Reviewed January 2024
These Vancouver waterfront hotels are amongst the most stunning accommodations offering great views and convenient locations. Many offer spa treatments and are ideal for romantic getaways. Many are close to the Vancouver cruise ship terminal, Stanley Park as well as excellent waterfront restaurants.
Vancouver Cruise Ship Terminal: Vancouver tourists embarking on a cruise ship would be best to choose a waterfront hotel on the north side of Vancouver in the Coal Harbour district. Taking two or three days to visit Vancouver prior to your Alaska cruise will be extremely rewarding.
Best Vancouver Waterfront Attractions: The Vancouver waterfront hotels are close to the world's longest Seawall Walkway connected to the world famous Stanley Park. Cycling, walking & jogging the Seawall are extremely popular. This is Vancouver's waterfront crown jewel.
Along the Seawall are the best Vancouver beaches as well as easy access to many other exciting attractions such as Granville Island for some great shopping. You will also see the best marinas in Vancouver as well as Science World for the family. Visit our Vancouver Waterfront page to learn more!
Vancouver Beaches: For the best beaches in Vancouver we suggest you look at our Best Vancouver Beaches page!
Vancouver Waterfront Restaurants: Visit our Vancouver Waterfront Restaurants page for some great meals and ocean/water views.
The very popular Fairmont Waterfront is a semi waterfront hotel in Vancouver and is located the prestigious Coal Harbour area. Centrally located for the pleasure or business traveler.
Directly across the street from Vancouver's cruise ship terminal makes it an ideal waterfront hotel to rest and enjoy the city for a few days prior to your Alaska Cruise from Vancouver!
A 4 Star hotel as well as recipient of T/A 2023 Traveler's Choice award. This Vancouver semi waterfront hotel is an excellent choice.
Book your room at The Fairmont Waterfront here!
Address: 900 Canada Place Way, Vancouver, Phone: 1 (844) 609-3279
Opened in conjunction with Canada Place for the 1986 World Expo, the Vancouver Pan Pacific Hotel overlooks coastal mountains, Stanley Park, and Vancouver skyline. It is part of Vancouver's spectacular cruise ship terminal. Planning an Alaska cruise? Why not spend a few days prior to your cruise here and just walk on to your ship! Always rated as one of the very good Vancouver waterfront hotels, the views from the Pan Pacific are undeniably spectacular especially the North/West facing rooms!
A pet friendly luxury hotel if you would like to bring your dog (under 30 pounds) along with you on your Vancouver waterfront vacation! Please check with hotel for details.
Spa Utopia at the Pan Pacific Hotel is conveniently located in the Pan Pacific Hotel. Go ahead and get pampered! An outdoor salt water pool, Jacuzzi and saunas are located on the 8th floor for you to enjoy! Enjoy the view!
Rated 4 Star and 4 Diamond, this is a beautiful Vancouver waterfront hotel! It is also recipient of the 2023 Traveler's Choice award recipient.
Just a 4 minute walk to the cruise ship terminal. This location is in addition to and not to be confused with The Fairmont Waterfront Hotel. You can walk along the Seawall to the world renowned Stanley Park. You will want to be pampered at the Willow Stream Spa offering an excellent choice of treatments. Very modern decor and simply excellent service.
Watch this great video and see this luxury Vancouver waterfront hotel's location and services!
Rated a 5 Diamond hotel and recipient of the 2023 T/A "Best of the Best" award, the Fairmont Pacific Rim will ensure your satisfaction!
We recommend North/West facing rooms!
Address: 1038 Canada Place, Vancouver, Phone: 1 888 264 6877
The superb waterfront location of the Westin Bayshore in Vancouver is just steps to Stanley Park, Coal Harbour Marina and facing the North Shore coastal mountains! If you want to be close to Stanley Park this is the place to be! A vast array of restaurants await you on Denman Street just a couple of blocks away!
The Westin Bayshore features one outdoor and one indoor pool. The Vida full service spa is ready to ensure total relaxation massage and beauty treatments. A fully equipped gym and saunas are also available! Complimentary bikes are ready to go around the fabulous Seawall!
Rated as a 4 Star waterfront hotel as well as a T/A 2023 Traveler's Choice award winner.
