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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


  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap Accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Restaurant
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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


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Andy S

This hotel provides everything you expect, plus a few more touches that make it special without being precious. Daily wine reception, 5-6pm. Beautiful art. Sparkling water on each floor. Truly warm and friendly service. Twoheaded shower. Nice restaurant and also pub on site. Great location (near CinCin restaurant, not to be missed). Homemade cookies in the car when the nice valet brought it around. Am a fairly frequent traveller, this hotel stands out.

Good hotel

Hotel room and conference rooms were nice and the food from the restaurant were good too. The location is very handy and within walking distance to a wide choice of restaurants. I love how they are environmentally conscious!


All was good, especially the front desk folks.The parking in the secured area was a bonus and staff put the vehicle away as soon as we asked and brought it back as soon as we asked. staff arranged for a taxi for us at the time when we needed it.