A week-long business trip to Vancouver had me stay at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, located right downtown in the heart of the city. Check-in was very quick and easy, and I was in the room within just a few minutes of arriving.
The room, with a wonderful west view, was larger than expected. I appreciated the very fast wireless internet and the extremely comfortable king bed, with Egyptian cotton bedding. The bathroom appeared to have been recently renovated, for it was absolutely, utterly spotless, with what appeared to be all-new fixtures and a new granite counter. Towels were abundant and very plush. Turn-down service each night came as an unexpected surprise.
A number of Fairmont properties have dogs on site, serving as hotel ambassadors, and this includes the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver. Although I did not take advantage of the opportunity to take Beau (a very sweet and friendly yellow lab) out for walks, I did enjoy being greeted by her on many afternoons. What a wonderful touch.
The Hotel Vancouver is a very large, turn-of-the-century building and (I believe) a former CP Rail hotel. It looks completely grand and majestic from the street, yet feels new and fresh inside. It is an extremely well maintained property, and the staff excellent.
This was not my first stay at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, nor will it be my last. Great hotel that could not be better located.More