Vancouver home to 143 of Canada's highest-rated hotels (PHOTOS)

Feb 8 2022, 9:10 pm

It’s official: BC has the second-highest number of top hotels and resorts in the country with 143, cementing its place as a prime vacation — or staycation — destination.

The ranking was chosen by U.S. News & World Report, which uses analysis of industry awards, hotel star ratings, and user ratings to draft the list.

Vancouver’s coastal status definitely did it a few favours when it comes to top-notch hotels and resorts. Incredible views are a local selling point, even beyond the top three.

Top hotels

Bested only by Quebec with 161 of the best  locations in Canada, BC has so many amazing spots to offer it’s dizzying.

Vancouver is home to the number one hotel nationwide: Rosewood Hotel Georgia, winning with a 5.0 hotel class rating. Its heritage features and spectacular service are some of its shining traits, shared by many hotels in the province. 

The Fairmont Pacific Rim got the number three spot, known for its beauty and surrounding vistas. Also in Vancouver and landing at number four, the Pacific Rim is sophisticated, sleek, and modern with remarkable views of the water and a spa. 


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Loden Hotel, ranked number 10, is centrally located in Vancouver but nestled between trees. Beloved for its chic French bistro and luxurious spa suite, it’s all about comfort at this Stanley Park-adjacent location.

Wedgewood Hotel & Spa, number 11, has similar offerings but a more retro, fancy aesthetic, equipped with well-outfitted bellhops and frilly awnings.

The Fairmont Waterfront, number 12, boasts some of the most incredible views in the city, looking out onto the ocean, Canada Place, and other nearby landmarks.


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And the Shangri-La, number 13, is well-known for its well-to-do clientele, sweet bar, and breathtaking pool. Try its restaurant for an extremely Instagrammable experience.

Magnolia Hotel & Spa was number 15, unique for its small size and boutique style. There, enjoy views of the Victoria Inner Harbour and dine at its notorious eatery, The Courtney Room.

Oak Bay Beach Hotel in Victoria is number 19 and it’s all about the ocean views — but also mineral pools.

There are three heated ones right next to the ocean, although you may want to wait for this trip. The pools aren’t open to the public at this time, but stay tuned for updates on when they reopen.

Top resorts

Four Seasons Resort and Residences Whistler came in at number six, giving guests access to gorgeous mountains rather than seaside expanses.

Vancouver Island has some great options to choose from as well.

Fairmont came up yet again at Chateau Whistler, number 16, which is perched at the base of Blackcomb Mountain. That — and its cozy Italian eatery and lounge — makes it perfect for Whistler athletes looking for a place to unwind after an exhilarating day in nature.

In another part of the island, Tofino, the Wickaninnish Inn is famous for storm and wave-watching. Ranked number 18, it even has a special room just for watching the ocean without getting wet.

These are just a few of the BC locations that made it on the list. All of the rankings across provinces are available here.

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