Fodor's Expert Review L'Hermitage Hotel

788 Richards St., Vancouver, British Columbia, V6B 3A4, Canada See on Map

You might be fooled by the grand entrance to this hotel (which includes marble floors and velvet walls), but L'Hermitage Hotel offers more of a cozy, at-home experience than an over-the-top luxurious one. With comfortable suites, understated-but-elegant decor, and top-notch amenities, this hotel has it all—and it does it all extremely well.


L'Hermitage Hotel offers studio, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom suites, which come equipped with kitchenettes and, in many rooms, fireplaces.

Traveling with kids? L'Hermitage Hotel is there to help you keep them entertained—just call the front desk and request a complimentary Wii or Playstation for the little ones to enjoy during your stay.

Boutique Room
Photo: Boutique Room
Boutique room King Size bed
Photo: Boutique room King Size bed
Signature suite
Photo: Signature suite


The bathrooms at L'Hermitage Hotel feature a walk-in shower and bathtub and come stocked with Gilchrist & Soames bathroom toiletries.

Boutique room
Photo: Boutique room


If there was one word to describe the lobby at L'Hermitage Hotel, it would be grand. From the gold armchairs to the floor-to-ceiling bookshelves (which feature more than 2000 titles), the marble floors to the art-deco light installations, no detail was spared when designing this impressive space.

Photo: Lobby
Guest Services
Photo: Guest Services


Take a dip in the heated outdoor saltwater lap pool, then follow up your swim with some relaxation time in the Jacuzzi or steam room.

Photo: Pool
Photo: Pool


Club L’Hermitage Fitness Studio, the hotel's gym, is equipped with the latest cardio machines and open 24 hours a day.

YOU SHOULD KNOW While the gym has plenty of equipment, it's definitely smaller than what you'd expect from a property like L'Hermitage.


L’Orangerie, the hotel's on-site restaurant, has an exceptional high tea, which features British classics like finger sandwiches and scones with organic Devonshire clotted cream and a selection of French preserves.

Photo: Lounge
L'Orangerie Lounge
Photo: L'Orangerie Lounge
Afternoon Lounge
Photo: Afternoon Lounge


L'Orangerie has a fantastic wine menu, with a number of standouts from British Columbia and California.


Getting Around

L'Hermitage is right in the heart of downtown Vancouver, which is easy to navigate on foot. You can also borrow a bicycle from the front desk (they're complimentary for guests) or take a quick 4-minute walk to the Vancouver City Station to catch the SkyTrain. If you do drive, the hotel offers 24/7 valet service for $31 per night.


For breakfast, head to Le Petit Belge (3-minute walk), where you can enjoy a better-than-average menu of top-notch breakfast staples like eggs benedict, omelettes, sweet and savory waffles. For dinner, try Lupo (6-minute walk), a homestyle Italian spot focused on traditional Italian classics made with local, seasonal ingredients (make sure to try the lobster & green pea risotto).


If you're drinking on a budget, stop by happy hour at Cavo Bar + Kitchen (6-minute walk, where you can enjoy $5 house wines, $3 highballs, and $3 pours of Bulleit bourbon. If you want to explore Vancouver's craft cocktail scene, try Guilt & Co (16-minute walk), which offers an impressive menu of inventive cocktails, like the tequila-based Hardcore Hustle with brandy, cherry liqueur, and margarita-brined grapes.


L'Hermitage Hotel seamlessly bridges the gap between luxury and comfort, offering top-notch amenities, excellent dining, and all the comforts of home in a fantastic location right in the heart of downtown.


Casual Chic


Phones: 888-855–1050;778-327–4100

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