Fodor's Expert Review Pan Pacific Vancouver

999 Canada Pl., Vancouver, British Columbia, V6C 3B5, Canada

Pan Pacific Vancouver is a truly exceptional property. Located just a short walk from the Port of Vancouver, the hotel offers incredible views of the waterfront and city skyline and offers some of the best amenities in the city. Travelers looking for a high-end hotel experience won't be disappointed; this is, after all, a favorite with visiting celebrities and royals.


The rooms at Pan Pacific Vancouver are spacious, well-decorated (the rooms have a more modern aesthetic), and come equipped with everything you need for a comfortable and convenient stay (including iHome docking stations for your Apple devices). Enjoy the views of the cruise ships coming and going from the large bay windows or curl up in bed with a book (the mattresses and pillows are incredibly comfortable).

Upgrade to a premium room, which comes equipped with a telescope—perfect for evenings spent stargazing or getting an up-close-and-personal view of the nearby mountains.


The bathrooms are also large, with separate rain showers and soaking tubs, and come equipped with all the essentials, including a hairdryer, robe, and slippers.


The foliage, fountains, and floor-to-ceiling windows in the Atrium Lobby create an "inside/outside" atmosphere that feels both open and inviting. Explore the work of Japanese-Canadian painter Yasuo Araki in the lobby gallery (thanks to with its friendly and colorful display window, you can't miss it).

Headed out for the evening? Make sure to stop by the lobby before you go for a relaxing live jazz performance.


The rooftop saltwater pool has 360-degree views of the harbor, mountains, and skyline. Weather not the best? No worries—the hotel also has an indoor saltwater hot tub and saunas for rainy days.


Pan Pacific is home to Spa Utopia, a 26-room oasis modeled after Ancient Roman bathhouses. While the atmosphere of the spa is definitely luxurious, the prices are surprisingly reasonable.


Pan Pacific Vancouver has one of the nicer fitness centers in the city. Open daily from 5 am to 12 am, the center comes equipped with everything you need to get your sweat on, including updated cardio machines (complete with personal TV monitors), free weights, and pulley equipment.


Seafood restaurant Oceans 999 is hailed for its weekly Saturday night Italian opera performance and Sunday brunch, where they dish up high-quality classics like a specialty menu of eggs benedicts and beef short rib hash with hollandaise. For dinner, try the tasting menu at Five Sails—just make sure to get an early reservation so you can catch the sunset over the mountains during your meal.

YOU SHOULD KNOW The prices at Pan Pacific Vancouver's on-site restaurants are definitely on the pricey side, so prepare to splurge.


Grab a cocktail on the Patio Terrace (open during the warmer months) while you watch ships come in and out of the harbor (if you're in the mood for something refreshing, try the sangria or one of the bar's specialty summer cocktails).


Getting Around

Parking is definitely pricey at the Pan Pacific Vancouver—valet is $55 per night, while self-parking will run you $50. Instead, skip the car and use public transportation; Waterfront Station is just a 5-minute walk away, where you can catch the SkyLine, West Coast Express Train, and SeaBus ferry.


Head to Miku (4-minute walk), where you can enjoy an impressive menu of sustainably sourced sushi while you take in the view of the harbor from the waterfront patio. For something more casual, try Meat & Bread (10-minute walk), a laid-back spot featuring an innovative menu of—you guessed it—sandwiches (hence the "Meat & Bread" moniker).


Head to The Butcher and The Bullock (7-minute walk), where you can sample from an impressive list of craft beers while you catch the game on one of the pub's many TVs. Don't want to watch the game? Play your own—you'll find skee-ball, pinball, and pool towards the back of the bar. If you're looking for a swankier atmosphere, head to The Diamond (13-minute walk), an intimate craft cocktail lounge that hosts live DJs every Sunday through Thursday.


From the incredible spa to the rooftop pool, the spacious and comfortable rooms to the bustling lobby, the Pan Pacific Vancouver is everything a luxury hotel should be—and a definite must-visit on your next trip to Vancouver.




Phones: 800-937–1515-in U.S.;800-663–1515-in Canada;604-662–8111

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