Vancouver is an eclectic and unique city.
With a wealth of outdoor activities, diverse cultural attractions, and set between a stunningly scenic backdrop of mountains and sea, this bustling west coast seaport city is Canada’s forward-thinking metropolis.
From the funky Gastown dining neighbourhood and the attractions at Canada Place, to Coal Harbour and North Shore mountains, Vancouver is a world-class city. Its temperate climate makes it a dream for outdoor enthusiasts and urbanites alike, whilst a myriad of fine dining, luxury shopping, and high-end hotels keep the city on par with world’s most influential.
Add this to a thriving art, theatre and music scene, and it’s easy to see why Vancouver is so revered. Here, we take a look at the 10 best hotels in Vancouver.
A stylish five-star hotel situated a few steps from the harbour and just a couple of blocks from downtown, the independently-owned Loden Hotel is a modern, ‘hipster’ hotel, full of energy and with a focus on well-being.
Of the 77 warm and earthy guestrooms, stay in a Garden Terrace room for views of the gorgeous garden and its harmonious pond and gentle waterfalls. Others boast incredible views of the North Shore mountains, Coal Harbour, and Vancouver’s skyscrapers. Pets are also welcome at this modish boutique hotel.
The historic Hotel Georgia originally opened on May 7, 1927, and was restored to its original grandeur in 2011 by Rosewood. Sophisticated luxury abounds, with spacious rooms, a rooftop lounge, and impeccable service notable highlights of this grand five-star property.
Massive marble bathrooms impress with heated floors, roomy walk-in showers, and deep soaking tubs. The hotel also houses a really nice indoor pool, a gym and posh spa, while a contemporary Canadian cuisine is on offer at the refined Hawksworth Restaurant.
Situated in downtown Vancouver, Wedgewood Hotel is one of Canada’s leading luxury hotels, and the only one in the city to boast private balconies with spectacular city views. With 83 sumptuous rooms and suites, an award-winning day spa, and sophisticated dining and drinks options, stay at the Wedgewood hotel for old-school luxury within a contemporary setting.
The upscale Bacchus Restaurant & Lounge, with its dark wood panelling, well-stocked bar and piano in the corner, resembles a gentlemen’s club, but with a friendlier atmosphere. Come in the evening to enjoy tunes on the piano and a modern French cuisine.
One of Vancouver’s most glamorous hotels, Fairmont Pacific Rim stands 48-storeys above the bustle of the city and the water’s edge, in one of the most desirable locales in the city, two minutes from Canada Place.
The new Owner Suites are among the most lavish accommodations in the city. They offer mesmerising mountain and ocean views, deep soak tubs, and endless innovative in-room technologies, where everything from ordering spa treatments to dimming the lights is controlled via an iPad tablet. This modern high rise gives way to warm and friendly service once inside.
A fine luxury hotel in downtown, near all the designer boutiques and high-end restaurants, Shangri La Hotel Vancouver is a stylish urban oasis with views of the Coast Mountain Range and the Pacific Ocean.
Tasteful interiors, showcasing a blend of Asian glamour and traditional luxury, are found throughout the hotel, including in the beautifully appointed guest rooms and suites. Fancy on-site restaurant Market is bound to delight, with world-renowned, Michelin-starred chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten serving up delectable Canadian and international renditions with a focus on using seasonal, regional ingredients, particularly fresh seafood.
Conveniently located just two minutes from Waterfront Station, with its sail-like design, Pan Pacific Vancouver is an accomplished five-star property with ample amenities, comfortable rooms and suites. But it’s the views on offer from this waterfront hotel are which set it apart from the rest.
A vast lobby features towering ceilings, a sleek and modern Asian design, and priceless vistas through huge glass walls, illuminating the hotel’s epicentre. Rooms also showcase the dramatic scenery outside, while the heated rooftop pool and whirlpool are perfect for an afternoon dip after a day exploring the city.
Rising 30 storeys above the Pacific Centre high-end shopping centre, Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver is an esteemed property in the heart of this progressive city. Intimate yet friendly, professional and efficient, this thoughtful urban sanctuary is a sure bet for a serene stay.
Joining the city’s only swim-out pool, which leads out into a luscious and tranquil garden, is an extensive fitness centre, warm and spacious rooms, and a great lounge and restaurant. establishments. Vibrant YEW seafood restaurant, with its commitment to sustainable seafood, is a must-visit.
A taste of European charm with refined North American service, Sutton Place Hotel is a downtown hotel which caters to most discerning business and leisure travellers. Rooms are elegant and graciously appointed, whilst amenities are world-class.
The hotel houses extensive fitness facilities, including an indoor heated pool with outdoor patio, as well as a relaxing spa with a comprehensive treatment menu. In the lobby, there is a wonderfully aromatic French Bakery with fresh pastries and croissants, whilst the Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar serves huge, succulent local oysters.
This upscale B&B is located in the prestigious Shaughnessy neighbourhood, which also happens to be Canada’s most wealthy, according to Wikipedia. With the feel of a small luxury hotel, Granville House’s staff are obscenely attendant and helpful, whilst also being personable and friendly.
The hotel is geared towards adults, so a stay at Granville House is perfect for a romantic break. Traditional home cooking will leave you warm and satisfied, and a comprehensive breakfast will vitalise you for the day ahead.
Located on the 5th, 6th and 7th floors of a residential tower in the heart of Vancouver’s shopping and entertainment district, L’Hermitage Hotel has been one of the city’s favourite boutique since its opening in 2008.
60 traditional, well-appointed rooms and suites are available, along with one- and two- bedroom apartments that come complete with fully-equipped kitchens. Fifth-floor lounge L’Orangerie is a cosy and relaxed escape for the city’s haste, whilst the sunny patio and saltwater pool are sleek and calm.