Address: 1601 Bayshore Drive, Vancouver, Phone: 1-888-627-8634
This 5 Star Vancouver waterfront hotel was newly opened in 2017. It is not quite waterfront but close to. The decor is very chic to simply fantastic with great water views of False creek area. You will enjoy the very relaxing treatments at Spa by JW. It is in the best location for major concerts, hockey games and other major events at BC Place. It includes the two floor Parq Casino. Also you will find one of the finest shopping areas in Vancouver which is Robson Street. You will enjoy the romantic evening walks along the famous Vancouver Seawall. For dinner... an 11 minute walk will take you to Yaletown for a vast assortment of premium restaurants. An excellent choice for a variety of entertainment.
This the only Vancouver waterfront hotel with a beach across the street! Located in the beautiful
English Bay !
The Sylvia Hotel was built in 1912 and is a Historical Landmark in Vancouver.
With the best waterfront location to Vancouver's best beaches and restaurants, this is a great Vancouver waterfront hotel! If you plan well ahead of time you will possibly have one of the best views for world renowned Vancouver Celebration of Light fireworks!
You will also have to book well ahead of time during summer months to get South facing rooms and enjoy spectacular and romantic English Bay sunsets.
Stanley Park is also just outside the doors! Another great reason for booking at The Sylvia Hotel.
A 3 Star Rated hotel as well as 2023 T/A Traveler's Choice award recipient, we simply love this hotel for its excellent location, historic character and charm!
Address: 1154 Gilford Street, Vancouver, Phone: 1 (604) 670-4581
This Vancouver waterfront boutique hotel is fabulous for yacht lovers. Located by one of the great Vancouver marinas, it lends itself to romantic walks and bike rides along the south side of the seawall. Its location is also perfect for tourists and artists as it is located at the Granville Island Public Market which is a major tourist attraction. The False Creek Ferries are a great way for pedestrians to get over to the busier parts of Vancouver. This 3 Star hotel has been well updated in recent years and is now a T/A traveler's choice award recipient for 2023. This could be a great choice for a very romantic honeymoon.
Address: 1253 Johnston Street, Vancouver, Phone: +1 604-683-7373
This Vancouver waterfront boutique hotel is located in North Vancouver across the bay from the main part of Vancouver. You can easily take the Seabus (5 minute walk) across to the cruise ship terminal, the Seawall and Stanley Park. The benefit to this hotel is the cost saving as well as it is a very good hotel. You will enjoy the Historic Shipyards District as well as Londsdale Quay shopping.
You will be able to enjoy relaxing in the Jacuzzi, sauna or the steam room. They also have a 5 lane, 25 meter pool. Enjoy a great meal at one of Vancouver's best waterfront restaurants. The Pier 7 Restaurant and Bar has great food as well as wonderful waterfront views. Rated as a 4 Star and is also recipient of the T/A Traveler's Choice award recipient.
Pet friendly rooms are also available.
Address: 138 Victory Ship Way, North Vancouver, Phone: +1 604-986-7437
The Seaside Hotel is one of the newest hotels located in "The Shipyards District" of Lower Lonsdale (Lolo)—North Vancouver’s historic arts and dining neighbourhood. Guests will enjoy seeing cruise ships entering Burrard Inlet as well as Vancouver's city lights as well as Stanley Park. A small ferry can shuttle you to Vancouver's city centre as well as the main transit depot. The Seaside Restaurant is one of the finest waterfront restaurants in Vancouver earning the 2023 T/A Traveler's Choice award! This Vancouver waterfront hotel also provides a variety of spa treatments at the Seaside Hotel Spa!
The stylish rooms showcase a reclaimed wood focus wall, exquisite marble bathrooms with dazzling chrome finishes. Guests will enjoy comfortable beds that seems to float and lit from below with a warm diffuse light at night, and large, luminous windows that expose natural skylight. This newer hotel in Vancouver has already established itself as a 4 Star accommodation as well as earning the T/A 2023 Traveler's Choice award!!
Address: 130-125 Victory Ship Way, North Vancouver, Phone: 1 (604) 256-7983
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• Photo Credits •
Top photo of harbour: Flickr, Credit to Roham
Cycling the Seawall: Flickr, Credit to anabelparra
Vancouver Pan Pacific Hotel video: Pan Pacific Hotel
Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel video: Fairmont Hotels and Resorts
Westin Bayshore: Credit to Westin Bayshore
Sylvia Hotel: Flickr, Credit to TheAvocadoProject
Lockehaven Waterfront Resort: Credit to Lockehaven Waterfront Resort