Editor's Top 10 Picks

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Book from ~$358 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 ~$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 ~$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)

8 Other Hotels Close to Vancouver Art Gallery

Editor's Picks
Book from ~$199 CAD
Highly praised downtown Vancouver luxury hotel with views, indoor-outdoor pool & fine dining
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, morning coffee and pastries in lobby, shoe shine, pet stays
  • Guests enjoyed very clean rooms with very comfortable beds
  • Wi-Fi was rated as excellent overall by reviewers
  • Guests loved the location, attached to the mall and in walking distance to attractions
  • Many guests enjoyed dining on site
  • The staff provided first class service said many guests
Cons
  • Valet parking is $45 per night
  • Free Wi-Fi only covers 2 devices, a disappointment to some
  • Some felt the decor was dated and the bathrooms were small
  • No coffee and tea making facilities in the room an inconvenience for some guests
Location
Situated in the arts and entertainment district, this five-star hotel is across the street and just a 2-minute walk from the art gallery.
Money-saving
The Four Seasons offers guests booking directly through them a package including express entry (skip the line) and a 15% discount in the Gallery Store.
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Book from ~$234 CAD
Highly praised luxury downtown Vancouver hotel with indoor pool, day spa & free area shuttle
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free Bentley service to downtown destinations (within 5 km of the hotel)
  • Many guests praised the luxurious decor and furnishings in their rooms
  • Many reviewers found the location ideal for exploring the downtown area on foot
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their attentive and professional service
  • Several guests enjoyed the indoor pool
  • Many guests were impressed with meals at the hotel
Location
Across the street from the art gallery, the Rosewood Hotel is an approximate 2-minute walk away.
Money-saving
Packages at the Rosewood include entry for two to the museum, as well as 15% off in the gallery shop. Guests looking to book the package must contact the hotel directly.
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Book from ~$263 CAD
Free Wi-Fi, superior customer service, on-site spa, clean and spacious rooms
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Many guests found the location convenient for accessing shopping venues and attractions on foot
  • The staff were frequently described as attentive and knowledeable
  • Many reviewers described their rooms as clean, spacious, and well-appointed
  • Many guests praised the food and entertainment at the on-site restaurant and lounge
Cons
  • A few guests found the Wi-Fi slow and unreliable
Location
Situated across the street from the Vancouver Court House, among office buildings, shops and restaurants in downtown Vancouver, the Wedgewood Hotel and Spa is under a 2-minute walk from the art gallery.
Money-saving
Packages at the Wedgewood include two express admissions into the gallery, as well as a 15% discount in the gallery store.
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Book from ~$179 CAD
Highly praised downtown Vancouver luxury hotel with indoor pool, restaurant & great staff
Pros
  • Many loved the prime downtown location, in walking distance to restaurants, shops, the harbour, and much of Vancouver's attractions
  • The staff's exceptional service was an important highlight of the hotel
  • Although dated, the rooms were typically clean and comfortable
  • Guests often enjoyed dining on site
  • Hotel was kid friendly and delivered cookies and milk to them in the evenings
  • The staff made guests with birthdays and anniversaries feel special
Cons
  • Wi-Fi is $13.95+ tax or $15.62 per 24 hours
  • Self or valet parking is $55 per night
  • Paid Wi-Fi was rated poorly in online surveys
  • Guests complained of extra charges and high room rates
  • Occasionally guests were disturbed by loud music and loud partiers in nearby rooms
  • Many complained of dated rooms, but the hotel is currently renovating rooms
Location
This Fairmont Hotel on West Georgia is surrounded by business and tourist attractions and is just a 2-minute walk from the gallery.
Money-saving
Art Gallery packages at the Fairmont include room upgrades to look out over the gallery, as well as express admission and a 15% store discount. Guests must contact Fairmont Hotel directly to book this package.
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$154 CAD
Centrally located with well-appointed rooms, free Wi-Fi, and professional service
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Many guests found the location convenient for exploring the downtown area on foot
  • The staff was frequently complimented for their accommodating and professional service
  • Many reviewers described their rooms as clean and well-appointed
  • A few guests described their beds as comfortable
  • A few reviewers thought that the room rates were reasonable
Cons
  • A few guests thought that the on-site restaurant was expensive
Location
Just a two-minute walk from the art gallery, this luxury hotel is surrounded by high-rise office buildings in downtown Vancouver.
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Book from ~$100 CAD
Downtown Vancouver hotel with free basic breakfast, good rates, clean rooms
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free breakfast
  • Many guests praised the hotel's downtown locale and proximity to restaurants and public transit
  • The hotel's rooms were found to be clean and comfortable by numerous reviewers
  • Several lodgers were pleased with the hotel's reasonable rates
Cons
  • No on-site parking
  • A few lodgers reported the free breakfast was too simple and lacked variety
  • Noise transfer and small rooms/beds were reported by a few guests
Location
This bed and breakfast is a good budget option, centrally located in downtown just off of West Georgia Street, but on a quiet side street just a 6-minute walk from the art gallery.
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Book from ~$176 CAD
5-minute drive from downtown, condo-style units with kitchens, parking extra
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi for one device
  • Numerous reviewers praised the hotel's central locale and proximity to BC Place
  • The hotel's staff were praised for their helpful and knowledgeable service
  • Several guests enjoyed their clean and well-equipped rooms
Cons
  • A few guests complained of dated decor and noise transfer
Location
Just off of trendy Robson Street in downtown Vancouver, the Rosedale on Robson is an all-suite hotel just an 8-minute walk from the art gallery.
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Book from ~$168 CAD
Highly praised downtown Vancouver luxury boutique hotel with elegant decor & free Wi-Fi
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean, quiet and well-appointed and beds as comfortable
  • Many guests found the location convenient for accessing downtown attractions and public transit on foot
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly and accommodating service
  • Some guests enjoyed meals on site
  • Many guests enjoyed pleasant stays and planned to return to this hotel
Cons
  • A few reviewers complained about the views of buildings and alleys from their rooms
  • A couple of guests described their bedrooms as small
  • A couple of reviewers found the Wi-Fi slow and unreliable
  • Valet parking is available for $29 plus tax
Location
This boutique hotel is among high-rise office buildings, shops and restaurants in downtown Vancouver and is just a 5-minute walk from the gallery.

