PLACES TO STAY

Vancouver Luxury and Boutique Hotels

The Listel Hotel

prac_info 1300 Robson St • 604 684 8461 • www.thelistelhotel.com • $$$

A beautiful boutique hotel with rooms that display works by local artists. There are two eateries on site: Forage, for innovative cooking, and Timber, for comfort food and craft beers.

Metropolitan Hotel

prac_info 645 Howe St • 604 687 1122 • www.metropolitan.com • $$$

Every step is taken to maximize the comfort of guests, with European down duvets, marble bathrooms, an indoor pool, and health club. It also houses the delightful Diva at the Met restaurant.

Opus Hotel

prac_info 322 Davie St • 604 642 6787 • www.vancouver.opushotel.com • $$$

This stylish boutique hotel is a Yaletown trendsetter. Take advantage of the wonderful on-site Italian restaurant, and relax in the sophisticated lounge.

Rosewood Hotel Georgia

prac_info 801 W Georgia St • 604 682 5566 • www.rosewoodhotels.com • $$$

Treat yourself to a stay at this elegant and legendary retreat. It first opened as the Hotel Georgia in 1927, and has been beautifully restored. The spa and Hawksworth restaurant are exemplary. Head to Prohibition, the chic bar in the basement, for innovative cocktails.

Shangri-La Hotel

prac_info 1128 W Georgia St • 604 689 1120 • www.shangri-la.com • $$$

In the heart of downtown, this opulent hotel offers luxury rooms featuring marble-furnished bathrooms with bath tubs. Some of the rooms have balconies and kitchens.

St. Regis Hotel

prac_info 602 Dunsmuir St • 604 681 1135 • www.stregishotel.com • $$$

In an ideal location for shopping and clubbing, the St. Regis offers rooms with balconies, oversized tubs, and stellar views of the harbor, city, and mountains. Breakfast is complimentary.

Wedgewood Hotel & Spa

prac_info 845 Hornby St • 604 689 7777 • www.wedgewoodhotel.com • $$$

Founded by hotelier Eleni Skalbania, this boutique hotel has European flair. The place caters to those who prefer their accommodation upscale, verging on exclusive. Maid service twice daily says it all.

Westin Bayshore

prac_info 1601 Bayshore Drive • 604 682 3377 • www.westinbayshore.com • $$$

Sitting on Coal Harbour, between Stanley Park and downtown, this hotel has comfortable rooms, and offers guests the best of both worlds: nature and outdoor activities. Its close proximity to the downtown hustle and bustle makes it an ideal urban retreat.

Vancouver Business and Suite Hotels

Best Western Plus Chateau Granville

prac_info 1100 Granville St • 604 669 7070 • www.chateaugranville.com • $$

A frequent choice for out-of-towners seeking a good location and value for money, this 15-story hotel offers mainly one-bedroom suites, but has some smaller, standard rooms as well. Suites come with microwaves.

The Burrard

prac_info 1100 Burrard St • 604 245 0401 • www.theburrard.com • $$

The charming rooms at this friendly, retro-style hotel are equipped with modern amenities such as espresso machines and mini-fridges. Perks include free bike rentals, free bottled water, and treats for the guests’ pets.

Residence Inn Vancouver Downtown

prac_info 1234 Hornby St • 604 688 1234 • www.marriott.com • $$

Close to Yaletown and the Davie Street shopping area, this hotel’s spacious suites with kitchens and seating areas are a great option for an extended stay. There is an indoor pool, a gym, and complimentary breakfast.

Sunset Inn and Suites

prac_info 1111 Burnaby St • 604 688 2474 • www.sunsetinn.com • $$

Found in a high-rise in the West End, this hotel’s location is central but off the main thoroughfare, so it is quieter than some others. It is suitable for both short- and long-term stays. Breakfast and parking are complimentary.

Fairmont Waterfront

prac_info 900 Canada Pl • 604 691 1991 • www.fairmont.com • $$$

Linked to the convention center by an enclosed walkway, this harborside property has an accessible rooftop garden, a 24-hour gym, an outdoor heated pool, and a stylish cocktail bar. Stay on the Fairmont Gold levels to enjoy additional service and amenities.

Georgian Court Hotel

prac_info 773 Beatty St • 604 682 5555 • www.georgiancourthotelvancouver.com • $$$

Providing an excellent location for sports fans in town to take in a game (BC Place Stadium and Rogers Arena are mere minutes away), this well-appointed business and leisure hotel offers air-conditioned rooms and suites. There is also a 24-hour fitness center and an infrared sauna. Enjoy the on-site kitchen and bar, which features authentic Italian fare.

Pan Pacific Vancouver

prac_info 300-999 Canada Pl • 604 662 8111 • www.panpacific.com • $$$

Soaring over the famous waterfront, the Pan’s rooms and luxury suites provide spectacular views of the North Shore mountains. With the convention center located in the same complex, this place is generally regarded as North America’s premiere convention hotel.

