Rosewood Hotel Georgia
What We Love
- Culinary hot spot Hawksworth draws locals and guests alike
- Impeccable, intuitive service
- Cocktails at the super-swish rooftop restaurant and bar, Reflections
What To Know
- Swimming pool is indoors
- City locale means a buzzing social vibe
- Fitness center is open 24/7
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Georgian Revival. Toronto-based interior design firm Munge Leung blended a modern, sophisticated look with the historical style of the 156-room hotel. They preserved Art Deco details including Italian marble flooring, the fireplace and elevators with original brass dials. The Rosewood currently has the largest private collection of Canadian art in Canada, curated by Vancouver-based Farmboy Fine Arts.
Bed and Bath
Guestrooms, in a palette of ivory, chocolate and powder-blue, have sleek Deco-inspired furnishings, such as pearlized leather loungers and quilted headboards. Well-styled accessories include a vintage-look brass clock, mercury glass bottles and a chevron throw. Spa-style marble and dark wood bathrooms feature a deep soaking tub, a luxury shower and bamboo-and-lemongrass-scented Ohne bath amenities. Thoughtful extras include Nespresso machines and fully stocked bars.
The hotel has a huge local following thanks to chef David Hawksworth, who prepares stunningly fresh, inventive fare (think hamachi sashimi with passion fruit, jalapeño, coconut and white soy, and roasted halibut with wild mushrooms and bottarga). There’s also the super-swish rooftop restaurant and bar, Reflections, and the business-friendly 1927 Lobby Lounge. Or you can linger over pastries and coffee at Bel Café. Other on-site offerings include a spa with cult-favorite Intraceuticals facials, a 52-foot indoor saltwater lap pool and a business center.
In the Area
Since the Rosewood is located so centrally, walking is easy. Culture vultures will want to check out the Vancouver Art Gallery, right across the street, and the Pacific Centre shops are also just a stone’s throw away. Hit the Diamond Restaurant and Cocktail Bar for pulled pork tacos, yucca fries and great drinks; for an upscale mix of French and Pacific Northwest, slide into L’Abattoir for milk-braised pork shoulder and black kale. Over on Robson Street, Vancouver’s shopping district, sample the hyperlocal fare (pork cracklings, bison tongue ravioli, beet and cress salad with black pepper praline) at Forage. And, of course, no food lover’s trip to Vancouver is complete without a trip to the Granville Island Public Market.
How to Get There
My wife and I stayed here for 5 nights as the first leg of our honeymoon. We don’t usually travel in 5* hotels so this was a treat and hard to benchmark against others. What I would say is we found the facilities, staff and experience excellent and we were very glad we chose it.
We went for a standard king room which was ample size wise and had real touches of quality including the shower which was awesome. There seemed to be two turn down services each day which was great as we were in and out most of the day so to come back to a serviced room was appreciated.
We didn’t spend too much time eating or drinking at the hotel itself as we were out and about so much, but on one particularly rainy day we sat in the bar playing scrabble (helpfully provided by the concierge) and enjoyed some tea and food- the service was excellent.
The best part for us was the gym and pool. Due to jet lag we were awake at 6.30 every morning. We utilised the gym every day which was clean spacious and new before moving to the pool which was clean and very classy. We almost exclusively had the pool to ourselves daily from around 7.30-9 which was great too, albeit we were midweek.
The only slight negative was on Friday and Saturday nights if you’re staying about reflections and not a heavy sleeper the music could be quite loud and would recommend requesting a different room.
We wouldn’t hesitate to stay at Hotel Georgia again. The location, facilities and staff were all definitely 5*.
I stayed here for a couple of nights having travelled from the UK for my brother's special birthday. The staff were excellent, never failing to greet guests passing their desk or in the corridor. They even remembered my name! I upgraded to a room overlooking the art gallery which was very comfortable and the room was serviced before my return in the evening. On one occasion I found a tray laid for tea and on another a filled ice bucket and glasses. Both were very welcome. I tried both the coffee shop and the restaurant and also the bar. Again the service was excellent. As was the food.
I had shortlisted a couple of hotels and chose The Georgia as the management took the time and trouble to respond to their reviews. This is rare these days,
Thank you for making my first solo trip so pleasurable.
The staff was great. The room was very nice and clean and had a nice large bathroom with free standing tub and a large walk-in shower. Ordered room service and ate at every restaurant/cafe multiple times. The food was always good but found the options limited at different times. Excellent location, especially if you want to do some shopping or go to the art museum. The car service was readily available and made sure that we got to our events in time, including rushing us to the helicopter just in time to get us home. We thought we were going to miss it for sure.
We spent four nights here and it was so relaxing. The rooms were nicely appointed with great closet space and a luxurious bathroom. I appreciated that my husband and I had separate vanities. There was a nice, big soaking tub and large shower. The fitness center was one of the best I have been to with a lot of space and all the equipment I am used to at home. We didn’t have a car but the hotel is also within convenient walking distance to many Vancouver sites and restaurants. Staff was super friendly and helpful. The coffee shop and restaurant are both amazing!
Stayed at the Rosewood when spending a few nights in Vancouver after 10 days in Whistler and it was the perfect place to unwind and explore Vancouver.
Fantastically centrally located it was really easy to find all the sights that we had planned to see and the staff were extraordinary helpful in making sure we could find our way around and showing us all the best places on the map (as well as the places to avoid)
The room was extremely comfortable with a good bathroom and walk in shower, we really enjoyed our stay in the Rosewood and would happily come back and recommend if ever in Vancouver.