Editor's Top 9 Picks

Editor's Picks
Book from ~C$188 
Well-liked Vancouver-Fairview hotel with restaurant, balconies and spectacular views
The accommodating Park Inn is only a 5-minute walk from the Vancouver General Hospital and is frequently used by those attending the hospital for surgery and by visiting family members. It's clean and refurbished, the rooms are well-appointed with microwaves and mini-fridges and every room has a balcony. Some rooms have beautiful views of Granville Island, False Creek and downtown Vancouver. There's a well-liked restaurant on site with reasonably-priced good food.
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
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Book from ~C$267 
Good value downtown Vancouver hotel with air-conditioned, updated rooms & rooftop terrace
If you're not opposed to driving or cabbing the 8 minutes to the hospital, this hotel may be a good option. It offers some pretty good rates, but weekend prices in the summer months might put it out of range. The White Spot restaurant is on site with good food at a reasonable cost and the hotel offers secure underground parking. Very good free Wi-Fi adds value along with a rooftop terrace providing a place to relax with nice city views. Recent guests enjoyed nice clean and updated rooms with laminate floors, comfy beds and mini-fridges. Staff are attentive and willing to accommodate with earlier check-in and later check-out.
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 ~C$176 
Well-liked Vancouver-Mt Pleasant hotel with restaurant, free hot breakfast & free parking
This is a good choice for a hospital stay. It's well priced, has extra free offerings of a hot breakfast, parking and Wi-Fi and is a well cared for property with good staff. Guests like the restaurant on site and it is an easy walk to other dining choices as well as groceries. It's about a 6-minute drive to the hospital.
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, hot breakfast, parking, local calls, all-day coffee
  • Rooms were clean and well-maintained with comfy beds
  • Location was an easy walk to public transit, restaurants and shops and well liked for accessing downtown Vancouver by transit or car
  • Staff were helpful, professional and friendly
  • Free breakfast was well liked for variety and quality
  • Wi-Fi was rated as very good by guests
  • Good value at this hotel according to guests
Cons
  • Underground parking tight for larger vehicles and sometimes limited (but guests found street parking)
  • Rooms facing Kingsway could be a little noisy
  • The breakfast room was a little small
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Book from ~C$322 
Highly praised downtown Vancouver hotel with indoor pool, kitchenettes & free hot breakfast
The well-liked Residence Inn on Hornby is a good option for accessing Vancouver General, only an 8-minute drive away. Rooms are clean with convenient kitchenettes, there is a restaurant on site and lots of other options close by and Wi-Fi is free, along with a well-liked free hot breakfast. Secure underground parking is available at a reasonable rate for downtown.
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 ~C$365 
Highly praised downtown Vancouver hotel near BC Place with restaurant & free hot breakfast 
The Hampton Inn offers a clean, quiet and well kept room at a reasonable price and is a good choice for accessing Vancouver General, about a 9-minute drive away or 17-minutes with public transit. Guests like just about everything here--consistently good service from the staff, the well-equipped rooms, the free hot breakfast and they appreciate the secure underground parking (best for smaller vehicles).
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, hot breakfast, downtown shuttle, bicycle rentals, beverage bar, bottled water, newspapers
  • Rooms were clean, quiet and comfortable
  • Location convenient for accessing downtown attractions, restaurants and shops on foot
  • Staff provided very friendly and helpful service
  • Guests loved the free breakfast for freshness and selection
  • Wi-Fi was rated very good by guests
  • Bogarts Restaurant attached was well liked by many guests
Cons
  • Underground parking costs $24 per day
  • Some found parkade a little tight for larger vehicles
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Book from ~C$311 
Good value downtown Vancouver hotel with indoor pool and suites with kitchenette 
Guests use this hotel to access the hospital and they find it very clean, comfortable and affordable. Secure underground parking is subsidized by the hotel at a very good rate for downtown. There is also good food at reasonable prices on site at the restaurant. All guest accommodations have separate bedrooms and living rooms, giving more privacy and quietness for resting, and the kitchens add much value and convenience. Guests will find an IGA grocery store a 4-minute walk away on Robson Street. This hotel is best suited to guests who are not very reliant on Wi-Fi as the signal suffers in some rooms of the hotel.
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, cookies, newspapers
  • Rooms were very clean and spacious with comfy beds
  • Location was an easy walk to restaurants, shops, groceries, attractions and public transit
  • Staff were friendly and helpful
  • Restaurant on site offered good meals at a reasonable cost
  • Good value according to guests
Cons
  • Underground self-parking is $16 and valet parking is $25, plus tax per night
  • Wi-Fi did not work well in some guest rooms
  • In-room furnishings were a little dated
  • Some found the continental breakfast a little basic
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Book from ~C$271 
Highly praised and elegant downtown Vancouver hotel with restaurant and free area shuttle
This hotel offers a very pleasant stay with great staff and well appointed rooms a 9-minute drive from the hospital. Guests appreciate the delicious Italian dining on site and find this hotel well priced.
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, wired Internet, downtown shuttle, bicycle rentals, local calls, bottled water, newspapers
  • Rooms were well appointed and very clean, with comfy beds
  • Location was well liked for accessing downtown restaurants, shops and attractions
  • Staff were very well liked, efficient and friendly
  • Frankie’s restaurant got rave reviews
  • Wi-Fi was rated as excellent by guests
Cons
  • Underground parking is $23, plus tax per 24 hours
  • Noise from nearby loading docks were a problem for some guests
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Book from ~C$263 
Popular downtown Vancouver boutique hotel with modern amenities, café and free Wi-Fi
Affordable and friendly, the Burrard is well liked by former guests for its cleanliness and value. It offers a smaller but well-equipped room with mini-fridge and comfy bed, secure underground parking and popular cafe on site for snacks and breakfast. It's a 13-minute drive from Vancouver General.
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
  • Some found the parking a little tight
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Book from ~C$440 
Highly praised downtown Vancouver hotel with outdoor pool and suites with kitchen & balcony
This is a very gracious and well-managed hotel with very pleasant staff. They offer a free shuttle to destinations within a 3km radius and this could prove helpful to guests wishing to access the hospital without having to fight traffic, locate parking, or walk from the parking lot. Well priced and very comfortable, guests will find all the amenities expected, and then some, with rooms similar to downtown condos. The very popular Cafe Medina on site offers breakfast and lunch, but guests can also enjoy the hotel's own excellent and varied breakfast buffet (not free).
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, local shuttle, bicycle rentals, local calls, newspapers
  • Rooms were very clean, stylish and comfortable
  • Location was an easy walk to restaurants, shops, attractions and Skytrain
  • Staff were exceptional and made the stay
  • Breakfast and Café Medina were well liked
  • Wi-Fi was rated as excellent by guests
  • Good value according to many guests
Cons
  • Valet parking is $28, plus tax per night
  • Some found the pool a little small

