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Title: Fairmont: Need keys for the elevator?
Post by: DangerHeart on May 05, 2014, 09:50:29 AM
My friend booked our group a suite at the Fairmont this year(not thru housing, he wanted it that badly) and when he went to look at the hotel room(apparently you can do that if you call ahead and ask?) he said something about needing a room key to use the elevator? Does anything know if this is true? Thanks.
Title: Re: Fairmont: Need keys for the elevator?
Post by: Barnes on May 05, 2014, 10:53:46 AM
A key to use the elevator? That doesn't sound right to me. I was there last year.

Unless the key is used to get to the very top floors or something. I dunno.
Title: Re: Fairmont: Need keys for the elevator?
Post by: Admiral Donuts on May 05, 2014, 11:03:35 AM
We used the elevators when Swap Meet was there and I don't remember needing any key. Maybe it's a key to access certain floors?

n/m, I got confused
Title: Re: Fairmont: Need keys for the elevator?
Post by: EJAY420 on May 05, 2014, 11:25:18 AM
Yes u do need keycards for the fairmont elevators. You only need them if you are using the newer building adjacent to the hotel.
Title: Re: Fairmont: Need keys for the elevator?
Post by: Gwydion on May 05, 2014, 04:35:55 PM
Also, your room key IS the keycard for the elevator. And to get through the South Tower door if I remember correctly.
Title: Re: Fairmont: Need keys for the elevator?
Post by: SpiritOfKairi on May 05, 2014, 05:45:46 PM
This was one of the things that annoyed me about the Fairmont when I stayed there.  But yes, there's a part of the hotel that's adjacent to the main building called the south tower as the previous poster commented.  If you're in there, you not only need your room key to operate the elevator when you get in, but you also need it to get in the building after around 8 pm I believe.  I just remember after a certain night hour the south tower doors lock, and the only way in is to use your room key in the slot right next to the doorway.  It can be tedious to do since you only have a short time frame to open the door.  It works best if you have others/roommates around to help catch the door.
Title: Re: Fairmont: Need keys for the elevator?
Post by: Barnes on May 05, 2014, 08:24:15 PM
Well I'll be darned. I stayed in the main building of the Fairmont.
Title: Re: Fairmont: Need keys for the elevator?
Post by: thepsynergist on May 05, 2014, 09:04:27 PM
The Hyatt had the outside keycard door at night as well.
Title: Re: Fairmont: Need keys for the elevator?
Post by: EJAY420 on May 05, 2014, 09:50:01 PM
Some newer rooms u need your keycard to flush the toilets.
Title: Re: Fairmont: Need keys for the elevator?
Post by: thepsynergist on May 06, 2014, 01:43:44 AM
Some newer rooms u need your keycard to flush the toilets.
That just seems insulting...
Title: Re: Fairmont: Need keys for the elevator?
Post by: DangerHeart on May 06, 2014, 08:54:13 AM
Oh jeez. Thanks for all the replies. This is gonna be interesting ......
Title: Re: Fairmont: Need keys for the elevator?
Post by: Gwydion on May 09, 2014, 03:53:15 PM
Some newer rooms u need your keycard to flush the toilets.
That just seems insulting...

That just seems weird and suspicious to me. I've been staying in the Fairmont for a few years now, and never gotten a room like that.
Title: Re: Fairmont: Need keys for the elevator?
Post by: Xanreo on May 09, 2014, 05:07:58 PM
I'm 104% sure it was a joke.