We looked for hotels that provide great value in Vancouver, as perceived by guests online, and based upon their location and the amenities offered.

Editor's Top 11 Picks

Editor's Picks
Book from ~C$110 
Highly praised downtown Vancouver hotel with outdoor pool and suites with kitchen & balcony
L'Hermitage Hotel is our first choice for amazing overall value, as it is with many former guests who say they will return to these spacious rooms and wonderful experience when visiting Vancouver. It's superbly located in the downtown core in easy walking distance of Vancouver's best dining and shopping, plus theatre and stadium for concerts and games.

The hotel caters well to their guests with highly-skilled and engaging staff members who are trained to give personalized attention to guests, are shuttled to restaurants and attractions in the downtown district and are further refreshed with a varied and delicious buffet breakast. Cafe Medina on site is also wonderfully enjoyed by guests.
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, local shuttle, bicycle rentals, local calls, newspapers
  • Rooms were very clean, stylish and comfortable
  • Location was an easy walk to restaurants, shops, attractions and Skytrain
  • Staff were exceptional and made the stay
  • Breakfast and Café Medina were well liked
  • Wi-Fi was rated as excellent by guests
  • Good value according to many guests
  • Valet parking is $28, plus tax per night
  • Some found the pool a little small
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Book from ~C$55 
Downtown Vancouver hotel in heritage building with clean rooms, free breakfast & free Wi-Fi
The Ramada is our pick for best budget option, for those who want to "save their money for shopping" as one guest put it. Price-wise, it's one of the cheapest hotels located in the downtown and someone said that it looks a lot better inside than outside due to interior renovations. Included in the room rate is a hot breakfast buffet (think pancakes and eggs) and Wi-Fi. Valet parking is the only option here for an extra $25. Guests appreciated the hotel's location for being within walking distance of restaurants, the SkyTrain (4 minutes) plus many tourist destinations such as the waterfront and Vancouver's Cruise Terminal (8 minutes), the Vancouver Convention Centre (10 minutes), B. C. Place stadium (10 minutes), the Queen Elizabeth Theatre (performing arts) and Gastown (7 minutes).Guests spoke well of this hotel's affordable clean rooms, comfortable beds and pleasant staff.
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, hot breakfast
  • Many guests found the location convenient for accessing downtown and waterfront attractions on foot
  • Many reviewers complimented the staff for their friendly and helpful service
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean
  • Several reviewers thought that the hotel offered good value for the money they spent
  • Beds were comfortable according to guests
  • Several reviewers described their rooms as small
  • Several guests thought that the neighbourhood surrounding the hotel was unsafe
  • Valet parking is $32.50 plus tax per night
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Book from ~C$82 
Highly praised downtown Vancouver luxury boutique hotel with elegant decor & free Wi-Fi
Le Soleil is our top choice for best experiences. A warm ambiance and good experience seems to await guests at this boutique hotel which feels like a "home away from home" for many reviewers who have stayed and left their comments online. Enjoyed amenities included the hotel's elegant decor, the location for being an easy walk to most things downtown (including Canada Place), rooms which were described as quiet and clean with comfortable beds and a separate living area, and the food served on site which one reviewer described in mouth-watering detail! Many guests spoke fondly of the hotel and it's staff and said that they plan to return to this hotel.
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean, quiet and well-appointed and beds as comfortable
  • Many guests found the location convenient for accessing downtown attractions and public transit on foot
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly and accommodating service
  • Some guests enjoyed meals on site
  • Many guests enjoyed pleasant stays and planned to return to this hotel
  • A few reviewers complained about the views of buildings and alleys from their rooms
  • A couple of guests described their bedrooms as small
  • A couple of reviewers found the Wi-Fi slow and unreliable
  • Valet parking is available for $29 plus tax
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Book from ~C$94 
Well-liked Vancouver-Mt Pleasant hotel with restaurant, free parking, and free Wi-Fi
This is a good value choice with pleasant staff, comfortable rooms, free parking and very good free Wi-Fi. There is a fully licensed restaurant directly next to the hotel featuring breakfast (not free), lunch and dinner. Guests find it well located near to transit for accessing downtown and with good restaurants in walking distance. 
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, Parking, Local Calls, all-day Coffee/Tea/Juice/Snacks in the lobby
  • Location was an easy walk to public transit, restaurants and shops and well liked for accessing downtown Vancouver by transit or car
  • Staff were helpful, professional and friendly
  • Wi-Fi was rated as very good by guests
  • Good value at this hotel according to guests
  • Underground parking tight for larger vehicles and sometimes limited (but guests found street parking)
  • Rooms facing Kingsway could be a little noisy
  • The breakfast room was a little small
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Book from ~C$109 
Popular downtown Vancouver hotel near English Bay with ocean views, indoor pool & comfy beds

