Fora’s Guide to Luxury Hotels in Vancouver, Canada: 3 Cool Choices

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Need recommendations for hotels in Vancouver, Canada’s cool cosmopolitan hub on the Pacific coast? We have you covered with three luxurious choices across Downtown’s best neighborhoods. 

Want sweet perks — like complimentary daily breakfast, extended check-in/out and other extras — at the best hotels in Vancouver, Canada? Connect with Fora to plan and book your stay. We’ll hook you up with all sorts of extras (for the same price as booking online), plus expert itinerary suggestions and one-on-one support all to level up your trip.

What’s the best area to stay in Vancouver BC?

It’s hard to go wrong with Downtown Vancouver, and there are a lot of exciting neighborhoods that appeal to travelers of all types.

City Center is, unsurprisingly, at the heart of Downtown, providing convenient access to the rest of the city and a luxurious selection of accommodations. West End is more residential overall, but there are neat pockets worth checking out, like Davie Village — Vancouver’s bustling, LGBTQ+ friendly district — and Robson Street. Or to the east, there are the trendy neighborhoods of Yaletown, Gastown and Chinatown, each offering a distinct experience ranging from brewery-filled streets to trendy cafes and beyond. 

Overall, your best bet is to connect with a travel pro (ahem) who can hook you up with tailored recs, though.

The 3 best hotels in Downtown Vancouver, Canada

Read on for three of our favorite hotels in Vancouver, Canada. (Curious about what to do once you arrive? Check out our guide to weekend getaways to Vancouver BC.)

1. Fairmont Hotel Vancouver: the “Castle in the City”

Image courtesy of Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

One of three stunning Fairmont properties in the city, Fairmont Hotel Vancouver is located in the heart of Downtown, right next to the beautiful Vancouver Art Gallery and bustling Robson Square.

The ornate Gothic façade of the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver stands in stark contrast with the contemporary high-rises that surround it, offering a glimpse into the city’s storied past. The interior, however, features elegant modern decor and world-class amenities that have made it a favorite for visiting royals (okay, that might've just been one time), celebrities and discerning travelers. Naturally, this is one of the most spectacular hotels in Vancouver.

Plan and book your trip with Fora to VIP your stay at Fairmont Hotel Vancouver.

(Need Vancouver travel inspiration? Our 2-day Vancouver itinerary and family guide to Vancouver have tons of ideas.)

Fora Perks at Fairmont Hotel Vancouver:

  • Hotel / resort credit.

  • Breakfast daily.

  • Upgrade & extended check-in/out whenever possible.

2. the DOUGLAS, an Autograph Collection Hotel: a strikingly artful hotel in Vancouver, Canada

Image courtesy of the DOUGLAS, an Autograph Collection Hotel

Endlessly chic, the DOUGLAS is a super hip boutique-style Vancouver hotel neighboring BC Place, home of the Vancouver Whitecaps FC, with access to some of the city’s coolest neighborhoods. 

Whereas Fairmont Hotel Vancouver fondly sources inspiration from bygone eras, the DOUGLAS takes the opposite approach, blazing ahead with a bleeding-edge theme that’s as interesting and unique as it is lavish. Of particular note are the DOUGLAS’ premier suites, each of which features a distinct, curated style sure to appeal to travelers with an eye for trendy interior design.

(Want to sample the city’s diverse gastronomy? See our foodie’s guide to Vancouver.)

Fora Perks at the DOUGLAS:

  • $100 food / beverage credit.

  • Breakfast daily.

  • Upgrade & extended check-in/out whenever possible.

3. OPUS Hotel Vancouver: a fun & vibrant boutique hotel in Vancouver’s trendy Yaletown neighborhood

Image courtesy of OPUS Hotel Vancouver

A stylish arthouse choice, OPUS Hotel Vancouver is as vibey and trendy as the Yaletown neighborhood it belongs to. Throughout OPUS' vibrant corridors and rooms, you’ll encounter posh decor, fun artwork and bold furniture that combined, create an electric, yet sophisticated atmosphere. 

We’ll be blunt: if you’re looking for the most relaxing hotel in Vancouver, Canada — OPUS may not be the best choice. But if you’re seeking a lively stay filled with youthful energy, it should be near the top of your list.

(Want to experience Vancouver like a local? Our insider’s guide to Vancouver has you covered.)

Fora Perks at OPUS:

  • Complimentary valet parking.

  • Breakfast daily.

  • Upgrade & guaranteed late check-out.

Want VIP perks at a top hotel in Vancouver, Canada? Connect with Fora

Loving these cool hotels in Vancouver, Canada? Or want tailored recs instead? Plan and book your trip with Fora. We’ll help you find the perfect accommodations for your budget and travel preferences, then hook you up with complimentary hotel perks, insider itinerary suggestions and more.

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This article has been fact checked by Fora Advisor Stephanie Jones, an expert on travel to Vancouver, Canada.

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