Vancouver is an expensive hotel market, but a superb one with lots to choose from. My picks are hotels that offer good value and quality amenities and are also in walking distance of Gastown for great browsing and dining experiences. They are also hotels that are very well liked by former guests.

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Editor's Top 10 Picks

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Book from ~$95 CAD
Cozy boutique hotel in Vancouver's downtown with modern amenities and free breakfast
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free breakfast
  • Numerous guests praised the hotel's proximity to downtown and public transit
  • The hotel's staff were complimented on their helpful and knowledgeable service
  • Several lodgers enjoyed their clean and comfortable rooms
Cons
  • The hotel's lack of elevator was a challenge for a few lodgers
  • A few guests complained of small rooms and no air conditioning
  • Parking is 18.90 per night (includes taxes)
The Victorian Hotel is right in step with Gastown’s unique, designer ambiance. It’s a stylish and cozy boutique hotel located inside the walls of a historical, Victorian-style brick building, just a 4-minute walk to the Gastown Steam Clock. Guests are provided with very clean and attractive rooms with crisp bed linens, modern bathrooms and in-room coffee. Parking is surcharged ($18.90) but Wi-Fi and a continental breakfast are supplied for free which is a special treat in expensive downtown Vancouver. Cinara Restaurant offers lunch on site featuring Euro-Quisine. Recent guests really enjoyed their stays here, boasting about the breakfast, fantastic staff and the overall value of the hotel.
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Book from ~$174 CAD
Highly praised boutique hotel in downtown Vancouver with restaurant, bar & free breakfast
Pros
  • Free made-to-order full hot breakfast, free Wi-Fi and free local and worldwide long distance calls
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean and well-appointed
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly and professional service
  • Many reviewers found the location convenient for exploring downtown Vancouver on foot
  • Several guests thought that this hotel offered good value for the money they spent
  • Many guests praised the food at the free breakfast
Cons
  • A few guests were disturbed in their rooms by traffic noise
  • A couple of reviewers described their rooms as small
The St. Regis is another wonderful boutique hotel in the area near Gastown. It has modern and comfortable rooms, inviting décor and very gracious staff. Guests were fond of the free, made-to-order breakfasts and generally felt pampered by the professional and attentive staff at the St. Regis. The location is another definite plus, in walking distance of Gastown and Robson Street. Guests who like to work out or enjoy swimming will appreciate free passes to Steve Nash Fitness Centre, only two doors over. And guests who want to dine in and enjoy a drink at the hotel have a choice of two restaurants on site, the St. Regis Bar & Grill and Gotham Steakhouse.
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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)
The Georgian Court is centrally located with easy access to many downtown attractions and about an 8-minute walk to Gastown. It’s a very pleasant and friendly place with good coffee, comfortable beds and beautifully appointed rooms. It delivers affordable luxury and is a pet-friendly property for families who just can’t leave their treasured pet behind. The hotel supplies free bikes, one of the best ways to explore Vancouver, stay fit, and take in its awesome beauty. Guests can leave the driving to the pros and save on downtown parking costs by taking advantage of the hotel’s free downtown shuttle service. Ladies will love the extra pampering of staying on the Orchid Floor with extra female amenities on offer. The hotel bar and patio offers some respite from busy days and guests can relax with a meal at the hotel’s restaurant or in their rooms.
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Book from ~$299 CAD
Popular downtown Vancouver hotel with indoor pool, great views and suites with kitchen
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free newspapers
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean and spacious
  • Many reviewers complimented the staff for their friendly and helpful service
  • Many guests found the location convenient for exploring downtown attractions on foot
  • Several reviewers said that they were likely to stay at this hotel again in the future
Cons
  • Many guests thought that the furnishings and decor were in need of upgrades
  • A couple of reviewers thought that the in-room kitchen appliances were in need of replacing
  • Parking is $21.60 including tax
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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 ~$519 CAD
Highly praised downtown Vancouver harbourfront hotel with rooftop pool and ocean views
Pros
  • Club floor guests receive free breakfast, free evening hors d'oeuvres, free Wi-Fi, and free coffee and tea
  • Many guests found the location convenient for accessing downtown attractions and the cruise ship terminal on foot
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their attentive service
  • Many reviewers described their rooms as clean
  • Many guests praised the food at the on-site restaurants
  • Many reviewers described pleasant views of the harbour from their rooms
Cons
  • Wi-Fi is $4.95 or $14.95 per 24 hours
  • Self-parking is $39 and valet parking is $43 per night including tax
  • Several guests thought that the on-site restaurants were expensive
  • A couple of reviewers were disturbed in their rooms by noise from sea planes
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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 ~$232 CAD
Highly praised downtown Vancouver hotel with outdoor pool and suites with kitchen & balcony
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free local calls, free bicycle rentals
  • Several reviewers praised the food at the on-site restaurant
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their attentive service
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean and well-appointed
  • Many reviewers found the location convenient for accessing downtown attractions on foot
  • Several guests described the bathrooms as spacious
Cons
  • Valet parking is $25 per night
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Book from ~$318 CAD
Luxury hotel in downtown Vancouver with harbour views, fine dining, day spa & rooftop pool
Pros
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their attentive and professional service
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean and well-appointed
  • Many reviewers praised the food at the on-site restaurants
  • Many guests found the location convenient for exploring the harbourfront area on foot
  • Several reviewers described their beds as comfortable
  • Several guests praised the views of the harbour from their guest rooms
Cons
  • A few reviewers found the touch-controls for the in-room lighting difficult to operate
  • Wi-Fi for (non club members) is $14.65 for 24 hrs
  • Self-parking is $44 and valet parking is $46 per night including tax
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Book from ~$139 CAD
Highly praised downtown Vancouver all-suite hotel near Gastown with free Wi-Fi & city views
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free breakfast, free evening hors d'oeuvres (Signature Suites only)
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly and accommodating service
  • Many guests found the location convenient for accessing downtown attractions on foot
  • Many reviewers described their rooms as clean and well-maintained
  • Several guests described their beds as comfortable
Cons
  • A few guests thought that the room decor appeared dated
  • Self parking ranges from $28-$33 and valet parking is $37 per night including tax

