Fairmont Waterfront

A harbor front oasis offering relaxed luxury, incredible water views and truly authentic experiences

Fairmont Waterfront

Vancouver is a vibrant city blessed with a spectacular harbor, lush city parks and magnificent coastal mountains. Take it all in with the relaxed luxury and incredible views at the Fairmont Waterfront. Guestrooms overlook the North Shore Mountains, inner harbor or rooftop garden and sparkling city skyline. Ideal for pre- and post-cruise stays, the hotel is connected to the Canada Place Cruise Ship Terminal and is steps from Stanley Park, the Seawall and historic Gastown. Don’t miss ARC Restaurant for fresh, regionally inspired cuisine incorporating herbs from the hotel’s 2,100-square-foot herb garden and rooftop honeybee apiary.

Hotel Tip

Visit the hotel's rooftop pollinator, beehives and 250,000 honeybees. In summer, join the daily apiary tour with the "Bee Butler." –Viviane Tondeur The Woodlands, Texas

Virtuoso Preferred Supplier Since 01 Nov 2007

Virtuoso Amenities   

    For 2019:
  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Buffet breakfast daily, for up to two in room guests
  • $100 USD equivalent Food & Beverage credit to be utilized during stay (not combinable, no cash value if not redeemed in full. Credit may be used in ARC Restaurant, ARC Lounge or In-Room Dining)
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access for duration of stay
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability

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Highly Recommend

By: Becky

Reviewed on: 20 Nov 2013

Travel Advisor:  Jessica Griscavage

Highly recommend

By: Jim

Reviewed on: 28 Jul 2014

Not only was the hotel the nicest I have ever stayed, but it was perfectly located for our cruise.  In addition the hotel staff was very knowledgeable of available tours and events which were of interest to us.  Every staff member was willing to help in any way possible.  It was also a real convenience to have the private room with breakfast, snacks, and horsd'oeuvres.
Travel Advisor:  Sherrie Coffey
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Great rooms, service, food & location

By: TomKat

Reviewed on: 07 Aug 2014

The Fairmont Waterfront was the perfect hotel for our Disney Cruise to Alaska. Our 9 member family vacation started on a high note with our stay at the Fairmont. The food was excellent, the service was great and the location could not be beat. And we were on the Gold floor to get into the executive lounge. Can't be beat !!!!!
Travel Advisor:  Cristina Buaas
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Wonderful Hotel

By: Donna

Reviewed on: 07 Aug 2014

This was our second stay at the Fairmont Waterfront and it is one of our favorite hotels. In fact, we can trust all of the Fairmont Hotels and try to stay in them when we travel.
Travel Advisor:  Judy Furlotte
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So convenient

By: Donna

Reviewed on: 19 Mar 2015

We love the Fairmont Hotels and this one in particular when doing a cruise or a Tauck Tour out of Vancouver. The Hotel is right in the middle of everything and across the street from the ship terminal. We have stayed here twice.
Travel Advisor:  Judy Furlotte
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as usual, excellent service

By: hickup

Reviewed on: 02 Dec 2015

The usual excellent and timely service from Debbie, with good back up from her partners. The hotel was very good and extremely accommodating.
Travel Advisor:  Debbie Reimer
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By: Marty

Reviewed on: 11 Aug 2016

Stayed there before, will stay there again. Perfect!!!!
Travel Advisor:  Sherrie Coffey
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Fabulous hotel

By: Anne928

Reviewed on: 01 Sep 2016

I really don't think Fairmont makes a bad property & the Fairmont Waterfront lived up to their reputation. We stayed on the concierge floor and took advantage of the snacks, drinks & breakfast the next day. They have a rooftop deck that was just so relaxing and were able to watch the cruise boats come in. It is conveniently located close to Stanley Park--which is filled with walkers, runners, bikers, etc. It is a great place to people watch. Service at the Fairmont was impeccable, as always. The staff was helpful with anything we needed. Even recommending a drugstore for cold medication when I came down with a cold that first day. We will be back to this beautiful property.
Travel Advisor:  Leyna Huber
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Best Hotel Chain

By: David Bolton

Reviewed on: 23 Jun 2017

Love Fairmount Hotels the Waterfront in Vancouver is my Hotel of choose based the high level of service and attention to detail and overall customer satisfaction. Note: when I book Vancouver Nora already knows what we want right down to room type location floor and room amenities on arrival
Travel Advisor:  Nora Pearce
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Hotel stay

By: Cathy

Reviewed on: 02 Jul 2017

Superlative. Concierge level amazing. Special touches in bathroom soaps, creams and snacks. We had had a rough trip...cancelled flights etc so the extra luxurious care was welcome for weary travelers. Thanks to Sue!
Travel Advisor:  Susan Morley
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By: princigal

Reviewed on: 05 Jul 2017

The Fairmont was beautiful with casual luxury. The view from our room was amazing and the room so comfortable and relaxing. We've never stayed in a room with a TV in the bathroom mirror. Nice touch! We had great meals and drinks in the Arc Restaurant. It couldn't have been more perfect!
Travel Advisor:  Laurie Valdez
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By: Nan

