The Best of Vancouver's Hotels: From Budget-Friendly to Full-Out Luxury

Getting a good night’s sleep and enjoying a little bit (or a lot) of pampering are just some of the joys when staying at a hotel. Whether it's the little things like having your bed made, or something more extravagant like room service and a massage, it's nice to be treated once in a while. From cozy boutique hotels, to well known five-star brands, Vancouver has something that will fit your budget and needs.

If luxury is what you're after, luxury is what you're going to get when staying at the Fairmont Pacific Rim. Located a stone's throw from Canada Place, this gorgeous property has everything you could possibly need. The rooftop spa is the perfect place to spend an afternoon and is pure bliss. Post-massage, sit in the hot tub and gaze out across the ocean at the North Shore Mountains. You may never want to leave.

For something more budget friendly, the Georgian Court is a happy medium. Enjoy the contemporary design, clean rooms and fabulous service without breaking the bank. Female travelers will appreciate the women's only floor where rooms have straightening irons and your favorite magazines.

Families may prefer to have a suite that's complete with a fully stocked kitchen so that you don't have to eat out all of the time. The Times Square Suites Hotel is an awesome choice because of the amenities and location. Just across the road from the entrance to Stanley Park, children will have an endless amount of space to run around.


This 23-story hotel has sweeping views of the North Shore mountains, downtown and English Bay, the view you would like is up to you. The rooftop pool is a welcome retreat on a hot summer day and the poolside service means that you don't need to leave until the sun goes down. Relax your muscles in the hot tub while your eyes enjoy the view. The rooms are incredibly comfortable with contemporary furnishings and everything is impeccably clean. The concierge services will set you up with just about anything you need, including babysitting services when mom and dad want to have a night out sans kids. Located in downtown Vancouver, it's easy to get around and see the sights from here.

Recommended for Best Hotels because: The Pan Pacific is perfect for those taking an Alaskan cruise as the property is right beside the cruise ship port.

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The Times Square Suites Hotel is in the charming West End on the corner of Denman and Robson Street. This is a prime location and there are plenty of tasty restaurants, cafes and shops literally at your door step. There's also a grocery and liquor store across the road and that will come in handy when you want to stay in and cook dinner in your own kitchen. If you're staying in Vancouver for a length of time, the Times Square Suites will make you feel as though you've got your own place in the city. An added bonus is that Stanley Park is incredibly close and a number of buses pick up and drop off right outside your door.

Recommended for Best Hotels because: The Times Square Suites Hotel is perfect for families. The clean and contemporary suites offer the comforts of home right by Stanley Park.

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The Georgian Court Hotel is in a highly accessible area of Vancouver and is ideal if you're going to a concert or sporting game. It's directly across from BC Place and a stone's throw from Rogers Arena. The hotel itself has been updated and the rooms are very comfortable, clean and nicely decorated. They have a number of suites with pull out couches, so if you have a group that's on a budget these may be suitable for you. They also have a floor that's dedicated just for women and the rooms are fitted with flat irons, yoga mats and your favorite magazines to read. The Georgian Court is an excellent hotel, even if you're not on a budget.

Recommended for Best Hotels because: The Georgian Court Hotel offers the best bang for your buck. Plus, there's a floor dedicated to women only that's great for traveling ladies.

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The Wedgewood Hotel is a beautiful boutique hotel in downtown Vancouver that combines romance and old world charm to create a warm and inviting space for guests. When you think of a classic hotel that's full of ritzy touches and rich decor, the Wedgewood Hotel and Spa definitely comes to mind. Everything from the service, amenities and tastefully decorated rooms are perfect for the discerning guest. During your stay, enjoy the on-site restaurant for a decadent meal in front of the cozy fireplace. Or, treat yourself to one of their much adored spa treatments that will leave you feeling rested and rejuvenated.

Recommended for Best Hotels because: The Wedgewood Hotel & Spa is ideal for guests who enjoy boutique hotels on a smaller scale. The piano bar is a must, too!

