Vancouver, BC is home to many luxury hotels in the city. Vancouver is also a very seasonal market, so more than not, a stay at a luxury hotel is rarely significantly more expensive at a branded mid-range hotel like the Marriott, Hyatt or the Sheraton’s in the city. It is also home to most luxurious airport hotel in Vancouver. Here is a list of the most luxurious hotels ranked in an descending order.

1. Rosewood Hotel Georgia

The Rosewood Georgia is consistently voted the most luxurious hotel in Vancouver, BC. It has the charm of an antique buildings, with the furnishings and amenities expected from a top class luxury hotel anywhere in the world. It is home to Hawksworth Restaurant that is consistently voted one of the top restaurants in the world. Finally, it is the only hotel in Vancouver to have an important amenity for a Vancouver winter; a heated bathroom floor.

Hotel Facility

Which Rooms?

Bathroom Amenities Proprietary Hotel Brand
Separate Bathtub and Shower All Rooms
Heated Bathroom Floor Yes
Swimming Pool Yes
Gym Yes
24 Hour Room Service Yes
24 Hour Room Service with Chef No
Complimentary Car Service Yes – In a Bentley
Size of Base Room 325 sqft
Size of Base Suite 585 sqft

Complimentary Benefits of Booking Through Arete Travel Hub

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Breakfast credit of US$30 per person per day (Max US$60 per day)
  • US$100 property credit
  • Early check-in, subject to availability
  • Late check-out, subject to availability
  • Wi-Fi

2. Fairmont Pacific Rim

The Fairmont Pacific Rim is the best hotel in Vancouver, BC after the Rosewood Georgia. It is the hotel to see and to be seen in Vancouver, with top celebrities being a common sight at this property. It is a hotel that opened just in time for the Vancouver Olympics, and continues to offer outstanding service and luxuriously furnished rooms. Their catering department has been known to customize breakfast, lunch & dinner not just in consideration of your dietary requirements, but also cuisine preferences.

Hotel Facility

Which Rooms?

Bathroom Amenities Le Labo Rose 31
Separate Bathtub and Shower All Rooms
Heated Bathroom Floor No
Swimming Pool Yes
Gym Yes
24 Hour Room Service Yes
24 Hour Room Service with Chef No
Complimentary Car Service Yes – In a BMW
Club Lounge Yes (Fairmont Gold Floors)
Size of Base Room 400 sqft
Size of Base Suite 800 sqft

Note, they have a Junior Suite that is never available on the website. It is priced the same as a Signature Ofuro Room and is not considered a Base Suite for the purpose of this post.

Complimentary Benefits of Booking Through Arete Travel Hub

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Full Breakfast for up to two in-room guests
  • US$100 Spa Service or Food & Beverage Credit
  • Early check-in, subject to availability
  • Late check-out, subject to availability
  • Wi-Fi

3. Shangri-La

The Shangri-La Vancouver is the exact opposite of the Fairmont Pacific Rim, it’s discreet, secluded and many local residents do not even know the existence of the hotel. Despite it’s secrecy, this hotel matches the luxuries provided by the Fairmont Pacific Rim.

Hotel Facility

Which Rooms?

Bathroom Amenities L’Occitane
Separate Bathtub and Shower All Rooms
Heated Bathroom Floor No
Swimming Pool Yes
Gym Yes
24 Hour Room Service Yes
24 Hour Room Service with Chef No
Complimentary Car Service Yes – In a BMW
Club Lounge No
Size of Base Room 400 sqft
Size of Base Suite 565 sqft
  • Despite officially publishing their car service, the service is rarely available, and typically the concierge are always “sold out” of this service. Only once have I obtained it in a timely manner, and the remaining times, there has been a 30-60 minute wait making this service redundant.
  • Their Executive Suite is the one room to avoid as much as possible. It’s their base suite, and split up into two approximately equal partition, ~280 sqft, making each portion incredibly small. Instead, if you must absolutely have a partition, we recommend the One Bedroom Suite, otherwise the Deluxe and Executive Balcony King rooms are also more spacious than the Executive Suite.

Complimentary Benefits of Booking Through Arete Travel Hub

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Full Breakfast for up to two in-room guests
  • US$100 Spa Service or Food & Beverage Credit
  • Early check-in, subject to availability
  • Late check-out, subject to availability
  • Wi-Fi