"The hotel needed updating, but it was OK for a short stay.2021-11-24"
"The motel was run-down, and the bathroom was dirty. Don't stay here.2021-07-15"
"The motel looked abandoned, and it looked like homeless people were being sheltered there. The room was old and worn, and it smelled strongly of air freshener and made me nauseous. I didn't feel safe and immediately checked out.2021-05-28"
"The room was dirty and smelled like cigarettes. The bedsheets were questionable; we brought our own pillows and sleeping bags and used them. There was hair in the bathtub and black mold in the shower. The drywall was flaking off. The front desk clerk was super nice, and dogs were allowed, but everything else was horrible. Don't stay at this motel.2016-06-26"
"Close to Ambleside Park and Park Royal Mall. The motel was clean, and the front desk clerks were helpful. Good parking.2016-03-17"
"The hotel was conveniently located in a nice neighborhood. It wasn't luxurious, but it was good and well-equipped. Walk to Stanley Park, shops, and restaurants.2019-06-13"
"This hotel was a dump. The room was outdated and dirty, and there were tears in the carpet and furniture. There was a crack in the floor, and a hole in the ceiling with a fixture hanging down. Don't stay here.2019-05-15"
"Perfect location with easy access to everything. The room was too hot, and the portable AC didn't reach into the bedroom. The hotel staff was friendly and helpful.2018-08-03"
"Great location by Stanley Park, but the condo was small and only had one small bathroom. It was a squeeze with 4 people, but would be great for 2. Nice views. Breakfast was marginal at best; we ate at Starbucks instead.2015-07-10"
"A wonderful experience. Walk to excellent restaurants and stores, and just across the street from English Bay. The hotel clerk upgraded us to a suite. Stay here.2017-06-09"
"The location can't be beat. I could walk right into Stanley Park and walk to the beach across the street. Plenty of wonderful restaurants, pubs, shops, and art in the area. The hotel was old but nicely restored, and the beds were super comfortable. Lovely food at the restaurant. Free underground parking. Next time I'll book the English Bayview room. If you're on a budget, get a room with a kitchenette that faces away from the bay.2015-09-16"
"Convenient to the water and Stanley Park. The hotel had a lot of character, and was quiet at night. Wonderful front desk clerk. We loved staying here.2015-08-09"
"The hotel was centrally located, and the Hop On/Hop Off bus stopped right in front. Nice place; give it a try.2022-06-15"
"Good location. The room was clean, well-maintained, and up to date. The hotel clerks were friendly and accommodating. Although the pool was small, it was nice, warm, and clean. Our only complaint was that breakfast at the attached restaurant was disappointing. We had a great dinner at Zeferelli's a block away.2022-06-03"
"Good location. Nice room with a view. The hotel staff was helpful. I enjoyed my stay.2019-10-19"
"A nice, upscale hotel with a great view. We received 1st class treatment all the way. The hotel staff always greeted us and helped us with transportation. No problem getting extra coffee for our room. We enjoyed a meal at the on-site restaurant. Stay here.2017-07-29"
"Great location. Pricey like all downtown Vancouver hotels, but a great place to stay. The room was clean and spacious.2016-09-23"
"The hotel was expensive, but the beds were comfortable and the valets were great. The granola at breakfast was delicious.2019-08-25"
"Short walk to the entertainment district and restaurants. We arrived at the hotel early, but the check-in clerk went out of her way to find us a room that was available right away. She was pleasant, efficient, and personable. The room was spacious and attractive, with floor-to-ceiling windows and an extremely comfortable bed. The bellboys were efficient and friendly, and hailed us a cab to the pier within minutes. I wouldn't hesitate to stay here again.2016-09-28"
"Beautiful hotel. Lovely staff. Excellent restaurant. We stayed 2 nights, and it was a wonderful experience. Appreciated the wine and chocolate-covered strawberries for our anniversary; it was a special gesture. Great place to stay. Highly recommend.2015-05-30"
"I spent a night in total luxury at this hotel. Just a 5-minute walk to our cruise ship, and there was even a shuttle service to the ship. No airport shuttle, though, and the taxi wait was about 20 minutes.2016-08-06"
