A large room with old-world proportions in a fairly new building at half the price of similarly sized luxury rooms in major American cities… We were very happy with our choice of hotel in Vancouver, the L’Hermitage Hotel. In the heart of downtown, it was an easy walk to most of the places of interest in the city, and very convenient to all forms of transport. Apparently a pet-friendly hotel, the large open spaces in the rooms were presumably intended for your pet cougar, mountain dogs or mastiffs…hahaha…seriously, there were large open spaces that felt like furniture was missing from. Btw, did you know that a mastiff can weigh more than marketman at 180lbs?! :)
A very comfortable seating area was backed by large windows looking out onto Robson Street. There was an electric fireplace (?!) that not only flickered light for setting the wintery mood, but also provided heat if needed. A bit cheesy, but probably a fire-code necessity. The beds were large and fluffy and reading lamps provided ample light…
Flat screen television, a sound system, standard fridges and safe in the cabinets, a small coffee machine and supply of Badoit drinking water on the side table/desk area under some original artwork. Closets were large and the bathrobes plush. The room had a thick carpet and heavy drapes making for a cosseted dark and quiet respite from the outside world… Not only you, but your dog(s) would be very happy here. The hotel had a small pool (shouldn’t have bothered), and other standard amenities like a spa and restaurant/breakfast rooms. Part of an apartment complex, you share a lobby with residences, though there are separate elevator banks.
The bathroom was terrific. A cool, all marble space with bath tub, separate shower, separate toilet and lots of space… The only drawback were some towels that were desperately in need of replacement. There were a few minor service glitches during our stay, like rooms not being cleaned until 5pm or so despite having put our the “please make bed” sign at 9 in the morning, but overall this was a very nice hotel, and totally worth the daily rate of roughly $220 a night.
788 Richards Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 3A4