Editor's Top 9 Picks

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Book from ~$99 CAD
Well-liked Vancouver-Mt Pleasant hotel with restaurant, free hot breakfast & free parking
The Best Western Plus Uptown Hotel offers very good value for the price. On the days compared, it had one of the lowest rates, plus breakfast, Wi-Fi and parking are included in the price. So if you are planning to come by car you can take advantage of the free parking and get to the hospital in about 10 minutes. Online reviews reveal that the hotel is clean and well-maintained, with a well-liked and varied breakfast. The hotel offers a medical rate and for added convenience there is a restaurant on site. Many former guests recommend this hotel.
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, hot breakfast, parking, local calls, all-day coffee
  • Rooms were clean and well-maintained with comfy beds
  • Location was an easy walk to public transit, restaurants and shops and well liked for accessing downtown Vancouver by transit or car
  • Staff were helpful, professional and friendly
  • Free breakfast was well liked for variety and quality
  • Wi-Fi was rated as very good by guests
  • Good value at this hotel according to guests
Cons
  • Underground parking tight for larger vehicles and sometimes limited (but guests found street parking)
  • Rooms facing Kingsway could be a little noisy
  • The breakfast room was a little small
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Book from ~$94 CAD
Well-liked Vancouver-Fairview hotel with restaurant, balconies and spectacular views
This hotel is a 5-minute drive to the hospital and is a very solid choice, with compassionate staff, clean and comfortable rooms and a well-priced restaurant on site. All rooms have a mini-fridge and microwave adding value and convenience.
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, local calls, newspapers
  • Rooms were clean and well appointed with comfy beds
  • Location handy to the hospital, shops, restaurants, Granville Island and public transit
  • Staff were considerate, helpful and kind
  • Restaurant had good food at a reasonable cost
  • Good value according to guests
  • Wi-Fi was rated very good by guests
Cons
  • Parking costs $15 per day
  • Some found rooms facing the street noisy
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Book from ~$118 CAD
Good value downtown Vancouver hotel with air-conditioned, updated rooms & rooftop terrace
Guests can reach the hospital in 8-minutes by car and 24 minutes by public transit.
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, newspapers
  • Rooms were clean, updated and comfortable according to guests
  • Staff were knowledgeable and helpful said guests
  • Location was an easy walk to restaurants and shops and short drive to attractions
  • White Spot restaurant was well liked for quality and price
  • Wi-Fi was rated very good by guests overall
  • Good value at this hotel, according to guests
Cons
  • Underground parking is $20 per night
  • Noise from other rooms could be heard through doors
  • Some guests found their rooms a little small
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Book from ~$276 CAD
Highly praised downtown Vancouver hotel with indoor pool, kitchenettes & free hot breakfast
A 9-minute drive or 28-minute transit ride will get you to the hospital from this hotel.
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, hot breakfast buffet, newspapers
  • Rooms were very clean and spacious with comfy beds and kitchenettes
  • Location was an easy walk to Granville Island, Yaletown restaurants and boutiques and Hop on shuttle
  • Staff were well liked, knowledgeable and eager to help guests
  • Free hot breakfast buffet was well stocked with a good variety
  • Guests often enjoyed having balconies and nice views
Cons
  • Underground parking is $19 per day plus tax
  • Noise a problem for some due to construction, traffic, in-room fridges and plumbing sounds
  • The breakfast area was sometimes crowded
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Book from ~$207 CAD
Highly praised downtown Vancouver hotel near BC Place with restaurant & free hot breakfast 
This hotel is 9 minutes away by car or 33 minutes away by bus or SkyTrain.
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, hot breakfast, downtown shuttle, bicycle rentals, beverage bar, bottled water, newspapers
  • Rooms were clean, quiet and comfortable
  • Location convenient for accessing downtown attractions, restaurants and shops on foot
  • Staff provided very friendly and helpful service
  • Guests loved the free breakfast for freshness and selection
  • Wi-Fi was rated very good by guests
  • Bogarts Restaurant attached was well liked by many guests
