Wedgewood Hotel & Spa
What We Love
- Sampling all the British Colombian cheeses, seafood and beef at Bacchus Restaurant
- The impressive art collection, which includes two pieces by Salvador Dalí
- The deluxe martini menu, with drinks priced by type of alcohol, not brand
What To Know
- Twice-daily housekeeping keeps things spic and span
- The city’s power players can be spotted schmoozing at Bacchus
- Ask for one of the rooms with a balcony overlooking the gardens of Robson Square
- Free WiFi
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
Any Relais & Châteaux property creates certain expectations: guests expect to feel tended to like delicate flowers, cosseted and charmed. This Vancouver property, from the doorman wearing a top hat to the secret garden, does the job and manages to feel like an exclusive hideaway in the big city all at the same time. Part old-world gentlemen’s club (deep carpets and hunting prints on the walls) with up-to-the-minute amenities (there’s iPhone integration in the fitness center equipment), this is a destination all on its own. Not to sniff at the fab location, which is conveniently central, but you might be tempted to spend afternoons taking high tea in front of the fire or getting an in-suite massage rather than actually touring the city. The rooms have Frette towels, Nespresso machines, and reproduction furniture, and the expansive Wedgewood suites have an extra bathroom, but it’s the common areas like the lounge and the lobby, brimming with portraits, fireplaces, and antiques, that are the epitome of old European elegance.
In the Area
Vancouver’s a very walkable city, and even more so when you’re staying at the Wedgewood. The hip boutiques and chic cafés of Gastown, with its historic buildings, are a ten-minute walk. Start with an espresso at Revolver, one of the city’s best third-wave cafés, then take yourself on a tour of the district, picking up chic minimalist garments at Oak + Fort before stopping for lunch at Nelson the Seagull, a gorgeous bakery and café with outstanding bread and simple dishes like poached eggs and “picnic boards” of hummus, pesto, and other treats. There’s plenty to see and do right around the hotel, too, like the impressive Vancouver Art Gallery just across the street, more museum than gallery and with a focus on British Columbian art. The hotel is around the corner from Vancouver City Centre station, which links to the airport.
How to Get There
The entire experience was an absolute joy. From the gentlemen at the door, to the wonderful desk folks, we felt like a million dollars. They treat their guests to a unique and old school experience where you’re so much more than just some booking. You actually feel like a valued guest from the minute you arrive until the moment you drive away. The room was absolutely top notch, and the view was a dream. The room we had looked over the gardens of the Vancouver Art Gallery, Nordstrom, and beautiful city views. I will most certainly be back.
the staff were all amazing , friendly, attentive, professional. Stephanie in the spa is one of the best ever and i'm an expert . the location is excellent i will be bringing the princess next time and look forward to returning. The service i received really sets you apart from the competition.
This was our first time at the Wedgewood and won't be our last. I found a good price on Expedia which prompted me to try this location. From the moment you walk in the front doors the staff are there to help you with anything you might need. Cheerful smiles, helpful service, kind, a step ahead to call a needed elevator. That was all before we saw our beautiful, spacious room with a massive soaker tub. The balcony overlooking a patio below was also protected by lovely trees to keep a distance from the busy street below. Right in the heart of downtown, we were surprised how well the noise was silenced at night by the balcony doors and heavy curtains. The decor is classic. The fireplace in the lobby, inviting. The music from the restaurant - ever so enjoyable. We didn't try the restaurant, but will next time. Don't miss out on the eucalyptus steam room available to guests at no charge. Don't miss Mom's Grilled Cheese truck just a few blocks away for a wonderful lunch!
Awesome hotel. So unique and they knew our name getting out of the cab! Very personable and took care of our luggage when our room was not ready do we could explore Vancouver. Treated us to chocolates and later in day cookies.
The Wedgewood Hotel and Spa has everything we like in a hotel--comfortable and welcoming lobby, outstanding service from all staff--desk, concierge, dining room; large and well-designed rooms that have all one needs for a good stay. The continental breakfast package is an excellent deal, the group dinner that we had was up-to-date and delicious, and the suggestions for local restaurants hit the spot. Yes, we would go again and highly recommend!