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Best areas in Vancouver for luxury hotels

If you’re looking for luxury hotels in Vancouver, the first place to try is the city’s Downtown, a fascinating mix of the strikingly modern and the charmingly historic. Based here, you’ll be right in the center of things with an excellent choice of restaurants, museums, and upmarket shopping. Another good place to find luxury accommodation is the Waterfront district, just to the northeast of Downtown and overlooking Vancouver Harbour. There’s also a selection of luxury hotels near Vancouver International Airport on Sea Island, which is just a 30-minute cab ride from Downtown.

Top luxury hotels in Vancouver

The Fairmont Vancouver Airport Hotel is conveniently located atop the departures terminal, but its full soundproofing means you’ll always get a good night’s sleep in its elegant guestrooms. The exclusive Pinnacle Hotel Vancouver Harbourfront’s guestrooms have stylish furnishings, and some offer views across Vancouver Harbour. Leisure facilities include a health and fitness club, and an indoor pool. Amenities at the Pacific Gateway Hotel, which is near Vancouver International Airport, include an outdoor seasonal pool. The hotel’s exquisite Pier 73 Restaurant serves a contemporary menu using the best locally produced ingredients.

Where to find the best fine dining in Vancouver

There’s an excellent choice of fine dining in Vancouver’s Downtown with restaurants serving a variety of world cuisines including French, Italian, and Japanese. Some of the luxury hotels in the Downtown district have excellent restaurants with both contemporary and traditional menus on offer. You’ll also find some distinctive restaurants in the charming Gastown neighborhood, just to the east of Downtown. This is the place to find intimate little independent restaurants serving innovative dishes in a relaxed ambience. It’s worth exploring Chinatown, too, which has some excellent upmarket options serving sophisticated Chinese cuisine.

The most unique things to do in Vancouver

For a bird’s eye view of the city and around, why not hire a helicopter. Various services are available and you can tailor a trip to your exact requirements – there’s no better way to get a unique view of Vancouver and some of the exceptional scenery in the surrounding countryside. If you’re in the mood for some retail therapy, visit the district between West Georgia Street and Alberni Street in Downtown, where you’ll find some 20 luxury boutiques selling high fashion, jewelry and watches, and other luxury goods. Top international brands like De Beers, Christian Dior, and Burberry are all represented. Once you’re all shopped out, head for the relaxing green spaces of Stanley Park, just to the north of Downtown. This idyllic, 1,000-acre park has mature forests and a 5-mile-long seawall walkway offering sweeping sea and city views.

Best ways to get around Vancouver

Taxis are easy to find and hail in Downtown, or your hotel will be able to order one for you. You can also hire a luxury limousine with driver to travel around the city in comfort and luxury. The SkyTrain metropolitan rail service has 3 routes centered on Downtown and it’s a quick and easy way to get around the city. There are also ferries available from the Waterfront district, which overlooks Vancouver Harbour, and these travel to various city destinations.

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