Cons
  • Underground parking costs $24 per day
  • Some found parkade a little tight for larger vehicles
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Book from ~$118 CAD
Good value downtown Vancouver hotel with indoor pool and suites with kitchenette 
This very clean hotel is a solid, good value choice a 9-minute drive or 31-minute ride with transit from the children's hospital. There is secure underground parking, spacious suites with separated bedroom areas and well-equipped kitchenettes in all guest rooms. Guests appreciated the restaurant on site for providing affordable meals and enjoyed the central location of this hotel. Guests who rely on Wi-Fi should note that Wi-Fi received a low rating due to difficulties with the signal for some rooms of the hotel.
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, cookies, newspapers
  • Rooms were very clean and spacious with comfy beds
  • Location was an easy walk to restaurants, shops, groceries, attractions and public transit
  • Staff were friendly and helpful
  • Restaurant on site offered good meals at a reasonable cost
  • Good value according to guests
Cons
  • Underground self-parking is $16 and valet parking is $25, plus tax per night
  • Wi-Fi did not work well in some guest rooms
  • In-room furnishings were a little dated
  • Some found the continental breakfast a little basic
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Book from ~$190 CAD
Highly praised and elegant downtown Vancouver hotel with restaurant and free area shuttle
The Georgian Court is 9-minutes away by car or 34 minutes using bus or SkyTrain.
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, wired Internet, downtown shuttle, bicycle rentals, local calls, bottled water, newspapers
  • Rooms were well appointed and very clean, with comfy beds
  • Location was well liked for accessing downtown restaurants, shops and attractions
  • Staff were very well liked, efficient and friendly
  • Frankie’s restaurant got rave reviews
  • Wi-Fi was rated as excellent by guests
Cons
  • Underground parking is $23, plus tax per 24 hours
  • Noise from nearby loading docks were a problem for some guests
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Book from ~$138 CAD
Popular downtown Vancouver boutique hotel with modern amenities, café and free Wi-Fi
Located 10 minutes from the hospital by car and 29 minutes by bus, this friendly hotel offers a very clean and well-equipped room with exterior corridors. Secure underground parking and elevator access to the parkade, lobby and rooms adds comfort and convenience. The cafe on site is well liked for its healthy breakfast and quality pastries. In the warmer weather guests can enjoy a very beautiful courtyard with seating and ping pong table.
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, North American calls, loaner bikes, fitness centre passes, loaner umbrellas
  • Rooms were very clean with retro décor and comfy beds
  • Location was an easy walk to dining, shopping, the hospital, public transit and downtown attractions
  • The staff were well liked, friendly and helpful
  • Guests enjoyed the garden courtyard for beauty and relaxation
  • The café was well liked for its convenience and quality breakfast and pastries
  • Good value at this hotel, according to guests
  • Wi-Fi was rated excellent by guests
Cons
  • Underground parking costs $28 plus tax per night
  • Some guests complained of noise disturbance from inside or outside the hotel
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Book from ~$137 CAD
Popular downtown Vancouver all-suite hotel with kitchens and free: Wi-Fi, breakfast, parking
This highly praised all-suite hotel offers very clean and spacious units all with a full kitchen and comfy beds. It is well located near to good dining and public transit. Lots of freebies and reasonable rates, especially for downtown Vancouver make it a great value. It will take about 12 minutes by car to arrive to the hospital or 32 minutes using the bus.
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, wired Internet, breakfast, parking, DVD/Blu Ray movie rentals, local calls, bottled water, laundry detergent, newspapers, loaner umbrellas
  • Rooms were very clean, well equipped, and spacious with comfy beds
  • Guests loved the location and found it ideal for accessing downtown shops, restaurants and attractions on foot
  • The staff were pleasant, helpful and accommodating
  • Guests appreciated the free breakfast with fresh waffles
  • Guests often were very impressed with the value
  • Wi-Fi was rated excellent by guests
Cons
  • Some found the hotel a bit dated
  • Some had poor views from their rooms
  • Breakfast room was small (guests often brought breakfast back to their room)

