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
Very good hotel. Good customer service and everybody there is polite
Location is good and there is a lot of restaurants nearby
Did not feel safe at the chinatown. Just passed by then did not explore more as the people is a bit weird and did not feel comfortable
Will recommend to everybody to stay at the L'hermitage in downtown
A well positioned place to stay, in touch with the town. Excellent and spacious room, well managed and presented. Excellent, helpful and pleasant staff. What else would you want? Except perhaps a good breakfast which is what they have too.
A solid construction.
Able to withstand the attack of a bear 🐻.
Canadian hotels are brown.
OK - the Staff are friendly - actually delightful - professional.
But prepare for the shock of homelessness and social deprivation,
that completely surround this utilitarian hotel,
in the grubby downtown of Vancouver.
There is no beauty here.
Just a safe, solid hotel.
Surrounded by cries for help.
Quaint hotel in a great location. The staff was very impressive and did a great job! They were so accommodating and professional. The rooms are fantastic! They had plenty of room, great views and were beautifully furnished. The bed was very comfortable and they had a large screen TV as well. I highly recommend staying here. Also, eat a Cafe Medina which the hotel staff can hook you up with. Excellent!!!
Excellent spot that is both well-located and very service-centric. There is no spa, but a lovely lounge and pool/hottub. The breakfast buffet was nice, but pricey after the one-day free trial. But the Concierge services were well-worthwhile.