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Vancouver is a gorgeous oceanside city in British Columbia on the west coast that offers a long list of exciting attractions. Typical hotels with cookie cutter rooms are not the thing in this Canadian destination, as boutique flare and hyper-detailed, elaborate rooms wow guests at pretty reasonable prices for the most part. Commonly, there’ll be a tranquil indoor pool, or one on a greenery-filled terrace, offering views of the city. How awesome does it sound to sake a swim while enjoying the skyline? These are the hotels with the very best pools in Vancouver.
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Sleek is the word at Sheraton Vancouver Wall Center, which consists of two modern towers and rooms with amazing views via floor to ceiling windows. Peer toward Stanley Park and take in some of the most beautiful sites in the city, then relax in the indoor pool which also houses two whirlpools and a fitness center. Windows accent the space so sunlight floods in, making it a truly lovely place to wind down at the beginning or end of the day.
Elegant, lavish, and overflowing with early 1900s style, Rosewood Hotel Georgia is one of the best hotels in Vancouver. The indoor pool is stunning with abstract lighting reflecting from the bottom. Lounge space is abundant on this 4th-floor retreat, and the ceiling stretches dramatically high, further adding an openness. Complimented by a world-class spa, Rosewood is fit for royalty.
Pan Pacific Hotel Vancouver sits right against the water, as does its pool deck. The space offers panoramic views of ocean, city and mountains, and the pool and hot tub area itself is spacious and clean cut. Almost seemingly extending out over the ocean water, you may find yourself spending a lot of time in this outdoor retreat, rain or shine.
Element Vancouver Metrotown has this spa-like, Mediterranean ambiance throughout the entire hotel. However, the pool will have your jaw on the floor. While protected in an indoor facility, big beautiful windows to allow light in on nice days. Deep blue water sparkles within the pool itself and airy lounging space wraps around. Soak up the sun in the grassy courtyard just outside, or simply stay shaded inside while soaking in the whirlpool.
Located in one of the iconic towers of Vancouver’s expansive skyline, Terminal City Tower, the Auberge Vancouver Hotel lives up to expectations with intricate decor and proximity to major landmarks like Gastown, the cruise ship terminal and Stanley Park. Decompress after your adventures in the massive indoor pool with a domed window ceiling. Stone walls and more giant windows revealing mountain views give the amenity a polished feel, and appropriately there’s a spa on site for massages and other wellness treatments. Whether taking a few laps or relaxing in the whirlpool, it’s a fantastic facility.
A large skylight hovers over the large square pool at The Sutton Place Hotel Vancouver, and a spacious hot tub is steps away. The hotel’s five-star charm is ever apparent in this welcoming indoor space, which is also complimented by a small outdoor courtyard with lounge chairs and canopies. Rooms are intricately decorated far beyond any typical hotel, with evident details through the bathrooms and throughout each suite. Given the central location, there are seriously stunning views everywhere.
Shangri-la Hotel Vancouver is an appropriate name for a place with such an eye-catching rooftop pool. Abstractly shaped, the pool is surrounded by shaded lounge chairs and glass railing, and the views from the terrace are unbeatable. Go for a swim or just chill in the hot tub—it’s sheer heaven. The rooms are pretty and upscale while the food would suffice the most critical foodie.
Fairmont Waterfront’s outdoor pool is not only heated but has a lovely terrace area amongst the buildings of west end Vancouver. Greenery, palms and charming lattice accent the deck, and an abundance of lounge chairs are at your disposal. This is just part of the outdoor space—a rooftop garden and beehives provide ingredients for the onsite restaurant, and that’s about as local as it gets. Rooms are embellished and detailed with upscale accents, and yes, gigantic picture windows allow you to watch the ocean from your bed.
L’Hermitage is an upscale boutique hotel with lots of extras including the best espresso down in the lobby. In the suites, you’ll find bathrooms fit for a king with elaborate tubs, and rain showers. The pool sits a few floors up and is a smaller heated lap pool accented by flowering foliage and city views. After a dusk dip, head into the men or women’s bathroom areas which each have a rejuvenating steam room. You’ll sleep like an absolute baby, then a true Canadian breakfast buffet with smoked salmon, organic eggs and other tasty treats await in the morning.