Editor's Top 6 Picks

Editor's Picks
Book from ~C$102 
Highly-recommended new hotel with comfortable rooms near Hwy 99 in south Richmond
The Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Riverport is our 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.
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking, free airport shuttle, free breakfast
  • Most guests complimented the staff for their efficient and helpful service
  • Several reviewers were pleased with the hotel's location
  • The hotel's clean and spacious rooms were a source of many compliments
  • Many guests found the hotel quiet
  • Many guests appreciated the hotel's breakfast with hot and cold selections
  • Hotel amenities include an indoor pool and hot tub
Cons
  • A couple of guests found the parking spots small and tight
Editor's Picks
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
Editor's Picks
Book from ~C$146 
Vancouver airport hotel 4 min to YVR with free shuttle, restaurant and heated outdoor pool

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
Editor's Picks
Book from ~C$210 
Vancouver airport hotel on site at YVR with a mechanized lap pool, restaurant and lounge 

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
Editor's Picks
Book from ~C$162 
Popular Vancouver airport hotel 6 min to YVR with free shuttle, restaurant and indoor pool 

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
Editor's Picks
Book from ~C$110 
Well-liked Vancouver airport hotel 6 min to YVR with free shuttle and free hot breakfast
This hotel offers good value with a cheaper parking rate, very good free Wi-Fi and a well-liked hot breakfast. Rooms were recently renovated in a pleasing decor and guests wanting to access the airport are close with a reliable free 24-hour shuttle.
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

4 Other Frequently Booked Hotels in Richmond

Editor's Picks
Book from ~C$201 
Helpful staff and good location, but some concerns with added fees
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
Editor's Picks
Book from ~C$106 
Popular Vancouver airport hotel 9 min to YVR with restaurant and free airport shuttle
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, airport shuttle, coffee in lobby, local calls, newspapers
  • Rooms were clean and comfortable
  • Location was close to the highway and the airport with restaurants and groceries in walking distance
  • Staff were friendly and helpful
  • Guests enjoyed the restaurant on site
  • Free shuttle service was efficient
  • Wi-Fi was rated excellent
Cons
  • Parking is $8 plus tax
  • Some found the hotel ready for updates
  • Some guests missed having a free breakfast
  • Some wished for a mini-fridge and microwave in their room
Editor's Picks
Book from ~C$210 
Great customer service and rooms, some concerns with Wi-Fi signal and added fees
Pros
  • Free airport shuttle
  • Most guests were pleased with the level of customer service at the hotel
  • Several reviewers enjoyed their rooms, describing them as clean, spacious, and quiet
  • Many lodgers praised the hotel's location, finding it close to the airport, SkyTrain, shopping, and restaurants
Cons
  • Some guests had difficulty with the Wi-Fi signal in their rooms
  • A few guests felt the extra parking and Wi-Fi fees should have been included
Editor's Picks
Book from ~C$126 
Richmond airport hotel near shops, dining & SkyTrain and 9 min from YVR with free shuttle
Pros
  • Free airport shuttle, free Wi-Fi
  • Most guests were pleased with the hotel's central location in relation to the airport, shopping, and restaurants
  • Several reviewers enjoyed their rooms, describing them as clean, spacious, and comfortable
  • Many lodgers praised the hotel's food and fitness centre
Cons
  • Some guests were disappointed with the parking fee ($10/night)
  • A few reviewers had problems with noise transfer from adjacent rooms and outside

Tips For Staying In Richmond

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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