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
- 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
The hotel staff are extremely friendly, helpful and available.The suites are extremely well appointed, updated and very clean.Great location, walking distance to everything downtown and Gastown.We have stayed before and will stay again.Thanks!
we stayed here last weekend and were thoroughly impressed with the whole set up... staff were great, suite was huge and the bed dreamy.... it was a Christmas gift to stay downtown and we will be back in the future....
We spent the last two nights of a family ski holiday in Vancouver, and had the excellent fortune to stay at l'hermitage. It was our daughter's 16th birthday whilst we were there, and I had asked the hotel for help to organise a cake on the morning of her birthday, and also to help us with a restaurant booking. Both were done seamlessly and well and with great attention to detail (including the restaurant giving us a lovely birthday experience). The hotel also gave our daughter a lovely box of chocolates which was an unexpected special treat. The suite itself (two bedroom) was beautifully appointed, and extremely comfortable. We had a wonderful stay and would definitely recommend the hotel for its attentiveness and professionalism, and would happily stay again.
Hotel located in Downtown Vancouver. We recently stayed here for three nights. Arrived very early from a 14 hour flight and hotel were happy to store luggage as it was well before check in time (0800hr). Additionally, they told us to pop back around noon for possible early check in. Luckily for us, they delivered and we checked in very early. We were so grateful after a long haul flight. To add to our check in experience, we were upgraded to a suite. This room was spacious with full bathroom and separate living room on level 5. Housekeeping were great and room was always very tidy. My only criticism was the bed. A big king size but it really has that “lived in” feel. That is, the indents of many months of travelers before me has been marked in the mattress and you really feel like you are sinking in. This was uncomfortable and I had a sore back most days. I think they are due for an upgrade on the mattress. Rooms can be a little noisy but it is downtown Vancouver and I tend to expect this when I travel and always rely on the trusty ear plugs! Location is the highlight for sure, so close to many food options and short walk to Gastown or Yaletown. Tip, cafe Medina next door is popular and if you ask the hotel staff they will put you on the waitlist to save the hour + wait on weekends!
L'Hermitage hotel is a wonderful hotel, we had a delightful stay. Everyone made us feel like we'd just come home, from the staff at reception to people we met in the halls. We'd certainly staff here again.