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Vancouver is a beautiful and exciting mountain city that is the gateway to Canadian adventure. It’s modern with a mix of cultures and is very friendly to travelers from all over the world. With a rugged shoreline along the Pacific Ocean, top arts and cultural attractions, and world-class ski resorts nearby, it’s hard to find a year-round travel destination more perfect than Vancouver. Here are our favorite places to stay when you book your next trip to Vancouver. Fortunately, there are lots of top-notch and luxury hotels in the downtown Vancouver area and in other parts of the city to choose from.
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This isn’t just a Vancouver hotel, it’s a historic retreat that celebrates the spirit of the Roaring Twenties and has been beautifully restored. This hotel was first opened in 1927 and underwent an extensive renovation in 2011. Guestroom décor features soothing tones of light blue, ivory and chocolate, and the rooms have lovely views of the city skyline, private gardens, and plunge pool. There are multiple options here for dining and drinking, as well as a spa, well-equipped fitness center, and saltwater indoor lap pool. For families traveling with children, look into the Rose Buds for Children program, which includes en-suite wireless baby monitors, full-size cribs, in-room baby-proofing services, babysitting services, and more.
With stunning views of the mountains and water, the Fairmont Pacific Rim is another great place to stay in Vancouver. Guests enjoy this hotel because of the Willow Stream Spa with its meditation pods and Jacuzzis, Botanist restaurant with four diverse spaces, and lobby lounge with live music every day of the week. This hotel is located in the heart of Coal Harbor and the financial district and also offers a rooftop pool with private cabanas, hot tub, business center, fitness center, and 15,000-square-foot meeting space. There are also 10 guest rooms that are designed with extra accessibility for guests with special needs.
Guests love staying at the Four Seasons here because it’s in the middle of everything, located at 791 West Georgia Street. It rises above the Pacific Centre and offers 30 stories and 372 guest rooms and suites with a sense of relaxed urban luxury. This hotel has also received the prestigious Forbes Five Star Rating for its luxury accommodations. Available services and amenities include an indoor/outdoor pool, fitness facilities and training, a children’s program, and complimentary Wi-Fi. Yew Seafood and the Yew Bar are onsite, and RedCedar is the spa treatment room where you can get a soothing massage. Stay here if you love to shop because the top shopping corridor, Robson Street, is just a block away. You’re also just a few minutes away from Stanley Park, the Gastown District, and Granville Island Market when you stay here.
Hotel BLU is a four-diamond, AAA-rated boutique hotel in Vancouver that is stylish and a favorite spot for both business and leisure travelers. It’s at the corner of Cambie and Robson, which puts you in the middle of the downtown core. With New York-style loft units, this hotel offers small refrigerators and microwaves, Nespresso coffee makers, high-speed Wi-Fi, eco-friendly bath products, luxurious bedding, and comfy slippers and bathrobes. This is a pet-friendly hotel with lots of green space and park areas nearby for dogs to enjoy. Complimentary bikes are available for guests to use, and onsite there’s also a 24-hour fitness center, guest laundry facilities, indoor pool, hot tub, and sauna. The onsite Azure Lounge is open daily for breakfast from 7am to 11am with a hot and cold breakfast buffet.
This is a great boutique hotel to stay at when you travel to Vancouver to explore the city. It’s located on the banks of False Creek and offers beautiful waterfront views of Downtown Vancouver. It’s newly renovated with all the comforts of home and offers cuisine from the Dockside Restaurant, a rejuvenating hot tub, and meeting rooms for business travelers. The onsite restaurant here is typically open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The Granville Island Hotel is also pet-friendly and welcomes pets of 50 pounds or less for a charge of $25 per night. Come here for a peaceful stay that’s a bit away from the hustle and bustle of downtown. Granville Island offers a relaxing and scenic alternative that’s great for adventurous travelers looking to kayak or mountain bike nearby.
This hotel offers city view rooms that have modern furnishings and offer views of the downtown cityscape, as well as harborside rooms that let you see the North Shore mountains and harbor from your windows. Hotel amenities include bikes, a hotel car, Wi-Fi, and bottled water. This is a pet-friendly hotel with a pool, gym, and live music as well. You’ll be close to all the top downtown attractions in Vancouver when you stay here, such as Robson Street, Stanley Park, and Gastown. The onsite restaurant is P2B Bistro & Bar, which is an upscale/casual bistro featuring delicious cuisine by Chef Edmund Yee. You’ll enjoy lovely ocean and mountain views from inside the restaurant or outside on the patio when it’s nice weather.
The Loden Hotel also provides comfortable accommodations in a quiet neighborhood that’s close to Vancouver’s iconic seawall, restaurants, and shops. Guests here also enjoy free Wi-Fi, a 24-hour fitness center, and complimentary cruiser bikes, which really is the best way to get around town! For a fee of $45 per pet, per stay, you can bring your furry friend of any size or weight. Dog sitting services can also be arranged here for an extra fee. If you have animal allergies, book a room on the allergy-friendly 6th floor.
The last hotel we’ll mention here is the Wedgewood, a downtown boutique hotel with private balconies and 83 unique guest rooms and suites. There’s also a day spa here, the award-winning Bacchus Restaurant & Lounge, and fitness center. The spa here opened in 2003 and has won numerous awards for its treatments. Pets are not allowed in this hotel.