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Fairmont Vancouver Airport In-Terminal Hotel

9.2 | Excellent | #1 out of 24 hotels in Richmond
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Vancouver airport hotel on site at YVR with a mechanized lap pool, restaurant and lounge 

Pros
  • Rooms were clean, quiet and comfortable
  • Location was ideal for accessing flights
  • Staff were friendly and accommodating
  • Many thought the meals on site were very good and reasonably priced
Cons
  • Wi-Fi is $14.95 including tax per 24 hours (for non-members)
  • Self-parking is $25 and valet parking is $38.50 per night
  • Many were disappointed in extra Wi-Fi charges
  • Many felt the hotel was overpriced
  • Lack of bathroom privacy a complaint of some guests
  • Rooms in need of a refresh according to some
Editor's Review
Updated Jun 14, 2017
Overview
Located within Vancouver International Airport (YVR), this hotel is the ultimate convenience for air travellers needing a short layover between flights. The upscale hotel also serves as a meeting place for families travelling together, as well as business clients coming into Vancouver for the day. The SkyTrain station on site gives easy access to downtown Vancouver and the surrounding area.

The hotel has 386 smoke-free rooms on 14 floors with elevator access.

All rooms include Wi-Fi ($14.95/24 hrs), cable TV with pay-per-view movies and video games, a coffeemaker, a tea kettle, a mini-bar, a working desk, dataport, a safe, an iron/ironing board, bathrobes, a hair dryer, sound-proofed windows and climate control

Some rooms include a sofabed, a separate bedroom, a second bathroom, a mini-kitchen (mini-fridge, microwave, wet bar) and a 1-person jetted soaker tub. Accessible rooms are available. (Guests can request a mini-fridge for their room free of charge.)

Rooms are furnished with 2 queen beds or 1 king bed.

Self-parking is available for $25 per night in the economy lot or parkade levels 2 and 3. Valet parking is $38.50 per night. Long term parking is $20 per night or $130 weekly in the value lot and $165 in the parkade. 

Pets are welcome for $25 per night.

Restaurants on site:
Globe @ YVR is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Jetside Bar serves lunch, afternoon snacks and late night desserts is open daily from 11 am to midnight or 1 am. Room service is available 24 hours.

Hotel amenities include a departure kiosk, a 24-hour business centre, a day spa, and a health club offering a mechanized lap pool, a hot tub, a children's wading pool, a men's sauna, a women's sauna and a fitness room, fish freezing services, dry cleaning, concierge, babysitting, gift shops and meeting rooms.

What’s nearby? The hotel is a 27-minute drive without heavy traffic from downtown Vancouver. 

Getting around: The YVR Airport SkyTrain Station is an 8-minute walk away and links the hotel to downtown Vancouver or downtown Richmond in 35 minutes. (All travel times: Google Maps)

Confirmed by hotel June 13, 2017: Wi-Fi $14.95 including tax but free to Club members (free to join), pet and parking fees
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The Good
Many guests enjoyed their stays at this hotel. They found it conveniently located, luxurious and well run with accommodating staff. Some thought it was the perfect place for a day business meeting or for meeting up with family.

Guest typically loved the location of this hotel. They described it as being attached to the airport and ideal for a layover stop or an early morning flight. Domestic, USA and international terminals could be accessed within a 4-minute walk from the hotel, without the need for outerwear. The SkyTrain access on site, also made the hotel conveniently located for reaching downtown Vancouver.

Guests enjoyed runway views from the rooms and could see planes taking off and landing. Higher floors revealed the ocean and surrounding mountains. Guests were often impressed with how quiet the hotel was, and many enjoyed peaceful rests in comfortable beds and clean, spacious rooms.

Many guests found staff to be accommodating and friendly. 

Many guests seemed to enjoy good quality and reasonably-priced meals at the hotel's restaurant and bar. One guest mentioned enjoying live music and a roaring fire at the lounge.
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The Bad
Although the hotel usually received full marks from reviewers, there was some negative feedback found online.

Some guests felt the hotel was overpriced with high room rates. Also when guests complained of a less than 5-star experience in their rooms, it seems that staff were often unresponsive or gave a token compensation--and not the first class service expected of a 5-star hotel. 

Many were disappointed to be hit with extra charges like Wi-Fi, bottled water and snack items stocked in the mini-bar. Guests felt inconvenienced to be charged for these snacks if they were moved or handled unintentionally. Many resorted to using the airport Wi-Fi, just outside the lobby for free.

Sometimes guests complained of rooms that were somewhat dated and in need of maintenance. Some specific issues mentioned recently were: a horrible bed, a broken phone in the room, peeling wallpaper, a cracked sink, stained carpets, shattered bathroom tiles, scratched and chipped furniture, a threadbare chair, room smelled stale, a jetted tub did not work, chipped walls, lamps flickered, stained curtains, torn carpet, room cold and thermostat difficult, room needs better lighting, banging sounds from the heater, and mattresses sunken in the middle.

Occasionally, guests found cleanliness inconsistencies including dusty surfaces, a dirty bathroom floor and tub, and rooms that were not thoroughly vacuumed. One guest with allergies complained of a strong smell of perfumed air issuing from the hotel's air vents (although the manager responding to the review said they have stopped this practice).

Some guests were upset about the design of the in-room bathrooms, as they claimed that it prevented the proper privacy for using the facilities. Both couples and friend groups that were travelling together complained of louvered doors that did not insulate bathroom activities from the rest of the guest room. Also a shuttered window between the bedroom area and the bathroom did not fully block light at nighttime and cover those showering.

Some were not all that impressed with the indoor pool. Complaints found were: very small, too shallow, too cold, the deck too slippery, the room was stuffy, and an uninspiring view of those checking into the airport.
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TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #1 out of 23 Richmond hotels from 2065 reviews.

Expedia.ca guest reviews rated the hotel 4.6 out of 5, from 1022 reviews.

Booking.com
guest reviews rated the hotel 9.3 out of 10 from 768 reviews.


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The average guest rating for Fairmont Vancouver Airport In-Terminal Hotel is 9.2 out of 10 based on 4644 reviews from past guests. This average guest rating ranks Fairmont Vancouver Airport In-Terminal Hotel at #1 out of 24 hotels in Richmond.

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3111 Grant McConachie Way, Richmond, BC