As Canadians get ready to hit the road this summer en masse for the perfect post-pandemic vacation, Vancouver ranks as one of the top picks. With its ocean-side setting, verdant landscape, rich cultural offerings and more, it’s no wonder this marvellous metropolis ranks high on everyone’s must-see list. To help plan your restful retreat, we take a look Vancouver’s best hotels.
Nestled in the heart of Vancouver, Wedgewood is a prized Relais & Châteaux hotel with a rich European heritage. Chandeliers imported from France, rich cherry oak interiors and roaring open fires, it’s the perfect place to imagine you’re enjoying a European vacation but in the heart of Vancouver. Tucked away inside the Wedgewood, Bacchus Restaurant beckons with beautiful Venetian decor, original artwork and impeccable service. Award-winning Executive Chef Montgomery Lau blends exquisite European-inspired cuisine with fresh, regional ingredients and sustainably sourced seafood. The Spa at the Wedgewood is an intimate sanctuary on the hotel’s second floor.
An urban sanctuary located in the tallest building in downtown Vancouver and nestled between the mountains and the sea, guests can explore nearby Robson Street for luxury shopping, take in the stunning nature Vancouver is known for at Stanley Park or revel in the nightlife on Granville Street. Guests can also elect to discover the wonders of British Columbia’s ice caves with a three-night luxury experience that includes a private helicopter ride, five-course dining in an ice cave, a mixology lesson with 12,000-year-old Glacier ice and an ice-inspired afternoon tea. On-site restaurant Miantiao offers a unique marriage of Italian and Chinese culinary philosophies, techniques and cultural traditions.
Centrally located, Rosewood Hotel Georgia melds the wonder of the Roaring Twenties with modern design and comfort. Founded in 1927 as Hotel Georgia, the historic property re-opened after a full renovation as Rosewood Hotel Georgia in 2011. Its storied past includes playing host to legends of the entertainment world like Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Katharine Hepburn and British royalty. Today, the fashionable boutique property features an award-winning Rosewood Spa, four superb dining venues and stately guest rooms that are a perfect reprieve from Vancouver’s hectic pace. A favorite stop for locals and guests alike is Prohibition, a bar modeled on the speakeasies of the 1920’s.
This bespoke, boutique hotel boasts a prime location in Coal Harbour, just steps from famous Stanley Park. Elegant rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows are bathed in sunlight and offer unparalleled views of the breathtaking cityscape or harbor—try to book a corner room for the best views. The restaurant, Tableau, serves French bistro cuisine and guests can also enjoy seasonal in-house and classic cocktails, a great selection of local and draft beers on tap and regional and international wines. The Loden also offers complimentary cruiser bikes to bike around the city at your own pace.
The DOUGLAS deftly evokes its west coast location thanks to the use of a unique reception desk, which is made of a glass-encased, beautifully illuminated replica of a Douglas fir tree. This stunning piece highlights the property’s ability to combine urban and natural spaces. Set in downtown Vancouver, this upscale yet cozy boutique hotel features rooms equipped with lux touches like Aēsop Bath amenities and original artwork. Guests also have access to a casino, fitness center, various world-class restaurants and a unique elevated park. Because the hotel forms part of the premier entertainment destination Parq Vancouver, guests can also enjoy easy access to a world-class casino.