Reviewed on: 06 Jul 2017

As usual, the night we spent at the Fairmont waterfront was wonderful. I always feel,it is without a doubt the most restful night ever away from home. Staff are friendly and helpful, go out of their way to make you feel at home. The garden rooms are beautiful, and the outdoor area is a great place to rest after excersise or swim. Thanks for a great nights rest.
Travel Advisor:  Laurie Valdez
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By: Selma

Reviewed on: 20 Jul 2017

Hotel perfect in fact exceptional
Travel Advisor:  Sally Shekane VCTA
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Alaska Trip

By: rodmharris@gmail.com

Reviewed on: 10 Jul 2017

Our accommodation and service at the Fairmont Waterfront Hotel was exceptional. It's location was ideal for visiting the city of Vancouver. We were at the hotel during Canada's 150th celebration and we very much enjoyed being in the center of this event. We would recommend the hotel to everyone.
Travel Advisor:  Deborah Brye
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The best kind of luxury

By: Chris & Asia

Reviewed on: 22 Jul 2017

I think the best kind of luxury is when you forget you are not at home. To a person we were treated with such kindness and service. They bellman who opened our car door was great, but I have grown accustomed to every hotel with bellmen making us feel welcome. The surprises were in four places specifically. First, the kid checking is in was incredible! So eager to tell us all the great things we had access to because we came by way of a Virtuoso Advisor. Second, the waitress in the restaurant was so fun! Not invasivly so, but just warm, friendly and the right amount of humor. Third, our room attendant so sweet. Everyday she greeted us when she saw us in the hall AND asked us how our trip was going! But the biggest of all was the woman with the concierge in the lounge on floor Nine. Wow! I don't have enough space to write the things she didn't have to do, but did, that made our stay special. But one was bringing kombucha to us: "We hear you enjoy Kombucha," she said. Stunning! Thank you!
Travel Advisor:  Cate Caruso
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By: Dave

Reviewed on: 13 Aug 2017

was a great facility and staff was terrific
Travel Advisor:  Sigrid Braeckeveldt
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By: John

Reviewed on: 14 Aug 2017

Beautiful hotel. Excellent service.
Travel Advisor:  Joan Schwartz
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Fairmont Waterfront

By: Jim Toma

Reviewed on: 16 Aug 2017

Very good hotel that's right across from the cruise terminal. Staff brings your luggage right to the ship. Excellent rooms and friendly, helpful staff. Great city. Highly recommend especially if you're taking a cruise.
Travel Advisor:  Theresa Bartsch
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comfort and style and great room

By: vesper

Reviewed on: 29 Aug 2017

Fabulous. We had been to Vancouver before but this Fairmont experience was amazing. We love the city and were so happy to be there. Steve golfed and I toured the city and went to museums. Will stay there again.
Travel Advisor:  Linda Van Buren
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Convenient for Cruisers and Helpful Staff

By: Martha

Reviewed on: 16 Sep 2017

Lovely and the room had a picture postcard view of the harbor. Can't beat the proximity to the cruise ship terminal.
Travel Advisor:  Susan Morley
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By: Canada

Reviewed on: 25 Sep 2017

This hotel is amazing. Provided superior service in all levels from Bellman to Concierge to Front Desk to Housekeeping and Restaurants. I will recommend to contacts and use for future trips.
Travel Advisor:  Deborah Barth
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Fairmont Waterfront

By: Rex

Reviewed on: 28 Sep 2017

Convenient to Cruise Ship Terminal. We could walk their with our luggage. Beautiful hotel and wonderful service.
Travel Advisor:  Timothy Krenzien
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Waterfront Fairmount Vancouver

By: David Bolton

Reviewed on: 06 Oct 2017

Love the property and guest treatment and attention to detail.
Travel Advisor:  Nora Pearce
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The Fairmont Waterfront is a wonderful resort.

By: Allison N.

Reviewed on: 26 Jul 2018

The service at the Fairmont Waterfront Gold Level is excellent.
Travel Advisor:  Patricia Mankin
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Very nice

By: Carol Ruth

Reviewed on: 31 Jul 2018

Very nice and close to the port.
Travel Advisor:  Jennifer Hicks

Very nice overall

By: e

Reviewed on: 24 Aug 2018

The Fairmont is a great location and has awesome views. The concierge is excellent and has relationships with several restaurants in the area. The food at the Fairmont's restaurant is so-so -- very pricey for what you get, even for a hotel. Service at breakfast was great -- ask for Alcina. Service at late dinner was terrible, but I'm guessing that was a one-off. Overall, I would recommend the hotel!
Travel Advisor:  Jamo Ladd
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By: bessie

Reviewed on: 27 Aug 2018

Great location. Service was good. The ARC restaurant is very limited on menu items. Eat at another restaurant in the city. Other Fairmont hotels have better dining options.
Travel Advisor:  Debra Stern
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By: Jdomall

Reviewed on: 18 Oct 2018

Hotels are becoming very expensive with a questionable value relationship. Fairmont was very good but not excellent.
Travel Advisor:  Tracy Lynch
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