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Book from ~$358 CAD
Popular downtown Vancouver hotel near English Bay with ocean views, indoor pool & comfy beds
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Guests enjoyed views of Robson St, Coal Harbour, English Bay and North Shore Mountains
  • Many guests liked the location for being within walking distance of English Bay, Stanley Park and many area restaurants
  • Many guests enjoyed their rooms for cleanliness, comfort and being well equipped
  • Many guests thought the hotel offered good value
  • Many guests liked the staff and said they were courteous and very helpful
  • Some guests said they enjoyed breakfast or other meals at the hotel's restaurant, along with the service
  • A few guests raved about the luxury of the bed linens and comfort of the beds
Cons
  • Parking is $17 per night
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Book from ~$195 CAD
Quiet and clean North Vancouver hotel with kitchenettes and outdoor pool
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking, free breakfast
  • Most guests were pleased with the hotel's proximity to the area's tourist attractions and the Trans-Canada
  • The staff and management were complimented by several reviewers
  • Many lodgers gave positive feedback about the hotel's free breakfast
Cons
  • A few reviewers complained about noise transfer between rooms and highway traffic noise
  • A couple of guests expressed disappointment that there was no elevator to the second floor
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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
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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 ~$91 CAD
Good value hotel in North Vancouver with spacious rooms and free passes to Fitness World
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking, free local calls
  • The location was praised by many, who described it as close to local attractions and highway access
  • Many guests found the beds comfortable and the rooms spacious and clean
  • Many guests appreciated the value offered by this hotel
Cons
  • A few guests felt a complimentary breakfast should have been included and complained about the restaurant prices
  • A couple of guests complained about limited parking spaces
  • No elevator access to second level
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Book from ~$233 CAD
North Vancouver-Lonsdale hotel near Sea Bus with restaurant, water views & jacuzzi suites
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Many guests enjoyed their accommodations, and found them comfortable, clean and spacious
  • The staff was described by several as friendly and helpful
  • Guests found the location convenient in relation to the SeaBus Terminal, shops, restaurants, and attractions
Cons
  • Parking is $12 per day
  • Some guests had difficulty locating the hotel and its parking
  • A few reviewers had complaints of noise from adjacent rooms and the shipyard
  • A couple guests found the layout of the furniture to be inconvenient
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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 ~$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)
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Book from ~$168 CAD
Comfy North Vancouver hotel in a well-liked location with free breakfast and free parking
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking, free continental breakfast
  • Most guests were pleased with the hotel's location, describing it as close to attractions, downtown Vancouver, and Hwy 1
  • Friendly and helpful staff, according to many guests
  • Many enjoyed the complimentary breakfast and felt it added overall value to their stay
  • Many guests thought the hotel offered good value
  • Many found the rooms to be clean, basic but comfortable
  • Guest rooms were renovated in 2013
Cons
  • Guests said the hotel was old, and most were referring to the exterior
  • A few guests said the bathrooms needed updating
  • No elevator to the second floor
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Book from ~$305 CAD
Highly praised North Vancouver hotel with harbourfront views, restaurant and indoor pool
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, bicycle rentals, local calls, newspapers
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean and well appointed
  • Many reviewers described pleasant views of the harbour from their rooms
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly service
  • Many guests found the location ideal for exploring the downtown area on foot and for accessing the Vancouver ferry
  • Several reviewers praised the food at the on-site restaurant
Cons
  • A couple of guests thought that the menu prices at the on-site restaurant were expensive
  • Parking is $15 plus tax per night

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Charming European-style B&B in North Vancouver near trails and transit with stunning views
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking and free breakfast
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean and comfortable
  • Many reviewers described pleasant city views from their rooms
  • The hosts were frequently complimented for their welcoming service
  • The food at the free breakfast was frequently praised by guests
  • Several guests found their rooms to be well appointed
Location
For a more intimate experience, this B&B is located in a residential neighbourhood just an 11-minute drive from the mountain and offers home-cooked breakfasts.
Getting Around: Public Transit
Route #232 heading directly to the base of the mountain is a 9-minute walk from this property, taking approximately 30 minutes.
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Book from ~$129 CAD
Budget hotel in North Vancouver with outdoor pool and free breakfast but mixed reviews
Pros
  • Free parking, free Wi-Fi and free breakfast
  • Many guests found the location convenient for exploring the area by car
  • Many reviewers thought that the room rates were reasonable
  • Several guests complimented the front desk agents for their friendly service
  • Several reviewers found their beds to be comfortable
Cons
  • A few guests complained about noise disturbances from neighbouring rooms
  • A couple of reviewers found the Wi-Fi service unreliable
  • Many guests complained of a musty smell at the hotel
  • Some guests said the rooms were dated and in need of renovation and repair
  • Guests complained that the food at the free breakfast ran out too quickly
Location
Grouse Inn is just an 8-minute drive from the base of the mountain.
Getting Around: Public Transit
Bus #246 stops immediately in front of this hotel, and after transferring to the #236, guests can reach the base of mountain in a travel time of approximately 27 minutes.
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Book from ~$144 CAD
North Vancouver hotel with cheaper rates and friendly staff but mixed room reviews
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking
  • Most guests found the staff warm and accommodating
  • Several lodgers were pleased with the price and value of the hotel
  • Guests said the rooms were basic but clean and comfortable
  • The location was well liked by guests for accessing the ferry to downtown, nearby restaurants, Grouse Mountain
Cons
  • Some guests had complaints about noise transfer from adjacent rooms and outside
  • No elevator access to second floor
  • Guests complained of dated rooms and fixtures in need of repair
  • Some guests found their rooms improperly cleaned
Location
Situated on a quiet side street just off of Marine Drive, this Travelodge is an 11-minute drive from the base of the mountain.
Getting Around: Public Transit
A number of routes are available within a 5-minute walk of this hotel that will connect guests with route #236 headed to the mountain. Travel time is approximately 35 minutes.
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European-style B&B in North Vancouver a 6-min drive to downtown ferry with free breakfast
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking and free breakfast
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Book from ~$215 CAD
Highly praised & pet-friendly North Vancouver hotel with indoor pool and kitchenettes
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking, kids under 12 eat free
  • Most guests were pleased with the location of the hotel in relation to the highway and tourist attractions
  • Many reviewers complimented their rooms on their spaciousness, cleanliness, and amenities
  • Some praised the views from their rooms
  • Guests liked the hotel's proximity to walking trails and parks
  • The staff was praised by several lodgers for being well trained and friendly
  • Guests loved the beds at this hotel
  • Several guests enjoyed meals on site and liked the selection offered
Location
Situated west of the city of North Vancouver, this Holiday Inn is just off of the Trans-Canada Highway, Upper Levels Highway, and a 13-minute drive from the base of the mountain.
Getting Around: Public Transit
Transit from this hotel to Grouse Mountain is not the most convenient option, as it takes over 50 minutes, however, guests can catch #239 or #255 directly in front of the hotel and transfer to the #236 to get to the mountain.

