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I am working on this section, some links below may route to the wrong place. Just click the Vancouver Hotels link at the top of the Page if you get routed wrong.

To book a Hotel click on the description below, or for a complete list and more info click one of the links above. If you are unsure of a particular Hotel,  E-mail me and I will give you what info I can.

The following information on Hotels consists of my own personal knowledge and information traveler's have sent me. After I retire later this year, I intend on spending several weeks touring as many Hotels as I can & providing unbiased opinions. I appreciate any comments you may have on any hotel you have stayed in. I will add the information. E-mail me. Hotels vacancies can be difficult to find in the summer months. I have given some basic info on the hotels listed, plus a few that aren't, below. Better deals can sometimes be had by staying in the suburbs, if your close to the Skytrain line, getting downtown is a breeze. If you have a car, much cheaper deals can be had in suburbs like Surrey. Click on the "Suburban" link above to check these out.

If you want to have your dog stay with you, for $95 a night extra, at the Sutton Place Hotel, your dog will receive the royal treatment, including gourmet meals that would make most humans mouths water.

Hotel Descriptions:

 Ones I would avoid or be a bit wary of, are in green. Not to say they aren't OK, but read the descriptions. Some are just not recommended because of the area in which they are located.


A:

Atrium Inn: See the description for the Best Western Exhibition Park. I have had positive feedback about this hotel.

All suite Meridian: Good quality hotel located on the beach near Stanley Park. Short bus ride into downtown core. Good access to the pleasant shopping streets of Denman & Robson.

All Suites Executive accommodations: I can't provide any info on this one.

Austin Hotel: See "TravelAmerica Austin Hotel"


B:

Biltmore Hotel: 15 years ago I worked in a telephone switching office behind this hotel and we used to have a lot of trouble with drunks trying to break in. The area is not the best. Its not particularly dangerous, though. The hotel looks clean enough and it is on a major bus route, about 10 minutes from downtown. Shopping in the area.

Best Western Motor Inn: Located on a major artery, good transit access. Not a particularly attractive area, but safe enough. Downtown is about a 20 minute bus ride away.

Best Western Exhibition Park: Good choice for the end of August as it is next to the Pacific National Exhibition which runs for the 2 weeks preceding Labour Day. Good bus access to downtown. Safe area.

Best Western Chateau Granville: On the edge of a seedy area, but the hotel is nice and modern with larger than normal rooms. Good value for the money, especially for families. On a major transit route and within walking distance of downtown.

Best Western Sands: Located on the beach near the entrance to Stanley park. Easy Transit access to downtown.

Best Western Downtown: this is a brand new Hotel that I know nothing about.

Bosmans Hotel: Not familiar with this one, its located downtown.  Have had some positive feedback on it, but the feedback below seems to indicate differently. I have therefore decided to add it the list of hotels to be wary of.

Stayed during Summer 2002 in the Bosmans Hotel listed in your site. Must say that it wasn't a positive experience. Having originally booked for 3 nights, we left after only one! Tired is the polite word to describe this hotel. Seedy outside with working girls, inside dowdy and very ordinary rooms. Air conditioning units that didn't work and fixed into the window glass so they seemed ready to fall off at any time. All in all, a pretty crap experience

Blue Horizon: High rise Hotel located right in the middle of the trendy Robson Street District. Walking distance to downtown.

Barclay Hotel: I have received negative reports about this Hotel. Its cheap, though.

Bayshore: See "Westin Bayshore"


C:

Century Plaza: This Hotel isn't close to anything but is close to everything. That's an odd statement, but what I mean is that you have about a 15-25 minute walk to a lot of attractions in different directions, such as Stanley Park, Downtown, Robson Street & Granville Market, making this Hotel an excellent choice for those who want to wander around without having to rely on cabs. The Hotel is a 30 storey High rise building with only 10 rooms per floor. It looks a little grungy on the outside due to the age of the concrete exterior, but don't let that discourage you, the rooms have all been recently renovated & are very nice inside, with kitchens included, definitely a bonus. I last saw the inside of the rooms in September 2002. Good Spa. High points for staff courtesy. Here is one customer comment:

In January 2002, we stayed at the Century Plaza for a few nights before moving on to Whistler. You're right! It looked a little seedy on the outside and the corridors were dingy but the rooms were fantastic. Very clean, spacious and everything there that was needed, including a heated bathroom floor! After Whistler, we went back to Vancouver and stayed at the Empire Landmark. What a dump! Initially when we arrived in the reception area, we thought we had hit the jackpot, very posh...until we got to our room. It was cold, small, the bedding didn't fit the bed, the bathroom was naf and I hated it. The next morning, we checked out as quickly as possible and went back to the Century Plaza!! We are going back again in Jan 2003 - all booked!

