Sometimes a vacation rental doesn’t cut it. For those looking for an extra bit of style, these boutique hotels in Vancouver are experts in welcoming guests to Canada’s west coast.Less
A quick walk from the trendy bars and “restos” on Davie Street, this oh-so-hip hotel is located in a converted 1956 motor inn. Mid-century design meets sophisticated retro decor in this boutique property with inviting rooms, complete with Nespresso coffee machines. Dogs stay for free, and bikes are available to borrow. An on-site coffee shop serves casual meals, while the verdant outdoor courtyard is a nice spot to meet friends for a cold evening beer.
Canada’s first Indigenous Arts Hotel, this unique boutique property gets rave reviews for its friendly staff and homage to First Nations heritage. Each of the eighteen suites showcase Canada’s First Nations culture and are individually designed by local Aboriginal artists and Vancouver interior designers. Connected to the hotel lobby is the incredible Urban Aboriginal Fair Trade Gallery, which features original First Nations artwork.
Centrally located near the famous Gastown District, this stunning property is set in a converted 1898 Victorian home. Cozy rooms meld antique furniture with a modern aesthetic. Some suites also feature original hardwood floors and large bay windows with sitting areas. A daily continental breakfast is included. The hotel’s restaurant, Autostrada Osteria, is a small bistro that serves simple but tasty Italian cuisine.
Located in the hipster haven of vibrant Yaletown, the stylish Opus adroitly offers a playful blend of whimsy and luxury. Incredibly colorful rooms have flat-screen TVs, iPads and minibars. Guests can personalize their minibars with hotel’s BYOB (Bring Your Own Bar) program. The hotel’s restaurant, Capo, is a favored spot among locals – the 36-hour-fermented sourdough wood-fired pizza is not to be missed. Cap the night off with a drink at The Spritz, the elegant cocktail bar just off the lobby.
This chic boutique hotel proves that the classics never go out of style. Formal but very friendly, this historic property offers stately, plush guestrooms with luxe, marble bathrooms and balconies. There is a well-stocked fitness center with cardio machines and free weights, as well as a full-service spa with a eucalyptus steam room. The fine-dining Bacchus Restaurant features attractive Venetian decor and showcases European-inspired dishes. A curated wine list is sure to complement any meal.
Just across the Vancouver Harbour, Pinnacle Hotel is in Lonsdale Quay, which has easy access to North Vancouver’s epic parks, such as Lynn Valley and Capilano Suspension Bridge Park. The rooms have cozy spaces with views of the harbor or the mountains. There’s also a 25m (82ft) pool, jacuzzi, sauna and fitness studio, plus, the hotel offers complimentary bicycle rentals to explore the natural surroundings.
Loden Hotel is a dream for travelers who want a quiet space – with all the amenities – in which to unwind. This classy hotel in Coal Harbour has majestic mountain views, along with a central location that puts guests close to Stanley Park and downtown’s nightlife. In-room yoga mats and a cab drop-off service are among the thoughtful perks. It’s also among the city’s top pet-friendly hotels, with amenities like plush dog beds.
L’Hermitage exudes luxury style. Its boutique studio-style rooms include solariums for soaking up as much summer sun as possible. For extended stays, L’Hermitage also offers one- or two-bedroom suites that are fitted with Parisian-chic style and kitchens. Downstairs, its lounge, L’Orangerie, serves afternoon high tea, but the hotel is also close to downtown’s diverse culinary menu, including Jinya Ramen Bar and the famous Japadog.
Since 1927, Rosewood Hotel Georgia has been a fashionable spot right across the street from the Vancouver Art Gallery. The hotel has hosted legendary guests like Katherine Hepburn, Sir Laurence Olivier and John Wayne. British royals Edward, the Prince of Wales, and George, Duke of Kent, also stayed here when the hotel opened. Nowadays, Rosewood Hotel Georgia continues its top-class service and remains one of the best boutique hotels in Vancouver.