What do you get when you mix style, luxury and a passion for pet visitors? You get an award winning, trend setting pet friendly hotel – OPUS.
It was such a delight to bring the pups along for an exciting new adventure in the heart of Vancouver, we were all spoiled rotten upon our arrival. Personality shines through not only the rooms and striking designs, but as well through the accommodating OPUS staff. Prior to checking in we had already spent 2 hours walking along Vancouver’s Seawall, and were welcomed with the choice of either bottled water or sparkling wine while we checked ourselves in. Bain made attempts to go for the sparkling wine, however we settled on bottled waters.
Joining us in this adventure are our friend’s Caitlin and Boxer boy, Harley.
Both pups got to greet the warm and welcoming staff at OPUS. At this great Vancouver location, they accept any breed of any size.
We were able to wrangle the dogs into the elevator and made our way to our room – The “Mike” Executive Suite. We were met with a lovely surprise, two greeting cards for Bain and Harley topped with complimentary treats, squeaky toys, poop bags and the use of two dog dishes for food and water.
OPUS will lend visiting pups food and water dishes, as well as dog beds to keep your pooch comfortable. The beds do only come in one size, and while Harley and Bain were too large for them they enjoyed the use of the king size bed instead!
So what else does OPUS offer pet visitors? For starters, OPUS might be the only dog friendly hotel I’ve looked at that does not charge a pet fee. Along with complimentary dog treats, visitors also receive a copy of Modern Dog Magazine. This stylish hotel is also in a perfect location if your pooch is tagging along. We were able to enjoy a morning walk through the gorgeous David Lam Park and dog friendly Cooper’s Park.
After settling into our room and testing out the toys and treats with the dogs, Bain and Harley decided to claim the king size bed.
Our room was 505 square feet, stylish and very spacious. I absolutely loved the size of the windows, and the dogs got to enjoy the view from our room.
It was time to leash up the boys and receive our very special tour from OPUS Marketing Coordinator, Tlell Nazarko. We were able to visit a handful of different rooms OPUS has available, and each comes with their own unique style and flare. A big thank you to Tlell from all four of us, as she was extremely accommodating, informative and wanted to make sure we were all comfortable during our stay.
Each room is uniquely designed. We stayed in a “Mike” themed room, more information on room themes and their Lifestyle Concierges can be viewed here.
We were also shown the fitness area. I had to drag Bain away as all he wanted to do was pump iron.
After our tour, we were able to settle in the proper way.
Both dogs were pretty pooped after our long walk at the Vancouver Seawall that afternoon. We all spent half of the night people watching from above.
Since we didn’t want to leave the dogs unattended, we ordered room service from the award winning Italian restaurant, La Pentola.
I normally try to play it safe when first ordering from a restaurant I’ve never tried, so Caitlin and I both ordered burgers that came with homemade potato chips. I will say this, the burger was absolutely amazing and probably the best that I’ve ever had. I’ve never really enjoyed a burger where everything on it was perfect, but it was. While we didn’t order any Italian food, I highly recommend giving La Pentola a try. If the burger is good, I can only imagine the other delicious options.
It was a long day, so we decided to pack it in after a decent amount of people watching and a movie.
Another favorite feature to our room, an Ipad and Samsung phone!
All I could ever ask for when visiting a hotel is a decent flat screen tv, and we were able to play around with an Ipad. Little did I know, Caitlin and Harley stayed up and played Angry Birds on it.
Bain showed us when he was ready for bed, he really knows which side I like to sleep on!
The next morning, Bain was ready to go explore the close attractions located near OPUS.
He decided to read one of his favorite magazines while we got ready. Typical, the food issue.
We took a stroll through David Lam Park which, like the Seawall, had lots of passionate bikers and joggers. Make sure to look both ways!
Across the water was Granville Island. Lots of unique art and fabulous food!
We made our way to the beach for some sand and fun!
It’s nice to see that Vancouver is strict with leash laws and picking up after your dog.
After another 2 hour walk along the Seawall, it was time to return back to OPUS for some more fun and games.
The pups were able to enjoy the view from the gorgeous bathroom one more time.
One of the favorite features to our room besides the views and Ipad, were the unique bath products OPUS offers.
Our trip was wonderful, the suite was fabulous, and minus Bain’s occasional attempt to hump Harley both pups got along great. You can really tell the OPUS staff enjoys their job and the visitors that come and go through their doors, two and four legged. Most notably, Tlell and Nathan who we spoke to the most during our trip and made sure us and the dogs were always comfortable, as well as letting us know about great locations to take them to. Bain and Harley did a fantastic job greeting everyone, and the entire staff made us feel very welcome.
There are so many beautiful locations to bring your pooch to if you decide to travel to Vancouver. The city is very dog friendly, and it only gets better when you stay at OPUS.
We will definitely be coming back soon! A big thanks again to all of the wonderful staff, including Tlell, Nathan and Nicholas Gandossi for making our stay absolutely fab.
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Disclaimer: We were given a media discount rate by OPUS in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are our own.