Canyon Court Motel: Located in North Vancouver, near the Lions Gate Bridge (access to downtown & Stanley park). This is probably a good choice if you have a car. You have easy access to the attractions of the North shore (Lynn Canyon, Grouse Mountain, etc) and you are still only a 10 minute drive from Downtown. Its is not in the greatest location for public transit, though.

Coast Westcoast Vancouver Airport: It isn't that close to the airport despite its name. Not a very interesting area. If you have a car its an okay choice, if not, I wouldn't bother.

Coast WestCoast Plaza: Easy walking distance to Stanley Park and the shops and restaurants of Denman Street. Easy access to downtown.

Crowne Plaza: Located right in downtown core. This Hotel has the feel of the 1930's. Its been renovated. if you prefer the elegance of older luxury hotels rather than the sterile feel of some of the newer ones, this is the Hotel for you. The same holds true for the Hotel Vancouver across the Street. It used to be known as the Hotel Georgia.

Hotel California: "TravelAmerica Hotel California"


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Days Inn Metrotown:Located on a busy major artery. Its close to Joyce Skytrain Station. Shopping within walking distance.

Days Inn Downtown: Well located on Pender near Burrard, but the rooms seem small and crowded (at least the one I saw was). Well priced, if all you want is a place to sleep.

Dakota: This hotel is located in the middle of the seedy upper Granville area. Good transit access, but I think the hotel is a converted flophouse if I'm not mistaken. From the price range it must have undergone considerable renovations. I'll try and check it out sometime.

Delta Pacific Resort:  Downtown Core.

Delta Vancouver Airport Hotel: Close to the Airport but not downtown. Not a bad choice if you have a car or want to stay a night before your flight. The hotel itself is nice. It features a 225 ft. indoor waterslide and kids stay and eat for free.

Delta Vancouver Suites: Located close to cruise Ship terminal.

Delta Pinnacle: Located close to cruise Ship terminal. Book above the 13th floor for a view.

Dominion Hotel: See "TravelAmerica Dominion Hotel".


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Empire Landmark: Located on Robson Street. Close to Stanley Park. Walking distance (uphill) to downtown. Had one bad report on it, see the comments under the Century Plaza.

Executive Inn Downtown: This hotel is located near the newly redeveloped False creek area with its trendy restaurants and marina's. A short boat taxi ride takes you to Granville Island market. Walking distance to west end beaches.


F:

Four Seasons Hotel: One of the cities better hotels. A 5 star hotel with prices to match, located right in the downtown core, near everything.

Fairmount Hotel Airport: New state of the art hotel located inside the Vancouver International Airport. You can't book it online here as yet. It costs $200 to $300 Canadian a night.

Fairmount Hotel Vancouver: Former CPR Railway Hotel, this is one of the oldest Hotels in the city done in 1930's style. That does not mean grungy. In fact it is one of the cities finest Hotels. The distinctive green color of its copper roof was produced by pouring the workers urine over it during construction. The Hotel was featured in the 1970's movie "Kosygin is coming".

Fraser Arms: Somewhat seedy looking place close the Airport. Good access to transit. Possibly noisy. I did have this E-mail from someone who stayed here, who though the place was quite OK. (I have had others who definitely do not recommend this Hotel.)

 "We have just stayed in the Fraser Arms Hotel which we had booked before seeing your description of it as 'seedy'. We've stayed in some seedy motels in the US, and worse and survived. Anyway, it turned out to be really ok. The rooms were reasonable but lacking air conditioning, and not at all noisy. There is a pub built in to it and there is a chance that one could get a room over it but the whole place never seemed noisy anyway. There's a good breakfast included in the rate. We had initially booked our first 2 nights there on arriving in Vancouver, but for flying out 3 weeks later we'd had nothing arranged. We had no hesitation in booking our last 2 nights there as well, which we did over the phone a couple of days before, and the receptionist (a total babe) asked us if we wanted a room over the quiet part. It's very convenient for the airport, but it's not very well signposted and easy to miss if arriving from the airport direction, and not much better from the city way. For those people who have the money and tendency towards the big city international style hotels (i.e. pricey) then it's not for them. But for those of us who are used to the typical US style motel then it's perfectly adequate and very reasonably priced."


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GreenBrier: See "TravelAmerica GreenBrier"

Granville Island Hotel: Located on fascinating Granville Island with its huge public market. Short water taxi ride to West End Beaches, the Science Center or main Street Skytrain. Easy access to downtown.

Georgian Court: I'm not familiar with this one. Its located new the sports stadiums and Stadium Skytrain station. Walking distance to downtown.


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Hampton Inn & Suites Good Choice if you want to attend Sports events. Very close to GM Place & BC Place Stadiums, & Theatres. Good Skytrain access. These folks are one of my favourite customers ( I have worked on their PBX). Very friendly.