"Conveniently located at the cruise ship terminal. Beautiful hotel with a comfortable, lovely room. The staff was friendly. This is a pricey choice.2016-07-09"
"Nice hotel, but since it was already expensive, it was annoying to have to pay for Internet access. Ideally located for our Alaskan cruise.2016-05-22"
"Expensive but wonderful hotel. I felt the price was worth it. Everything was so convenient. Short walk from the Canada Line to the hotel. Having a room on the dock side allowed us to watch our cruise ship arrive in the morning. The morning we checked out, we left our luggage with the bell staff. The next time we saw it was in our stateroom on board our cruise ship. We'll stay again.2015-06-28"
"The hotel was expensive, and the room was the size of a postage stamp. No complimentary breakfast.2016-05-20"
"The hotel was convenient to Canada Place, and the 2-room suite was an excellent value.2016-05-07"
"We had to park 2 blocks away and walk to the hotel with our luggage. The bathroom was bigger than the bedroom, and the toilet ran all night. The room did have a window, but it faced the cement wall of a closed, run-down building. The bed was a double, not a queen. I'd never stay here again.2016-05-03"
"Great location. The hotel was dated but clean, and the staff was wonderful. They went out of their way to give us useful information and accommodate our needs. If you're not planning to spend a lot of time in the room, this is the place.2015-09-22"
"The room was small, but had all the amenities I needed. It was fine for an overnight stay. The hotel staff was helpful.2015-09-13"
"Great location in a safe area. The room was huge and clean, and the hotel staff was nice and helpful. I'd definitely stay here again; it's a bargain for downtown Vancouver.2022-11-16"
"Close to downtown. The hotel was clean and well-appointed. The employees were friendly and helpful. Nice place to stay.2019-10-14"
"The hotel was older but extremely clean and comfortable. The suite was large and had a full kitchen. The hotel staff was friendly, helpful, and did everything possible to accommodate us. We took dishes from our room to get our continental breakfast and take it back to the room; it was homey and fun. We would've loved to have stayed longer.2018-07-21"
"Excellent location and moderate rates. This hotel exceeded all our expectations, especially under difficult social distancing conditions. The staff was professional and courteous. Great place to stay.2020-08-21"
"The hotel was close to stores and restaurants. The room was well-kept. Great service and delicious food.2019-02-01"
"Excellent location. The hotel staff was pleasant and helpful, and our dog was welcome. Parking and pet fees added to our costs.2017-11-22"
"The hotel room wasn't set up for 3 people as we'd requested. No air mattress, and not enough towels provided. The AC was noisy and leaked down the wall. Had to request a fan. The TV remote control didn't work well. Check out the room before unpacking.2015-06-20"
On place pages like this, we order hotels from lowest cost to highest except we list low-rated hotels at the bottom of the page.
Most of our competitors order these same hotels in other ways that make them more money.
How Do We Define Motel?
To us, motels are smaller lodgings that have rooms you can enter directly from the parking area.
At hotels, on the other hand, you can enter your room only through a hall inside the building.
Hotel Booking Tips
Beware of non-refundable reservations that could cost you a lot of money if you change or cancel them. +Non-refundable reservations are a gamble that will usually save you less than $10. If you make a $90 non-refundable reservation instead of a $100 refundable booking, you are betting $90 to win $10. Would you do that in Las Vegas? -
Don't assume you can cancel a non-refundable reservation without penalty if you notify the hotel weeks or even months in advance. +Often you cannot because some hotels' profit strategy is to get paid more than once for the same room for the same night. -
Always read cancellation policies carefully before you make a reservation. + When is the latest date and time you can cancel without penalty? - More >
When you make a reservation, you will receive a confirmation email. Take a copy with you to the hotel.
The earlier in the afternoon you check into a hotel, the more likely you will get a room or suite that matches your preferences.