the planes and boats for a short while. Looking down from our room on the 23rd floor, I saw the outdoor swimming pool, outdoor dining, and gardens.


The breakfast buffet in the Arc Restaurant is also something to talk about! They offer a wide selection to choose from including my favourite…smoked salmon. What’s a breakfast buffet without smoked salmon? You also must try the Hotel’s very own honey from their apiary. So delicious! It’s great to see (and taste) fresh herbs and honey and know that it’s all grown right on the property, as well as locally sourced ingredients throughout their menu.

Things to Do

This Fairmont hotel offers some amenities I’d love to try on my next stay. Because we went on a full day’s adventure to Vancouver Island on the V2V Empress, we didn’t have much time to spend in the hotel but we did take advantage of the proximity to Fly Over Canada and room service for a late dinner!

The entire hotel property is 100% smoke and vapour-free. I’m so glad to hear this and will stay again!

Fairmont Waterfront, Vancouver, BC

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