Howard Johnson Hotel: Located close to the downtown core on a major bus route. The area it is in is quite seedy, but not particularly dangerous. Prostitutes ply their trade just a block away. It is about a 15 minute walk to the downtown core. In the other direction, it is about a 15 minute walk to the new upscale False Creek Area with its seawall and ferries over to Granville Island. West End beaches are within walking distance. Restaurants nearby. The Hotel looks clean, but I have had negative feedback about this hotel.

Holiday Inn Metrotown: Newer hotel in Burnaby next to a Skytrain Station and a huge Mall and theatre complex. A good choice. Safe area.

Hilton Hotel Metrotown: I would recommend this one, its in the same locale as the above, but a bit more upscale. I have been in the rooms and it is quite a nice Hotel. I have also been in the Kitchens (You get to go in those places when your helping them plan out their phone system), they are clean & the food looked very good.

Hilton Hotel Airport: New highrise hotel

Holiday Inn Vancouver Airport: Good choice for a last night before flying out.

Holiday Inn Vancouver Center: The name is a bit misleading since this Hotel is not downtown. It is located on a major artery, however and downtown is about a 10 minute bus ride away. Lots of shopping in the area and close to Vancouver General Hospital. Clean & Modern.

Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Downtown: Good transit nearby. Walking distance to Granville Island and False Creek development. Walking distance to West End beaches. probably a good choice for the end of July / beginning of August as you are within easy walking distance of the International Fireworks competition.

Holiday Inn & Suites North Vancouver:  Nice Hotel on the North Shore, close to Mount Seymour. This is a nice one to stay at if you have a car, since it is a 20 minute drive from downtown, but its handy to a lot of the more scenic tourist destinations such as Lynn canyon. Here is the hotels' own description, which is pretty well accurate. I visited this Hotel & was impressed.

Cradled beneath the majestic North Shore Mountains and 15 minutes from Capilano Suspension Bridge and Grouse Mountain. Hotel offers in-room mini-fridge, microwave, safe, and high-speed Internet. Hotel facilities include exercise room, meeting rooms, indoor pool, Pantry restaurant and free parking.

Hyatt Regency: Large high rise hotel located in the downtown core. Recently renovated, I have not seen the inside since it's been done. Well located above a rapid transit station.


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Landis Hotel: I'm not familiar with this one, but the area is okay. See the Residence Inn above. Same area.

Listel: Well locate Boutique Hotel. Located on Robson street.

Little America Grande Residence: I'm not familiar with this one, but the location is good, close to downtown.


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Metropolitan Hotel: Located right in the downtown core.


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Pan Pacific: One of the worlds finest hotels. Great Location. If you can afford it, you won't be disappointed. Downtown on the waterfront.

Plaza 500: See Windsor House above. This is a high rise Hotel. Looks just fine. It is about a 10 minute bus ride from the downtown core. The area it is in is safe and clean. It is one block off Broadway, a major artery. Short bus ride to Queen Elizabeth Park, one of Vancouver's nicest.

Parkhill Hotel: I'm not familiar with this one. The area is good, although it has a lot of gays if this causes you a problem. Close to West End beaches and Stanley park, good access to downtown.

Pacific Palisades: (Also known as the Shangri-La Pacific Palisades) Older, but remodelled highrise hotel. Good location on Robson Street. Here is a review courtesy of Amy Duncan:

"I think the main benefit of staying there is the location, seeing as it's located on Robson Street yet within quite easy walking distance of Stanley Park, etc.  The hotel was redecorated in 2000, we had also stayed there in 1999 and noticed at the time that the decor was looking very dated and worn, so it really needed to be redone.  The new look is very modern and beautiful so it looks great, only problem is the furnishings in our room were already looking noticeably faded from the sun.  Also, the rooms don't have the typical "block out" curtains so the Venetian blinds didn't do a very good job of blocking out the morning sun (or lights of the city at night).  Just seems like someone didn't do enough research before making their selections and they'll certainly be living with them for a long time so that's unfortunate. Perhaps I'm giving you far more detail than you want.  My main point in writing is that although it's a lovely hotel, I think there are many within that area that are probably much less expensive yet just as pleasant and comfortable.  I just wasn't as impressed with the place as you'd normally expect to be when staying at an upscale hotel."

Patricia Hotel: I have had negative reports about this Hotel. Its not so much the hotel itself, although it is a low end Hotel - the problem is the area its in. The area is dangerous to the health of your car (break-ins & theft) although your personal safety is probably not an issue. I would avoid staying in the area east of Abbott or Carrall streets, between the Harbour and 1st Avenue. This is the general area east of Gastown and north of Chinatown.