7 Other Hotels Close to Vancouver General Hospital

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Book from ~C$293 
Well-liked Vancouver-Fairview hotel close to SkyTrain with indoor pool and restaurant
Getting Around
This hotel is a 3-minute walk or 1-minute drive or taxi ride from the hospital. It can also be reached by the bus stop closest to the hospital, and the ride will take around 7 minutes. The area surrounding the hotel contains retail shops, restaurants and a Starbucks. 

Downtown Vancouver can be accessed within a 7-minute drive or taxi ride or by public transit. There is a bus stop located directly across the street from the hotel and the ride into downtown is about 11 minutes.
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi Fi, wired Internet, local calls
  • Rooms were clean and spacious with comfortable beds
  • Location was handy to the SkyTrain for accessing downtown and the airport and close to restaurants, the hospital and Granville Island
  • Staff were polite and helpful
  • Guests often were pleased with the breakfast buffet and other food on site
  • Wi-Fi was rated excellent by guests
Cons
  • Parking is $22 per night
  • Some found the hotel ungracious about cancellations
  • A few guests described the hotel as somewhat dated
  • Some said the hotel was a little far from the city centre
  • No hot tub a disappointment for some
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Book from ~C$428 
Waterfront location on famous Granville Island with clean (but small) rooms
Getting Around
This hotel is located on Granville Island and is a 7-minute drive or taxi ride from the hospital. By public transit, the hospital can be reached in about 18 minutes. However, the route is not direct and involves around 14 minutes of walking time. The area surrounding the hotel contains a marina, art gallery and several restaurants, including The Keg, within a 5-minute walk of the hotel. 

Downtown Vancouver is a 10-minute drive or taxi ride from the hotel. The nearest bus stop from the hotel with a route that runs to downtown is a 9-minute walk away, and the bus ride will take around 9 minutes.
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
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Book from ~C$459 
Highly praised Vancouver-Yaletown boutique hotel with trendy decor and hi-tech amenities
Getting Around
This hotel is a 6-minute drive or taxi ride from the hospital. It can also be reached by SkyTrain, as the Yaletown-Roundhouse Station is located across the street from the hotel. 

The area around the hotel is a mix of retail and office buildings, and there is a restaurant at the base of the hotel and a Starbucks across the street.

This hotel is located in a central neighbourhood of Vancouver and the heart of downtown can be reached within a 7-minute drive or 13-minute walk. It can also be accessed by the nearby Yaletown-Roundhouse SkyTrain and the ride takes around 2 minutes.
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, welcome beverage, iPad, local calls, long distance calls, luxury car service to downtown, mountain bike rentals, shoe shine, pet stays
  • Guests felt the location was perfect for accessing Yaletown restaurants, the SkyTrain, the waterfront and Gastown
  • Staff was considered impeccable by many guests
  • Guests typically loved the rooms and found them to be clean and comfortable
  • Several guests enjoyed dining on site
Cons
  • A few guests described their rooms as small
  • Valet parking is $39 per night (including tax)
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Book from ~C$119 
Clean and spacious suites with kitchens, washers and dryers, and free breakfast
Getting Around
This hotel is an 8-minute drive or taxi ride from the hospital. It can be reached by public transit, however, the route involving the least walking (about 13 minutes of walking) requires changing buses downtown and takes around 30 minutes. 

