Fodor's Expert Review Hotel Blu

177 Robson St., Vancouver, British Columbia, V6B 0N3, Canada See on Map

A high-end property that seamlessly blends luxury amenities with eco-friendly features and one of the best locations in Vancouver, Hotel BLU is a must visit for eco-conscious travelers who don't want the best of both worlds—comfort and sustainability.


The rooms at Hotel BLU are spacious and have a natural, "earthy" feel that pairs perfectly with the property's eco-friendly vibe.

Just because you're staying in an eco-friendly property doesn't mean you can't enjoy a little high-tech entertainment! All rooms come equipped with tablets (which come pre-loaded with over 2000 publications) and advanced entertainment systems.


The dark-tiled bathrooms are plenty spacious and are separated from the room with glass panels. (Don’t worry, there are privacy shades.) Bathrooms come stocked with eco-friendly body care products by Elemis.


The lobby at Hotel BLU definitely makes a fashionable statement with jewel-toned sofas, hand-blown chandeliers, flossy black tile, and textured silver wallpaper.

YOU SHOULD KNOW There's complimentary water in the lobby at Hotel BLU, but the property is a plastic bottle-free zone. Make sure to pack reusable water bottle to use during your stay.


Hotel BLU has a pool and hot tub, but they're definitely on the smaller side, so you won't want to visit when too many guests are taking a swim. If you need a towel, you can grab one from the adjacent changing rooms.


The fitness center is open 24 hours a day and features plenty of cardio machines, free weights, and fitness accessories (think yoga mats). After your workout, pop by the sauna for a few minutes of rest and relaxation before heading back to your room.


Azure Lounge has a breakfast buffet, with both hot and cold options, every day from 7 am to 11 am. Breakfast has plenty of options (the juice/smoothie bar is a nice addition) and dishes are made with organic and locally sourced ingredients.


Getting Around

Hotel BLU would really like you to travel in the most eco-friendly possible. They provide complimentary bikes and shuttle service, and while valet service is $30 per night, they offer a 50% discount for hybrid or electric cars. If you need to use public transportation, you can hop on the SkyTrain at Stadium-Chinatown station, which is a quick 5-minute walk from the hotel.


For a filling-but-healthy meal, stop by Black Rice (1-minute walk), an Asian-fusion restaurant with an impressive selection of sushi and sashimi as well as in inventive menu of appetizers and small plates (the sockeye guacamole carpaccio is a fantastic starter). If you're more in the mood for seafood, try Fanny Bay Oyster Bar & Shellfish Market (1-minute walk), Vancouver’s only tide-to-table oyster and shellfish bar (you don't get any fresher than that!).


For a laid-back sports bar vibe, head to Yagger’s Downtown (10-minute walk), which has plenty of beers on tap and makes one of the meanest Old Fashioneds in the city. For something a little more upscale, head to Uva Wine & Cocktail Bar (8-minute walk). Located in the nearby Moda Hotel, this high-end lounge has an impressive collection of wine and great drink specials throughout the week (be sure to stop by on Whiskey Weekends for some truly fantastic whiskey cocktails).


Hotel BLU has everything you could want in a hotel—a fantastic location, high-tech amenities, all the comforts of home, and a true (one might even say "true blu") commitment to sustainability.


Casual Chic


Phones: 604-620-6200

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