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Fairmont Pacific Rim Gold Floor Review

November 26, 2015

The Fairmont Pacific Rim is the newest addition to the Fairmont hotel portfolio in Vancouver, and the luxurious Fairmont Pacific Rim Gold Floor is a favourite place to stay for many reasons.

Architecture and Design

Designed by James K.M. Cheng, the Fairmont Pacific Rim is elegant, luxurious, and located in a prime position on Vancouver’s waterfront.

If you look up at the South East corner of the building, you will see a line of repeated letters between floors 5 and 22. It’s hard to know where artist Liam Gillick’s passage begins and ends, and my children and I often gaze up at the letters and try to decode the message. I recently cracked the code – with a little help from hotel staff. Liam’s message reads, ‘lying on top of a building the clouds looked no nearer than when I was lying on the street’. Interesting.


Vancouver is a bustling port city, and the Fairmont Pacific Rim offers unobstructed views of Coal Harbour, Stanley Park and the North Shore mountains. During the daytime Vancouver’s harbour comes alive with seaplanes buzzing, freighters belching and ferries chugging through Burrard Inlet. Your front row seat inside the Fairmont Pacific Rim gets you close to the action, without any of the accompanying noise.

Cruise ship view from Fairmont Pacific Rim Gold Floor.Rooms & Suites

The 377 well-designed rooms and suites offer comfortable furnishings, a generous use of natural materials, and state-of-the-art technology.

Gold Floor

Fairmont Gold, the property’s exclusive lifestyle hotel experience located on floors 20 – 22, is a more intimate hotel within the hotel. Fairmont Pacific Rim Gold Floor guests enjoy extra amenities including a dedicated concierge, spacious lounge, as well as complimentary breakfast, afternoon tea, and evening canapes.



Dessert from Fairmont Pacific Rim Gold Floor lounge.The Fairmont Pacific Rim Gold Floor Honour Bar is laid out with a large selection of local and global spirits, beer featuring local micro-breweries, and a wine program offering British Columbia and international options. The Honour Bar is open daily from 12:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Fairmont Pacific Rim Gold Floor Honour BarGold Floor guestrooms are luxurious and include oversized marble spa bathrooms with spa shower or spa shower/deep soaker tub combination.

Cozy guest room Fairmont Pacific Rim Gold Floor


The Fairmont Pacific Rim has a heated outdoor pool and hot tub open year round. During the summer season, the pool deck is lined with lounge chairs and private cabanas.

The 8,500 square foot Willow Stream Spa offers nine treatment rooms, a Nail Spa, relaxation lounges, a fitness centre and beautiful spa terrace.


Dining options at the Fairmont Pacific Rim include Giovane, an Italian-inspired café and market, the Lobby Lounge + Raw Bar, Oru or 24-hour in-room dining. Fairmont Pacific Rim Gold Floor guests enjoy breakfast, afternoon tea, evening canapes and dessert in the dedicated lounge.

Fairmont Pacific Rim Raw Bar

Raw Bar at the Fairmont Pacific Rim

Giovane Café

Located on the lobby level, Giovane Café is an inviting spot for a meal, quick snack or a little gift shopping. Warning, it is impossible to walk past the tempting Candy Wall without stopping, especially if you are with children.

Lobby Lounge + Raw Bar

The Lobby Lounge + Raw Bar is a favourite spot for a cocktail and pre-dinner snack. Apart from the extensive wine list and delicious sushi, I love the interesting books stacked on the tables, yummy popcorn and massive fireplace.

Sushi from Fairmont Pacific Rim Raw Bar

Massive fireplace Fairmont Pacific Rim Lobby Lounge

Fairmont Pacific Rim Lobby Lounge

The Fairmont Pacific Rim Gold Floor is a fabulous hotel within a hotel that the entire family loves to visit. You can design and build a luxury hotel, but without attentive staff, it will never become a special place. The staff on the Fairmont Pacific Rim Gold Floor know how to care for their guests, even the young ones.

Fairmont Pacific Rim Gold Floor Birthday surprise

Travel Tips Fairmont Pacific Rim Gold Floor

  • Although it is more expensive to stay on the Fairmont Pacific Rim Gold Floor, it offers good value if you plan to utilise the complimentary breakfast, afternoon tea and evening canapes.
  • The Fairmont Pacific Rim launched Vancouver’s first Bike Butler, who provides guests – large and small – with BMW bikes to use on a complimentary basis.
  • You may want to book or request a room with a view of Coal Harbour. Note that the lounge on the Fairmont Pacific Rim Gold Floor offers guests incredible views of the harbour and Stanley Park.
  • Join the Fairmont Presidents Club for extra benefits like the complimentary downtown luxury BMW hotel car service.
  • Bella Gelateria, a local favourite and international award winning gelato shop, is located right outside the hotel.

Thank you Fairmont Pacific Rim for providing the featured image for this post!

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  • Reply Julius from Traveltipy November 28, 2015 at 1:35 am

    I prefer campsites on my holidays which give me an opportunity to stay outside surrounded by nice gardens, but even these luxury hotels have something interesting. It is higher level 🙂

  • Reply Stefan November 28, 2015 at 2:12 am

    Looks luuuurvely and great for the kids. Love the look of the finger food, especially that burger 🙂 What’s the best activities to do around the hotel in Vancouver?

  • Reply Claudia November 28, 2015 at 3:40 am

    This truly looks like a fine place to stay. I actually reaaaaaally like that bathroom. I could hop from shower to bathtub hehe

  • Reply LeAnna November 28, 2015 at 4:51 am

    I’ve never even heard of BMW bikes!! Sounds classy! Not sure if I would pay for that package, but it’d be fun to say you biked around on a BMW!!! (I mean, shoot, I can’t ever say I’ve even DRIVEN a BMW!)

  • Reply Toni | 2 Aussie Travellers November 28, 2015 at 10:00 pm

    That fireplace in the lobby looks a really cozy place to relax and warm up. I’d definitely have to get to know the bike butler so I could say I’d toured the Vancouver port area by BMW.

  • Reply Travelwith2ofus November 29, 2015 at 6:00 am

    I am sold by just looking at your first photo. One of the things I love about hotels is the view. I just love a great view. The other thing is good food and drinks all of which the Fairmont Pacific has. That burger looks really juicy.

  • Reply RaW | Ramble and Wander November 29, 2015 at 7:54 am

    You definitely won’t go wrong with a Fairmont! And you’re right, sometimes it’s definitely value for money paying slightly more for the Gold floor if you take into account of the service and complimentary breakfast, afternoon tea, and evening canapes. The only problem with this could be that you don’t want to go out of the hotel the whole day! 🙂

  • Reply Mar November 29, 2015 at 10:48 am

    This looks like a great place to stay and the Gold Floor is the way to go. A bike concierge you say? Such a great idea!

  • Reply Claudia November 29, 2015 at 10:54 am

    LOVE the Fairmont Pac Rim! The best hotel in Vancouver, with the most swanky and most people-watching-worthy Lobby Lounge + Raw Bar.

  • Reply Maria November 30, 2015 at 12:20 am

    This looks like a wonderful hotel. The bathtub looks really luxurious and I was totally tempted by the shop 😀 I love those old fashioned sweets in jars. The restaurant looks like a really nice place to eat as well, I love the design of the place, very unique 🙂

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