Q:

Quality Inn Metrotown: Located on a busy major artery. Its about a 15 minute walk from either the Joyce or Patterson Skytrain Station. Accessing the Patterson Station require walking through a wooded Park which is not a good idea after dark. The area is safe, supermarkets, drug store, etc are within walking distance, so is Central park, a large wooded urban park with a public outdoor swimming pool. This is the typical 3 story wooden construction type hotel. Clean.

Quality Inn Airport: Good choice for a night before a flight. Not particularly convenient to downtown.


 

R:

Ramada Inn Downtown: Located at the southern edge of the somewhat seedy Granville street area, however this Hotel is very convenient to the trendy False Creek development, Granville Island and the west end beaches are only a 20 minute walk away. The hotel appears clean. Restaurants in walking distance, good transit access.

Residence Inn: Walking distance to downtown. Access to transit is not bad (2 block walk). Close to Robson Street shopping areas. Safe area.

Ramada Inn Vancouver Center: Located in Chinatown.

Robsonstrasse Hotel: Located on trendy Robson street. Walking distance to Stanley Park and easy access to downtown.

RoseDale on Robson: I'm not familiar with this one, but it looks modern and the location is good. It is an all suites hotel which means you can save money by doing your own cooking.

Renaissance Vancouver Harbourside: Located overlooking the harbour. walking distance to Downtown, Robson street & Stanley Park.


 

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Sheraton Suites Le Soleil: Good location downtown near Robson Street Shopping, good transit access. Safe area.

Sutton Place: Quite good area for access to downtown. West End beaches are a bit of a walk away, but within reach. Robson street is within walking distance. This is quite a classy place, although it is not a huge hotel. Non-Smoking Hotel, but your dog is welcome for $95 a night extra including meals.

Stouffer Renaissance Regis: Another renovated formerly "seedy" hotel. Looks just fine now, located right downtown.

Sandman Inn Downtown: Good downtown location near Skytrain Station and the 2 Sport Stadiums. If you are an avid union member avoid this hotel. It was all built with non union labour and the owners are anti-union.

Sheraton Wall Center: Huge 700 Room Hotel. One of Vancouver newest, & Finest Hotels, this is the largest Hotel in Western Canada. One of its 2 towers is the tallest building in Vancouver.  Walking distance to West End beaches and downtown

Sylvia Hotel:  If your expecting a fancy new Hotel, don't bother, this is the oldest Hotel in the city, but has been renovated. Its biggest attraction is its excellent location, right on the beach near Stanley Park. It has reasonable rates, the rooms are a bit dark & dingy, but fairly spacious, at least the one or two I have been in. I have had mixed reports about the staff. It is well priced and good value, but difficult to get into during peak season.


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TravelAmerica GreenBrier: I'm not familiar with this one, but the location is good. Walking distance to Stanley Park. Located on Robson Street, one of Vancouver's most interesting and close to Denman, another interesting street. Walking distance to downtown core. Safe area.

Travelodge Vancouver Center: Good transit nearby. Walking distance to Granville Island and False Creek development. Walking distance to West End beaches. probably a good choice for the end of July / beginning of August as you are within easy walking distance of the International Fireworks competition.

TravelAmerica Hotel California: I'm not sure of this one either, but it is in the same area as the Dakota above.

TravelAmerica Dominion Hotel: Another former flophouse converted to a tourist Hotel. Located in Gastown. Good transit access to downtown. I haven't been in it since it was converted, so I can't comment. Used to be a real dive, but I'm sure its OK now.

TravelAmerica Austin Hotel: I lived in this hotel for a few months when my family first emigrated from Britain when I was 8. Its located in a somewhat seedy area and last time I was there had a strip club in it, but maybe that is now gone.

TravelAmerica Lonsdale Quay: Located in North Vancouver but only a 15 minute Seabus ride across the harbour to Downtown and the Cruise Ship terminal.


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Windsor House: I haven't seen this one. It is about a 10 minute bus ride from the downtown core. The area it is in is safe and clean. It is one block off Broadway, a major artery. Short bus ride to Queen Elizabeth Park, one of Vancouver's nicest. Real close to Vancouver General Hospital which might be a bonus if you are in poor health.

Westin Grand: Located in downtown core, close to Robson Street shopping area, Ford Theatre & Queen Elizabeth Theatre, & the main Vancouver library. Safe Area. Good transit access.

Westin Bayshore: Used to be considered Vancouver's best hotel before the days of the Pan Pacific. Its located on the water at the entrance to Stanley Park. Walking distance to the Aquarium. The hotels claim to fame is that Howard Hughes lived here for a couple of years in the 70's. Disadvantage is that it is a 20 minute walk to the downtown Core, but it is convenient to the bottom end of Robson Street.

Wedgewood Hotel: Smaller, upscale Hotel located at one end of Robson street. Walking distance to downtown.

Waterfront Center Hotel: Modern upscale hotel located at the cruise ship terminal.


