Fairmont Pacific Rim hotel in Vancouver – Our Review

"A modern oasis in the heart of the city" - that's the phrase that describes the Fairmont Pacific Rim in Vancouver. We were there and here you can find everything about your stay in one of the most luxurious and complete hotels in Canada.

The Fairmont chain has four hotels in the city of Vancouver, Canada, and the Fairmont Pacific Rim is the newest among them. If you go there and want a super complete, sophisticated and impeccable hotel, you can bet on it for an unforgettable stay.

The hotel is cosmopolitan and upscale, while maintaining a casual feel right in the heart of downtown Vancouver. All modern, he values ​​art in every environment, even on the facade of the 44-story building that has a poem by Liam Gillick as an adornment.

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Perfect for a business trip, a special trip for two or even an unpretentious city tour, the Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel Vancouver will have you hooked from arrival to check-out.

We already know the hotel and we can attest to the quality of the service and the structure offered, so we made an evaluation for you to check. Check it out below and get ready to stay in one of the best hotels in Canada.

  • The hotel
  • Location
  • Reception and check-in
  • rooms
  • Restaurants
  • facilities
  • Experiences
  • hotel tips
  • Quick questions and answers

Fairmont Pacific Rim hotel in Vancouver – Our Review

Liam Gillick's poem decorating the hotel's facade – Photo: Flávio Antunes

About or Fairmont Pacific Rim

The Fairmont Pacific Rim Vancouver is a mirrored building located in the financial center of Vancouver, in the Coal Harbor neighborhood, opposite the Burrard Inlet fjord. It opened in 2010, just before the Winter Olympics that took place in the city that year.

With 377 rooms spread between the 6th and 22nd floors, it won the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star award in 2019 for its excellence as a lodging in the country. It is worth noting that from the 23rd floor onwards, the building is taken over by condos (private apartments).

In addition to the first class service, one of the biggest highlights is the privileged view of Vancouver Harbor and the North Shore Mountains. In the rooms facing the landscape, you can even see seaplanes landing on the water, or boats arriving in the city.

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Art is highly valued by the hotel. There are collections of international and Vancouver artists in the rooms. It is possible to learn more about the exhibition through a 35-minute podcast, made available to guests for an individual tour of the pieces.

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Fairmont Pacific Rim hotel in Vancouver – Our Review

The hotel building is one of the city's architectural icons – Photo: Wikimedia

Fairmont Pacific Rim location

The Fairmont Pacific Rim is super well located in downtown Vancouver, central area of ​​city life and where the financial district is also located. Right next to the hotel is the iconic Shaw Tower, one of the tallest buildings that dot the Vancouver landscape.

Another nearby location is Vancouver Convention Center, which is right across the street from the hotel. There is even an underground access linking the hotel to the convention center – a very convenient direct passage for those who are going to participate in events in the space.

Nearby is Stanley Park, one of Vancouver's postcards and one of the most unmissable places to visit on a trip there. It's less than 2 km away – about 8 minutes cycling, which is a great choice with the bikes provided by the hotel?

There are three other Fairmont hotels in Vancouver: the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, the Fairmont Waterfront and the Fairmont Airport. The Fairmont Pacific Rim is the newest in town.

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the hotel reception

Upon arrival, the hotel is already enchanting. There is a metal tree sculpture signed by Bocci at the entrance. In the lobby, a pleasant and exclusive scent, developed by an aromatherapist, permeates the environment.

A red Jaguar 1970 XKE car, considered one of the most striking models ever created, stands on a platform of water with black rocks and steals the show from the entrance.

There is a bicycle carousel that is also featured in the hotel. They are available for rent for 35 Canadian dollars and butlers also provide a helmet, bottle of water, basket, padlock and map for a complete tour.

The lobby is all covered in white marble, with modern design chandeliers and fine decor. You'll find a large fireplace in the center of a set of armchairs, plus a handcrafted Fazioli marble piano. There, there is always live music.

A little music on the hotel's Fazioli piano

It's in Lobby Lounge what is the RawBar, a perfect sushi bar for a happy hour at the hotel. On the second floor, “The Curator's Table”, decorated with Versace tableware, is ideal for a special dinner with a privileged view of the space.

Check-in, as is standard in hotels of this category, is fast, friendly and cordial. Will you love to start your stay with this exquisite ambiance and service?

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Fairmont Pacific Rim hotel in Vancouver – Our Review

The hotel’s Lobby Lounge, spacious and with attractions – Photo: Flávio Antunes

Fairmont Pacific Rim hotel in Vancouver – Our Review

The hotel's Lobby Lounge, spacious and with attractions – Photo: Disclosure

Fairmont Pacific Rim hotel in Vancouver – Our Review

The lobby fireplace, great for a cold day in Vancouver ?