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Guests enjoyed views of Robson St, Coal Harbour, English Bay and North Shore Mountains
  • Many guests liked the location for being within walking distance of English Bay, Stanley Park and many area restaurants
  • Many guests enjoyed their rooms for cleanliness, comfort and being well equipped
  • Many guests thought the hotel offered good value
  • Many guests liked the staff and said they were courteous and very helpful
  • Some guests said they enjoyed breakfast or other meals at the hotel's restaurant, along with the service
  • A few guests raved about the luxury of the bed linens and comfort of the beds
  • Parking is $17 per night
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Book from ~C$78 
Good value Vancouver airport hotel 4 min to YVR with 24-hr free shuttle and restaurant

  • 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
  • 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$72 
Good value downtown Vancouver hotel with air-conditioned, updated rooms & rooftop terrace

  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, newspapers
  • Rooms were clean, updated and comfortable according to guests
  • Staff were knowledgeable and helpful said guests
  • Location was an easy walk to restaurants and shops and short drive to attractions
  • White Spot restaurant was well liked for quality and price
  • Wi-Fi was rated very good by guests overall
  • Good value at this hotel, according to guests
  • Underground parking is $20 per night
  • Noise from other rooms could be heard through doors
  • Some guests found their rooms a little small
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Book from ~C$84 
Popular downtown Vancouver hotel with indoor pool, restaurant, & kitchen suites with views 

  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi
  • Rooms were clean, spacious and well appointed with kitchen appliances
  • Location was an easy walk to restaurants, shops, groceries, attractions, hop-on hop-off bus tour and public transit
  • Staff were very friendly, attentive and knowledgeable
  • Café and restaurant offered excellent food
  • Pool, fitness room and day spa were well liked by guests
  • Good value and reasonable rates at this hotel said guests
  • Wi-Fi was rated very good
  • Parking costs $17 per day
  • Some found their rooms a little dated
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Book from ~C$101 
Highly praised downtown Vancouver hotel near BC Place with restaurant & free hot breakfast 
This is a guest favourite boasting modern decor, a well-liked free breakfast, convenient underground parking (best suited to smaller vehicles), double jetted tubs in King corner rooms and pleasant staff. It's a 2-minute walk to B.C. Place and perfect for guests taking in a game there, but a downtown shuttle makes it convenient to shopping, dining, business meetings and sight-seeing anywhere in the downtown district.
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, hot breakfast, downtown shuttle, bicycle rentals, beverage bar, bottled water, newspapers
  • Rooms were clean, quiet and comfortable
  • Location convenient for accessing downtown attractions, restaurants and shops on foot
  • Staff provided very friendly and helpful service
  • Guests loved the free breakfast for freshness and selection
  • Wi-Fi was rated very good by guests
  • Bogarts Restaurant attached was well liked by many guests
  • Underground parking costs $24 per day
  • Some found parkade a little tight for larger vehicles
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Book from ~C$90 
Popular downtown Vancouver all-suite hotel with kitchens and free: Wi-Fi, breakfast, parking
This very clean hotel occupies an older but well-maintained previous apartment building and guests who need a kitchen and more space appreciate the good value it offers. Located in downtown's west end on a quiet, tree-lined street, it's an easy walk to Davie Village popular restaurants, shops, Sunset Beach and the ferry to Granville Island.
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, wired Internet, breakfast, parking, DVD/Blu Ray movie rentals, local calls, bottled water, laundry detergent, newspapers, loaner umbrellas
  • Rooms were very clean, well equipped, and spacious with comfy beds
  • Guests loved the location and found it ideal for accessing downtown shops, restaurants and attractions on foot
  • The staff were pleasant, helpful and accommodating
  • Guests appreciated the free breakfast with fresh waffles
  • Guests often were very impressed with the value
  • Wi-Fi was rated excellent by guests
  • Some found the hotel a bit dated
  • Some had poor views from their rooms
  • Breakfast room was small (guests often brought breakfast back to their room)
Editor's Picks
Book from ~C$101 
Good value downtown Vancouver hotel with indoor pool and suites with kitchenette 

