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Hipmunk City Love: The Hottest Boutique Hotels in Vancouver

A city where the mountains act as a backdrop and the ocean kisses the downtown shore line, Vancouver, British Columbia, is a dream city come to life. The West Coast capital is full of trendy places to stay, tasty restaurants home to world-class chefs, music venues galore, and nature escapes just outside the city limits. So whether it’s a Canucks hockey game or simply a love for traveling that brings you to the city, you can find the perfect boutique hotel in Vancouver.

L’Hermitage Hotel

If you’re looking for a place to stay with a feeling of home, look no further than the L’Hermitage Hotel. Located on the fifth, sixth, and seventh floors of a residential building in the heart of Vancouver, guests will experience all the perks of home while visiting the beautiful West Coast city. L’Hermitage Hotel has free bicycles for exploring the bike-friendly downtown area, as well as a private rooftop heated saltwater lap pool and Jacuzzi. All the rooms – from the “Petite” Boutique Room to the Two-Bedroom Signature Suite, guests can enjoy a spacious, Italian marble luxury bath and Nespresso machine to start the morning off right. Some rooms also have a fireplace and floor-to-ceiling windows.

Opus Vancouver

Proudly displaying the coveted Forbes Four-Star rating from 2013 to 2015 on its homepage and being recognized as one of the trendiest hotels in the world, Opus is a popular spot in Vancouver. Located in Yaletown, one of the trendiest neighborhoods in the city by the water, Opus is the perfect place for those travelers looking for a hotel with some personality. All of the rooms sport bold colors, funky art from local artists, and guests are given an iPhone and iPad complimentary to use during their stay.

Granville Island Hotel

Get island vibes without leaving the center of Vancouver with a stay at the Granville Island Hotel. Located just south of Yaletown on – you guessed it – Granville Island, you’ll be close to Stanley Park and the famous Granville Island Public Market. Pop into the market seven days a week for handcrafted goods; the farmers’ market opens from June until October, giving local farmers a beautiful and central place to sell their organic produce. And, it’s not just the island that is a fantastic place to stay, but the hotel itself is pet-friendly, with beautiful views of the harbor from the rooms, along with an open-air dining room, lounge, and patio situated along the harborside boardwalk.

The Burrard

If retro-chic boutique hotels are your thing, you’ve hit gold at The Burrard Hotel. Giving you all of the above and a downtown location, The Burrard is an original 1956 motel made hot after a few little pick-me-up renovations. The secret garden oasis lounge area adds a hint of luxury while giving guests a private and funky place to relax with other guests. All the rooms have been refurbished with modern-day amenities to give travelers everything they’re looking for with an affordable price tag. Free Brooklyn Cruiser bikes are available for guests to use to explore Vancouver when the sun is out and complimentary umbrellas for when the rain comes down.


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