There’s lots to choose from in Richmond, good solid hotels with a lower price point.
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Our Editor's Top 3 Picks

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Book from ~$95 CAD
Highly-recommended new hotel with comfortable rooms near Hwy 99 in south Richmond
The Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Riverport is my pick for great value in Richmond. This is a well-run and quiet hotel, stacked with amenities, that is clean and well-maintained, with comfortable rooms at a very good price. Guests highlighted the free breakfast and airport shuttle, its proximity to restaurants and the professional staff that go above and beyond to serve their customers. They also have a nice outdoor courtyard to relax in, besides an indoor pool and hot tub.
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Book from ~$97 CAD
Richmond airport hotel 8 minutes to YVR with free airport shuttle and nearby SkyTrain stop
Days Inn is closer to downtown Richmond and the Vancouver airport, and is also a well-run hotel and my pick for good value. Guests of this hotel have the added benefit of being able to access the SkyTrain to Vancouver within a short walk. Rooms have mini-fridges and flat screen TVs, and guests say they are clean, spacious and comfortable. Guests can take the free airport shuttle to the Vancouver airport and enjoy the hotel’s free continental breakfast with fresh waffles.
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Book from ~$104 CAD
Vancouver hotel near SkyTrain and airport (7 min) with free shuttle and free parking
The Hampton is my luxury choice for Richmond. The rooms are warm and inviting with beds you want to dive into, the bathrooms are spacious and modernly designed. There’s a complimentary buffet breakfast ready for you in the morning and an airport shuttle to help you catch your plane on time, cost and hassle free. There’s Japanese dining next door and Italian a 3-minute walk from the hotel. Wi-Fi and parking are included.

The 7 Most Popular Hotels in Richmond

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Book from ~$89 CAD
Vancouver airport hotel 5 min to YVR with free breakfast, free parking and free shuttle
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Book from ~$72 CAD
4-min. drive from YVR, free airport shuttle service, guests found clean rooms
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Book from ~$88 CAD
Close to airport with a free shuttle service, great rates, free breakfast
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Book from ~$88 CAD
Great location and value, but some concerns with worn decor and cleanliness
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Book from ~$80 CAD
Pet-friendly Richmond airport hotel 8 min to YVR with free shuttle and free parking 
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Book from ~$186 CAD
Great location and accommodations, but concerns with Wi-Fi fee and privacy
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Book from ~$107 CAD
Richmond airport hotel 5 min to YVR with pub, free shuttle, free parking and free breakfast

Choosing A Hotel in Richmond

Quick Summary of Most Popular Areas
Downtown Richmond: where you'll find countless restaurants as well as some very popular Chinese-style malls for excellent bargain hunting and unique items
Vancouver Airport: located very close to the downtown core, it is a central hub for Vancouver and surrounding cities
Steveston: historic fishing village that hosts an annual salmon BBQ


What Richmond is all about
Richmond is like the little brother to the good looking, athletic Vancouver and harbours intense resentment because it will never be as 'special' in the eyes of mom and dad. But don't rule it out, Richmond is a nice place to visit (and only 15km away from Vancouver). Richmond is a coastal city that overlooks the Strait of Georgia and has a rich fishing history. Richmond is also home to the Vancouver Airport, which is a central hub to Vancouver and Burnaby.

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What to eat in Richmond
There is a wide variety of restaurants from all sorts of ethnic backgrounds to try, however with the population of Richmond being roughly 50% Asian, you can be sure there are a lot of choices for some great Asian cuisine. The Asian centre of the city is known as The Golden Village which is home to "Food Street" (officially known as Alexandre Street) containing over 200 restaurants. You can find everything from Thai, Viet, Cantonese, Japanese, Korean, Southeast Asian and Taiwanese.


Steveston Historic Village
Many flock to Richmond for the Steveston Salmon Festival which is basically one giant salmon BBQ to celebrate the fishing heritage of the city. The Steveston Historic Fishing Village, home to many historic sites and shops, provides visitors with a unique glimpse of the west coast fishing industry and is only about 7km southwest of the downtown core.


Surrounding Area
Being less 15km south of Vancouver means visitors are never too far away from one of Canada's largest and most popular cities.

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