Hotels in Vancouver offer incredible glimpses upon a city whose nicknames include Vansterdam and Lotusland. Once also known as Gastown, Vancouver has grown from a small saloon town into a major Canadian city. One of the city’s biggest draws is its natural surroundings, which offer both winter and summer activities such as skiing and kayaking. Vancouver is also referred to as Hollywood North, as the city is a popular movie and television filming location. Keep in mind that Vancouver is a relatively small and walkable city, that the summer months are fairly dry and that WiFi is free pretty much throughout the city. Before we get to hotels in Vancouver, let’s take a look at some background information on the area to help you along the way.
Archaeological evidence suggests that people have inhabited the Vancouver area for over 8,000 years. An early visitor may have been Sir Francis Drake, the English privateer, explorer and pirate, who in 1579 is said to have found the area. Simon Fraser, a Scottish explorer and fur trader, set foot on the land circa 1808. As with several large cities along the Pacific coast, Vancouver’s prosperity can be attributed much to the gold rush of 1858. Another important early commodity was timber, which Captain Edward Stamp attempted to capitalize upon with his building of Stamp’s Mill in 1867. On the edge of what would become Hastings Mill was a makeshift tavern that was established by “Gassy” Jack Deighton, for which the original settlement would come to be called.
One of the most livable cities in the world, Vancouver sits seaside on the Pacific coast. The most heavily populated city in British Columbia, Vancouver has a population of over 600,000. Lotusland today is one of the most ethnically diverse cities in Canada. The city’s climate ranges from an average winter low at just above freezing to average summer highs in the low 70s degrees Fahrenheit. Major points of interest include Downtown Vancouver, Lions Gate Bridge, Stanley Park, Robson Square, Chinatown, Port of Vancouver, University of British Columbia, Granville Island, Bard on the Beach, Vancouver International Film Centre, Science World, Granville Entertainment District, Rogers Arena, Pacific Coliseum, BC Place Stadium, Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Commodore Ballroom, Orpheum Theatre, Vogue Theatre and Gastown. Vancouver’s most popular food items come from the sea, and include salmon, halibut, sablefish, prawns, crab and more. The city also has a cocktail named after it, consisting of gin, sweet vermouth, Benedictine, orange bitters and lemon peels. Now that we have some background information, it’s time for hotels in Vancouver that will help make for an outstanding trip.
Fairmont Pacific Rim features a rooftop pool with fire pits and a hot tub, a full-service spa, a 4,000 square foot gym, an on-site lounge, flat-screen TVs, pay-per-view, iPod docking stations, iPads, in-room safes, coffee makers, bathrobes, 24-hour in-room dining service and multiple on-site dining options. Nearby you may find Driveus (limousine service), Bella Gelateria (ice cream shop), Botanist (Pacific Northwest restaurant), Willow Stream Spa, Key West Travel & Tours (sightseeing tour agency), Chickpea (takeout restaurant), Flyover Canada Ticket Centre, Tourism Vancouver Visitor Centre, Waterfront Centre Food Court, Healthout (gym), Five Sails Restaurant (fine dining restaurant), Canada Place Welcome Centre, The Drop Coffeehouse, Uno Gelato (dessert shop), Anatolia Express (Turkish restaurant), Digital Orca (sculpture), Harbour Air Seaplanes (transportation service), Orangetheory Fitness (gym), Cactus Club Cafe Coal Harbour (restaurant), Burrard Landing (shopping mall), Olympic Cauldron (tourist attraction), Nightingale (restaurant), Meat & Bread (sandwich shop) and more.
This location is within feet of Olympic Cauldron, 0.1 miles from Vancouver Tourist Info Centre, 0.3 miles from Waterfront Centre Mall Vancouver, Waterfront Skytrain Station, Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art, Christ Church Cathedral and Vancouver Lookout at Harbour Centre, 0.4 miles from Granville Skytrain Station, Simon Fraser University, Downtown Campus and Vancouver Art Gallery, 2.2 miles from Lonsdale Quay, 3.4 miles from Pacific Coliseum, 5.1 miles from Spanish Banks, 6 miles from University of British Columbia, 6.9 miles from Sea Island Centre Skytrain Station and 7 miles from Vancouver International Airport.
