When choosing hotels convenient to BC Children's Hospital, I looked at a number of factors, including room rates, extra charges, the quality of the amenities offered, convenience for travelling to the hospital, eating establishments on site or close by and guest review ratings as published online.

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Editor's Top 10 Picks

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Book from ~$146 CAD
Popular Vancouver-Fairview hotel offers good value, good views, indoor pool and free Wi-Fi
Pros
  • Free Wi Fi
  • The staff of this hotel were considered to be excellent by many reviewers
  • Guests agreed that the rooms were clean, modern and comfortable
  • This hotel's location provided convenient access to downtown, restaurants, services and attractions, said guests
  • Several enjoyed the food at the on-site restaurant
  • Some guests enjoyed pleasant views from their rooms
  • Many said this hotel provided good value, and they would return
Cons
  • A few guests complained about noisy AC units
  • Wi-Fi was inconsistent for a few guests
  • A couple of guests complained that the shower heads were too low
  • Parking is $18 per night with tax
Holiday Inn Broadway Vancouver is a particularly good choice for travelling convenience to the hospital. Bus service from this hotel is only 12 minutes in total and will take you from door to door and if you are travelling by car or taxi, it is only a 7-minute drive. This hotel has clean, comfortable and modern rooms, excellent staff and an on-site restaurant with good food according to former guests. Guest rooms have the extra convenience of mini-fridges and this hotel offers a medical rate to guests visiting the hospital. Wi-Fi and local calls are free, but parking is an added $18. 
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Book from ~$101 CAD
Comfortable Vancouver-Mt Pleasant hotel with free Wi-Fi, free hot breakfast and free parking
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, hot breakfast, parking, local calls, all-day coffee
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean and well-maintained
  • Guests liked the location for accessing public transit, restaurants and shopping in walking distance
  • The free breakfast was well-liked by the guest reviewers
  • Many reviewers indicated that they were likely to stay at this hotel again in the future
  • Many considered the hotel to provide good value
Cons
  • Some guests found the decor a little tired
  • Some guests said the parking lot was a little small and awkward for larger vehicles
The Best Western Plus Uptown Hotel offers very good value for the price. On the days I 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.
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Book from ~$121 CAD
Comfortable downtown Vancouver hotel with free Wi-Fi, scenic views, suites and balconies
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi and free local calls
  • Many guests found the location convenient for accessing area attractions by car and via public transit
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly and helpful service
  • Several guests described their rooms as clean and well-appointed
  • A few reviewers thought that this hotel offered good value for the money they spent
Cons
  • Several reviewers were disturbed in their rooms by traffic nosie
  • Several guests described the elevator as slow
  • Parking costs $15 per day

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Book from ~$135 CAD
Good value downtown Vancouver hotel with air-conditioned, updated rooms & rooftop terrace
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 ~$165 CAD
All-suite property with full kitchens, free Wi-Fi, and free breakfast
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi and free breakfast
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean, spacious, and well-appointed
  • Several guests found the in-suite kitchens to be a value-added feature
  • Several reviewers described the staff as friendly and helpful
  • Several guests found the location convenient for accessing restaurants and shopping destinations on foot
Cons
  • Guest complaints seemed to be isolated incidents (see "The Bad" for more details)

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Book from ~$182 CAD
Central location, clean rooms, friendly service, and rooftop hot tub
Pros
  • Free breakfast, free Wi-Fi, free drop-off shuttle service, free bicycle rentals, and free bottled water
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean and well-appointed
  • Many reviewers found the location convenient for accessing downtown attractions on foot
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly and helpful service
  • Many guests indicated that they were likely to stay at this hotel again in the future
  • Several reviewers mentioned that the rooftop hot tub area provided pleasant views of the city
Cons
  • Several guests complained that the dining room for the free breakfast was frequently crowded

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Book from ~$141 CAD
Central location, in-suite kitchens, clean rooms, and comfortable beds
Pros
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean and their beds as comfortable
  • Many reviewers found the location convenient for accessing downtown attractions
  • Many guests found the in-suite kitchens to be an added convenience
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly and helpful service
  • A couple of guests thought that the hotel offered good value for the money they spent
Cons
  • A few reviewers described the parking facility as small and cramped
  • A few guests thought that the in-room furnishings were dated
  • A few guests described the in-suite air conditioners as loud and disruptive

