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The coastal seaport city of Vancouver is a showstopper, as well as a dynamic vacation spot that often inspires repeat visits. Travelers can enjoy the cultural enrichment and excitement of a big city while being within a stone’s throw of some of Canada’s most breathtaking natural beauty. With its oceanic climate, it offers comfortable summers, and the most popular time to visit is between April and October. No matter what time of year you choose to go, take the time to discover the best hotels for your needs.
From the hip neighborhood of Yaletown to the beauty of the waterfront, these hotels offer the ideal places to stay for any visitor to Vancouver.
With its West Coast harbor and mountain views, the Fairmont Waterfront is a luxury hotel that’s both smoke- and vapor-free. Located in Coal Harbour, the Fairmont Waterfront has 489 renovated rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows to maximize the views. The hotel features an outdoor heated pool, a hot tub and a state-of-the-art gym that’s open 24 hours a day. Steps away from the cruise terminal, it’s just a four-minute walk from Waterfront Station and an even shorter walk to Canada Place.
Hotel Blu Vancouver gives guests the feeling of having a home away from home. Perhaps that is why it welcomes dogs. On arrival, your canine companion will receive a special welcome treat, a water bowl and his or her very own pet bed. Amenities for the humans they arrive with include a pool, Jacuzzi, sauna and outdoor terrace. The onsite gym has cardio fitness equipment, free weights, and yoga mats. The Hotel Blu Vancouver is just a five-minute walk from the Vancouver Playhouse, where you can see local groups like the Vancouver Recital Society and DanceHouse perform. And if you bring your dog along, an off-leash dog park is within two blocks of the hotel.
The upscale Pinnacle Hotel at the Pier in North Vancouver offers many special touches for guests, such as complimentary hotel bicycles. Its 106 smoke-free rooms and suites are welcoming with luxury linens, nonallergenic duvets and pillows, ergonomic work areas and natural light. Accommodations have either mountain or waterfront views. Its fitness center and five-lane swimming pool provide ample opportunities for exercise, while relaxation is the goal in the sauna and steam room. The Pinnacle Hotel at the Pier is adjacent to the Lonsdale Quay Market, and it’s a short drive to the Grouse Mountain ski area.
Located in downtown Vancouver, the Wedgewood Hotel & Spa is a chic boutique hotel with 83 rooms and suites. All suites have private balconies or patios, and the hotel’s onsite spa has a eucalyptus and lemongrass steam room that spa clients are welcome to enjoy. The Wedgewood Hotel & Spa is just a short walk from the BC Place Stadium and the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.
With its location in the hip Yaletown neighborhood, the OPUS Hotel Vancouver is near the beach. It has 96 rooms and suites with opulent amenities such as spa bathrooms with heated floors, iPads for guest use, Frette bathrobes, and Malin + Goetz bath amenities. The OPUS Hotel Vancouver is a brief walk from the False Creek waterfront, Yaletown Park and multiple museums. Sports fans will also love its proximity to the Rogers Arena and the BC Place stadium.
Situated above the Pacific Centre shopping center, the Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver is a luxurious hotel in the downtown core of the city. It has 373 smoke-free rooms and suites. One of the centerpieces of the hotel is its heated swimming pool, half of which is outside and the other half inside. This family-friendly hotel offers babysitting services, games and puzzles for families to play together, and a welcome program. Also, strollers, playpens, high chairs and cribs are available upon request. The Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver is centrally located for discovering the city’s theaters, art galleries and museums.
First opened in 1927, the Rosewood Hotel Georgia has been restored to its 1920s splendor. This downtown Vancouver hotel has 156 smoke-free, elegant rooms and suites. The hotel’s 2,400-square-foot fitness center features Precor, TechnoGym and Cybex fitness equipment. Sense, a Rosewood Spa, is next to the fitness center. It has a large menu of massages, facials and other wellness treatments. The Rosewood Hotel Georgia is near the Queen Elizabeth Theatre, the BC Place Stadium,and the shops on Robson Street.