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 Wedgewood is a delightful, cozy but elegant boutique hotel in the very heart of Vancouver. The location is perfect. The room was quiet, clean and beautiful. I would highly recommend this lovely gem for your next stay.
Everything was perfect - from the room to dinner at the Bacchus Restaurant to late-night drinks in the lounge, the Wedgewood exceeded our expectations. The staff were so friendly, the room was clean and well appointed and dinner at the restaurant was fantastic!
I loved the stay at the Wedgewood. The staff were extremely attentive and helpful and the beds offered an extremely comfortable sleep after a day of work and travel. The location is superb, it's within walking distance of so many wonderful things that Vancouver has to offer, it is in a very central location. You won't be disappointed.
A lovely hotel with a very friendly staff. Nice, central location. Pleasantly surprised to receive a complementary upgrade to a suite. The suite was nice and comfortable, allowing to have a friends up. Our room didn't have a view and was noisy outside, especially in the a.m. The rooms were very quite--did not hear a sound from any other rooms.
I visit Vancouver regularly for work and have always stayed at the Wedgewood. The staff are excellent and attentive and do their best to ensure every guest has a lovely stay. I've stayed in many other hotels in Vancouver and other cities and the Wedgewood is one that I choose to stay in even when visiting on holiday as it really is a wonderful place to call home when in town.