Fodor's Expert Review
If style is your top travel priority, the Opus Vancouver is a can't miss. This trendy boutique hotel, located in the heart of Yaletown, seamlessly blends gorgeous contemporary art and decor, Instagram worthy features (like the "It's love baby" exterior wall), and all the amenities and comforts a person could need to create one of the most unique, stylish, and luxurious travel experiences in all of Vancouver.
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The rooms in this hotel are all unique and perfectly styled, with fun design details like brightly colored walls and pop art. If you can, book a room on the 7th floor, which might not offer as much square footage as other places in the hotel, but more than makes up for it by featuring an outdoor terrace.
Tip Not sure what to do during your stay? Use the complimentary in-room iPad to research activities in the city and plan your itinerary.
No detail is spared in the bathrooms at Opus Vancouver, from the heated spa floors to the plush robes to the modern decor finishes. These bathrooms are luxury all the way.
You Should Know Some of the bathrooms feature floor-to-ceiling windows that offer incredible views of the city—just make sure to close the curtains before you hop in the bath or shower for a little much-needed privacy.
The lobby at Opus Vancouver is chic and modern, with contemporary light fixtures and decor details, brightly colored furniture, and plenty of seating by the street-facing windows (perfect for a little mid-afternoon people watching).
The gym at Opus Vancouver (which is open 24/7) is spacious, modern, and has everything you need to get your sweat on, from free weights to cardio machines to accessories like fitness balls.
La Pentola offers classic Italian fare like handmade pastas, meats served-family style, and a chef's tasting menu for a more personalized dining experience. If your stay falls over the last weekend of the month, try the Famiglia Supper Series on Sunday evenings, which offers a communal dining experience with fellow hotel guests.
Visit OPUS Bar in the lobby for an impressive list of carefully crafted cocktails. Be sure to stop by on Wednesdays, when the bar has an all-day happy hour (with $5 drinks) and live music starting at 8pm.
If you bring a car, expect to pay $39 per night for valet parking. If not, the Yaletown-Roundhouse station, where you can catch the SkyTrain, is just a 1-minute walk from the hotel.
In a city full of seafood restaurants, it’s hard to stand out—but Blue Water Cafe (3-minute walk) manages to do so. The restaurant, known for its inventive flavor combinations, specializes in dishes using sustainably sourced fish and shellfish. For dessert, try Ganache Patisserie (2-minute walk) which offers some of the best sweets and pastries in the city (don't leave without trying their vanilla lemongrass creme brulee).
Sample some local beers, shoot some pool, or catch the game at Yaletown Brewing Company (2-minute walk), an always-lively local brewpub. If you're in the mood for something stronger, head to Bogart's (10-minute walk) and order a whiskey flight—the bar and restaurant offers one of the best selections of international whiskeys in the city.