Fairmont Waterfront

Location: British Columbia | Canada

Price guide: $$$$$ $100-$200 per person per night

The Fairmont Waterfront is a luxury hotel on Vancouver’s famous harbour, combining a stylish, comfortable stay with a fantastic central location. There’s top-notch food at the ARC Restaurant, and the terraced outdoor pool (heated, of course) is just the place from which to admire Vancouver’s famously photogenic coastline. Eco-conscious travellers will be happy to learn that the hotel is committed to a sustainable philosophy; the third-floor terrace is home to a herb and vegetable garden, and even beehives producing organic honey.
Perfect forA stylish getaway in the heart of Vancouver.
In the knowDiscover Fairmont Waterfront's eco-friendly ethos with a visit to their organic gardens and beehives.

Recommended for...

  • Family-friendly
  • Couples
  • First-timers
  • City Hotel

Hotel Overview

Sense of place

The Fairmont sits, as its full name suggests, on Vancouver’s celebrated waterfront, a bustling urban promenade which affords stunning views over mountains and ocean. The city’s combination of the urban and the wild is perfectly encapsulated by the hotel, with its sleek contemporary décor and terraced organic gardens.

Rooms at The Fairmont Waterfront

The luxurious rooms and suites are decked out in a stylish contemporary style, with regal touches provided by splashes of gold in the colour scheme complementing the dark wood furniture. The floor-to-ceiling windows offer sweeping views of either the harbour or the mountains. The suites have even more space, including separate sitting areas, alongside supreme views.

Food & drink

ARC, the hotel’s signature waterfront restaurant, is a sleek, modern space, all steel, glass, and Asian-style dark wood panelling. The menu is an ever-changing feast of simple, country-style food done well. The hotel’s oceanfront location is reflected in the prevalence of fresh seafood dishes, such as the ARC chowder and albacore tuna. Dinner is soundtracked by live music seven nights per week, and accompanied by a wide range of local craft beers, international wines and creative cocktails.


The beautiful outdoor heated pool sits on a terraced patio, and is a relaxing place to wind down and take in the views of the ocean and mountains of Vancouver’s western shoreline. The hotel is also home to a state-of-the-art health club, open 24 hours a day, to ensure there’s no reason to miss your workout if you don’t want to.

Activities at The Fairmont Waterfront

The hotel’s fantastic location makes it perfect for exploring the myriad outdoor and cultural activities that Vancouver has to offer. Stanley Park is one of the finest city parks in the world, and in the summer it turns into a cultural hub with evening performances of theatre, music and dance. Granville Island is well worth a visit for its vibrant market, where artists and food producers from across Vancouver gather to sell their wares. If you’re feeling energetic, hike up nearby Grouse Mountain for magnificent city views – or jump on the cable car if you’re feeling a little lazy. Back at the hotel itself, explore the terraced herb garden and apiary, home to hundreds of species of honey bee – and, of course, try their delicious honey.

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Hotel location

Vancouver International Airport is just 30 minutes’ drive from the hotel.

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