Vancouver is known for blending a laid-back vibe with big-city buzz. Whether you want to relax on the beach by day and party in the concrete jungle by night, downtown Vancouver is a must-visit for anyone who wants to experience the best of both worlds.
Downtown Vancouver’s best hotels are on the luxury end, but we’ve compiled a list of places that offer the best value and location for money. Here are some of the best cheap hotels in downtown Vancouver.
From CAD $131/ night
Wake up in style at this wine-themed boutique hotel in downtown Vancouver. Well-appointed rooms feature in-suite Keurig espresso machines and complimentary bottled spring water refreshed daily. Guests are treated to exclusive use of the 9th floor terrace for a dip in the hot tub or a cocktail overlooking the cityscape. Unwind from your day with the free evening wine tasting that highlights local wineries from Monday to Saturday.
From CAD $129/ night
This newly renovated Howard Johnson in downtown Vancouver is newly renovated and ready to welcome guests. The hotel features 110 rooms with comfortable bedding and a complimentary morning paper. Have a casual dinner at Wings Tap & Grill, the on-site restaurant featuring 18 flavours of wings. Step out into Vancouver’s Entertainment District or explore further afield – the hotel is just minutes away from the Rocky Mountain Rail and Stanley Park.
From CAD $150/ night
Canada’s first Aboriginal arts hotel is perfect for socially responsible travellers – the hotel is also a community impact project that supports local Aboriginal artists. Upon arrival, guests are greeted by a 40-foot totem pole that features carvings from local First Nations peoples. Each of the 18 rooms were decorated by local artists and feature high-end mattresses and walk-in showers. The on-site restaurant serves First Nations-inspired cuisine; after dinner, guests can relax in the sweat lodge and traditional healing room.
From CAD $114/ night
Transport yourself to the Victorian era in this downtown hotel that dates to 1898 – among the oldest in the city. This downtown hotel offers guests 47 newly renovated rooms with original hardwood floors, sitting area, plush towels, and locally made Purely Salt Spring bath products. While bike rental is available on-site, nearly all downtown Vancouver sights and neighbourhoods are within walking distance, making it easy for guests to visit the Rogers Arena, BC Place, Yaletown, and Granville Island.
From CAD $149/ night
This historic hotel in downtown Vancouver has lived many lives, previously serving as an Edwardian gentlemen’s club and later, a drag bar. Local designer Alda Pereira did an excellent job of blending the hotel’s heritage with contemporary design, restoring the century-old mosaic tile floors and adding a modern flair. Guests enjoy the selection of restaurants and bars at the hotel, from a sports bar to the award-winning Italian restaurant, Cibo Trattoria.
From CAD $119/ night
This 1950s motor hotel lost none of its modernist charm in its conversation to a 72-room boutique hotel. The rooms are beautifully designed and fully loaded with Nespresso machines, complimentary calls within North America, and free Brodie Cruiser bike rentals – perfect for any city explorer. The Burrard is well-located in the centre of downtown Vancouver, walking distance to Yaletown, Sunset Beach, and the Davie Village dining and entertainment area.
From CAD $99/ night
The Ambassador Hotel is situated in Vancouver’s entertainment district, where guests can easily access plenty of restaurants and bars. The hotel is also home to the G Sports Bar & Grill that features over 20 screens, so anyone can catch their favourite teams live. The Ambassador is a short walk to the beach and Granville Island – ideal for exploring the famous Public Market, as well as unique shops and restaurants.