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Vancouver Bayshore or Fairmont Waterfront??

Old Feb 15th, 2004, 08:12 PM
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Vancouver Bayshore or Fairmont Waterfront??

I've booke both the Bayshore and the Fairmont for August and can't decide which to choose. The Fairmont is less cost for their concierge floor than the Bayshore for their deluxe room. I understand the Fairmont is downtown, the Bayshore has more a resort feel. Comparing the hotels and room, which would you prefer? Thanks for the input...
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Old Feb 16th, 2004, 01:57 AM
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Which Fairmont do you mean?

Fairmont Waterfront or Fairmont Hotel Vancouver?
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Old Feb 16th, 2004, 05:38 AM
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WillTravel - I assume Sandy means the Fairmont Waterfront (FW) from the title of the post.

I have only good things to say about the FW when I stayed for 4 nights in January 2003. You may be looking for a more upscale experience than I was at the time but I thought it was a very nice hotel and I couldn't fault the rooms (size and quality), atmosphere and helpful, friendly staff. I thought the location was ideal for seeing Vancouver as well.

I'm sorry I cannot compare your two hotels since the FW is the only hotel I've stayed at in Vancouver.
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Sandy, you've probably noticed a thread below comparing the Bayshore with the Suttton Place so I won't repeat the virtues of the Bayshore here. The Fairmont Waterfront is directly accross from the Canada Place Caonvention and Cruise Ship Centre and most rooms have spectacular, albeit some slightly blocked, views of the Harbour and North Shore Mountains. It's a block from historic and touristy Gastown with it's interesting shops and very good restaurants and about 5 blocks uphill to the main downtown shopping district.

From the hotel you can walk the seawall along the bustling harbour to and around Stanley Park. If you really enjoy walking, (or jogging or rollerblading or biking), the seawall is a great place. It's also only a block from the Skytrain and Seabus which will take you accross the city to the suburbs or accross the Harbour to North Vancouver.

The hotel is about 12 years old and is rated a good four diamonds as is the bayshore. If the cost is significantly less than the Bayshore's I would opt for it but if the difference is less than 10% it would be a tough decision but I think I would choose the Bayshore.
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If my memory serves me correctly the rooms at the Bayshore have balconies while the rooms at the Waterfront do not. In Vancouver in the summertime I think it would be lovely to have access to a private balcony. So my recommendation would be the Bayshore.
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