Vancouver, Canada

Shangri-La Hotel Vancouver

Rates from (inc tax)$375.24

Price information

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Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (CAD569.88), via openexchangerates.org, using today’s exchange rate.

Style

Cool CanAsian

Setting

City-central, between slopes and sea

Stroll, ski or succumb to the spa at The Shangri-La Vancouver, a gleaming tower in the heart of Downtown Vancouver. Though the hotel has easy access to outdoorsy activities, the spa, top Jean-Georges Vongerichten restaurant and black-tiled outdoor pool could keep tame even the fiercest weekend warrior.

Smith Extra

Get this when you book through us:

$50 credit at Chi, the Spa and a seasonal welcome gift; SilverSmiths will also receive daily breakfast for two at Market by Jean Georges; GoldSmiths will get the credit, gift and breakfast, along with late check-out at 4pm.

Facilities

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Need to know

Rooms

119, including 38 suites.

Check–Out

12pm, but flexible, subject to availability. Earliest check-in, 3pm.

Rates

Double rooms from $375.24 (CA$485), excluding tax at 17.5 per cent.

Price information

If you haven’t entered any dates, the rate shown is provided directly by the hotel and represents the cheapest double room (including tax) available in the next {dayrange} days.

Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (CAD569.88), via openexchangerates.org, using today’s exchange rate.

More details

Rates exclude breakfast (from CA$29).

Also

Chi, the hotel spa, is a spectacularly serene Asia-inspired sanctuary, with a mesmerising water wall. Each of the six massage suites has its own fireplace, relaxation lounge, shower and soaking tub. Treatments tend toward traditional Asian practices, with healing stones, harmonising massages and the Wushu Body Wisdom Massage, which uses bamboo to stretch and calm the body.

At the hotel

Spa with six treatment suites; gym; free WiFi throughout. In rooms: flatscreen TV, DVD and Blu-ray players, iPod dock, minibar, Nespresso machine.

Our favourite rooms

Every room is sleekly Asian in style and loaded with mod cons, with beautiful marble bathrooms. Opt for a room facing northeast, on the West Georgia Street side for the best views of Downtown Vancouver, including the harbour, Stanley Park, the mountains and the water. Executive Kings and Suites are on higher floors, with more sweeping views. Request a room with a balcony to best enjoy them.

Poolside

The black-tiled heated outdoor pool is surrounded by sunloungers and a welcome city hideaway. There is also a Jacuzzi for chilly days.

Packing tips

Bring hiking gear, skiwear, rafting garb or whatever else you'll need to experience the rugged splendour of British Columbia.

Also

Rooms 704, 706 and 709 are handicap-accessible with roll-in showers.

Pet‐friendly

Small dogs and cats are welcome; the hotel charges a CA$50 fee per booking for bringing furry friends along. See more pet-friendly hotels in Vancouver.

Children

Welcome. The hotel can provide cribs and rollaway beds for no cost, though it's best to reserve in advance. Children get milk and cookies upon arrival, and the hotel has good ideas for activities. Babysitting is available for $18 an hour.

Food and Drink

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At the hotel

Market by Jean-Georges is run by Wayne Harris, right-hand chef to three-starred Michelin superchef Jean-Georges Vongerichten. A gold-and-cream confection of a space, the restaurant has a golden dome with a milky white-glass chandelier; nooks of leather banquettes and a long stretch of tables beside the city-facing windows. The menu focuses on seasonal ingredients, with a focus on British Columbia's excellent seafood. In season, try the steelhead sashimi; the black-truffle pizza is excellent to share.

At the bar

Xi Shi Lounge serves afternoon tea, as well as innovative cocktails, with classical piano music on weekend evenings. The kitchen, run by the Market team, serves small bites throughout the day. Ginger Juice Bar, by the pool, blends healthy smoothies and serves light snacks.

Last orders

Market is open all day, from 7am until 10.30pm. Xi Shi Lounge is open from 11.30am until 10.30 pm; Ginger Juice Bar serves between 6am and 10pm.

Room service

A full menu from Market – including kids' options – is available 24 hours a day.

Location

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Address
Shangri-La Hotel Vancouver
1128 West Georgia Street
V6E 0A8
Vancouver
Canada

Planes

Vancouver International Airport (YVR) is 13km away and operates flights to major cities around the world, including New York (www.united.com), Los Angeles (www.aa.com) and London, via British Airways (www.ba.com) and Air Canada (www.aircanada.com).

Trains

The hotel is a quick walk from Burrard Station, a hub for SkyTrain, which links most of the larger towns in British Columbia.

Automobiles

Driving is recommended for anyone who wants to easily head out to hiking trails or ski slopes. The hotel offers valet parking for CA$35 a day.

Worth getting out of bed for

Take advantage of warm days to splash around in the outdoor swimming pool and sip smoothies or freshly squeezed juices from Ginger juice bar. On nippier afternoons, warm up with a treatment or private yoga class in Chi, then relax in the sauna, steam room or in-room hot tub.
Vancouver rewards adventurers. Nearby, Stanley Park (vancouver.ca/parks-recreation-culture/stanley-park.aspx) is one of the world's best urban parks, with 400 hectares of West Coast rainforest, with cedars, hemlocks, fir trees and wildlife. The hotel can also help guests book seaplane adventures or rafting trips. Further afield, Grouse Mountain (www.grousemountain.com) has a ski school, a zipline and plenty of hiking and biking trails in warm months.

