The Finest Luxury Hotels in Downtown Vancouver

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Our guide to the finest luxury hotels in Downtown Vancouver will have you swooning. Can’t choose? Don’t worry. Anyone of them is guaranteed to provide you with an epic stay. The city, itself, boasts an air of natural beauty with its backdrop of the mountains and the bay. Whether you’re visiting Vancouver for a weekend getaway or longer, treat yourself to a stay in one of these opulent hotels. With their breathtaking views and luxury amenities you’ll be in heaven!

It’s all there for the woman who enjoys and appreciates city life: culture, cafes, fine dining, and boutique shopping. Most of the hotels also offer spas and/or fitness centers. Let’s explore what makes each of these establishments stand out. I’m going to start with the one that has that rare and wonderful feature: a piano bar!

The Wedgewood Hotel: A Symphony of Luxury and Music

Nestled in the heart of Robson Square, The Wedgewood Hotel is a harmonious blend of classical elegance and modern luxury. With 83 rooms and suites, this family-owned boutique hotel is sure to please. Its allure lies not only in its sumptuous rooms and suites but also in the pleasant cocktail piano music. If you’re like me, cocktail lounge piano transports me into nostalgic musings of a bygone era. But luckily the tradition carries on here!

The Wedgewood Hotel in Downtown Vancouver - elegant and cozy lounge with fireplace
Elegant and Cozy Lounge with fireplace at The Wedgewood Hotel in Downtown Vancouver

Wellness: Treat yourself to some serious pampering at The Wedgewood’s full-service spa and sauna, or visit their well-equpped fitness center.

Artful Dining: The in-house restaurant, Bacchus, is a culinary masterpiece. Here you can sample a symphony of flavors crafted from the finest local ingredients. So after your day of exploring the nearby Vancouver Art Gallery or designer boutiques on Robson Street, it’s time to relax. An evening of musical enchantment and exquisite dining at The Wedgewood awaits!


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An Allure of Refinement: The Sutton Place Hotel Vancouver

Another rarity for 5-Star hotels in Downtown Vancouver: an indoor pool! And the one at Sutton Place is particularly nice. For example, it is equipped with some loungers and accompanying jacuzzi and steam rooms.

The indoor pool deck looks out through its large picture windows onto an outdoor patio (open during the summer only). Overhead is a beautiful skylight. Complimentary tower and locker service, of course.

The Sutton Place Hotel Vancouver - Indoor Pool with Skylight and Outdoor Patio View
The Sutton Place Hotel Vancouver – Indoor Pool with Skylight and Outdoor Patio View

Beyond the enchanting indoor pool oasis, The Sutton Place Hotel Vancouver offers an array of features that elevate your stay to an unforgettable experience.

Elegance in Every Detail

1. Luxurious Accommodations: The Sutton Place Hotel boasts a collection of meticulously designed rooms and suites, each exuding a sense of refined opulence. From plush furnishings to panoramic city views, every detail is crafted to create a haven of comfort.

2. Culinary Excellence: Indulge your palate in the hotel’s Michelin-recommended Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar. Here you’ll enjoy a gastronomic journey curated by skilled chefs, using the finest local and international ingredients.

3. Unparalleled Service: The Sutton Place Hotel’s commitment to service is unwavering. Attentive staff members offfer personalized attention. With a knack for anticipating your every need, they ensure an enjoyable stay. They even offer pet-friendly amenities should you be sharing your vacation with a furry loved one.

4. Prime Location: Like our other recommended downtown Vancouver hotels, The Sutton Place Hotel provides easy access to the city’s cultural attractions, shopping districts, and vibrant nightlife. Whether you’re strolling through Robson Street or exploring the Vancouver Art Gallery, the hotel’s location is a gateway to the best the city has to offer.

5. Fitness and Wellness: Beyond the pool oasis, The Sutton Place Hotel understands the importance of holistic well-being. A well-equipped fitness center awaits. Then there’s the amazing Vida Spa, which goes beyond the usual offerings with its array of treatments to invigorate both body and mind.

