My thirties are synonymous with the pandemic. Just days before I turned 30 on March 19, 2020, I had to cancel my trip to Vancouver Island to beach walk and winery hop. Two years later, I held back on any major travel (to avoid disappointment) and enjoyed my local city, Vancouver, British Columbia.
I spent the day being a tourist in my own town and topped the event off with a stay at the charming, old-time, luxury hotel, the Wedgewood.
We drove into the city, and shimmied seamlessly along the curb to valet parking. The valet was gracious and wished me happy birthday immediately upon arrival.
We walked into the hotel and after a short, somewhat awkward wait in the small, busy lobby, we were with the front desk staff checking in.
Not only was the room ready much earlier than the promised 3 p.m., we were upgraded from a room to a junior suite. After being wished happy birthday yet again from the attentive staff, we headed upstairs to unpack, and head off for the day.
Wrapped in golden and burgundy decor, the junior suite had plenty of space for the two of us. The patio was right above the spa outdoor seating area and was quiet despite being in the city center.
The living room was a little dark from the gray day, but not a concern as we were soon out to enjoy Vancouver.
The bathroom was spacious and luxe—the perfect space to soak away a day of walking!
The bedroom placed second for me, behind the bathroom and followed by the living room in terms of excellence. The bed was comfortable, but not the same caliber as hotels I’ve stayed at in the past. In the evening we opted to stream content. If you plan on doing the same, you’ll need the Google Home app.
Arriving at our home for the night, the hotel oozed warmth—the rich lobby with a burning fireplace tucked away the entrance to European-inspired Bacchus Restaurant & Lounge.
Upon exiting the compact elevator, the room had a birthday note and chocolates for me, and a text message from hours prior from a Wedgewood staff person offering to be reached if I needed anything. They definitely covered the personal touches with class.
While we didn’t dine at Bacchus this time, I’ve shared cocktails with connections there before. Imagine oversized, castle-like chairs, with a “friends in your living room” vibe. That’s Bacchus.
While we passed on the fine dining experience, we did enjoy a light bite via room service, before dinner. They under promised and over delivered with timing much to our appetised delight.
For your stay at the Wedgewood Hotel & Spa
If you choose to stay at the Wedgewood, be prepared for exceptionally kind and attentive staff. Explore the spa and fitness facility and at the very least, have a cocktail at Bacchus.
Deana is a writer, content marketer, operations manager, and big dreamer. For her, travel amounts to architecture gazing, market shopping and people watching at sidewalk cafés. Most importantly, when traveling she wanders endlessly on foot.