This is a Vancouver secret. The hotel opens up to a beautiful courtyard.
Borrowed from their website:
“In 1956, Elvis Presley had his first hit, people went crazy for non-stick frying pans and the fabulous “Burrard Motor Inn” opened its doors to the world. New owners planted the first garden courtyard in the late 1960s, while the Greenhouse Lounge hosted cocktail hour, extramarital affairs and swank wood panels from 1982-2006.”
In 2010, the Burrard began a multimillion-dollar renovation project to restore the hotel to its former glory. Completed in the summer of 2011, the new Burrard mixes retro influences with modern design touches, slick in-room amenities and a refreshing dose of character. It’s like “Melrose Place,” only there’s no pool to drown in.
Inside and out, the Burrard’s come a long way since the chain-smoking, cocktail-guzzling days of 1956. Well, maybe not the second thing.
• Free high-speed wireless internet
• Free calling anywhere in North America
• HDTVs w/ free premium & movie channels
• Nespresso CitiZ espresso machines & fridges
w/ BC spring water in 100% recycled bottles
• Free Electra Cruiser bike rentals
• Business centre w/ free printing, faxing
• Free passes to the Steve Nash Fitness Centre
• Complementary umbrellas for rainy days
• A courtyard oasis for lounging & looking pretty