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The 17 Best Hotels in Vancouver

Vancouver boasts more than 25,000 guest rooms spread across 224 hotels.

Given this extensive variety, how can travelers find accommodations that align with their preferences and financial plans?

Having conversed with visiting acquaintances, readers of my blog, and having experienced a few stays firsthand, I’ve compiled a list of the best hotels in Vancouver.

If you have inquiries regarding a particular hotel, the optimal area for lodging, or anything else about Vancouver, feel free to ask in the comments section below.

The Best Hotels in Vancouver

The Pan Pacific Hotel

View from balcony, Pan Pacific Hotel Vancouver

☆☆☆☆ | Area: Coal Harbour | 300-999 Canada Pl | Skytrain: Waterfront

At the top of all the best boutique hotels in Vancouver is this waterfront stunner with spectacular views of Burrard Inlet, Stanley Park, and the North Shore Mountains.

It’s perfectly situated to explore Vancouver’s top attractions and it’s the best of all the Vancouver cruise ship terminal hotels.

They even offer complimentary luggage transfer to Canada Place Pier, as well as one of Vancouver’s best breakfasts for two in their popular Alaska cruise package.

Amenities

  • Paid wifi
  • Pool/hot tub/spa/fitness centre
  • Restaurant/bar/lounge
  • Ensuite rooms
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Concierge service

The Blue Horizon Hotel

Suite, Blue Horizon Hotel Vancouver

☆☆☆ | Area: Robson | 1225 Robson St | Skytrain: City Centre

Located in the heart of a top Vancouver shopping district, this boutique hotel is also walking distance to the Granville Street entertainment district with some of the Vancouver’s best bars.

Nature lovers also appreciate the Blue Horizon’s proximity to Stanley Park, some of Vancouver’s best beaches, and the world famous Seawall.

In addition to a high level of amenities, the hotel is perennially ranked amongst a top value destination on all the major booking sites.

Amenities

  • Free wifi
  • Pool/hot tub/spa/fitness centre/tennis court
  • Restaurant/lounge
  • Ensuite rooms
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Concierge services

The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver at night

☆☆☆☆ | Area: Downtown | 900 W. Georgia | Skytrain: City Centre

The Castle in the City is likely the most iconic hotel in Downtown Vancouver.

Built in 1939 in the Chãteauesque-style, the Fairmont Vancouver is one of Canada’s grand railway hotels: the most luxurious hotels of the era. Expect a facility that epitomizes timeless Vancouver luxury hotels and opulence.

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You’re dead centre and a quick taxi to anywhere, like Robson Street shopping, the Granville Street entertainment district, and tourist staples like Gastown or Chinatown.

To celebrate the property’s 80th anniversary Fairmont has undertaken a historic $55 million dollar renovation project. As a result, you can be sure that this piece of Vancouver history has all the amenities of its younger competitors.

Amenities

  • Paid wifi
  • Pool/ the Absolute Spa/sauna
  • Restaurant/lounge
  • Hypoallergenic rooms available
  • Concierge services/tour desk
  • Babysitting/child minding services
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Pet friendly
  • Airport transportation

The Shangri-La Hotel Vancouver

☆☆☆☆☆ | Area: Downtown | 1228 W. Georgia St. | Skytrain: Waterfront

Vancouver’s tallest building dominates the city skyline but this five star stunner has the quality to match the size – in the form of tastefully furnished modernity back-dropped with harbour and mountain views and the firs peeking out from Stanley Park.

A stay here is all about zen energy, replenishment, and a touch of luxury.

This is the ultimate place to hang your hat for a luxury shopping experience on nearby Robson street or have a spa weekend using British Columbia ocean ingredients at CHI, The Spa.

The exceptional customer service and dining standards of this sector-dominating luxury chain are really something to be seen.

Amenities

  • High end spa
  • Restaurant/lounge
  • Fitness centre/hot tub
  • Concierge services/multi-lingual staff
  • Library
  • Business centre

 

Fairmont Pacific Rim

poolside scene at fairmont pacific rim in vancouver bc canada☆☆☆☆☆ | Area: Downtown | 1038 Canada Place | Skytrain: Waterfront

Luxury and space are two words to describe the rooms at this top Vancouver hotel featuring ‘basic’ (if you can call them that) deluxe rooms that start at 400 square feet and push all the way to 1000.

