Book an amazing stay at one of Vancouver’s top 5 hotels
As Canadians prepare to hit the road this summer en masse for the perfect post-pandemic vacation, Vancouver ranks among the top picks. With its oceanside setting, verdant landscape, rich cultural offerings and more, it’s no wonder this wonderful metropolis tops the list of must-sees. To help you plan your restful retirement, we take a look at the best hotels in Vancouver.
Wedgewood Hotel & Spa
Nestled in the heart of Vancouver, Wedgewood is a popular Relais & Châteaux hotel with a rich European heritage. Chandeliers imported from France, rich cherry oak interiors and open fireplaces, it’s the perfect place to imagine you’re enjoying a vacation in Europe but in the heart of Vancouver. Nestled 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 Wedgewood Spa is an intimate sanctuary on the second floor of the hotel.
Shangri La Vancouver
An urban sanctuary housed in downtown Vancouver’s tallest building and nestled between the mountains and the sea, guests can explore nearby Robson Street for luxury shopping, admiring the stunning nature that Vancouver is known for in the Stanley Park or revel in the nightlife on Granville Street. Guests can also choose to experience the wonders of British Columbia’s Ice Caves with a three-night deluxe experience that includes a private helicopter ride, five-course ice cave dinner, mixology lesson with 12,000 year old glacier ice cream and ice cream – inspired afternoon tea. The on-site Miantiao Restaurant offers a unique marriage of Italian and Chinese culinary philosophies, techniques and cultural traditions.
Rosewood Hotel Georgia
Centrally located, the Rosewood Hotel Georgia combines the wonders of the Roaring Twenties with modern design and comfort. Founded in 1927 as Hotel Georgia, the historic property reopened after a full renovation as Rosewood Hotel Georgia in 2011. Its storied past includes hosting entertainment legends like Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Katharine Hepburn and British royalty. Today, the fashionable boutique property features an award-winning Rosewood Spa, four superb restaurants, and stately rooms that are a perfect respite from the frenetic pace of Vancouver. A favorite stop for locals and guests alike is Prohibition, a bar inspired by 1920s speakeasies.
This bespoke boutique hotel enjoys a prime location in Coal Harbour, just steps from the famous Stanley Park. Sleek rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows are bathed in sunlight and offer sweeping views of the breathtaking cityscape or harbour. Try to book a corner room for the best views. The restaurant, Tableau, serves French bistro cuisine and you can also enjoy house and classic seasonal cocktails, a large selection of local and draft beers and regional and international wines. The Loden also offers free cruiser bikes to explore the city at your own pace.
The DOUGLAS, an Autograph Collection hotel
The DOUGLAS cleverly evokes its West Coast location through the use of a unique reception desk, made from a beautifully illuminated, glazed replica of a Douglas fir. This stunning piece highlights the property’s ability to combine urban and natural spaces. Located in downtown Vancouver, this upscale yet cozy boutique Hotel offers rooms with luxurious touches such as Aēsop toiletries and original artwork. Guests also have access to a casino, fitness center, various world-class restaurants, and a unique elevated park. Because the hotel is part of Parq Vancouver’s premier entertainment destination, guests can also enjoy easy access to a world-class casino.
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