What’s better than a beautiful standard room in the Four Seasons, smack dab in the centre of Vancouver? A Junior Suite of course!
I’ve already blogged about how lucky we were to get a great deal at this hotel, and how an extra $60 a night got us a great upgrade (still for well under the price of a standard room). It was a great room with doors to block the bedroom from the living area (great for the mornings where Dave got up early to go for a run, and I kept sleeping).
The bed was really comfortable and we had a great view of everything around us. It really is a fantastic location – we were able to pretty much walk everywhere we wanted to go in the city (Waterfront, Gastown, Chinatown, Sunset Beach and Granville Island, and up Robson to Stanley Park). It also has a fantastic restaurant – YEW.
The amenities were nice, with L’Occitane toiletries and a Keurig coffeemaker. Our only gripe was so much decaf, and not enough regular coffee pods which would have been rectified I am sure if we had just asked about it). The turndown service each night was nice, and everyone we encountered in the hotel from the front desk to the concierge was very friendly and helpful.
Perhaps the greatest part of our stay was the 4th floor rooftop garden, pool and fitness area. It has free coffee in the morning, and flavoured waters in the afternoon (my favourite was cucumber water, David preferred the orange or lemon). It also had free bananas and apples that we took advantage of daily, as we sat outside and enjoyed the beautiful garden and peaceful feeling in the midst of such a busy city. Oh, and there was the window washer we marvelled at next door.
We got into a routine of a morning swim and hot tub soak after a day of long walks (the pool is half inside and half outside). It was a real highlight and great way to relax and transition from a busy touristy day, to a pre-dinner nap, to a fantastic dinner somewhere in the city.
The Four Seasons is a great option for a centrally located hotel in Vancouver – we recommend it highly!