Hip Rental Apartments in Vancouver that You’ll Want to Call Home

Enjoy stunning skyline views of the city from the comfort of your own apartment
Enjoy stunning skyline views of the city from the comfort of your own apartment | Courtesy of Sky Residences Vancouver / Expedia
Julie Fanselow

In Vancouver, British Columbia, a vacation can easily combine an urban getaway with an outdoor break – especially if you linger in one of the many extended-stay rentals. This dense and walkable West Coast city in Canada is rimmed by waterfront paths, while Stanley Park is everyone’s favorite bonus backyard. Whether you visit to explore Gastown or nearby Grouse Mountain, there’s a hearty collection of vacation apartments available, ranging from private luxury lodgings to aparthotel-style suites.

1. Dunowen Properties


Dunowen Properties
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The sweet life is yours at this one-bedroom apartment at Dolce at Symphony Place, with high ceilings and hardwood floors. Don’t worry about packing light – the bedroom has a huge walk-in closet and abundant storage. Or bring empty suitcases and fill them up at the shops of the Pacific Centre and Robson Street. Gather around the gas fireplace for drinks and conversation, then enjoy the city lights from your balcony.

2. Level Vancouver Yaletown


Level Vancouver Yaletown
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Level has furnished apartments ranging from 500sqft to 1,200sqft (46sqm to 111sqm) in the Yaletown neighborhood. A subway station and ferry terminal are nearby, providing easy access to the rest of Vancouver. The lodgings are kid- and pet-friendly, and nearby Emily Barnes Park has a playground and dog run for the whole family to enjoy. When you return, pop into Nesters Market, just across the street from Level, before cooking up a feast in your kitchen.

3. Rosellen Suites at Stanley Park


Rosellen Suites at Stanley Park
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Just one block from Stanley Park, Rosellen Suites range from 600sqft to 1,900sqft (56sqm to 177sqm), with wood-burning fireplaces and open floor plans. Popular with film crews, the property has a neighborhood feel – but you’re close to Robson Street for shopping, and dozens of restaurants and bars on Denman Street. You’ll also have access to the Vancouver Aquatic Centre and a fitness club.

4. Sky Residences Vancouver


Sky Residences Vancouver
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Sky Residences welcome extended-stay travelers to Vancouver with updated decor, well-stocked kitchens, stellar city views and a convenient downtown location. Shared common spaces include a garden, barbecue area and sauna. The apartments are part of the Symphony Place complex, just across the street from the Orpheum theater and a few blocks from shopping at Pacific Centre and Robson Street.

5. Century Plaza Hotel & Spa

Spa Hotel, Hotel

Century Plaza Hotel & Spa
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Find affordable variety at Century Plaza, where choices include 400sqft (37sqm) studio suites with kitchenettes, apartment-sized king suites with balcony views and plenty of options in between. There’s no in-room laundry, but a guest amenity center includes washers, dryers and a TV lounge. The hotel is also close to Nelson Park, a dog-friendly urban greenery where the West End Farmers Market is held during the summer months.

6. L’Hermitage Hotel

Boutique Hotel

LHermitage Hotel, Vancouver
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Tucked within a high-end hotel, the apartment-style, extended-stay suites at L’Hermitage have gourmet kitchens with Sub-Zero and Bosch appliances, marble bathrooms and stacked washers and dryers. An outdoor heated saltwater pool is perfect for a swim, or work up a sweat in the 24-hour fitness studio. It’s an easy walk to top-tier shopping, arts venues, hundreds of restaurants and the waterfront.

7. Sonder at Revival


Sonder at Revival
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Sonder at Revival has an enviable location in a residential area in the West End, just a few blocks from the scenery, beaches and social whirl of English Bay. The small studios are comfortable and crisply decorated, with a kitchenette, dishwasher and small private terrace. Eat in your suite or explore the international smorgasbord of restaurants on nearby Denman Street.

8. Vancouver Extended Stay


Vancouver Extended Stay
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Set midway between the core of downtown and Stanley Park, Vancouver Extended Stay has accommodations in two secure high-rise condo communities. Both complexes, the Palisades and the Residences on Georgia, offer secure parking and fitness centers, plus sweeping views and open balconies on the higher floors. Stroll to Robson Street for shopping and dining, then watch the hydroplanes take off and land on Coal Harbour.

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