6. Cozy Relaxation: The Gerard Lounge is the perfect place to unwind with its English club ambience. Sumptuous leather chairs and an inviting fireplace set a serene mood.

The Gerard Lounge is reminiscent of an English Club with its fireplace and sumptuous leather chairs. It's located within Sutton Place, one of the best hotels in Downtown VAncouver.
The Gerard Lounge – Sutton Place Vancouver

I think you’ll agree, The Sutton Place Hotel Vancouver well deserves it’s place as one of our best luxury hotels in Downtown Vancouver. Whether you’re seeking a romantic getaway, a self-care retreat, or a leisurely exploration of Vancouver’s charms, The Sutton Place Hotel promises an experience that transcends expectations.

JW Marriott Parq Vancouver: Where Luxury Meets Modernity

Sky-High Indulgence: Rising in the vibrant Parq Vancouver complex, the JW Marriott is a beautiful addition to our luxury hotels in Downtown Vancouver. the hotel’s rooms and suites redefine comfort. Floor-to-ceiling windows invite the spectacular Vancouver scenery into your private haven. One spot to view that breathtaking scenery is the Aqua Terrace lounge, perhaps enjoying the hydrotherapy tub.

Aqua Terrace lounge with hydrotherapy tub on top tier
Aqua Terrace lounge with hydrotherapy tub on top tier

Gastronomic Heights: The dining options at JW Marriott Parq Vancouver are a journey through culinary excellence. From the Asian-inspired flavors of The Victor to the innovative dishes at Honey Salt, every restaurant is a testament to the city’s diverse palate. For the woman who appreciates fine dining and city views, this hotel is a gastronomic delight.

Rosewood Hotel Georgia: Timeless Elegance in the Heart of the City

A Rosewood Suite Terrace - Evening View
A Rosewood Suite Terrace – Evening View

Historical Opulence: The Rosewood Hotel Georgiia, a, a historical gem, seamlessly combines classic charm with modern amenities. Located near the Vancouver Art Gallery and chic boutiques, this hotel is an oasis of tranquility amid the urban hustle. Note: The hotel will be undergoing a “sophisticated transformation” frm January 1st to March 31st and welcomes back guests in the spring.

In-House Splendors: Indulge in the hotel’s sense of grandeur with its rooftop Reflections Lounge, where you can unwind with a handcrafted cocktail amidst lush gardens. Sense, the in-house spa, offers rejuvenating treatments, adding a touch of wellness to your luxurious stay.

Shangri-La: Urban Retreat with Asian Flair

The Shangri-La Vancouver entrance showing two lion sentries and business couple about to enter
The Shangri-La Vancouver entrance showing two lion sentries

City Sanctuary: The Shangri-La Vancouver, towering above the city skyline, offers an urban retreat with a touch of Asian elegance. The hotel’s spacious rooms and suites provide a haven of tranquility, complemented by stunning views of the city and mountains.

Culinary Excellence: Dining at MARKET by Jean-Georges is a journey through gastronomic delights, with a menu curated by Michelin-starred chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten. After a day of exploring nearby designer boutiques and cultural hubs, return to the Shangri-La for an evening of exquisite cuisine. Another excellent dining choice here is the hotel’s Carlino Restaurant & Lounge. See their menu and pics here.

Loden: A Boutique Haven of Modern Luxury

Boutique Sophistication: Tucked away in Coal Harbour, the Loden Hotel offers a boutique experience that combines modern luxury with personalized service. The hotel’s intimate size ensures a sense of exclusivity, perfect for the woman who seeks a more private escape.

Nature-Inspired Lounge Area in The Loden Vancoucver
Nature-Inspired Lounge Area in The Loden Vancouver

Elevated Wellness: Beyond the elegantly appointed rooms and suites, the Loden stands out for its wellness offerings. The fitness room is equipped with state-of-the-art equipment, and the on-site spa provides a range of treatments to rejuvenate the body and soul.

