Mooch through Vancouver’s historic streets and you’ll discover no less than 12 urban villages, each with a distinct personality and a host of hotels clamouring for your attention.
Do you have a penchant for glitz, glamour and waterfront views? Or are you more of a mountain-cabin-lit-by-a-log-fire kind of traveller? How about a heritage hotel with original features that ooze personality?
Take a closer look at your accommodation options with our handy guide to Vancouver’s best hotels.
Best Hotels in Vancouver
Think big by checking into Vancouver’s tallest tower. The Shangri-La soars 700m, ensuring its guests have the best views in the city. For something far more traditional, try the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, which has been a favourite with the rich and famous since King George VI and Queen Elizabeth opened it in 1939.
Live like a local in the Times Square Suites, a self-catered set up in the flamboyant West End which is well located for exploring Stanley Park. Or immerse yourself in Aboriginal art at Skwachàys Lodge, where every room has been created by designers and First Nations artists.
Best areas to stay in Vancouver
It’s sophisticated, cosmopolitan and buzzes with creative energy, but that’s not to say that every neighbourhood will be right for you. Luckily we’ve scoured the city to bring you a handy guide of Vancouver’s most underrated areas.
Combining a killer waterfront location with 19th century brick buildings that wouldn’t look out of place in London, Gastown and Chinatown are tourist favourites for a reason. That’s not to say they don’t feel authentic however. An evening stroll will reveal plenty of young professionals propping up their favourite bar and catching up over chilled craft beers.
Stay close to the beach in English Bay or don your designer gear for a stay in ultraluxe Yaletown… Wherever you go, the wilderness beckons on all sides and the mountains are never far away.