Best Hotel Executive Or Club Lounges At Hotels In Vancouver

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This article reviews hotels in Vancouver including Vancouver Airport, with the best club or executive lounges. By reviewing each of these club lounges, in turn, I conclude which hotel club lounge comes in at the top and which hotel I would select as having the best club lounge in Vancouver.

If you want club lounge access for free, book a standard room at the InterContinental in New York, Paris, or London, which partner with our luxury travel concierge and you will get a room upgrade and free club lounge access. This free lounge access has to be one of the best hotel deals in New York, Paris, and London!

Luxury hotels in Vancouver include the Four Seasons Vancouver, Shangri-La Hotel, the DOUGLAS, an Autograph Collection Hotel, Fairmont Waterfront, Fairmont Pacific Rim, Rosewood Hotel Georgia, Wedgewood Hotel & Spa, and then further up in the Rocky Mountains for skiing you have The Fairmont Chateau Whistler, Four Seasons Resort Whistler and Sonora Resort on Sonora Island in British Columbia, Canada as well as the Clayoquot Wilderness Resort.

We can’t get you free club lounge access at all these luxury hotels, see which ones feature club lounges below, but don’t worry, if the hotel doesn’t have a club lounge, you can ‎book via our luxury travel concierge and you will get the similarly great free benefits at for the same price as the hotel websites such as:

  • Breakfast for two people per bedroom
  • Food, beverage or spa credit of $100 USD per stay
  • Upgrade of one category, based on availability at time of check-in (this usually excludes suites)
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
  • Complimentary basic Internet in all guest rooms
  • Complimentary welcome gift (usually a box of chocs, bottle of wine etc)

I have compiled a list below containing the club lounges available across luxury hotels in Vancouver. We have also listed the best club lounges in the nearby city of Seattle. In this review, I list the lounges in Vancouver that I consider to be the best at the top. I will be reviewing each of these hotel club lounges in detail in turn, so that you know what you will get if you book a room with club lounge access, or get upgraded to a club lounge for free because of your loyalty status.

1. Fairmont Pacific Rim

The Fairmont Pacific Rim is the best Fairmont in Vancouver and also one of the best luxury hotels in Vancouver. It is probably joint top with the Rosewood Vancouver. It is located at 1038 Canada Place Way Vancouver V6C 0B9, within 100m of the Fairmont Waterfront listed below and it features a Gold Club lounge.

This hotel also has a main lobby bar which is the place to see and be seen in Vancouver and is great for people watching. It has probably the most stunning pool in Vancouver which is surrounded by loungers and cabanas and is a great place to hang out in the summer. Rounding the hotel off is an outdoor terrace, a garden, and the Botanist Restaurant which offers a menu inspired by the principals of botany, organic farming, and sustainable sourcing.

While the Fairmont Pacific Rim and Fairmont Waterfront are both very solid properties the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver traditionally was the worst of the three Fairmonts in central Vancouver, but a recent refurbishment, which includes the club lounge, along with new management seems to be bringing this back as a contender for a great Fairmont choice in Vancouver, although the best remains the Pacific Rim which is a little bit better in most respects. This “betterness” is typically reflected in its higher room rates.

As for dining and shopping, there are plenty of good options within a 20-minute walk. The hotel provides complimentary drop-off services in one of their BMW house car (7 series) on a first-come, first-served basis and you rarely have to wait for more than a couple of minutes for a ride.

The lobby lounge is a really fun feature of this hotel as it turns into a bar at night and attracts some of Vancouver’s finest try-hards. It’s to people watch but can be quite lively and is certainly not a relaxing lounge bar to take the family or look for some peace.

A Harbour View Room in the Pacific Rim is your best room choice from these hotels although the Waterfront has a similar view. Pac Rim has more frills with a TV in the bathroom mirror, virtual surround soundbar, iPad room controls, super fluffy bathrobes, more dining options, better gym.

Both the Gold lounges at the Pacific Rim and Vancouver Waterfront during the summer months since both have an awesome outside patio. The Fairmont Pacific Rim Gold Club Lounge offers breathtaking views of Coal Harbour, Stanley Park and the North Shore Mountains.