Pan Pacific Vancouver: Coastal Elegance with Unparalleled Views

Harborfront Retreat: Perched on the edge of Canada Place, the Pan Pacific Vancouver offers coastal elegance with unparalleled views of the harbor and mountains. The hotel’s rooms and suites provide a luxurious retreat, while the proximity to the waterfront adds a touch of serenity.

Pan Pacific Vancouver - one of the hotels in downtown Vancouver with waterside dining - casual eatery overlooking water and mountains beyond
Pan Pacific Vancouver – Waterside Dining

Culinary Voyages: The hotel’s rooftop restaurant, Five Sails, is a culinary journey showcasing the best of Pacific Northwest cuisine. As the sun sets over the harbor, indulge in a dining experience that captures the essence of Vancouver’s coastal charm.

The Douglas: A Modern Haven Amidst Nature

Nature-Inspired Luxury: The Douglas, part of the Marriott’s Autograph Collection, is a modern haven nestled amidst the lush greenery of the Parq Vancouver area. The hotel’s design is inspired by the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest, offering a unique blend of urban sophistication and organic elements.In fact one of its dramatic design features is the hollowed out Douglas Fir Tree in the reception area.

Suspended Oasis: One of The Douglas’s standout features is its rooftop park, a suspended oasis in the midst of the city. The outdoor space is a tranquil retreat, providing a unique perspective of Vancouver’s skyline.

D/6 Rooftop Bar and Lounge at The Douglas Vancouver
D/6 Rooftop Bar and Lounge at The Douglas Vancouver

Bar and Restaurant: Take in the awesome view of Downtown Vancouver at the hotel’s D/6 rooftop bar, while you sip on a cocktail. Then dine on a delicious steak or seafood meal at The Victor, their on-site restaurant. Alternatively, you might a want to experience other fine dining options in any of the nearby eight world-class restaurants!

The Level Yaletown-Seymour: Extended Stay Elegance in Yaletown

Suite Sophistication: For the woman who desires an extended stay in the lap of luxury, The Level Yaletown-Seymour presents an irresistible proposition. Nestled in the chic neighborhood of Yaletown, this hotel is a home away from home. It offers spacious and fully equipped suites, including in-suite laundry, and a full kitchen. In fact, every aspect of the suite is thoughtfully curated to provide comfort and convenience for extended stays.

Layout of a One Bedroom Suite at The Level Vancouver Yaletown - Extended Stays Hotel
Layout of a One Bedroom Suite at The Level Yaletown-Seymour, Vancouver – Extended Stays Hotel

Yaletown’s Allure: Step outside The Level, and you’re immersed in Yaletown’s fashionable atmosphere. Trendy boutiques, cozy cafes, and the picturesque seawall are just steps away. At The Level you have everything you need for an extended stay, including a superb staff that receives rave reviews. The hotel’s many amenities include an outdoor heated pool and hot-tub, rooftop BBQ area and fitness center. ,

Local Gems: While residing at The Level, take advantage of Yaletown’s culinary scene or explore nearby attractions like the Vancouver Aquatic Centre and the Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre. The Level ensures that your extended stay is not just about accommodation but an opportunity to immerse yourself in the cosmopolitan charm of Yaletown.wntown hotels offer a spectrum of choices for the refined traveler.

All-in-all, this hotel offers the perfect balance between the comfort of your suite and the vibrant energy of the neighborhood.

Conclusion: A Tapestry of Experiences

In the heart of downtown Vancouver, these luxury hotels create a tapestry of experiences for the sophisticated woman who seeks the perfect blend of city life, culture, and indulgence. From the timeless elegance of The Wedgewood to the modern retreat at The Douglas, each hotel offers a unique perspective on luxury, ensuring that your stay in Vancouver is nothing short of extraordinary. So, immerse yourself in the opulence of these establishments, where every amenity is designed to cater to your refined tastes.

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Susan Cooper

I'm a "woman of a certain age" who loves to travel, preferably in style! There's something exciting about exploring new places, meeting fellow travelers, and experiencing local cuisine. But I also really enjoy relaxing at a cafe. And it's always fun to absorb a little culture and history along the way!


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