Fairmont Vancouver Airport
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Had a one night stay for meetings in Richmond and decided to stay at the Fairmont Airport; since it has been quite some time since I had stayed here and curious to see if there had been any changes.The rooms and layout are the same as I remember them. I had a one king bed room. Bathroom is particularly spacious -and separate enclosed area for the toilet. Bathtub is incredibly large. Rain shower head and water pressure was fantastic. One thing missing was a full length mirror.Others have commented on some of the now "old school" technology. On one nightstand there is a "command" center for turning on/off lights etc. It worked, but was somewhat confusing. No problems at all with noise - be it from the planes or from the hallways or other neighbors. Bed was very comfy and plush.As a regular business traveler a few things were missing for me. A digital alarm clock rather than the old school analog clock would be nice. Otherwise have to turn a light on to see what time it is. Also a lack of charging ports and plug ins next to the bed. Having extra ports on the desk or near the tv area is nice, but having them bedside would have been appreciated. Wi-fi worked seemlessly - though I only used it for basic tasks like email.Room included a kettle and Keurig machine plus lots of coffee pods, creamers, and sugar.Hotel staff were great - check in via the bellhop at entrance was easy and expedited getting straight to the room. Bellhops were also good at calling and wrangling taxis. One thing to note is taking a taxi from the Airport is a $20 charge - so if you're going to a place fairly close by in Richmond, you're being forced to pay a mandatory overage - not a fault of the hotel - just how the taxi fees are calculated.Didn't try the gym or any of the other amenities. Overall an uneventful (in a good way) and quick stay.
One of the nicest layouts for a basic hotel room. The restaurant has the most expensive fast food. Two bowls of macaroni with trace amounts of masticated crab (watch for the small pieces of shell) with 2 draft beer was $85 before tip. The mac bowls appeared about 5 minutes after being ordered, so they are fast.
Very nice hotel attached to the airport. No need to go outside. Our room had an awesome view of some of the gates. Unfortunately we didn't arrive until 11 pm and had to leave at 5 am so we didn't get to enjoy it much. Nice bathrooms and toiletries. It's closest to the international departures so if you are taking a domestic flight it's about a 10 min or so walk to the airline counters from the hotel. Then there's security so still allow yourself time.
Stayed overnight before an early flight the next morning and the room and the service never disappoint. We were even granted an upgrade due to being a presidents club member and corporate frequent stayer. We love martini's and they were delicious but I have to say that they were expensive. So expensive we chose to leave the amazing bar and go elsewhere for dinner. $100 including tip is too much. But of course we will stay again. Just won't eat or drink with you.
As this hotel is located within the USA departures area, is the most convenient (and also the most expensive) option for over-night connections at YVR. I have stayed here a few times and found that the rooms are spacious and well outfitted, but the furniture is a bit worn and on numerous occasions the control pads that are used to turn the lighting on-and-off did not work properly, so we needed up either either "all on" or 'all off". The beds are exceptionally comfortable, the linens are crisp and soft, and the tub and shower amenities are in line with what one expects from a Fairmont. On my most recent trip I opted for the web based "Check-in now" service (as I always do), however upon my arrival there was no one at the bell desk. After waiting around for about 15 minutes, I instead had to carry all of my own luggage to the main desk and check-in. When I asked why there was no one at the bell desk, I was informed that there often isn't after 10:30. I mentioned that the instruction for the online checkin clearly state that as a President's Club member, my room keys should be available at the bell desk to which I received a blank look, some shrugged shoulders and a change of topic. I brought this situation up again at checkout and was informed that the instructions were correct, but that "someone obviously wasn't where they should have been last night". As other reviewers have mentioned, the main draw to this hotel is the location. While the rooms are of good quality and fine finishings, they overall elegance of the Fairmont brand is hard to find here.
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- Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
- Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
- Items of a personal nature
- 392 rooms
- 2 restaurants
- 1 bar
- 2 pools
- 1 whirlpool
- fitness centre
- sauna/steam room
- business centre
- currency exchange
- Wi-Fi (fee)
- conference facilities
- valet parking (fee)
- 1 king bed or 2 queen beds
- partial ocean view or mountain view
- full bathroom
- mini fridge
- coffee maker
- coffee maker
- hair dryer
- alarm clock
- iron/ironing board
- mini-bar stocked daily
- Wifi (fee)
- maximum occupancy 4
Resort Location Map
Fairmont Vancouver AirportVancouver,Canada
- Hotel Contacts
- Extra Info
3111 Grant McConachie Way PO Box 23798, Richmond, British Columbia V7B 0A6 Canada
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