Hotels in British Columbia
Downtown’s 1927 landmark has been revamped with Art Deco–inspired rooms (in soothing palettes of ivory, chocolate, and light blue), a world-class spa, saltwater lap pool, and a slick, dark-wood-and-gold-paneled restaurant run by star chef David Hawksworth. Looking to branch out?
This Fairmont outpost attached to Vancouver International Airport is a dream for jet watchers (and anyone needing luxurious digs between flights). The hotel towers above the airport’s U.S.
As stately and magnificent today as it was in 1939 when it opened just in time for the visit of King George VI, the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver’s grand public spaces—from the lobby to the bar to the ballroom—are filled with classical dazzle and hints of Art Moderne, including marble terrazzo floors
Just 50 feet from Woods Lake in Kelowna, this four-bedroom villa has Italian stonework, a Jacuzzi, and an antique stone fireplace.
“Roughing it” at Clayoquot should appeal to even the most dedicated sybarite. A floatplane brings guests from Vancouver to a secluded compound hugging a spruce- and cedar-shaded shore.
Long Beach Lodge Resort sits along eight acres of Vancouver Island's West Coast. The Cox Bay beachfront property has 41 lodge rooms, each with handcrafted Douglas fir furniture, an oversized soaking tub, slate floors, and local artwork on the walls.
Ivy-covered, British-inspired 1908 hotel (don't miss the traditional afternoon tea with scones and finger sandwiches) facing the Inner Harbour; one of Victoria's best addresses.
Located in downtown Vancouver one block from Canada Line rapid transit, St. Regis is a boutique hotel geared toward business travelers. After an $11-million renovation in 2008, the hotel kept its century-old charm intact, but brought the property up to modern standards.
Formerly the home of the Dufferin Hotel, this European-style boutique hotel with 21st-century stylings occupies a 1908 heritage building in downtown's Yaletown district.
With its understated blue awnings and relatively small size (83 rooms), this Relais & Châteaux property is sometimes overlooked by visitors drawn to more toweringly opulent Downtown hotels—but that’s their loss.
The crown jewel of the Cowichan food scene, thanks to proprietor and chef Mara Jernigan, who also leads a terrific Saturday cooking class.
The Altitude: 7,200 feet.