  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, cookies, newspapers
  • Rooms were very clean and spacious with comfy beds
  • Location was an easy walk to restaurants, shops, groceries, attractions and public transit
  • Staff were friendly and helpful
  • Restaurant on site offered good meals at a reasonable cost
  • Good value according to guests
  • Underground self-parking is $16 and valet parking is $25, plus tax per night
  • Wi-Fi did not work well in some guest rooms
  • In-room furnishings were a little dated
  • Some found the continental breakfast a little basic

Tips For Staying In Vancouver

Choosing A Hotel in Vancouver

Quick Summary of Most Popular Areas

Downtown Vancouver: home to the world-famous Robson Street, this area is full of excellent dining, entertainment and shopping options
Gastown: Victorian architecture, First Nations art galleries

Stanley Park: gardens, art exhibitions and lots of trees, everything you'd expect from a park, biking/rollerblading path

Granville Island: family-friendly and a hub of activity 

Simon Fraser University: is on Burnaby Mountain, although SFU also has satellite campuses in Vancouver and Surrey. 

Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal: connecting to Victoria Island (arrives in Swartz-Bay in 1 hour, 30 minutes), as well as the Southern Gulf Islands and Nanaimo

Where to Stay in Vancouver
If you're visiting Vancouver and you don't plan to check out Gastown, Stanley Park or Granville Island then you may as well curl up into a ball and lock yourself in a closet. You must check out these places as they are what make Vancouver...well, Vancouver.

Obviously staying in a hotel in downtown Vancouver is a popular choice, especially if you are there to go shopping or to check out Robson Street (remember the 2010 Olympic Games? Ya, that street.) You are close to most of the action and only a stone's throw from most of the popular tourist areas like the ones I mentioned above. However, be prepared to pay a premium for these hotels as the law of supply and demand is in effect (it's a bustling tourist area, what do you expect?). Some of these hotels will try to lure you in with spa, romance or site-seeing packages but with a bit of research you can usually set these up on your own.

So what makes each of the main areas of Vancouver unique, you ask? Well, if Victorian architecture doesn't put you to sleep then you'll probably enjoying a walking tour through the aforementioned Gastown (be sure not to wear fresh kicks though, you'll want something worked in and comfy for the stroll). If you're more adventurous and looking for something a bit more bustling then check out the farmer's market and live shows on Granville Island (take the bus there or ride a bike, parking is insane in the membrane). Finally, Stanley Park is fairly scenic with a bunch of gardens and artistic hubs, however do a bit of research first as to where you want to check out.

The Vancouver airport is located in the nearby city of Richmond, BC. If you're catching a flight in or out of the city (traffic can be a consideration) and you're not interested in staying in the downtown, you'll want to choose a hotel near Vancouver Airport or find something in Richmond.

Surrounding Area
Vancouverites like to spend their free time outdoors and staying active, and with outdoor playgrounds like the Coast Mountains and the Pacific coast, it's obvious why. In fact, you don't even have to leave Vancouver to go mountain biking, hiking, sea kayaking, sailing, or rollerblading. Grouse Mountain is one of those places where you can strike a couple items like hiking and skiing (in the winter) off your must-do-activities checklist. If you're into a more leisurely pace, Vancouver has a great paved sea wall for biking and rollerblading that winds through Stanley Park and part of downtown. For the more hardcore sports enthusiast, there's Whistler. A 2 hour drive from Vancouver, Whistler is a mountain biking, golfing, zip-lining, skiing paradise. Though most people probably know Whistler for its winter activities, there's just as much fun to be had in the summertime. However, if you're going to do Whistler right, you don't want to be driving back and forth to Vancouver and it's probably best to find somewhere to overnight in Whistler.