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“A Little Strange” 4 of 5 stars
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Fairmont Vancouver Airport
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   3111 Grant McConachie Way | PO Box 23798, Richmond, British Columbia V7B 1X9, Canada   |  
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“A Little Strange”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

This hotel is right in the center of the Vancouver Airport and makes access to the facilities very convenient.

Our room was very nicely appointed in general with a very unique view overlooking the gate area of the airport and the planes. This makes a visit to this hotel a rather fascinating experience.

The bathroom is very strange. There are louver doors that open between the bathroom and the sleeping area. Every sound made in the bathroom can be clearly heard in the rest of the whole room. So a visit with a loved one is sort of ok, but the same situation with a friend or business partner would be very strange and uncomfortable.

Dinner in the restaurant was very good and the food fresh and well prepared.

The front desk staff was in general very helpful, although our check in person seemed very confused.

Room Tip: Ask for a room overlooking the gates.
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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FairmontYVR, Director of Sales at Fairmont Vancouver Airport, responded to this review, December 12, 2013
Thank you for your response. We have passed your feedback onto our operations team. We are pleased that you enjoyed your dinner in Globe@YVR. We hope to welcome you back soon.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

Flying out early from YVR, this is your hotel!
Location within the airport itself, so no going outside at all if you don't want to.
Nothing to complain about from the check in staff to the room are up to Fairmont standard.
An extra plug for the check in staff.
They are always so friendly and effecient.
Thanks for your warm welcome, as we arrive each time.

  • Stayed October 2013, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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FairmontYVR, Director of Sales at Fairmont Vancouver Airport, responded to this review, December 12, 2013
Thank you for your review. We have shared your kind words with our front desk staff. We look forward to welcoming you back to The Fairmont Vancouver Airport soon.
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Seattle, Washington
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

We drove up from Seattle and spent one night at the Fairmont Vancouver Airport before leaving in the morning. I wish it could have been longer. What a lovely hotel! Service was excellent, our room was gorgeous with a very comfy king bed and a great bathroom, and we had a great time watching activity at YVR and looking through the telescope next to our window. We had a light meal in the lounge downstairs and it was very good. We will be back up for a longer stay, just to enjoy this hotel as much as we can.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kelowna, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

We have stayed at the Fairmont YVR several times as a connection point. Never disappoints with all facilities. Especially nice to avoid the travel day mayhem by being able to walk to the check in or gate without any transfer hassles. Great beds, pillows and beddings. First choice for any connections through YVR

  • Stayed December 2013, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. We are pleased to hear that we made your travel experience more convenient and enjoyable. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

Being Vancouver residents, we don't normally have a reason to stay at the Fairmont Airport, but we recently were put out of our home for a few days due to an electrical room fire. After a couple of nights at a cheaper express type hotel, we decided we'd splurge a little for the final three nights we'd be out of our home and stay at the Fairmont. I work in South Delta and my spouse in Yaletown, so it was an easy drive through the tunnel and an incredibly easy Canada Line hop to get to Yaletown. We stayed facing the mountains the first two nights and while the sound proofing is indeed amazing (we didn't notice the planes at all), we could hear the faint "beep-beep-beep" of the service vehicles at the gates directly below. I suspect older ears might not even register sound in this range though. We moved to a south facing room for our final night and it was whisper quiet. Too bad, as I prefer the (still large but cozier) layout of the studio rooms on the north side - they have no sofa bed, so the TV is a bit closer to the bed, which made for very enjoyable watching of the Canucks game in hi-def! A treat as we've gone TV-less at home in an effort to be less sloth like. South side rooms have the sofa bed, good if you are travelling with kids, but it does make the TV a bit of a touchdown throw away from the bed. I think I might live with the beep-beep next time for the cozier layout. Beds are the most comfortable of any I've slept on - bar none. Room service and food was excellent. Bathrooms are the usually opulent Fairmont, with large soaker tubs and walk-in-showers. We ate in the restaurant one evening - again, I could not find fault with the service or food as both were well above average. Pricing is Fairmont, but so is the experience.

  • Stayed November 2013, 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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Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

A great Hotel at Vancouver International Airport , good for one night or a few days as its very easy to take the train downtown ( 15 minutes ) I stayed in a Fairmont gold room , very clean and excellent bed , lots of space and very nice bathroom . The Breakfast was very good and so was the service very friendly staff , good job by everyone I came in contact with .

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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
    • 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

We decided to treat ourselves to a stay at the Fairmont Airport since our YVR flight out was very early the following morning and would be the start to a very long travel day. We often stay at nearby hotels with free shuttles to be close to the airport when we have early flights but this was our first time at the Fairmont which is actually onsite at the airport - a 5 minute walk to the Departures checkin. First, we were pleasantly surprised at how quiet the room was, especially considering it looked out over active gates with aircraft coming and going. The staff were pleasant, the king bed very comfortable and the express checkout via internet most welcome in the very early hours of the am. It's pricey but was worth the investment for a very early start to a very long day.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 3111 Grant McConachie Way | PO Box 23798, Richmond, British Columbia V7B 1X9, Canada
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Location: Canada > British Columbia > Richmond
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Richmond
#1 Green Hotel in Richmond
#1 Luxury Hotel in Richmond
#1 Business Hotel in Richmond
#1 Romantic Hotel in Richmond
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Fairmont Vancouver Airport 4*
Number of rooms: 392
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Fairmont Vancouver Airport hotel is the only soundproofed, luxury hotel and spa conveniently located within Vancouver's International Airport (YVR). Situated directly above the US departures terminal only a two-minute stroll from the luggage carousels. Sleep in luxury right above your gate and avoid shuttles. This AAA / CAA 4-diamond airport hotel features:- an extensive Health Club and Spa- soundproofed guestrooms- breathtaking floor-to-ceiling views- day use roomsThe Fairmont Vancouver Airport hotel's award-winning, signature restaurant, GlobeYVR Restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week.Wireless Internet Access is available in all of our guest rooms and is complimentary for Fairmont President's Club members, free to join. ... more   less 
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