Fairmont Pacific Rim

5 out of 5 stars5 Stars

1038 Canada Place, Vancouver, V6C 0B9, Canada
Fairmont Pacific Rim
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Value Score Poor Value

Costs 58% more than similarly rated 5 star hotels

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A view from Vanier Park towards VancouverA view from Vanier Park towards Vancouver

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Forum Posts

Shangri La or Fairmont Pacific Rim?

by khalilkassam

Which hotel do you prefer?

Re: Shangri La or Fairmont Pacific Rim?

by SfumatoPants

I would pick the Shangri La because I am not very familiar with it, being only about a year old. The Fairmont in fantastic though... I'd pick the Fairmont. No, wait... the Shangri La...

You can't go wrong with either one.

OK, the Shangri La, because it's newer.

Re: Shangri La or Fairmont Pacific Rim?

by xymmot

Go with the newer one as the Fairmont is good, but old.

Re: Shangri La or Fairmont Pacific Rim?

by khalilkassam

The Shangri La is actually older. I'm referring to the new Fairmont Hotel (http://www.fairmont.com/pacificrim).

They are both built by the same developer, Westbank Corp., and with the combination of residences and hotel. I personally prefer the Fairmont.

Re: Shangri La or Fairmont Pacific Rim?

by GrumpyDiver

Another vote for the Fairmont. That being said, I enjoy the old railway hotels; the Hotel Vancouver. Good location and just a reminder of that era...

Re: Shangri La or Fairmont Pacific Rim?

by travelgourmet

Actually enjoy the Fairmont Waterfront next door. I have a great time walking the herb garden from my rooms outside doors. Makes me feel that the hotel has wide open spaces. The lobby lounge bar is a great place to relax as well. Sometimes the old is better than the new. ;-)

Re: Shangri La or Fairmont Pacific Rim?

by YVRDave

Rooms - Fairmont
Bar/restaurant - Shang
Location - depends on your trip
Service - Shang
Priced similar
Shang at Robson and CBD edge
Fairmont - waterfront and port

Re: Shangri La or Fairmont Pacific Rim?

by yvr

Dave, ShangriLa is located on Georgia at Thurlow, a block away from Robson Street. I would vote for the Fairmont, nicer area IMO.

Re: Shangri La or Fairmont Pacific Rim?

by dmackinnon

This is tough but I am only answering from a food and location perspective as i have not been in the rooms.I did have a friend that stayed in one of the poolside condo at the the fairmont and loved it.
I have eaten and gone to events at both hotels. I think i would go for the Fairmont- I guess you have figured out that those people calling the fairmont "old' are not aware you are talking about the Pacific Rim which is a year old!
I love the location- right across from the Olympic flame and the convention centre with the HUGE revolving earth that lights up at night. It is a pretty quite area after 6:00 but you really know you are in vancouver when you walk outside as you are almost on the water and the long Convenation Centre concourse stretches out.
I've eaten at Oru a number of times and the food and service is spectacular( yes I know market at the Shangra-lai is great too but the Market is more new york and Oru more Pacific Rim in my view
Don't forget those sugar buns in the "G" bakery attached to the hotel they are ready at 8:00 am - they have to let them cool to squirt the whipped cream into them ... yikes.
Enough on food - but I really think the Fairmont Pacificrim will give you a more stunningly Vancouver experiance

Travel Tips for Vancouver

Plenty of Green Space

by jamiesno

I am sure there is an environmentalist somewhere that will disagree with my comments here but I think relative to other cities they would have to agree.

I felt after doing a lot of walking in Vancouver that the city has done an exceptional job providing green space all over the downtown area. One minute your on a typical city scene, then the next you can be in the crown jewel of Stanley Park.

But Stanley Park aside there were plenty of other areas on corners, etcetera that made walking Vancouver a lot easier on the eyes and provided nice places to take a break!

Visit Victoria Island and see...

by Carltonj

Visit Victoria Island and see the likeness to england but better and cleaner Visiting an All you can eat fish resturant in North Vancouver, this resturant is situated on an old Ship in the Harbour.
From mainland vancouver you travelled across with the ferry for a coouple of bucks and after a long walk up the famous Grouse Mountains one finishes the day in this resturant.

Stanley Park in Vancouver is...

by hazy_1_uk

Stanley Park in Vancouver is one of the best kept and most rewarding parks i have visited,though I was seven at the time.
If I remember right, feeding the chipmonks and climbing the totam poles was a buzz.
Also ,take the sea bus across the harbour.Lovely.Reminds me of the beachcombers......The T.V. program with him out of airwolf.......or maybe not. As a kid I remember Gas town more than anything,watching the Sears tower and waiting for it to spin.
And the state line with the memorial gate,possibly in Seattle.

Hollywood North

by Jyrki

Little be known to many of our good neighbours to the south Vancouver is actually the 3rd largest filming centre in North America. You see movie trucks all over the city 12 months a year, there's probably about 5 or 6 (or more) movies filmed at UBC alone every year. If you're into the whole celeb siting thing you can always find a set and star gaze, maybe even be an extra! Some celebs I have seen include Ryan Reynolds (Van Wilder), Famke Janssen (X-Men), Joshua Jackson (Dawson's Creek), David Duchovny (X-Files) ian McKellan (X-Men /LOTR) and Ryan Phillipe (Cruel Intentions). Not the hugest stars but i'm not a big star gazer, just happened to see these folks while out and about in the 'couve. No the movies in brackets are not the ones they filmed here!

Stanley Park by Shuttle Bus (con't)

by eho

This picture was taken from the Siwash trail. You can get to the trail from the Stanley Park shuttle bus at the Siwash stop. By the way, all the trails in Stanley Park are very easy walks. You may have to do a lot of walking, but you certainly don't need any heavy duty hiking boots.

If you have the time, I suggest you first take the shuttle to explore the different view points of the park (like the hollow tree, Prospect Point etc). Then once you get back to the totem poles, go on to the seawall and start following the seawall walk. If you want to go right to the West End, then get off at the second beach stop.


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Address: 1038 Canada Place, Vancouver, V6C 0B9, Canada