Hotels on Robson Street in Vancouver, Canada

by T.L. Chancellor

Robson Street is part of the downtown area of Vancouver. The street is well-known for its shopping and entertainment. It’s also near the city’s cruise terminal and the Sea Wall, which protects Vancouver's downtown shore from erosion and also serves as a pedestrian trail. Hotels along Robson Street offer easy access to the attractions that .

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Empire Landmark Hotel

The Empire Landmark Hotel is the tallest hotel in the West End of downtown and is known for Cloud 9, a rotating restaurant that provides a 360-degree view of downtown and English Bay from the top of the hotel. Those staying in the hotel can enjoy a private balcony, which is standard in every room. Guests who want to splurge can stay on the 40th floor, which features three one-bedroom bi-level suites and one two-bedroom bi-level suite.

The Listel Hotel

The Listel bills itself as an “artful hotel.” It has museum floors showcasing contemporary northwest-coast art in every guest room, and gallery floors with modern and contemporary works. The artworks are on loan from the British Columbia Museum of Anthropology and the Buschlen Mowatt Art Gallery. All 119 rooms are smoke-free, and guests have free use of the hotel’s fitness center and whirlpool. Guests can access the hotel’s wireless Internet connection or one of the hotel’s Internet kiosks in the lobby, which are available 24 hours a day.

The Greenbrier Hotel

The Vancouver Convention Center is less than a mile from the Greenbrier Hotel, a cozy 33-room hotel. Guests can view the North Shore Mountains, greater Vancouver and the Sea Wall. The hotel contracts with Sparklebaum Healing Massage, located in downtown Vancouver, which provides en-suite treatments such as reflexology and Swedish and deep-tissue massage using tropical oils from Maui.

Robsonstrasse Hotel and Suites

The Robsonstrasse bills itself as a discount hotel. The best time to go is in the fall, when the prices on all rooms drop below $100; some rooms fall below $100 in the summer. It has four different types of rooms, including family suites that can accommodate up to six people. Rooms have microwaves, refrigerators and stoves. Guests can take advantage of a continental breakfast and high-speed wireless Internet access, along with the hotel’s self-service laundry and fitness center.

The Barclay Hotel

The Barclay Hotel offers standard rooms and suites with in-season and out-of-season pricing. Rooms are more expensive in the summer season, which is from May 1 to Sept. 30. The hotel has its own bar, the Bunker at the Barclay, which is located under the ground floor of the hotel. The bar hosts DJs and live music on a regular basis. Guests can enjoy Stanley Park, the city's first public park. The center of the park is three miles from the hotel.

About the Author

T.L Chancellor has more than 12 years of newspaper reporting and editing experience. She has written extensively about education, business and city government. She has also worked at a public relations firm, focusing on environmental issues with clients.

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