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
Everything was perfect, our room along with the most comfortable bed, the personnel greeting us with a big smile and all the special little treats we got from room service. The proximity to museum and shops is fabulous. Could not have had a better stay.
Hotel has a great central location, amazing service, fantastic rooms. They really make you feel appreciated and special. Concierge arranged dinner reservations for us, doorman suggested a few things to do in the afternoon - everything was spot on. They upgraded us to an amazing suite. Every time we stay here we find an excuse to eat and drink in the bar. Can't say enough good things about this place.
Great service, great attitude from the staff. You felt like you were a wanted guest. Super location. If you are looking for a place to stay that makes you feel like you had a special treat, this is the place to stay
A welcoming, old-fashioned gem of a hotel. The rooms not quite as luxurious as some newer hotels but they are beautifully appointed and very comfortable. The service is impeccable, from front desk to valet to the wait staff in the restaurant.
Overall the Wedgewood is a wonderfully cosy, welcoming place and the location is great too. Highly recommended.
The staff were exceptional the food never missed a point to meet supberbness . I have spent time in hotels for business and pleasure all over the world and the Wedgewood Hotel & Spa is second to none becuase they make you feel like at home.