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Fairmont Waterfront Vancouver

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Stunning harbour, Stanley Park and North Shore mountain views and a central downtown Vancouver location make The Fairmont Waterfront hotel in Vancouver the perfect fit. Enjoy a peaceful nights rest in one of our Vancouver harbour and mountain view hotel rooms, host a meeting or event in our spacious Vancouver conference rooms, relax in the Health Club while taking in the views, or take a stroll through our unique 2100 square foot herb garden and honeybee apiary.

The Fairmont Waterfront hotel in Vancouver boasts a spectacular location connected to the Vancouver Convention Centre and Canada Place Cruise Ship Terminal, and within walking distance to the downtown Vancouver business district, local attractions and a diverse selection of restaurants. Relax like one of the locals and stroll the scenic seawall to Stanley Park, gallery hop in historic Gastown, or take the family for an outing to the Vancouver Aquarium.

Location: 14 km from the Vancouver International Airport

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  • Snowbabies1 : Whistler, Canada
The Old Gal has had a Makeover!!!

Stayed in the hotel 3 years ago and all I can say, it was not the usual standard of a Fairmont Hotel. My husband and I always use Fairmont Hotels and have been to quite a few so we do have expectations and the hotels consistently deliver to a very high standard. Unfortunately The Empress has been looking and feeling tired for a number of years so we were excited to see and experience the renovation and WOW we were not disappointed!! The rooms are beautifully appointed and are very similar to Hotel Vancouver or The Olympic in Seattle with slick bathrooms and roomy bedrooms with extremely comfortable beds. The usual flat-screen television and all the extra touches that make your stay a time to remember. Half of the hotel including the reception area, spa and pool are presently being renovated however it really doesn't take away from your stay and it gives you an excuse to come back once its all complete. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would like to thank the housekeeping team who are the friendliest and most helpful we've ever came across!!!

  • Natalia T : Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Beautifully renovated!

Our family came to the Empress for a family weekend. I was worried that the renovations would ruin the old charm. But they have done an amazing job of mixing modern luxury with the historical character. Service amazing as always.

  • Daniel19732013 : Vancouver, Canada
Perfection as always

We brought our friends from Texas to enjoy the beauty and ambience of The Empress. After a lovely sitting of Afternoon Tea, we wandered the grounds enjoying the stunning views of the hotel at sunset. The evening was spent meeting new friends in the Gold Floor lounge. Thanks to all the staff for making this a wonderful, if not too short, holiday.

  • Maxine M :
Most disappointing - buyer beware!

We were so looking forward to staying at this iconic property. First of all, the room we were given was to have been a recently remodelled room - but it was nothing to rave about.. Carpets looked worn. As the business we were on wrapped up early, we decided to check out one day early. We called early in the morning to say we would be checking out. In order to do that we were penalized $90.00 - I have never been penalized for checking out early! On top of that, the parking rate was excessive! So I caution you to understand all the extra fees, charges and possible penalties you may incur.

  • DROJC : Toronto, Canada
Looking forward to a much needed renovation

Stayed here a few times for business.Almost all of the Fairmont are great, but if any need a makeover (which it is getting) its this one. I was travelling with a co-worker from France who commented that walking the halls made him feel like he was in the Jack Nicholson movie "the shinning"... and he was right!Aside from that, the service is great and it has some beautiful historic elements to it. The location is great, especially for those travelling by seaplane from Vancouver.

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

  • 489 rooms
  • 2 restaurants
  • 1 bar
  • 1 pool, hot tub
  • fitness centre
  • business centre
  • gift shop
  • internet/Wi-Fi (fee)
  • safety deposit box at front desk
  • self-parking (fee)
  • valet (fee)
  • wedding facilities
  • wheelchair accessibility
  • pet friendly (fee)
  • conference facilities
  • concierge
  • laundry and dry cleaning services
Fairmont Room:
  • One King, one Queen or two Double size beds
  • 360 to 430 square feet
  • tub with shower
  • A/C
  • LCD flat screen TV with in-room movies
  • hair dryer
  • iron/ironing board
  • Internet/Wi-Fi (fee)
  • robes
  • alarm clocks
  • maximum occupancy is 3 guests - maximum of 2 children per room.

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The Fairmont Empress
721 Government Street, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1W5 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.

Child pricing may only be available with select tour operators and valid for select dates and durations. Child pricing rules are subject to change without notice. Please contact one of our vacation specialists if you require assistance with child pricing.

Photo identification and/or credit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy. Rollaway beds and cribs (infant beds) may be available and should be requested at the time of booking; fees may apply.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in. Special requests cannot be guaranteed and may incur additional charges upon check-in to fulfil.

Hotels do not condone unruly behavior, parties in rooms, excessive noise or any other actions that violate the hotels terms of use. Guests may be removed from the property at their own expense in the event of any disturbance or complaint from other guests or hotel staff. cannot be held responsible for any guests who may be removed from the hotel due to a violation of rules. makes every effort to ensure that the information on this page is accurate, however, all information on this page is subject to change without notice. is not responsible for any changes, errors or omissions that may occur.