What We Love
- Heated outdoor pool with city views
- One- and two-bedroom “homes,” complete with kitchens equipped with Bosch and Sub-Zero appliances
- Free bicycle for pedaling around town
What To Know
- Classic style isn’t for design snobs
- Popular with business travelers
- Located on the 5th, 6th and 7th floors of a residential tower
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Live like a local in this sophisticated 60-room boutique hotel. On the corner of Richards and Robson streets, sleep in a residential tower that rises up amid Vancouver’s most coveted addresses. The lobby puts on a show of magnificence with marble floors, velvet walls and gold furnishings, while the rooms rock a residential sophistication with fireplaces, kitchenettes and big marble bathrooms. Some rooms overlook the heated, outdoor pool and garden terrace. Crackerjack concierges take pride in guiding guests around the city, and they’ll map out the best bike routes for the hotel’s fleet of bikes (just be sure to reserve yours well in advance).
In the Area
Bordering downtown’s eastern edge, Vancouver’s Chinatown was one of North America’s original havens of Chinese culture, and it remains a vibrant original. The place to start your exploration is The Keefer Bar for its handcrafted apothecary-style “prescriptions” with house-made tinctures, bitters, syrups and teas. The small plates at Bao Bei Chinese Brasserie, whose menu melds the tastes of Taiwan, Shanghai and Sichuan province, makes it one of the busiest spots around. It’s worth the wait for the Shao Bing, sesame flatbread with cumin lamb sirloin, pickled red onion, green pepper and salted chilies. In Gastown, Vancouver’s hottest neighborhood, stroll the cobblestone streets past restored heritage buildings and hip hangouts to Alibi Room, where the cool crowd sidles up for 50-plus locally brewed pours. For dinner, House Guest is a casual supper club that feels like a friendly dinner party — only with infinitely better food. Gourmet faves include mac ‘n’ cheese croquettes, confit chicken wings and scallops in a beer jus.
How to Get There
Excellent hotel in very good location in downtown Vancouver. Super staff, without exception. Bar area was a little bit lacking in atmosphere mainly because of the lack of other customers. Very popular cafe next door which we did not visit
V comfortable, attentive staff. Our only disappointment was cocktails in the bar, which were not that good. Gastown is within easy walking distance, where there are masses of places to eat & drink. Left v early so cannot comment on breakfast.
Highly recommend the hotel.
We recently had a two-bedroomed Signature Suite for me, my husband and our two teenage children. It was a beautiful suite. It was just about large enough for the four of us - our son slept on the sofa bed in the living room area and my daughter slept in the single bed in the 'den'. The kitchen was beautiful and well-equipped although we didn't really use it. The staff were extremely friendly and welcoming, greeting us every time we walked through the lobby/reception area. The pool was very welcome on a hot day although it was quite shaded by late afternoon so a little chilly but the hot tub made up for this. The fitness room was small but well-equipped. The location was very good - walking distance to most central areas, and near the Sky Train stop. We didn't eat in the hotel at all but the restaurant looked nice enough. The sound-proofing and insulation seemed to be good as we didn't notice much, if any, noise from outside in the street or in the corridors/from other rooms.