Editor's Top 8 Picks

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Book from ~$129 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 ~$69 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 ~$136 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 ~$194 CAD
Highly praised downtown Vancouver hotel with indoor pool, kitchenettes & free hot breakfast
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 ~$89 CAD
Popular downtown Vancouver boutique hotel with modern amenities, café and free Wi-Fi
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 ~$112 CAD
Popular downtown Vancouver all-suite hotel with kitchens and free: Wi-Fi, breakfast, parking
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)
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Book from ~$72 CAD
Well-liked downtown Vancouver hotel in a prime location offers good views and good value 
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Many guests found the location convenient for accessing the beach, Stanley Park, and English Bay attractions
  • The staff was frequently described as helpful, friendly, and accommodating
  • Many reviewers described their rooms as clean
  • Several guests found their beds to be comfortable
  • Several reviewers thought that the room rates were reasonable
  • Some guests enjoyed meals on site
Cons
  • Several guests complained that the in-room air conditioners were ineffective
  • Parking is $14 per night
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Book from ~$105 CAD
Highly praised downtown Vancouver hotel offers suites with full kitchens and free parking
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking, free area shuttle
  • Numerous guests praised the hotel's central locale and proximity to public transit
  • The hotel's rooms were found to be clean and well equipped
  • Several lodgers were pleased with the level of customer service they received
Cons
  • Noise transfer was reported by a few lodgers
  • Small-sized rooms and inefficient air conditioning were reported by a few guests

7 Other Hotels Close to Kitsilano Beach

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Book from ~$84 CAD
Clean and spacious suites with kitchens, washers and dryers, and free breakfast
Location
These fully furnished apartments are situated in a high-rise residential neighbourhood, just a 3-minute drive across the Burrard Bridge from Kitsilano Beach Park.
Getting Around: Public Transit
The bus stop for a number of routes at Burrard Street is a 7-minute walk from this hotel, taking guests an approximate 13 minutes to reach the beach.
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 ~$108 CAD
Downtown Vancouver hotel with outdoor pool, restaurant and suites with full kitchen
Location
Surrounded by shops and restaurants in downtown Vancouver's Davie Village, the Sandman Suites are a 4-minute drive from Kits Beach.
Getting Around: Public Transit
Guests can expect a 10-minute travel time from this hotel to Kits beach, including a 4-minute walk to the bus stop at Burrard Street.
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi and free in-room coffee
  • Several reviewers described the staff as friendly and helpful
  • Several guests described pleasant views from their guest rooms
  • Several reviewers found the in-suite kitchens well-equipped
  • Great location close to Davie St restaurants, shopping, seawall and other attractions
Cons
  • Many guests were disturbed by poorly functioning elevators
  • Many complained about poor housekeeping
  • A few reported noise disturbances from guests and the bar downstairs
  • Parking is $18.75 plus tax
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Across the street from beach, good rates, free parking, full kitchens, dated decor
Location
Situated in a residential neighbourhood in downtown Vancouver's West End, the Oceanside Hotel is near English Bay Beach and Stanley Park and is a 6-minute drive from Kits Beach.
Getting Around: Public Transit
Guests taking public transit would have to take a bus along Davie and transfer to another bus at Burrard Street for a travel time of approximately 25 minutes.
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking
  • Numerous guests praised the hotel's proximity to the beach and restaurants
  • The hotel was complimented on its reasonable rates and good value
  • Several lodgers were pleased with their clean and well-equipped rooms
Cons
  • A few lodgers complained of worn rooms and no air conditioning
  • The hotel's parking spots were described as very narrow by a few reviewers
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Book from ~$100 CAD
Popular downtown Vancouver hotel on English Bay with restaurant, lounge and kitchen suites
Location
Overlooking English Bay, this ivy-covered hotel is a 6-minute drive from Kits Beach.
Getting Around: Public Transit
A bus travelling along Davie Street is a 2-minute walk from this hotel, and guests can transfer to a bus heading south to Kits Beach at Burrard Street. Total travel time is approximately 25 minutes.
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, pet stays (no size restriction)
  • Many guests described their rooms as well-appointed
  • Many reviewers found the location convenient for exploring English Bay and Stanley Park on foot
  • The staff were frequently described as friendly and helpful
  • Many guests praised the views of English Bay from their rooms
  • Many reviewers praised the food at the on-site restaurant
Cons
  • Many guests complained that this property did not have air conditioning
  • Several reviewers were disturbed in their rooms by street noise
  • Parking is $18 plus tax per night
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Book from ~$366 CAD
Waterfront location on famous Granville Island with clean (but small) rooms
Location
The only hotel located on Granville Island, overlooking the waterfront and the Vancouver harbour, this hotel is a 6-minute drive from Kits Beach.
Getting Around: Public Transit
Public transit is not easily accessible from this hotel, as the nearest bus stop is over a 10-minute walk away, and guests are required to walk another 10 minutes to get to the beach, for a total travel time of approximately 25 minutes.
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 ~$107 CAD
Comfortable downtown Vancouver hotel with ocean views, indoor pool and free Wi-Fi
Location
Situated in Vancouver's residential West End, this Coast hotel is a 7-minute drive from Kits Beach.
Getting Around: Public Transit
There are a few public transit options available, all with travel times around 25 to 30 minutes long. However, they vary in their walking times and number of transfers, and certain routes may be more desirable depending on the traveller and situation, such as weather.
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi and free local calls
  • Many guests found the location convenient for accessing English Bay attractions on foot
  • Several reviewers complimented the staff for their friendly and helpful service
  • Several guests described their rooms as clean and spacious
Cons
  • Self-parking is $25 and valet is $35 per night including tax
  • Some guests described the hotel as older or dated
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Book from ~$92 CAD
Friendly, clean and centrally located, but complaints about parking fees
Location
At the on-ramp to the Granville Bridge on the north side of downtown Vancouver, the Executive Hotel is a 4-minute drive from Kits Beach.
Getting Around: Public Transit
The bus stop on Burrard Street is an approximate 3-minute walk from this hotel and guests can expect a travel time of around 10 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 Kitsilano Beach

