Posted March 2, 2011 by Adam Toren in City Guides

Budget Hotels in Vancouver, British Columbia

There are many hotels in Vancouver for the economy-minded. There are budget hotels designed for business travelers, families on a budget and backpackers that want their own secure room. Vancouver’s budget hotels are clean, safe, and most of all, cheaper than the rest of the posh hotels in the city. Visitors don’t have to break the bank to visit a top city and they can always find savings and discount packages on travel.

Hotel Residence: YWCA of Vancouver

Located at 733 Beatty Street in Yaletown, The YWCA of Vancouver is a great choice for visitors traveling through or staying for a longer period of time. It is an older building, but in a great area where families can feel safe and secure. It has 155 units and some of them have private bathrooms for guests to use. If you are on a limited budget this is a great hotel to stay at. Amenities include fridges, hairdryers, TV, non-smoking rooms, mini fridges, data ports, laundry services and air conditioning. There are restaurants nearby to sample and there are a few supermarkets and BC Liquor Stores in the vicinity. There is also a common area in the hotel that offers three kitchens. Guests have access to the gym at the co-ed YWCA fitness centre that is just up on Burrard Street. Call 800-633-1424 or 604-895-5830 or visitwww.ywcahotel.com for more information.

Days Inn Vancouver

Days Inn Vancouver is located at 921 W. Pender Street in Downtown Vancouver. This cozy hotel has 85 rooms, some of which have showers. It is a conveniently-based hotel that is located within a 1910 heritage building in Vancouver’s financial district. It is close to everything in the city and is a great choice for travelers that don’t need all the fuss that the larger, more expensive hotels offer. In-room amenities include fridge, TV, air conditioning, coffee makers, hairdryer, safe, iron, and Internet access. This hotel has water views as well, so you won’t feel closed in. Other services include non-smoking rooms, dry cleaning, concierge, laundry service, bar and restaurant. Call 800-329-7466 or 604-681-4335 or visitwww.daysinnvancouver.com.

Century Plaza Hotel

This contemporary hotel, located at 1015 Burrard Street, provides guests with convenience, relaxation and a place to get away from it all. This hotel features a famous spa, restaurant, kitchens in the suites, and even a comedy club. It is a convenient place for travelers, located in the heart of downtown and close to all major landmarks, restaurants, bars and beaches. You can relax, wine, dine and see a hit comedy show all in one stay! Call 604-687-0575 or toll free at 800-663-1818. Visit their Web site at www.century-plaza.com.

Bosman’s Hotel

Located at 1060 Howe Street, Bosman’s Hotel offers friendly service and comfortable rooms for stays of any length. It is suitable for travelers on a budget or people that are just looking for a short stay. You will most likely pay 50 percent less for your room than at other more expensive hotels nearby. The price also includes free parking and free Internet access, which is great for business travelers. Call 604-682-3171 or check out their Web site atwww.bosmanshotel.com.

Empire Landmark Hotel

The Empire Landmark Hotel is located at 1400 Robson Street in the West End. Conveniently located close to Robson Street shopping, restaurants and nightlife, this hotel offers fantastic services and great views of the North Shore Mountains. They even have a revolving rooftop restaurant, called Cloud 9. The tallest hotel in the West End, this hotel features 357 rooms and also offers a business centre, concierge services, excellent views and amenities. This budget hotel is a great choice for families and business travelers, as it is close to everything and in a safe area. Call the hotel at 604-687-0511 or visit their Web site for more information atwww.empirelandmarkhotel.com.

Best Western Downtown Vancouver

Located at 718 Drake Street, the Best Western Downtown Vancouver is in a good location for travelers that want to check out the entertainment scene and be closer to the beaches. With a White Spot restaurant on the ground floor, this hotel is only five blocks from the Granville Theatre area and has features such as a jacuzzi, a game room, an exercise room, shuttle service, babysitting, non-smoking rooms, a tour desk and corporate services. It is safe for families, but it is good to remember that if you have young kids, it is located in a nightlife-oriented type of area. Call 604-669-7070 or visit www.bestwesterndowntown.com.

Blue Horizon Hotel

A funky 1960’s budget hotel, the Blue Horizon Hotel is located at 1225 Robson Street. It is close to everything a tourist could need, including Robson Street shopping, entertainment, bars and restaurants. This hotel is cheaper than the neighboring hotels like the Listel Vancouver and The Pacific Palisades. It has great views and the rooms have a lot of space and are very clean. If you are into keeping “green,” then make sure you reserve a room on the green floor that has efficient lighting and recycling bins everywhere. The facilities included are an exercise room, sauna, dry cleaning, jacuzzi, indoor pool and non-smoking hotel rooms. Call the hotel at 604-688-1411 or visit www.bluehorizonhotel.com.

Ramada Inns and Suites

Located at 1221 Granville Street, the Ramada Inns and Suites is in the perfect location for touring the city and other specific neighborhoods like Granville Island, Kitsilano and Yaletown. The hotel is a bit like a motel and has small desks and dark wood furnishings. When you book your room, make sure you ask for a view or else you might end up with a wall in your face when you look out the window. The suites have kitchenettes, sofa beds and dining areas, which is great for traveling families. Facilities include access to a sports club, non-smoking rooms, free Internet access and a lounge and bar. Call 604-685-1111 or toll free 888-835-0078. Visit their Web site, www.ramadavancouver.com, for more information.

Howard Johnson Hotel

The Howard Johnson Hotel is located at 1176 Granville Street and was renovated to suit the budget traveler. The rooms are spacious and furnished with kitchenettes while facilities include health club access, electronic key access, alarm clocks, laundry service, non-smoking rooms, dry cleaning, concierge services, and a bar and restaurant. It’s close to the cruise ship terminal, Stanley Park, GM Place, Chinatown and so much more! You can dine at Wing’s Tap and Grill just below (some of the best wings in Vancouver!) or dance the night away at Crush Champagne Lounge or the Caprice Nightclub. Guest are given free passes to Fitness World and the hotel is pet-friendly. It is a simple place to stay while traveling and rooms are inexpensive. Call 604-688-8701 or visit www.hojovancouver.com for more information.

Sylvia Hotel

Located at 1154 Gilford Street in English Bay, the Sylvia Hotel is close to Denman Street shopping, Stanley Park, tons of restaurants and only a 5-minute walk to downtown. It is a charming hotel that boasts an absolutely gorgeous old cocktail lounge and bar that was built back in 1954. Facilities include room service, non-smoking rooms, dry cleaning, restaurant, bar, and concierge services. This hotel has some of the best views for a low price and the staff is extremely friendly. Call 604-681-9321 or visit the hotel Web site at www.sylviahotel.com for more information.

Georgian Court Hotel

Located at 773 Beatty Street, this budget hotel is close to the Playhouse, Queen Elizabeth Theatre, B.C Place Stadium and GM Place and you can make it to the core of downtown in a mere 15 minutes. With 180 rooms, this hotel was built in 1984 and has remained modern ever since. Also business-friendly, this hotel provides Internet access and other business essentials. The bathrooms are big, and the rooms are spacious and clean. Facilities include a health club, sauna, business centre, laundry, non-smoking rooms, jacuzzi, concierge, and a bar and restaurant for onsite dining. Visitors can also dine well locally at Beatty Street Grill, DIX Barbeque and Grill, or La Terrazza Restaurant. Call toll free 800-663-1155 or locally 604-682-5555. Visit www.georgiancourt.com for more information.


Adam Toren

Adam Toren
Adam Toren is born and raised in Vancouver BC and loves everything Vancouver BC has to offer. He loves traveling and exploring new and unique restaurants and places around the world.