We had an early morning departure for a long flight and so booked an overnight stay at the Fairmont. Since the hotel is actually part of the international terminal at YVR you can't get much closer to the departure gates.
It's an expensive hotel, and we would not have stayed there had we not got a very good deal online. Remarkably, when I phoned the hotel direct, they were unable to beat, or even match, the price offered by an online agent - how much sense does that make?
The room was large, very clean, and so quiet we could hardly hear any noise from the airport. Service was quick, efficient and pleasant. We'll definitely stay here again if we can get as good a deal on the price, but would not stay at the advertised prices - other hotels a few kilometres away with free shuttle service would then offer better value.More