Tips For Staying Near Grouse Mountain

Location
Grouse Mountain is just one of the North Shore Mountains located just north of West Vancouver, and is home to one of Vancouver's most well-known ski runs, The Cut.
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Getting Around
An interactive map of the mountain can be found on their website, as well as a PDF version that can be downloaded to print and take with you.

The Trans-Canada Highway is a 7-minute drive from the mountain, while Stanley Park is an approximate 15-minute drive away. Nearby to Grouse Mountain is the Capilano Suspension Bridge, just a 6-minute drive south of the mountain. Downtown Vancouver is a 24-minute drive from the mountain, while the Vancouver International Airport (YVR) is an approximate 40-minute drive away. 

Public transit is available, serviced by TransLink. However, guests coming from downtown Vancouver to the mountain will travel through two zones and will have to pay a two-zone fare. Single-ride, single-fare zone fares are $2.75 for adults, or $1.75 for children or students and seniors with ID, while two-zone fares are $4 for adults, or $2.75 for students or seniors with ID. More fare and route information is available on the TransLink website. Bus numbers #232 (Phibbs Exchange) and #236 (Lonsdale Quay) stop at the mountain.
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Parking
All paved lots at the bottom of the mountain are pay-parking lots. A 3-hour parking pass is $6, while a day pass is $8. Yearly passes can be purchased for $40, while two-year passes can be purchased for $69. Annual parking passes can be purchased online at their website.
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Entertainment
Aside from skiing and snowboarding down the mountain, there are a number of other activities for visitors to partake in, including the year-round Alpine experience, and green season (May to October) Peak Experience and Ultimate Experience. Each of these experiences includes a skyride to the top of the mountain. 

Guests can create or choose a package that includes a visit to the Eye of the Wind SkyPOD for an amazing 360-degree view of the mountains and surrounding area. Also available is ice skating at the top of the mountain, the theatre in the sky, mountain ziplining, snow shoeing, paragliding and numerous summer hiking and wildlife discovery sessions.

Information and pricing on experience packages mentioned above can be found on their website.

Guests can also register for classes or lessons on the ski hills. Prices and classes range from beginner to more advanced, and one-on-one sessions are also available. For more information on classes, visit their website.
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Dining
Most of the restaurants and dining in and around Grouse Mountain can be found at the Peak Chalet located just off of the Skyride lifts.

For dinner, The Observatory Restaurant is open from 5 pm to 10 pm, and admission to the park and area is complimentary with a reservation (which is recommended). Included is access to the skyride to get to the restaurant, as well as the Theatre in the Sky.

Altitudes Bistro is open from 11 am to 10 pm and offers a pub-like atmosphere where diners have plenty of shared plate options to keep them nourished while on the hills. Lupins Cafe is a self-serve atmosphere where guests can choose from a number of fast-food options between 11 am and 8 pm.

Also in the Peak Chalet is the Grouse Grind Coffee Bar, open from 8 am to 10 pm, serving up warm drinks and snacks.

Located near the Grizzly Bear Habitat and Lumberjack Show between the Peak and the Peak Chalet, the Grizzly Lookout CafĂ© (open from 10 am to 6 pm.) and Rusty Rail BBQ (open 12 pm to dusk) allow guests between mountain peaks a chance to watch grizzly bears and grab a snack. 
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Getting Around: Free Shuttle
A free shuttle is available throughout the summer months for anyone purchasing a Peak Experience pass. More information on the shuttle is provided upon purchase of the experience pass.
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Money-saving
Purchasing a Y2Play Pass allows skiiers and snowboarders access to the mountain and lifts throughout the winter months. The pass pays for itself after five visits, and also includes discounts on a number of other items throughout the shops and restaurants. Information on rates, as well as savings, can be found on their website.
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