Located in the heart of downtown between Georgia Street and Robson, the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver is arguably the most famous hotel in the city.
The Hotel Vancouver
Originally one of CN Rail and then later CP Rail’s flagship luxury hotels, the building was completed in 1939 and has continued since then to be one of Vancouver’s most prestigious hotels.
Canada’s two main railroad companies built luxury hotels across the country in the early part of the last century, and today there is one of their castle-like structures in most major Canadian cities, including this one in Vancouver.
Even if not staying at the Hotel Vancouver, it is still an interesting building to simply walk through and admire.
The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver is located at 900 West Georgia Street in downtown Vancouver. It is conveniently located close to all the amenities downtown has to offer including shopping, dining, transit, parks and more.
The Pacific Centre Mall is only a 5-minute walk from the hotel. It is Vancouver’s main downtown shopping mall and features over 100 stores.
Right across the street from the hotel is the Vancouver Art Gallery. One of Canada’s largest art galleries, it features work by both local and international artists. Admission is also by donation on Tuesday evenings.
Many other activities are only a short walk, bus or taxi ride from the hotel! Click City of Vancouver to see our full list of attractions within the city.
What to Expect
Recently renovated, the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver features 557 guest rooms and suites. There is even the Fourteenth Floor Heritage Suites where guests can stay in rooms that have been designed to preserve the historical look and feel back from the 1930s.
The tradition of preserving their historical look extends to the exterior of the building as well. From the outside this hotel resembles a castle with its stone walls, gothic decorations and green roof. It truly does earn its nickname ‘Castle in the City’!
Other amenities for hotel guests include a modern gym accessible 24/7, indoor pool, the Notch 8 restaurant, Absolute Spa, Sitka Physio & Wellness and more. For those who like high-end shopping the lobby features designer shops like Gucci, Omega and the flagship Louis Vuitton boutique. The hotel is also pet-friendly for folk who travel with four-legged friends.
Click Fairmont Hotel Vancouver for a link to the hotel’s website.
Click Fairmont Empress for information about a similar hotel in Victoria on Vancouver Island.