Fodor's Expert Review St. Regis Hotel
602 Dunsmuir St., Vancouver, British Columbia, V6B 1Y6, Canada, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada See on Map
The St. Regis is the oldest continuously operating hotel in the city (the building first opened its doors in 1916), but the contemporary furnishings and decor create a modern luxury feel that keeps the property from feeling too old-school or dated.
Plush blankets and high-quality, so-soft-they-feel-like-a-cloud beds make for extremely comfortable guest rooms—even if some are a little on the small side. All rooms come equipped with a media hub so you can plug-and-play all your devices and, if you decide to stay in, you can catch free movies on the flat-screen TV.
YOU SHOULD KNOW The St. Regis is located in a busy area, and street noise can get pretty loud—especially around rush hour.
The bathrooms come equipped with small luxurious touches (like marble accents and heated floors) and come stocked with toiletries from luxury brand L’Occitaine en Provence.
There’s no denying that the lobby of the St. Regis is swanky. Burgundy accents complement the dark, earthy tones of the decor, and modern oversized vase sculptures and colorful paintings infuse the room with personality.
The hotel doesn’t have a fitness center, but they do provide free passes to the nearby Steve Nash Sports Club (1-minute walk).
Fitness classes are included with your free pass, so make sure to check out Steve Nash's schedule to get in a workout that goes beyond your typical treadmill-and-free-weight travel sweat sesh.
The hotel’s restaurant, St. Regis Bar and Grill, serves a complimentary made-to-order breakfast each morning. Build your own omelette, stock up on fruit, or enjoy a traditional bacon and eggs before you head out to explore the city.
Grab a specialty cocktail at the St. Regis Bar and Grill (the cucumber and thyme gimlet is especially tasty) during their daily happy hour (2 pm to 6 pm and 8 pm to 10 pm daily).
Self-parking at St. Regis is $25 per day, but you're so close to the SkyTrain (it's a 1-minute walk to Granville Station) and bus stops, you can easily get away with skipping the car.
For brunch, head to Scoozi's (5-minute walk) and try one of their "deep dishes," a dish that falls somewhere between a casserole and an omelet and comes in a variety of flavor combinations (including options for both breakfast and lunch). If you want something quick and simple, head over to Meat & Bread (8-minute walk), where you can choose from a wide selection of unfussy, straightforward sandwiches with a variety of meat options.
Grab a beer at Brewpub Steamworks (6-minute walk), which serves a selection of beers brewed in-house, like a to-die-for oatmeal stout and the popular Tropical Tart Ale. If you're looking for more of a night-on-the-town vibe, try Guilt & Company (13-minute walk). This basement bar often plays host to live music and has an extensive drink list with cocktails inspired by classic song lyrics, like Rocket Man, No Rain, and So Fresh and So Clean.
WHY WE LIKE IT
St. Regis is a luxury property with an impressive history, and the edgy decor, great location, and comfortable accommodations make it a definite contender for the next time you find yourself in Vancouver.
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