What We Love
- Location on the edge of downtown Coal Harbour
- Dedicated yoga channel on TV and yoga mat provided in bedrooms
- Wii console plus a selection of games in every suite
- Free cruiser bikes and helmets
- The house car — a London-style black taxi — for trips around the city
- Close to Stanley Park and the shops of Robson Street and Yaletown
What To Know
- Free WiFi
- The property opened in 2009; the restaurant was redesigned and renamed as Tableau Bar Bistro
- Geared toward adults (and pets); not kids
- Neighborhood is mostly residential
- City view rooms overlook residential buildings
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
Located near leafy Stanley Park and the shops of Robson Street in the downtown neighborhood of Coal Harbour, the Loden brought new style and high design to cosmopolitan Vancouver when it opened in 2008. Custom-designed interiors mix creature comforts with a stylish edge, so expect sleek furnishings, bold colors and all the modern extras. The welcoming lobby sets this tone with velveteen sofas, a fireplace and striped marble.
Bed and Bath
Upstairs, guestrooms capture the views of the harbor and mountains through floor-to-ceiling windows — views reflected in the huge mirrors covering the walls behind kingsize beds in most rooms. In Signature Rooms, sliding walls divide (or connect) living rooms and bathrooms, while in the 800-square-foot one-bedroom suites, pocket doors section off the bedroom from the living area. The vibe here is certainly sexy; Agent Provocateur once took over a few floors for a lingerie show.
Vancouverites flock to the Loden’s Tableu Bar Bistro, which is fronted by a lively bar. Room service also provides ample sustenance, and favorite nearby eateries include Italian Kitchen, Coast and Chambar. The large fitness center is open 24 hours a day — and it too is enclosed by the signature floor-to-ceiling windows. There is also a one-room spa that has the unique bonus of an infrared sauna. For travelers with dogs, the hotel will provide beds, bowls, freshly baked biscuits, dogsitting and appointments at a local dog spa. Vancouver naturally draws people to the great outdoors, and the Loden provides cruiser bikes for exploring the city in style.
In the Area
A short drive from the Loden, Grouse Mountain has skiing until early April, plus eco-walks, Theater in the Sky, Refuge for Endangered Wildlife and Skyride year-round. This new Chinatown brasserie is the place for small plates with big flavor such as shao bing, crunchy flatbread with braised pork butt, Asian pear, pickled onion and mustard greens. The cool Canadian designer has 2 Vancouver stores that feature uncommon designs for men and women. Join a plugged-in walking tour led by a chef from the Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts, or visit Vancouver’s famous microbrewery, Granville Island Brewery.
How to Get There
The Loden Hotel rates very highly. The staff were very attentive and very knowledgeable. Nothing was too much trouble. Our signature corner room on the 10th floor was well appointed, very clean, with a very comfortable bed. Breakfast was plentiful and enjoyable. When visiting Vancouver in the future, The Loden will be our preferred choice of hotel. Thank you to management and staff for making our stay so enjoyable.
Truly exceptional service - above and beyond the call. Rooms are bright and clean but not exceptional. There's currently a lot of construction surrounding the property so that's a bit problematic. Overall a great stay.
I travel a lot for business but this time, our stay at the Loden was after a cruise vacation. Everything from the lending of bicycles (thank you Anastasia) to the warm welcome in French (our mother tongue - thank you to both French speaking gentlemen) was great. The suggestions the staff made for the restaurants we visited were on point. On the last night, my travelling companion was suffering from a sprained ankle and the staff was quick to help us with ice and help me order food to the room so that we could rest. I'll most assuredly stay at the Loden the next time I visit Vancouver.
The service is what brings me back to the Loden. As a business traveller, the little extras make a big difference. The staff is attentive and the coffee delicious. The location is excellent and I am never disappointed.
I recently stayed at the Loden, it is nice boutique hotel with great service and great location. However the rooms are a bit rundown. Price performance I think it's excellent. I will be back in my next business trip.