With a comforts of home feel your body won’t even know this is a hotel seep.

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The views of Vancouver’s dramatic architecture have a way of drawing the eye away from the over sized marble spa bathrooms and epic Stearns and Foster crafted beds.

To top it off they’ve got the best concierge service in Vancouver (my Belgian businessman friend couldn’t stress this enough) that brings luxury pampering to a whole new level.

Amenities

  • High end spa
  • Restaurant/lounge
  • Fitness centre/hot tub/rooftop pool
  • Cocktail patio
  • Lobby lounge and raw bar
  • House BMW car service
  • Business centre

Skwachàys Lodge Aboriginal Hotel and Gallery

☆☆ | Area: Chinatown | 31 Pender St. | Skytrain: Stadium-Chinatown

In a list dominated by luxury hotels we present to you – the luxury of culture, experience, and history.

Each of the 18 one-of-a-kind rooms at Skwachàys was carefully crafted and decorated by separate aboriginal artists in concert with some of Vancouver’s top interior designers

The hotel also houses resident artists who produce stunning pieces of art, some of which are sold in the amazing gallery downstairs – so a booking here gives back to the Vancouver aboriginal art community.

The boutique rooms here are cosy, clean, and unlike many of its counterparts downtown offer decent value for travelers looking for a little quality without breaking the bank.

Amenities

  • Aboriginal art gallery
  • WiFi
  • Meeting rooms
  • Cultural activities
  • Sweat lodge/smudging ceremonies

The Parker Hotel Vancouver

View of the Executive Hotel Vintage Park

☆☆☆ | Area: Downtown | 1379 Howe St. | Skytrain: Yaletown-Roundhouse

The Parker Hotel Vancouver is perfectly situated at the crossroads between the Granville Street Entertainment District, Yaletown, and the West-end.

The area offers a wealth of dining and nightlife options, as well as close access to Granville Island and Vancouver’s breathtaking 22km Seawall.

Despite being a value option the Parker Hotel Vancouver doesn’t skimp on the amenities: with in-room Keurig espresso machines, premium furnishings and a rooftop hot tub.

Amenities

  • Free wifi
  • Restaurant/lounge
  • Fitness centre/hot tub/bicycle hire
  • Concierge services/multi-lingual staff
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Pet friendly

The Sutton Place

The entrance at the Sutton Place Hotel

☆☆☆☆ | Area: Robson | 845 Burrard St. | Skytrain: City Centre

Like the preceding top hotels in Vancouver, this elegant boutique hotel is located right in the heart of downtown steps from shopping, nightlife, and business.

The highly rated Boulevard Kitchen and Oyster Bar, Gerard Lounge and Vida Spa attract crowds of locals and affirms their high level of quality.

The property’s European charm and second to none hospitality has ensured that the Sutton Place is regularly listed among the highest rated hotels in Vancouver on all of the major booking sites.

Amenities

  • Paid wifi
  • Ensuite rooms
  • Restaurant/lounge
  • Pool/fitness centre/spa/steam bath
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Babysitting/childminding services
  • Concierge services/tour desk
  • Pet friendly

 

The Barclay Hotel

The entrance to the Barclay Hotel

☆☆1/2 | Area: West End | 1348 Robson St. | Skytrain: City Centre

This cosy heritage hotel is located along Robson Street, just steps from Vancouver’s main shopping district.

It also happens to be situated just 1.5km from Stanley Park and 2km from English Bay Beach, offering guests a perfect respite from urban life.

While the property is on the older side, the rooms are well maintained and include all of the modern amenities one would expect in a downtown hotel.

Perhaps most importantly, the Barclay is consistently one of the best hotel deals in Vancouver on all of the major booking sites.

If you want price-quality ratio without stopping down to one of Vancouver’s best hostels this is it.

