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Richmond airport hotel 8 minutes to YVR with free airport shuttle and nearby SkyTrain stop

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking, free continental breakfast, free airport shuttle
  • Most guests were pleased with the hotel's value, and appreciated the freebies included
  • The location was described as close to the airport and SkyTrain station
  • Several reviewers enjoyed their rooms, characterizing them as clean, spacious, and comfortable
  • SkyTrain station (Bridgeport) can be reached in 8 minutes on foot
Cons
  • Some guests found the parking lot too small and busy
  • A couple reviewers were disappointed the business centre does not include a printer
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Free Shuttle
Free Parking
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Editor's Analysis
Updated Oct 14, 2014
Overview
Located 4 km (roughly an 8-minute drive) from Vancouver International Airport (YVR), and 4 minutes from the Highway 99 on-ramp, The Days Inn Vancouver Airport is popular with travellers who require an economical overnight stay near the airport, and with those who wish to easily reach downtown Vancouver City via the SkyTrain service. 

This hotel has 67 air-conditioned guest rooms, all of which offer free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a coffee/tea maker, a mini-fridge, an iron/ironing board, a hairdryer, a desk, and an in-room safe. Rooms offer two queen beds or one king bed, and accessible rooms are available upon request. Parking is free and pets are not allowed. The hotel also has a business centre.

The Days Inn Vancouver Airport serves a free continental breakfast to all guests from 5:30am to 9:30am, which includes freshly brewed coffee, tea, juice, fresh fruit, waffles, cereal, instant oatmeal, and assorted bagels, muffins or pastries. Other dining options nearby include Shibuyatei Japanese Restaurant (located across the street), Italian Tomato Restaurant (a 3-minute walk) and Boathouse Restaurant (a 7-minute walk).

The Days Inn is roughly an 8-minute walk from the SkyTrain's Bridgeport Station. Vancouver's downtown area is 26 minutes north by car, and Richmond Nature Park is approximately an 11-minute drive away. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps).

Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, pets not allowed. (Call date: Oct. 1st, 2012)

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The Good
The majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive with much praise going to the hotel's value, location, rooms.

Most guests were pleased with the hotel's value. They found the price reasonable, mentioning the free parking, free Wi-Fi, free continental breakfast and free airport shuttle as value-added features.

Many reviewers found the location to be conveniently close to the airport, which is roughly an 8-minute drive from the hotel. These guests also mentioned that River Rock Casino and Bridgeport SkyTrain Station were within walking distance, and that there were a couple of good restaurants (Boathouse and The Italian Tomato) also within walking distance.

The rooms were a source of many compliments by lodgers, who described them as very clean, spacious and quiet. The beds were mentioned several times by reviewers, who described them as very comfortable, and some were pleased that their rooms had new furniture. 
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The Bad
While most of the reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a few common complaints among about the parking lot and the business centre.

A few guests had complaints about the parking lot provided by the hotel. They described it as being too small and cramped, that it was difficult to find a spot that would fit an SUV, and that it was always full at night.

A couple of reviewers were disappointed that the business centre did not provide printers. It was pointed out that this could be an inconvenience for business travellers or those who wanted to print out directions while touring the area.
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Expedia.ca guest reviews rated the hotel 4.4 out of 5 with a 97% recommendation rate from 217 reviews.

TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #8 out of 26 Richmond hotels from 182 reviews.

Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 8.4 out of 10 from 25 reviews.

Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, pets not allowed. (Call date: Oct. 1st, 2012)

Editor's Analysis by Erin H.
Analyzed by Erin H.
Erin loves to travel, and considers it her personal mission to help fellow travellers get the inside scoop, both good and bad, on Canadian Hotels.
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Rated 7.9/10 based on 5666 reviews

Ranked #17 out of 24 hotels in Richmond

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Map Marker Days Inn - Vancouver Airport
2840 Sexsmith Road, Richmond, BC