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Best Family-Friendly Hotels in Vancouver: Hosts with the Most



No matter what time of year you're traveling to Vancouver with your family, there's plenty to see and do. After all of that sightseeing, you're going to want somewhere comfortable to settle in for the night with the kids and these kid-friendly hotels will do the trick. From kids under 12 eating free to pint-size bathrobes, little guests are well taken care of.

Looking for a little luxury? The Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver will pamper both you and your little ones. This family-friendly hotel provides cribs, high chairs, strollers and playpens, child-sized bathrobes, baby and children's toiletries and games and puzzles to keep the little ones entertained. The heated indoor/outdoor pool is under the same roof as the gym so mom and dad can workout while keeping a close eye on the kids. The central location to major attractions and transportation hubs makes getting around a breeze.

For some families, the ability to do your own cooking and have the comforts of home is a top priority. For those families, The Times Square Suites on Denman Street is a great option. The suites are equipped with separate bedrooms, a living room, kitchen and roof top patio that all guests have access to, complete with a barbeque. Grocery stores, restaurants, buses and Stanley Park are all right outside your door. Rent a bike from a nearby shop and take to the Seawall and explore Stanley park.

Depending on your family's needs and budget, there's something for everyone in Vancouver.


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Granville Island Hotel


This charming boutique hotel is located on Vancouver's bustling Granville Island. No two rooms are exactly alike, but one thing is certain, they're all very comfortable. Each room is equipped with deluxe mattresses, duvets and triple sheeting for a heavenly sleep. The hotel provides bike rentals (seasonally), but if you're traveling with smaller children you'll want to head to nearby Reckless Bike Store for children's bikes, seats and carriers. The location of the hotel is awesome for families that are into enjoying the best of Vancouver's water sports. Boat and kayak rentals are available from Granville Island and there are plenty of shops, restaurants and cafes to explore just outside of the hotel.




The Sutton Place is an iconic Vancouver hotel and if you don't mind splurging a bit while you're in Vancouver, it's a fantastic hotel to call home while you're here. The Sutton Place has comfy bedding, wonderful service and is in a prime location right on Burrard and Robson; it doesn't get much more downtown than that. Getting around is very easy from The Sutton Place. If you're hungry, make sure to check out the hotel's on-site restaurant, Boulevard. This lovely restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Up for a nightcap? Take advantage of the babysitting services and check out the hotels lounge, the Gerard Lounge for something quiet, cozy and intimate.




The Westin Bayshore is located in a prime location in the city. Located within a short walking distance to Stanley Park and right on Vancouver's Seawall, a multitude of adventures are right at your doorstep. The guestrooms at the Westin Bayshore are contemporary and comfortable and some rooms are complete with balconies so that you can soak up the fresh harbour air. Fitness enthusiasts will be pleased with their state-of-the-art fitness center and both indoor and outdoor pools. On a warm, sunny day, the outdoor pool is the place to be. The hotel also includes the largest hotel ballroom in Western Canada. A full service bar and restaurant are also on site. Traveling with little ones? Childcare is available at the Bayshore.


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This downtown hotel is a suite-only property, meaning that your stay will be spacious and comfortable. The one bedroom suites have two double beds or one queen bed plus sofa bed to sleep four. They have a full fitness facility, meeting rooms, and on-site dining. For those traveling with families, they provide a crib, highchair, playpen and items to childproof rooms on request. Additional benefits for families include, children 17 and under stay free when staying with a parent or guardian. Children 6 and under eat free from the children's menu and children 7--12 eat for half-price from the regular menu or at list price from the children's menu. Kids 7 years and below receive an age-specific "Kids' Essentials" kit upon check-in and individual check-in cards to complete upon arrival.


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. Not to mention, it's quite affordable. An added bonus is that Stanley Park is incredibly close and a number of buses pick up and drop off right outside your door.


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. During the 1920's, this hotel was the epitome of opulence. 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, televisions, and phones. Personalize your ambiance with iPod docking stations, CD players, and climate control. For families, the Rose Buds program offers Erbaviva skincare products, en-suite wireless baby monitors, full-size cribs and linens, in-room baby proofing service, diaper pail, baby bath tub and/or non-slip mat, bed rails, in-room bottle warmers, babysitting services and children's menu for in-room dining.




The Fairmont Waterfront is in a prime location when it comes to incredible views, being a short distance from the city's best attractions and a stone's throw from the best gelato in the city (your kids will thank you.) There are 489 rooms at the Fairmont Waterfront, many with floor to ceiling windows overlooking the harbor. Rooms are done in contemporary décor with flat screen TV's, and Wireless Internet Access, mini bar, safe box, iron, ironing board, telephone, and coffeemaker. Bathrooms have marble accents and hair dryers. Pets are permitted. The hotel has a heated outdoor swimming pool, fitness zone, and sauna and when you want to get out and explore, the concierge can help make it all happen, should you need some assistance.


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.


The Fairmont brand is no stranger to Vancouver and they have four properties in our city and each hotel brings its own flavor to the city. Located in Coal Harbour, The Fairmont Pacific Rim is the youngest of the properties and is quite unique from the others. The modern decor is crisp and clean with plenty of elegant touches throughout. The comfy rooms are equipped with stunning bathrooms and high-tech gadgets, you may never want to leave. 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 available through the concierge. For guests traveling with kids, child-sized bathrobes and a complimentary amenity kit for babies and tots is available.




The Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver is known for providing impeccable service and it doesn't stop when the kids come to town. In fact, they go the extra mile to make their little guests feel like a million bucks. This family-friendly hotel provides cribs, high chairs, strollers and playpens, child-sized bathrobes, baby and children's toiletries and games and puzzles to keep the little ones entertained. With 24 hours notice, babysitting services can also be arranged. The indoor/outdoor pool is heated throughout the year so kids can splash to their heart's content. An added bonus? The gym and pool are all under the same roof so mom and dad can workout while keeping a close eye on the kids in the pool. Located in the hub of Vancouver's downtown centre, the Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver is close to all public transportation.


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