Tips For Staying Near Vancouver Art Gallery

Location
In the old provincial courthouse, the Vancouver Art Gallery is a National Historic Site showcasing a permanent collection of over 10,000 pieces of art, making it the largest gallery in Western Canada and the fourth largest in Canada. 

The gallery occupies an entire city block in downtown Vancouver, bound by Howe Street, Georgia Street, Hornby Street (main entrance) and connects to Robson Street via an underground passage.
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Getting Around
The gallery is within a 10-minute walk of all of the below-mentioned hotels, however, it is also easily accessible by public transit. Any of the TransLink downtown bus routes will take guests within a 5-minute walk of the gallery, and the Granville SkyTrain Station is a 5-minute walk from the gallery, while the Burrard SkyTrain Station is just a 6-minute walk away.

Single-ride adult fares on TransLink are $2.75 and a day pass can be purchased for $9.75, allowing for unlimited travel through all three zones on buses, SkyTrain and Seabus. More information on fares, zones and routes can be found on the TransLink website. 

For those travelling by car, the Trans-Canada Highway is an approximate 15-minute drive away, while the Vancouver-Blaine Highway is also an approximate 15-minute drive. The Vancouver International Airport (YVR) is an approximate 20-minute drive from the gallery.
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Other Tips
The gallery is open daily from 10 am to 5 pm. Adult admission is $20, while students and seniors with valid ID pay $15. Admission for children over five years old is $6 and younger children are admitted free of charge. 

A family pass can be purchased (two adults and up to four children) for $50.
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Money-saving
If you're on a tight budget, but still wish to visit the gallery, Tuesday nights are late nights (open until 9 pm) and admission is by donation.
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Parking
The gallery itself has no designated parking, however, a number of paid parking lots are available nearby ranging in price from $2 to $3.75 per half hour. For more details on parking lots nearby, visit the handy Parkopedia site and search for the gallery.
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Entertainment
A number of guided tours are available, on Thursdays and Saturdays, and are included in your admission fees. Hour-long tours provide a general overview of the gallery, while 30-minute Hot Spot tours provide in-depth discovery of certain pieces. 

The Hour-long tours start at 11 am and 2 pm, while Hot-Spot tours start at 12 pm, 1 pm, 2:30 pm and 3 pm. More tour information and schedules can be found on their website.
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Shopping
For those looking to take home a piece of the gallery, limited edition artworks are available at the gallery store. Also available at the store are a wide range of books, catalogues, jewellery and gifts.

As well, the gallery offers art rentals for members of the gallery unsure what to purchase. These rentals range in price from $10 to $250 per month and are offered on consignment from emerging and mid-level artists. A number of artworks are also available for immediate purchase.
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Dining
The Gallery Cafe serves up elegantly designed sandwiches and salads meant to be enjoyed on their garden patio, as well as cocktails and wine. The Cafe is available for catering, as well as for reserved parties.
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Money-saving
A number of area hotels offer accommodation and admission packages to the gallery, some offering discounts at the gallery shop. Detailed information on their packages can be found on the website, but offers are limited to those booking directly with the hotel and are based on availability.

It is advisable to always compare discounts, even ones received as packages, to other available rates and promotions.
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