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
It was a lovely experience, the staff really bent over backwards to make us happy. They are so professional and warm. The suite was very clean and comfortable. The lobby/bar/restaurant is amazing, so full of character.
Our recent stay at the Wedgewood Hotel in Vancouver was absolutely perfect! The room was beautiful, warm and super comfortable with a lovely view of downtown Vancouver. We enjoyed cocktails in the lounge more than once. The location is ideal - we walked everywhere. More than anything else, the level of service was spectacular. Every Wedgewood staff member was friendly and helpful. Thanks for a perfect stay - we’ll be back!
My husband and I recently stayed at this property to attend a concert. From the moment you walk in the door you are greeted with old world charm, welcoming staff, and a beautiful sitting area that beckons you to come sit by the fire. I fell in love the moment I walked in. The valet immediately assisted us with unloading our luggage and had our vehicle parked quickly and efficiently. . The staff welcomed us with big smiles and inquired how our trip was. Check in was quick and we were on our way to enjoy our room in no time at all. We were on the eighth floor in a corner one bedroom deluxe suite. As you walk into the suite the warm equestrian themed room immediately makes you feel welcomed. The large living area has a balcony that overlooks Robson Square and has an adorable little table and chair for you to sit on while you watch the activity below. The living area has a nice desk, large couch, bar and television. The carpet is thick and feels amazing under your feet. The sleeping area and washroom is separated by glass French doors which lead you to the most comfortable king bed I have slept in awhile. The bathroom is spacious and boasts a nice size soaker tub, and large counter area for getting ready. The tile floor is warm, and the plush towels, robes and slippers make you feel spoiled. It is the small details that make me love this property. From the fresh flowers in your room, the Nespresso coffee, the personalized welcome note, and turn down service makes this property stand out in my books. Being hungry travellers we went and enjoyed a drink and appetizer in the Bacchus restaurant downstairs in the lobby. I highly recommend the beer flight with sliders which were perfectly cooked and oozed a sweet smoky flavour. Upon our arrival back to our room we found a beautiful box of chocolates and thank you card in our room from the hotel. After a fun evening out we returned to our room to find our room waiting for us. Turndown service included dimming the lights, refreshing our towels and leaving us a lovely evening snack of fresh oatmeal raisin cookies and bottles of water. I will definitely return to the Wedgwood and highly recommend this hotel to even the fussiest traveller. You will not be disappointed.
Our meal at Bacchus was the best . The most delicious halibut I have ever had. My wife said the same about her lamb. The hotel was its usual self, paying attention to the details. We have stayed here and dined here over several decades - they have maintained their excellence through the years
The hotel is individual and the decor beautiful with a cosy bar and restaurant. The staff are very attentive and the service personal. The room was very spacious, clean and well appointed. The bed was comfortable.