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I am working on this section, some links below may route to the wrong place. Just click the Vancouver Hotels link at the top of the Page if you get routed wrong.

To book a Hotel click on the description below, or for a complete list and more info click one of the links above. If you are unsure of a particular Hotel,  E-mail me and I will give you what info I can.

The following information on Hotels consists of my own personal knowledge and information traveler's have sent me. After I retire later this year, I intend on spending several weeks touring as many Hotels as I can & providing unbiased opinions. I appreciate any comments you may have on any hotel you have stayed in. I will add the information. E-mail me. Hotels vacancies can be difficult to find in the summer months. I have given some basic info on the hotels listed, plus a few that aren't, below. Better deals can sometimes be had by staying in the suburbs, if your close to the Skytrain line, getting downtown is a breeze. If you have a car, much cheaper deals can be had in suburbs like Surrey. Click on the "Suburban" link above to check these out.

If you want to have your dog stay with you, for $95 a night extra, at the Sutton Place Hotel, your dog will receive the royal treatment, including gourmet meals that would make most humans mouths water.

Hotel Descriptions:

 Ones I would avoid or be a bit wary of, are in green. Not to say they aren't OK, but read the descriptions. Some are just not recommended because of the area in which they are located.


A:

Atrium Inn: See the description for the Best Western Exhibition Park. I have had positive feedback about this hotel.

All suite Meridian: Good quality hotel located on the beach near Stanley Park. Short bus ride into downtown core. Good access to the pleasant shopping streets of Denman & Robson.

All Suites Executive accommodations: I can't provide any info on this one.

Austin Hotel: See "TravelAmerica Austin Hotel"


B:

Biltmore Hotel: 15 years ago I worked in a telephone switching office behind this hotel and we used to have a lot of trouble with drunks trying to break in. The area is not the best. Its not particularly dangerous, though. The hotel looks clean enough and it is on a major bus route, about 10 minutes from downtown. Shopping in the area.

Best Western Motor Inn: Located on a major artery, good transit access. Not a particularly attractive area, but safe enough. Downtown is about a 20 minute bus ride away.

Best Western Exhibition Park: Good choice for the end of August as it is next to the Pacific National Exhibition which runs for the 2 weeks preceding Labour Day. Good bus access to downtown. Safe area.

Best Western Chateau Granville: On the edge of a seedy area, but the hotel is nice and modern with larger than normal rooms. Good value for the money, especially for families. On a major transit route and within walking distance of downtown.

Best Western Sands: Located on the beach near the entrance to Stanley park. Easy Transit access to downtown.

Best Western Downtown: this is a brand new Hotel that I know nothing about.

Bosmans Hotel: Not familiar with this one, its located downtown.  Have had some positive feedback on it, but the feedback below seems to indicate differently. I have therefore decided to add it the list of hotels to be wary of.

Stayed during Summer 2002 in the Bosmans Hotel listed in your site. Must say that it wasn't a positive experience. Having originally booked for 3 nights, we left after only one! Tired is the polite word to describe this hotel. Seedy outside with working girls, inside dowdy and very ordinary rooms. Air conditioning units that didn't work and fixed into the window glass so they seemed ready to fall off at any time. All in all, a pretty crap experience

Blue Horizon: High rise Hotel located right in the middle of the trendy Robson Street District. Walking distance to downtown.

Barclay Hotel: I have received negative reports about this Hotel. Its cheap, though.

Bayshore: See "Westin Bayshore"


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Century Plaza: This Hotel isn't close to anything but is close to everything. That's an odd statement, but what I mean is that you have about a 15-25 minute walk to a lot of attractions in different directions, such as Stanley Park, Downtown, Robson Street & Granville Market, making this Hotel an excellent choice for those who want to wander around without having to rely on cabs. The Hotel is a 30 storey High rise building with only 10 rooms per floor. It looks a little grungy on the outside due to the age of the concrete exterior, but don't let that discourage you, the rooms have all been recently renovated & are very nice inside, with kitchens included, definitely a bonus. I last saw the inside of the rooms in September 2002. Good Spa. High points for staff courtesy. Here is one customer comment:

In January 2002, we stayed at the Century Plaza for a few nights before moving on to Whistler. You're right! It looked a little seedy on the outside and the corridors were dingy but the rooms were fantastic. Very clean, spacious and everything there that was needed, including a heated bathroom floor! After Whistler, we went back to Vancouver and stayed at the Empire Landmark. What a dump! Initially when we arrived in the reception area, we thought we had hit the jackpot, very posh...until we got to our room. It was cold, small, the bedding didn't fit the bed, the bathroom was naf and I hated it. The next morning, we checked out as quickly as possible and went back to the Century Plaza!! We are going back again in Jan 2003 - all booked!