Get a firsthand taste of British Columbia's dynamic food scene with a visit to the Public Market on Granville Island (www.granvilleisland.com). The daily market features local produce, ultra-fresh fish, including giant salmon, and steaming baked goods (best with local berries or apples).

The renowned Vancouver Art Gallery showcases contemporary art, with more than 10,000 permanent pieces, primarily from local artists (www.vanartgallery.bc.ca).

Local restaurants

Vancouver is a fantastic dining city, with some of the best Chinese food on the continent. Taste for yourself at Kirin, a block away on Alberni Street (+1 604 682 8833; kirinrestaurant.com). The dim sum ranges from classics to truffle-infused mushroom dumplings and bitter melon with olives. A mile away on Keefer Street, hip Bao Bei (+1 604 688 0876; www.bao-bei-ca) is a Chinese brasserie, with Asian takes on tartare, flatbreads and croquettes. Adventurous diners should try the spicy beef tendons. There are no reservations, so arrive early to avoid a wait. The Pourhouse, a 20-minute walk into Gastown, serves tavern food, including a juicy burger, braised lamb and stout-enriched onion soup. Unlike many local gastropubs, the restaurant has a way with seafood, including trout with green beans (+1 604 568 7022; www.pourhousevancouver.com).

Local cafés

Join the queue for breakfast at quirky Sophie's Cosmic Café on West Fourth Avenue (+1 604 732 6810; www.sophiescosmiccafe.com). Packed with kitsch vintage toys, the diner serves fantastic eggs Benedict, some Mexican dishes and good coffee. Southern barbecue meets Asian food at Fat Dragon, a no-reservations spot on Powell Street that's excellent for take-out (+1 604 558 0880; www.fatdragonbbq.com). Start with the baows, which can be filled with spicy pulled pork in ma po sauce, pimento cheese with fried chicken skins, or crunchy squid with smoked chilli salt. For a mid-day caffeine break, stop by Prado Café on Commercial Drive for excellent lattes and light snacks (+1 604 255 5537; www.pradocafe.com).

Reviews

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Anonymous review

Every hotel is visited personally by members of our team and given the Smith seal of approval. As soon as our anonymous reviewers have returned from this boutique hotel in Vancouver and unpacked their ski boots and rafting gear, a full account of their British Columbia city escape will be with you. In the meantime, to whet your wanderlust, here's a quick peek inside the Shangri-La Hotel Vancouver…

Business on the outside, the gleaming metropolis high-rise of the Shangri-La Vancouver hotel is more about pleasure inside. The Asian-influenced hotel specialises in high-tech convenience, all with perfect views of Vancouver’s harbour and the far-off mountains.

When not twirling your briefcase, spend the day splashing in the black-tiled pool or succumbing to a balancing treatment in one of Chi's fireplace-warmed treatment rooms on grey winter days.

On the culinary front, the hotel also gets down to business, serving the very best of local fish and produce at Market by Jean-Georges, and a lavish afternoon tea in the lounge.

It's all the better to fortify for adventures around British Columbia, once work is done. After all, the hotel is only a quick jaunt from sprawling Stanley Park, the Harbour and a thousand other British Columbian adventures.

The Guestbook

Whenever you book a stay at a Smith Hotel with us, we’ll invite you to review it when you get back. Read what other Smith members had to say in Shangri-La Hotel Vancouver’s Guestbook below.

We loved

Very central hotel with fab views (get a high room with view). Fantastic service from everyone esp concierges. One of best 5 star hotels have stayed in lately. Spa treatments also top notch and pool/fitness room

Don’t expect

Cannot fault it!!

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Stayed on 5 May 2016

We loved

The Chi Spa is excellent. Private suites allow for complete and total relaxation. Attendants are well trained and professional and treatments are well worth the above average pricing.

Don’t expect

Personalized five star attention from Front of House staff, who although pleasant, seem to be fairly new to the luxury hotel industry.

Rating

Stayed on 12 Feb 2016

We loved

The suite with its sitting room and huge bathroom. Social areas are welcoming (by the pool, and afternoon tea in the bar.

Don’t expect

traditional English breakfast.

Rating

Stayed on 15 Aug 2015

We loved

Staying at the Shangri-La Hotel Vancouver was a great experience and a good value. Being about four blocks from the Sky-Train stop made getting to the hotel a plus after a long flight. Our suite was large and in immaculate condition. As frequent travelers, we appreciated the high tech electronic controls for everything and found the hotel provided all the amenities one would expect for a high end brand. The large, well laid out bathroom was a huge bonus and was in pristine condition. The beds were very comfortable, but the pillows to be too soft for us. We also found the check-in registration a bit peculiar as it is downstairs and in the back of the hotel. From the time we entered the property we met staff that was warm, friendly and knowledgeable. The restaurant was flexible with special requests; the rotating concierge personnel were extremely helpful and informative as we were first time visitors to Vancouver; and the room service staff could not do enough for you if you asked for anything. We are extremely grateful to the hotel for the way they promptly assisted us in a medical emergency by providing transportation to and from the hospital and having a staff person to help in some ancillary requests. Because of this incident we were pressed for time to make certain connections and the Shangri-La graciously provided a hotel car to get us to the train station on time.

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Stayed on 22 Oct 2014