What are the best places to stay in Vancouver?

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Whether you’re looking for a boutique hotel or a big name chain, the City of Glass has a place for you. Here’s our Forbes Travel Guide editors' list of some of the best places to stay in Vancouver:

1. Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver. Situated downtown in the commercial and cultural hub of the city, Four Seasons Vancouver is a home-away-from-home for both business and leisure travelers. Families are welcome — kids will love the indoor/outdoor pool. The hotel houses YEW restaurant + bar, headed by executive chef Oliver Beckert and features a contemporary raw bar with more than 150 choices of wine and a Latin-inspired Sunday brunch.

2. Shangri-La Hotel, Vancouver. Making its North American debut in a grandiose way, this Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star hotel sprawls its luxury out over 15 floors of the tallest building in downtown Vancouver. The spacious rooms and suites are decadently decorated with warm beige and golden tones as well as contain contemporary Asian-influenced furniture. Indulge in an unforgettable dining experience at MARKET by Jean-Georges where you’ll choose a table from four unique destinations. And if that’s not enough, let your worries melt away in the Four-Star CHI, The Spa at Shangri-La.

3. The Sutton Place Hotel Vancouver. Centralized in the business and shopping core of downtown Vancouver, the Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star hotel offers guestrooms that exude a European flavor, while the dining and lounge areas feature comforting old-world décor. Business travelers are pampered with the business center providing state-of-the-art technology. After a long day of meetings or exploring the city, relax in the serene spa or take a dip in the indoor swimming pool under a big sunroof, then give your muscles a workout in the fitness center.

4. Rosewood Hotel Georgia. What used to be one of the city’s most iconic hotels has reopened and is better than ever. In 1927, this Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star hotel was considered to be Vancouver’s most elegant retreat and more than 80 years later it has reopened with the same elegance. Inside the Georgian Revival hotel, you’ll find 156 guestrooms exuding the comfort of a residence and the luxury of a top-notch hotel. Wash your worries away on the fourth floor at Sense, the hotel’s spa and revel in the lavishness of Vancouver’s legendary Hotel Georgia.

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