Vancouver, Canada

5 most extraordinary hotels in Vancouver

Aleksey Bashayev Aleksey Bashayev 22 February 2021
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Vancouver is known not only for its mountain scenery, theatrical performances and the filming of box-office films. First of all, it is a place where the sea meets the mountains. The mild climate without cold winters and frequent thick fogs are the hallmarks of "North Hollywood".

The annual rankings of the most "livable cities in the world" are never complete without Vancouver — it is always at the center of events for quality of life. Vancouver is unique and had no right to be left without attention — thousands of tourists from all over the world visit the city daily, staying in the most eccentric and outlandish hotels. Are you wondering which are the best hotels with views in Vancouver? Would you like to know more?

Especially for you, we have compiled the top 5 most unusual hotels in the third city of Canada and the main metropolis of British Columbia. Do not doubt; it will be interesting!

Top of the most unusual hotels in Vancouver:

1. The Burrard Hotel — Canada of the 50s in a modern wrapper

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Our top hotel opens "The Burrard Hotel", located on the street of the same name, in a converted hotel building of the 1950s.

The hotel is decorated in a retro style and has never deviated from its traditions. Time has stopped here for at least half a century. Against the general background of the modern world and technology, it looks really unusual.

The Burrard Hotel has a total of 72 rooms. They are not the largest in the city, but they are definitely very comfortable to live in. The rooms are painted white and have huge windows that are easy to close with thick curtains while relaxing in the evening.

In the lobby, you can find a chic restaurant, the menu of which is "full" of national dishes and dishes from all over the world. And in the courtyard with palm trees, sun loungers and armchairs "languish" waiting for their customers near the central fountain.

"The Burrard Hotel" is not a five-star top hotel, but the prices are very affordable. The rooms are mostly double rooms and are great for couples in love or single tourists.

Hotel Features:

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• pets are allowed;

• green area in the courtyard for outdoor games and ping-pong tables;

• free umbrellas in the rainy seasons of the year;

• free rental of branded "Brodie cruiser" bicycles;

• modern gym;

• 24-hour secure parking;

• electric vehicle charging station.

Features of hotel rooms:

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• air conditioning;

• free high-speed WiFi;

• 42-inch HDTV with free premium channels;

• free calls to anywhere in North America;

• alarm clock with iPhone dock;

• mini fridge with free bottled water;

• Nespresso coffee machines.

Disadvantages of the hotel:

• paid parking spaces;

• expensive restaurant and bar.

Price: from $ 90 per night.

Address: 1100 Burrard St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 1Y7, Canada.

2. Opus Hotel Vancouver — a fashionable boutique hotel

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The four-star Opus Hotel Vancouver has found its place in the heart of the city. As strange as it may sound, but the boutique hotel is more focused on a female audience and is very popular among visiting fashionistas and international celebrities. The interior is designed in a modern style with maximum amenities for living and recreation.

The hall in the lobby resembles a fairy-tale dollhouse with silver beaded curtains. Pink chairs "guard" the reception desk, decorated with gold fabric. Even the elevators here are special: with red lighting and club music.

The hotel rooms are decorated with patterned pillows, colorful furniture and flat-screen TVs. The bathrooms are simply gorgeous-glass shower cabins are equipped with mint shampoo dispensers, a cilantro-scented freshener and body wash products. Each room has an iPad that you can use as you wish. And the signature "Frette" robes are just a highlight of the "Opus Hotel Vancouver".

The hotel is surrounded by bars, clubs and restaurants. So the guests of "Opus Hotel Vancouver" are always in the center of events!

Hotel Features:

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• convenient location in the trendy Yaletown district, with countless first-class boutiques;

• the nearest metro station is a 2-minute walk away-across the street;

• the restaurant of the hotel "La Pentola della Quercia" has its own wine list and a wide selection of fine drinks;

• modern fitness center with exercise equipment and sports equipment;

• free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel;

• pets stay free of charge. At the same time, they receive free goodies every day;

• bicycle rental and massage on request;

• 24-hour room service.

Disadvantages of the hotel:

• paid parking spaces;

• no swimming pool;

• breakfast is not included in the room rate.

Price: from $ 150 per night.

Address: 322 Davie St, Vancouver, BC V6B 5Z6, Canada.

3. Fairmont Pacific Rim — glass tower with magnificent views

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An unusual hotel with a glass tower and amazing architecture is located on the beach, offering the best views to everyone. The upper floors offer spectacular panoramic views of Coal Harbor, Stanley Park, and the North Shore Mountains.

Designed to meet five-star standards, the 367-room hotel offers spacious rooms with luxurious furnishings and state-of-the-art technology.

The friendly concierges at the reception desk are always ready to help with any question. Willow Stream Spa offers a full range of services, including wine therapy and body treatments using maple sugar scrubs. In the corner of the lobby, you can find the Raw Cafe-Bar, which is the first 100% sushi bar in Vancouver, serving organic seafood from local waters. And the main decoration of the living room, for many years in a row, is a white handmade piano "Fazioli" for 225,000 Canadian dollars.

Marble bathrooms, high-tech luxury and remote air heating will not leave anyone indifferent. And every fan of something unusual will be able to find in the room vinyl records with immortal hits of a bygone era... And, of course, the retro player.

Features of the hotel:

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• convenient location, within walking distance to the harbor and public transport;

• spacious rooms with large floor-to-ceiling windows;

• most of the rooms have a magnificent unobstructed view of the snow ridges and the seaport;

• two solid restaurants and a lounge with live music;

• heated swimming pool on the roof of the hotel;

• Free Wi-Fi throughout the Fairmont Pacific Rim;

• large modern fitness center with infrared sauna, meditation and yoga boxes;

• facilities for guests with children: children's menu, babysitting services and a warm children's pool.