6 Other Hotels Close to BC Children's Hospital

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Book from ~$163 CAD
Well-liked Vancouver-Fairview hotel close to SkyTrain with indoor pool and restaurant
Location
Located in downtown Vancouver on West Broadway, this Holiday Inn is an approximate 7-minute drive from BC Children's.
Getting Around: Public Transit
Guests can catch bus #17 at the hotel's doorstep, which drops them immediately in front of the hospital. Total travel time is approximately 12 minutes.
Money-saving
This Holiday Inn offers a medical rate, upon proof of appointment, to guests visiting area hospitals.
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi Fi, wired Internet, local calls
  • Rooms were clean and spacious with comfortable beds
  • Location was handy to the SkyTrain for accessing downtown and the airport and close to restaurants, the hospital and Granville Island
  • Staff were polite and helpful
  • Guests often were pleased with the breakfast buffet and other food on site
  • Wi-Fi was rated excellent by guests
Cons
  • Parking is $22 per night
  • Some found the hotel ungracious about cancellations
  • A few guests described the hotel as somewhat dated
  • Some said the hotel was a little far from the city centre
  • No hot tub a disappointment for some
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Book from ~$314 CAD
Waterfront location on famous Granville Island with clean (but small) rooms
Location
Located near the ferry docks on Granville Island, this waterfront hotel boasts views of the Vancouver Harbour and is a 12-minute drive from the BC Children's Hospital.
Getting Around: Public Transit
At an approximate 8-minute walk from the hotel, guests can take bus #50, which turns into #15 (stay on board). The bus stops about a 10-minute walk from the hospital. Total travel time is approximately 30 to 35 minutes.
Money-saving
Guests willing to provide proof of appointment can take advantage of a medical rate. Rooms are based on availability.
Pros
  • Free wired Internet access, and free newspapers
  • Many guests found the location convenient for exploring Granville Island on foot
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly and accommodating service
  • Many reviewers praised the good food quality at the on-site restuarant
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean
  • Several guests complimented the pleasant waterfront views from their rooms
Cons
  • Several reviewers described their rooms as small or cramped
  • Several guests thought that the room rates were expensive
  • A few reviewers were disturbed in their rooms by noise from neighbouring guest rooms
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Book from ~$65 CAD
Within walking distance of Pacific Central train station, free parking
Location
Located on busy Main Street in a commercial / industrial area, the City Centre Motor Hotel is a 10-minute drive from the hospital.
Getting Around: Public Transit
At a 5-minute walk from the hotel, guests can catch the #99 bus at Main and Broadway, then transfer to the #17, which stops at BC Children's Hospital's front door. Total travel time is approximately 27 minutes.
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi and free parking
  • Some reviewers found the location convenient for accessing transit and restaurants on foot
Cons
  • No elevator
  • Some guests thought that the hotel in general appeared dated
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Highly praised Vancouver-Yaletown boutique hotel with trendy decor and hi-tech amenities
Location
Located across False Creek in Vancouver's Yaletown District, The Opus is a 10-minute drive along Highway 99 to the hospital.
Getting Around: Public Transit
At a 6-minute walk to Nelson and Cambie, guests can hop on bus #17, which takes them directly to BC Children's Hospital, for a total travel time of approximately 25 minutes.
Money-saving
While the Opus does not offer a medical rate for patients of nearby hospitals, visiting physicians and members of the British Columbia Medical Association can enjoy a discount.
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, welcome beverage, iPad, local calls, long distance calls, luxury car service to downtown, mountain bike rentals, shoe shine, pet stays
  • Guests felt the location was perfect for accessing Yaletown restaurants, the SkyTrain, the waterfront and Gastown
  • Staff was considered impeccable by many guests
  • Guests typically loved the rooms and found them to be clean and comfortable
  • Several guests enjoyed dining on site
Cons
  • A few guests described their rooms as small
  • Valet parking is $39 per night (including tax)
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Clean and spacious suites with kitchens, washers and dryers, and free breakfast
Location
On a high-rise residential street near the shores of False Creek, this hotel is an approximate 10-minute drive along Highway 99 to the hospital.
Getting Around: Public Transit
Guests can find bus route #21 at the hotel's doorstep. However, reaching the hospital involves a 6-minute walk to connect to bus #17. Total travel time is approximately 35 minutes.
Pros
  • Free continental breakfast
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean and spacious
  • Many reviewers found the location ideal for accessing Granville Island by ferry
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly service
  • Many guests found the in-suite kitchens to be an added convenience
  • Several reviewers described their rooms as quiet
Cons
  • Several guests had difficulty maintaining a comfortable temperature in their suites
  • Several reviewers thought that the in-suite mini-blinds were in need of repair
  • A few reviewers thought that the Wi-Fi fees ($4.99 per day) were expensive
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Book from ~$168 CAD
Friendly, clean and centrally located, but complaints about parking fees
Location
Just down the street from the Granville Bridge, the Executive Hotel is an approximate 10 minute drive from the hospital.
Getting Around: Public Transit
A 4-minute walk will get guests to the bus stop for route #10. The hospital is an 11-minute walk from the Granville and Nanton Ave. stop. Total travel time is approximately 30 minutes.
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi and free evening wine receptions
  • Many guests found the location convenient for accessing downtown attractions on foot
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly and helpful service
  • Several reviewers described their rooms as clean
  • Several guests said that they were likely to return to this hotel again in the future
Cons
  • Several reviewers thought that the parking fees were expensive ($27.10 per night)
  • Several guests found the Wi-Fi to be unreliable
  • Several reviewers thought that the hotel was in need of decor upgrades
  • A few guests were disturbed in their rooms by traffic noise