Canyon Court Motel: Located in North Vancouver, near the Lions Gate Bridge (access to downtown & Stanley park). This is probably a good choice if you have a car. You have easy access to the attractions of the North shore (Lynn Canyon, Grouse Mountain, etc) and you are still only a 10 minute drive from Downtown. Its is not in the greatest location for public transit, though.

Coast Westcoast Vancouver Airport: It isn't that close to the airport despite its name. Not a very interesting area. If you have a car its an okay choice, if not, I wouldn't bother.

Coast WestCoast Plaza: Easy walking distance to Stanley Park and the shops and restaurants of Denman Street. Easy access to downtown.

Crowne Plaza: Located right in downtown core. This Hotel has the feel of the 1930's. Its been renovated. if you prefer the elegance of older luxury hotels rather than the sterile feel of some of the newer ones, this is the Hotel for you. The same holds true for the Hotel Vancouver across the Street. It used to be known as the Hotel Georgia.

Hotel California: "TravelAmerica Hotel California"


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Days Inn Metrotown: Located on a busy major artery. Its close to Joyce Skytrain Station. Shopping within walking distance.

Days Inn Downtown: Well located on Pender near Burrard, but the rooms seem small and crowded (at least the one I saw was). Well priced, if all you want is a place to sleep.

Dakota: This hotel is located in the middle of the seedy upper Granville area. Good transit access, but I think the hotel is a converted flophouse if I'm not mistaken. From the price range it must have undergone considerable renovations. I'll try and check it out sometime.

Delta Pacific Resort:  Downtown Core.

Delta Vancouver Airport Hotel: Close to the Airport but not downtown. Not a bad choice if you have a car or want to stay a night before your flight. The hotel itself is nice. It features a 225 ft. indoor waterslide and kids stay and eat for free.

Delta Vancouver Suites: Located close to cruise Ship terminal.

Delta Pinnacle: Located close to cruise Ship terminal. Book above the 13th floor for a view.

Dominion Hotel: See "TravelAmerica Dominion Hotel".


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Empire Landmark: Located on Robson Street. Close to Stanley Park. Walking distance (uphill) to downtown. Had one bad report on it, see the comments under the Century Plaza.

Executive Inn Downtown: This hotel is located near the newly redeveloped False creek area with its trendy restaurants and marina's. A short boat taxi ride takes you to Granville Island market. Walking distance to west end beaches.


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Four Seasons Hotel: One of the cities better hotels. A 5 star hotel with prices to match, located right in the downtown core, near everything.

Fairmount Hotel Airport: New state of the art hotel located inside the Vancouver International Airport. You can't book it online here as yet. It costs $200 to $300 Canadian a night.

Fairmount Hotel Vancouver: Former CPR Railway Hotel, this is one of the oldest Hotels in the city done in 1930's style. That does not mean grungy. In fact it is one of the cities finest Hotels. The distinctive green color of its copper roof was produced by pouring the workers urine over it during construction. The Hotel was featured in the 1970's movie "Kosygin is coming".

Fraser Arms: Somewhat seedy looking place close the Airport. Good access to transit. Possibly noisy. I did have this E-mail from someone who stayed here, who though the place was quite OK. (I have had others who definitely do not recommend this Hotel.)

 "We have just stayed in the Fraser Arms Hotel which we had booked before seeing your description of it as 'seedy'. We've stayed in some seedy motels in the US, and worse and survived. Anyway, it turned out to be really ok. The rooms were reasonable but lacking air conditioning, and not at all noisy. There is a pub built in to it and there is a chance that one could get a room over it but the whole place never seemed noisy anyway. There's a good breakfast included in the rate. We had initially booked our first 2 nights there on arriving in Vancouver, but for flying out 3 weeks later we'd had nothing arranged. We had no hesitation in booking our last 2 nights there as well, which we did over the phone a couple of days before, and the receptionist (a total babe) asked us if we wanted a room over the quiet part. It's very convenient for the airport, but it's not very well signposted and easy to miss if arriving from the airport direction, and not much better from the city way. For those people who have the money and tendency towards the big city international style hotels (i.e. pricey) then it's not for them. But for those of us who are used to the typical US style motel then it's perfectly adequate and very reasonably priced."


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GreenBrier: See "TravelAmerica GreenBrier"

Granville Island Hotel: Located on fascinating Granville Island with its huge public market. Short water taxi ride to West End Beaches, the Science Center or main Street Skytrain. Easy access to downtown.

Georgian Court: I'm not familiar with this one. Its located new the sports stadiums and Stadium Skytrain station. Walking distance to downtown.


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Hampton Inn & Suites Good Choice if you want to attend Sports events. Very close to GM Place & BC Place Stadiums, & Theatres. Good Skytrain access. These folks are one of my favourite customers ( I have worked on their PBX). Very friendly.