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If there's one building in Vancouver you're going to notice, it's going to be the Shangri La Hotel Vancouver; it's the city's tallest building and can be seen for miles away. Step inside this gorgeous property and embrace the pampering from start to finish. With things like one to three bedroom suites, televisions in the bathroom mirror, a relaxing spa and a restaurant by Jean-Georges in-house, it's hard to find fault with this luxury accommodation. Jean-Georges restaurant, MARKET, is equally as fabulous as the rest of the property and makes for an ideal date night. It's central location is close to many fine restaurants, shopping and attractions.

Recommended for Best Hotels because: The Shangri La Hotel Vancouver offers luxury from start to finish. If you have time for a treatment in the spa, you must.

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L'Hermitage Hotel is just off of Robson Street and is conveniently located on top of a grocery store, Homesense, a salon and restaurant. The chic rooms and stellar views may have you never wanting to leave. The central location makes getting around the city a breeze. Geared towards extended stays, they have all of your basic needs covered so that you feel at home. In fact, don't be surprised if you don't ever want to leave. This luxury boutique hotel pulls out all the stops and will impress the most discerning travelers. Don't feel like going out? Book yourself a one-bedroom signature suite and prepare dinner in your state of the art kitchen. It's a traveling chef's dream!

Recommended for Best Hotels because: L'Hermitage Hotel is the best luxury boutique hotel for longer stays because they offer suites with amazing kitchens so you don't have to eat out.

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The Loden Hotel Vancouver is situated at the edge of Coal Harbour, downtown Vancouver's premiere luxury neighborhood. This beautiful property boasts excellent service, comfortable rooms and a fabulous restaurant. The floor to ceiling windows make way for stunning views, while the contemporary aesthetics will make you want to redecorate when you get home. The rooms are equipped with down comforters, plenty of pillows, a deep tub, a flat screen television and stocked bar. You may never want to leave your room! The location of the hotel makes getting around Vancouver very easy. You're likely a pleasant walk or cab ride away from wherever it is you need to go in downtown Vancouver.

Recommended for Best Hotels because: The Loden Hotel Vancouver provides impeccable service and comfort. Tucked in Coal Harbour, it's slightly away from the city's bustle.

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The Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver is a solid choice whether you're traveling solo or looking for a romantic night in the city. The service is impeccable, the rooms are comfortable and you're within walking distance to much of the city. Traveling with the entire gang? This family friendly hotel appeals to all ages and has plenty for parents and kids to do. The indoor/outdoor pool is right beside the hotel gym so the adults can workout while the kids play. For extra pampering, book a massage in the private spa. On-site guests will enjoy YEW Restaurant + Bar for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Recommended for Best Hotels because: The Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver takes luxury to the next level. All guests (four legged, young and old) are pampered to the max.

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Situated in the heart of Vancouver, Rosewood Hotel Georgia is close to everything you will likely need. This property has a full-service spa, a health club, an indoor pool and a fitness facility. On business? Take advantage of the limo/town car service. During the 1920's, this hotel was the epitome of opulence and regal decor. In 2011 a total renovation was completed, making it once again one of the most beautiful hotels in Vancouver. You're going to get a good night's sleep because the beds have pillowtop mattresses, Egyptian cotton linens, triple sheeting, and warm down comforters. Bathrooms include a rainfall shower, double sinks, televisions, and telephones phones. Personalize your ambiance with iPod docking stations, CD players, and climate control. To top off a day of luxury, enjoy a turn down service.

Recommended for Best Hotels because: The Rosewood Hotel Georgia's old-world charm is complimented by a full blown renovation that drips with luxury. The rooftop patio is heavenly.

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The Fairmont brand is no stranger to Vancouver. In fact, they have four properties in the city and each hotel brings its own flavour to the city. Located in Coal Harbour, The Fairmont Pacific Rim is the youngest member of the Vancouver family. The modern decor is crisp and clean with plenty of elegant touches throughout. The comfortable rooms are equipped with stunning bathrooms that are complete with Le Labo products and high-tech gadgets. The rooftop pool and hot tub are perfect for unwinding, but if you want to get out and explore the city, there's plenty to do right outside the hotel doors. Take to the Seawall! BMW bikes are available through the concierge or you can enjoy a leisurely stroll. For guests traveling with kids, child-sized bathrobes and a complimentary amenity kit for babies and tots are available.

Recommended for Best Hotels because: The Fairmont Pacific Rim has everything you could want: views, a spa, a pool, live music, multiple dining options, car service and plenty of luxury.

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