Hotels with the Best Views

One of Vancouver’s most standout features is its striking views. While most cities only have their skyline to boast of, Vancouver has not only a stunning cityscape, but also gorgeous vistas of the bay and the nearby North Shore Mountains. Naturally, these visual wonders are best taken in from up high, for example, at the famous Vancouver Lookout Tower. But why cut the experience short when plenty of Vancouver’s hotels offer rooms with round-the- clock views of the city and its surrounding area?

Try these hotels for rooms and suites with some of Vancouver’s best views:

Pinnacle Hotel Vancouver
Pinnacle Hotel Vancouver
1133 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC

Every room in the Pinnacle Hotel offers breathtaking views, and guests can choose whether they prefer panoramas of the city or Coal Harbour and North Shore Mountain scenes. The Pinnacle has a 24-hour indoor pool and fitness centre, both of which are also surrounded by glass for more opportunities to take in the beauty that encircles the city. Other amenities include free high-speed WiFi, complimentary bike rentals, and pet-friendly accommodations.

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The Westin Bayshore Vancouver
The Westin Bayshore Vancouver
1601 Bayshore Drive, Vancouver, BC

The Westin Bayshore Resort and Marina has several different classes of rooms and suites, many of which have harbour views and private balconies with sliding glass doors. Each room features Westin’s signature Heavenly Bed and Heavenly Shower, as well as in-room movies and coffeemakers. The hotel has partnered with NewBalance to offer guests a comprehensive fitness facility, workout gear rental, and customized running routes around the hotel and harbour.

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Shangri-La Hotel
Shangri-La Hotel
1128 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC

Housed in the tallest building in Vancouver, this AAA Five Diamond Award winner provides its guests with the highest standards in luxury accommodation. Every room has floor-to-ceiling windows, and the heated outdoor pool on the fifth floor makes guests feel like they're floating among the city's skyscrapers. The Shangri-La's high-end rooms and suites are luxuriously designed with a touch of Asian flair, and the hotel offers such amenities as complimentary breakfast, taxi and limousine services, and a full-service spa.

Fairmont Waterfront Hotel
Fairmont Waterfront Hotel
900 Canada Place Way, Vancouver, BC

Another high-end option with stellar views, the Fairmont Waterfront hotel is located just off the harbour front near the Vancouver Convention Centre. This hotel boasts the best West Coast views in the city and prides itself on its focus on sustainability and concern for the environment. Its newly-refurbished rooms come with floor-to-ceiling windows, multimedia connectivity hubs, and rain spa showers. Guests at the Fairmont Gold “boutique hotel within a hotel” can expect exclusive access to top-floor lounges and terraces and personal concierge service.

The Pan Pacific Hotel
The Pan Pacific Hotel
300-999 Canada Place, Vancouver, BC

Like many of Vancouver’s other hotels with great views, the Pan Pacific five-star hotel is also located in the Coal Harbour District. Wall-to-wall windows fill the hotel’s 503 spacious rooms with natural light and open up views onto the harbour and mountains. Services include on-site luxury shopping and a heated outdoor saltwater pool and hot tub, and dining options include a patio terrace for even more chances to take in the vista.

Hyatt Regency Vancouver
Hyatt Regency Vancouver
655 Burrard Street, Vancouver, BC

The Hyatt Regency Vancouver is a sophisticated hotel located in the heart of Vancouver’s bustling downtown. Surrounded by the lights of the city’s towering skyscrapers, the Hyatt Regency nonetheless offers views of the mountains and Stanley Park from its guest rooms. Different room options allow travelers to tailor their stay to business or pleasure, with packages including a complimentary buffet breakfast, concierge service, and top-floor lounge access, among other amenities. The hotel has a restaurant, two bars, and a Starbucks on the premises.

With all the beautiful views surrounding the city of Vancouver, it would be a shame to book a room with tiny windows looking in onto a small courtyard. Make your stay at one of the superb hotels from this list, and enjoy 24/7 beauty right from the comfort of your hotel bed.