Quartos no Fairmont Pacific Rim

Rooms at the Fairmont Pacific Rim are modern and welcoming. The combination of wooden furniture, the neutral tone of the walls and the paintings of tropical forests guarantee the air of comfort in the accommodation.

Equipped with super comfortable king beds (Stearns & Foster mattresses) and impeccable linens, the rooms also have a flat-screen TV, a desk, a Nespresso machine and a mini-bar filled with snacks.

There is an iPad available in each room, which works as an online concierge and allows you to order room service, food, transfers, and more.

Bathrooms are marble and have a spa shower, with a spacious walk-in shower, a large bathtub and a TV mounted in the mirror – great for following the news while you get ready. The amenities are from the luxury brand “Le Labo”.

There are rooms with views of the skyscrapers of the Coal Harbor neighborhood, but those who choose the Vancouver Bay side have an even more special view. If you have the opportunity, be sure to opt for a stay overlooking the Burrard Inlet Fjord and the North Shore Mountains.

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Fairmont Pacific Rim hotel in Vancouver – Our Review

The hotel room, spacious, well equipped and comfortable – Photo: Flávio Antunes

Fairmont Pacific Rim hotel in Vancouver – Our Review

In addition to this minibar, there is also a minibar full of drinks in the room.

Fairmont Pacific Rim hotel in Vancouver – Our Review

The television in the bathroom mirror – Photo: Flávio Antunes

Special rooms at the hotel

At the Fairmont Pacific Rim there are some special accommodations available for booking. Called gold rooms, these are the rooms on the 20th and 21st floors, which have access to a private lounge with breakfast and a beautiful view, in addition to a butler and concierge for each room.

One of the most exclusive options is the Fairmont Gold Owner’s Suite. The room has a black leather lounger in front of the window, a Rega player, headphones and an extensive vinyl collection that includes the likes of Johnny Cash, Bob Marley and Louis Armstrong – but adaptable to the guest's tastes on request. ?

The hotel's most sophisticated room is on the 6th floor, near the pool. O Chairman’s Suite (or Rock Star Suite) has glass walls and is considered one of the most luxurious accommodations in Canada. With two floors, fireplace and Swarovski crystal chandelier, it has a private terrace with gazebo and meditation pond.

For those looking for different options for a more special trip, such as a honeymoon in Canada, for example, the gold rooms are ideal.

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Fairmont Pacific Rim hotel in Vancouver – Our Review

Fairmont Gold Owners Suite with King-size Bed and Harbor and Mountain View – Photo: Disclosure

Fairmont Pacific Rim hotel in Vancouver – Our Review

Bathroom with bathtub in the suite with city view – Photo: Disclosure

Fairmont Pacific Rim hotel in Vancouver – Our Review

The Chairman's Suite room, overlooking the city – Photo: Disclosure

Fairmont Pacific Rim hotel in Vancouver – Our Review

The pond in front of the bedroom bathtub – Photo: Disclosure

Fairmont Pacific Rim restaurants

The Lobby Lounge e o RawBar

The Lobby Lounge is an area of ​​the lobby for those looking for a good meal at the hotel's sushi bar – the RawBar, led by chef Taka Omi. The place has live music always present, serves brunch in the morning, lunch in the afternoon and continues with other menu options in the evening.

RawBar is Vancouver's first 100% Ocean Wise restaurant, defined by the Vancouver Aquarium. This means that sushi dishes are sustainable, with responsibly chosen ingredients (without, for example, endangered fish) and with a focus on what is found locally.

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Fairmont Pacific Rim hotel in Vancouver – Our Review

The RawBar counter, where you can see the sushi being prepared – Photo: Flávio Antunes

Giovane cafe + eatery + market

Giovane cafe + eatery + market is all that its name implies: a cafe, a restaurant and also a market. Located in the lobby, it also has a direct entrance from the street and provides a good range of artisanal delicacies, inspired by Italian cuisine.

The place serves breakfast, lunch, appetizers and also brunch on weekends. It's a good choice for a differentiated coffee or pasta made there, with ingredients from British Columbia itself (Vancouver region). Bring some artisan delicacies home, too ?

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Fairmont Pacific Rim hotel in Vancouver – Our Review

Delicious pasta options at Giovane cafe – Photo: GoToVan via Flickr

Botanist Restaurant

On the floor above the lobby is the Botanist Restaurant, inspired by various aspects of the flora, with four rooms decorated according to the theme: a bar, a terrace, a dining room and a lounge. On the terrace is a garden that celebrates botany with more than 50 species of plants, including edibles such as chamomile, ginger and cardamom.

Led by chef Hector Laguna, the dishes are designed around regional produce found in this area of ​​the Pacific Northwest, using locally sourced, sustainably sourced, organically farmed ingredients. Be sure to try the Fougasse, bread inspired by Provence and handcrafted in the restaurant.

