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
We have stayed a number of times at the Wedgewood for special occasions. We coming back because the service is outstanding. The rooms and the spa are also very quiet. We’ve investigated other properties but always decide to come back to the Wedgewood for superb customer service in all areas from hotel to restaurant to spa. Top notch!
The Wedgewood is in a great location - near shopping, restaurants, and we walked easily and safely to Rogers Arena for a Canucks game. More than location, though, the service here is outstanding. We were provided assistance at every turn - from carrying bags, check in, and spa. Two things really stood out. First, when I reserved through a Vancouver tourism site, I failed to get the promotion offered. The guest service, Mr. Ip, contacted me and asked if I intended to book the promotion. He then took care of this. He took the initiative to help me, when I didn't even realize I needed help. Next, we wanted to use the steam room in the spa, but didn't book treatments. The spa attendants were so lovely and helpful - we enjoyed a relaxing steam each morning, and felt welcome and cared for. We also enjoyed an excellent charcuterie plate in the bar; we were tired the night we arrived and the good food and warm atmosphere were perfect after the drive. All in all, a great place to stay and highly recommended.
We enjoyed our stay for our anniversary so very much. We were treated with genuine kindness and professionalism from the moment we first walked through the doors to the moment we said goodbye.The overall atmosphere is very classy but pretentious. It was very warm and inviting. The tasteful decor and quality furnishings throughout the hotel and in our room added to the relaxing feeling we both experienced. The lounge was our favorite place to eat and relax outside our room and the food and drinks were consistently flawless everytime. So...if you want to be treated so special you feel like royalty but still feel like you’ve come home and are part of the family....check out the Wedgewood... you won’t be disappointed.
Our visit was fantastic. The staff were all very professional, very friendly and helpful. We had a beautiful suite and were well cared for. We came to relax, unwind and celebrate our wedding anniversary. We leave refreshed. Food was great. The atmosphere was not rushed and the personal attention made us both special. We can’t wait to return.
We had the pleasure to stay at this beautiful property earlier this week all staff we encountered took great care of us. We were immediately welcomed the attentive door person and were escorted into the welcoming lobby. The desk staff checked us in efficiently and warmly welcomed us to the property and our room was absolutely lovely. We had the additional pleasure of attending the lounge in the evening where I had one of the best Manhattans I’ve ever had! I have a long history of working in hotels and started my career as a room attendant so I always like to chat with Housekeeping staff. The group who came to turn down our room were delightful and clearly enjoy working at this property. It was a really special treat for us to stay at the Wedgewood and I’m sure we will be raving about for years!