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“My New Favourite Hotel in Vancouver” 5 of 5 stars
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L'Hermitage Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   788 Richards Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 3A4, Canada (Downtown)   |  
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Ranked #2 of 96 Hotels in Vancouver
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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
“My New Favourite Hotel in Vancouver”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

I have stayed at 4 of the 5 top-rated hotels in Vancouver (from tripadvisor) in the last year. The L'Hermitage is rated number one for many reasons.
I booked a one bedroom suite with a fold-out couch in the living room and I was upgraded to a one bedroom suit with a full kitchen. The suite was very nicely decorated and the furniture was in very good condition. We had a fireplace and a washer/dryer. Our suite was on the 7th floor and had a nice view over the outdoor heated pool and hot tub area. It had a balcony with two chairs and a bistro table on it. The kitchen was beautiful and functional. I didn't have time to cook on this trip but I checked all the cupboards and it was very well equipped compared to most hotel suites with kitchens in them. It definitely had everything I needed to cook meals in my room.
I booked the special which included valet parking and breakfast. Parking at downtown hotels in Vancouver averages $30/night so the free included parking was a great bonus as we had a rental car with us. The breakfast was served in a nice breakfast room with servers bringing coffee (and lattes etc) and juice to the table. The breakfast was a buffet that included waffles, pancakes, hashbrowns, bacon, sausage, scrambled eggs, yogurt, fruit, breads and pastries.
The staff in the hotel were very friendly and helpful. The valet brought our car quickly each time we requested it.
I am planning a longer stay in Vancouver this summer and I will be booking this hotel. I am looking forward to using the pool and outdoor lounging area, the balcony seating area, the hotel gym and the well equipped kitchen.
This hotel is the best of all because it has everything in one place. The other hotels in the top 5 that I have stayed in each had some of the amenities that I like to have but only the L'Hermitage has them all and at a great price too. Only the Times Square and L'Hermitage have full kitchens and washer/dryers. Times Square and Loden don't have a pool. The Fairmont Pacific Rim and the Loden don't give you a full living area with a separate bedroom at affordable suite prices.
So if you are looking for a boutique hotel with lots of amenities, a great location, friendly staff and reasonable rates then look no further.

Room Tip: The suite we stayed in with the pool view was fabulous.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

This boutique hotel is centrally located in downtown Vancouver. The staff were exceptional in their service. The hotel amenities such as the heated salt water pool and spa was enjoyable. Our overall experience was one that will remain with us for a long time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

We stayed here the weekend before Christmas and it was wonderful! Great location, nice rooms (the beds were so comfortable!) and the staff were so friendly and helpful. The gym is also very well appointed with good equipment. We'll definitely stay here again next time we're in Vancouver.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

Right from the front door, the quality of this building and care demonstrated by staff was top notch. Mitchell helped us too our room quickly and made mental notes of who we were and where we were going. The next day he greeted us by name and asked how our event was, really nice. The valet was prompt and the front desk was very friendly. Nice room, very comfy, we enjoyed the salt water lap pool. Would stay here again in a heart beat.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

I was fortunate enough to stay at L'Hermitage for six nights in December 2012. From the personalised confirmation email at booking confirming my requests, to check out and everything in between, the staff and management of this hotel go beyond to make your stay as pleasant and comfortable as possible.

I arrived very early on a Sunday morning after a 14 hour flight from Sydney and as the taxi pulled up to the front door I was greeted by name by the gentleman on the door. Completely unexpected but a great portent of the customer service to come. Check in was smooth and when I opened the door to the One Bedroom Signature Den I was pleasantly surprised. It is basically a one bedroom apartment. Full kitchen and laundry facilities, living area with electric fireplace, study, guest bathroom, bedroom with king bed and a separate television, plus the master en suite with separate shower and bath. You could easily live in this space. There was also a personally addressed welcome letter and a gift wrapped box of chocolates waiting on the kitchen counter. Amazing!

I can't say enough good things about this place. One night there was a power outage and, as a result, the wifi was unavailable for a few hours the following day. Unavoidable and not the hotel's fault. So I was completely surprised when, on check out and completely unsolicited, there was a $50 credit applied to my invoice as a result of the inconvenience of being without wifi for two or three hours! That just shows the level of commitment L'Hermitage shows to its guests. As a first timer to Vancouver I'll know exactly where to stay when next I'm in town. And I can't wait!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

Had a very good experience in this hotel. We had many special requests and all the staff went out of their way to accommodate us, including booking restaurant reservations for 17 pax, fixing our bus charters, and rebooking our hotel rooms. All our service requests were met efficiently and with big smiles. Special commendations to Mary Ann and Elaisha from the front desk, and the serviceman whose name we cant remember but who is called "slasher" because of the many roles he played including electrician, gardener and troubleshooter.

Great rooms too. All amenities were thoughtfully included down to the complete kitchenette, full channel line up on the pay tv service, and ipod speakers.

Excellent location downtown, a few blocks away and walking distance to shopping and restaurants.

Would definintely recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2012

Fantastic stop for 4 nights for our family of four. We expected it to be more cramped given four of us were in a one bedroom but the suite was spacious with terrific kitchen and laundry facilities. Cleanliness and service were outstanding. With scrumptious buffet breakfast included featuring loads of delicious local produce we thought it terrific value. Location also super convenient. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Property: L'Hermitage Hotel
Address: 788 Richards Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 3A4, Canada
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Location: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver > Downtown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Vancouver
#2 Luxury Hotel in Vancouver
#2 Romantic Hotel in Vancouver
#3 Business Hotel in Vancouver
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — L'Hermitage Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 60
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located on the corner of Richards and Robson Street in the very heart of Vancouver's hottest shopping and entertainment district and only blocks from its' financial centre, L'Hermitage Hotel Vancouver is a 60-room, luxury, boutique property that graced the Vancouver hotel scene in June of 2008. Exclusively located on the 5th, 6th and 7th floors, L'Hermitage offers Studio-style rooms; One-bedroom Suites; Solarium-style rooms as well as One and Two-Bedroom 'homes' complete with a fully-equipped kitchen featuring Bosch and Sub-Zero appliances. Unique architecture within a West Coast setting, vogue interior design and thoughtful amenities makes L'Hermitage Hotel Vancouver the essence of the ultimate cosmopolitan getaway. When selecting your hotel for your next Vancouver business or leisure trip, please consider making your reservation with L'Hermitage Hotel Vancouver. ... more   less 
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