Which Hotel Is Best? Vancouver Fairmont Hotels Vs Four Seasons?

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If prices are similar, which hotel should I choose? If I want the best hotel in Vancouver, should I choose one of the Fairmont hotels or the Four Seasons in Vancouver?

Four Seasons are usually one of the most luxurious hotel options in a city but this is not the case in Vancouver.

Which Is Best?

The answer, perhaps surprisingly, is the Fairmont, by a long shot. The Four Seasons Vancouver is not a true representation of the brand, which is why their rates are so cheap for a hotel brand like this.

The Four Seasons remains a very nice, centrally-located property. As of 2016, it still retained a Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star rating, and its restaurant is still considered one of the best in the city.

However, this Four Seasons is closing in 2020 and does not compete in look, feel or offer the amenities of the modern harbourfront Fairmont Pacific Rim or even the Fairmont Waterfront. Both these Fairmonts are next door to each other and both offer a much better and more luxury experience than the Four Seasons.

The Pacific Rim is the top choice and the best of the two. Its pool area, bar, and the general demeanor has the edge. These two hotels also come in first and second place in our review of the best club lounges in Vancouver.

Book Fairmont Pacific Rim with our luxury travel concierge and get the following FREE benefits*:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Buffet breakfast daily, for up to two in-room guests
  • $100 USD equivalent Food & Beverage credit to be utilized during stay (not combinable, no cash value if not redeemed in full. Credit may be used in ARC Restaurant, ARC Lounge or In-Room Dining)
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access for the duration of stay
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability

Book the Fairmont Waterfront with our luxury travel concierge and get the following FREE benefits*:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Daily full breakfast, for up to two in-room guests
  • A choice between $100 USD equivalent Spa Services OR Food & Beverage credit to be utilized during stay (no cash value if not redeemed in full, not applicable to spa products)
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

Book the Four Seasons Vancouver with our luxury travel concierge and get free breakfast, free resort credit and more.

*benefits offered correct at the time of writing but may be amended at the hotel’s discretion.

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