Located in the heart of downtown Vancouver, the Wedgewood is a distinctly different boutique hotel. The only Relais & Chateaux property in the city, the Wedgewood stands out with its top hat–wearing doorman, jewel box–like lobby with fireplace, and mirrored ceilings. Independently owned and family-run, the character of its owners shines through with hand-picked scenes of rural English idylls and hunting prints hanging on every wall. The only hotel in the city with a full balcony for each guest room (thanks to its previous life as an apartment building), the Wedgewood also boasts larger-than-average rooms, each decorated slightly differently. Warm, peppery-red and rust shades contrast with delicate eggshell-blue and jade accents. Guests are welcomed to the hotel with delicious, locally made Daniel chocolates, and other complimentary amenities include daily newspaper, free Wi-Fi, Frette robes, and an in-room Nespresso machine.
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Centrally located on a tree-lined street in Vancouver’s downtown core, a stone’s throw from the art gallery and the shopping and dining delights of Robson Street, the Wedgewood is a solid bet for seeing the best of the city without wearing out much shoe leather. Take a stroll to Stanley Park and discover some of Vancouver’s First Nations roots at the towering Totem Poles at Brockton Point. Learn about the city’s Asian side with a visit to the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Garden, a classically designed Chinese garden in the heart of the city. Take time to sip tea here, and join the guided tour to appreciate the finer details, from the intricate floor patterns to the asymmetrical arrangement of limestone rocks from Lake Tai.
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Rooms: 41 rooms, 42 suites; from $155. Check-in: 3 p.m.; check-out: noon. Dining options: The dark wood–paneled Bacchus restaurant serves West Coast cuisine with the finest local ingredients. Boasting plenty of booths and intimate corners, it’s the perfect spot for a long, late lunch or special dinner. The lounge and bar areas ooze old-school sophistication with red velvet upholstered chairs and a gleaming wood and mirrored bar. Spa and gym details: A light, bright fitness room on the second floor has all the latest high-tech equipment. The full-service spa offers a range of therapies and treatments.
Who’s it for: Throughout the winter months, the hotel is popular with corporate travelers. In summer and spring, families and couples make up the majority of guests. Our favorite rooms: Rooms facing Robson Square have the best views of the art gallery and scarlet maple trees. The deluxe executive rooms have a big-enough-for-two soaker tub in the bedroom area, perfect for romantic stays. The Lord Wedgewood Penthouse on the 14th floor boasts a double terrace with patio furniture, a huge Jacuzzi tub as a room divider, and a romantic fireplace. Serene spaces: All hotel guests can use the steam room in the spa and also take advantage of the relaxation room with its cozy couches, snuggly throws, and complimentary tea and coffee.