Approximate cost per night (harbor and mountain view suite): $1,510
Cost per person (four people): $377
Centre Vancouver Performing Arts
L’Hermitage Hotel offers a heated outdoor salt water lap pool, a hot tub, flat-screen TVs, iPod docking stations, free WiFi, luxury bathrobes, Italian marble bathrooms, fireplaces, sofa beds, a garden patio, a business center, a library, a 24-hour gym and concierge service. This hotel is close to Medina (brunch restaurant), Sweat Co Workout Studios (gym), Flower d’amour (florist), The Centre For Performing Arts (performing arts theater), Westside Church, CurliQue Beauty Boutique (beauty salon), Blanche Macdonald Centre (school), Falafel King Mediterranean Food, Viet Sub Vietnamese Cuisine, Jinya Ramen Bar (restaurant) and more.
From here The Centre in Vancouver for Performing Arts and Library Square are 0.1 miles, Pacific Center Mall Vancouver, Yaletown, Orpheum Theatre, Granville Skytrain Station, Nordstrom Pacific Centre, Vancouver Playhouse and Queen Elizabeth Theatre are 0.2 miles, Vancouver Art Gallery is 0.3 miles, Lonsdale Quay is 2.7 miles, Pacific Coliseum is 3.4 miles, Jericho Beach is 3.9 miles, Bridgeport Skytrain Station and University of British Columbia are 5.9 miles, YVR Airport Station is 6.6 miles and Vancouver International Airport is 6.5 miles.
Approximate cost per night (signature one-bedroom): $318
With a full-service spa, a sauna, a fitness center, private balconies, flat-screen TVs, seating areas, desks, mini-bars, bathrobes and slippers, Wedgewood Hotel & Spa sits near Bacchus Restaurant (French restaurant), MAC Pro (cosmetics store), Shizenya (Japanese restaurant), Le Crocodile (French restaurant), Guu Original Thurlow (Izakaya restaurant), Studeo Gyms, Redfish Kids Clothing, Vancity Original, Victoria’s Health & Organic Bar, Hubbub (sandwich shop) and more.
Vancouver Art Gallery, Orpheum Theatre and Nordstrom Pacific Centre are 0.1 miles, Christ Church Cathedral, Pacific Center Mall Vancouver and Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art are 0.2 miles, Robson Street Vancouver is 0.3 miles, Lonsdale Quay is 2.7 miles, Spanish Banks is 4.9 miles, Sea Island Centre Skytrain Station is 6.4 miles and Vancouver Airport is 6.5 miles from this location.
Approximate cost per night (penthouse): $1,145
Loden Vancouver has a spa, a gourmet restaurant, 24-hour room service, a fitness center, a business center, concierge service, free car and bicycle service, free WiFi, flat-screen TVs, floor-to-ceiling windows, designer bath amenities, yoga mats and sitting areas. Tableau Bar Bistro, Green Leaf Salad Bar, Blink Brow Bar (hair removal service), Sakura Salon, Melville Cafe, Mangez Mangez Restaurant, Symphonie Restaurant, painPRO Therapeutics (massage therapist), THE Salon Beauty Bar, Koffie (cafe), Bovine Rice Bowls, Meat & Bread (sandwich shop), Purin Spa (wellness center) and more are all within range.
Robson Street and Christ Church Cathedral Vancouver are 0.2 miles, Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art, Vancouver Art Gallery and Olympic Cauldron are 0.3 miles, Barclay Heritage Square, Vancouver Tourist Info Centre, Nordstrom Pacific Centre, Coal Harbour and Pacific Center Mall Vancouver are 0.4 miles, Lonsdale Quay is 2.5 miles, Pacific Coliseum is 3.6 miles, Jericho Beach is 3.7 miles and Vancouver Airport is 6.8 miles from here.
Approximate cost per night (one-bedroom suite): $632
Cost per person (four people): $158
Vancouver Art Gallery
Boasting an indoor saltwater lap pool, a spa, 24-hour room service, flat-screen TVs, spa-inspired bathrooms with heated floors, bathrobes, slippers, spacious living rooms, comfortable seating, multiple dining and lounge options, a gym, a business center and car service, Rosewood Hotel Georgia is found near 1927 Lobby Lounge (cocktail bar), Hawksworth Restaurant, Cycle City Tours And Bike Rentals (bicycle rental service), lululemon, Disco Cheetah (Korean restaurant), Vancouver Art Gallery (art gallery), Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art (art gallery), Hy’s Steakhouse & Cocktail Bar (steak house), Caffè Artigiano (cafe), Gotham Steakhouse & Cocktail Bar, The Keg Steakhouse + Bar and more.
