Vancouver is an exciting city to visit with lots to see and experience, but sometimes travellers need to have accommodations close to, or right at the airport to provide greater ease of travel for longer journeys, or those times when flights arrive very late into the night or leave very early in the morning. Vancouver offers some of the best airport hotels according to online reviewers. 

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Editor's Top 6 Picks

Editor's Picks
Book from ~C$210 
Vancouver airport hotel on site at YVR with a mechanized lap pool, restaurant and lounge 
If you can afford it, and enjoy luxury hotels--the Fairmont Vancouver has it all. This very well-liked hotel is located right on site at the airport and you can walk from your room to the terminal and check in from the lobby. Guests can rest peacefully in their soundproof rooms, (some have views of the runway and surrounding mountains), with comfortable beds. On-site amenities include a restaurant, an indoor pool, spa, and well-equipped health club. Compliments were paid to the chef from online reviewers and to their excellent breakfast. 
Pros
  • Rooms were clean, quiet and comfortable
  • Location was ideal for accessing flights
  • Staff were friendly and accommodating
  • Many thought the meals on site were very good and reasonably priced
Cons
  • Wi-Fi is $14.95 including tax per 24 hours (for non-members)
  • Self-parking is $25 and valet parking is $38.50 per night
  • Many were disappointed in extra Wi-Fi charges
  • Many felt the hotel was overpriced
  • Lack of bathroom privacy a complaint of some guests
  • Rooms in need of a refresh according to some
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Book from ~C$146 
Vancouver airport hotel 4 min to YVR with free shuttle, restaurant and heated outdoor pool
The Delta is a quiet hotel with nice harbour views, great customer service and exceptional food. It is 10 minutes to the airport and 20 minutes to downtown. It has many happy and returning customers largely due to the personal and attentive service their staff give to guests. They have free Wi-Fi and free airport shuttle, but paid parking.
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi and wired Internet, free airport shuttle
  • Most guests found the staff to be friendly and pleasant, with excellent customer service
  • Several reviewers enjoyed their rooms, describing them as clean and comfortable
  • The 24-hour shuttle service was a source of many compliments
Cons
  • Some guests were disappointed with the added cost of parking, and the price of the food at the on-site restaurants
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Book from ~C$83 
Good value Vancouver airport hotel 4 min to YVR with 24-hr free shuttle and restaurant
A good budget option is the Coast Vancouver where guests say you can walk to the SkyTrain (the ride is 30 minutes to downtown). The hotel is clean and quiet, with well-appointed rooms and friendly staff. It offers free shuttle service which is prompt and friendly, and takes 7 minutes to the airport. There is free Wi-Fi, but paid parking. There are two restaurants on site, and guests say there is a good breakfast to be had at the White Spot.
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, airport shuttle, local calls, newspapers
  • Many guests found their room to be clean and comfortable
  • Many guests thought location was convenient for travel to YVR
  • Many guests thought the staff was friendly and helpful
  • Guests enjoyed meals on site
Cons
  • Parking is $10 plus tax per night
  • Some guests found the hotel was in need of updating
  • Some guests found inconsistencies with soundproofing in their room
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Book from ~C$162 
Popular Vancouver airport hotel 6 min to YVR with free shuttle, restaurant and indoor pool 
The Westin Wall Centre offers good value, and elegantly furnished rooms in a clean, quiet and modern setting--most with soaker tubs and some with views of planes landing. The hotel provides a free airport shuttle which runs every half hour and takes about 25 minutes to the airport (due to a pick up at Four Points). Downtown Vancouver is about 25 minutes by car. The area is somewhat industrial, but guests have found good dining and dim sum in the area and some have enjoyed meals at the hotel's restaurant, The Apron.
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi (to SPG guests), airport shuttle, pet dog stays
  • Rooms were very clean with comfortable beds
  • Location was handy to the highway and the airport with restaurants and the SkyTrain in walking distance
  • Staff were welcoming and courteous
  • Guests often enjoyed meals on site
  • Free shuttle service was appreciated by guests
  • Wi-Fi was rated good
Cons
  • Self-parking costs $19 and valet parking is $28 per night, including tax
  • Wi-Fi is $12.95 per day for non SPG members, before tax
  • Some guests said the shuttle was not direct when going to the airport and took longer than expected
  • Some found the walk to the pool and hot tub long and awkward
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Book from ~C$110 
Richmond airport hotel 5 minutes to YVR with free: 24-hour shuttle, parking & hot breakfast

Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, wired Internet, hot breakfast, parking, 24-hour airport shuttle, coffee station, local calls
  • Rooms were clean and comfortable
  • Location was handy to the highway, the airport, restaurants and the SkyTrain stop
  • Staff were friendly, courteous and responsive
  • Breakfast was well stocked and liked by guests
  • Shuttle ran efficiently and driver was friendly
  • Wi-Fi was rated good
Cons
  • Some found the hotel dated
  • Some guests complained of hearing traffic
  • No mini-fridge a disappointment for some
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Book from ~C$110 
Well-liked Vancouver airport hotel 6 min to YVR with free shuttle and free hot breakfast
This hotel is well liked for its newly renovated rooms (2017), its proximity to the airport with prompt and friendly shuttle service and its free breakfast which adds value.
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, hot breakfast, airport shuttle, lobby coffee, local calls, newspapers
  • Rooms were clean with appealing decor and comfy beds
  • Location was handy to the highway and the airport with restaurants and the SkyTrain in walking distance
  • Staff were friendly, helpful, and efficient
  • Free breakfast was well liked
  • Free shuttle service was prompt with a friendly driver
  • Guests found good value at this hotel
  • Wi-Fi was rated very good
Cons
  • Underground parking is $10 per night
  • Guests with rooms that faced Costco could hear delivery trucks

5 Other Hotels Close to Vancouver Airport

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Book from ~C$134 
Popular Vancouver airport hotel 7 min to YVR with free shuttle, free parking & indoor pool
Parking
Extended parking packages allow for up to 15 nights of included parking.
Getting Around: Free Shuttle
A free 24-hour airport shuttle is offered on demand coming from the airport. Guests will find a courtesy phone one level down from the baggage pick-up area to call the Radisson hotel shuttle. When leaving for the airport, the shuttle leaves on the hour or half-hour depending on the time of day.
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, parking, airport shuttle, local calls
  • Many guests said rooms were clean, spacious, and well appointed
  • Wi-Fi was rated as very good by reviewers overall
  • Guests liked the staff and found them courteous and knowledgeable
  • Free shuttle added value and convenience for many
  • Guests really liked the location, handy to the airport, SkyTrain, nearby Asian malls and dining
  • Guests often enjoyed dining on site and found it reasonably priced
Cons
  • Some recent guests were displeased with housekeeping's lack of attention to detail
  • Several guests found dirty carpets in their rooms
  • A few guests did not like the elevator from the 11th to the 12th floor
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Book from ~C$100 
Older Richmond airport hotel 7 min to YVR with free shuttle, free parking and cheap rates
Parking
If you book directly with the hotel, parking is free during your stay. Extended parking (free of charge) can be accommodated, but only up to one week.
Getting Around: Free Shuttle
This hotel offers a complimentary airport shuttle that runs every 30 minutes from 5 am to 11 pm, both ways. The ride is roughly 10 minutes.
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking, free airport shuttle
  • Most guests were pleased with the customer service at the hotel
  • Several reviewers were pleased with the conference facilities and staff
  • The hotel's location was praised as close to the airport and SkyTrain station by many
  • Guests enjoyed meals at the on-site restaurant
Cons
  • Some guests found their rooms small and in need of upgrades
  • Some reviewers had complaints about noise transfer within the hotel
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Book from ~C$95 
Good value airport hotel in Richmond 10 min to YVR with free: shuttle, parking & breakfast
Parking
This hotel offers an underground parking lot, free to use while you stay. Extended parking packages are available and include up to 7 nights of free parking.
Getting Around: Free Shuttle
The Quality Hotel Airport South offers a free round-trip airport shuttle that runs from 6:30 am to 9 pm. It requires advanced booking. The ride is about 10 minutes.
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, hot breakfast, underground parking, 24-hour airport shuttle, local calls
  • Many guests were pleased with the hotel's affordable rates and good value
  • The location was well liked, near to the airport, train, public transit, mall shopping, park and restaurants
  • The free breakfast was appreciated for being satisfying and good quality
  • Many found the airport shuttle service efficient
  • The hotel's staff were pleasing for their friendly and knowledgeable service
Cons
  • A few guests missed having electrical plugs near to the desk
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Book from ~C$83 
Vancouver airport hotel 5 min to YVR with free breakfast, free parking and free shuttle
Parking
Extended parking packages are available and allow up to 14 nights of free parking for guests.
Getting Around: Free Shuttle
The Ramada offers a complimentary shuttle service to and from the airport. However, it's only available from 5 am to 11 pm. No advanced booking is required; you can just call when you land.
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, breakfast, airport shuttle, parking
  • Several reviewers enjoyed their clean and comfortable rooms
  • Many guests liked the personable and accommodating staff of this hotel
  • Many guests were pleased with hotel's proximity to the airport (10 minute drive), public transit, good restaurants & shopping
  • Some guests enjoyed the setting of the hotel on Minoru Park with pond which allowed for walks and runs
  • Some guests enjoyed balconies overlooking the park
  • Many guests were appreciative of this hotel's lower price point
Cons
  • Some guests complained of dated rooms, but some also ackknowledged that the hotel was being updated
  • There were mixed opinions about the free continental breakfast, some saying it lacked selection and others saying it was good
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Book from ~C$201 
Helpful staff and good location, but some concerns with added fees
Parking
Extended parking packages offer 14 nights of included parking.
Getting Around: Free Shuttle
A round-trip shuttle service is available to guests of the Hilton, free of charge. It's available 24 hours and runs on schedule, every 30 minutes.
Pros
  • Free airport shuttle
  • Most guests found the staff polite and helpful
  • Several reviewers praised the location of the hotel, citing its proximity to the airport, SkyTrain and shopping
  • Many lodgers were pleased with their rooms, describing them as clean, comfortable and quiet
Cons
  • Some guests found the hotel's two elevators insufficient for the number of guests
  • A few guests felt the extra parking and Wi-Fi charges should have been included in the price of their rooms
  • Some guests said the fitness room was too small

