Editor's Top 8 Picks

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Book from ~C$166 
Good value Vancouver airport hotel 4 min to YVR with 24-hr free shuttle and restaurant

Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, airport shuttle, local calls, newspapers
  • Many guests found their room to be clean and comfortable
  • Many guests thought location was convenient for travel to YVR
  • Many guests thought the staff was friendly and helpful
  • Guests enjoyed meals on site
Cons
  • Parking is $10 plus tax per night
  • Some guests found the hotel was in need of updating
  • Some guests found inconsistencies with soundproofing in their room
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Book from ~C$84 
Richmond airport hotel 8 minutes to YVR with free airport shuttle and nearby SkyTrain stop

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking, free continental breakfast, free airport shuttle
  • Most guests were pleased with the hotel's value, and appreciated the freebies included
  • The location was described as close to the airport and SkyTrain station
  • Several reviewers enjoyed their rooms, characterizing them as clean, spacious, and comfortable
  • SkyTrain station (Bridgeport) can be reached in 8 minutes on foot
Cons
  • Some guests found the parking lot too small and busy
  • A couple reviewers were disappointed the business centre does not include a printer
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Book from ~C$169 
Well-liked budget hotel in White Rock with kitchenette and jacuzzi suites and ocean views

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi and local calls
  • Many reviewers enjoyed the oceanfront location
  • Many guests enjoyed pleasant stays with clean & comfortable rooms
  • Guests found the staff to be warm and friendly
  • Guests found the rooms well equipped with good quality amenities
  • Some liked the secure underground parking
Cons
  • Noise an issue for some guests from nearby bar and trains
  • Some guests felt the rooms were overpriced
  • Underground parking costs $12 per night
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Book from ~C$245 
Highly-recommended new hotel with comfortable rooms near Hwy 99 in south Richmond

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking, free airport shuttle, free breakfast
  • Most guests complimented the staff for their efficient and helpful service
  • Several reviewers were pleased with the hotel's location
  • The hotel's clean and spacious rooms were a source of many compliments
  • Many guests found the hotel quiet
  • Many guests appreciated the hotel's breakfast with hot and cold selections
  • Hotel amenities include an indoor pool and hot tub
Cons
  • A couple of guests found the parking spots small and tight
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Book from ~C$234 
Vancouver airport hotel 4 min to YVR with free shuttle, restaurant and heated outdoor pool

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi and wired Internet, free airport shuttle
  • Most guests found the staff to be friendly and pleasant, with excellent customer service
  • Several reviewers enjoyed their rooms, describing them as clean and comfortable
  • The 24-hour shuttle service was a source of many compliments
Cons
  • Some guests were disappointed with the added cost of parking, and the price of the food at the on-site restaurants
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Book from ~C$245 
Vancouver hotel near SkyTrain and airport (7 min) with free shuttle and free parking

Pros
  • Free amenities: airport shuttle, Wi-Fi, breakfast, parking
  • The rooms were enjoyed by several lodgers, and described as clean and quiet, with comfortable beds
  • Many guests enjoyed the friendly, helpful and courteous staff at the hotel
  • Many guests were pleased with the hotel's proximity to the SkyTrain, a 5-minute walk and the airport, a 7-minute drive
  • Many guests liked the hotel's free breakfast
  • Several reviewers said the free airport shuttle service was prompt and added value to their stay
Cons
  • A couple of guests said the hotel is ready for some updates
  • Although there are restaurants in the vicinity, a couple of guests complained that there were not many restaurants in the area near the hotel
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Book from ~C$731 
Popular Vancouver airport hotel 6 min to YVR with free shuttle, indoor pool and comfy rooms

