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 staff was very friendly and stay very comfortable.
Centrally located - many restaurants nearby - walkable. Mall and theatre nearby - walkable. Safe.
The bed was very comfortable. Nice wide balcony for a good break.
Will definitely stay again.
We just finished our fourth stay here and, as usual, were not disappointed. The rooms and amenities are beautiful (you should definitely visit L’Orangerie for the European breakfast buffet at least once!), but it’s the quality of their staff that sets them apart. L’hermitage somehow manages to consistently find the most incredible, genuine, friendly team members at every service level - from the check-in team to valet to the housekeeping staff. They go above and beyond to make your stay great. We’ve been upgraded to corner suites 3 of our 4 stays (without asking for an upgrade) and are often greeted in our room with a box of chocolates and personalized note welcoming us back. The quality of the accommodations matches that of the big-name hotels downtown, but the relative room rates and service puts l’Hermitage far above the rest.
We had one night to stay in Vancouver and we are so happy we chose L'Hermitage. One staff member spent a considerable amount of time with us to help us with an itinerary. When he learned that we were newly married (even though this wasn't our honeymoon), we were upgraded to a corner room, and chocolates were sent later that evening. We loved our stay!
Great location between Robson St shopping area and trendy Yaletown. Easy to walk around. Hotel is part of a condo/apartment building. Great service, lovely large lounge to relax in on the 5th floor where you can eat breakfast, have a glass of wine, or read a book by a fireplace. Room had a sitting room and bedroom with outdoor patio...huge amount of space. Bed and bathroom were beautiful. Carpet was a little dated.
Having stayed in quite a few hotels in Vancouver when we visit, I would definitely stay here again.
I stayed here for business from July to November. I found everyone I dealt with lovely and accommodating. My room was comfortable in size, and always clean. I liked being able to easily walk to Gastown, Yaletown or Robson. My only request would be to add a few more items to the menu, both in the restaurant and room service. I found the food good, but after a couple months, not enough variety.