Sutton Place Hotel Vancouver, Vancouver, British Columbia $$$$
Concierge.com's insider take:
When locals think of the 397-room Sutton Place, they think of chocolate. Every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, the hotel's Fleuri restaurant hosts an all-you-can-eat Chocoholic Buffet, where guests can load up on desserts like chocolate profiteroles, chocolate cheesecake, and triple-chocolate croissant pudding. It's one of many decadent perks that guests here can take advantage of; others include daily high tea, Sunday Jazz Brunches, Ayurvedic treatments at the Vida Wellness Spa, and a unique shopping program that gives guests 10 to 30 percent off any purchases they make at local boutique stores on Robson Street. Tipplers shouldn't miss the wood-paneled Gerard Lounge, where bartenders reportedly make the city's best martinis. Keep an eye out for visiting celebrities; the hotel's adjoining Grande Residence has fully equipped one- and two-bedroom apartments that are popular with film crews and stars working on location (including Pierce Brosnan).