Vancouver is an expensive hotel market, but a superb one with lots to choose from. Our 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 9 Picks

Editor's Picks
Book from ~$82 CAD
Cozy boutique hotel in Vancouver's downtown with modern amenities and free breakfast
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 dinner (Tues-Sat) featuring modern European cuisine. Recent guests really enjoyed their stays here, boasting about the breakfast, fantastic staff and the overall value of the hotel.
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)
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Book from ~$147 CAD
Highly praised boutique hotel in downtown Vancouver with restaurant, bar & free breakfast
The St. Regis is another wonderful boutique hotel 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 (11 minutes) and Robson Street's shops and restaurants. 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.
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
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Book from ~$111 CAD
Highly praised and elegant downtown Vancouver hotel with restaurant and free area shuttle
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 great dining, 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.
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 ~$141 CAD
Highly praised downtown Vancouver all-suite hotel near Gastown with free Wi-Fi & city views
The Delta is a 7-minute walk from the shops and restaurants of Gastown.
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
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Book from ~$161 CAD
Highly praised downtown Vancouver hotel near BC Place with restaurant & free hot breakfast 
The Hampton on Robson is an 11-minute walk from Gastown.
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 ~$198 CAD
Highly praised downtown Vancouver harbourfront hotel with rooftop pool and ocean views
The Pan Pacific is an 11-minute walk from Gastown browsing and dining.
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 ~$153 CAD
Highly praised downtown Vancouver hotel with outdoor pool and suites with kitchen & balcony
L'Hermitage is a 13-minute walk from Gastown.
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, local shuttle, bicycle rentals, local calls, newspapers
  • Rooms were very clean, stylish and comfortable
  • Location was an easy walk to restaurants, shops, attractions and Skytrain
  • Staff were exceptional and made the stay
  • Breakfast and Café Medina were well liked
  • Wi-Fi was rated as excellent by guests
  • Good value according to many guests
Cons
  • Valet parking is $28, plus tax per night
  • Some found the pool a little small
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Book from ~$109 CAD
Good value downtown Vancouver hotel with indoor pool and suites with kitchenette 
This hotel is a 13-minute walk from Gastown.
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 ~$252 CAD
Luxury hotel in downtown Vancouver with harbour views, fine dining, day spa & rooftop pool
It will take guests 15 minutes to walk to Gastown from the Pacific Rim hotel.
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

1 Other Hotel Close to Gastown Vancouver

Editor's Picks
Book from ~$26 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