Tips For Staying Near Vancouver Airport

Location
Vancouver International Airport (YVR) is located on Sea Island in Richmond, British Columbia. Downtown Vancouver is about a 20-minute car ride from YVR. 
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Getting Around
Several car rental facilities are available that offer pick-up and return services directly to the airport.

For guests without vehicle access, the Canada Line Train, a commuter train also known as the Sky Train, is considered the most efficient way to and from downtown Vancouver. The ride is roughly 30 minutes long and will cost you $10.50 in transit fare ($5 airport surcharge in addition to the regular $5.50 fee). The train is available between 4:40 am to 1:05 am.

If you prefer to take a taxi, expect to pay $34 to $36 for a one-way trip to downtown Vancouver. 

It should be also noted that most of the hotels in the downtown area do not offer an airport shuttle service.
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Parking
YVR offers a wide range of parking options, from the Parkade (short term) to the Economy Lot (long term). Rates range from $4 for half an hour to $28 for one day. For more information on parking at Vancouver Airport check their website.
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Shopping
There are plenty of shops on site at YVR, available throughout the facility. Some shops that may be of interest include Hudson News, Lacoste and Sunglass Hut.
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Dining
The Vancouver Airport has a "Food on the Fly" program which allows passengers to take fresh food and snacks from any YVR restaurant on board their planes.

The dining options on site are numerous and varied, and located all throughout the facility. Subway, Monk's Grill, Rice Tales, Pizza Hut and Jugo Juice are just some of the restaurants available to travellers on site.
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Entertainment
Vancouver International Airport offers a visual display of award-winning art and architecture. Airport goers can expect to see a journey of Land, Sea and Sky, with each terminal building strategically representing British Columbia's heritage, natural beauty and experiences.

The Lorne Balshine Inuit Art Collection is a collection of contemporary Inuit sculptures that consists of 75 sculptures showcasing themes of wildlife, family life and survival. The collection can be viewed in the Domestic Terminal.
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