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Very Good 2766 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 2766 Reviews
Convenient pre-cruise stay
Reviewed 6 days ago

Beautiful hotel, small but well apportioned rooms, clean and quiet. Very convenient location. Stayed prior to a cruise in late May. The temp in our room was too warm and a/c (if any) wasn’t working. You could feel the difference as soon as you stepped out of the room - the corridors were nice and cool. Reported and staff tried to adjust but with only minor success. (would have rated 5 stars otherwise) The daily free wine tasting was a nice touch and appreciated. Staff was friendly.

Excellent Hotel
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Listel Hotel is comfortable and eco-friendly. The location was central to everywhere that I needed to go, and I was pleased to have a beautiful view from my room. The staff was friendly, and the room was clean and quiet. I will defintely stay there again.

Great little gem of a hotel
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent location, clean, nice rooms, and despite the location it was very quiet at night. and wonderful, engaging staff. Was our second time here and we will certainly be back. Great place for a staycation.

Location, art, green and FORAGE!!!
Reviewed 1 week ago

This property is in an excellent location, has magnificent art scattered throughout, and a real dedication to minimizing it's environmental footprint. There are even green bins in the rooms! Staff are warm and welcoming, but best of all is the extraordinary restaurant, Forage. Do yourself a favour and reserve a dinner there - so worth it!

Amazing gem in the heart of Vancouver and walking distance to just about everything
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An amazing hotel with even more amazing staff. From the minute we arrived we were looked after as if we were the most important people on the planet. Nothing was too much trouble and the rooms were lovely and clean, comfortable and well appointed. The artwork throughout the hotel is wonderful. We walked everywhere from this hotel. Great shopping just outside the door and many of the main attractions (Canada Place, Gastown, Granville Island) are at the most a 20 minute easy walk away.