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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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 went to this hotel as we liked the Boutique appearance. From the time the doorman met us, till we departed this was a very, very, good experience. The staff was over the top with smiles and could not do enough to make our trip worth it.
The front desk would meet us every day when we were going out and the bell staff was on top of where everything was in the city and how to get there. DO NOT miss the Bacchus Restaurant the food and service is some of the best we have had in years. While there we ate in the restaurant twice and enjoyed the meals. The fresh line caught Halibut was excellent.
Two of the servers were Ulises and Nye, these two were attentive to us and every other table in the place. I wish I owned a Restaurant, because I would steal these two for my place. You will not find a staff from top to bottom that will treat you better, this is a Hotel you must ry.
My partner and I made a two-night trip to Vancouver from our home in Seattle to do some sightseeing, and to meet up with a friend on a consulting assignment in the city. We chose the Wedgewood for its location and because the price was not as steep as nearby leading properties. We loved the hotel. For once, I felt like we really were in a "boutique" hotel -- personalized, attentive service; exquisite decor; no long hallways like you'd find in a larger hotel. And it had a wonderful on-site restaurant and fitness center / spa. We stayed on the 10th floor and had a city view. The room was large and well-appointed. The housekeeping service was top-notch. The front desk staff, concierge services, and valet services (we'd brought our car) were all friendly, professional, and incredibly helpful. We have stayed in many hotels around the world (including other Relais & Chateaux properties), and we felt the staff at Wedgwood were among the best we've ever had. The onsite lounge, Bacchus, offers a beautiful setting for a cocktail (there's food, too). Hotel staff were patient and kind in offering great recommendations on where to get dim sum, which restaurants to visit, directions to museums and other attractions, and what not to miss. Also, a primo location! We will be back!!
Felt welcome and pampered the entire time. They accommodated our early check in off a cruise ship. Made our cab arrangements for a 4 am next morning early departure for a early bird flight. Would like to have this rooms shower at my home. Nice touches, real bath mat, not a towel, comfy couch and chairs. Old world charm, quiet. Across street to art museum. Separate bedroom from mini office/ den. Worth every penny.
Location and hospitality at this boutique cannot be beat. Canada Place and Gastown are walking distance from the Hotel and the shopping and eating mecca of Robson Street is literally right around the corner. Almost every restaurant we tried seemed to be within 1-1.5 miles from the hotel. If you want to be close to great restaurants and sightseeing you cannot beat the Wedgwood.
There is also a fantastic comedy club called the Comedy Mix that is a 8-10 min walk from the hotel if you’re looking for a great way to kill some time after dinner. Speaking of dinner, would highly recommend Cafe Medina for breakfast/brunch, Maratuma Ramen for lunch and St Lawrence or Vij’s for dinner. The reviews are spot-on and the service was wonderful everywhere we went.
All staff at the hotel was helpful and friendly and customer service was 5 stars all the way. No ride sharing in Vancouver yet but taxis are plentiful and the staff is always ready to help flag one down for your next adventure. The hotel is quaint and cosy, the rooms were elegant yet simple and spotless. Our balcony had a view of an office building but not really any gripe about that. Would definitely book here again on a return trip to this beautiful city.
When I chose a hotel for a week-long vacation with my boyfriend, I wanted it to serve much more than just a roof above our heads between outdoor adventures. Our positive experiences at the Wedgewood Hotel & Spa was a leading reason as to why our vacation was so memorable.
Our arrival: Quick, efficient, and easy transition from hotel lobby to our Deluxe Executive King room. Are those chocolate covered strawberries? Yes, the detail-oriented member of the Reservations team jotted down that it was our anniversary and ensured we had complimentary strawberries and note congratulating us.
Room: Our Deluxe Executive King came with a king size BeautyRest mattress, plush pillows, a two-person size tub, and a balcony over-looking Robson Square - a place with lively music, food trucks, and lots of people. Housekeeping came around twice a day, which helped us keep a tidy room. We were also given complimentary cookies and water bottles nightly.
Location: Perfect. It's at the heart of Granville Island within Vancouver and sits perfectly in the middle of all the great places to see: Chinatown, Gastown, Vancouver Aquarium, VanDusen Botanical Gardens, etc. We enjoyed walking around the area. There's also a drugstore and convenience store nearby in case you want snacks, drinks, etc. Public transportation is nearby as well; the Vancouver City Centre station of Canada Line is only a couple minutes away. The hotel also has a wonderful restaurant on the first floor in case you want to stay nearby.
Spa: So lovely! I've never been to a spa before nor cared about facials, etc. At first I thought it was over priced for putting random chemicals on my skin, but oh how wrong I was. It was a combination of mask treatments and massage, and was such a great experience that I'm trying to find something similar where we're from.
What really made the trip so memorable were the members of the hotel. The doormen - personable, friendly, and had great recommendations! Everyone greeted us with a genuine smile as we came and left. I will truly miss that personal touch as our cats don't greet us with nearly enough excitement. I am now a forever-customer at the Wedgewood Hotel & Spa.