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The hotel is not stunning or splashy. It reminds me of a Canadian - it's elegant and sophisticated, without being loud and flashy. The building is a graceful tower that you really won't take notice of walking by. The hotel is in a business pocket of Vancouver and is walkable to Robson Street, Gastown, or the water. However, the few blocks around the hotel are pretty uninteresting.
A bellman will welcome you to a very plain entrance on ground level. You enter the hotel and take an escalator up to the next level, where the lobby, check-in, shops, and coffee shop are located. There is a quiet charm to this floor. There are large vases of fresh flowers and polite and professional staff all perfectly groomed waiting to serve you.
The lobby is striking, near the coffee shop a huge, black-and-white Inuit tapestry hangs from the wall. This reminds you that you are in Canada.
The rooms were not overly large (at least mine wasn't). However, they were very well appointed. The funiture is large, sturdy, and serious. The bed has huge down pillows and soft duvets, and each room comes with a thick, terry cloth bathrobe.
The bathroom is large and marble. No matter where you travel, a Four Seasons ALWAYS understands the importance of a good bathroom. They have the best with lots of mirros, marble, large tubs, phones, and great grooming products. This bathroom lived up to those standards.
I did not have a great view. I looked over across busy Georgia Street into another office complex. I guess the views higher up are better.
On this visit, it was just a few weeks prior to Christmas and Vancouver was having a cold spell that even the Canadians were complaining about. It was bone chilling. One night I ordered room service (it runs 24 hours here), put on my robe, and watched TV on my soft bed. The TV even had a play station attached to it! It was a perfect night!
The hotel also offers a great pool and a first-rate spa. The hotel is connected to one of Vancouver's main malls. As I mentioned, it was just prior to Christmas and bone chillingly cold. The dollar was strong and I spent one whole day doing my Christmas shopping at the mall. Vancouver is an outdoor town, but not on this visit!
The Four Seasons is pure luxury. The service level is flawless and comfort is their main concern. It's quiet elegance at it's best. It may not be the most "fun" hotel in Vancouver, but it's sure is one of the most comfortable.
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