Vancouver Mid-Priced Hotels

Blue Horizon Hotel

prac_info 1225 Robson St • 604 688 1411 • www.bluehorizonhotel.com • $$

Gorgeous views abound in this contemporary hotel, as each room has wraparound windows as well as a balcony. Other facilities include a mini-fridge, a Keurig coffee maker, and air-conditioning.

Century Plaza Hotel & Spa

prac_info 1015 Burrard St • 604 687 0575 • www.century-plaza.com • $$

This hotel is a modest, good-value choice. The really big draw here is the European-style spa, which has an indoor pool and steam room, as well as many excellent treatments. There’s also a convenient lounge and restaurant, and a cappuccino bar.

Granville Island Hotel

prac_info 1253 Johnston St • 604 683 7373 • www.granvilleislandhotel.com • $$

With delightful rooms overlooking False Creek, this intimate hotel is located right on Granville Island. It features pretty wooden shutters, beamed ceilings, and sumptuous oversized bath tubs. Dine at the refined Dockside restaurant, or choose from the many excellent eateries situated nearby.

Moda Hotel

prac_info 900 Seymour St • 604 683 4251 • www.modahotel.ca • $$

A good-value, boutique hotel in a heritage 1908 building, it beautifully blends old-world style with contemporary interiors. There is a choice of an Italian restaurant, cocktail bar, and also a sports bar on site.

Skwachàys Lodge

prac_info 29/31 W Pender • 604 687 3589 • www.skwachays.com • $$

Celebrating the culture of indigenous American peoples, this boutique hotel and art gallery has decorated rooms, and also a floor dedicated to offering subsidized housing for indigenous artists. The Downtown Eastside location is on the edge of a rougher neighbourhood, so consider a taxi at night.

Sylvia Hotel

prac_info 1154 Gilford St • 604 681 9321 • www.sylviahotel.com • $$

The West End’s grande dame is a favorite for its relaxed yet sophisticated atmosphere and a really fabulous location right on English Bay. Some rooms are tiny, but the big draws include the lounge and restaurant overlooking the water. It’s a pet-friendly hotel, and covered paid parking is available.

Vancouver B&Bs and Guesthouses

Barclay House B&B

prac_info 1351 Barclay St • 604 605 1351 • www.barclayhouse.com • $$

A perennial West End favorite, this classic 1904 home features spacious two-room suites, attentive staff, a full three-course breakfast, cookies on arrival, in-room refrigerator and drinks, as well as free parking.

Corkscrew Inn B&B

prac_info 2735 W 2nd Ave • 604 733 7276 • www.corkscrewinn.com • $$

In a lovely restored 1912 Craftsman-style house, this funky B&B located in Kitsilano combines Art Deco charm – including dozens of stained-glass windows – with upscale amenities. Some rooms have fireplaces and private balconies. Take a peek at the curios in the on site wine museum.

English Bay Inn

prac_info 1968 Comox St • 604 683 8002 • www.englishbayinn.com • $$

A West End hideaway with cozy antique furniture and air-conditioned en suite rooms. The full breakfast by the fireplace makes a pleasant start to the day.

O Canada House

prac_info 1114 Barclay St • 604 688 0555 • www.ocanadahouse.com • $$

Built in 1897, this lovely guesthouse reflects the early elegance of the West End, including a parlor with a fireplace. A gourmet breakfast, evening sherry, 24-hour pantry for guests, and free parking are available.

Victorian Hotel

prac_info 514 Homer St • 604 681 6369 • www.victorianhotel.ca • $$

Built in 1898 as one of the city’s first guesthouses, this hotel has been very carefully restored to retain its Victorian-era ambience. The highlights include bay windows, high ceilings, antique furnishings, and hardwood floors. It offers a comfortable setting, with beautiful bathrooms and down duvets on the beds.

West End Guest House

prac_info 1362 Haro St • 604 681 2889 • www.westendguesthouse.com • $$

This pretty pink and grey 1906 Victorian inn in Stanley Park offers one- and two-bedroom suites. There is free parking and bike storage, and full hot breakfast is served daily.

Vancouver Budget Hotels

Buchan Hotel

prac_info 1906 Haro St • 604 685 5354 • www.buchanhotel.com • $

Dating back to the 1920s, this three-story property offers good value for money with its vintage European-style, no-frills accommodation and its location; you’d be hard-pressed to sleep closer to Stanley Park. The communal lounge with a fireplace is a bonus.

Hostelling International Vancouver Downtown

prac_info 1114 Burnaby St • 604 684 4565 • www.hihostels.ca • $

Shared and private rooms are offered in this friendly West End spot. There’s free breakfast, and the shared kitchen can help with the other meals. Guests can relax on the lovely, sunny rooftop patio.

