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Highly praised downtown Vancouver hotel with outdoor pool and suites with kitchen & balcony

  • Free Wi-Fi, free local calls, free bicycle rentals
  • Several reviewers praised the food at the on-site restaurant
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their attentive service
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean and well-appointed
  • Many reviewers found the location convenient for accessing downtown attractions on foot
  • Several guests described the bathrooms as spacious
  • Valet parking is $25 per night
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Editor's Analysis
Updated Feb 12, 2015
This hotel is promoted as a luxury boutique hotel and is situated amid the dining and entertainment district of downtown Vancouver. This hotel is ideal for both business travellers and tourists looking to explore the downtown area on foot.

All 60 rooms include free Wi-Fi, free newspapers, evening turn-down service, free local calls, a single-brew coffeemaker, a flat-screen TV, an iPod dock, a safe, an iron and an ironing board, bathrobes, and individual climate control. Select suites may also include a fireplace, a private balcony, a fully-equipped kitchen, and a walk-in closet.

Valet parking is available on-site for $25 per night and includes unlimited in/out privileges. Pets which are less than 25 lbs. are permitted for an additional fee of $30 per night.

There are multiple on-site dining options including L'Orangerie Dining Room & Lounge, Q4 'al centro', and in-room dining. A breakfast buffet is served daily from 6:30am - 11:30am at the L'Orangerie Dining Room & Lounge.

Recreational facilities at this property include an outdoor hot tub, an outdoor salt-water lap pool, free bicycle rentals, a steam room, and a fitness centre. Other on-site amenities include a business centre, meeting space, a boardroom, same-day dry cleaning (extra fees apply), and luggage storage.

The following attractions are within a 10-minute walk: The Vancouver Art Gallery, the Pacific Centre Mall, the Queen Elizabeth Theatre, B.C. Place Stadium (home of the CFL's B.C. Lions), and Rogers Arena (home of the NHL's Vancouver Canucks and concert venue). Yaletown (boutique shopping destination) is also about a 10-minute walk from this hotel, while the Vancouver harbourfront (Vancouver Convention Centre, Seawall trail system, and cruise ship terminal) is a 15-minute walk.

The Vancouver International Airport (YVR) is 25-30 minutes away by car (walking and driving time estimates: Google Maps).
The Good
Positive reviews for this hotel greatly outnumbered negative reviews, among the reviews used for this analysis. 

The most complimented aspect of this hotel was the customer service. The staff were frequently characterized as attentive, friendly, and accommodating. The bell and porter staff were described as attentive and pleasant, while the concierge staff were described as knowledgeable. One guest said that he received "fabulous restaurant recommendations". Another reviewer said that the staff anticipated his needs by preparing a room for an early check-in because of his early flight. Another guest said that she felt like she had "personal staff" while at this hotel.

Many guests described their rooms as clean, well-maintained, and well-appointed with luxurious furnishings. Several reviewers described their beds as comfortable and some guests said their bathrooms were spacious.

Many reviewers found the location convenient for accessing downtown attractions and shopping destinations on foot.

Several guests praised the food and attentive wait staff at the on-site restaurant.

The hotel's outdoor lap pool, well-equipped fitness centre, private balconies, and in-room single brew coffeemakers, were all described as value-added features.
The Bad
As mentioned above, positive reviews greatly outnumbered negative reviews for this property, among the reviews used for this analysis. In fact, there were very few concerns or complaints found for this hotel.

A couple of guests complained about being disturbed in their rooms by construction noise.

One reviewer thought that the breakfast buffet, at the on-site restaurant, offered a limited selection of hot items, while another guest found the breakfast menu expensive.

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Expedia.ca gave this hotel an average score of 4.8 out of 5.0, with 98% of 243 guests recommending the property.

TripAdvisor.ca ranked this hotel #1 out of 101 properties in Vancouver, based on 955 reviews.

Hotels.com gave this property an average score of 4.8 out of 5.0, from 191 guest reviews.
Editor's Analysis by Tammy B.
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Guest Reviews

Rated 9.9/10 based on 3089 reviews

Ranked #2 out of 101 hotels in Vancouver

Map Marker L'Hermitage Hotel
788 Richards Street, Vancouver, BC