Amenities

  • Free wifi
  • Bar/restaurant
  • Concierge services/tour desk
  • Laundry service

JW Marriot Parq Vancouver

Room at JW Park Marriot Vancouver

☆☆☆☆☆ | Area: Stadium | 39 Smithe St. | Skytrain: Stadium-Chinatown

This top luxury hotel is part of a world-class casino resort that offers guests access to 8 restaurants and lounges and on-site spa.

It’s at a crossroads between Yaletown and Chinatown and near Rogers Arena: the home of the NHL’s Vancouver Canucks. If you’re looking for hotels for a Canucks game this is it.

Crafted to meet LEED gold standards, the JW Marriot receives exceptional reviews for service, amenities and cleanliness. It is also at the peak of modern design and convenience.

Amenities

  • Paid wifi
  • Ensuite rooms
  • Pool/hot tub/spa/fitness centre
  • Tennis court/bowling
  • 8 on site restaurants and lounges
  • 24hr casino
  • Concierge services/currency exchange
  • Dry cleaning
  • Car rental
  • Soundproof rooms

The Douglas

A room at the Douglas Hotel Vancouver

☆☆☆☆☆ | Area: Stadium | 45 Smithe St. | Skytrain: Stadium-Chinatown

The second of the two hotels at Parq casino resort, the Douglas Autograph Collection offers the same incredible access to all of the facilities located on-site.

In addition, the Douglas aims to maintain a balance between nature and city by including a carefully curated collection of social spaces and decor.

This is accomplished via the use of natural elements and trim in the hallways, and even a one of a kind sixth-floor 30,000 square foot roof-top park.

The Douglas receives the same sky high ratings as the JW Marriot Parq. As two of the newest properties in the city, they are both able to offer an extremely high level of comfort, cleanliness and luxury with unparalleled amenities.

Amenities

  • Paid wifi
  • Ensuite rooms
  • Pool/hot tub/spa/steam room/fitness centre
  • Tennis court/pool table
  • 8 on site restaurants and lounges
  • 24hr casino
  • Concierge services

YWCA Hotel

Bedroom at the YWCA Hotel Vancouver

☆☆☆ | Area: Stadium | 733 Beatty St. | Skytrain: Stadium-Chinatown

If a room at one of the Parq properties is out of reach, but you’d still like a room in the heart of the Stadium District, then this is the solution.

The YWCA Hotel is arguably the crowned king of the best cheap hotels in Vancouver, especially downtown.

The rooms have everything associated with a 3 star hotel like televisions, phones etc. However, the YWCA also offers many of the benefits of a hostel, providing guests with full access to laundry and cooking facilities.

The hotel is comparable with many of the larger chains in the 3-4 star range. In fact, for a couple or group, the cost of a room will often end up being cheaper than a hostel, with a much higher level of service and cleanliness.

Amenities

  • Free wifi
  • Fitness Centre
  • Cooking/laundry facilities
  • Onsite cafe
  • Tour desk

L’Hermitage

Room at the L’hermitage Hotel

☆☆☆☆ | Area: Downtown | 788 Richards St. | Skytrain: City Centre

L’Hermitage is perfectly situated at the heart of Vancouver’s hottest entertainment and shopping district and just a few short blocks from the city’s main financial hub.

This is a luxury, boutique property that offers studio-style rooms, one bedroom suites, and even one and two bedroom homes with with fully equipped kitchens.

The friendly and courteous staff go above and beyond expectation, and this could be why Trip Advisor has L’Hermitage ranked as their number one hotel in Vancouver.

Amenities

  • Free wifi
  • Ensuite rooms/one and two bedroom “homes”
  • Pool/hot tub/fitness centre/free bike hire
  • Restaurant/bar
  • Laundry/dry cleaning
  • Pet friendly
  • Concierge

Sheraton Wall Centre

View from room at the Sheraton Wall Centre

☆☆☆☆ | Area: Downtown | 1088 Burrard St. | Skytrain: City Centre

All of the luxurious rooms At Sheraton Wall Centre feature floor-to-ceiling windows offering panoramic views of Vancouver’s skyline, English Bay, and the North Shore mountains.

This modern, clean well situated facility has everything you would come to expect out of the Sheraton brand, while offering a perfect base to explore the entirety of Vancouver’s downtown core.

