This review is of a suite at the Wedgewood Hotel and Spa located in beautiful downtown Vancouver, British Columbia. It was great to return to the Wedgewood after an almost 10 year absence. My memories were of an elegant hotel on a lovely, tree-lined street. The hotel was then surrounded by great restaurants and shopping. Well... Very happy to report that things haven't changed all that much.
If anything, the hotel and surrounding area are even nicer than before. Located across the street from Robson Square Park and the Vancouver Art Gallery, the Wedgewood mirrors the elegance and sophistication of the nearby art museum. The intimate lobby is warmed by a fireplace and brightened with lovely flowers. My check-in was quick and accurate. If needed, the staff will help you with your luggage due to a few stairs found between the main lobby and guestroom elevators.
Throughout the property, it feels like you have entered a private home decorated with furniture and items collected over many years. The original developer used her personal collection of antiques and artwork to decorate the Wedgewood Hotel.
Room #505 is a one bedroom suite with a balcony overlooking the street and park. My three night visit was in June of 2016 while attending a cruise ship industry event. This hotel is located several blocks from the Vancouver cruise ship terminal, but it is still an excellent choice if you are in town for the start or end of an Alaska cruise.
The main living room is spacious and well appointed. Lighting is good. The very comfortable sofa folds out for additional sleeping space. The suite's heating and air conditioning was very quiet and easily controlled. Nice big HDTV with a good selection of cable sources.
A bar area includes a well stocked Mini-Bar and coffee/tea service. Just behind the bar is a handy coat closet with umbrellas, safe, and iron & ironing board.
There was a nice desk with comfortable chair, lamp, and phone for getting a little work done. It includes a handy PowerQube power strip on the desktop providing three USB outlets and two standard 120v outlets. Plenty of power to easily charge your gear.
A passageway connects the living area to the bedroom and bath.
The bedroom was large and offered plenty of storage. The very comfortable bed included bedside lamps that provided great reading light. A large HDTV was mounted high in the corner.
One of my favorite features in the bedroom was the luggage shelf. The low platform over the drawers offered a great space if you prefer to live directly out of your unpacked luggage. The light directly above the suitcase area is perfectly placed.
There was plenty of room in the bedroom closet for two guests. The Wedgewood provides slippers and a bathrobe. Note that another robe was located in the bathroom.
The elegant bathroom provided plenty of counter space and splendid L'Occitane amenities, hairdryer and a good supply of fine towels.
I always love choices... Especially when it is between a large shower and an equally large and luxurious bathtub. After a day on my feet, the tub wins every time.
The balcony off of the living room looked out over a park and provided a beautiful view of Vancouver's skyline. Also very little street noise made it into this 5th floor room.
Public spaces are decorated in an classic elegance. This is the elevator lobby on the Wedgewood Hotels main floor. NOTE: I was an invited guest of the hotel. My review and photos are accurate representations of the property during my visit.
The Bacchus Lounge found just off the main lobby is a delightful spot for a meal or drinks with friends. Large windows open up on the the sidewalk offering an airy atmosphere.
Also on the main floor of the Wedgewood Hotel is the Bacchus Restaurant, decorated with warm woods, flowers and comfortable seating. This is a fine dining restaurant and offers modern French cuisine featuring fresh, West Coast ingredients. Private dining spaces are offered. The hotel also offers several small meeting / special events rooms. You can find the latest menus and hotel info on the Hotel Website.
Guests of the hotel have access to a small but well equipped gym. Unlike some city hotels the Wedgewood gym offers windows with a view.
I would recommend the Wedgewood to anyone visiting Vancouver and looking for a centrally located, upscale, classically styled boutique hotel. If you are in Vancouver before or after a cruise, this hotel is perfect. This elegant, award winning luxury hotel is uniquely decorated, well maintained, and offers excellent service.