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Vancouver's Top 10 Hotels

Posted: 10/22/2012 3:37 pm

When it comes to the beautiful Canadian city of Vancouver, I can't help but consider myself a bit of an expert. After all, I was a long-time resident up until a few months ago and while there, was lucky enough to work as a lifestyle journalist reporting on Greater Vancouver's best restaurants and attractions. And when it comes to accommodation, let me assure you that this Pacific West Coast city has some pretty extraordinary hotel options on offer. Without further ado, here are my top 10 picks for Vancouver hotels:

-Kristen McKenzie, HotelsCombined.com

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  • Opus Hotel

    The boutique <a href="http://vancouver.opushotel.com/" target="_hplink">Opus Hotel</a>, located in Vancouver’s swanky Yaletown neighbourhood, consistently rakes in “best of” accolades from numerous publications - and for good reason. The customer service is top-notch and the hotel boasts countless unique amenities including pet-friendly rooms, free bike use and complimentary in-room iPads to use throughout your stay! Plus, the location is only a hop, jump, and a skip away from a scenic urban seawall. <a href="http://www.hotelscombined.com/Hotel/Opus_Hotel.htm" target="_hplink"> Prices, availability, reviews and photos of the Opus Hotel </a>

  • Rosewood Hotel Georgia

    The <a href="http://www.rosewoodhotels.com/en/hotelgeorgia/" target="_hplink">Rosewood Hotel Georgia</a> is conveniently situated within the heart of the city centre. In addition to a colourful history (its guests have included the likes of Elvis Presley and Katharine Hepburn), the newly refurbished luxury property offers an award-winning restaurant, an impressive Canadian art collection and the very fabulous Bel Cafe (be sure to try the macarons!). <a href="http://www.hotelscombined.com/Hotel/Rosewood_Hotel_Georgia.htm" target="_hplink">Prices, availability, reviews and photos of the Rosewood Hotel Georgia</a>

  • Loden Hotel

    A favourite amongst both locals and visitors alike, this <a href="http://theloden.com/" target="_hplink">boutique hotel</a> is within walking distance from the trendy Coal Harbour waterfront district and its one-bedroom suites feature unique amenities such as in-suite yoga props and a dedicated yoga channel, Nintendo Wiis and Nespresso barista machines. Plus, it’s (arguably) got the best rooftop patio in town. <a href="http://www.hotelscombined.com/Hotel/Loden_Hotel_Vancouver.htm" target="_hplink">Prices, availablity, reviews and photos of The Loden Hotel</a>

  • River Rock Casino Resort

    Close to the airport and a quick ride from downtown Vancouver via the Canada Line rapid transit system, this <a href="http://www.riverrock.com/" target="_hplink">four-diamond resort </a>offers easy access to British Columbia’s largest casino and boasts a scenic marina on the Fraser River. Its expansive waterfront patio is one of Greater Vancouver best-kept secrets and its show theatre nightly hosts big name talent like Jay Leno, Russell Brand, Joan Rivers and Craig Ferguson. <a href="http://www.hotelscombined.com.au/Hotel/River_Rock_Casino_Resort.htm" target="_hplink">Prices, availability, reviews and photos of the River Rock Casino Resort</a>

  • Granville Island Hotel

    Situated on popular Granville Island– a famous Vancouver attraction full of unique boutiques, theatres, an iconic brewery, outstanding restaurants and a varied marketplace – this <a href="http://www.granvilleislandhotel.com/" target="_hplink">gem of a hotel </a>enjoys a one-of-a-kind location. Guests can easily travel to other major city hot spots via aqua bus and the hotel’s award-winning restaurant, The Dockside, is regularly voted by locals as having one of the city’s best outdoor patios. <a href="http://www.hotelscombined.com/Hotel/Granville_Island_Hotel.htm" target="_hplink">Prices, availability, reviews and photos of Granville Island Hotel </a>

  • Sutton Place Hotel

    Inside the façade of this seemingly humble property, countless celebrities have laid down their heads. The <a href="http://www.vancouver.suttonplace.com/default.htm" target="_hplink">luxury hotel</a> is the first choice for the likes of Catherine Zeta-Jones, Sean Penn, Ben Affleck, Robert Pattinson, Arnold Schwarzenneger and Kim Cattrall among others when filming in town. The hotel’s Gerard Lounge is a great spot to go star-spotting and is regularly frequented by aspiring actors and screenwriters (which makes for some great eavesdropping!). <a href="http://www.hotelscombined.com/Hotel/Sutton_Place_Hotel_Vancouver.htm" target="_hplink">Prices, availability, reviews and photos of The Sutton Place Hotel </a>

  • The Burrard

    Thanks to a recent renovation, this once run-down motel has turned into the city’s hippest retro hot spot. Featuring a 1950s-esque courtyard and located just around the corner from quirky Davie Street (the hub of Vancouver’s vibrant gay community), this <a href="http://theburrard.com/" target="_hplink">budget-friendly hotel</a> is the perfect home base for the young and trendy. <a href="http://www.hotelscombined.com/Hotel/The_Burrard.htm" target="_hplink"> Prices, availability, reviews and photos of The Burrard</a>

  • Sylvia Hotel

    This designated heritage building is prettily covered in ivy and offers sublime views of English Bay. Built in 1912 and situated just around the corner from the city’s famed Stanley Park, this <a href="http://www.sylviahotel.com/" target="_hplink">historic hotel</a> is famous for opening Vancouver’s first cocktail bar. Today, locals flock to its bistro on weekends to enjoy seaside views over brunch. <a href="http://www.hotelscombined.com/Hotel/The_Sylvia_Hotel_Vancouver.htm" target="_hplink">Prices, availability, reviews and photos of the Sylvia Hotel</a>

  • L'Hermitage

    Recently awarded the number one hotel in Canada from the 2012 TripAdvisors Travelers Choice Awards, this<a href="http://www.lhermitagevancouver.com/" target="_hplink"> downtown boutique hotel </a>dazzles with an outdoor salt water lap pool and Jacuzzi, in-room Nespresso coffee machines, furnished balconies and patios and complimentary bicycles. It doesn’t hurt that the hotel’s canine concierge, a French bulldog named Hippo, is irresistibly adorable. <a href="http://www.hotelscombined.com/Hotel/LHermitage_Hotel.htm" target="_hplink">Prices, availability, reviews and photos of L'Hermitage</a>

  • Fairmont Pacific Rim

    This<a href="http://www.fairmont.com/pacific-rim-vancouver/" target="_hplink"> sleek waterfront hotel </a>features spectacular views of the North Shore mountains and of the city’s famed Canada Place complex. It’s just a few minutes’ walk from Vancouver’s new waterfront convention centre and naturally, it’s also got a great restaurant, cafe and spa to brag about. <a href="http://www.hotelscombined.com/Hotel/Fairmont_Pacific_Rim.htm" target="_hplink"> Prices, availability, reviews and photos of the Fairmont Pacific Rim. </a>


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