I recently stayed at the Shangri-La in downtown Vancouver and had a great experience.The hotel is new so all the amenities were in perfect condition and the service was impeccable.Lots of premium perks – complimentary fresh fruit in the room, nespresso machine, luxury bedding, fancy robe and slippers, LCD TV in bathroom mirror (perhaps a little over the top), really good room service.
The decor is Asian modern so depending on your taste, that could be a good or bad thing.The fitness center is super nice – all cardio machines are new with tvs and there are weights and kinesis machines as well.One call out — the lobby area is beautiful but not very inviting to sit / have a drink / etc – I don’t think I saw one person sitting down there the entire weekend.
The hotel in general has more of a private feel.There’s a Jean-Georges restaurant, Market, in the hotel but I only had a chance to eat brunch there (which was good not amazing).
The Pacific Palisades on Robson Street was superb when I stayed there in 2007.While some of the rooms have relatively dated decor, its location, ambience and outstanding service, (not to mention a daily complimentary “wine hour”) made my stay in Vancouver memorable and thoroughly enjoyable.Its restaurant, Zin, also provided one of the finest breakfasts in recent memory.
Rosewood Vancouver Georgia for me.Unique location, historic hotel, friendly and helpful staff.