Disadvantages of the hotel:

• paid parking spaces;

• additional charge for pets.

Price: from $ 200 per night.

Address: 1038 Canada Pl, Vancouver, BC V6C 0B9, Canada.

4. Rosewood Hotel Georgia — innovations in retro style

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"Rosewood Hotel Georgia" — a rattling mix of modern elegance and retro style of the 20s. It is a legendary place with its own unique atmosphere and grace.

For Canada, which celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2017, the Rosewood Hotel Georgia is considered an architectural monument-it was founded almost 100 years ago, in 1927. At one time, he hosted such celebrities as Marlene Dietrich, Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley? Nat King Cole, etc.

The hotel is located in the city center, opposite the art gallery, next to the premium department store "Nordstrom". YVR airport can be reached in 25 minutes by car.

When the Rosewood Hotel Georgia debuted in the early 20th century, it quickly took over the palm tree from its competitors as the most innovative hotel in Canada: its fully electric kitchens, radios, and extra-long beds for tall guests kept pace with modern technology. Unfortunately, in the 70s, there was oblivion for a long 30 years.

In 2007, "Rosewood Hotel Georgia" was purchased by the famous hotel group "Rosewood" and underwent a five-year renovation at a cost of several million dollars. Wood paneling, high ceilings, Italian marble floors, wide staircases, a last-century fireplace and a vintage retro clock — the original interior items of the early 20s have remained intact and serve the hotel to this day.

"Rosewood Hotel Georgia" is a favorite place for actors, film crews and other famous personalities. It is one of the top 10 unusual hotels in British Columbia, Vancouver and Canada in general.

Hotel Features:

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• convenient location in the city center;

• elegant rooms with great views from large windows;

• modern LCD TVs and free Wi-Fi;

• stunning indoor pool with glass bottom and fluorescent lights;

• it is possible to live with animals;

• 24-hour room service.

Disadvantages of the hotel:

• there are no saunas, steam rooms and Jacuzzis;

• very expensive restaurant.

Price: from $ 150 per night.

Address: 801 W Georgia St, Vancouver, BC V6C 1P7, Canada.

5. Victorian Hotel — quirkiness and accessibility

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Victorian Hotel is an unusual combination of antique furniture, rarity and modern decor. The hotel is located in a beautiful brick Victorian building, built in 1898 during the Great Gold Rush.

Outside has an impressive appearance with the sculptural details of the small Windows and white balconies. In the rooms, the Victorian theme is not so obvious and the "Victorian Hotel Vancouver" looks more like a budget hotel, but clean and cozy. In principle, it is. Going into the living room, you can see gray armchairs, a carpet and a world map in a gold frame on the wall. The fireplace is a real highlight of the hotel. There is a small restaurant behind the landing, although breakfast can be ordered in the room.

The Victorian Hotel is located on a quiet Homer Street, surrounded by historic Vancouver buildings, small shops and family homes. Just a few blocks away, you can discover the famous Gastown district — the "hot heart" of Vancouver's artistic and cultural life. The nearest Skytrain station is just a five-minute walk away, giving you easy access to the airport and most of the destinations in Vancouver.

The three-storey "Victorian Hotel" has a total of 47 rooms. Cozy furniture and modern technology combine well with historical details of the Victorian era, giving something special to this unusual place. Parquet floors are usually covered with oriental-style carpets. Chests of drawers with marble countertops and ottomans look interesting. Some of the bathrooms in the more expensive rooms have glass showers and fancy square sinks. Most of the hotel rooms are equipped with air conditioning.

Hotel Features:

luxury hotel

• excellent location in the city center, close to the Gastown area and the Skytrain station;

• magnificent restored Victorian brick building;

• unique historical atmosphere inside the premises;

• clean and modern rooms with parquet floors and modern LCD TVs on the wall;

• free daily breakfast (croissants, yogurt, coffee and cornflakes);

• free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel.

Disadvantages of the hotel:

• for some rooms, only shared bathrooms are available;

• not all rooms are equipped with air conditioning;

• there is no elevator on the third floor;

• parking spaces are paid.

Victorian Hotel is one of the most unusual hotels in Vancouver. Despite some disadvantages and limited service, the hotel really has a lot of advantages, especially for its price.

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Price: from $ 70 per night.

Address: 514 Homer St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2V6, Canada.

In conclusion, I would like to add that the presented top unusual hotels in Vancouver, may not be exhaustive, but it accurately conveys the unimaginable spirit and special atmosphere of British Columbia, which is difficult to confuse with anything.

Canada is not just about hockey, nature and maple syrups. Canada is about friendliness and hospitality first and foremost! Whatever it was — the doors of Vancouver, the city of Canada are always open and welcome to everyone without exception.

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Aleksey Bashayev

Aleksey was born in the Republic of Mordovia, where he graduated from school and a local university. During his studies, he was actively engaged in martial arts, which allowed him to travel almost all over Russia as a participant in tournaments and competitions. It was at this time that a craving for travel and tourism arose. By 2020, Aleksey managed to visit 4 countries, but Egyptian pyramids gave him the most significant impressions, and emotions - charming secrets of Ancient Egypt "captivate the hearts" of many tourists. In his blogs, Aleksey will tell about the most surprising places of our planet, sharing the useful information with all readers of Pickvisa.

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