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What We Love

  • Great location on Robson Street in the heart of Vancouver
  • Walking distance to Stanley Park, Vancouver Art Gallery, shopping, restaurants and more
  • Free wine reception from Monday to Thursday
  • May 2011 marks the hotel’s 25th anniversary
  • Live Jazz seven nights a week in O’Doul’s restaurant

What To Know

  • There is no swimming pool or hot tub
  • O’Doul’s has great food, but the decor could use an update
  • There is no on-site spa
  • Robson Street is always busy with shoppers and tourists
  • Valet parking costs $26 per night
  • All rooms are nonsmoking

Amenities

  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap-accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Restaurant
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Overview

The Review

For artsy types visiting Vancouver, the Listel is a go-to destination, showcasing the city’s unique brand of downtown cool between the financial district and the residential West End neighborhood. On one of the city’s most famous shopping and dining thoroughfares, Robson Street, the Listel is a great base for a city break, within walking distance of leafy Stanley Park and Coal Harbour.

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The art-and-culture theme extends to the guestrooms, especially the two Museum floors, which have an elegant gallery vibe and pay tribute to all things British Columbian. The hotel partnered with the Museum of Anthropology to create traditional carvings in the headboards and armoires, and works by printmakers and local potters provide unique accents. The result is West Coast modern with a twist, and very cool indeed.

Other rooms display work by a single artist (curated by the Buschlen Mowatt Galleries in Vancouver), and all mix a traditional dark wood and gilded frames look, with modern amenities and comforts.

The on-site restaurant, O’Doul’s, is a Vancouver institution, famous with locals as a spot for cocktails and great jazz at night, and lively brunches on the weekend. (I love the Haida Benedict with smoked wild salmon.) The menu leans toward classic Pacific Northwest dishes, so expect a lot of seafood and mostly sustainable and organic ingredients. It’s worth lingering over the award-winning wine list, which mixes regional British Columbia blends with other New World additions.

How to Get There

The Listel Hotel Vancouver
1300 Robson St
Vancouver, V6E1C5 Canada

Reviews

4.5 Very Good 2649 Reviews
Magnificent
Reviewed 16 hours ago

From the central location (walking distance to all of downtown & Stanley Park) to the friendly staff to the spacious room to the artsy decor to Forage being connected, everything about the Listel Hotel makes for a wonderful Vancouver stay

Great Stay
Reviewed 3 days ago

Room was lovely, clean and very comfortable. Staff was very friendly. Great location-- everything we wanted to see was a walk or a bus ride away. The hotel is very affordable an I would recommend it to anyone.

Unique, thoughtful and exquisite
Reviewed 3 days ago

From the hand-picked art work to the eco-friendly and conscious strategies to the detailed luxuries like sparkling water on tap, this hotel delivers a unique, thoughtful and welcoming experience. It's an easy walk to downtown and Stanley Park, it offers value for money, the beds are comfortable and service is warm and competent. My stay was exquisite!

Getaway weekend with friends
Reviewed 4 days ago

Our go to hotel when in Vancouver . Great location..affordable..good service. It doesn’t have a restaurant or bar but there are plenty within short walk of hotel . Great hotel for the money. Staff are attentive, and the rooms are well appointed. The bathroom is a little small but other than that the rooms are great. Very comfortable beds.

Great boutique hotel in a great location
Reviewed 5 days ago

Friendly front end staff, beautiful hotel and art work. Cozy, clean rooms. Comfortable beds and linens. Stay every single year and will keep coming back! Forage restaurant on site is the icing on the cake!