There are a number of considerations in selecting accommodations that can
make the difference between an enjoyable stay and a major headache, whether
your trip to Vancouver is for business or pleasure. You can select a hotel
based on its name, features,
price range, or its location.
Most of the major hotel chains have properties in the Vancouver marketplace. If you are familiar with and happy with a chain, or just want its frequent flyer miles, then you will like their hotel in Vancouver.
Some chains focus on business travellers, in the upper-middle price range. In Vancouver you'll find: CP Hotels, Coast Hotels, Delta, Four Seasons, Hyatt, Meridien, Radisson, Ramada, Sheraton, and Westin chains. Some chains target families and budget concious business travellers. These chains are: Best Western, Comfort Inn, Howard Johnson, Quality Inn, and Travellodge.
Vancouver has many fine hotels and motels that do not belong to a chain. Some of these have real character, like the Wedgewood Hotel, the Granville Island Hotel, and the Sylvia Hotel.
A traveller may need to rely on a specific features in a hotel. It may be a hotel-wide capability like airport shuttle or business centre, it may be an in-room feature like Internet access or a whirlpool bath (and vary from room to room), it may relate to fitness to stay in shape on theroad or to entertain the children, or you may require special suites. We have tried to catalogue them all in the FoundLocally database.
The range of features will vary from hotel to hotel, and sometimes from room to room. If there is a feature that is critical to your stay (ie wheelchair access or coach parking)request it in the Search screen, to display only to those establishments. Be sure to request this feature when making your room reservation.
There is acommodation in Vancouver to suit any budget. You can stay at the YWCA Hotel Housing , UBC conference housing (in the summers) or the Youth Hostel for only dollars a day, or you can stay in hotel suites that were good enough for visiting royalty during the Expo 86 world's fair, like the Pan Pacific Hotel at Canada Place.
Pricing is seasonal. Summer is high season in Vancouver and Whistler. Whistler hotels are also more expensive over holidays and long weekends, and during the ski season (January to March). Fall (September to December) and spring (April to June) are definitely the less expensive times to visit. Each hotel's dates for high, low, and shoulder seasons differ a bit so watch your timing or your hotel.
Our pricing guidelines (exclusive of taxes) are as follows:
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