This 77-room luxury boutique has a modern, stylish feel, with a glam lobby (think: velvet couches, dark wood ceilings, and a stunning black-and-white granite fireplace surround) and a popular French bistro. The large, sleek rooms may be the highlight, with subtle earth tones, floor-to-ceiling windows, and decadent marble bathrooms, but the Downtown Vancouver location is convenient as well. The only real downsides are the extra fees for valet parking and Wi-Fi.
The Loden Hotel is in Coal Harbour, on the eastern side of downtown near the harbor and the Vancouver Convention Center. There is also a SkyRail line just a couple blocks from the hotel.
Downtown Vancouver is the financial and commercial hub of the city. It's bustling during the weekdays, when tourists and locals fill the streets -- but empties out at night and on the weekends. However, Robson Square is always alive, featuring restaurants, shops, bars, and the Vancouver Art Gallery.
27-minute drive to Vancouver International Airport
3-minute walk to Harbor Green Park
5-minute walk to Burrard SkyRail line
6-minute walk to the Vancouver Convention Center
11-minute walk to Robson Square
11-minute walk to the Vancouver Art Gallery
7-minute drive to Stanley Park, where the seawall is located and numerous paths, or 20 minutes via public transportation
8-minute drive to Science World
8-minute drive to the BC Place Stadium, home to numerous Canadian teams and where some events from the 2010 Olympic Winter Games took place, or 15 minutes via public transportation
9-minute drive to the Museum of Vancouver, or 24 minutes via public transportation
10-minute drive to the Kitsilano beach community, or 23 minutes via public transportation