Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
Historic Grande Dame
What it is
Fresh from a $75 million revamp, with 557 glitzy guestrooms, a 1930s-inspired restaurant and a pristine indoor pool.
What it isn't
Just for people. Pets are pampered just as much, with welcome treats, kibble and bottled water, plus two resident labradors—Ella and Elly—who’ll welcome them with open paws.
What we think
Among the jewels in the crown of Canada’s Chateau-inspired railway hotels, this 1939 legend has been reborn to suit today’s most discriminating tastes. Guest rooms are restful, romantic retreats decked in creamy neutrals, tailored wood furniture and silvery accents; amenities include Le Labo toiletries and bathrobes for en-suite spa days. Because some find the historic starter rooms to be somewhat cramped at 301 square feet, we recommend upgrading to a One Bedroom Suite, with 753-square-feet of breathing room including a separate bedroom and living room space. For a truly homey feel, the Three Bedroom Suite has a kitchen and even a formal dining room that seats 10.
You're here because
You’re more than a little dismayed by lackluster room service menus, and Fairmont’s is anything but—with superfood smoothie bowls for breakfast and squash agnolotti for dinner.
You’ve had your share of divine afternoon teas, but something about today at Notch 8 was even more fun. Perhaps it was the gleaming gilt Fairmont tea service—or that the menu included the best of classic (cranberry and buttermilk scones with clotted cream) and the nouveau (white chocolate profiteroles with chocolate crisps.) Pinkies out!
Restaurants & Bars
Notch8 Restaurant + Bar - Enjoy exceptional cuisine, great wines, and enticing cocktails in a lively environment for a classic Vancouver dining experience.
In downtown Vancouver, just four blocks from the harbor and ferry docks. While you’re here, exploring 1,000-acre Stanley Park is a must; be sure to hop a ride on the Stanley Park Railway’s replica of Canadian Pacific rail cars from the 1880s.