Fairmont Pacific Rim
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Fairmont Pacific Rim was a hotel that I wanted to stay at but they gave me no reason or didn't bother to try. I was looking to stay 6 nights with my family and really wanted a Harbour view room. Well you either pay for a 400sq ft room or double triple that and get the next level above which is a Suite. Because the 'more' affordable room only had 1 King, I was told to get another room for my kids! Really? How about trying to lure me into the hotel and offer a bit of value back as an attraction to stay...instead I was told to go to another hotel. Very greedy and zero customer service.
We had a harbor view room at this hotel. We were impressed with the modern amenities and the friendly concierge service. The room was specious and clean. The location of this hotel is great and close to all the great restaurants and shopping. The kids were in love with the tv in the bathroom mirror. The heated pool was great and we had drinks in the hot tub too. It was a great week in Vancouver. Worth splurging for this hotel. Made our vacation very special.
I love hotel hopping although I am a local and this I love the best. Rooms are very spacious and has magnificent view, particularly I prefer corner room, just tends to be more quiet and private. I have stayed in Pool view suite, Fairmont Deluxe and Harbor views all equally nice. Turn down service is always bonus and 24 hour room service is always appreciated. On top if you can order Fresh Sashimi boat and a bottle of sparkling wine for room service what can you ask more for quiet girls night out? Sashimi was so fresh and carefully selected. On the weekend you can see whole variety of crowds and different range of age group but I don't mind, I like people watching over a glass of martini at the lobby lounge. Oh the last not the least, there's a famous gelato place at the corner of the hotel that's known to be Vancouver's best. :)
We have stayed the Pacific Rim on numerous occasions and have never been disappointed. Although the rooms are not spacious, they are well appointed. The beds and bedding is beyond comfy. It's a dream. We have requested on many of our trips to be on the same floor as their outdoor pool. The deck area is wonderful and scenery is fantastic. Parents with younger ones will have to be careful. Each room that enteres onto the pool area has a fenced in patio but the gate doesn't lock. The pool water is warm, towels are fluffy. And even on many occasions we have spotted celebrities. Our boys were beyond excited with the Boston Bruins team was in the pool!Oru was our main breakfast spot. The granola parfait was amazing! But the kids always preferred the fluffy pancakes with homemade whip cream. The staff here spoil the kids. Worst than grandparents. But we don't mind! The lobby and hotel lounge is a fantastic spot to sit back and people watch and sip on their signature drinks. And yes, I recommend you try all of them! They are all so great. On weekends, they use to have Colin (can't remember his last name), an Aussie play on their beautiful Fazzoli (piano). There were times when everyone coming in was so glamorous that we felt we were at the at hotel in Beverly Hills Hotel. They have a little tuck shop and deli for those who don't want to sit down and eat but rather grab something to go. We highly recommend grabbing some sweets too! The cookies are the best!! Enjoy!
This is a beautifully designed and decorated hotel, but with some quirks. The front desk and concierge is located adjacent to a popular lounge/bar/restaurant/scene, that frequently has live music in the evenings. With lots of hard surfaces, the noise can be deafening, making communications with the staff very difficult. With all the high tech design that went into this hotel, not certain why they didn't think that one through.I booked and paid extra for a room with a harbor view, but upon check in, was told, in a matter of fact way, that they only had a room on a lower level (8th floor) with views of the harbor obstructed by the ugly Vancouver Convention center. After complaining to everyone I came in contact with (word spreads quickly), I was greeted by the manager later that evening after returning from dinner with apologies and a promise for a room change the next day, which ultimately came through with a room on the 18th floor. Later, complimentary wine and fruit plate helped to improve my outlook. Hint: when Expedia sends you an email inquiring how check in was, and you're not happy, take full advantage of that opportunity to respond accordingly.At that floor level, the views of the harbor and snow capped mountains is stunning. But here's the glitch. The best views are from the bathroom, which is very large, with floor to ceiling windows (electronic blinds provide privacy, but not certain who's looking at that level from the harbor). Yet they decided to block a big chunk of the view in the bedroom area with a giant flat screen TV. Not certain why the screen is not electronically stowed away when not in use, especially when they went to the trouble of having an in-room Ipad available to control lights, temperature, room service, house keeping, blood pressure, etc. Still, kudos to the interior decorator; great taste in furniture, blinds, use of natural wood. The bathroom was exceptional with the Japanese soaking tub, marble floors and well thought out design.Apart from the check in experience, the staff was outstanding, particularly the concierge staff who answered every question with a passionate sense of displaying how important it was to get every detail right. Special mention to Carla, who was a delight!The availability of house cars was impressive. Frequently, luxury hotels tell you that they have a (as in single) house car available for short trips, but when you ask for it, it's never available. Not this place. Every time we asked for the house car, we got it and not only for an outgoing trip, but return as well. From what I could tell, they had several cars, and because of the relationship with a local BMW dealer, we always got a 750.Nice outdoor pool, and long enough to do laps without feeling like you're swimming in a bathtub. Heated comfortably so that swimming in 40 degree rainy weather is doable.Great downtown location, easy access to good restaurants and Stanley Park, which has got to the one of the most beautiful city parks anywhere.
Vacations packages include round-trip flights, accommodations, round-trip transfers (unless outlined below) to and from the hotel, and tourist cards (if required, unless outlined below).
If selecting an all-inclusive resort option, the package will also include the all-inclusive features as outlined by each resort.
Items not included:
- Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
- Tourist cards ($10USD)if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
- Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
- Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
- Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
- Items of a personal nature
- 377 rooms
- Outdoor roof top pool
- 2,500 square foot outdoor patio with water features
- Water feature for children
- Hot tub
- Fitness centre
- Spa (fee)
- Salon (fee)
- Gift shop
- Business centre
- Internet/Wi-Fi (fee)
- Laundry and dry cleaning services (fee)
- Valet and parking (fee)
- Conference facilities (fee)
- Babysitting services (fee)
- Wedding facilities (fee)
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Pet friendly (fee)
- One King or two Queen size beds
- 400 square feet
- tub with shower
- cable 42" LCD flat screen TV with in-room movies
- hair dryer
- iron/ironing board
- Internet/Wi-Fi ($)
- complimentary toiletries
- Mascioni fine linens
- bedside touch-screen control for lighting, temperature, curtains and entertainment
- Nespresso machines
- alarm clocks with iPod connectivity
- 24-hour room service
- maximum occupancy is 3 guests
Resort Location Map
Fairmont Pacific RimVancouver,Canada
- Hotel Contacts
- Extra Info
1038 Canada Place, Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 0B9 Canada
Some restaurants may be open for certain meals only and limited visits may apply. Reservations required and dress code in effect for a la carte restaurants. Time restrictions may apply for water sports.
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