A personal concierge service from the dedicated Fairmont Gold team, unlock the city’s best and will arrange airport transportation, personal shopping, dining reservations, event tickets, and other special requests such as access to a personal trainer and running the perfectly drawn bath.

Within the lounge, there is a locally-inspired daily hot breakfast with a Chef-attended omelet station. This is the only Fairmont lounge in Vancouver that has an omelet station. There is also a seasonal selection of afternoon snacks, evening canapés, and desserts.

All-day complimentary, tea, coffee, juices mineral water, and soft drinks are available for free and an Honor bar is available to enjoy daily from 12 pm to 9:30 pm where you can charge alcoholic beverages to your room and prices range from $9 – $14 CAD.

Book Fairmont Pacific Rim with our luxury travel concierge and get the following free benefits:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Buffet breakfast daily, for up to two in room guests
  • $100 USD equivalent Food & Beverage credit to be utilized during stay (not combinable, no cash value if not redeemed in full. Credit may be used in ARC Restaurant, ARC Lounge or In-Room Dining)
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access for the duration of stay
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability

2. Fairmont Waterfront

The Fairmont Waterfront is located at 900 Canada Place Way Vancouver V6C 3L5 and features an outdoor heated pool which is handy if you visit in the summer but not so useful in the spring, autumn and winter! If you are here on business, this hotel is connected to the Vancouver Convention Centre and Canada Place Cruise Ship Terminal.

The renovated rooms at Fairmont Waterfront are very nice (and very similar in style as those at the Pacific Rim) and bathrooms now have a large walk-in shower instead of a shower/tub combo.

The hotel within a hotel experience of Fairmont Gold includes lounge access on the exclusive Fairmont Gold Floor, a dedicated concierge team is ready to extend a friendly, sincere welcome. From dinner reservations and limousine transfers to any other special touches you require, you’re assured a memorable experience.

This Fairmont Gold Lounge has a stunning gardened terrace (pictured above), overlooking Vancouver’s harbor and North Shore mountains.

A complimentary deluxe European buffet breakfast is served between 6:30 am to 10 am weekdays and 7 am to 11 am weekends. Complimentary selection of house-made pastries and savory snacks served between 12 and 5 pm daily. Complimentary selection of hot and cold canapés served between 5:00 – 7:00 pm daily.

All-day complimentary, tea, coffee, juices mineral water, and soft drinks are available for free and an Honor bar is available to enjoy daily from 12 pm to 9:30 pm where you can charge alcoholic beverages to your room and prices range from $9 – $14 CAD.

Fairmont Waterfront has a unique feature of lending you rain gear in partnership with Native Shoes and Moojoes (both local Vancouver companies). Similar to FairmontFit, guests can sign out a pair of Native rain boots and a rain poncho during their stay.

The Fairmont Platinum amenity here is a moist hazelnut coffee cake.

Book the Fairmont Waterfront with our luxury travel concierge and get the following free benefits:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Daily full breakfast, for up to two in-room guests
  • A choice between $100 USD equivalent Spa Services OR Food & Beverage credit to be utilized during stay (no cash value if not redeemed in full, not applicable to spa products)
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

3. Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

Fairmont Hotel Vancouver is located on 900 W. Georgia Street Vancouver V6C 2W6. Right in the city center, this well-located hotel offers the newest club lounge in Vancouver and therefore our favorite. Fairmont hotels are now part of AccorHotels and Le Club AccorHotels loyalty scheme.

Starting June 9, 2019, the Fairmont Gold accommodations have been newly redesigned. It is these Fairmont Gold room that give you access to the executive lounge at Fairmont Hotel Vancouver. When choosing rooms, there is not much to choose between the Gallery View and City View but make sure you request a newly renovated room. It is worth noting that during the refurbishment the new bathroom has a large tiled shower rather than a tub.

The Gold Lounge is described as “our Fairmont Gold Castle in the City” this ‘hotel within a hotel’ Gold Lounge is located on the 14th floor, where you can enjoy beautiful views and special privileges as well as excellent service. These perks are well worth the premium you pay (which is usually about $100 USD per night).

