This historic hotel is a Vancouver destination for a reason. Formerly known as the Mayfair Apartment Hotel, the building had an extensive remodel and opened as the Wedgewood Hotel in 2003. Everything at this property screams of luxury, from the antique collection displayed in the lobby to the plush guestrooms to the private garden terraces.
The rooms are gorgeous and feel luxurious in a classic, not-over-the-top way (think ornate furniture and ultra plush bedding). Wedgewood Hotel and Spa takes guest services seriously, and it shows when you get to your room—every guestroom is outfitted with a fresh flower arrangement and chocolates before check-in.
YOU SHOULD KNOW Most—but not all—of the rooms at Wedgewood Hotel and Spa have killer views of downtown, so if you're looking for a room with a view, make sure to let the front desk know.
The bathrooms are spacious and luxurious, outfitted in marble and gold fixtures. Each bathroom is stocked with L’Occitane en Provence toiletries to bring a little luxury to your grooming routine during your travels.
The lobby stays true the building’s historic theme with dark wood accents, a stunning crystal chandelier, and an elaborately carved cream check-in counter. The lobby lounge area is small, but very plush and cozy in front of the working fireplace.
It’s in their name for a reason: the award-winning spa at the Wedgewood is a little pricey, but well worth it. The spa does offer seasonal packages for guests to bundle multiple services for less. For a spa day to remember, try the hot stone massage followed by a cinnamon enzyme facial.
The recently updated fitness center has plenty of top-notch exercise machines and free weights to get your work out in, and extended hours make it easy to find time to work out (the gym is open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily).
Make sure you try the eucalyptus steam room for the ultimate pre or post-workout relaxation.
Bacchus Restaurant and Lounge serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, and late-night snacks, but the restaurant is known for its afternoon high tea, which includes loose leaf tea, finger sandwiches, pastries, and savory cakes for $45 per person. In the mood for some bubbly? Upgrade to a Royal Tea with champagne for a small surcharge.
The bar at the Bacchus is sophisticated and well-versed in classic and specialty cocktails. Their impressive list of Martinis includes James Bond-worthy classics as well as more experimental cocktails for the adventurous drinker. If you're looking for something different, try the Lumiere, made with Hendricks, St Germain, green chartreuse, lime, and orange bitters.
The Wedgewood offers valet parking is $38 per night, but if you don't have a car, you can easily get around on foot or by using public transportation. The hotel is a 14-minute walk to the Waterfront Station where you'll find SkyTrain subway lines, West Coast Express train, and the SeaBus ferry. Otherwise, hop on the bus at one of the four bus stops you'll find within just a few minutes walk from the hotel.
Take a stroll down the block to Bellaggio Cafe (1-minute walk) and enjoy traditional Italian dishes—including an excellent pizza—while you sit outside and take in the people walking by on Hornby Street. If you're in the mood for something a bit more casual, try Paramount Fine Foods (6-minute walk) where you can enjoy a variety shawarma meat plates or falafel.
If you're in the mood for a laid-back pub atmosphere, check out Relish the Pub (4-minute walk) which has a rotating $3 daily beer and an excellent happy hour from 2pm to 6pm daily (and all day Thursday). If you want a little entertainment to go with your cocktails, try a (4-minute walk), which has plenty of bar games and a jukebox that plays old-school hits.