Vancouver with Kids – The Best Family Hotels

Updated: May 12, 2016

Kid-Friendly Hotels in Vancouver

The 5 Best Kid-Friendly Hotels in Vancouver, BC

The Four Seasons Hotel (luxury)

Best Family Hotels in Vancouver: The best luxury hotel in Vancouver, the Four Seasons
As always, the Four Seasons knows how to make kids feel pampered with their child-sized robes, kid-friendly amenities, and the treats that greet them upon arrival. They also boast an amazing Playzone Game Room with board games, DVD’s, foosball, ping-pong tables, and the latest in video games like PlayStation and XBox. Rooms are large and there is a wonderful indoor/outdoor pool with hot tub. A central location a block from the shops of Robson Street and within walking distance of Gastown, Yaletown, and Stanley Park.

Westin Grand Vancouver (moderate)

Best Family Hotels in Vancouver:  Great outdoor pool at the Westin.
The rooms are large, beautifully appointed, and all have a full kitchenette. Kids get a special welcome gift upon arrival. A great outdoor in pool is heated to a comfortable 83 degrees (29 degrees Celsius). The Robson Street location makes shopping and an array of dining choices steps away. Rogers Arena and BC Place are within easy walking distance making it great for concerts and hockey and football games.

Auberge Vancouver Hotel (moderate)

Best Family Hotels in Vancouver: Great family suite with living room and kitchen.
This is a great value hotel with a nice pool and large suites with kitchens and living rooms and separate bedroom for the parents. The location is central with much of downtown Vancouver within easy walking distance (though the street that the hotel is on can feel deserted at night).

Coast Plaza Hotel & Suites (budget)

Best Family Hotels in Vancouver: Great budget hotel for families.
Located in the trendy West End, this recently upgraded property provides comfort in over-sized guest rooms and suites. Shopping, dining, Stanley Park, and beaches are close by. Although the heated pool is located in the basement it’s a good size. Badminton rackets and birdies are on loan for those who’d like to play on the patio garden. Sand pails, frisbees, and tennis rackets can be borrowed to make a visit to English Bay or Stanley Park.

Fairmont Vancouver Airport (luxury)

Best Family Hotels in Vancouver: Great family hotel near the Vancouver Airport
I usually don’t recommend airport hotels as a place to stay but this is such a wonderful hotel: pool, hot tub, incredible views, and great breakfast that I’m making an exception. It’s located right in the international terminal and is a short walk to the Skytrain which can have you downtown in 20 minutes. Or sit in your room and watch planes land and takeoff. If you’re in Vancouver for a week you wouldn’t want to be out here the whole time, but if your stay is just a night or two and you’re arriving or departing by plane this is a great choice.

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4 questions and comments

  1. Luxury Hotel with Pool for Familiy of 4 in Vancouver

    We are considering the Four Season Vancouver or the Shangri La. Can you tell me which one is more kid friendly, has a better pool, and best location?

    Thanks,
    Henna

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    1. DavidDavid Post author

      Both are wonderful hotels but I would definitely recommend the Four Seasons over the Shangri La. The suites are larger, the pool is bigger (and has an inside portion and outside portion), and there’s a kid’s room with games, books, and video games. The Shangri La has a slightly more pleasant and central location near Robson Street and closer proximity to Stanley Park but the Four Seasons is closer to the main mall in downtown Vancouver – and in any case the two hotels are only 3 blocks from each other so not a huge difference in terms of location.

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  2. Capilano Bridge for Family of 5 with Kids

    Is the Capilano Bridge a good destination for kids, ages 6, 8, and 11? I know it’s a little way out of town. Would you call it a good use of time for a family in Vancouver, Canada for 2 days and 3 nights.

    Thanks,
    A.B.

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    1. DavidDavid Post author

      Capilano Bridge is a great destination for all kids and adults. There’s a good kids’ treasure hunt that can be done that’s a lot of fun. The bridge and views are pretty cool. Now, I wouldn’t put Cap Bridge as one of my top 2 or 3 things to do in Vancouver so it’s a close call as to wether you want to drive to North Van to do it (it’s not a long way but it still means getting in your car). Top of my list in Vancouver are renting bikes and riding around the Stanley Park Seawall, the Vancouver Aquarium, and the Science Centre. So if you could do the Seawall and Aquarium on one day and the Science Centre and Capilano Bridge on the other, then go for it. But if that seems too busy then leave Capilano for the next visit.

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