6 Other Hotels Close to Gastown Vancouver

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Hostel-style accommodations with shared bathroom and kitchen facilities
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi
Cons
  • No on-site restaurant
  • No on-site parking
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Book from ~$105 CAD
Downtown Vancouver hotel in heritage building with clean rooms, free breakfast & free Wi-Fi
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, hot breakfast
  • Many guests found the location convenient for accessing downtown and waterfront attractions on foot
  • Many reviewers complimented the staff for their friendly and helpful service
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean
  • Several reviewers thought that the hotel offered good value for the money they spent
  • Beds were comfortable according to guests
Cons
  • Several reviewers described their rooms as small
  • Several guests thought that the neighbourhood surrounding the hotel was unsafe
  • Valet parking is $32.50 plus tax per night
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Book from ~$169 CAD
6-min. walk from SkyTrain, good rates and rooms, parking extra
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Numerous guests praised the hotel's proximity to attractions and downtown locale
  • The hotel's rooms were found to be clean and comfortable by many reviewers
  • Several travellers found the rates to be affordable and inexpensive
Cons
  • A few guests found the hotel's surrounding area to be "sketchy"
  • No hair dryers and spotty Wi-Fi were reported by a few lodgers
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Book from ~$25 CAD
Unpopular downtown Vancouver hostel with free Wi-Fi and many very negative complaints
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi and free coffee and muffins in the morning
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean
  • Many reviewers found the hostel centrally located for exploring the downtown area on foot
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly service
  • Many guests appreciated the free coffee and muffins in the morning
  • Several reviewers thought that the room rates were reasonable
Cons
  • No on-site parking and no on-site restaurant
  • Many guests complained about hearing noise disturbances
  • A few reviewers found their rooms small
  • A few guests said that their rooms were uncomfortably cold
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Book from ~$40 CAD
Central downtown location, rooms with shared bathrooms, some guest concerns
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Many guests found the location convenient for exploring downtown attractions on foot
  • Several reviewers complimented the staff for their friendly service
Cons
  • No on-site restaurant and no on-site parking
  • Many guests found the rooms and bathrooms small
  • Several reviewers were disappointed that there was no full kitchen on site
  • Several guests complained about noise from traffic and neighbouring rooms
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Book from ~$171 CAD
Highly praised downtown Vancouver hotel with indoor pool, free breakfast and free Wi-Fi
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, continental breakfast, local calls, newspapers, bottled water, chocolates (turn-down service)
  • Many guests found the location convenient for accessing downtown attractions and the Seawall trail system
  • Many reviewers described the fitness facility as well-equipped and as having a pleasant view of the harbour
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean and well-maintained
  • A few reviewers described the free Wi-Fi as fast and reliable
  • A few guests praised the food at the on-site restaurant
Cons
  • A few reviewers described their rooms as small
  • Parking costs $36 per night including tax