Spacious Suites in Vancouver’s West End
Rosellen Suites at Stanley Park is located in Vancouver’s West End right across the street from a sprawling green space that’s often compared to New York’s Central Park. The New York Times calls Stanley Park “a magical, magical place” with gorgeous views of the Vancouver skyline and surrounding mountains. In addition to forested hiking trails, war memorials, and a 5.5-mile seawall popular with bicyclists, the 1,000-acre park is also home to the Vancouver Aquarium. Set right across the street, Rosellen Suites at Stanley Park has a quiet, secluded feel, with amenities that have made it a favorite of film crews and movie stars, including Katharine Hepburn. It’s within a 10-minute walk of trendy boutiques, eclectic restaurants, and the nightlife along Robson Street.
Each of the hotel’s one- or two-bedroom classic suites has a full kitchen and a spacious living room with couches and chairs. Ranging in size from 600 to 800 square feet, the suites provide plenty of room for families to stretch out and relax. For a little exercise, the hotel offers free passes to a local fitness center and pool.
Downtown Vancouver, British Columbia: Bustling Metropolis with Beautiful Harbor Views
A west-coast cosmopolis, Vancouver’s location on a peninsula between English Bay and Vancouver Harbour presents a rare blend of urban amenities and natural splendor. You can catch glimpses of the waterfront—and the North Shore Mountains beyond—all across the city, but it’s worth paying a visit to historic Gastown to shop, dine, and stroll along the harbor. Another excellent retail corridor is Robson Street, a three-block stretch of northern downtown lined with boutique clothing stores and cafés.
At the tip of the peninsula lies Stanley Park, whose 900 acres (400 ha) encompass forests, beaches, and gardens. The Seawall, a 13-mile (22 km) waterfront path, encircles the park and has designated lanes for walkers, joggers, cyclists, and inline skaters. There are numerous smaller parks spread throughout the city, too, making Vancouver feel like an urban paradise.