A seaside Japanese garden, a museum-quality art collection, and harbor views from every room make this Asian-inspired independent hotel on the Inner Harbour's quiet south shore a favorite among Victoria regulars. Rooms—especially in the Arthur Erickson–designed southern wing—are light and airy, with blond wood and Asian touches; all have balconies, and some have large harbor-view decks. In-room spa services, free local calls and Internet, and an indoor pool are among
the pluses. The restaurant is one of the city's best.