The Best Boutique Hotels to Book in Vancouver

Take in the sights of Vancouver from your room at some of the citys best boutique hotels
Take in the sights of Vancouver from your room at some of the city's best boutique hotels | © All Canada Photos / Alamy Stock Photo
Tommy Partl

Sometimes a vacation rental doesn’t cut it. For those looking for an extra bit of style, these boutique hotels in Vancouver are experts in welcoming guests to Canada’s west coast. Whether you want spectacular views, a central location or a rich history of famous guests, each of these boutique hotels in Vancouver will show a different side of the city – and they’re all bookable on Culture Trip.

1. The Burrard, for city hoppers

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Modern decorated room at The Burrard, with a large bed with white linen, a brown headboard, and a white desk and Nespresso machine
 Courtesy of The Burrard / Expedia

A quick walk from the trendy bars and “restos” on Davie Street, this oh-so-hip hotel is located in a converted 1956 motor inn. Mid-century design meets sophisticated retro decor in this boutique property with inviting rooms, complete with Nespresso coffee machines. Dogs stay for free, and bikes are available to borrow. An on-site coffee shop serves casual meals, while the verdant outdoor courtyard is a nice spot to meet friends for a cold evening beer.

2. Skwachàys Lodge, for a cultural experience

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Opulently decorated room at Skwachàys Lodge, with a large bed with white linen, gray carpet and gray curtains
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Canada’s first Indigenous Arts Hotel, this unique boutique hotel in Vancouver gets rave reviews for its friendly staff and homage to First Nations heritage. Each of the 18 suites showcase Canada’s First Nations culture and are individually designed by local Aboriginal artists and Vancouver interior designers. Connected to the hotel lobby is the incredible Urban Aboriginal Fair Trade Gallery, which features original First Nations artwork. Simple fare and local wines and beers can be enjoyed in the Kayachtn Room.

3. Victorian Hotel, for period features


A room at Victorian Hotel, with white walls, wood floors, exposed brick, and artwork on the walls
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Centrally located near the famous Gastown District, this stunning property is set in a converted 1898 Victorian home. Cozy rooms meld antique furniture with a modern aesthetic. Some suites also feature original hardwood floors and large bay windows with sitting areas. A daily continental breakfast is included. The hotel’s restaurant, Autostrada Osteria, is a small bistro that serves simple but tasty Italian cuisine.

4. Opus Vancouver, for perfect pizza

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Twin room at OPUS Hotel Vancouver, with lime-coloured walls and furnishings, and two double beds
 Courtesy of OPUS Hotel Vancouver / Expedia

Located in the hipster haven of vibrant Yaletown, the stylish Opus adroitly offers a playful blend of whimsy and luxury. Incredibly colorful rooms have flat-screen TVs, iPads and minibars. Guests can personalize their minibars with hotel’s BYOB (Bring Your Own Bar) program. The hotel’s restaurant, Capo, is a favored spot among locals – the 36-hour-fermented sourdough wood-fired pizza is not to be missed. Cap the night off with a drink at The Spritz, the elegant cocktail bar just off the lobby.

5. Wedgewood Hotel & Spa, for delectable dining


Room at Wedgewood Hotel & Spa, with beige carpets and walls, a large bed with white linen, and red patterned curtains
 Courtesy of Wedgewood Hotel & Spa - Relais & Chateaux / Expedia
This chic boutique hotel proves that the classics never go out of style. Formal but very friendly, this historic property offers stately, plush guestrooms with luxe, marble bathrooms and balconies. There is a well-stocked fitness center with cardio machines and free weights, as well as a full-service spa with a eucalyptus steam room. The fine-dining Bacchus Restaurant features attractive Venetian decor and showcases European-inspired dishes. The carefully curated wine list is sure to complement any meal.

6. Hotel Belmont Vancouver, for a guaranteed good time


Twin room at Hotel Belmont Vancouver, with blue-and-white painted walls, two wooden double beds with white linen, and blue curtains
 Courtesy of Hotel Belmont Vancouver, Ascend Hotel Collection / Expedia

You can’t miss this hotel facing onto Granville Street. Painted in hot pink, Hotel Belmont is the most distinct downtown hotel. There’s no better place to stay for nightlife, as the city’s best clubs and venues are only steps away. However, you don’t even have to leave the hotel for a good time. Head down to The Basement, the hotel’s underground bar that has a dance floor, cocktails on tap and arcade games.

7. Loden Hotel, for peaceful nights in


Room at Loden Hotel with contemporary decor, including a large bed with a brown headboard, a dark wood wardrobe and a check carpet
 Courtesy of Loden Hotel / Expedia
Loden Hotel is a dream for travelers who want a quiet space – with all the amenities – in which to unwind. This classy hotel in Coal Harbour has majestic mountain views, along with a central location that puts guests close to Stanley Park and downtown’s nightlife. In-room yoga mats and a cab drop-off service are among the thoughtful perks. It’s also among the city’s top pet-friendly hotels, with amenities such as plush dog beds.

8. L’Hermitage Hotel, for sunning yourself


Cosy room at LHermitage Hotel, which includes a large bed with a wooden headboard, and a chaise lounge at the foot of the bed
 Courtesy of L'Hermitage Hotel / Expedia

L’Hermitage exudes luxury style. Its boutique studio-style rooms include solariums for soaking up as much summer sun as possible. For extended stays, L’Hermitage also offers one- or two-bedroom suites that are fitted with Parisian-chic style and kitchens. Downstairs, its lounge, L’Orangerie, serves afternoon high tea, but the hotel is also close to downtown’s diverse culinary menu, including Jinya Ramen Bar and the famous Japadog.

9. Hotel BLU Vancouver, for a high-tech hotel


Room at Hotel Blu Vancouver, with patterned carpets, white walls, a large double bed with white linen, a desk and patterned armchair
 Courtesy of Hotel Blu Vancouver / Expedia

Hotel BLU has a distinct character, with neon blue lights glowing on its awnings, making it stand out along Robson Street. Its New York-style two-storey lofts feature the latest tech, such as Roxy (a speech-enabled personal in-room concierge), smart TVs and even an electric car charging station. Its sustainable practices also make it one of Vancouver’s most eco-friendly hotels. The entire second floor is powered by carbon-neutral energy, and it has five green roofs. A yoga class, pool and a daily breakfast buffet at the Azure Lounge add more comfort to your stay.

10. Granville Island Hotel, for a room with a view


Room at Granville Island Hotel, with a double bed with white linen and a silver headboard, dark wood furniture, and access to a balcony
 Courtesy of Granville Island Hotel / Expedia

The only hotel on Granville Island, this is a prime spot for enjoying theatre, comedy shows, diverse cuisine and natural beauty. The nearby market serves up fresh produce and enough sugary treats to soothe any sweet tooth. The local ferries also make it easy to get to downtown attractions, such as Science World and the Kitsilano neighborhood. Many of the hotel rooms feature balconies with waterside views of downtown and the mountains.

If you’re looking for more accommodation options in Vancouver, read our guide to the best hotels in Vancouver – then book your stay on Culture Trip.

Sandra MacGregor contributed additional reporting to this article.

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