Pros
  • Wi-Fi is free to SPG guests (guests can sign up for free at check-in)
  • Free airport shuttle and dogs stay free
  • Most guests praised their rooms, describing them as clean, quiet and beautiful
  • Many reviewers found the staff welcoming and efficient
  • The hotel's gym, shuttle service and pool were complimented by several lodgers
Cons
  • Self-parking is $19 and valet parking is $27 per night
  • Wi-Fi is $12.95 per day for non members
  • Some guests felt the hotel was too far away from the SkyTrain
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Book from ~C$315 
Vancouver airport hotel on site at YVR with a mechanized lap pool, restaurant and lounge 

Pros
  • Rooms were clean, quiet and comfortable
  • Location was ideal for accessing flights
  • Staff were friendly and accommodating
  • Many thought the meals on site were very good and reasonably priced
Cons
  • Wi-Fi is $14.95 including tax per 24 hours (for non-members)
  • Self-parking is $25 and valet parking is $38.50 per night
  • Many were disappointed in extra Wi-Fi charges
  • Many felt the hotel was overpriced
  • Lack of bathroom privacy a complaint of some guests
  • Rooms in need of a refresh according to some

6 Other Hotels Close to Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal

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Book from ~C$196 
Clean but dated Delta all-suite hotel near ferry terminal with free breakfast & free shuttle
Location
This hotel is in a residential neighbourhood, within a 5-minute walk of both beach and golf access and just a 9-minute drive from the ferry docks.
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, breakfast, parking, shuttle to ferry, local calls
  • Many guests felt the rooms were clean and spacious
  • Some guests appreciated that the hotel was close to BC Ferries
  • The staff were complimented by many guests for being helpful
  • Guests typically liked the free breakfast
  • Several guests were pleased with the secure and free underground parking
  • Some guests used and appreciated the pool
  • Some guests enjoyed meals on site
  • Some guests enjoyed meals at the restaurant
Cons
  • Some guests felt the hotel's decor was worn and dated
  • Noise disturbance an issue for a few guests
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Book from ~C$104 
Clean but dated Delta hotel near highway with outdoor pool, comfy rooms and restaurant
Location
Situated at the off-ramp for the Vancouver-Blaine Highway, this sprawling Delta Inn is a 13-minute drive from the ferry docks.
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, parking, local calls
  • Many guests felt the rooms were clean and comfortable
  • Many guests enjoyed the outdoor pool
  • Staff were pleasant and accommodating said guests
  • Location was handy to highways, ferry terminal and airport
Cons
  • No elevator
  • Several guests described the hotel as dated
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Book from ~C$160 
Vancouver airport hotel 5 min to YVR with free breakfast, free parking and free shuttle
Location
Situated in Richmond on the Westminster Highway, this Ramada is across from the Richmond Hospital, an approximate 25-minute drive from the ferry terminal. 
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, breakfast, airport shuttle, parking
  • Several reviewers enjoyed their clean and comfortable rooms
  • Many guests liked the personable and accommodating staff of this hotel
  • Many guests were pleased with hotel's proximity to the airport (10 minute drive), public transit, good restaurants & shopping
  • Some guests enjoyed the setting of the hotel on Minoru Park with pond which allowed for walks and runs
  • Some guests enjoyed balconies overlooking the park
  • Many guests were appreciative of this hotel's lower price point
Cons
  • Some guests complained of dated rooms, but some also ackknowledged that the hotel was being updated
  • There were mixed opinions about the free continental breakfast, some saying it lacked selection and others saying it was good
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Book from ~C$228 
Comfortable rooms and great staff, but concerns over parking and Wi-Fi fees
Location
In a commercial neighbourhood around the corner from the Richmond Centre shopping plaza, this Sheraton is an approximate 25-minute drive from the ferry terminal.
Pros
  • Free airport shuttle
  • Most guests felt the rooms were spacious and the beds were comfortable
  • Several reviewers were satisfied with the hotel's fitness centre and pool area
  • The hotel staff was a source of many compliments by patrons
Cons
  • Some guests were disappointed about the extras fees charged for Wi-Fi and parking
  • A couple reviewers complained that the business centre had no printer
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Book from ~C$165 
Older Richmond airport hotel 7 min to YVR with free shuttle, free parking and cheap rates
Location
Located on a busy downtown corner flush with hotels, the Executive Plaza is an approximate 30-minute drive from the ferry docks.
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking, free airport shuttle
  • Most guests were pleased with the customer service at the hotel
  • Several reviewers were pleased with the conference facilities and staff
  • The hotel's location was praised as close to the airport and SkyTrain station by many
  • Guests enjoyed meals at the on-site restaurant
Cons
  • Some guests found their rooms small and in need of upgrades
  • Some reviewers had complaints about noise transfer within the hotel
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Book from ~C$192 
Good value airport hotel in Richmond 10 min to YVR with free: shuttle, parking & breakfast
Location
Situated in downtown Richmond, in a commercial and business neighbourhood, this Quality hotel is an approximate 30-minute drive from the docks.
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, hot breakfast, underground parking, 24-hour airport shuttle, local calls
  • Many guests were pleased with the hotel's affordable rates and good value
  • The location was well liked, near to the airport, train, public transit, mall shopping, park and restaurants
  • The free breakfast was appreciated for being satisfying and good quality
  • Many found the airport shuttle service efficient
  • The hotel's staff were pleasing for their friendly and knowledgeable service
Cons
  • A few guests missed having electrical plugs near to the desk