Location
Situated on the shores of the Burrard Inlet and north of the Kitsilano neighbourhood in downtown Vancouver along the seawall walking system, Kitsilano Beach, known also as Kits Beach, is a popular destination for swimmers and sunbathers in the summer months.
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Entertainment
Aside from lounging on the beach, there are a number of activities available to beach-goers, from the 137-metre Kitsilano saltwater pool, to basketball, tennis, hockey and beach volleyball courts. Lessons and rentals for wind surfing, skim boarding and stand-up paddling are also available. More information is available on their website.

Also at Kits Beach are children's playgrounds and an off-leash dog park.
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View
The panoramic view of the beach spans from the North Shore Mountains, the open water of English Bay to Stanley Park, to downtown Vancouver behind you.
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Getting Around
Walking from the east to the west side of the beach takes an approximate 7 minutes. The entire park itself is approximately 1.5 km from side to side and trails are available to walk to the nearby Vancouver Maritime Museum as well as the Museum of Vancouver (a 20-minute walk from Kitsilano Pool at the east end of the park).

Central Vancouver is a 10-minute drive, while the Vancouver International Airport (YVR) is an approximate 25-minute drive away.

The park is serviced by TransLink buses, operating from both Central Vancouver and West End Vancouver. A single-ride fare is $2.75 for adults, or $1.75 for children or students and seniors with ID. For more route and fare information, visit the TransLink website.
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Parking
Summertime parking fees (from May 1 to September 29) are $2.50 per hour and $10 per day. Throughout the winter months, parking is $2 per hour and $4 per day.
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Dining
With a view of the beach from the dining room and a year-round, heated deck, The BoatHouse Restaurant serves up seafood and steaks as well as traditional pub fare. 

A seasonal concession stand is also open at the pool.
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