The Best Family-Friendly Hotels to Book in Vancouver, Canada

The whole family can enjoy an unforgettable vacation to Vancouver with a stay at these properties
The whole family can enjoy an unforgettable vacation to Vancouver with a stay at these properties | © The Westin Bayshore / Expedia
Julia Sayers Gokhale

Vancouver, British Columbia, draws visitors from around the world who come to whale watch, sightsee, experience natural beauty and dine in the diverse city. Located on the western coast of Canada, Vancouver also includes many family-friendly activities. Stroll through the massive Stanley Park – a temperate rainforest in the city – dive into the Vancouver Aquarium or take a ride on the rainbow-colored Aquabus ferry. A host of family-friendly hotels welcome kids and round out your vacation, bookable on Culture Trip.

1. The Westin Bayshore, Vancouver, for Van City adventures


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Westin hotels have a family program that ensures a stay is fun and comfortable for both kids and adults. Upon checkin, kids will receive a Westin Family Travel Journal and local activity guide where they can record their adventures. Kids’ menus at the hotel’s restaurants take children’s wellness into mind. At the Westin Bayshore, large rooms and suites have plenty of space for everyone and include marina, mountain or city views. Kids can splash around in the indoor and outdoor pools while parents enjoy poolside cocktails.

2. Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront, for envy-inducing views


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The views from the Pinnacle Hotel can’t be beat. Accommodations include sweeping panoramas of the Vancouver Harbour – and its sparkling blue water and towering mountains – that can be viewed from balcony rooms. The large rooms and suites are ideal for families. Kids get their own breakfast and lunch/dinner menu at on-site P2B Bistro & Bar. Plus you really can bring every member of the family – the hotel is dog-friendly, too.

3. Fairmont Waterfront, for kiddie discounts

Boutique Hotel

A living room at Fairmont Waterfront, with sofas, a coffee table, dining table and large windows
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The sleek Fairmont Waterfront hotel has a year-round family package that offers 40 percent off a second room – connecting rooms where possible. In addition to the discount, the package also includes self-parking for one vehicle, an in-room daily movie, board games upon request, and milk and cookies delivered to the room. When dining at the hotel’s ARC Restaurant, kids under 12 receive a 50 percent discount on menu items.

4. Pan Pacific Vancouver, for a parent-friendly package

Boutique Hotel

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© Pan Pacific Vancouver / Expedia

The Pan Pacific hotel offers what they call the Ultimate Family Getaway. At this five-star waterfront hotel, families can book a second room for 50 percent off. The package also includes a daily food and beverage credit of $50, as well as free self-parking for one car. Kids will enjoy splashing around in the outdoor, heated saltwater pool that’s open year-round. Adults can escape to Spa Utopia, the largest spa in British Columbia.

5. The St Regis Hotel, for boutique bliss

Independent Hotel

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© The St. Regis Hotel / Expedia
Not to be confused with the luxury brand of the same name, the St Regis Hotel is an independently owned boutique hotel in the heart of Vancouver. Located in a renovated 1913 heritage building, the hotel offers standard guest rooms – with one or two beds – or junior and executive suites. Breakfast is free for up to two guests. With the hotel’s city center location, you can walk to many family-friendly attractions, like Science World.

6. The Sutton Place Hotel – Vancouver, for a multi-generational getaway

Boutique Hotel, Hotel

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The Sutton Place Hotel brings European elegance to Vancouver. A variety of room configurations increase sleeping options for families, and several include sofa beds. An indoor pool is open daily and connects to a seasonal outdoor patio. Parents can unwind at the Sutton Wine Merchant or the Vida Spa. If grandma and grandpa plan to come, seniors aged 55 and over receive up to a 40 percent discount – plus early checkin and late checkout – on their room.

7. Delta Hotels by Marriott Vancouver Downtown Suites, for parkside perks


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© Delta Hotels by Marriott Vancouver Downtown Suites / Expedia

This hotel only offers suites, making it a great choice for larger families or those who want the amenities of home. Family-friendly and pet-friendly suites feature separate bedroom and living areas, a mini-fridge and flat-screen TVs that can connect to Netflix. On-site restaurant Stock & Supply offers build-your-own charcuterie board and beer flight options for adults, and a varied menu for kids. Walk to nearby Stanley Park when you’re ready to explore.

8. Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre, for impressive architecture


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© Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre / Expedia

Stay in one of the most well-known buildings of Vancouver’s skyline: One Wall Centre, the north tower of the Sheraton hotel. The striking building is made up of floor-to-ceiling windows that provide infinite views of the city and its natural surroundings. Specific Family Rooms can be booked, which feature a larger room than the standard guest room, with either one king or two double beds. A heated indoor pool is open daily.

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