Review: The St. Regis Hotel, Vancouver


Combining comfort with character, experience Vancouver with a stay at the heritage-rich St. Regis Hotel, says editor Sophie Ritchie


Sitting in the heart of Vancouver’s busy city centre, The St. Regis Hotel is no new kid on the concrete block.

The oldest continually operating hotel in the entire city, this archaic building dates back to over 100 years ago – with a past filled with many ups and downs throughout the years.

The St. Regis Hotel review Vancouver

Having survived the Great Depression, the St. Regis became known as the ‘It’ hotel for top athletes in the 1940s and ’50s. So much so in fact, that owner Coley Hall decided to buy his own hockey team to add to its reputation as a sporty stay.

The St. Regis Hotel review Vancouver

Following an extensive $11 million renovation in 2008, the golden years have continued once again.

Whilst exteriors still portray its traditional heritage, inside awaits a world of well-kept character and comfort, starting with the small yet swish lobby.


The Rooms


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Because of its historic build, the 65 rooms and suites sport individual layouts and sizes – each one a little unique to another.

The interiors however, are much the same throughout. Simple but sophisticated, check-in to find neutral colour schemes in grey, beige or white.

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Opt for a suite to enjoy a larger space designed to help a traveler sit back and relax with large sofas, spacious beds and views overlooking the bustling streets below.

The focus here is less on extravagance and far more upon elegance. Dark wooden furniture creates a sense of sleekness, whilst simple patterned fabrics complete the look.

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Little luxury touches appear in the form of monogrammed ‘SR’ burgundy pillows, modern artwork and complimentary Fuji water bottles.

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Bathrooms are a grand affair, with his and her sinks, powerful showers, deep bathtubs and heated marble flooring. Comfy robes and L’Occitane toiletries will have you pushing back dinner reservations for just a little more pampering time.

The Food & Drink

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Breakfast is a hearty affair at The St Regis, with options including a self-designed omelette, plenty of bacon or the chance to tuck into syrup-drizzled waffles. Fear not, health worshippers – there’s a fruit salad tucked away at the bottom of the menu too.

Fill your boots before a day of exploring the Vancouver’s famous sights, then return back and dine in at the tavern-like St Regis Bar and Grill for simple burgers and light bites.

For something more upmarket, try the sister restaurant Gotham Steakhouse & Cocktail Bar, a hotspot for famous faces with plenty of steak and seafood.

The St Regis’ prime location also means that Vancouver’s best eateries are only a stroll away. Park your plate at Café Medina for one of the city’s best brunches or enjoy a steak to remember at the nearby highbrow Hawksworth.


The Wordrobe Verdict


Combining comfort with character, experience Vancouver with a stay at the heritage-rich St. Regis Hotel.

Its central location means you’re within easy reach of many famous sights (and shops) whilst its elegant interiors will leave you feeling relaxed and ready to take on the city adventures.

Make it happen
Where: 602 Dunsmuir St, Vancouver, BC V6B 1Y6, Canada
Wallet: Rooms from £225 per night.
How: Please phone +1 604-681-1135 or click here to make a reservation. 

Words by Sophie Ritchie, editor. 

 

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