There are times when the fog is so thick you don't even see the mountains, and it can be overcast and rainy for days and days, yet Vancouver can also be almost unbelievably beautiful - so it's definitely one of those places where you appreciate a room with a view.
The Westin Bayshore self-identifies as the city's only urban resort. Surrounded on three sides by water, 85% of its over 500 guestrooms overlook picturesque Coal Harbour - with floor-to-ceiling windows no-less. Indoor and outdoor pools, a brand new Vida Spa, branded Westin Workout facilites, sure - but this is a hard-working conference hotel, with over 70,000 square feet of meeting space, including a ~16,000 square foot ballroom.
Host hotel for the 2010 Winter Games, the Westin Bayshore was completely renovated in 2009 and is showing beautifully.
And the views are pretty awesome, too.