Vancouver's best hotel pools

One of the best things about staying at an upscale hotel (besides indulging in a gourmet breakfast in bed) is the luxury of the in-house pool. Vancouver’s stand-out hotels boast pools that rival those of the most indulgent spas, and are often open to non-guests for a small fee. Here are Vancouver’s most impressive hotel pools.

Fairmont Pacific Rim

1038 Canada Place, VANCOUVER, BC V6C 0B9

Pretend you’re in L.A. for an afternoon and soak up the sun from the Fairmont’s rooftop pool. Stretch out below the palm trees or cozy up under the cabanas. If you’re feeling social, rent a private cabana and satisfy your appetite from their healthy menu of light meals, cocktails and delicious local wines.

Rosewood Hotel Georgia

801 Georgia St W, Vancouver, BC V6C 1P7

The fourth-floor pool in the Hotel Georgia almost seems too pristine and perfect to disrupt with something as ordinary as swimming laps. But the truth is it’s hard to stay out of this 52-foot heated indoor saltwater pool. You can also relax poolside and enjoy the art deco-inspired décor and marble pillars from the elegant seating area.

Pan Pacific Vancouver

300-999 Canada Pl, Vancouver, BC V6C 3B5

Swim in the heated outdoor saltwater pool or just marvel at the views of the harbour, mountains and Stanley Park from the deck of the eighth-floor terrace. Here’s a little-known secret: locals can enjoy a free day pass to the pool when you book a treatment at the hotel spa.

The Westin Bayshore

1601 Bayshore Dr, Vancouver, BC V6G 2V4

Seeing as the Westin Bayshore is one of Vancouver’s most iconic hotels and located right by Stanley Park and the Sea Wall, it should come as no surprise that it boasts two full-sized pools. The indoor pool is designed for swimming laps, while the luxurious circular outdoor pool is great for gazing at Vancouver’s stunning mountain views.

Metropolitan Hotel Vancouver

645 Howe Street, Vancouver, BC V6C 2Y9

The abundance of plants and their beautiful solarium give this indoor heated pool a steamy and lush tropical feel. Swim a few laps after a good sweat in the on-site fitness facilities or squash courts. Or better yet, enjoy the cityscape views from the whirlpool – one of the many perks that set this classy downtown hotel apart from the rest.

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