Editor's Top 9 Picks

Editor's Picks
Book from ~$112 CAD
Popular downtown Vancouver all-suite hotel with kitchens and free: Wi-Fi, breakfast, parking
The Sunset Inn & Suites is a good first choice for those needing to be accessible to the UBC Hospital. It's about a 17-minute drive and only a 3-minute walk to the bus stop if you need to use the public transit system. Most people who stay at this hotel give it excellent ratings. You could say that it's cheap and cheerful. It's one of the best priced hotels on the list, plus it has an impressive list of freebies: breakfast, parking, Wi-Fi, local calls and DVD rentals. It's a modest "home away from home" for a lot of folks who visit Vancouver, and who appreciate its spacious and clean suites with comfortable beds, and friendly staff in an excellent downtown location, close to Davie Street. Some rooms have views of Sunset Beach which does, by the way, have beautiful sunsets!
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)
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$69 CAD
Good value downtown Vancouver hotel with air-conditioned, updated rooms & rooftop terrace
This hotel is another gem in the heart of the city with professional and accommodating staff, reasonable prices and clean, comfortable and quiet accommodation. It's currently $20 more for secure underground parking here, but they provide very good free Wi-Fi. The White Spot restaurant is on site and offers good food and service at affordable prices. The bus stops right at the hotel, and it should take about 30-35 minutes to get to the hospital from here. If you're driving, it should take about 15 minutes. This hotel came highly recommended by guest reviewers for its clean updated rooms, all with laminate/wood floors and flat screen TVs.
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 ~$89 CAD
Popular downtown Vancouver boutique hotel with modern amenities, café and free Wi-Fi
The fun and friendly Burrard offers good value for the price in an excellent downtown location close to all amenities (shops, food stores, restaurants, public transit). A bus stop is available right at the door of the hotel and the UBC Hospital is accessible in about 35 minutes by bus. It's about 16 minutes away if travelling by car. There's a garden courtyard and a cafe on site for guest enjoyment, and freebies include Wi-Fi, local calls and Electra Bicycles. Parking is currently an extra $20 per night. Guests seem to like this retro-styled hotel with modern amenities and want to return. Guest ratings are high with an equally high recommendation rate.
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 ~$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 ~$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 ~$98 CAD
Well-liked Vancouver-Fairview hotel with restaurant, balconies and spectacular views
This hotel is well liked by hospital patients for its kind and considerate staff members, its comfortable and clean rooms and its well priced restaurant. It's a 20-minute drive to the hospital or guests can reach it in 34 minutes by bus. Guests enjoyed the area surrounding this hotel for having good dining and shopping in walking distance.
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, local calls, newspapers
  • Rooms were clean and well appointed with comfy beds
  • Location handy to the hospital, shops, restaurants, Granville Island and public transit
  • Staff were considerate, helpful and kind
  • Restaurant had good food at a reasonable cost
  • Good value according to guests
  • Wi-Fi was rated very good by guests
Cons
  • Parking costs $15 per day
  • Some found rooms facing the street noisy
Editor's Picks
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
Editor's Picks
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
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$125 CAD
Highly praised downtown Vancouver hotel offering ocean views, indoor pool and free Wi-Fi

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi and free local calls
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean and well-appointed
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly and helpful service
  • Many reviewers thought that the location was convenient for accessing harbourfront destinations
  • A few guests described their rooms as quiet
  • A few reviewers described their beds as comfortable
  • Guests said they felt relaxed at the hotel
Cons
  • A few reviewers were disturbed in their rooms by noise from the air conditioners
  • Parking is $33.88 plus taxes per night

