Hotel Review: Fairmont Pacific Rim, Vancouver


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The Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel is located in downtown Vancouver, part of the British Columbia providence of Canada. The upscale hotel is located on the lower 22 floors of the 48-story building which completed construction in 2010 with the remaining space used for condominiums with a separate entrance.

This property is part of the Fine Hotels and Resorts program for those holding the American Express Platinum Card or the The Business Platinum Card® from American Express OPEN.

The property is conveniently located only a block off the waterfront and nearby to many great attractions. With Fairmont Presidents Club completing its merger in July 2018, Le Accor members can swap 2,000 rewards points for €40 off the bill at Fairmont properties.

Benefits of booking with Fine Hotels and Resorts include:

  • Noon check-in, when available
  • Room upgrade upon arrival, when available.
  • Daily breakfast for two people
  • In-room Wi-Fi
  • Guaranteed 4:00pm late check-out
  • Additional special amenity: $100 property credit to be used during your stay

For my stay, I booked a Deluxe City View Room which was ended up being a corner room. The large room has a large entrance foyer area connected to a walk-in closet with window that looked out to a street.

The room featured a very comfortable King bed on the outer wall and faced a large television and work desk area.

The room also included two lounge chairs that were great for reading or watching television from a different sitting position.

The bathroom was in the corner of the room with floor to ceiling windows looking into downtown Vancouver and nearby buildings – not very private.

In addition to a large soaking tub, the room also had a fairly large walk-in shower with rain-head and separate spray handle.

The single sink vanity had a TV built into the mirror. The Fairmont Pacific Rim uses Le Labo for their bath and beauty products similar to almost all other Fairmont hotels.

The room systems are handled via an iPad or switches placed strategically throughout the room. You can electronically control the various lights, open and close the curtains, adjust temperature, and set the ‘Do Not Disturb.’

The hotel has a rooftop pool that provides views of the surround mountains and partial sight of the harbor activity. The pool deck features several cabanas that can be rented and chair-side food and beverages.

The fitness facilities include both cardio and free weights.

The Willow Stream Spa is a great way to be pampered while staying at the property.

The two-story lobby has an expansive Lobby Lounge and Rawbar which is great for grabbing a drink or having a meal in a less formal setting. The property also has Botanist, a full-service restaurant inspired by natural ingredients sourced organically.

If you want to get out and explore the Vancouver, the Fairmont Pacific Rim has a Bicycle Butler which provides both electric and pedal bicycles. The electric bicycles are run $35 per hour, however pedal bicycles are complimentary for two hours.

Overall, I thought the hotel was outstanding and loved the high-tech features in the room. The concierge was helpful for everything from sea-plane reservations to restaurant recommendations. I found the location to be idea for exploring Vancouver and definitely recommend taking a bicycle for a ride around Stanley Park.

Check out our other Fairmont hotel reviews including: 

Has anyone stayed at the Fairmont Pacific Rim before? Feel free to share your thoughts below!

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