It is very rare that I have the opportunity and/or decide to splurge a little bit on a beautiful hotel on my travels. You’ll usually find me in an Airbnb or hostels. However, while looking for accommodations in Vancouver, it was proving difficult to find a place that checked all my boxes: location, comfort, and wasn’t going to scare my boyfriend away on our first trip together. Vancouver is the most expensive city in Canada, next to where I live in Toronto, so Airbnb’s are pricy (and small), so when I discovered the St. Regist Hotel located in Gastown in Vancouver, I was not only pleasantly surprised at the reasonable room rates, but also the great location.
Here’s a little more about my stay…
We had the Executive King Guest Room where rates start at only $189 CDN a night. The room was way larger than I expected. In fact, it was bigger than my current bachelor pad apartment in Toronto. The room had, of course, a king-sized bed that was behind sliding doors from the living room area, and lastly, it was complete with a large bathroom with double sinks and came equipped with a mini-fridge and the coziest robes that I wish I could’ve taken home with me.
Common Areas & Location
This hotel actually just went through almost $2 million in renovations and upgrades during the COVID-19 shutdown, and although I can’t speak to what the hotel was before, it is now a gorgeous, boutique hotel to stay in. All the staff we encountered were so friendly, they even offered us umbrellas at the front desk if we were stuck in the (very typical) Vancouver weather.
One of the best parts was the made-to-order breakfast that was served every morning. Included in the cost of your room, you get a free breakfast, but I’m not talking about that shitty continental breakfast you get at most hotels, this was a warm, made fresh breakfast each morning which was perfect to start us off on the right foot. Traveling and eating out for breakfast, lunch AND dinner can be so pricey, so having one meal taken care of is always a bonus.
The St. Regis is located in Gastown, which is a trendy area of Vancouver that is famous for its whistling steam clock, souvenir shops, art galleries, and more, all within Victorian buildings. The area is loaded with trendy restaurants and cocktail bars and was the perfect place to base ourselves on our Vancouver adventures. It was also super simple to get to from the Skytrain that leaves directly from the airport. Once you left the station, it was only a 3-minute walk before you reached the front of the hotel!
Overall our stay was so comfortable and perfect for our few days in the city of Vancouver. I could’ve stayed in the room in the cozy robe all day! If and when I return to Vancouver I would definitely opt to stay at the St. Regis Hotel again.
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Disclaimer: This post was written in partnership with St. Regis Vancouver. However, as always, everything written within this post is authentic to my experience and opinion.