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Pan Pacific Hotel Vancouver, Vancouver

Editor's Pick
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, North America
300–999 Canada Place Way
Vancouver , British Columbia
Canada V6C 3B5
Tel: 800 937 1515 (toll-free)
Tel: 604 662 8111's insider take:

Set right on the downtown harbor and adjacent to Canada Place (home of the Vancouver Convention Centre), this modern 23-story tower is big with business travelers and conference attendees. The 503 rooms are beige, beige, and more beige, but they're also large and airy, with big windows overlooking the water and the mountains beyond. Of the three on-site restaurants, the Cascades Lounge, in the atrium lobby, morphs into a swank nightspot, where jazz musicians often play. The outdoor pool and Jacuzzi are both heated, the Spa Utopia's treatments are sumptuous, and the 2,000-square-foot fitness center is far and away the best hotel gym in the city. Book early during spring and summer (the Alaska cruise ship season). If you're easily put off by crowds of people wearing suits and name tags, you might prefer the Fairmont Waterfront across the street.—Kasey Wilson

From the readers of Condé Nast Traveler:
Overall Score: 88.2
  • Design: 88.4
  • Food: 78.6
  • Location: 95.6
  • Rooms: 90.8
  • Service: 87.2
The 25-year-old domed tower next to Canada Place is "close to all transportation." "Tastefully decorated" rooms are airy, with floor-to-ceiling windows and white-quilted headboards. Café Pacifica has waterfront views and East-meets-West cuisine that includes ponzu-glazed Kusshi oysters, "but there's better seafood elsewhere in the city"; live singers perform during its Saturday evening opera buffet.

(503 rooms)
—2011 Gold List

Amenities: Pool, Spa

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