Gay Vancouver Vancouver City Guide City Guides > Canada > Gay Vancouver Vancouver David DuránWhen the morning mist clears, the sun hits the glass skyscrapers of the Vancouver skyline making the city shine like a kaleidoscope. The glare is softened only by the monstrosity of the North Shore Mountains dwarfing the city and lulling its active residents for morning trail runs through ancient forests. Then, the city begins to buzz as the tankers come into Canada’s biggest port and its diverse communities begin their days preparing the kitchens of Canada’s best food scene and opening the gallery doors of an effervescent art scene. As Canada’s most sought-after city, many dream of making Vancouver home and their international tourism flourishes year round. For your definitive Vancouver gay guide, you’ve come to the right place. Feel like getting away? Take a trip planned just for you, and let us do all the work. Discover Trip Design Hotels Things to do Things to see Food & Drink Shopping Nightlife Trip Design The best hotels in VancouverLet’s start this gay Vancouver travel guide with a roundup of the best places to stay in Vancouver. When it comes to hotels, we typically prefer to recommend a variety of brands, but in Vancouver, if you’re not staying at one of the four Fairmont properties, you’re probably doing it wrong. Fairmont has become synonymous with luxury and in Vancouver; visitors have four very different options to choose from, starting at the airport. The Fairmont Vancouver Airport is best experienced on arrival or departure, which can help with adjustment (depending on where one is flying in from) or makes sense for those early morning departures. Conveniently located inside the US departures terminal, the soundproofed luxury hotel and spa was recently voted #1 airport hotel in North America for the fourth year in a row. Rooms come with views of an active airport, so AV geeks will literally rejoice as they watch jets come and go, right from their bed. The Jetside Bar also provides a viewing gallery of sorts in addition to exquisite cocktails and tapas.Within Vancouver city limits, the Fairmont Waterfront Hotel is located on the harbour front, which embraces a sustainable philosophy, with a “5Green Key” ranking by Green Key Global due to many of their initiatives including their rooftop pollinator hotel for honey bees, as well as their use of their own herb garden. Rooms here recently were renovated, and the views of Burrard Inlet and the coastal mountains from the property are breath-taking. The Castle in the City, also known as the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver is a historic property that reflects the timeless luxury and history of the city. Situated in the heart of downtown, it’s located minutes from some of Vancouver’s biggest attractions. Inside the hotel lobby, high-fashion retail is available, including Gucci and Chanel. The brunch at Notch8 Restaurant & Bar is worth the entry fee but come with an empty stomach, as the tempting options are not limited.The newest member of the Vancouver Fairmont collection is the Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel, which is a very different look and feel from the others. The sophisticated and contemporary features of the design and architecture will impress even the most finicky of hotel design connoisseurs. The suites here are designed for the elite traveller, including their new collection of Owner’s Suites, which incorporates elements of fashion, art and music. The Fairmont Gold lounge at this property is one for the record books and a must if staying here.We understand that sometimes the smaller boutiques are the way to go; therefore we will include our favourites. The Loden Hotel is a 77-room luxury boutique with a modern feel and popular French bistro. Moda Hotel is in the upper-middle range of boutiques and is more reasonably priced, located near Robson Square. And the St. Regis Hotel (unaffiliated with the luxury brand) is another mid-range boutique in downtown with quaint yet modern rooms that come with free breakfastiRecommended hotels in Gay Vancouver - Vancouver Hotels - Gay Vancouver - Vancouver Fairmont Waterfront Hotel Featuring an outdoor heated pool, this hotel is connected to the Vancouver Convention Centre and Canada Place Cruise Ship Terminal. Vancouver’s Gastown is just 5 minutes’ walk away. Book on Booking.com Hotels - Gay Vancouver - Vancouver O Canada House Bed & Breakfast Offering a convenient location in Vancouver city centre, this B&B lies within 2 km of Stanley Park. Snacks are available at all times, along with free in-room Wi-Fi. Book on Booking.com Hotels - Gay Vancouver - Vancouver Fairmont Hotel Vancouver Located in Vancouver city centre, this hotel offers an on-site restaurant and bar. Vancouver City Centre Skytrain station is 5 minutes’ walk away. Book on Booking.com Hotels - Gay Vancouver - Vancouver West End Guest House Built-in 1906, this historic bed and breakfast is located in the West End of Vancouver, just 1 km from downtown. The individually decorated rooms range from antique to contemporary furnishings. Book on Booking.com Hotels - Gay Vancouver - Vancouver Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel Featuring a rooftop pool with fire pits and a hot tub, this Vancouver luxury hotel offers a full-service spa and a 4,000 square foot gym. Book on Booking.com Hotels - Gay Vancouver - Vancouver The Loden Hotel Featuring an on-site spa and gourmet restaurant, this Vancouver hotel is only 5 minutes from Robson St. Gastown and Stanley Park are located 1 km away. Book on Booking.com Hotels - Gay Vancouver - Vancouver Moda Hotel Featuring 2 restaurants and 2 bars, this Vancouver hotel offers a 24-hour front desk and guest rooms with free WiFi. Rogers Arena and Canada Place are 14 minutes’ walk away. Book on Booking.com Hotels - Gay Vancouver - Vancouver St. Regis Hotel Featuring two on-site restaurants and a bar, this locally-owned boutique hotel offers a complimentary breakfast with items such as omelettes, bacon and sausage. Book on Booking.com Explore more hotels like this in Vancouver View on Booking.comPowered by Booking.comThank you for reading Mr Hudson.Subscribe to City Guides or log in to continue reading. Subscribe now Log inSpecial SelectionExclusive Mr Hudson offersOut now from gestaltenMr Hudson Explores Browse the Book Explore more Discover the best 10 destinations to enjoy gay ThailandA rambling nation where frenetic city breaks and blissful island getaways merge in perfect harmony, Thailand is the fever dream you won’t want to wake up from. Here’s our rundown of the best destinations in Thailand for gay travellers. 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