Fairmont Pacific Rim hotel in Vancouver – Our Review

Botanist restaurant space – Photo: botanistrestaurant.com

Fairmont Pacific Rim Amenities

Swimming pool

The sixth floor of the Fairmont Pacific Rim features a year-round heated pool and hot tub terrace. The space is an oasis in the middle of the city, with palm trees and a peaceful atmosphere to relax on one of the loungers.

There are private cabins available for rent for 299 Canadian dollars per day (11:30 am to 19 pm), with exclusive service. In summer, the pool bar is active again and serves drinks to guests.

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Fairmont Pacific Rim hotel in Vancouver – Our Review

The peaceful pool space (and the Chairman's Suite in the corner) – Photo: booking


Willow Stream Spa is rated 4 stars by Forbes, and was already chosen as one of the best spas in the world by the Condé Nast Traveler's Readers' Choice Awards, in 2015. It is located on the 5th floor of the hotel and has 790 m² with nine treatment rooms. , one for a couple.

The environment has wooden cabinets, fireplace and table with armchairs. You can order something from the RawBar menu while you're there. There's also an outdoor terrace at the spa, with two hot tubs and views of the city's skyscrapers.

Fairmont Pacific Rim hotel in Vancouver – Our Review

One of the rest areas at the spa – Photo: Willow Stream Spa Facebook

Fitness Center

The hotel's fitness center is also located on the 5th floor. Fully equipped with TechnoGym Excite technology, the gym has a wide range of equipment such as treadmills, elliptical trainers and bicycles. Even some classes, like yoga or zumba, in addition to other modalities, take place there.

There is also a service called Fairmont Fit that takes appliances and equipment to the room of guests who request it. Consult the conditions directly with the hotel.

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Fairmont Pacific Rim hotel in Vancouver – Our Review
The hotel's gym is super equipped for those who don't give up exercising – Photo: fairmont.com

Extra Experiences at the Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel

The Fairmont Pacific Rim hotel also offers some special experiences to further enrich a traveler's trip to Vancouver. Are cocktail and sushi classes, given by professionals in the field.

The cocktail class is led by bartender Grant Sceney, an award-winning bartender and one of the best in the world for preparing drinks. He learns some of the techniques and enjoys a delicious drink at the end.

The sushi class is at the behest of sushi chef Taka Omi, who is in charge of the RawBar kitchen. He teaches the basics of preparing some of the main items of Japanese cuisine, such as nigiri, uramaki and sushi. Take the risk of building your own, and at the end you can taste what has been prepared.

Please contact hotel management to book these activities.

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Fairmont Pacific Rim hotel in Vancouver – Our Review

Grant Sceney, hotel bartender during the explanations – Photo: Flávio Antunes

Fairmont Pacific Rim hotel in Vancouver – Our Review

Yeah, making sushi isn't as easy as it sounds! Lol This was the result of my class with chef Taka Omi

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Tips for your stay

  • The hotel's Wi-Fi is not available for free. However, by signing up for the network's loyalty program, do you gain free access?
  • The Fairmont Pacific Rim has BMW cars and drivers available from 7 am to 23 pm to transport guests
  • The hotel is pet friendly, and even offers a walk for the pet, some snacks and a tour map.
  • There is a babysitting service at the hotel for traveling parents who want to go out for the night or need help during a busy day.
  • The hotel itself has rooms for meetings or festivities, with a capacity for up to 800 people – a great structure for business events or weddings.

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Fairmont Pacific Rim Quick Questions and Answers

Where is the Fairmont Pacific Rim?

The hotel is located in Vancouver, Canada, opposite Vancouver Bay (Burrard Inlet fjord)… read more

What is the price of a night at the Fairmont Pacific Rim?

Daily rates vary between R$1.200 and R$2.900, but there are more exclusive accommodations with higher prices. Check availability.

What accommodations are available at the Fairmont Pacific Rim?

The hotel has 377 accommodations for booking. Some different options are on floors 20 and 21, called Gold Rooms – check availability.

How are the rooms at the Fairmont Pacific Rim?

The rooms are cozy, equipped with a soft bed, flat TV, desk, minibar with snacks and marble bathroom. Reserve now!

What are the Fairmont Pacific Rim features?

Guests will find a spa, gym and pool, as well as bicycles for rent and first-class service at the hotel. See available rooms.

What are the Fairmont Pacific Rim restaurants?

There are three restaurants in the hotel: RawBar, Giovane cafe + eatery + market and Botanist Restaurant… read more

Who is the Fairmont Pacific Rim suitable for?

One of the most luxurious in Vancouver, it is suitable for business, leisure or romantic trips. See hotel availability.

What are the benefits of staying at the Fairmont Pacific Rim?

The hotel is sophisticated, very well located and has a great structure, with a spa, gym and swimming pool, in addition to an incredible service. Book your room by clicking here.

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