The area surrounding the hotel contains office buildings, residential buildings and several retail shops, including a café and deli and a market within a 5-minute walk of the hotel.

Downtown Vancouver can be reached within a 7-minute drive or taxi ride, or by public transit. There is a bus stop within 8 minutes of the hotel on foot, and the ride into downtown takes approximately 4 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
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Book from ~C$292 
Friendly, clean and centrally located, but complaints about parking fees
Getting Around
This hotel is an 8-minute drive or taxi ride from the hospital. Public transit to the hospital is available through a few different routes and will take about 20 to 30 minutes including walking time.

This hotel is located beside the Quality Hotel - Inn at False Creek and is surrounded by office buildings and condos.

The hotel is located in a central neighbourhood of Vancouver. The very centre of downtown can be reached within 9 minutes by bus or a 5-minute drive or taxi ride.
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 ~C$235 
Good value downtown Vancouver hotel with well-liked staff, kitchenettes and free Wi-Fi
Getting Around
This hotel is an approximate 6-minute drive or taxi ride from the hospital. It can be reached by bus routes and SkyTrain from the hospital and the travel time is about 22 minutes. 

The area around the hotel contains restaurants and retail shops.

This hotel is located in the Yaletown neighbourhood and is quite central. The centre of downtown can be reached within a 4-minute drive or taxi ride or within 6 minutes by bus or 10 minutes on foot.
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean and comfortable
  • Many guests enjoyed the friendly and helpful staff of this hotel
  • Many guests liked the location of the hotel, near Granville St., close to transit and downtown restaurants and shops
Cons
  • Parking costs $20 per day with limited availability
  • Some guests said their rooms were small
  • Some guests found the rooms that faced Granville St. noisy
Editor's Picks
Book from ~C$206 
Good value downtown Vancouver-Yaletown hotel near nightclub with well-equipped rooms 
Getting Around
This hotel is an approximate 6-minute drive or taxi ride from the hospital. It can be reached from the hospital within 16 to 22 minutes by bus or SkyTrain, including walking time from the nearest bus stop or station. 

The hotel is located in a central part of the Yaletown neighbourhood and there are many restaurants and cafés within a 5-minute walk of the hotel.

The very centre of downtown Vancouver can be accessed by public transit within a 6-minute bus ride, or by car or taxi within approximately 4 minutes.
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 Vancouver General Hospital

Location
Vancouver General Hospital (VGH) is located on West 12th Avenue between the main streets of Oak Street and Cambie Street in central Vancouver, within the Fairview neighbourhood. The hospital shares a city block with many other medical facilities, including the Cardiovascular Imaging Research Core Lab and a branch of the University of British Columbia housing the Faculty of Medicine. The main entrance for the hospital is located at the corner of 12th Avenue and Laurel Street.

The main city streets that surround the hospital area contain a mix of residential, retail and office buildings.
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Getting Around: Public Transit
The hospital is within walking distance of bus routes and SkyTrain (light rapid transit) routes in Vancouver.

Several bus routes run along the main streets surrounding the hospital area, on West Broadway, Oak Street and Cambie Street. The closest bus stop from the main entrance of the hospital is at the corner of West 12th Avenue and Oak Street, which is a 3-minute walk away. The closest SkyTrain station is the Broadway-City Hall Station, which is an 11-minute walk away. This SkyTrain station can be accessed by the nearest bus route within 9 minutes. 

Full schedules can be found on the website, which includes a tool for finding bus routes and SkyTrain routes. Regular one-way cash fare for the bus and SkyTrain is $2.75 and full fare details can also be found on the website.
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Getting Around
There are several cab companies that service central and downtown Vancouver. Rates will vary depending on the distance and cab company, however, they will range from approximately $8 to $14 for a one-way ride to or from the hospital to the closest hotels.
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Parking
The main parking lot for the hospital is located at the corner of West 12th Avenue and Laurel Street. Rates for this lot are $3.25 per half hour, $19.75 for 24 hours or $68.75 per week. Full parking rate details, including the facilities surrounding the hospital, can be found on the Vancouver Coastal Health website. 
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Dining
There is one cafeteria and one coffee shop at VGH and a food court located in The Gordon and Leslie Diamond Health Care Centre. 

At VGH, Sassafras is a cafeteria located on the second floor of the Jim Pattison Pavillion, which is open daily and has an outdoor patio. Café Ami is located at the entrance of the Jim Pattison Pavillion and serves coffee, espresso, sandwiches and pastries. 

The food court located in The Gordon and Leslie Diamond Health Care Centre contains several cafeterias that serve small meals, including sandwiches and salads, and is open Monday to Friday. There is also a Starbucks, which is open seven days a week, located across from the food court. 
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Shopping
There is a gift shop located in the hospital, on the first floor of the Jim Pattison Pavillion. The gift shop sells small gifts, toiletries, magazines, phone cards, flowers and stationary and is open daily except for holidays. 

City Square Mall is a 6-minute walk from the hospital and contains a Safeway grocery store, liquor store, food court and retail shops. 
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