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
A pleasant, relaxing experience in this boutique hotel. Super convenient to everything in the city. Very nice room, including a complementary upgrade. Great and relaxing breakfast for a reasonable price. Overall, a great value.
Terrific staff from the moment you arrive. You feel welcome and respected. The rooms are very clean, well appointed, spacious and comfortable. The amenities are first class. The lounge is very pleasant. WE had breakfast here each morning and it was a wonderful way to start the day. The hotel is very well located and easy and pleasant walks to many of the neighborhoods. Search no more ~ stay here.
A very good hotel with great facilities should you choose to use them, but not quite the wow factor to justify the relatively high price in my view. Some nice touches, like the free spirits in the room (though nothing to tell you that it is - we only discovered when we rang to ask the price of the water in the room), well appointed and very comfortable, but basic decoration in the rooms. Common parts better and the pool and terrace are lovely. Just seemed overly expensive too me, but that may just be Vancouver. I wasn’t disappointed and we enjoyed the use of the bikes, but I wasn’t quite wowed for the money I paid. Poor view from our room. Not saying I wouldn’t return, but I’d scrutinise alternative 4 stars locally if there was a good price delta.
The service has been impeccable, the room comfortable, clean and well appointed, and the staff is warm, gracious, and extremely service oriented. We have also enjoyed breakfast here each day, which has been just lovely. We would definitely return to this charming and upscale boutique hotel!
We recently spent four nights at the L’Hermtiage and were really delighted with the hotel. The location is brilliant and it’s very central to everything we needed as tourists. The staff were great very professional, helpful and friendly.
Our bedroom was lovely with a very spacious bathroom. The pool area and gym all looked good although we didn’t have time to use them. Everywhere was spotless and very well decorated.
The breakfast was lovely and it was a shame so few people appeared to eat there. We ate next door one morning and the cost was about the same.