Kingston Hotel

prac_info 757 Richards St • 604 684 9024 • www.kingstonhotelvancouver.com • $

Set in a relaxed 1910 heritage building, this hotel has private and shared baths, day and overnight storage, a TV lounge, sauna, and a good pub. The room rate includes an excellent continental breakfast. Guests can also relax by the fireplace in the lounge.

West Coast Suites at UBC

prac_info 5961 Student Union Blvd • 604 822 1001 • www.suitesatubc.com • $

From May to August, take your pick from 3,000 rooms on UBC’s beautiful campus. Year-round, one-bedroom suites with kitchens are available. Each is spotlessly kept and offers free Wi-Fi. UBC is a city in itself, with many amenities on its grounds and nearby.

YWCA Hotel

prac_info 733 Beatty St • 604 895 5830 • www.ywcavan.org/hotel • $

Offering air-conditioned rooms to suit all types of travelers, including families, this is a secure, 12-story downtown high-rise. It has TVs in many of the rooms and is a great place for those who need their gym fix, with free admission to the fitness center. The hotel is fully wheelchair accessible.

Vancouver Island Hotels

Ocean Island Backpackers Inn, Victoria

prac_info 791 Pandora Ave • 250 385 1789 • www.oceanisland.com • $

Clean and comfortable, this hostel is in a historic building near Victoria’s Inner Harbour. Dorms and private rooms are available. Breakfasts and dinners are included.

Paul’s Motor Inn, Victoria

prac_info 1900 Douglas St • 250 382 9231 • www.paulsmotorinn.com • $

Centrally located in a safe area, Paul’s is a great budget base with on-site parking from which to enjoy downtown Victoria. Rooms have mini-fridges and are pet friendly.

Chateau Victoria Hotel & Suites, Victoria

prac_info 740 Burdett Ave • 250 382 4221 • www.chateauvictoria.com • $$

Located steps away from Victoria’s Inner Harbour, this four-star business and leisure hotel features a rooftop restaurant and lounge that serves seasonal fare on the 18th floor.

Coast Bastion Hotel, Nanaimo

prac_info 11 Bastion St • 250 753 6601 • www.coasthotels.com • $$

The best of Nanaimo’s accommodation offerings, this smart hotel has great views across the waterfront. There’s a business center, a great restaurant, a fitness room, and a spa.

Delta Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort, Victoria

prac_info 100 Harbour Rd • 250 360 2999 • www.marriott.com • $$

Situated by the harbor, this hotel offers modern, quiet, and air-conditioned rooms. Amenities include an indoor pool, 24-hour gym, and sports courts.

Heathergate House, Victoria

prac_info 122 Simcoe St • 250 383 0068 • www.victoria-vacationrentals.com • $$

Tucked away in a quiet, near-perfect spot, this hotel is close to Victoria’s bustling Inner Harbour. The plush suites all have a private bath and kitchenette, and there is also a well-appointed garden cottage that easily sleeps four. A full English breakfast is included in the price of the rooms.

Huntingdon Manor Hotel, Victoria

prac_info 330 Quebec St • 250 381 3456 • www.huntingdonmanor.com • $$

Charming and affordable, this hotel right by the Inner Harbour, offers a range of cozy rooms and stylish suites, including family suites for up to six people. The breakfast is included in the room rate.

Inn at Laurel Point, Victoria

prac_info 680 Montreal St • 250 386 8721 • www.laurelpoint.com • $$

The spacious rooms here come with a view of Victoria’s Inner Harbour. The Sunday buffet-style brunch offered in the Aura Restaurant is excellent.

Magnolia Hotel & Spa, Victoria

prac_info 623 Courtney St • 250 381 0999 • www.magnoliahotel.com • $$

This award-winning hotel wins over guests with its unbeatable location and service. The sumptuous rooms feature four-poster beds and marble bathrooms with deep soaker tubs.

Fairmont Empress Hotel, Victoria

prac_info 721 Government St • 250 384 8111 • www.fairmont.com • $$$

One of the most famous hotels on the West Coast, Victoria’s top luxury hotel offers small but elegant rooms. Make a reservation to take English-style tea in the glorious lobby (see Fairmont Empress Hotel), a pricey but noteworthy experience.

Oak Bay Beach Hotel, Victoria

prac_info 1175 Beach Dr • 250 598 4556 • www.oakbaybeachhotel.com • $$$

The rooms at this hotel are elegant and feature large spa-like bathrooms, patios, and fireplaces. Guests can soak in the seaside mineral baths, or enjoy a drink at the pub.

Wickaninnish Inn, Tofino

prac_info 500 Osprey Ln, Tofino • 250 725 3100 • www.wickinn.com • $$$

Perched dramatically on a rocky shelf overlooking Chesterman Beach, this highly acclaimed inn offers luxurious lodgings done in a modern West Coast style. With a great spa and gourmet restaurant, it’s the perfect getaway spot.

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