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Traveling from Ottawa to Vancouver to join a cruise we opted to stay here the night before boarding. We chose this location because we had been quite satisfied with our three previous stays over the last few years. We booked online at the Choice Hotels...More
Due to a recent ankle injury, I prefer an accessible room. Booked online due to a good experience here two years ago.
The hotel shuttle was fine with pickup and delivery to the airport. We did appreciate that we were able to check in around...More
After getting off our Norwegian Cruise from Alaska we spent the day in beautiful Vancouver before flying back home to New England. Booked a room here but not very impressed. The mattress is the worse one I have every slept on. Two big lumps in...More
Overall great stay. Had a competition at the Richmond Oval and the distance was just as good as the host hotel. The staff were friendly, we felt safe at all times, lovely walking area behind the hotel and water pressure was good.
Things to consider:...More
Stayed in this hotel last Aug, a night before my flight, and it was really a pleasant stay.
Arrived there late afternoon and the check-in process was so smooth. Restaurants and shopping malls are walking distance. There was also an Irish pub across the street...More
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Sorry, I hit enter before I was done. The first bit was for getting to the airport. Getting to the cruise port is a bit more of a challenge. While this hotel is a close stay if you are doing an overnight stay between flight... More
Sorry, I hit enter before I was done. The first bit was for getting to the airport. Getting to the cruise port is a bit more of a challenge. While this hotel is a close stay if you are doing an overnight stay between flight and embarkation, it is a "hike" to the cruise port locations in Vancouver.
There are twe ports in Vancouver. One is at the Canada Place Centre right downtown and the other is at the Ballentyne Pier. Travel from the hotel to Canada Place can be done via taxi, and/or Canada Line subway/sky train. The hotel shuttle would take you back to the airport and then it is much better to simply get on the Canada Line. It takes about 20-25 minutes from YVR to Waterfront station (terminus station) . Check the Canada Line web site for more details.
The trip is around $8.00 per person one way and you can drag your luggage onto the Canada Line. (lots of room) It was designed to help air passengers get from YVR to downtown faster and cheaper. A taxi will cost you around $50-70 CDN depending on time of day/traffic and # of bags. It is also a 30-60 min taxi ride depending on traffic.
The walk from Waterfront to Canada Place is about 10 minutes (2 blocks) and most of it can be via underground tunnels. You can pop up to the surface street right at the entrance to the underground ramp to the cruise port or stay in the underground system and come out right in Canada Place. Traffic is bad during embarkation and debarkation times. (not recommended if you are in a taxi $$$$)
If you are leaving from Ballentyne Pier you should take a taxi from Waterfront station to the Pier.(only way in unless you have a vehicle) Waterfront to Ballentyne is about 10 minutes by Taxi. They have upgraded the terminal there so it is much better than it was originally. On the way back to YVR from either port I would recommend the Canada Line. Much easier and cheaper. Go onto google maps and check the routes and ports before you travel. Canada line runs from around 05:30 am to around 1:00 am each day. It also gives you a bit of a panorama view of the city when you leave the airport. Quite pretty.
On the way to the airport make sure you get on the Canada Line train that takes you to YVR and not Bridgeport. There is a split around the airport zone and the wrong train will take you to Richmond, not YVR. There are even minute marker lighted signs at the station telling you when the next train is. Handy.
Hope this helps.