Best Hotels To Stay In Downtown Vancouver

The great thing about staying in downtown Vancouver is how easily accessible everything is: from dining, to entertainment, attractions, culture & luxury – all within a short radius. And of course, we also have gorgeous panoramic views of the North Shore mountains, an impressive 400-hectare natural West Coast rainforest (called Stanley Park) & the majestic waters of Vancouver Harbour & English Bay – truly breathtaking!

We understand that it’s not always easy to know where all of the sweet stays are in relation to the local happenings around town. That’s why we’ve selected a few of our favourite neighborhood recommendations for downtown Vancouver to help you out.


The Gastown Steam Clock | Photo courtesy of Robert Kovacs

Gastown is a great neighborhood with excellent bars, restaurants & beautiful architecture. It also happens to be Vancouver’s oldest commercial district which was founded back in 1867. Gastown is of course, famous for the Steam Clock. Neighboring Gastown is Vancouver’s Historic Chinatown, the place to be if you’re a foodie & a good starting point to explore more neighborhoods in East Vancouver.

Sweet Stays: Delta Hotels Vancouver Downtown Suites, Ramada Limited Vancouver Downtown, Sandman Hotel Vancouver City Centre, YWCA Hotel

Recommended: Steam Clock, Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden



Underbrella | Photo courtesy of Kunuz Benissa

Yaletown is perhaps the trendiest neighborhood in Vancouver. From designer fashion to cocktail lounges, this is a place for people who expect the finer things in life!

Sweet Stays: Executive Hotel Vintage Park, JW Marriott Parq Vancouver, OPUS Vancouver, the DOUGLAS

Recommended: David Lam Park, Roundhouse Community Centre


West End

Rainbow Crosswalk | Photo courtesy of Homes with Attitude

The West End is a special gem in Vancouver. English Bay is within arm’s reach and the perfect place to lounge on the beach or spend an afternoon paddleboarding. It’s also an easy walk to Stanley Park from there. Just a few blocks down, there’s Davie Village: lined with excellent bars & restaurants. Vancouver is home to the largest Pride Parade in Western Canada & Davie Village is the epicenter of the party each year!

Sweet Stays: Sandman Suites on Davie – Vancouver, The Listel Hotel, The Sylvia Hotel

Recommended: Rainbow Crosswalk, English Bay, Davie Village


Coal Harbour

Digital Orca | Photo courtesy of Damien Brown

Coal Harbour is famous for those amazing North Shore mountain views, the marina & the Vancouver Convention Centre. From here, you can access the Seawall to visit Stanley Park, check out some local attractions, or simply enjoy watching cruise ships come into port. Central downtown & Gastown can be easily reached from here as well.

Sweet Stays: Fairmont Waterfront,  Fairmont Pacific Rim, Pan Pacific Vancouver, Pinnacle Hotel Vancouver Harbourfront, The Westin Bayshore Vancouver, Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown, EXchange Hotel Vancouver, Coast Coal Harbour Vancouver, Loden Hotel, Days Inn – Vancouver Downtown

Recommended: Stanley Park, Harbour Cruises


Central Downtown

Downtown Vancouver | Photo courtesy of Chris Guiral

There’s so many excellent hotels to enjoy right within the heart of downtown Vancouver! Not to mention, alongside some of the best shopping, food, nightlife entertainment, arts & culture that the city has to offer. The Vancouver Art Gallery is here, as well as Hudson’s Bay, Pacific Centre Mall & Granville Street.  

Sweet Stays: Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver, Ramada Vancouver Downtown, Wedgewood Hotel & Spa, The Sutton Place Hotel, The Westin Grand Vancouver, Shangri-La Hotel Vancouver, Trump International Hotel, Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre Hotel, Hyatt Regency Vancouver, Executive Hotel Le Soleil, Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Vancouver Downtown, Howard Johnson Vancouver Downtown, Residence Inn by Marriott Vancouver, Rosewood Hotel Georgia, Hotel Belmont, The Burrard

Recommended: Granville Street, Robson Street, Pacific Centre Mall, Vancouver Art Gallery

With so many fantastic options to choose from, you may never want to leave the city!

For stays until August 31, 2019, you can receive a FREE VISA e-Gift card valued at $25 for your first night’s stay. Each additional night comes with another $25 – with the potential of earning up to $100 in VISA e-Gift Cards during a four-night stay!

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