Few locations can beat the one at the Pan: It’s situated above the sails of Canada Place, right between the cruise ship terminal and the convention center. At 23 stories and 503 guest rooms, the hotel is large (for Vancouver, at least), yet somehow cozy, intimate, and comfortable at the same time. The spectacular harbor and mountain views are unsurpassed anywhere in the city. The guest rooms are spacious, serene, and modern, all blond wood and pale leather, marble bathrooms, and details like Persian carpets, potted orchids, or dramatic works of seascape art that give each room its own personality. There are numerous places to eat and drink within the hotel, and the luxurious Five Sails, with its floor-to-ceiling windows, award-winning wine list, and West Coast menu, is one of the few special-occasion restaurants left in the city. Plus there’s a heated outdoor pool that overlooks the harbor and all the pampering you can stand at Spa Utopia.