A lot of times when out on a road trip, I find myself skimping and saving. You know, a lot of money is going into that gas tank and you’re always pressed for time. This means going through the drive thru one too many times or even packing a lunch from home to be eaten on the road. Nothing wrong with that either because sometimes a picnic along the way or that extra time in the car can bring out better conversation and camaraderie.
Other times though, it’s nice to splurge.
On my most recent trip to Vancouver (B.C., not Washington), I did just that and stayed at the famous Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel. This is one very special place to stay.
The Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel sits right on the water and there are incredible views it seems in every direction. Watching the activity out on the water is very relaxing, whether you’re doing it from your hotel room, down by the pool, or from one of the many sitting areas.
Inside the hotel, it was equally special. The rooms are first class with only the highest quality features. From the bathroom to the beds, I was very impressed.
There are multiple places in the hotel to get food and drink too which is very nice. There is a fitness center, the best business center I’ve ever seen, and plenty of meeting space. The pool is awesome, featuring private cabanas and a large hot tub. Stanley Park is one of Vancouver’s most popular attractions, and I really enjoyed looking out on it while having a drink on the large outdoor patio.
I’m used to staying somewhere for a short time and moving on down the road. This was one hotel that was truly hard to leave though. I love Vancouver, but it was almost tough to tear myself away from my accommodation in order to have a look around the city.
I will always remember my time at the Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel very fondly. I won’t have to dwell on that memory though because I know for a fact that I’ll be back. Yeah… just try and keep me away.