Those keen on a view should note that the Wall Centre was once Vancouver’s tallest building.

Amenities

  • Paid wifi
  • Ensuite rooms
  • Pool/hot tub/sauna/steam room/fitness centre
  • Restaurant/bar/coffee shop
  • Beauty salon
  • Dry cleaning/laundry
  • Concierge

Grand Park Hotel & Suites Downtown Vancouver 

Room at GEC Granville Suites

☆☆☆ | Area: Granville | 718 Drake St. | Skytrain: Yaletown-Roundhouse

In my opinion this is the best area to stay in Vancouver. Why? You’ve got the Granville Entertainment District but you’re also walking distance to Sunset Beach, The Seawall, the West End, and Yaletown.

The suites have all of the amenities typically associated with a modern 3 star hotel. However, visitors are also granted full access to complete cooking and laundry facilities.

This makes it a family-friendly hotel for those who’d like to save a few dollars avoiding Vancouver’s best restaurants and doing their own cooking.

Amenities

  • Free wifi
  • Fitness facilities/sauna
  • Cooking/laundry facilities
  • Restaurant
  • In room microwave/coffee machine
  • Concierge services

The Westin Bayshore, Vancouver

aerial view of westin bayshore showing the beautiful reflection of lights from the shore

☆☆☆1/2 | Area: Coal Harbour | Bayshore Dr | Skytrain: Burrard


The Westin Bayshore in Vancouver offers a tranquil escape in the heart of the city, boasting stunning harbor and mountain views.

With spacious and modern accommodations, impeccable service, and contemporary design, it caters to both business and leisure travelers.

Guests are greeted with warmth and efficiency upon arrival, setting the tone for a memorable stay.

The hotel’s dining options range from casual to upscale, highlighting locally sourced ingredients.

Additionally, the hotel offers extensive event spaces and conference facilities, making it an ideal choice for weddings and business meetings.

Overall, The Westin Bayshore provides a luxurious retreat in downtown Vancouver, promising an unforgettable experience for every guest.

Amenities

  • Swimming pools
  • Parking on site
  • Free WiFi
  • Fitness centre
  • Spa and wellness centre
  • Family rooms
  • Tea/coffee maker in all rooms
  • Bar

Hotel BLU

clean indoor swimming pool in hotel blu with two chair on the side

☆☆☆1/2 | Area: Downtown | Robson St | Skytrain: City Centre

Hotel BLU in Vancouver exceeded my expectations and obviously I consider it as one of the best hotels in Vancouver. From the stylish decor to the impeccable service, every aspect of my stay was top-notch.

The location was perfect for exploring the city through different Vancouver tours, and the amenities provided added an extra level of comfort.

One of the highlights of my stay was the exceptional service provided by the hotel staff. They were always friendly, attentive, and ready to assist with any inquiries or requests.

Whether it was providing recommendations for local attractions or arranging transportation, their professionalism and hospitality truly stood out.

Amenities

  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Private parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Room service
  • Fitness centre
  • Restaurant
  • Tea/coffee maker in all rooms

Best Vancouver Hotel FAQ

What hotel do celebrities stay in Vancouver?

Most celebrities stay in Vancouver at the elegant Rosewood Hotel Georgia, known for its luxurious accommodations, discreet service, and prime location in the heart of the city.

Where should I stay in Vancouver for the first time?

If you are visiting Vancouver for the first time, consider staying in the vibrant downtown area, near attractions like Stanley Park, Robson Street, and Gastown, offering convenience and easy access to the city’s highlights.

Looking to Book the Top Vancouver Hotels?

I’ve put in significant effort to compile a thorough selection of the best hotels in Vancouver, catering to various budget ranges. However, there’s always a chance something might have been overlooked.

Feel free to share your specific requirements, and I’ll provide tailored recommendations. Don’t hesitate to ask any questions you may have about your upcoming Vancouver holiday.

I’m here to assist promptly!

Julian

I've used online guides on five continents to find the world's greatest travel spots and this is my chance to give back - with insider info on my home, the mighty Vancouver BC!

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