You don't have to shell out a ton of cash just to enjoy the fancy interiors of some of Vancouver's finest hotels. We've compiled a list of the usual suspects, but have also included a few picks that may not be your typical go-to. Our picks cover off all scenarios - whether you're there to enjoy the luxe interiors of the dramatic Shangri-La lobby, or maybe you're more interested in scooping out the scene at the Pacific Rim's hotel lobby bar.
↑ Overpriced cocktails aside, the lobby at the Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel is the perfect spot to grab an after work beverage of choice while oogling the who's who of Vancouver's nightlife scene. Whether you're a guest of the hotel or not, the modern interiors, impeccable service and the awe-inspiring views of the harbor are just a few of the perks that keep the locals and non-locals returning to the hotel time after time.
↑ Not technically a hotel lobby, but the UVA wine bar is only a step away from the check in counter at the Moda Hotel on Seymour Street. Guests can take advantage of UVA day and night with delicious breakfast served in the morning and a wine list that would make any wine connoisseur give the nod of approval. While the boutique Moda Hotel is a little off the radar for most tourists, the charming lobby and wine bar alone make this place worthy of a visit.
↑ One of Vancouver's most beautiful hotel lobbies is of course the Shangri-La Hotel. It's been described by locals as a calming, tranquil, and comfortable area where office workers in the area aren't afraid to come by at lunch and sip a latte while lounging on the uber-comfortable chairs for some serious people watching.
↑ Our search for Vancouver's most drool-worthy hotel lobbies continues with an obvious pick: the Hotel Georgia. The hotel recently underwent a complete overhaul and now has become a centre ice luxury hotel in the heart of the city. The lobby at Hotel Georgia is oozing with old world charm and character and the rich, dark interiors are infatuatingly beautiful. It also helps that there are five star dining and cocktail options located just a few steps from check in.
↑ Finally, our search concludes with a Yaletown gem known as the Opus Hotel where the check in area amalgamates seamlessly with the very popular hotel lounge. The punchy interiors may not be everyone's cup of tea but the Opus Hotel is the cool kid among a slew of hotels that prefer a more muted palette.