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Hotel with Great Harbor View, Balcony?

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Can anyone suggest a hotel that would have a great harbor view, with at least a small balcony large enough to step out and take some photos? We've always stayed at the Westin Bayshore which meets our 'wish list', but weren't as happy there our last visit and are looking for alternatives. Being close to a 'Hop-On/Hop-Off' stop would be a plus, but not necessary.

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Some Pan Pacific suites. Maybe Pinnacle at the Pier looking south.

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Shangri La

http://www.shangri-la.com/vancouver/shangrila/

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Thanks for the suggestions - we'll check them out. We have pretty much ruled out Pinnacle at the Pier due to recent reviews talking about major construction going on between the hotel and the harbor view. Also had a recommendation for Blue Horizon, but it looks like there may be buildings between it and the harbor?

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Do you specifically want a harbour view or will a water view suffice? Blue Horizon has spectacular views to the west, over English Bay towards Vancouver Island. If you look at the TA listing for BH, you'll see the view in various photos.

https://www.tripadvisor.ca/Hotel_Review-g154943-d182513-Reviews-Blue_Horizon_Hotel-Vancouver_British_Columbia.html

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Which part of the harbour? The upper floors of the Blue Horizon have absolutely stunning views of English Bay. West facing gives you great sunsets, and West End means everything in front of you is no more than about 6 stories.

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The Westin Bayshore is really in a class of its own, especially in terms of its scenic location right on the water. It doesn't get better than that. Most hotels downtown have views of the water, but few hotels are literally on the water like the Westin Bayshore, where you're on the balcony looking over people walking on the seawall a few feet below.

The Sylvia Hotel is on the water but there are no balconies. Plus it's an old heritage hotel -

small rooms, a different class of hotel, a different experience. The Pan Pacific and the Fairmont Pacific Rim are a class up from the Westin but I'm not sure they have balconies. They're at Canada Place so a bit more of hustle and bustle cruise ship terminal feel to it.

The Sandman Suites on Davie are not in the same class as the Westin Bayshore, but they have some of the best water views of English Bay from their west-facing balconies. It's a few blocks away from the water but the views are unobstructed.

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Perhaps you could make a reservation at the Bayshore, with a note that you had a problem with X, Y, Z during your last visit and would like to request to not have a repeat occurrence. Most businesses will go out of their way to do better if someone returns after a bad experience. Just a thought.

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