The Westin Bayshore, Vancouver
Best for: Sensational skyline views.
The lowdown: Soak up the sights of the city from the four-star Westin – gaze out to Stanley Park, the Yacht Club, Coral Harbour and beyond. Savour modern luxury on the waterfront, combined with a brilliant location to see Vancouver with ease.
Stay for: The oasis of Stanley Park, right on your doorstep. Wander through the forest trails, keep your eyes peeled for racoons and ride the railway through this urban park.
Know this… If you’re into outdoor activities, the hotel offers a ‘running concierge’ service. Ask at reception and join a group with a guide, to see the best of Stanley Park.
The Rosedale on Robson
Best for: Family time
The lowdown: With more people in your group, head to The Rosedale for a home away from home. It’s an all-suite hotel so every room gets a good amount of space, including a separate sitting room and kitchenette.
Stay for: Shoppers will love browsing along the buzzing sidewalks of Robson Street.
Know this… If you want to whip up your own breakfast, buy supplies from Granville Market the day before... or the little store up the street.
Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre
Best for: A central downtown location
Lowdown: Set in the heart of Vancouver, this contemporary and crisp four-star hotel is home to spectacular rooms with floor to ceiling windows, showcasing panoramic views of the city. Recharge after days of adventure, with a dip in the hotel’s indoor pool.
Stay for: The close transport links around the city and nearby nightlife – from hockey games to sipping Caesars (try it, the Canadian Bloody Mary) in a bar.
Know this… Upgrade your stay, when you book a Club Level room and relish exclusive access to the Club Lounge – featuring a rooftop terrace with mesmerising views.
Residence Inn by Marriott Vancouver Downtown
Best for: A budget break
Lowdown: Make the most of a hot spot location in Vancouver, paired with an affordable stay. The three-star Residence Inn offers a great value-for-money retreat with sizeable rooms, well-suited for groups and guests planning longer stays.
Stay for: The central location and your own fully fitted kitchen. All rooms in the hotel come with a kitchen – tuck into breakfast before you leave, make packed lunches for days out and save money with a couple of nights dining in.
Know this… You can put an order in with the hotel’s grocery service, who will get your shopping list of fresh ingredients straight to your door.
The Rosedale on Robson
As well as large suites that accommodate all the family, you also have a pool and hot tub on site.Book The Rosedale
A city icon
You can’t miss the Fairmont Hotel, Vancouver. The so-called ‘castle in the city’ has royal connections. It was opened in 1939 by King George VI.Book Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
Room with a view
Book a sky high stay in the centre of the city – spot the mountain.£939 ppBook The Burrard
Best for: A smart stay.
The lowdown: The Hyatt Regency means business. It’s a smart, downtown hotel near all the good shops with the Burrard Skytrain Station right next door for access across the city.
Stay for: The rooms are some of the largest in the city, with floor-to-ceiling windows.
Know this… For even more light, you can always head to the sundeck after grabbing a Starbucks from the lobby café.
An unrivalled location
The Pan Pacific Vancouver is right on Canada Place pier, looking out over the harbour. Book flights and a seven night stay in Vancouver at the Pan Pacific from£1169 ppBook flights and hotels
Pan Pacific Vancouver
Best for: Big views.
The lowdown: Pan Pacific is a Vancouver icon. It’s famous, and the only hotel that’s truly waterside, so you can drink in the views from the windows.
Stay for: A convenient stop before a cruise (it’s close to the dock). But you’ll want to stay longer.
Know this… Bang on the waterfront, you can see the Coastal Mountains across Vancouver Harbour from the restaurant, whilst hotel rooms all have views of the city, harbour or mountains.
The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
Best for: Luxury in hotel form
The lowdown: It’s a landmark building that looks a little like a castle. You can shop in the swanky lobby – at Dior and Louis Vuitton.
Stay for: The décor, styled on an English country house, but on a far grander scale.
Know this… Sip on your favourite tipple for less, with Happy Hour, Monday – Friday between 3pm-6pm, at the hotel’s Notch8 restaurant and bar.