OPUS Hotel Vancouver
What We Love
- Hip Yaletown location
- Perennially stylish and celeb-frequented Opus Bar
- Heated floors, double-sided fireplaces and oxygen dispensers in rooms
- Free use of BMW for downtown errands
- Free mountain or city bikes
What To Know
- Rooms can be loud; use earplugs provided at turndown
- Pet-friendly, though not very kid-friendly
- No spa or pool
- WiFi is about $15/night
- The new subway line, opened during the 2010 Winter Olympics, connects the hotel directly to the airport
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Boring beige boutique-style? Not a chance at the Opus. The 96-room hotel enlisted interior designer Robert Bailey — who’s known for his playful, chic use of color, pattern-mixing, luxe-modern furniture and generally stylish decor — to oversee its recent renovation. From the check-in counter, where you’re greeted with a glass of bubbly upon arrival, to the iridescent Opus Bar, the hotel’s look is chill contemporary through and through.
Bed and Bath
Bailey was inspired by five fictional hotel “guests” when he established the various themes for the rooms. Mike’s room (he’s a New York City doctor) is raspberry red, with faux crocodile and dark wood, while Pierre’s — the food critic’s — has Hermès-orange walls, velvet bolsters and furniture, and a metallic gold faux-leather headboard. Regardless of the theme, acclaimed local artists’ work appears in every room. The beds are topped with down-filled duvets, bathrobes are made from luxurious Egyptian cotton and bathrooms are outfitted with L’Occitane en Provence amenities. Deep soaking tubs have walls of glass that separate the bathrooms from the bedrooms, so you can bathe with a view (or draw the curtain for privacy).
La Pentola, owned by the same chef duo that brought the award-winning La Quercia to the city, offers exceptional Northern Italian dishes including handmade pastas, parmesan soufflé, seasonal fresh fish and burrata cheese just flown in from Italy. It features an exceptional wine list and kick-ass servers who truly know their food and drink — without pretense. Opus Bar in the lobby serves cocktails and nibbles, and some of the best to-go coffee in Vancouver is at Caffè Artigiano, just next door to the hotel. Free car service, mountain bikes and cruisers are available for getting about town, if you so please.
In the Area
Yaletown is a few walkable blocks from the Opus and is jam-packed with restaurants, bars, spas and boutiques. Try Simply Thai for excellent Asian, the Flying Pig for a bit of a locals-only vibe, plus bars and boutiques like Marimekko, Goorin Bros. Hats, Bombay Brow Bar and Killjoy for a hot shave and a drink at the bar. From the Opus head straight out the door and down Davie Street until you hit the False Creek seawall for a scenic stroll, bike or run flanked by sailboats and quiet parks. For brunch nearby, try the French-Mediterranean Provence.
How to Get There
I have been staying at the Opus Hotel when in Vancouver, BC for work for the last couple of years. They always make me feel welcome and taken care of each time I stay. The little niceties from start to finish make this hotel stand above the rest! The bath products are fantastic and allow me to de-stress in a hot tub after work. The location in Yaletown makes exploring easy and fun. I routinely recommend the Opus Hotel to all my friends and clients. You should definitely test it for yourself!
Check in to check out was amazing. We checked in for a girls night out and checked out from the best 24 hrs ever. We checked in with a glass of
Champagne and it just got better from there. We couldn’t have asked for better service or a better location. We will definitely be back!!!
We stayed in this trendy hotel for one night because we were attending a wedding in Yaletown. It was a quick 3 minute walk between wedding venue and hotel so we could pop back with the kids between ceremony and reception. The room was excellently appointed with (almost) everything we could want, except toothbrush and paste. Mind you, we didn’t ring guest services about a toothbrush and I’m sure they would’ve obliged. The view from the luxe bathroom (!!!) was expansive: floor to ceiling. The beds were the exceptionally comfortable. I did overheat during the night because I neglected to turn down the thermostat, oops. 68F at night would’ve been better than 74! My bad. The kids were thrilled with the in-room iPads. If you have the means, I highly recommend the Opus.
Traveling for business, i found the hotel to be very comfortable and functional. Very pleasant and efficient staff, good coffee shop access via the lobby. Make sure to pre-schedule taxis with the front desk or use Bonnys Taxi app, as grabbing a cab on the street is not always easy. Plenty of great restaurants nearby
wifi signal is very poor as it has continuous microcuts, despite having a good signal status.
you need some sort of curtains to address the bathroom lighting. Even having the blinds down in the bathroom and the bathroom door closed, light comes in around sunrise. For people with jetlag or issues sleeping, this can be quite annoying. Waking up at 5am with jetlag and having light coming into the room doesn't help getting back to sleep!