During Vancouver’s glorious summer months, the hottest piece of real estate in town is a good patio. Visitors and residents flock to the city’s patios for al fresco sipping and dining, warm ocean breezes and fresh air.
Some of the best patios in the city happen to be attached to some iconic Vancouver Hotels. Here are four picks for soaking up the Vancouver summer in style:
- Reflections at the Rosewood Hotel Georgia: This patio is hidden away on the fourth floor of the 1920s Hotel Georgia, right in the heart of busy downtown Vancouver. Elevator doors open to a rooftop oasis serving signature cocktails and exquisite tapas-style plates.
- PopUpPatio at The Westin Grand Vancouver: A newcomer to the scene, The Westin Grand Vancouver transforms its poolside terrace into a bustling patio lounge every Thursday and Friday during the summer. Enjoy the lush gardens and live DJ, while snacking on a barbecue menu and watching the hustle-bustle below on busy Robson Street.
- Dockside Lounge at the Granville Island Hotel: Tucked away on downtown’s Granville Island, this boutique hotel boasts what many consider the city’s best patio. Highlighted by plush seating and blazing fireplaces, Dockside Lounge offers superb views of False Creek and the downtown skyline.
- MARKET Restaurant Patio at the Shangri-La Hotel: Rub shoulders with the the city’s movers and shakers at this sleek downtown patio overlooking Alberni Street, a.k.a. Vancouver’s Rodeo Drive. Expect superb cocktails and cuisine courtesy of three-Michelin-star chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten.