Best New Hotel
Because it offers something so different that anything else you'll find in Vancouver, The Waldorf Hotel stands out for its clean-lined rooms and on-site historic Tiki Bar with Polynesian artifacts and bamboo screening.
Best Historic Hotel
The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver harks back to a more gracious and traditional era. Even with all the modern amenities and services you could wish for, it wraps you up in old-fashioned charm and comfort.
Best for Business Travelers
The St. Regis Hotel really goes beyond with Wi-Fi and international calling -- at no extra charge. The hotel, located conveniently near the main business core, offers room rates a little lower that most downtown hotels; plus there's a full breakfast included.
There are two. In trendy Yaletown, the stylish Opus Hotel houses an array of room types appointed in luscious colors and contemporary decor that sets it apart, plus an ultra-hip bar and a fine restaurant. The newer Loden Vancouver, a 14-story tower on the edge of Coal Harbour, envelops you in a sophisticated West Coast aesthetic that features spa-type bathrooms and a marvelous restaurant.
Best for a Romantic Getaway
The Wedgewood Hotel, one of the few boutique hotels downtown, has a comfy, rich, European elegance that brings out the romance in everyone.
Best for Families
The Coast Plaza Hotel & Suites offers large one- and two-bedrooms suites near the beaches of English Bay and the attractions of Stanley Park. There's also a sizeable basement pool.
With all the facilities of a convention center, plus cheap, comfortable rooms, the University of British Columbia Conference Centre is the best inexpensive choice in the city.
Built in 1905 by two Vancouver photographers, the West End Guest House is not only filled with the artists' work and a collection of Victorian antiques, but you also get fresh-baked brownies or cookies with your evening turndown service.
Everyone's definition of a great location is different, but the Westin Bayshore Resort & Marina is right on the Seawall, just steps from Stanley Park and Denman Street, and only 10 blocks from downtown.
So many Vancouver hotels have outstanding views that it's difficult to choose just one -- so how about three? The luxe and lively Fairmont Pacific Rim has fabulous rooms where you can take in water views from deep soaker tubs. With a tad more spectacular views but slightly less divine amenities, the Westin Bayshore Resort & Marina offers magnificent water/mountain/park views. With a recent update of the decor to simple lines and fresh colors, the Empire Landmark offers stunning, panoramic views from most of the rooms in this 40-year-old tower; plus there's a top-floor revolving restaurant for the full 360-degree effect.
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