As would be expected, downtown Vancouver has no shortage of great hotels to choose from that are within walking distance to the Rogers Arena (formerly General Motors Place). I have highlighted the hotels that I think offer the best in amenities, style and service.

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Editor's Top 10 Picks

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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
Along with many former guests,L'Hermitage is my top pick for Vancouver hotels. It's about a 10-minute walk from Rogers Arena, so if it's busy by the arena, you're far enough away to not hear the crowds, but close enough to walk to your event. This is a luxury boutique hotel located in the entertainment district of Vancouver that offers everything you would expect from a great hotel. It's won awards and has perfect scores from online guest reviews. What creates all the raving fans? I think it's the first-class service the staff provide. It has two dining choices on site as well as an outdoor salt-water pool and hot tub. Free amenities include Wi-Fi and bicycles for guests of the hotel.
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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 Hotel is an elegant boutique hotel a short walk to the Rogers Arena as well as to Robson Street, Gastown, Yaletown and the SkyTrain. If you feel like riding, the hotel offers a free shuttle to downtown destinations, as well as free bicycle rentals. Downtown Vancouver has dedicated bike lanes as well as bike paths that provide another option to see the city and its beauty close up. The hotel supplies free Wi-Fi, has an on-site restaurant and lounge, as well as in-room spa services, steam room and hot tub. The Orchid Floor offers extra amenities to the female guests of this hotel. The rooms at the Georgian Court are modern, roomy and well-furnished with an "appealing ambiance" according to one former guest.
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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 ~$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 ~$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 ~$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 Rogers Arena

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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 in central Vancouver, this affordable hotel is just an 8-minute walk or 3-minute drive from the Rogers Arena.
Parking
Underground parking is available for guests at a fee of $13 per night.
Getting Around
The Stadium-Chinatown SkyTrain Station is a 4-minute walk from this hotel and Highway 99 via W. Georgia St. is a 3-minute drive away.

Nearby popular shopping district, Robson Street, is just a 1-minute walk away and Chinatown can be reached in under an 8-minute walk. Gastown and Yaletown can both be reached in under a 10-minute walk in either direction.
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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 ~$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
In central downtown Vancouver, this hotel is just an 8-minute walk from the Rogers Arena.
Parking
Parking is available on site for a fee of $20.33 per night.
Getting Around
Nearby shopping district, Robson Street, can be reached in a 1-minute walk, while historic Gastown or modern Yaletown and Chinatown can all be reached in a 10-minute walk in either direction.

Highway 99 can be reached in under a 3-minute drive.
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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, a shopping area, the Westin Grand is a 12-minute walk from the Rogers Arena.
Parking
Valet parking is available for $35 per 24-hour period, while self-parking during a 24-hour period costs $30.
Getting Around
The closest SkyTrain Station is the Vancouver City Centre Station at a 6-minute walk away. Highway 99 can be reached in under a 4-minute drive.

Gastown and Chinatown can be reached in a 13-minute walk, while Yaletown is just a 6-minute walk away.
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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
Located just outside of Gastown and the Waterfront districts, this hotel is a 10-minute walk from the Rogers Arena.
Parking
Valet parking service is available for $29.50 plus tax per night.
Getting Around
The heritage Gastown district is a 5-minute walk from the hotel, while Chinatown is a 9-minute walk and Yaletown is 14 minutes away on foot.

The nearest SkyTrain station is Waterfront Station, at a 3-minute walk, and Highway 99 is a 3-minute drive.

Tips For Staying Near Rogers Arena

Location
The Rogers Arena, known as the General Motors Arena (GM Place) until 2010, is located in Vancouver's downtown core on the shores of False Creek. It is about a 5-minute walk southwest of Andy Livingstone Park and Vancouver's Chinatown.

Home to the Vancouver Canucks (NHL), where Canadian Men's and Women's hockey teams made history in the 2010 Winter Olympics, and previous home to the Vancouver Grizzlies (NBA), Vancouver Ravens (NLL) and the Vancouver Voodoos (RHI), the Rogers Arena is Vancouver's go-to for sporting events.
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Parking
Parking is available both on site and in the surrounding neighbourhood. Most lots are pay-by-machine, but during event days, the rates fluctuate.

Disabled parking can be reserved on site by calling (604) 899-7445.
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Getting Around
Public transit is easily accessible. There is a bus stop across the street and the Stadium-Chinatown SkyTrain Station is an 8-minute walk away. 

A single ride fare during the day is zoned and starts at $1.75 for 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.

Visitors may also want to note that all of the hotels featured below are within a 15-minute walk of Rogers Arena.

Highway 99, connecting to the Trans-Canada Highway (about a 16-minute drive away) runs through the city right past the arena and can be reached in under a 5-minute drive.
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Dining
There are many options for dining throughout the Rogers Arena, ranging from your typical game-time fare such as Grimm's Classic Dogs, Southside Grill, Sterling's, Triple-O's White Spot and West Coast Fresh Fries. Also available are Amigos and Chili Peppers for Mexican fare, or Chop Sticks for Asian-inspired meals. 

Of course, there are multiple beer stands, a wine stand, snack and popcorn stands, as well as a coffee shop. 

For more premium dining options, guests can choose from the Avaya Champions Club with vantage-point premium seats and dining area, the Best Buy Club, the River Rock Club or the reservations-only Captains Room. The Center Ice Grill is open to all ticket holders.

Rogers Arena supports designated drivers with their Bud Good Sport program, which enables those who aren't drinking for the sake of their friends a contest entry and free soft drinks.
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Entertainment
Home to the Vancouver Canucks, the Rogers Arena hosts many NHL games a year and was home to the 2010 Winter Olympics. Throughout the year the arena is also host to many international music artists.

Tours can be arranged for those wanting an up-close-and-personal look at the event space. They take place on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays and cost $12 for adults.
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