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Fairmont Vancouver Airport
Ranked #1 of 23 Hotels in Richmond
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Perth. West Australia
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110 reviews
79 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
“What a beauty”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2013

This hotel is the best airport hotel I have stayed at anywhere in the world,normally I drag my heels trying to get on a international flight 1 hour before it goes and flee the airport as soon as I clear customs but not with the fairmont.I am very very happy to stay a night in this hotel if my flight is going the next day (as it did).The food is great, the staff are wonderfull and watching the jets being pushed back and firing up and leaving is great fun, there is even a telescope on a tripod to look at things in the distance. The rooms have the same view as the people in the boarding lounge waiting to jump on their plane .If you need to stay in town the Fairmont Pacific rim on the edge of the harbour watching the float planes take off and land is also spectacular.Love this hotel this is my fourth or fifth stay but first review

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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FairmontYVR, Director of Sales at Fairmont Vancouver Airport, responded to this review, April 18, 2013
Dear Lindsay56:

We are so pleased to hear that we could change your opinion on airport living and lifestyle. Thank you very much for your recent review. We will ensure to share it will members of our operation committee and hope to see you again in the near future. Please ensure to contact a member of our reservations team who would be delighted to assist you with any future reservation requests.

Have a lovely day,

The entire team here at The Fairmont Vancouver Airport.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2013

After an equipment snafu led to an unexpected layover in Vancouver, I wound up at the Fairmont Vancouver Airport. While the stay was only for one night, I am now seriously considering making stop-overs here as a regular part of my travel schedule, especially when looking to break up a long-haul TPAC commute!

SERVICE: Excellent all-around. The staff were friendly, knowledgeable and professional. As my luggage decided to depart without me (long story, don't ask) the staff arranged for a full set of toiletries and offered to check in with the airline in the morning to ensure my bags had arrived at my final destination. Wake-up call was easily arranged and delivered on time.

LOCATION: Simply cannot be topped for convenience as it is part of the airport complex! Great runway and mountain views, though I can see the lower level rooms being a tad exposed if one does not close the privacy curtains in the evening.

ROOM: Clean and modern. The bed was exceptionally comfortable and it took a lot of will-power to get up in the morning! As mentioned, there are great runway and mountain views - I would assume it is a coast view on the other side from the one where I stayed. Despite the occasional dull roar of a jet spooling up on the tarmac, the room was quiet and the sound-proofing reliable.

FOOD: Room service provided more than adequate eats for a weary traveler. A bit on the pricey side, though what RS menu isn't!

Overall, I truly enjoyable experience. This hotel could, and should, serve as a model for airport hotels in Canada and abroad. It does the Fairmont name justice and I will, most definitely, be returning!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
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FairmontYVR, Director of Sales at Fairmont Vancouver Airport, responded to this review, April 18, 2013
Dear CDN2012:

Thank you very much for your recent review! We hope that you made it to your final destination safe and sound. Your comments are greatly appreciated by out team, and we will ensure to share them with staff around the hotel. Please do not hesitate to contact a members or our reservations department for a desired future stays at The Fairmont Vancouver Airport. We would be please to assist with any requests.

Warmest regards & safe travels,

The entire team here at The Fairmont Vancouver Airport
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Williams Lake, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2013

We stayed a the Fairmont Vancouver Airport on our way through Vancouver International Airport. The service throughout the hotel was world class and the room was beautiful. Even though the room looks over the airport it was quiet all night. We had dinner at the Globe Restaurant and the food and service were fantastic. I look forward to staying here again sometime soon.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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FairmontYVR, Director of Sales at Fairmont Vancouver Airport, responded to this review, April 18, 2013
Dear Northern_Miner12

Thank you very much for your recent review on Trip Advisor. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and appreciate your comment about our soundproofing. We will ensure to notify our Globe@YVR team of your experience, and welcome you back at anytime. Please notify a member of our reservations department for reservation requests on any future stays with us,

Sincerely,

The entire team here at The Fairmont Vancouver airport.
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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2013

Our flight from Edm to Vancouver got delayed because of mechanical trouble. As a result, we missed our connecting flight to Honolulu. Air Canada put us up in this hotel overnight, so we can catch the next flight out the next day. We were very pleased with the hotel, and made an unpleasant experience (missing a day of our Hawaiian holiday) better.

All the staff we encountered were VERY friendly and helpful. To me, the staff and the cleanliness of a hotel is what makes it special and this hotel met the requirement for both. As I said, everyone we met were super helpful and friendly and we have absolutely no complaints.

The room we got was very spacious - 2 double beds, a large work desk for a traveller like me who cannot be away from my computer, many plug ins for computers, iPods, iPhones etc all through the room, comfy chairs to sit in to relax and a huge bathroom with a separate shower and toilet area and a tub to soak your tired muscles in but designed in such a way that when the sliding partitions were open, you could watch TV from the tub and carry on a conversation with family in the room if you want. There was also a safe, ample closet space, in room coffee maker, kettle and mini-bar. It was a very nice evening spent here unexpectedly. The room was very clean and bed very comfortable. Wifi was free for Fairmont President's Club guest. The beds were comfy and it was quiet. We didn't hear the planes at all. There is a business center with printer, so you could get your work done if needed.

We had in-room dining as we were all tired from spending a whole day at the airport just to go from Edmonton to Vancouver. The food arrived promptly as promised and it was all very tasty. The ONLY complaint we had was the soups were not piping hot. The rest of the food was warm and tasty. There was also warm tasty bread! Prices were reasonable for in-room dining.

All in all, it was a very nice stay and would definitely come back the next time we have to overnight in Vancouver airport.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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Seattle, Washington, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2013

Got an early flight? hate to wake up at 4 am just to stand in line?
My choice is to book a room here, and have a nice relaxing dinner, turn in early and just walk to the gate in the AM, no traffic, no hassles, worth every pricey penny in my book, after all, my typical Holiday costs North of $3500, so what's another $300?
Great food in the restaurant and lounge,
Spaciolus, luxurious and quiet rooms, a wonderful way to start a Holicay

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Vancouver
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 19, 2013 via mobile

Stayed one night in a deluxe room. Pretty quiet, only heard noise from one of the really big jets, other than that couldn't tell we were at the airport. Excellent room service and bar quite nice. Had fun in lap pool, don't " get" the 2ft deep other pool - nobody went in it, even the kids. Only weird thing is the shuttered "window" between the bedroom and the bathroom. When shutter doors were open you could see someone having a bath (fabulous tub) or having a shower. Weird, depending on who you are traveling with.

  • Stayed March 2013
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Prince Rupert, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2013

Great location when making a connecting flight and you have to overnight in Vancouver. Easy access to Canada Line to get to Richmond or Downtown Vancouver. Excellent food in the lounge and very comfortable rooms.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Fairmont Vancouver Airport
Address: 3111 Grant McConachie Way | PO Box 23798, Richmond, British Columbia V7B 0A6, 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 Business Hotel in Richmond
#1 Green Hotel in Richmond
#1 Romantic Hotel in Richmond
#1 Luxury 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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