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4-min. drive from YVR, free airport shuttle service, guests found clean rooms

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free airport shuttle, free parking and free local calls
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean
  • Many reviewers found the location convenient for accessing the airport by car or shuttle
  • A few guests thought that the room rates were reasonable
  • A couple of reviewers enjoyed the on-site pool and hot tub
  • A couple of guests found the beds comfortable
Cons
  • Several guests found the room interiors dated and in need of upgrades
  • A couple of reviewers complained about smelling cigarette smoke in the halls
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Shuttle
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Mar 27, 2014
Overview
This hotel is situated within a 1-minute drive of Highway 99 and within a 4-minute drive of the Vancouver International Airport (YVR). Offering park-and-fly packages and a free airport shuttle service, this property is well suited for guests looking for convenient access to the airport.

Both smoking and non-smoking accommodations are available. All rooms include free Wi-Fi, free local calls, a 32" flat screen TV, a desk, a microwave, a mini-fridge, a coffeemaker, an iron and ironing board, a hair dryer and individual climate control. Wheelchair-accessible rooms are available. Pets are permitted in select rooms for an additional fee of $100 for the first night and $20 or $10 per additional night (depending on the season).

Free parking is available on site and this hotel also offers park-and-fly options for guests travelling via the airport. Free airport shuttle service is provided and operates daily from 4:15 am to 12:30 am (midnight). The shuttle runs continuously from the airport to the hotel every 30 minutes.

This hotel has multiple on-site dining options. The Pantry Restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, while Alexander's Lounge serves lunch and dinner. Room service is also available.

Other on-site amenities include an indoor pool, a hot tub, a fitness centre, meeting space, ice/vending machines and an ATM.

The Richmond Night Market is 4 minutes away by car, while the Quilchena Golf & Country Club is a 9-minute drive away. The University of British Columbia and the Metropolis at Metrotown shopping centre are both a 16- to 20-minute drive away, while downtown Vancouver is about 20 to 25 minutes away by car. Downtown attractions include the Vancouver Lookout tower, Canada Place, the Vancouver Convention Centre, the Seawall trail system, the Vancouver Art Gallery and Stanley Park.

Jericho Beach is about 30 minutes away by car. (All driving time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified by a front desk agent on March 21, 2014: Airport shuttle details.
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The Good
Among the reviews used for this analysis, many guests were happy with the hotel's proximity to the airport (YVR) and the convenience of the free airport shuttle.

The rooms were often described as clean, while some other reviewers added that their rooms were generally comfortable and quiet. A few reviewers found the beds comfortable. However, there were some concerns found about the condition of the rooms (see below for more details).

A few guests thought that the room rates were reasonable and that the hotel offered good value for the money they spent.

A few reviewers enjoyed the food at the on-site restaurant, while a couple of guests appreciated the indoor pool and hot tub area. 

The staff were complimented for offering friendly and efficient service by several guests, but some other reviewers were unhappy with the service they received (see below).
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The Bad
There were several common concerns found for this hotel, among the reviews sourced for this editorial.

Several reviewers described their room interiors as dated and in need of updated. One guest described his room as "dark and dreary", while some reviewers noticed a leaky faucet, worn carpeting and a broken shower.

A couple of guests complained about smelling cigarette smoke in the halls.

While the staff were complimented by several guests, a couple of reviewers found the staff they encountered to be unfriendly.

As mentioned above, a few guests enjoyed meals at the on-site restaurant. But, a couple of reviewers thought that the prices were too expensive.
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Sources
Expedia.ca gave this hotel an average score of 3.7 out of 5, with 86% of 830 guests recommending the property.

TripAdvisor.ca ranked this hotel #24 out of 24 hotels in Richmond, with an average score of 3 out of 5, from 217 reviews.

The author called the hotel on March 21, 2014 to verify some information.
Editor's Analysis by Shane L.
Analyzed by Shane L.
With ample personal travel experience and years of professional hotel work experience, Shane is prepared and determined to help travelers find what they want when booking Canadian hotels.
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Rated 7.0/10 based on 6260 reviews

Ranked #24 out of 24 hotels in Richmond

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Map Marker Travelodge Hotel Vancouver Airport
3071 St. Edwards Drive, Richmond, BC