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Book from ~$146 CAD
Highly praised and elegant downtown Vancouver hotel with restaurant and free area shuttle
Pros
  • Free drop-off shuttle service to downtown destinations, free Wi-Fi, free bicycle rentals, and free turn-down service
  • Many guests complimented the staff for their friendly and attentive service
  • Many reviewers found the location convenient for accessing downtown attractions on foot
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean
  • Several reviewers described their beds as comfortable
  • A few guests praised the good food at the on-site restaurant
Cons
  • A few guests complained about the parking fees ($19 per 24 hours)

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Book from ~$107 CAD
Popular downtown Vancouver boutique hotel with modern amenities, cafe and free Wi-Fi
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, calls within North America, bicycle rentals, passes to fitness centre
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean
  • Many reviewers praised the retro decor throughout the property
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their thoughtful and friendly service
  • Many guests found the location convenient for exploring the downtown area on foot
  • Several reviewers enjoyed the on-site garden courtyard
  • Guests liked the secure underground parking at the hotel
Cons
  • A couple of guests were disturbed in their rooms by traffic noise
  • On-site parking is available for $20 plus tax per night

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Book from ~$124 CAD
Popular downtown Vancouver all-suite hotel with kitchens and free: Wi-Fi, breakfast, parking
Pros
  • Free parking, free breakfast, free Wi-Fi, and free local calls
  • The staff were frequently described as friendly and helpful
  • Many reviewers described their rooms as clean and spacious
  • Many reviewers found the fully equipped kitchens to be an added convenience
  • Guests loved the location and found it ideal for accessing downtown shops, restaurants and attractions on foot
  • Many guests said the hotel provided good value and they planned to return

6 Other Hotels Close to BC Children's Hospital

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Book from ~$232 CAD
Waterfront location on famous Granville Island with clean (but small) rooms
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
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.
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Within walking distance of Pacific Central train station, free parking
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
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.
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Book from ~$233 CAD
Highly praised Vancouver-Yaletown boutique hotel with trendy decor and hi-tech amenities
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)
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.
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Book from ~$112 CAD
Clean and spacious suites with kitchens, washers and dryers, and free breakfast
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
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.
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Central location, comfortable beds, friendly service, but dated furnishings
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free off-site fitness centre passes
  • Many guests described their beds as comfortable
  • Many reviewers found the location convenient for accessing downtown attractions on foot
  • The staff were frequently described as friendly and efficient
  • Several guests described their rooms as clean
  • Several reviewers thought that the hotel offered good value for the money they spent
  • Seasonal outdoor pool
Cons
  • Several guests thought that the in-room furnishings appeared to be dated and run-down
  • Several reviewers complained that the on-site breakfast was expensive
  • A few guests complained that this hotel did not offer an airport shuttle service
Location
Located just off Highway 99 at the Granville Bridge, this Quality Inn is an approximate 11-minute drive from the hospital.
Getting Around: Public Transit
Just a 2-minute walk away, guests can catch bus #10 along Granville Street, then walk the 14 minutes from the bus stop to BC Children's Hospital. Total travel time is approximately 30 minutes.
Money-saving
This hotel does offer a medical rate based on availability. Guests can take advantage of this by contacting the hotel directly.
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Book from ~$105 CAD
Friendly, clean and centrally located, but complaints about parking fees
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
Location
Just down the street from the Quality Inn and the Granville Bridge, the Executive Hotel is an approximate 10 minute drive from the hospital.
Getting Around: Public Transit
A 2-minute walk will get guests to the bus stop for route #10. The hospital is a 14-minute walk from the Granville and Nanton Ave. stop. Total travel time is approximately 30 minutes.

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
Public transit is accessible from the hospital, but may include walking distances upwards of 10 minutes. The Kind Edward Skytrain Station is an approximate 10-minute walk from the hospital. Bus route #17 stops directly in front of BC Children's hospital. For exact walking directions to make the trip easier, BC Children's has a downloadable reference for taking public transit.

BC Children's is part of a larger hospital campus, and therefore comprehensive floor maps are provided for visitors to the hospital.

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 on a pay-and-display basis and starts at $3.75 per hour. Weekly, monthly or a special 30-hour family parking rate are available as well, and more information can be found on their website. A parking map is also available on their website.
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Dining
Having thought of everything to make a visit to the hospital as pleasant as possible, BC Children's has a "When you Need A Bite to Eat" guide on their website complete with a guide to the Shaughnessy Cafeteria on site, restaurants and fast food nearby, as well as places to buy groceries within walking distance of the hospital that can be prepared in their kitchen nook.
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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 guides above have further details about how the construction is affecting parking. 

For full details and updates about the construction, check out the hospital's online guide to their expansion project.

Special medical rates may be available at some of the hotels featured below. 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.
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