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4.5
Very Good 2724 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 2724 Reviews
Lovely last minute trip
Reviewed 13 hours ago

Well thought out touches from cookies for the kids on arrival to providing access to flat/bubbly water on tap; everything was awesome. Nice selection of food options. Art work varied and was interesting. Valet parking service was awesome!! We felt like rock stars. Late check out time. All good.

Good Location for the Vancouver SunRun
Reviewed 15 hours ago

I would book this hotel again, the restaurants Timber and Forage , very handy and excellent food. I thought the parking was too expensive. Other than that good location for our Sun Run race. Also great location for shopping on Robson.

Business Travel
Reviewed 3 days ago

Great neighborhood to stay in while in Vancouver, hotel is small and boutique. Lots of food options around, a very walkable neighborhood and steps away from Stanley park. If you're staying dt Van, this is the place to be

Loved
Reviewed 3 days ago

I am soooo picky about where I sleep when traveling. We checked in and realized we were only on the second floor, something I'm not fond of, but we went to the room before making a scene to change. Well, it turned out the room was fine just the way it was. Lots of light, however, we had to keep the shades closed when the light inside was on as people could see in if they tried really hard.
very clean ✔️
great location, ✔️
safety ✔️
spacious✔️
unexpected bonus, FREE water, even bubbly water if you choose.✔️
The people were nice too, which I expected, lol.

Comfort and location in Vancouver
Reviewed 4 days ago

Following the recommendations of a “36 Hours in Vancouver” article in the NYT, we booked the Listel. Location was excellent for all tourist sites, especially Stanley Park and the Waterfront. Convenient Robson Street location was excellent for coffee and dining outside the hotel. Our room was spacious and immaculate, and included all needed amenities. The green policies of the hotel were visible. The artwork throughout the building brought joy.