Howard Johnson Hotel: Located close to the downtown core on a major bus route. The area it is in is quite seedy, but not particularly dangerous. Prostitutes ply their trade just a block away. It is about a 15 minute walk to the downtown core. In the other direction, it is about a 15 minute walk to the new upscale False Creek Area with its seawall and ferries over to Granville Island. West End beaches are within walking distance. Restaurants nearby. The Hotel looks clean, but I have had negative feedback about this hotel.

Holiday Inn Metrotown: Newer hotel in Burnaby next to a Skytrain Station and a huge Mall and theatre complex. A good choice. Safe area.

Hilton Hotel Metrotown: I would recommend this one, its in the same locale as the above, but a bit more upscale. I have been in the rooms and it is quite a nice Hotel. I have also been in the Kitchens (You get to go in those places when your helping them plan out their phone system), they are clean & the food looked very good.

Hilton Hotel Airport: New highrise hotel

Holiday Inn Vancouver Airport: Good choice for a last night before flying out.

Holiday Inn Vancouver Center: The name is a bit misleading since this Hotel is not downtown. It is located on a major artery, however and downtown is about a 10 minute bus ride away. Lots of shopping in the area and close to Vancouver General Hospital. Clean & Modern.

Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Downtown: Good transit nearby. Walking distance to Granville Island and False Creek development. Walking distance to West End beaches. probably a good choice for the end of July / beginning of August as you are within easy walking distance of the International Fireworks competition.

Holiday Inn & Suites North Vancouver:  Nice Hotel on the North Shore, close to Mount Seymour. This is a nice one to stay at if you have a car, since it is a 20 minute drive from downtown, but its handy to a lot of the more scenic tourist destinations such as Lynn canyon. Here is the hotels' own description, which is pretty well accurate. I visited this Hotel & was impressed.

Cradled beneath the majestic North Shore Mountains and 15 minutes from Capilano Suspension Bridge and Grouse Mountain. Hotel offers in-room mini-fridge, microwave, safe, and high-speed Internet. Hotel facilities include exercise room, meeting rooms, indoor pool, Pantry restaurant and free parking.

Hyatt Regency: Large high rise hotel located in the downtown core. Recently renovated, I have not seen the inside since it's been done. Well located above a rapid transit station.


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Landis Hotel: I'm not familiar with this one, but the area is okay. See the Residence Inn above. Same area.

Listel: Well locate Boutique Hotel. Located on Robson street.

Little America Grande Residence: I'm not familiar with this one, but the location is good, close to downtown.


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Metropolitan Hotel: Located right in the downtown core.


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Pan Pacific: One of the worlds finest hotels. Great Location. If you can afford it, you won't be disappointed. Downtown on the waterfront.

Plaza 500: See Windsor House above. This is a high rise Hotel. Looks just fine. It is about a 10 minute bus ride from the downtown core. The area it is in is safe and clean. It is one block off Broadway, a major artery. Short bus ride to Queen Elizabeth Park, one of Vancouver's nicest.

Parkhill Hotel: I'm not familiar with this one. The area is good, although it has a lot of gays if this causes you a problem. Close to West End beaches and Stanley park, good access to downtown.

Pacific Palisades: (Also known as the Shangri-La Pacific Palisades) Older, but remodelled highrise hotel. Good location on Robson Street. Here is a review courtesy of Amy Duncan:

"I think the main benefit of staying there is the location, seeing as it's located on Robson Street yet within quite easy walking distance of Stanley Park, etc.  The hotel was redecorated in 2000, we had also stayed there in 1999 and noticed at the time that the decor was looking very dated and worn, so it really needed to be redone.  The new look is very modern and beautiful so it looks great, only problem is the furnishings in our room were already looking noticeably faded from the sun.  Also, the rooms don't have the typical "block out" curtains so the Venetian blinds didn't do a very good job of blocking out the morning sun (or lights of the city at night).  Just seems like someone didn't do enough research before making their selections and they'll certainly be living with them for a long time so that's unfortunate. Perhaps I'm giving you far more detail than you want.  My main point in writing is that although it's a lovely hotel, I think there are many within that area that are probably much less expensive yet just as pleasant and comfortable.  I just wasn't as impressed with the place as you'd normally expect to be when staying at an upscale hotel."

Patricia Hotel: I have had negative reports about this Hotel. Its not so much the hotel itself, although it is a low end Hotel - the problem is the area its in. The area is dangerous to the health of your car (break-ins & theft) although your personal safety is probably not an issue. I would avoid staying in the area east of Abbott or Carrall streets, between the Harbour and 1st Avenue. This is the general area east of Gastown and north of Chinatown.


