Sub-par office coffee, unappreciative bosses, and weird eye twitches resulting from computer-staring contests are all valid reasons to take a vacation, become a hermit, or travel back in time to 1979 and uninvent the computer. Avoid hasty technological sabotage with today's Groupon: for $129, you get a one-night stay and breakfast for two at the Fairmont Waterfront, located on Canada Place Way.
The Fairmont Waterfront is a contemporary hotel boasting impressive views and an ideal location for exploring Stanley Park, historic Gastown, bustling Robson Street, and the Vancouver Art Gallery. Plop your personals down in your plush, comfortable Fairmont Room, which features spacious marble bathrooms and gawk-worthy views of the Vancouver city skyline. Leisurely visitors can stroll to the third-floor for a swim in the hotel's heated pool, where an expansive terraced herb garden ensconce swimmers in a waterproof cocoon of pleasing scents. The concierge can happily recommend a variety of sightseeing activities, and Vancouver's active nightlife will welcome you with open, toned arms.
After a night of ingesting Vancouver's enticing environment, digest the very herbs you spied on the third-floor terrace with the seasonal culinary samplings at Herons Restaurant, located off the hotel lobby. You'll get the Herons Breakfast buffet for two (a $26.50 value each), which features a hot and cold buffet complete with a to-order omelette and egg station, freshly squeezed juice, and hot caffeine. The open, modern décor of the restaurant rivals the natural light and mountain views beaming through the floor-to-ceiling windows with twin-sibling-like vigilance.
One night may not adequately satisfy your wants for a Vancouver getaway, so today's Groupon has a purchasing limit of five, making your retreat long enough for people to call out search parties. Book your reservation through the web address presented on your voucher.
This offer is only for the Fairmont Room and does not include upgrade fees, taxes, or incidental charges. Blackout dates are October 4–6 and 20–23, October 29–November 3, November 15, November 22, February 1, February 3-4, March 5, March 7–11, March 15–19, April 6–15, and April 19.
Fairmont Waterfront was ranked in Travel + Leisure magazine's World's Best Hotels 2010 and is on the Condé Nast Traveler Gold List. Expedia users give it a 4.5-star average rating, and TripAdvisors give it four stars on average: