Great location and accommodations, but concerns with Wi-Fi fee and privacy
- Most guests were pleased with the location of the hotel, as it is attached to Vancouver International Airport
- Several reviewers paid compliments to their rooms, describing them as clean and quiet, with comfortable beds
- The staff were characterized as friendly, efficient and professional by many
- Some guests were disappointed that Wi-Fi was not included in the price of their rooms
- A few guests had complaints that the bathrooms in their rooms had a window looking out into the rest of the room
Updated Oct 10, 2012
This hotel has 392 air-conditioned guest rooms and suites, all of which offer cable TV, a mini-bar, a coffee/tea maker, a bathrobe for each guest, a desk, a hair dryer, and an iron/ironing board. Rooms come with two queen beds or one king bed, while deluxe and signature rooms offer more space. Wi-Fi is available for these rooms for a fee of $13.95 + tax per night. Pets are permitted for $25/night.
Hotel amenities include airline check-in for major carriers in the lobby, 8,800 square feet of meeting space, a 24-hour business centre, a spa, and a health club. Parking is available for $10/night.
The Fairmont Vancouver Airport offers on-site dining at Globe@YVR (open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner) and Jetside Bar, which serves appetizers and snacks (open daily from 11:00 am to midnight).
The hotel is approximately a 23-minute drive from downtown Vancouver. The YVR Airport SkyTrain Station (located at the west end of the airport) links the airport to downtown Vancouver in roughly 20 minutes, and downtown Richmond in approximately 10 minutes. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)
Verified with a front desk agent: Wi-Fi is $13.95 + tax per night, self-parking is $10 per night, pets are $25 per pet, per night. (Call date: Oct. 5th, 2012)
Hotels.com guest reviews rated the hotel 4.8 out of 5 from 74 reviews.
7 out of 10 | Shirley stayed March 31, 2010
"President's Club rooms, amenities and service are superior."
"I have also stayed at the same hotel, as a member of the President's Club. For only about $25 a night extra, rooms on the top floor, free breakfast, and better service and amenities are available."
6 out of 10 | Verified Guest stayed January 15, 2006
"Found the room cold, especially the floor, because of the downdraft from the large windows. Prices in the restaurant are exorbitant. Superb location if you have an early morning flight."
8 out of 10 | Verified Guest stayed December 14, 2005
"It would be great if the hight speed internet is free!"
7 out of 10 | Billie stayed January 31, 2005
"Needed to know it was a one-way avenue when checking on at the airport. We'd planned to check in our luggage at the airport and come back for a leisurely breakfast.....WRONG..."
8 out of 10 | Mike stayed March 18, 2004
"Food in d/r excellent - Bathroom great, had slatted doors, did not allow for privacy in w/c - would prefer complete door in this part of the washroom. It was one the best hotels I have stayed in."