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Where to Stay in Vancouver

VANCOUVER, BC -: Vancouver bay aerial view in Vancouver, Canada. With 603k population, it is one of the most ethnically diverse cities in Canada.

Vancouver is one of the coolest cities in North America, if not the world. Located on Canada’s West Coast, in the British Columbia province, Vancouver receives over ten million tourists per year. Less than three hours from Seattle, Vancouver is also a popular weekend destination for travelers along the Pacific Coast of the United States, and Amtrak access makes this an easy trip. Vancouver has many interesting neighborhoods that display the many cultures that make up the city. There’s a fairly decent public transportation system for getting around, too. If you’re planning a Vancouver vacation, we’ve narrowed down some of the best neighborhoods to help you decide where to stay in Vancouver Canada.

We will cover off all types of Vancouver accommodation options from Hostels to luxury Vancouver hotels as well as how to decide where to stay in Vancouver, the best Vancouver hotels, best places in Vancouver to visit, the best places to stay in Vancouver, hotels near Vancouver attractions, Vancouver neighborhood guide and many more.

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Downtown Vancouver – Where to stay in Vancouver for nightlife

Downtown is the hub of Vancouver, and an excellent place to stay, especially if it’s your first visit to Vancouver. The downtown area is very compact and transportation to other parts of the city are easily accessible. Points travelers will find many global hotel brands to choose from and there are tons of restaurants to sample downtown. Downtown Vancouver is on a peninsula, so chances are, if you have a higher floor room, you’ll have pretty fantastic views of the surrounding Burrard Inlet or Strait of George.

Where to stay in Vancouver downtown

Cheapest Backpacking Hostels in Downtown:
Cambie Hostel – Seymour
Samesun Vancouver
Urban Hideaway Guesthouse
St Clair Hotel – Hostel

Budget Hotels in Downtown:
Kingston Hotel
Barclay Hotel
YWCA Hotel Vancouver
Hotel Ambassador

Mid range Hotels in Downtown:
Executive Hotel Le Soleil
Days Inn Vancouver Downtown
Metropolitan Hotel Vancouver
EXchange Hotel Vancouver

Family Friendly Hotels in Downtown:
Rosewood Hotel Georgia
The Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront
Auberge Vancouver Hotel
Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel

Affordable Luxury Hotels in Downtown:
Hyatt Regency Vancouver
Fairmont Pacific Rim
Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver

VANCOUVER - Vancouver Science World at night, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. This building was designed for EXPO 86.

West End – Where to stay in Vancouver with family

For a neighborly and local vibe with easy access to all the attractions of downtown, consider staying in the West End of Vancouver. An extension of the downtown area, West End is also the closest neighborhood to the amazing Stanley Park, a must-see for anyone visiting Vancouver! The West End is an older, established neighborhood with an eclectic mix of residents.

It’s a very trendy place to live or stay, and you’ll find many shops and restaurants catering to residents and visitors. It’s a very safe neighborhood, and the proximity to Stanley Park makes it a great place to stay for families visiting Vancouver with children, as there’s lot of room for them to run and play, as well as the tide pools and beaches along the water.

Best places to stay in West End

Cheapest Backpacking Hostels in West End:
Hostelling International
Samesun Vancouver
St Clair Hotel – Hostel
Urban Hideaway Guesthouse

Budget Hotels in West End:
Sandman Suites Vancouver – Davie Street
Hotel Ambassador
Howard Johnson Hotel by Wyndham
English Bay Hotel

Mid range Hotels in West End:
The Burrard
Landis Hotel & Suites
Residence Inn by Marriott
Sunset Inn and Suites

Family Friendly Hotels in West End:
Century Plaza Hotel & Spa
Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre
Embarc Vancouver
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites

Affordable Luxury Hotels in West End:
Shangri-La Hotel, Vancouver
La Grande Residence at the Sutton Place Hotel
The Sutton Place Hotel Vancouver
Wedgewood Hotel & Spa

Vancouver British Columbia Canada - Stanley Park and Vancouver Skyline in summer

Coal Harbour – Where to stay in Vancouver on a budget

Coal Harbour is also sometimes just called the Waterfront. It’s just adjacent to downtown, but is a bit more laidback and quiet. Across the water from the Stanley Park seawall, Coal Harbour hotels have excellent views of the water and mountains. If you want to be close to the heart of Vancouver, but in a slightly less touristy locale, Coal Harbour is an excellent choice. In addition to the marina, there are dozens of places to eat, from casual to upscale. You can follow the Seawall path all the way to Stanley Park, or jump on a bus to get anywhere else in Vancouver. The seaplane center is also located in Coal Harbour; an excellent way to tour Vancouver!

