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Updated: February 5, 2023
My Favorite Hotels in Vancouver
• Best Hotel: Rosewood Georgia
• Boutique Hotel: Opus
• Cheap Hotel: Burrard
• Family Hotel: Hilton
• Hotel Pool: Pan Pacific
• Near Cruise Port: Fairmont Pacific Rim
• Near Stanley Park: English Bay Inn
• Near Rogers Arena: Hotel BLU
• Near BC Place: Douglas
• Best New Hotel: Paradox
Vancouver Hotels – Tips & Advice
- Where To Stay in Vancouver: Vancouver is blessed with a dozen or more cool neighborhoods. But for the first time visitor with less than a week to explore, the primary focus of their stay should focus on the following areas: West End, Coal Harbour, Yaletown, False Creek, and Kitsilano. The downtown peninsula is composed of three of these neighborhoods: the West End (the area close to Stanley Park), Coal Harbour (the waterfront just north of the West End), and Yaletown (the eastern end of the downtown peninsula). It’s in these downtown neighborhoods that most visitors will want to stay. Across the water to the south of downtown are Kitsilano and False Creek. Both gorgeous and inviting areas but with few hotels. The False Creek Aquabus connects many points in the West End, Yaletown, Kitsilano, and Granville Island.
- Best Luxury Hotels in Vancouver: Fairmont Hotel Vancouver • Rosewood Hotel Georgia • Shangri-La
- Best Boutique Hotels in Vancouver: Opus • Wedgewood Hotel & Spa
- Best Honeymoon Hotel in Vancouver: Granville Island Hotel
- Best Hotel for Families in Vancouver: Hilton Vancouver Downtown
The 7 Best Hotels in Vancouver
1. Rosewood Hotel Georgia
Centrally-located and newly-renovated – but retaining plenty of old-world charm. Spacious and elegant guest rooms feature great luxury extras like heated bathroom floors and Nespresso machines. Deluxe rooms and above have large soaking tubs. Full-treatment spa, beautiful garden terrace, excellent restaurant, and indoor saltwater lap pool. Located in the heart of downtown Vancouver, across from the Art Gallery, Pacific Centre, and Skytrain.
2. Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
A classic luxury hotel with a great central location. Elegant decor, onsite luxury shopping, and fabulous indoor pool and fitness center. Family and pet-friendly too, with nightly milk and cookies for kids and a concierge with canine ambassadors. The Fairmont is located just around the corner from the shopping, nightlife, and restaurants of Robson Street and within easy walking distance of all downtown attractions.
The best hotel in downtown Vancouver for shopping. Stylish 5-star with a great location near Robson Street and loads of restaurants. Nice outdoor pool and jacuzzi. The in-house Italian restaurant is excellent. Joe Fortes, a stylish seafood restaurant is just around the corner and up the street a block.
Trendy and fun hotel with one of the friendliest staffs I’ve ever encountered (even if they make a few more mistakes than is typical at a luxury hotel). Karma Lounge is on the ground floor directly off Georgia Street and makes for a DJ thumping introduction to the hotel’s chic vibe.
5. Fairmont Pacific Rim
The best hotel near the Vancouver cruise terminal and steps from arriving and departing ships. Downtown shopping is still within an easy walk and the charming Gaslamp district is nearby as well.
Located in Vancouver’s foodie neighborhood of Yaletown. Great restaurants, cafes, and breweries are just out the door. Two and three bedroom suites are great for groups and families.
7. Granville Island Hotel
A charming hotel in a wonderful location on Granville Island. The huge Granville Island Market is steps away. The Aquabus leaves from the dock just behind the hotel every few minutes for downtown, Stanley Park, and other spots around False Creek. And the pedestrian and bike path goes right by the hotel and runs all the way to Stanley Park. Kayak and paddleboard rentals are available from many nearby businesses. The Granville Island Hotel is not quite as luxurious as the Fairmont or Rosewood but if your goal is to experience the outdoors it can’t be beat.
1. Rosewood Hotel Georgia • 2. Fairmont Hotel Vancouver • 3. Shangri-La • 4. Paradox • 5. Fairmont Pacific Rim • 6. Opus • 7. Granville Island Hotel
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