You can make use of a private concierge service, a daily European Breakfast featuring hot items is served in the exclusive surroundings of the Fairmont Gold Lounge from 6:30 am to 10 am on weekdays and 7 am to 11 am on weekends and Canadian Public Holidays. The breakfast selection is excellent and filling with plenty of oatmeal, hard-boiled eggs, cereals including sweetened Cheerios, Raisin Bran, Corn Flakes, a wide variety of perfectly ripe fruit, muffins, plain bagels, toast, Belgian waffles, yogurt, cottage cheese, bacon, sausage, deli meats and a rotating egg dish (quiche, baked eggs in a Canadian bacon cup with cheese and spices and so forth. All are creative and delicious).

You can also indulge in a mid-day treat daily from 2 pm to 4 pm which is usually an afternoon tea type affair with scones, cream, and various sweets and evening Hors d’Oeuvres, which previews the culinary expertise of the Chefs of the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver and is served daily from 5 pm to 7 pm. The food selection in the lounge is great with sushi, spring rolls, and shrimp skewers or for meat-lovers, small bone-in lamb chops with flatbread topped with goats cheese, prosciutto, and dried figs. The food on offer rotates each night, much like the egg option in the morning. You also always have cheese/crackers and a few other snacks. Finally, you are offered a late-night snack from 8 pm to 10 pm which is usually cookies.

All-day complimentary, tea, coffee, juices mineral water, and soft drinks are available for free and an Honor bar is available to enjoy daily from 12 pm to 9:30 pm where you can charge alcoholic beverages to your room and prices range from $9 – $14 CAD.

To help you ease into your morning, Fairmont Gold rooms benefit from coffee or tea delivered to your room with the wake-up call. A complimentary shoe shine services and one complimentary piece of pressing are also perks of these Fairmont Gold rooms.

The Fairmont Platinum amenity at this hotel tends to be a very generous box of high end & original local boutique chocolates.

4. Pan Pacific Vancouver

The newly renovated Pan Pacific has Italian inspired exclusive Pacific Club Guestrooms and Lounge. Book a Pacific Club Guestroom and you get access to the lounge.

Within the lounge, you get a complimentary West Coast continental breakfast, complimentary all-day coffee and tea services, complimentary evening hors d’oeuvres, concierge services, complimentary wireless Internet, local telephone calls and fax services (in the Lounge), an assortment of local and international newspapers and magazines and all with panoramic top-floor views of Stanley Park, Lions Gate Bridge, and the North Shore Mountains.

While this is a great hotel and choice, if you can stretch a little more, the Pacific Rim lounge and the hotel is the better choice. If you do decide to book the Pan Pacific the Waterfront Station Skytrain is only 350 m away.

5. Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre

Located in Vancouver city centre, the rather average although very tall Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre has a hidden secret, its club lounge! The hotel costs 35,000 Marriott Bonvoy points per night on redemption which is a decent deal.

The Sheraton Club here has two levels. The lower level is for dining and has an outdoor terrace. The upper level has sofas and is designed for relaxing.

The continental breakfast at the Sheraton Club is generous. The only eggs available during breakfast are hardboiled eggs but otherwise, there is a great spread of fresh fruit (cut up and available whole), assorted bread and pastries, cheese, and cold cut meats. More than enough to fill you up if you can get over the lack of scrambled eggs and bacon.

During the day there are plenty of cookies including gingerbread men along with fruits, bars, chocolates, crisps, sweets, and drinks including bottled water in three refrigerators and hot coffee and tea.

In the evening, 5-7 there were appetizers, fresh veggies with dip, assorted fresh-cut fruits, smoked salmon, and cheese. The hot dishes include things like pastrami sandwiches, chicken enchiladas, chicken pasta, and nachos. Deserts vary by day and are quite innovative with mouses and mini doughnuts.

6. Hyatt Regency Vancouver

The Hyatt Regency Vancouver lobby area is quite large and there are quite big glass areas to watch the commuters go by or other tourists during the day from the main lobby seating area. Starbucks that is integrated into the lobby corner of the building and is generally always busy. There are two bars here and one restaurant, the bar on the ground floor is a great place to have a drink and people watch. Parking here is underground and can be valet or self-park. The cost is around $35 CAD per night.

The basic room with King beds are decent rooms but nothing majorly special. It reminded me very much of a standard Hilton in the USA or Canada, with the bathroom having a low height shower over bath and a hideous shower curtain. Compare this to any of the newly refurbished Fairmonts with bathrooms with walk-in showers and it doesn’t match up or even come close.