You may find Nordstrom Pacific Centre within feet, Vancouver Art Gallery, Pacific Center Mall Vancouver, Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art and Christ Church Cathedral 0.1 miles, Orpheum Theatre 0.2 miles, Library Square and The Centre in Vancouver for Performing Arts 0.3 miles, Lonsdale Quay 2.6 miles, Jericho Beach 3.8 miles, University of British Columbia 5.8 miles, Sea Island Centre Skytrain Station 6.5 miles and Vancouver International Airport 6.6 miles from this locale.
Approximate cost per night (executive one-bedroom): $1,999
Cost per person (three people): $666
Barclay Heritage Square
Offering a full service spa, city views, 42-inch flat-screen TVs, Nespresso coffee machines, mini-bars, floor-to-ceiling windows, spacious work desks, a modern fitness center, an outdoor pool, private yoga or Pilates classes and concierge service, Shangri-La Vancouver is in the vicinity of CHI (spa), ROLEX (watch store), Vancouver Art Gallery Offsite (museum), Black+Blue (steak house), Kobe Japanese Steakhouse, Coast (seafood restaurant), Thierry Alberni (dessert shop), Saint Laurent (clothing store), Van Cleef & Arpels (jewelry store), Guu Original Thurlow (Izakaya restaurant), Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House (seafood restaurant), MUJI Robson Street (department store), CinCin Ristorante + Bar (Italian restaurant), Hello Nori (Japanese restaurant), Uncle Tetsu’s Japanese Cheesecake (bakery), Breka Bakery & Café (bakery), BC Liquor Stores (liquor store), The Candy Room (candy store), D’oro Gelato e Caffè (ice cream shop), Konbiniya Japan Centre (Japanese grocery store) and more.
From this hotel Robson Street is 0.1 miles, Christ Church Cathedral, Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art and Vancouver Art Gallery are 0.2 miles, Nordstrom Pacific Centre and Pacific Center Mall Vancouver are 0.3 miles, Barclay Heritage Square, Olympic Cauldron and Orpheum Theatre are 0.4 miles, Lonsdale Quay is 2.6 miles, Pacific Coliseum and Jericho Beach are 3.7 miles, Capilano Suspension Bridge is 4 miles, Spanish Banks is 4.8 miles, Grouse Mountain is 7.5 miles and Vancouver International Airport is 6.7 miles.
Approximate cost per night (deluxe suite): $786
Opus Hotel features a restaurant, a bar, a fitness center, vibrant decor, contemporary furniture, work desks, heated bathroom floors, Nespresso® machines, city or courtyard views, 24-hour room service, bicycle usage, a Tesla Charging Station and free valet parking for green cars. Capo & The Spritz (restaurant), Bar None Nightclub, Rodney’s Oyster House (oyster bar restaurant), is. Salon (beauty salon), Zab Zaab Thai Cuisine (Thai restaurant), Farzad’s Barber Shop, Yaletown Gelato (dessert shop), Posy Nail Spa, Grand Chinese Yaletown Restaurant, Topknot Beauty Room (beauty salon), Tasty Indian Bistro (Indian restaurant), Đồ Chay Saigon Vegetarian (vegetarian restaurant), Freshslice Pizza, Urban Cuts Barbers (barber shop), Salsa & Agave Mexican Grill (Mexican restaurant), Cha Yuan (bubble tea store), Pure Barre (physical fitness program) and more are within range.
You may find False Creek 0.1 miles, Vancouver Coastal Health Authority and Yaletown 0.3 miles, Orpheum Theatre and The Centre in Vancouver for Performing Arts 0.4 miles, Providence Health Care and Library Square 0.5 miles, Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design 0.6 miles, Lonsdale Quay 3.1 miles, Spanish Banks 4.9 miles, YVR Airport Station 6.1 miles, Aberdeen Skytrain Station 6.3 miles and Vancouver International Airport 6 miles from this property.