5 Other Hotels Close to UBC Hospital

Editor's Picks
Book from ~$84 CAD
Clean and spacious suites with kitchens, washers and dryers, and free breakfast
Location
Located on a residential, high-rise street near the shores of False Creek, this hotel is an approximate 17-minute drive from the hospital.
Getting Around: Public Transit
A 7-minute walk from the hotel, bus #44 will take guests to the UBC campus stop. Total trip time is approximately 40 minutes.
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
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$366 CAD
Waterfront location on famous Granville Island with clean (but small) rooms
Location
Aptly named for its location on Granville Island, this hotel is an approximate 16- to 20-minute drive from UBC Hospital.
Getting Around: Public Transit
Guests can catch bus #4, a 13-minute walk from the hotel on W 4th Ave, to reach the hospital. Total travel time is approximately 36 minutes.
Money-saving
Guests willing to produce a proof of appointment document can take advantage of a reduced medical rate.
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
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$92 CAD
Friendly, clean and centrally located, but complaints about parking fees
Location
Located just up the street from the Granville Bridge in downtown Vancouver, this Executive Hotel is an approximate 18-minute drive from the hospital.
Getting Around: Public Transit
Bus route #44 can be reached in a 3-minute walk to Burrard Street, going to the university campus. Total travel time is approximately 37 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
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$183 CAD
Popular downtown Vancouver hotel with indoor pool, free area shuttle & suites with kitchens
Location
In Vancouver's downtown core, the Landis Hotel is an approximate 16-minute drive from the hospital.
Getting Around: Public Transit
Bus #44 can be reached in a 4-minute walk to Burrard Street. Total travel time from the hotel to the hospital is approximately 36 minutes.
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, breakfast, downtown shuttle, local calls
  • Many guests described their rooms as spacious and well equipped
  • Guests loved the location near restaurants, beaches, Stanley Park and downtown shopping and attractions
  • Guests found the staff very helpful
  • Many guests said the hotel provided good value
Cons
  • Underground parking is $20 per night
  • Several guests found the rooms a little dated
  • Living rooms were not dark enough for a restful morning sleep said some guests
  • Some guests found the breakfast a little too basic
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$67 CAD
Good value downtown Vancouver-Yaletown hotel near nightclub with well-equipped rooms 
Location
Located on busy Granville Street in Vancouver's downtown core, this Ramada is an approximate 16-minute drive from the hospital.
Getting Around: Public Transit
At the hotel's doorstep, guests can take either route #4, #44 or #14 to the university campus. Total travel time is approximately 35 to 40 minutes.
Money-saving
Guests can take advantage of a medical rate offered to those visiting the hospital based on availability and by contacting the hotel directly.
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean and well-maintained
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly and helpful service
  • Many reviewers found the location convenient for accessing shopping and restaurants on foot
  • A few guests thought that their rooms were well-appointed
Cons
  • Parking is $22.87 per night extra (including taxes)
  • Several reviewers were disturbed in their rooms by loud music from a neighbouring nightclub
  • A few reviewers described their rooms as small
  • Some guests said the hotel was old

Tips For Staying Near UBC Hospital

Location
The University British Columbia Hospital (UBC) is located on the University of British Columbia campus, which is surrounded by parks and borders the Strait of Georgia.

The UBC Hospital is part of the Vancouver Coastal Health Network and has three different buildings offering a range of services. The Koerner Pavilion offers treatments for non-life-threatening emergencies, while the Purdy Pavilion offers extended and residential care, the Parkinson's Research Centre and a centre for sexual medicine. The Detweiller Pavilion offers a range of psychiatric services.
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Getting Around
None of the below-listed hotels are within walking distance, but all are within a 20-minute drive of the hospital, factoring in traffic. 

Public transit is available to each of the hotels listed below. Please note that the on-campus bus stop is about a 7-minute walk from the hospital itself.

A single ride fare during the day is zoned and starts at $1.75 for rides 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. All of the below-mentioned hotels and the hospital are located within Zone 1. More information on zones, trip planners and route schedules can be found on the TransLink website.

Highway 99 is an approximate 15-minute drive from the hospital, and the Vancouver International Airport (YVR) is just 20 minutes away by car.

The campus is currently under renovations. It offers a visitor map to help you navigate the hospital grounds.
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Parking
There are a number of lots on UBC's campus, but the Hospital Sciences Parkade is specifically for patients and employees of the hospital. A parking and walking map is provided for easy navigation.
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Dining
There are a number of cafes and restaurants located within a 5-minute walk of the hospital, and a food court is also available in the Koerner Pavilion.
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Money-saving
A few of the hotels featured below sometimes offer special medical rates for guests who have an appointment at the hospital, or who are visiting loved ones at the hospital. Proof may be required, and the rates may be subject to availability. Please contact these hotels directly to discuss these offers.
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