Best places to stay in Coal Harbour

Cheapest Backpacking Hostels in Coal Harbour:
Cambie Hostel – Seymour
C & N Backpackers – 927 Main

Budget Hotels in Coal Harbour:
Buchan Hotel
English Bay Hotel
Barclay Hotel

Mid range Hotels in Coal Harbour:
Riviera on Robson Suites Hotel
Greenbrier Hotel
Tropicana Suite Hotel
The Listel Hotel Vancouver

Family Friendly Hotels in Coal Harbour:
Coast Coal Harbour Hotel by APA
Blue Horizon Hotel
Lord Stanley Suites On The Park
Times Square Suites Hotel

Affordable Luxury Hotels in Coal Harbour:
Loden Hotel
Hyatt Regency Vancouver
Trump International Hotel & Tower Vancouver
The Westin Bayshore, Vancouver

Paved pathway along Coal Harbour and modern residential buildings in the background. Vancouver Canada.

Gastown – Where to stay in Vancouver first time

Just east of downtown and Coal Harbour, Gastown is a fun neighborhood best known for a steam clock located on Water Street. The neighborhood name comes from “Gassy” Jack Keaton, who owned a bar here in the mid-19th century. Gastown is one of Vancouver’s most historic neighborhoods, but is also full of trendy bars, restaurants and souvenir shops. If you are a fan of craft beers, craft cocktails, or anything hipster, you should consider staying in Gastown. It’s a short walk to the CRAB Park at Portside waterfront park, as well as the Waterfront transit station and the SeaBus ferry terminal to Lonsdale.

Where to stay in Gastown Vancouver

Cheapest Backpacking Hostels in Gastown:
Urban Hideaway Guesthouse
Cambie Hostel Gastown
C & N Backpackers – 927 Main

Budget Hotels in Gastown:
Kingston Hotel
YWCA Hotel Vancouver
Barclay Hotel
Patricia Hotel

Mid range Hotels in Gastown:
EXchange Hotel Vancouver
Delta Hotels by Marriott
Auberge Vancouver Hotel
Ramada Limited Vancouver

Family Friendly Hotels in Gastown:
Fairmont Waterfront
Pan Pacific Vancouver
Executive Hotel Le Soleil
L’Hermitage Hotel

Affordable Luxury Hotels in Gastown:
Fairmont Pacific Rim
Rosewood Hotel Georgia
Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
Hyatt Regency Vancouver

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada - Steam Clock in Gastown District

Yaletown – Where to stay in Vancouver with a car

Located on the southern part of the Vancouver peninsula, Yaletown is a great place to stay in Vancouver. Yaletown was once the warehouse district, but now home to many young, trendy professionals. Old warehouses now hold many restaurants, bars and home and fashion boutiques.

As a more residential neighborhood, you’ll find more amenities such as grocery stores, drug stores and neighborhood parks in Yaletown. There’s a seawall here, too, perfect for cyclists and joggers. If you’re visiting Vancouver for an event at BC Stadium or the Rogers Arena, you won’t get any closer than Yaletown. Access to the rest of Vancouver is simple, thanks to Canada Line Station right in the neighborhood.

Best places to stay in Yaletown

Cheapest Backpacking Hostels in Yaletown:
Samesun Vancouver
Hostelling International Vancouver
St Clair Hotel – Hostel
Urban Hideaway Guesthouse

Budget Hotels in Yaletown:
Howard Johnson Hotel by Wyndham
YWCA Hotel Vancouv
Hotel Ambassador

Mid range Hotels in Yaletown:
OPUS Hotel
Best Western Plus Chateau
Moda Hotel
VI At Rosedale On Robson

Family Friendly Hotels in Yaletown:
Hampton Inn & Suites
Rosedale on Robson
Hotel BLU
The Westin Grand, Vancouver

Affordable Luxury Hotels in Yaletown:
the DOUGLAS, Autograph Collection
JW Marriott Parq Vancouver
L’Hermitage Hotel
Embarc Vancouver

Vancouver BC, Canada. High end luxury condominiums in the Yaletown district of Vancouver.Vancouver skyline with high end real estate in Yaletown.

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Where to Stay in Vancouver

Where to Stay in Vancouver

Where to Stay in Vancouver

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Hi, my name is Samantha, Finance Managing Guru by day, Travel Blogging Enthusiast by... well... day too! Haha! Travelling King is the destination hotspot for the wannabe traveller! Showcasing affordable, luxurious getaways for the budget conscious!With the combination of my financial knowledge and travelling experiences I aim to show you, with a little planning, the right budget and a realistic goal you can fulfil your travel fantasies and explore the world whatever your budget or desires may be!