Tips For Staying Near Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal

Location
Named for its location just offshore from the Tsawwassen First Nation Reserve, the ferry terminal is itself a man-made island with five ferry bays connecting to Victoria Island (arrives in Swartz-Bay in 1 hour, 30 minutes), as well as the Southern Gulf Islands and Nanaimo. 

The terminal is owned and operated by BC Ferries. The causeway connecting the docks to the mainland takes an approximate 2 minutes to drive across.

Fares between Vancouver's mainland and the island are $17.20 per adult, and vehicles are $56.45. More fare information or to make advanced reservations (which is recommended to guarantee space) can be found online.
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Getting Around
The Vancouver Blaine Highway, and the town of Delta, is an approximate 12-minute drive from the ferry docks while Surrey is a 34-minute drive, Richmond is a 24-minute drive and the Trans-Canada Highway is a 30-minute drive away. Downtown Vancouver is an approximate 40-minute drive from the ferry docks.

The Vancouver International Airport (YVR) is a 28-minute drive away.

Ferries between the mainland and Vancouver Island operate daily and schedules and maps can be found on their website.

TransLink bus route #620 serves the ferry docks, coming from Bridgeport Station, just north of Richmond, on a daily schedule from approximately 6 am to 11 pm. Guests riding the #620 from its origin at Bridgeport Station to the ferry docks will cross a zone boundary (from Zone 2 to Zone 3) and are expected to pay a two-zone fare, which is $4 per single adult. Single-ride fares in one zone are $2.75. More information on the route and schedules can be found on the TransLink website.

Guests may want to note that public transit between the ferry terminal and the hotels featured here, which are among the closest to the terminal, is generally available but not ideal, often featuring long walk times, transfers and long total trip times. Driving or taking a taxi may be more desirable. 
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Dining
Guests travelling on the ferry from Tsawwassen can find plenty of options to suit their tastes, from the self-serve restaurant, Coastal Cafe, and the all-inclusive Pacific Buffet, to coffee and snacks at the Sitka Coffee Place and lounge.
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Shopping
There is an on-board shop, the Passages Gift Shop, for magazines, snacks and toys, as well as clothing, bath and body items and a number of other accessories.
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Parking
Parking is available at the terminal for a fee of $1 per 20 minutes (maximum 2 hours) or $19 per day in the short-term lot. The long-term lot's prices range from $11 for 6 hours to $16 for every 24 hours. Parking can be extended via telephone when you quote your stall number.
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Money-saving
BC Ferries operates a vacation travel package service, offering round-trip ferry fare and accommodations in one price. The prices listed on the site are per person, but include popular travel destinations and resorts. Always compare prices to other available deals, such as online rates, to ensure you get the best deal for your needs.
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