Planning on traveling to Vancouver and looking for a hotel with a pool? You will be happy to know that you are in the right place! This article lists the best Vancouver hotels with pools, whether indoor or outdoor pools!
The Best Vancouver Hotels with Pools
Pan Pacific Vancouver
Pan Pacific Vancouver is perfectly located on the water in Coal Harbour. It is one of the luxury hotels in Vancouver. It has the best view of the Coastal Mountains, Coal Harbour and Vancouver’s city skyline. With everything conveniently nearby, you’ll be able to experience the city at ease. You can soak away your busy day at their outdoor heated salt-water pool and hot tub, and relax at the sundeck on a sunny day.
The Pan Pacific Vancouver is located right next to the Vancouver cruise ship terminal and right on top of the cruise ship parking lot. It is also located in the same building as Fly Over Canada, one of the popular things to do in Vancouver!
Fairmont Pacific Rim
The luxurious Fairmont Pacific Rim hotel in downtown Vancouver is the perfect hotel with a pool for your vacation! It has a palm tree-lined rooftop outdoor pool and cabanas you can rent. The Fairmont Pacific Rim offers a majestic view while you take a dip in their outdoor heated pool. You can also enjoy the spa services at the Willow Stream Spa which is equipped with Jacuzzi, a steam room, a refreshing mineral bath, infra-red sauna, indoor lounges, and fitness center where a wide variety of fitness classes are available.
Fairmont Pacific Rim is a 5 minute walk from the Canada Place (the location of the cruise ship terminal and Fly Over Canada), across the street from the Vancouver’s Convention and Exhibition Center. Robson Street shopping area is 15 minutes’ walk away.
If you are looking for something with a greener, natural vibe, head to Fairmont Waterfront hotel. This hotel has their own herb garden that you can view from your guest rooms. Their luxury accommodations ensures harbor and mountain views while the other side of the room boasts the shimmering city skyline of Vancouver.
Fairmont Waterfront hotel also has an outdoor heated rooftop pool with an amazing view of their herb garden, city skyline, mountain, and harbor. This 50-foot heated pool is open all year long.
If you want a perfect Vancouver hotel with an outdoor pool, head to Fairmont Waterfront and enjoy a relaxing stay in Vancouver.
Sandman Suites on Davie is a three star, midrange hotel in Vancouver with a pool! You are in for a magnificent view of the English Bay and Pacific Ocean in Sandman Suites located on Davie Street. Situated in one of the most culturally diverse streets in Vancouver, you can experience local coffee shops, lounges, dining experiences, a sunbathing opportunity during the day at English Bay, and a vibrant nightlife at Yaletown.
At Sandman Suites there is a seasonal outdoor rooftop pool. You can relax and soak away reality for hours with its great 9 to 9 schedule. For those looking for kitchens, this property comes with a fully equipped kitchen and is the perfect option for families looking for somewhere to stay downtown!
Located within a walking distance from shopping on Robson Street and nightlife on Granville. The Shangra-La has luxurious Asian modern-traditional mix décor and floor to ceiling windows that has a view of the Vancouver city skyline.
You can also enjoy their outdoor pool and hot tub with a rich view of downtown Vancouver’s bustling streets.
The Westin Bayshore is another luxury property in Vancouver with not only a pool, but a view of the skyline and harbor. It offers a resort-style atmosphere The Westin Bayshore has an outdoor and indoor pool, and a whirlpool that offers a great panoramic view of the city both day and night. You can also check out Liquid Yoga, an on-water yoga regime. If you are looking for a Vancouver hotel with indoor pools to escape the harsh sun or the chilly weather, head to Westin Bayshore! You can check out room rates and availability here.
Blue Horizon Hotel
Blue Horizon Hotel is a boutique-style hotel located at the heart Robson Street where all the shopping and dining is happening. All their guest rooms are perfectly situated as corner rooms and many of them are with fantastic views of English Bay and the breathtaking North Shore mountains.
To start or finish off a good busy day, an amazing indoor lap pool and whirlpool area at the hotel await you. A steam room is also available on the same floor.
Head to Blue Horizon Hotel for majestic views, refreshing pools, and a comfortable stay while visiting Vancouver. You can check out dates available and book rooms here.
Sandman Signature Vancouver Airport Hotel & Resort
If you’re looking for a little more thrill, we’ve got here a Vancouver hotel with waterslide!
Located just a little outside of Vancouver is Sandman Airport Hotel & Resort. Some Ground floor rooms have direct access to the outdoor pool.
If the weather is not cooperating there is also enjoy an indoor pool. It has a great bonus feature— a waterslide! The Sandman Signature Airport Hotel & Resort is one of the best midrange Vancouver hotels with an outdoor pool. It is located very close to Vancouver Airport if you are looking for an easy hotel to get to before or after a flight! It is about 15 minutes to drive into downtown Vancouver from the Sandman. Check out room rates and dates available here.
More Vancouver Travel Resources
Top Things to do
There are so many things to do in Vancouver. A couple things to consider are the Legendary Gastown Food tour (or more things to do in Gastown) , booking a local photographer for a photo shoot, walking or renting a bike in Stanley Park, visiting Fly Over Canada. For more things to do, check out this post of top things to do in Vancouver.
5 Things to Bring with You to Vancouver
A good rain jacket is always a good idea, even in the summer. While you are not likely to get wet in July and August, late august almost always sees a wet day, and May, June and September will also get rain. If you want to read about average rainfall, I have more information on weather in Vancouver. Even if you are coming in the winter, unless you plan on skiing, you can get away with a rain jacket and some good base layers for most of the winter in and around Vancouver.
A good power bank to charge phones and other devices is always a good idea. After a day of videoing, GPS and taking photos, the last thing you want is a dead cell phone. These are inexpensive and come in handy during the day. If you are flying to Vancouver, make sure you keep any power banks in your hand luggage, as security will often remove them from checked bags (I have found that out the hard way before).
A Universal Adapter is going to be handy for International Visitors. Canada uses the same plugs as the USA but if you are coming from somewhere else abroad, grab yourself one before you arrive.
A good guidebook is something I always get when I am researching a new location. Lonely Planet is the usual go-to, but also check out these.
Reusable shopping bags are available to buy everywhere, but if you want to get a compact one before you arrive, it is a good idea.
Reusable water bottles are also a good idea. You can buy bottled water anywhere that you can get drinks, but Canada does pride itself on recycling as much as possible, and why shell out wasteful dollars when you can drink the tap water all over British Columbia.
Travel Insurance for Canada
There are a few other things to think about when it comes to international travel. The first thing is travel insurance. Whether it is an emergency room visit for something as simple as strep throat, or an emergency appendix surgery, or an unfortunate moped incident things do go wrong when people travel everyday. Canada is a very expensive country for medical care and a doctors visit in an Emergency Room is over $800 to just see the doctor.
I highly suggest travel insurance and a good policy. I personally never travel without it, and I even checked into my policy about care for my children if I am ever in an accident or hospitalized. There are just too many things to think about.
You can find out more information and buy your travel insurance here.
Renting a Car in British Columbia
Rental Cars are very popular in British Columbia. There is just so much to see and there is not a train or bus network outside of Metro Vancouver or Victoria. If you plan on leaving Vancouver and want to see even the local ski hills, I suggest a rental car. You can get a rental car before you arrive.
Lindsay Nieminen is the creator of UncoveringBC.com. She grew up and still lives in the suburbs of Vancouver with her family. She aims to inspire inform, and educate others about traveling in her home province of British Columbia. She is also the creator of carpediemourway.com which aims to show parents how to seek out adventure at home or abroad, with their children in tow!