The Douglas, Autograph Collection

A Vancouver boutique hotel within a casino resort
VERIFIED LUXURY

From the living wall in the entryway to the Douglas-fir-infused gin in the minibars, The Douglas, Autograph Collection channels both the Pacific rainforest and a hip urban vibe. Part of the Autograph Collection, a Marriott boutique brand, this chic lodging is one of two hotels at Parq Vancouver, a copper-tinged glass-clad downtown resort complex that’s home to a casino and eight food and drink outlets.

A separate entrance helps The Douglas maintain a boutique feel, while also offering you unlimited access to the event spaces, meeting rooms and gambling floors of the 775,000-square-foot Parq development. The hotel’s 188 guest rooms are dark, cabin-like retreats, designed to offer sanctuary from the urban surroundings and Vegas-style atmosphere below.

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Our Inspector's Highlights

  • In keeping with the west coast theme, the hotel’s stunning reception desk is made of a glass-encased, illuminated 25-foot-long replica Douglas fir.
  • Douglas guests have access to the Spa by JW, in the adjacent JW Marriott Parq Vancouver hotel, where the spacious 24-hour fitness facility has windows on three sides and opens to an outdoor yoga pavilion.
  • From the sixth-floor hotel lobby, you can walk into the Parq, a 30,000-square-foot outdoor terrace and garden. The Parq links the property to the adjacent JW Marriott hotel.
  • The Douglas elevators are illuminated with twinkling bulbs, giving the impression that you’re ascending into a tunnel of light.
  • With access to eight food and drink venues, designed by restaurateur Elizabeth Blau and her chef husband Kim Canteenwalla, as well as a 72,000-square-foot casino, you may never want to leave the Vancouver property.

Things to Know

  • Adjacent to the sixth-floor reception, D6 Restaurant and Lounge serves light meals during day with live music on evenings and weekends, providing a great gathering place before a night out.
  • Behind a bookcase next to the pool table in the lobby-level lounge, a hidden doorway opens to reveal a private bar and event space.
  • If you’re looking to try your luck, head straight for the casino on the second and third floors of the Parq Vancouver complex. Want to avoid the gaming floor? As you come and go at The Douglas through a private entrance, you’re secluded from the casino action.

The Rooms

  • The 178 guest rooms and 10 suites occupy floors seven through 16 of the Vancouver hotel tower. Designed to feel like an upscale cabin or urban ski lodge, they feature concrete ceilings, dark walnut furnishings and pillow-top beds dressed in white linens with plaid throws.
  • The minibars are stocked with locally sourced snacks and a Douglas-fir-infused gin, created for the hotel by a Yaletown distillery.
  • Blending contemporary and retro vibes, the desks feature multiple electrical outlets and USB ports, but are also supplied with memo pads, pencils and old-fashioned manual sharpeners.
  • Peekaboo windows let you steal a glance between the bedrooms and bathrooms, which are stocked with Aesop bath amenities.

Nearby Attractions

  • Parq Vancouver offers plenty of activities, but if you do venture off-site, BC Place — the city’s main sports and concert arena, home to the BC Lions (the local Canadian Football League team) and the Vancouver Whitecaps professional soccer club — is right next door.
  • The Douglas is a block from False Creek, where you can follow the seawall path, on foot or by bike, toward English Bay and Stanley Park or to the Olympic Village, Granville Island and Kitsilano.
  • Parq Vancouver is roughly equidistant between the Gastown and Yaletown neighborhoods, the former known for its innovative restaurants, independent boutiques and hip coffeehouses, the latter for its cafés and nightlife.

Amenities
24-hour room service
Bar
Casino
Gym
Meeting rooms
Restaurants
Spa
Getting There
45 Smithe Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 0R3 CA
TEL877-688-9953
TEL604-676-0889
NeighborhoodYaletown, Gastown
NEARBY AIRPORT(S)
YVR (25 min)   BLI (1 hr 15 min-1 hr 25 min)