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4.5
Very Good 2483 Reviews
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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 2483 Reviews
Great hotel and location
Reviewed 9 hours ago

The hotel is about 45 minute drive from the airport or ten minutes from the cruise drop off. It is well located with large variety of restaurants and craft shops. Also very close to pick up point for bc connector bus to Victoria. Great staff answering all questions

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Reviewed 14 hours ago

Friendly staff. The room was comfortable and quiet. Thoughtful details like tea and coffee and filtered drinking water available in rooms. Free bike hire for up to 3 hours per day was also appreciated.

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Reviewed 1 day ago

Great location to eating out, shopping, waterfront. Also, they have very friendly staff.

They also have water cooler for each floor. Wine tasting every night is a good treat.

I found their fitness center in the base ment is not very pleasant to use. Overall, positive experience staying there!

Very nice, clean, friendly staff, excellent location, close to shopping, restaurants
Reviewed 2 days ago

We loved our room. It was spacious, clean. We loved everything about this hotel: location, cleanness, free Wi-Fi, free drinking water in the hallway (flat and mineral), friendly staff, able to buy attraction tickets from the lobby. A hidden gem.

Nice but...
Reviewed 2 days ago

Nice, clean boutique hotel. No proper breakfast room. Rooms face either Robson St. or back street where homeless people rummage through dumpsters. We complained to manager, but there was nothing they could do. We expected a lot more for $300/ night (no breakfast included).