Experience the grandest recent addition to the city's hotel scene at the Rosewood Hotel Georgia (from $270), which opened in July and has won accolades for its beautifully restored interiors. All of the Parisian-blue-and-silver-toned rooms have spacious bathrooms with deep soaking tubs, but ask for south-facing windows for views of the neoclassical Vancouver Art Gallery. Don't miss the self-guided tour of the hotel's art collection, with works by Alan Wood and Patrick Hughes, among others.
Request a room with a patio offering views of downtown skyscrapers at the Shangri-La Hotel (from $275), where all 119 units feature handsome wood-paneled entryways and floor-to-ceiling windows. Book a terrace table at the hotel’s Market by Jean-Georges; locals rave about the thin-crust pizza topped with shaved black truffles ($19) and handcrafted cocktails by bartender Jay Jones.
Find fresh produce and artisan goods outside your front door at the Granville Island Hotel (from $159), the only lodging option on the central Vancouver isle that’s home to a bustling market. The décor in all 82 rooms is polished, if a bit uninspired, but request a room facing the water for some of the best skyline views in the city.