What's the Difference Between the Four Fairmonts in Vancouver?

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    What's the Difference Between the Four Fairmonts in Vancouver?

    Interesting comparison of all the 4 Fairmonts in Vancouver. :)
     
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    This article brings back fond memories of previous stays at the original railroad Fairmont and the waterfront property. I remember my wife walking the hotel dog at Waterfront (or, more appropriately, the dog walked her). I enjoy both for different reasons.
     
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    Wonderful memories indeed, thanks for sharing them with us here on MP! :)
     
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    I will never go to a Fairmont Hotel and will not go to Banff , Lake Louise etc. Just because they are not even remotely luxury. They just do the job with no passion
     
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    Can't speak for all hotels but we had very enjoyable stays in Banff and Lake Louise at the Fairmonts.
     
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    I've only ever stayed at the Western Canadian Fairmonts. The old railroad hotels do the basic job of being downtown within their various cities, if generally endowed with tiny little old rooms.

    I quite prefer the Fairmont Vancouver Airport, which is situated at the eastern end (completely indoors!) of the transborder terminal. Ten-minute walk from domestic baggage-carousels, if I'm dawdling.

    Why do I like it? Impreccable cleanliness, remarkable quiet despite overlooking the busy airport, staff are helpful yet respectful of my privacy, and the in-hotel restaurant serves up a wicked good breakfast buffet.

    I stay there 10-12 nights/year, mostly on layovers between inter-Island and cross-continental flights, and get good value for money ($212/night, and no taxi/limo fees). Extra bonus is the benefits that come with maintaininging a Presidents' Club platinum-level card. That works out to about $600/year in useful things such as restaurant credit and room upgrades/free nights/yadayada.
     
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    Stay away from Fairmont. The Whistler Hotel is weird
     
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    How so, "wierd"?

    Anyway, Whistler's a rather long haul away from Vancouver. Nothing at all wierd about the Airport hotel: it's a delight all-around.
     
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    I was at the airport Fairmont again a few months ago. Very enjoyable property.


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    Good morning, Pizzaman!

    My introduction to the YVR airport Fairmont came from being invited to attend an ad-hoc business meeting in their bar, about ten years ago. Realised that I really liked the bar and I started coming back whenever I was connecting through YVR.

    About a year later, Air Canada parked me in the hotel overnight, during an IRROPs escapade. In the morning, shared the elevator with several crew, and figured out that if they liked the place, it might have more to recommend it.

    The biggest attraction is that it's in-terminal (admittedly a long walk away from domestic gates and baggage-areas). Triple-glazed windows block out just about all noise from the tarmac (except for spool-ups in the transborder gate area). Being close to the airport train station is a bonus, too.

    I'm in there about once a month, now, usually on itineraries where I know there's no handy way to get on or off my island without an overnight somewhere. Second-best, if I cannot get into the YVR hotel, would be the new in-terminal Marriott in YYC.
     
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    Good morning!

    Complaining it's a long walk from the Fairmont YVR is like saying you got tired counting a big stack of hundred dollar bills someone gave you. :)

    I haven't tried that new Marriott yet. Glad to hear you enjoyed it. Grab some pics and post a short review of it on IF for other members!


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