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?
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.
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.
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.
With even the smallest units offering a robust 714 square feet and a separate bedroom, not to mention full kitchens and large fireplaces and balconies, it may be hard to drag yourself away from the room to the slopes right outside the door.
Downtown access and spectacular views converge in this magnificent tower hotel scenically situated on Burrard Inlet.
Family-friendly hotel composed of contemporary suites outfitted with working fireplaces and well-stocked kitchens-all within 100 feet of two ski gondolas.
Set on an island that is fully encircled by mountain peaks, the 24-cabin lodge is as remote today as it was when it was built in 1902. Guests do not have easy access to TV’s or the Internet, and most rooms are outfitted with balconies overlooking the water.
A 46-guest-room resort with en suite soaking tubs and fireplaces and a 110-slip marina.
Deep in the Selkirk Mountains, Nelsen Lodge at Revelstoke Mountain Resort debuts with 59 rustic suites in February of 2009 (162 more are slated to open later this year) and is just 10 steps from the longest lift-serviced descent in North America, at 5,620 feet.
Although this 18-story financial district skyscraper has an austere glass-and-concrete exterior, the lobby is warmly furnished with plush, neutral-toned couches and antique gold-leaf carving.