Hotel Fairmont Waterfront

  • Canada, Vancouver

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Right on the waters edge of Vancouver Harbour, the Fairmont Waterfront is conveniently located in downtown Vancouver close to historic Gastown, Chinatown and Stanley Park making it a perfect base to explore the city. Expect first class service and a wide range of amenities. You'll enjoy the great views over the city and Harbour, many of which are are showcased from the guest rooms. The outdoor rooftop heated swimming pool is open year round and has some pretty nice views too.

The popular ARC Restaurant and bar is casual yet refined and offers a convenient place to relax and dine. Many dishes are influenced by local produce and herbs grown from the 2,100 square foot rooftop garden.

Transfer time: approx. 30 mins by (private car/shuttle) from Vancouver Airport.

Transfer time: approx. 2 hrs by (scheduled shuttle) from Whistler.

  • No. of rooms: 489
  • No. of buildings: 1
  • No. of floors: 23
  • Official rating: 5


Fairmont rooms are spacious at around 33-40m² and have modern amenities including 47” HD flat-screen televisions, air-conditioning, safe and floor-to-ceiling windows that open to the exterior. They are typically on the 3rd-16th floors and have views overlooking the garden and city skyline. They have one King, one Queen, or two double beds sleeping up to four people.

Deluxe Partial Harbour View rooms are typically on the 4th-23rd floors. These elegant rooms have partial water-views overlooking Vancouver’s working harbour, coastal mountains and cruise ship terminal. They have one King or two double beds sleeping up to four people.

Signature Harbour View rooms are typically on the 10th-23rd floors. These premium rooms are east-facing and have spectacular views of the coastal mountains and Vancouver Harbour. They have one King or two double beds sleeping up to four people.


Bedroom facilities

  • Cable / satellite TV
  • WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Safety deposit box
  • Minibar / fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • Tea / coffee making facilities
  • Lift accessible: Yes
  • Lift serves all floors: Yes
  • Access ramp: No

Hotel has no steps at entrance and has a large entrance hall, spacious restaurant and wide corridors. 


Vancouver is consistently rated among the world’s most beautiful cities and winter is a great time to visit. There is so much to see and do and all sites are easily accessible by public transport; just make sure you bring comfortable shoes! See Stanley Park by horse drawn carriage; for great views walk across the Lions Gate Bridge or try the Harbour Centre Tower with its view of Vancouver. Visit Granville Island, with its farmers‘ market and artist studios, which have become a magnet for the creative and flamboyant. This cosmopolitan city is a great add-on destination to your Whistler winter holiday.

Skiing levels
Cross country

Mountain facts
Ski area 0 km
Longest run 0 Km
Lifts Drag lifts 0, Chairlifts 0, Cablecars 0
Slope direction
Ski/resort bus False
Things to Do

Vancouver is such a diverse and beautiful city. It's surrounded by mountains, and also has thriving art, theatre and music scenes. If you're partial to exploring and shopping then a few days in the city is a must.

Stanley Park - Named one of the world's best parks by Trip Advisor, it's not to be written off in the winter. Bundle up, grab some gloves and a scarf and take a stroll around the perimeter. It takes two to four hours depending on how often you stop to admire the views. The ancient aboriginal villages sites, totem poles and the occasional sea otter rolling around on the empty beaches are sights waiting to be discovered.

Gastown - A trendy neighbourhood named after the historical figure 'Gassy Jack'. Once Canada's third largest city and home to various lumber mills, Gastown is now filled with chic loft apartments, cocktail lounges, flashy boutiques and European eateries.

Granville Island - A very popular spot to visit and shop year round. Its home to a bustling public market, food stalls, restaurants, galleries and art studios. The market hall is filled with some of the best produce in the city, come for a browse and you'll no doubt end up staying for a meal or bite to eat.

Museum of Anthropology - An important visit if you really want to learn about the cities roots. Showcasing Aboriginal works, both ancient and contemporary, weaving together a story of exciting history and the relationship with the global community.


  • Dedicated concierge and bell staff team
  • 50ft rooftop swimming pool, heated year round and with inspiring mountain and water views
  • Health Club and fitness centre open 24/7 overlooking Stanley Park and the North Shore Mountains
    • Pool, hot tub and changing rooms open 5.00am to 10.00pm
  • ARC Restaurant and ARC Bar with regular live entertainment featuring local emerging talent
  • Gift shops
  • Heated pool (outdoor)
  • Bar
  • Garden
  • Bike hire
  • Lounge area
  • Room service
  • Shops
  • Restaurant

The hotels popular ARC Restaurant has sweeping harbour views and a hyper-local "plant to plate" philosophy. Its a perfect and convenient option for casual and refined dining in downtown Vancouver. This hotel is offered on a room only board, giving you the flexibility and choice to explore the local area and all the fantastic restaurants. If you prefer to dine in-house that's not a problem and can be arranged locally - kids aged 5 and under eat free.

If you want a lazy night in, the 24/7 In-room dining option is a must! You can dine in comfort and enjoy the views from your room. 

  • No of restaurants: 1
  • Dress code for restaurants:

    Smart casual

Board basis options available

  • Room Only

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

  • Gluten Free
  • Vegans
  • Vegetarians
Location in resort
  • Longitude: -123.115025
  • Latitude: 49.287879
  • Location Description:
    • On the harbour waterfront, adjacent to the Vancouver Trade & Convention Centre.

Reviews of Fairmont Waterfront

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Total price from
per person from £1267
Includes £102pp discount
Fairmont Waterfront
Vancouver, Room Only
13/01/2023 - 7 nights
3 adults
From London Heathrow
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