These hotels were picked for excellence and the facility they provide in connecting to your cruise.

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Editor's Top 10 Picks

Editor's Picks
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
The Fairmont Pacific Rim has almost perfect guest review scores online with a whopping 9.9/10 average. It's also a Traveller's Choice Winner for 2013 in the three categories of Luxury, Top Hotels and Best Service. Guests online have provided lots of positive feedback regarding the hotel and seemed to excitedly share about those things that impressed them most. Its location is the very best, right on the water and centrally located in downtown Vancouver close to all types of attractions, activities and places of interest. The staff are attentive to the guests and provide a sense of true hospitality, while putting forward their best effort to create a perfect experience for the guests. The setting of the hotel, with views of Coal Harbour and the northshore mountains, plus the elegant, understated decor also provide guests with a sense of being somewhere special. In reading the reviews one is left with the impression that the hotel succeeds in surrounding the guest with the sense of excellence in all respects. Some of the highlights from the guest reviews are: great baked goods and menu at Giovane Cafe, the high-tech amenities in the guest rooms (iPad2 & TV in bathroom mirror), the high-quality linens for bed and bathroom, the BMW complimentary bikes for riding along the sea wall, large marble bathrooms, the elegant and contemporary furnishings and decor, the central location with beautiful views of Coal Harbour, the northshore mountains and Stanley Park, the high-quality complimentary chocolates, sushi and sashimi done right at the RawBar, free rides in the hotel's 7Series BMW's to downtown destinations, talented live entertainment at the Lobby Lounge and, last but not least, the top notch staff who anticipated the needs of the guests and provided service above and beyond expectations. The Fairmont Pacific Rim is located about a 3-minute walk to the Cruise Ship Terminal.
Editor's Picks
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
This highly-rated hotel is located above the cruise terminal and offers a cruise package that can be booked directly with the hotel which includes free luggage transfer to your room on the ship, late check-out, breakfast for two in Cafe Pacifica, on-site cruise ship parking and direct elevator access from the hotel to the ship terminal. A Traveller's Choice Winner in the Luxury Hotel category, guests liked the food in their restaurants, relaxing in the piano bar, the spacious, well-appointed and spotlessly clean rooms, and the beautiful views of the harbour, Stanley Park and the Lion's Gate bridge. There' s a promenade that encircles the hotel for walking, running or biking and guests can view the ships coming into, or leaving the terminal from their hotel room. There's a saltwater rooftop pool, hot tub, fitness centre, salon and spa for guest enjoyment at this hotel.
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$284 CAD
Highly praised luxury hotel on downtown Vancouver harbour with ocean views & outdoor pool
Pros
  • Many guests found the location of this hotel convenient for exploring the downtown area on foot
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their caring and professional service
  • Many reviewers described pleasant views of the harbour and mountains from their guest rooms
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean and spacious
  • Several reviewers praised the food at the on-site restaurant
  • A few guests found the on-site pool and fitness centre to be value-added features
Cons
  • A few reviewers thought that the on-site restaurant was expensive
  • A few guests complained about the additional fees for Wi-Fi ($13.95 per 24 hours) and parking ($44 per night)
  • Wi-Fi costs $14.65 or $25.15 per 24 hours
The Fairmont Waterfront is a beautiful 4 star hotel located beside the Canada Place Cruise Ship Terminal. Guests have rated this hotel very highly and 90% of guests recommend the hotel. It is also a winner of the TripAdvisor's Traveller's Choice award in 2013 for Luxury hotels. Guests really praised the staff at this hotel and said that they are very welcoming and give exceptional service. Some guests said their rooms were recently renovated, well-appointed, very comfortable, clean and spacious. Other points of praise were: excellent meals at the hotel's restaurant, location of the hotel was convenient to Stanley Park, shops and restaurants and the sea wall for biking, and guests enjoyed the beautiful views of the harbour and mountains from their rooms.
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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
Editor's Picks
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
Editor's Picks
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 ~$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 ~$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
Editor's Picks
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)
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Book from ~$171 CAD
Highly praised downtown Vancouver hotel with indoor pool, free breakfast and free Wi-Fi
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, continental breakfast, local calls, newspapers, bottled water, chocolates (turn-down service)
  • Many guests found the location convenient for accessing downtown attractions and the Seawall trail system
  • Many reviewers described the fitness facility as well-equipped and as having a pleasant view of the harbour
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean and well-maintained
  • A few reviewers described the free Wi-Fi as fast and reliable
  • A few guests praised the food at the on-site restaurant
Cons
  • A few reviewers described their rooms as small
  • Parking costs $36 per night including tax

6 Other Hotels Close to Vancouver Cruise Terminal

Editor's Picks
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
Getting Around
This hotel can be reached from the cruise terminal within 2 minutes by car or taxi or 6 minutes on foot.
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$99 CAD
Good value downtown Vancouver hotel well liked for its location, service and restaurant
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly and helpful service
  • Several guests thought that the room rates were reasonable
  • Many guests liked the location for its proximity to light rail, shopping and restaurants
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean and well appointed
  • Guests repeated mentioned enjoying breakfast and other meals on site
Cons
  • A few reviewers were disturbed in their rooms by street noise
  • Some reviewers said their rooms were small
  • Some rooms need renovation according to guests
  • Parking is $18 plus tax
Getting Around
This hotel is a 5-minute walk or a 2-minute drive or taxi ride from the cruise terminal. 
Other Tips
The Days Inn offers a cruise package that includes a shuttle drop-off, including transport of luggage from your hotel room to your room on the cruise ship. 

