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“Great hotel, great location” 5 of 5 stars
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Fairmont Pacific Rim
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1038 Canada Place, Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 0B9, Canada (Downtown)   |  
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Ranked #2 of 96 Hotels in Vancouver
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53 reviews 53 reviews
26 hotel reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
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“Great hotel, great location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

Before you even step through the doors, you are greeted by friendly, professional valets, fo whom nothing is too much trouble. We were fortunate to be staying in Fairmont Gold and so we didn't even need to go to the reception desk, the keys to our room were already with the valets and our bags were wisked away. The room was of a very high standard...beautiful bathroom, all mod cons (ipad for booking all manner of services, ipod docking station, tv in bathroom!). An amazing standard. (The only thing were less enthusiatic about were the hi-tec lighting system...not easy to operate and so many standby lights you had to sleep surrounded by lights...)

The views are amazing, especially from the balcony of the Gold Lounge and the spa was a real delight.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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FairmontPacificRim, Hotel Manager at Fairmont Pacific Rim, responded to this review, November 6, 2012
We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed you stay on Fairmont Gold and were able to enjoy the amenities including access to the exclusive Fairmont Gold Lounge! Our team will be delighted to hear your comments and we look forward to welcoming you back again in the near future.

Sincerely,

Rudi Gimmi
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Value
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Berkeley, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

Certainly the nicest hotel that I've ever visited, the staff was nevertheless completely down to earth and focused on helping all weekend. Even though the hotel was at the top end of my budget, I was made to feel like I truly belonged while on a special engagement weekend with my fiancee. David, the concierge who helped me with my engagement plans for months, was superb. If you are planning a special visit to Vancouver, the Fairmont will make it feel all the more so.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

This hotel is an experience of a special kind. It does not appear pretentious, and yet it is full of thought details to make you feel well.It"s got a very pleasant ambiance, as well as excellent staff and service. Different from other hotels, after 5 days I still wasn't tired of the place.
Just outstanding!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Regina, Canada
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

The Fairmont Pacific Rim is nicely located in Vancouver's tourist area. Across from Canada Place, close to a scenic waterfront walk and bikeway. A hotel car is available for transit within the immediate Vancouver area. It is a short stroll to Gastown and its variety of restaurants. The entrance to the hotel is loud and ambient, but the rooms are large, clean and quiet. We did have a person knocking at our door confused at which Fairmont hotel she is staying at. In terms of services this area of the city is expensive and so is this hotel.

Room Tip: We chose a room on the higher floors facing both the city and Canada Place (the water) - very scenic...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

This hotel is really fabulous. Sometimes I find the Fairmont hotels to be a bit dated (they are probably aiming for the older demographic-- I am in my 30's) but this was modern and perfect! Every aspect of the stay was comfortable: excellent service including turn-down service, beautiful warm-modern decor, wonderful beds and linens/robes, lighting and drapes controlled from the bedside table, different lighting moods and a spectacular bathroom with a soaker tub, rain shower and an in-mirror TV. I wish I could have spent more time in the room. The lobby bar was really happening too! Perfect location for attending conferences-- it's attached to both the older and newer parts of the convention centre underground (can be important in rainy-Vancouver!) The best part: a car and driver service to drive you around! LOVED IT. Hope to come back when not on business.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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FairmontPacificRim, Hotel Manager at Fairmont Pacific Rim, responded to this review, November 6, 2012
Thank you for selecting Fairmont Pacific Rim during your recent business trip to Vancouver! We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay and were able to enjoy the Lobby Lounge as well! We look forward to welcoming you back for a leisure or business stay in the future!

Sincerely,

Rudi Gimmi
Hotel Manager
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Blue Bell, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

Excellent service, excellent staff...a very memorable stay. The electric mirror was pretty cool. My only wish is that the tunnel between the hotel and the convention center could be open later....I got caught in some torrential rain and had to walk through it to the hotel because the tunnel was closed...:/

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

We had a week in this hotel and loved every minute. We could walk everywhere as the location is ideal. The staff were always very helpful and the rooms were very luxurious. TV is the bathroom definitely gave it an edge on other places we have stayed!! It is not cheap but worth the treat.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Address: 1038 Canada Place, Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 0B9, Canada
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Location: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver > Downtown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Vancouver
#1 Romantic Hotel in Vancouver
#2 Luxury Hotel in Vancouver
#4 Family Hotel in Vancouver
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Fairmont Pacific Rim 5*
Number of rooms: 377
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
With unobstructed views of the harbour and mountains, Fairmont Pacific Rim is a newcomer to an area rich in history and intrigue. Located in the heart of the historic port and financial district, the hotel fronts one of Vancouver’s most celebrated streetscapes with unobstructed views of the North Shore Mountains, Stanley Park and Coal Harbour. Sophisticated and cosmopolitan but casual and contemporary, this downtown Vancouver hotel combines the best of Asia and the west coast in its plan, décor, and culinary offerings. Designed with five star standards and amenities, the 377-room luxury Vancouver hotel features lavish appointments, naturally inspired materials, comfortable furnishings and state-of-the-art technology. ... more   less 
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