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A few weeks ago, I headed up to Whistler, Canada for a ski trip but thought I would tack on a few nights before at the Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel in Vancouver.
I arrived at the Vancouver Airport and took the city’s public transportation, the SkyTrain directly from the airport to the last stop which is Waterfront, and the hotel was only a few minutes walk from there.
I had recently applied for the Fairmont Visa card so I had two free nights to use, so thought this would be a great hotel to use them at. Another perk of the card is you get Fairmont Premier status which comes with a complimentary suite upgrade so I used that in conjunction with my free nights and was able to book a nice one bedroom suite for free.
The hotel has a spacious lobby and featured live music both nights when I was there.
View from the room, which over looks Stanley Park.
Sitting area in living room.
Master bedroom featuring a King bed
Soaking tub in the master bathroom
Another perk with this card was $100 in breakfast credits, so I decided to partake in the breakfast buffet one morning which offered a variety of dishes.
Hotel gym featured TechnoGym equipment
Hotel Spa Facility which is complimentary for Fairmont Presidents Club members to use.
Outdoor whirlpool in the Spa.
I was able to have them show me the Fairmont Gold Lounge one morning and it featured a nice selection of breakfast items.
The Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel is probably one of the nicest hotels in Vancouver in my opinion, and a great place to use your free nights from the Fairmont Visa if you have that card.
The hotel also has several BMW house cars that will drive you anywhere within downtown, so I would recommend against renting a car if coming here since you can easily take the SkyTrain from the airport and then take advantage of these cars.
The hotel did have a nice lap pool and whirlpool and the gym was very spacious. Giving Fairmont Presidents Club members complimentary spa access is another nice benefit.
One night we did head out into the city and ate a great restaurant called Italian Kitchen, which I would highly recommend if anyone is looking for a restaurant suggestion.
Have you stayed here before? What were your thoughts on the hotel.
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