This package also includes the option of paid extended parking at the hotel at the rate of $15 per night before taxes. There is a promo code for the package on the Days Inn Vancouver Downtown website and can be booked through the website or by phone.
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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
Getting Around
This hotel is a 3-minute drive or taxi ride from the cruise terminal. It can also be reached within 7 minutes on foot. 
Editor's Picks
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
Getting Around
This hotel is a 5-minute drive or taxi ride from the cruise terminal or can be reached on foot within 6 minutes.
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$451 CAD
Highly praised downtown Vancouver luxury hotel with heated outdoor pool and free Wi-Fi
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Many guests described the staff as friendly and professional
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean and well-appointed
  • Several reviewers described their beds as comfortable
  • Several guests praised the food at the on-site restaurant
  • Many reviewers found the location convenient for accessing tour buses and downtown attractions on foot
  • Guests said this is a great business hotel with great meeting facilities and service
Cons
  • Self-parking is $37.95 and valet parking is $48.79 per day including tax
Getting Around
This hotel is a 5-minute walk from the cruise terminal or can be reached by car or taxi within a straightforward 3-minute drive.
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$128 CAD
Well-liked boutique hotel in downtown Vancouver with ocean views, indoor pool & free Wi-Fi
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Many guests found the location convenient for accessing downtown attractions on foot
  • Many reviewers described their rooms as clean, spacious, and well-appointed
  • The staff were frequently described as friendly and helpful
  • Several guests praised the food at the on-site restaurant
  • Several reviewers described their beds as comfortable
Cons
  • Some guests complained of noise transfer from the hallways
  • Self-parking costs $29.23 and valet parking costs $36.85 per day including tax
Getting Around
This hotel is a 1-minute drive or taxi ride from the cruise terminal due to the straightforward route. It can also be reached by walking in 8 minutes.

Tips For Staying Near Vancouver Cruise Terminal

Location
The Vancouver Cruise Terminal is located in central Vancouver between the Gastown and West End neighbourhoods and sits on Vancouver Harbour. As it is situated in downtown Vancouver, the area surrounding the cruise terminal consists of office buildings, high-rises, condos, retail shops and restaurants. 

The cruise terminal is part of the Canada Place plaza, which also houses the Vancouver Convention Centre and other venues and attractions.
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Parking
Both long-term and short-term parking can be found at Vinci Park, also located within Canada Place. Regular rates can be found on the Vinci Park website, however, there is a discount cruise rate for those parking long-term to take a cruise. An estimate for the discount cruise rate can be determined by filling out the Reservation Form on the Vinci Park website.
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Getting Around: Walking
Walking is the best way to access the hotels closest to the cruise terminal, as all of the hotels listed below are within a 10-minute walk. 

The surrounding neighbourhood is considered pedestrian friendly, as there are many restaurants, shops, banks and other amenities within it. 
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Getting Around
There are several taxi companies that service downtown Vancouver including Yellow Cab and Black Top & Checker Cabs. Fares begin at $3.20 and go up by 1.84 for each kilometre travelled. The estimated fare to reach the farthest hotel on the list below from the cruise terminal is approximately $7. 
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Getting Around: Public Transit
Within a 5-minute walk, you can access several SkyTrain stations and bus stops.  As the hotels listed below are all within walking distance of the cruise terminal, public transit may not be necessary to travel to them, however, the wide variety of transit options may come in handy for exploring the rest of Vancouver. 

Vancouver's public transit is called TransLink and includes travel on bus, SkyTrain or SeaBus. Adult fare for travel within one zone only is $2.75 and the ticket is valid for 90 minutes, so you can hop off, do some shopping and hop back on again to return to your hotel. It's important to request a transfer as a proof of payment, as you will need this transfer to hop back on or to upgrade your ticket for another zone.

If your route will pass into another zone, you should buy a 2-zone ticket for $4 or a 3-zone ticket for $5.50. If you bought a 1-zone ticket, but need to travel through 2-3 zones, you can upgrade your ticket on the bus, or at the SkyTrain or SeaBus ticket vending machines.

Tickets are discounted for seniors, children and the disabled, and fares are reduced after 6:30 pm on weekdays, all day Saturday and Sunday and holidays. All fares as well as public transit schedules can be found on the TransLink Vancouver website.
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Other Tips
The Vancouver Cruise Terminal is a main cruise port in the city and welcomes many well-known leisure cruise lines. Links to cruise lines as well as the port's schedule can be found on the Port Metro Vancouver website. 
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Dining
The closest dining options to the cruise terminal are at the Pan Pacific Hotel, which is adjacent to the port. The hotel houses three restaurants: Cafe Pacifica, Five Sails and Cascades Lounge, with each offering views of the harbourfront. Menus, hours of operation and additional information on these restaurants can be found on the Pan Pacific Hotel's website.
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