Approximate cost per night (Opus signature suite): $900
Cost per person (three people): $300
Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Offering an on-site restaurant, a fitness center, a hot tub, an infrared sauna, free WiFi, flat-screen TVs, coffee makers and bath products, Georgian Court Hotel is close to Frankie’s Jazz Club, Vancouver Ticket and Tour Service, Titanium Studios (beauty salon), Fanny Bay Oysters (oyster bar restaurant), Smile Thai Wellness Spa, Russet Shack (takeout restaurant), Marutama Ramen, Footo Croissant (bakery), Lupo Restaurant and Vinoteca, The Ride (physical fitness program), On Yogurt (frozen yogurt shop), Rocanini Coffee Roasters, The Bar Method (physical fitness program), BC Place, JJ Bean Coffee Roasters, Little Bee Bubble Tea (restaurant), Pacific Coffee Roasters (cafe), Straight Outta Brooklyn (pizza restaurant), Alpha D Hair Salon, Mediterranean Greens Salad Bar, Function Health Club, Patisserie Fur Elise, Homer St. Cafe and Bar and more.
Queen Elizabeth Theatre is 0.1 miles, The Centre in Vancouver for Performing Arts, Yaletown, Library Square, BC Place, Vancouver Playhouse and Rogers Arena are 0.2 miles, Granville Skytrain Station, Pacific Center Mall Vancouver and Orpheum Theatre are 0.4 miles, Lonsdale Quay is 2.7 miles, Pacific Coliseum is 3.2 miles, Sea Island Centre Skytrain Station is 6.2 miles and Vancouver Airport is 6.4 miles from this location.
Approximate cost per night (king suite / sofa): $488
Cost per person (four people): $123
Prospect Point Lighthouse
With spacious, fully-furnished suites, fully-equipped kitchens, gas fireplaces, free WiFi, flat-screen TVs, separate living rooms, washing machines, tumble dryers, balconies, free gym access, free local telephone calls and a rooftop patio, Times Square Suites is found close to Tavola (Italian restaurant), Nook (Italian restaurant), Van Mist Vapor Co. (vaporizer store), Tetsu Sushi Bar, Weather Tea (bubble tea store), Kintaro Ramen (ramen restaurant), Donair Town Robson (Middle Eastern restaurant), Saku (Japanese restaurant), Pho Express Ankor Noodle House, Noodle Arts (Chinese restaurant), Comebuy Bubble Tea, Nero waffles (brunch restaurant), Aria Market (grocery store), COBS Bread Bakery, Momo Sushi Bidwell, Windsor Market (flower market), Enchante Hair By Design (hair salon), Jo-E Cycles Bike Rentals, Motomachi Shokudo (ramen restaurant), Skydive Vancouver (skydiving center) and more.
This condo hotel is 0.1 miles from West End Ice Rink, 0.3 miles from Roedde House Museum, 0.4 miles from Barclay Heritage Square, Prospect Point Lighthouse and English Bay, 0.5 miles from Coal Harbour, 0.6 miles from Inukshuk and Robson Street, 0.7 miles from English Bay Beach, 0.8 miles from Stanley Park, 2.8 miles from Lonsdale Quay, 3.3 miles from Jericho Beach, 3.7 miles from Capilano Suspension Bridge, 7.4 miles from Aberdeen Skytrain Station and 6.9 miles from Vancouver International Airport.
Approximate cost per night (one-bedroom suite): $269
Cost per person (three people): $90
Hotel BLU has an indoor swimming pool, a hot tub, a fitness center, tablet computers, free WiFi, flat-screen TVs, desks, seating areas, coffee machines, hairdryers, 24-hour reception, a business center, free parking for electric vehicles, paperless check-in and laundry facilities. Hotel BLU is close to Georgian Court Hotel.
Yaletown and The Centre in Vancouver for Performing Arts are 0.1 miles, Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Library Square, Vancouver Playhouse and BC Place are 0.2 miles, Rogers Arena, Orpheum Theatre and Pacific Center Mall Vancouver are 0.3 miles, Pacific Coliseum is 3.3 miles, Jericho Beach is 4 miles, University of British Columbia is 6 miles and Vancouver International Airport is 6.4 miles from here.
Approximate cost per night (loft suite): $306
So there they are, hotels in Vancouver that will help make for a memorable experience. We hope you have found this information valuable and most of all, that you enjoy your time in Canada!