The Georgian Court Hotel773 Beatty St, Vancouver 4.0 out of 5.0
This full-service boutique hotel, located near entertainment and business venues, is 1 block from Rogers Arena and Robson Street, and across from BC Lions football ...
Great hotel. Convenient location. Comfortable beds.
Empire Landmark Hotel1400 Robson St, Vancouver 3.0 out of 5.0
Located on Robson Street, famed for shopping and dining, this 42-story downtown Vancouver hotel is 1 km (a half-mi) from Stanley Park and within 3 km (2 mi) ...
The hotel is very old and dated. It was adequate for what we needed and we liked that it was convenient to everything. The interior needs upgrading and just some overall cleanliness steps taken. (scuffs on walls and doors) Overall "old" appearance in the hallways where the rooms are and inside the ...
L'Hermitage Hotel788 Richards Street, Vancouver 4.0 out of 5.0
Just a half-block from Robson Street shopping, and 5 minutes on foot from Vancouver Art Gallery, is the hip L'Hermitage Hotel. Guests can walk 3 blocks north ...
Best hotel I've ever stayed in! Every single staff member kind and helpful and accommodations top notch!
Pan Pacific Vancouver999 Canada Pl, Vancouver 4.5 out of 5.0
This downtown hotel on Burrard Inlet shares Canada Place with the Alaska cruise ship terminal and Vancouver Convention & Exhibition Centre. Waterfront dining, ...
Clean. Quiet. Comfortable beds. Convenient location.. Friendly staff. Would definitely stay here again!
Moda Hotel900 Seymour St, Vancouver 3.5 out of 5.0
In the heart of the arts and entertainment district, this Vancouver hotel is half-block from the Orpheum Theatre, 1 block from Robson Street shopping, and 0.5 ...
We were able to walk to Canada Place to board our cruise. Also close to the Tower for viewing the city.
Executive Hotel Vintage Park1379 Howe St, Vancouver 3.5 out of 5.0
Just 2 blocks from the cafés and shops on Davie Street, Executive Hotel Vintage Park is a 12-minute walk from the Granville Island shopping district. It's a ...
Staff is very accommodating. Location is convenient to Granville Island and walkable. The room itself was compact (high price for small space). Not much pressure in the shower. The hotel nickels and dimes guests (have to pay for on-site parking, using the computer in the lobby and breakfast) - other ...
Comfort Inn Downtown Vancouver654 Nelson St, Vancouver 3.0 out of 5.0
Comfort Inn Downtown Vancouver places guests a 6-minute walk from Vancouver Art Gallery and just a little farther from the city's bustling Chinatown, the largest ...
Rooms cramped but expected this for city center and price. One of the cleanest hotels in which ever stayed.
Century Plaza Hotel & Spa1015 Burrard St, Vancouver 3.5 out of 5.0
This all-suite downtown hotel rises 30 stories into the Vancouver skyline, 3 blocks from both the Vancouver Art Gallery and trendy Robson Street, 4 blocks from ...
Very central location. Minutes from City Center (train) station and Sunset Beach. Be ready for the occasional ambulance, it is next to St Paul Hospital.
The Sutton Place Hotel - Vancouver845 Burrard St, Vancouver 4.5 out of 5.0
Just 1 block from trendy Robson Street shops, this well-equipped 21-floor hotel is 2 blocks from the business district; Gastown is within a mile, and Stanley ...
Great hotel Great location Nice room Enjoyed the hotel and restaurants
Sandman Hotel Vancouver City Centre180 W Georgia St, Vancouver 3.0 out of 5.0
This contemporary downtown Vancouver hotel with atrium pool is in the entertainment district, 1 block from BC Place and Rogers Arena, and 4 blocks from historic ...
We were happy to learn that the Sandman was in the heart of west Vancouver, with good shopping and restaurants nearby. The staff were very polite and helpful, especially in giving us an upgrade to a larger, more convenient room when our original room turned out to be too small for our needs.
Revel in Canada's Great Northwest in Vancouver
Situated on the west coast of Canada, the city of Vancouver is the third-largest in the country, with a reputation for great outdoor activities, top museums like the Science World, and a feel for gastronomy ably demonstrated by its seafood and farm-sourced restaurants. Its epic, pine-forested landscapes and the Canadian Rockies have earned the city the nickname “Hollywood North,” with everything from “The X-Files” to the Twilight Saga filmed around here.
Things to see and do
Beaches and water sports
Set against the might of the Pacific Ocean, Vancouver offers plenty of adventures for the outdoor enthusiast. Beaches allow the opportunity for everything from swimming to body boarding. Locals know to head to Wreck Beach for sunbathing, while you can take a boat out on the deep blue waters for world-class fishing and scuba diving. Check out Kitsilano Beach for a few rounds of volleyball or to introduce the kids to the 360° views from the splash-haven of heated Kits Pool.
A short 25-minute drive will get snow bunnies to the North Shore peaks of the Rockies and Grouse Mountain, a popular snowboarding and skiing spot, with unparalleled views of the coastal landscape and glass city below. Take the Skyride to the top of the mountain, enjoy a ride on the mountain zip-line and stop by the Grizzlies at Bear Discovery.
Grouse Mountain also offers a challenging hiking trail called the Grouse Grind. This 1.8-mile trail on the face of the mountain is known to locals as “Mother Nature's Stairmaster.”
Paths and parks
For less intense activity, take a walk down the Sea Wall. Located at Stanley Park and approximately 13 miles long, this popular paved path is laid along Vancouver's waterfront. Perfect for a casual stroll or jog, the path will guide you around Lost Lagoon and will take you past multiple parks and beaches, including English Bay. From here, you can cross Lions Gate Bridge into North Vancouver and head to Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, taking a walk across the forest from one of the seven footbridges suspended 100 feet above the ground.
Where to stay
First-timers to the area will get a kick out of staying in the thick of things at a hotel in Downtown Vancouver. Bunking in the heart of the city gives easy access to the high-end shopping on Robson St. as well as the bars, restaurants and clubs of the famed Granville St. Many of the Vancouver hotels located downtown also offer meeting spaces, computer access and Wi-Fi for your business traveling needs.
For an enchanting experience, guests will want to stay in the charming, historic Gastown. Make sure you stop by and check out the famous steam clock, located at the corner of Water St. and Cambie St. A short, two-block stroll west will take you to the Top of Vancouver, which provides a panoramic view of the sprawling city from an observation deck.
The best time to visit
Vancouver is located on the coast of the Great Northwest and experiences moderate weather and temperatures. Because Vancouver is located at sea level and enjoys mild winters, snow within the city limits is less common than in the higher areas such as North and West Vancouver or Burnaby Mountain. To increase your odds of avoiding a downpour, visit Vancouver from May to September. As an added bonus, visiting in spring will give you the chance to see the beauty of the bright pink cherry blossom trees that pepper the streets in full bloom.
Vancouver International Airport (YVR) is located in nearby Richmond, BC, and offers direct flights to the US and worldwide. YVR is located along the Skytrain line, which transports you from the airport directly to Downtown Vancouver in approximately 45 minutes. The airport also offers access to car-rental agencies for a quicker drive Downtown. If you'sre driving over the border, the closest city is Seattle, at around a three--and-a-half hour trip, taking the northward bound I-5.
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