As one of Canada’s most populated and ethnically diverse cities, it’s not surprising that there’s no shortage of amazing places to stay when visiting the bustling city of Vancouver. Whether you prefer modern luxury or the rustic outdoors, Vancouver has options to suit everyone on any budget. We asked Booking.com, the world leader in connecting travellers with the widest choice of incredible places to stay, to scour their vast offerings across the city region and they’ve shared a list of unique properties that are sure to delight travellers, each offering a truly unique experience in this spectacular BC setting.
At Kw’o:kw’e:hala Eco Retreat
For those looking to escape the city lights for a night or two, the truly unique At Kw’o:kw’e:hala Eco Retreat is the ultimate outdoor paradise that really brings guests back to nature. An hour and a half from Vancouver, this eco-B&B set in the lush wilderness of BC offers stunning scenery along the Coquihalla River. The eco retreat features three cozy log cabins with luxurious feather beds and historical features, a wood-fired sauna, hot-tub and shared organic garden. From hiking and cycling, to fishing and rafting; At Kw’o:kw’e:hala is certainly the place to visit to feel refreshed, invigorated and at-one with nature.
Rosewood Hotel Georgia
One of Booking.com’s top-picks and most highly-rated hotels in Vancouver is the remarkable Rosewood Hotel Georgia. As one of the city’s most historic retreats, the hotel effortlessly combines contemporary design with the glamour and grandeur of the Roaring Twenties. All rooms and suites exude style and sophistication with Rivolta Carmignani Italian linens and La Bottega bath amenities. When not exploring the city, guests can enjoy the hotel’s spa, indoor pool, fitness centre and array of bar and dining options including the renowned Prohibition bar with live entertainment and bespoke cocktail creations.
Fairmont Pacific Rim
The suites of Fairmont Pacific Rim are a harmonious blend of nature-inspired and contemporary elegance. Art enthusiast guests can take a self-guided podcast tour of the property’s extensive international art collection. A popular way for guests to unwind is to take in the relaxing sights and sounds of watching floatplanes and cruise ships arrive on Vancouver’s waterfront. This Canadian gem combines urban facilities with earthly touches perfectly, including a variety of truly Canuck spa options that feature a number of maple-infused body treatments.
For anyone seeking something different from a more typical hotel room, the Opus Hotel is for you! Located in prime neighbourhood Yaletown, this award-winning boutique hotel is brimming with personality and flavour. Opus is fully tuned-in to the latest technology and guests will find Telus Optik TVs in their rooms, complimentary iPads to use throughout their stay with pre-loaded music and access to over 2,300 international newspapers, 30 minutes of free world-wide calling from their own phone, and, of course, super high-speed, free WiFi throughout the property. Eco warriors will also be delighted to hear that Opus has a Tesla charging station, free valet parking for “green” cars and use of suspension mountain bikes for all guests.
West End Guest House
If a historic bed and breakfast with plenty of period charm is what you’re after, then this is the spot for you. West End Guest House combines antique fixtures and furnishings with modern amenities, making it a perfect combination of classic and contemporary. Seven uniquely styled suites are spread through all levels of the house. Stay in the Parisian at garden level, or possibly the Pair and the Spare in the skylight-enclosed attic. If the visual beauty of the house isn’t enough to keep guests delighted with their choice, then the complimentary butler’s pantry stocked with refreshments and “sherry hour” is sure to.
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