The amenities were more basic when compared to the Seattle Grand Hyatt which features in our best executive lounges in Seattle but there are bathrobes and slippers which is a nice touch and elevates them above competitors for the same price.

The Club Lounge is on the 29th floor, Regency Club floor, and is fairly standard for a Hyatt and rather bland. It’s quite cramped and with two TV’s playing loudly at both ends. Seating is at tables rather than easy chairs, which is not relaxing and gives the place a school cafeteria feel. Alcoholic drinks are charged but the happy hour food and breakfast offerings are generous and good if uninspiring. There is, however, excellent World of Hyatt Globalist recognition at this hotel if you are a high tier World Of Hyatt Member.

Book this Hyatt with our luxury travel concierge and get the following free benefits:

  • Daily full breakfast for 2 per room
  • Welcome amenity
  • $100 USD property credit per stay
  • Early check-in and later check-out priority
  • Room upgrade priority

7. Hotel EXchange Hotel Vancouver

Situated within 200 metres of Waterfront Centre Mall Vancouver, EXchange Hotel Vancouver is a four-star hotel in Vancouver with a club lounge.

Located in the heart of the financial, shopping, and entertainment district, the EXchange is exactly where you want to be in downtown Vancouver. Situated in Vancouver’s first LEED Platinum Heritage conversion, the history of the Vancouver Stock Exchange comes alive with modern-day amenities and quick access to business and leisure facilities.

Their Dividend private club lounge offers a light breakfast and evening hors d’oeuvres with a bar.

8. Fairmont Vancouver Airport

The second best airport hotel in the world is the Fairmont, Vancouver Airport in Canada. It is the only airport hotel directly connected to Vancouver Airport’s International terminal and you can get into central vancouver via Uber or the Skytrain.

I have found this airport hotel to be particularly good to get over jetlag when flying in from London. I then grab a taxi, Uber or bus up to Whistler for some skiing and stay at the Four Seasons Whistler. Of course, it is not in the center of Vancouver so it is not ideal for touring the city, but it is a fabulous choice if you have an early or late flight or like to watch planes.

The hotel is connected to the airport building and is situated right above the US departures area within a minute or two‘s walk from the luggage carousel. There is so much to love about this airport hotel but the floor-to-ceiling windows, which are heavily soundproofed, have to be a highlight, as he really can watch the planes take off from your bed. Beyond the rooms, there is an indoor pool, health club, and spa, along with restaurants including a jet sidebar for live music, tapas and cocktails, and globe@yvr, which is an award-winning restaurant and where you can take breakfast.

There are a variety of rooms to choose from and if you want a luxury boutique hotel experience, there are some newly renovated rooms on the 14th floor which give you access to a complimentary club lounge. It is well worth paying the extra for a Fairmont Gold Room because of this club lounge access. Within the club lounge, you get a continental breakfast served from 6:30 am to 10 am or you can have the complimentary breakfast delivered to your room if you are leaving before 6:30 am. In the evening, there is a selection of hot and cold canapés from 5 pm to 7 pm, and desserts are served from 8 pm to 9 pm within the lounge. Non-alcoholic drinks are included within your room rates in this lounge, including espresso tea, coffee, soft drinks, and water and there is an honor bar that sticks your spirits, wines, and beers available 12 midday to 10 pm. By booking a Gold Room you also get a daily turndown service, complimentary local calls within North America, complimentary BMW car service between the hotel and YVR’s south terminal, and a golf cart service within why they are the main terminal.

9. Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown

Located in downtown Vancouver, Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown is 31-story hotel with views of the North Shore Mountains. Vancouver Harbour is a 5 minutes’ walk away. The hotel costs around 35,000 Marriott Bonvoy points per night on redemption which is a decent deal. This is a standard Marriott with a standard club lounge that closes on the weekends, hence it’s position as the worst Club Lounge in Vancouver. If you are looking to blow your Marriott Bonvoy points, we suggest you redeem them at the Sheraton above. if you are paying for your room, it’s always worth contacting our luxury travel concierge for a better deal.

Note: Benefits offered correct at the time of writing but may be amended at discretion of the vendor.

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