Downtown Vancouver has no shortage of great hotels to choose from. With the exception of a few, most hotels are very highly rated with excellent staff and amenities. I highlighted a few stars.

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Editor's Top 10 Picks

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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, a centrally-located boutique hotel in a historic building, is only a 6-minute walk from the QE Theatre with stunning rooms, comfortable beds and beautiful bathrooms in a stylish, modern decor. It has welcoming and helpful staff, good free breakfasts and other on-site food, all in one great location. Other freebies guests liked: free international calls, bottled water and Wi-Fi. Many guests thought it was worth the price and many greatly appreciated this hotel's location--close to many transit options and downtown attractions. 
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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
This is another well-liked hotel with many pleased guests commenting online, some in great detail. Guests say it includes free and fast Wi-Fi and free breakfast. It's only a 9-minute walk to the QE Theatre and very well located in downtown Vancouver, close to the Sky Train and Gastown for shopping and restaurants. All rooms are suites with a separate living area (some with views of the water), beds are comfy according to guests and the staff are friendly and accommodating. Many guests are returning customers and many others pledge to return. (Maybe it's because everyone is greeted with cookies at check-in!)
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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
Our 3rd Editor's Pick is the Hampton Inn & Suites Downtown Vancouver, with a stellar recommendation rate. Yes, guests were pleased here too with many returning or pledging to return. It seems that guests feel really looked after here by the staff who go out of their way to provide service that is above and beyond. Located only a 5-minute walk to the Vancouver QE Theatre, it's also close to Gastown and other downtown attractions. It has beautiful views from the rooftop hot tub, quiet and well-appointed rooms and on-site cafe and restaurant. Freebies include: breakfast, Wi-Fi, shuttle services and bicycles for touring.
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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 ~$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 ~$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 ~$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 ~$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)

5 Other Hotels Close to Queen Elizabeth Theatre

Editor's Picks
Book from ~$100 CAD
Good value downtown Vancouver hotel near Rogers Arena with indoor pool and restaurant
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Many guests found the location convenient for accessing Vancouver attractions on foot
  • Several reviewers described their rooms as clean
  • Several guests complimented the food quality at the on-site restaurant
  • A few reviewers thought that the hotel offered good value for the money they spent
Cons
  • Many guests found the front desk agents to be disinterested and unhelpful
  • Several guests described their rooms as small
  • A few reviewers complained about a lack of hot water in their bathrooms
  • A few reviewers thought that the decor needed updating
  • Parking is $22 per night (plus tax)
Location
Around the corner, at a 2-minute walk away, is the Sandman Hotel in downtown Vancouver.
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Book from ~$96 CAD
One block from BC Place Stadium, clean rooms with shared bathrooms and kitchens
Pros
  • Many guests thought that the room rates were reasonable
  • Many reviewers described their rooms as clean and comfortable
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly and helpful service
  • Many guests found the location convenient for accessing downtown attractions on foot
  • A few reviewers appreciated the common kitchen areas for preparing meals
Cons
  • A few guests found their rooms to be small
  • A few reviewers thought that the interior decor was somewhat dated
  • A few guests complained about paying additional fees for Wi-Fi ($6 per 24 hours)
Location
Located just behind the BC Place, this affordable option is only a 4-minute walk from the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.
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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)
Location
Also just behind the BC Place, and surrounded by hotels, is the Georgian Court. This hotel is a 4-minute walk from the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.
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Book from ~$197 CAD
Central location, friendly service, spacious rooms, but slow elevators
Pros
  • Many guests found the location convenient for accessing shopping destinations and sports venues on foot
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly and helpful service
  • Several reviewers described their rooms as clean and spacious
  • Several guests praised the food at the on-site restaurant
  • A few reviewers thought that this hotel offered good value for the money they spent
Cons
  • Many reviewers described the elevators as slow
  • A few guests had difficulty maintaining a comfortable in-room temperature
  • A few reviewers thought that the in-room furnishings were dated and in need of upgrades
Location
Located on trendy Robson Street, this Westin Grand is just a 7-minute walk from the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.
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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
Location
Visitors at this Ramada can choose to walk past either Victory Square or Cathedral Park on the pleasant 7-minute walk between the hotel and theatre.

Tips For Staying Near Queen Elizabeth Theatre

Location
Located in downtown Vancouver's Entertainment District, the Queen Elizabeth Theatre has been a staple in Vancouver's entertainment industry since 1959.

Shows at the QET vary from in-house companies such as Ballet British Columbia, Vancouver Opera, and Broadway across Canada, as well as touring musical acts and presentations.
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Getting Around
Highway 99 and W. Georgia Street is an approximate 4-minute drive away, while the Trans-Canada Highway 1 is approximately 15 minutes away by car. The Vancouver International Airport (YVR) is an approximate 25-minute drive away.

All of the below featured hotels are within a 10-minute walk of the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.
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Getting Around: Public Transit
Public transit is easily accessible with the Stadium-Chinatown SkyTrain Station just a 2-minute walk away.

A single ride fare during the day is zoned and starts at $1.75 for trips within Zone 1, and can go up to $3.75 for transport to Zone 3. The fare is valid for 90 minutes and allows for hop-on, hop-off service. 

Evenings after 6:30 pm, weekends and statutory holidays, the fare is $1.75 for travel within all zones. 

An unlimited-ride day pass can be purchased for $9.75 and includes the SeaBus ferry to Northern Vancouver. More information, trip planners and zones can be found on the TransLink website.
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Parking
Limited parking is available underneath the theatre. Rates vary from $4.25 per hour to $20 per hour. Daily and monthly passes are available. Visit the city of Vancouver website for more detailed parking information and rates. There are also a number of public lots near the theatre, but these rates also vary.

Visitors with vehicle access may want to note that because all of the hotels featured below are within a 10-minute walk of the venue, leaving your vehicle at the hotel may be more cost effective. 
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Dining
There is a full bar in the lobby, but drinks and snacks cannot be taken into the theatre. Nearby restaurants are within a 4-minute walking distance for before or after the show.
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Entertainment
Scheduled performances change throughout the year and can be found on their website. 

The Queen Elizabeth Art Gallery in the lobby has new exhibits bi-monthly and is curated by Emily Carr University.
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Other Tips
Any kind of photography or recording of the performances is strictly forbidden, unless otherwise mentioned, and staff may confiscate devices for the duration of the performance.

Those who arrive after the show has started may either not be seated until intermission, or will be temporarily placed in any available seats in the balcony.
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