One of the most memorable sights in Vancouver is the city’s wealth of waterfront. Take advantage of the opportunity to be near the water with a stay at the Fairmont Pacific Rim—and you’ll get a chance to relax in style, as well.
Located in the heart of Vancouver’s historic port and financial district, the luxury hotel fronts one of the city’s most celebrated streetscapes with unobstructed views of the North Shore Mountains, Stanley Park and Coal Harbour.
Just two years old, the hotel’s 377 guest rooms range from a standard Fairmont Room, to a Signature Room with views of the mountains and harbor, to suites and specialty rooms. All rooms feature Stearns & Foster luxury beds, twice-daily housekeeping services, 42-inch flat-screen TVs, LCD TVs with Bose sound system in bathrooms, alarm clocks with iPod connectivity, thick cotton bathrobes and Wi-Fi (complimentary for Fairmont President’s Club members. Rates start at $359 per night, and vary depending on time of year and type of room.
My room, a Signature Ofuro Room, was 500 square feet, and had a sweeping view of the harbor and mountains. In the expansive marble bathroom, it had a Japanese deep soaker Ofuro jetted tub—which I used every night I was there.
Aside from enjoying the luxurious comfort of your room, whatever type you choose, the best way to unwind and relax at the Fairmont Pacific Rim it to head straight to the hotel’s Willow Stream Spa. Even if you’re having a bad day, as I was, just curling up in one of the gigantic nesting chairs on the outdoor deck, with sweeping downtown views, is all you need to get in the mood for a treatment from the spa’s varied menu.
For casual dining, grab a bite (and coffee or a glass of wine) at Giovane, an Italian café and wine bar. Enjoy Executive Chef Darren Brown’s incredible dishes from the Pacific Northwest at ORU, the hotel’s swanky dining room, including the largest sake cellar in the city. Tasty classic cocktails and a raw bar are available at the Lobby Lounge & Terrace.
Whichever way you choose to spend your time at the Fairmont Pacific Rim, even if it’s just staring at the waterfall in the hotel’s entryway, you can’t go wrong.
Article and photos by Jill K. Robinson of Danger Jill Robinson.
I was a guest of the Fairmont Pacific Rim and Tourism British Columbia during my stay in Vancouver.