Tips For Staying Near BC Children's Hospital

Location
Situated a 5-minute drive south of the downtown Vancouver city centre, the BC Children's Hospital is a division of the Provincial Health Services Authority providing specialized pediatric services for the entire province, including disability services for children up to age 19 at the off-site Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children.

Linked to BC Children's are the BC Women's Hospital and St. Vincent's Hospital's Brock Fahrni Pavilion. BC Children's is a comprehensive teaching and research hospital, and has an on-site research centre as well as a mental health building.
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Getting Around
There are a few bus routes ( #17, #25, #33) that stop within a 5-minute walk of the hospital, along with the King Edward Canada Line SkyTrain stop. The TransLink Trip Planner will help you plan how to get to the hospital from where you are located.

BC Children's is part of a larger hospital campus, and the Campus Directory Map will help you find the entrance you need.

Vancouver International Airport (YVR) is an approximate 15-minute drive from the hospital, Highway 99 is about a 4-minute drive away and the Trans-Canada Highway is approximately 20 minutes away by car.
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Parking
There are multiple lots surrounding BC Children's on the hospital grounds. Parking is a pay-by-stall-number system and starts at $1.75 per half hour and a full day rate is $14.25. Weekly and monthly parking rates are available as well, and more information can be found on their web site along with a parking map.
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Dining
Sunnyside Cafe, the hospital's cafeteria, offers light lunches and snacks. You are welcome to bring your own food to the cafeteria and can use the microwaves and toaster there. Also on site are an Extreme Pita, a Tim Hortons, a Starbucks and a Second Cup. Off-campus you will find some restaurants and a Safeway grocery store a 2-minute drive or 8-minute walk away on Oak Street and W 26th Avenue.
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Other Tips
The BC Children's Hospital is undergoing significant construction. Some entrances, parking areas and other areas of the hospital may not be available at the time of your visit. The parking guide with link provided above have further details about how the construction is affecting parking. 

Special medical rates may be available at some of the hotels featured on this page. Please note that you will need to contact the hotel directly to inquire about this rate. It's advisable also to compare the special rates offered with what is available online as you may be pleasantly surprised to find it cheaper online for the same date, but be careful with rates that are not cancellable.
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