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Quality Inn Metrotown: Located on a busy major artery. Its about a 15 minute walk from either the Joyce or Patterson Skytrain Station. Accessing the Patterson Station require walking through a wooded Park which is not a good idea after dark. The area is safe, supermarkets, drug store, etc are within walking distance, so is Central park, a large wooded urban park with a public outdoor swimming pool. This is the typical 3 story wooden construction type hotel. Clean.

Quality Inn Airport: Good choice for a night before a flight. Not particularly convenient to downtown.


 

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Ramada Inn Downtown: Located at the southern edge of the somewhat seedy Granville street area, however this Hotel is very convenient to the trendy False Creek development, Granville Island and the west end beaches are only a 20 minute walk away. The hotel appears clean. Restaurants in walking distance, good transit access.

Residence Inn: Walking distance to downtown. Access to transit is not bad (2 block walk). Close to Robson Street shopping areas. Safe area.

Ramada Inn Vancouver Center: Located in Chinatown.

Robsonstrasse Hotel: Located on trendy Robson street. Walking distance to Stanley Park and easy access to downtown.

RoseDale on Robson: I'm not familiar with this one, but it looks modern and the location is good. It is an all suites hotel which means you can save money by doing your own cooking.

Renaissance Vancouver Harbourside: Located overlooking the harbour. walking distance to Downtown, Robson street & Stanley Park.


 

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Sheraton Suites Le Soleil: Good location downtown near Robson Street Shopping, good transit access. Safe area.

Sutton Place: Quite good area for access to downtown. West End beaches are a bit of a walk away, but within reach. Robson street is within walking distance. This is quite a classy place, although it is not a huge hotel. Non-Smoking Hotel, but your dog is welcome for $95 a night extra including meals.

Stouffer Renaissance Regis: Another renovated formerly "seedy" hotel. Looks just fine now, located right downtown.

Sandman Inn Downtown: Good downtown location near Skytrain Station and the 2 Sport Stadiums. If you are an avid union member avoid this hotel. It was all built with non union labour and the owners are anti-union.

Sheraton Wall Center: Huge 700 Room Hotel. One of Vancouver newest, & Finest Hotels, this is the largest Hotel in Western Canada. One of its 2 towers is the tallest building in Vancouver.  Walking distance to West End beaches and downtown

Sylvia Hotel:  If your expecting a fancy new Hotel, don't bother, this is the oldest Hotel in the city, but has been renovated. Its biggest attraction is its excellent location, right on the beach near Stanley Park. It has reasonable rates, the rooms are a bit dark & dingy, but fairly spacious, at least the one or two I have been in. I have had mixed reports about the staff. It is well priced and good value, but difficult to get into during peak season.


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TravelAmerica GreenBrier: I'm not familiar with this one, but the location is good. Walking distance to Stanley Park. Located on Robson Street, one of Vancouver's most interesting and close to Denman, another interesting street. Walking distance to downtown core. Safe area.

Travelodge Vancouver Center: Good transit nearby. Walking distance to Granville Island and False Creek development. Walking distance to West End beaches. probably a good choice for the end of July / beginning of August as you are within easy walking distance of the International Fireworks competition.

TravelAmerica Hotel California: I'm not sure of this one either, but it is in the same area as the Dakota above.

TravelAmerica Dominion Hotel: Another former flophouse converted to a tourist Hotel. Located in Gastown. Good transit access to downtown. I haven't been in it since it was converted, so I can't comment. Used to be a real dive, but I'm sure its OK now.

TravelAmerica Austin Hotel: I lived in this hotel for a few months when my family first emigrated from Britain when I was 8. Its located in a somewhat seedy area and last time I was there had a strip club in it, but maybe that is now gone.

TravelAmerica Lonsdale Quay: Located in North Vancouver but only a 15 minute Seabus ride across the harbour to Downtown and the Cruise Ship terminal.


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Windsor House: I haven't seen this one. It is about a 10 minute bus ride from the downtown core. The area it is in is safe and clean. It is one block off Broadway, a major artery. Short bus ride to Queen Elizabeth Park, one of Vancouver's nicest. Real close to Vancouver General Hospital which might be a bonus if you are in poor health.

Westin Grand: Located in downtown core, close to Robson Street shopping area, Ford Theatre & Queen Elizabeth Theatre, & the main Vancouver library. Safe Area. Good transit access.

Westin Bayshore: Used to be considered Vancouver's best hotel before the days of the Pan Pacific. Its located on the water at the entrance to Stanley Park. Walking distance to the Aquarium. The hotels claim to fame is that Howard Hughes lived here for a couple of years in the 70's. Disadvantage is that it is a 20 minute walk to the downtown Core, but it is convenient to the bottom end of Robson Street.

Wedgewood Hotel: Smaller, upscale Hotel located at one end of Robson street. Walking distance to downtown.

Waterfront Center Hotel: Modern upscale hotel located at the cruise ship terminal.


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