Posted March 2, 2011 by Adam Toren in City Guides

Cheap Hotels Vancouver – Find Out Which Are the Best Cheap Hotels in Vancouver

Vancouver, British Columbia is home to a number of luxurious hotels and resorts where you can enjoy upscale amenities and high-class pampering. Expensive hotels do not fit into everyone’s budget, however, and with the good selection of cheap hotels in Vancouver, there is no excuse to miss out on all that a trip to Vancouver can offer. These hotels may not burden your wallet, but they are safe and clean, and offer a comfort and convenience to everyone from families, to couples, to those traveling on business. Keep your eye out for discount packages, especially with those that are part of a well-known chain.

Sylvia Hotel

1154 Gilford Street in English Bay

The Sylvia Hotel is a mere five-minute walk from cosmopolitan downtown, which is chock-full of dining, shopping, and entertainment options. Nearby Denman Street is another great shopping area, and nature enthusiasts, couples, and families can see just what locals love about the lovely Stanley Park. Featuring decent views and friendly service, the hotel provides room service, dry cleaning, concierge service, and non-smoking rooms.

Days Inn Vancouver

921 W. Pender Street in Downtown Vancouver
800-329-7466 or 604-4335

Utilizing a hotel chain is often a great way to go, especially when you crave familiarity. Day Inn Vancouver is one of the cheap hotels in Vancouver that is part of a reputable chain. It offers many of the standard amenities, such as a refrigerator, coffee maker, iron, safe, hairdryer, air conditioning and-ever important in this age-Internet access. Dry cleaning and laundry services, as well as concierge, bar and restaurant services are convenient for business travelers and families on the go. Luxury hotels haven’t monopolized the waterfront-Days Inn Vancouver guests enjoy views of the water from some of the 85 rooms, and some enjoy in-room showers as well. Businessmen and women like the proximity to the financial district, and guests of all purposes find this a convenient location for shopping, dining, nightlife, and outdoor fun.

Century Plaza Hotel

1015 Burrard Street
800-663-1818 or 604-687-0575
For a little luxury on a little budget, try the Century Plaza Hotel, which features a spa, restaurant, and even a comedy club. It has a contemporary feel and offers some extra amenities, such as kitchens in the individual suites. Its convenience is paramount, as it is located in the downtown core, which places it close by not only a smorgisboard of dining options, bars, and entertainment, but also several of the city’s celebrated beaches and all the major landmarks. Enjoy the city and the nature with ease.

Bosmans Hotel

1060 Howe Street
The Bosmans Hotel is the perfect stopover for those not staying long in Vancouver. It is the ideal place for business travelers and those on a rather strict budget. Internet access and free parking are included in the price, which is often half that of the more expensive surrounding lodging.

Hotel Residence: YWCA of Vancouver

733 Beatty Street in Yaletown
800-633-1424 or 604-895-5830
Trendy Yaletown is a great area to lodge in, and The YWCA of Vancouver is one of the great cheap hotels in Vancouver for all travelers, regardless of the length of your intended stay. Not all of the 155 rooms have private bathrooms, but other amenities include refrigerators, television, laundry services, hairdryers, and air conditioning. Non-smoking rooms are also available. The hotel’s common area offers the use of three kitchens, and guests who wish to keep up their exercise regimen may take advantage of the YWCA fitness center located on Burrard Street. Don’t be fooled by the age of the building; though it is old, it is safe and comfortable lodging, even for families. When hunger strikes, walk to some nearby restaurants or take a pass through one of the nearby supermarkets and cook up some dinner in one of the common-area kitchens.

Empire Landmark Hotel

1400 Robson Street in the West End
The Empire Landmark Hotel is located on a landmark street…if you are keen on shopping! Robson Street is a famed shopping paradise, and offers a prime selection of restaurants and entertainment. This hotel offers the most luxury for the best price, with its fabulous views of the North Shore Mountains, attention to service, business centre, and rotating restaurant fittingly named Cloud 9. Easy to spot, it rises above the other buildings in the safe and convenient West End, and its 357 rooms provide all the necessary amenities for families, singles, and business-minded travelers.

Georgian Court Hotel

772 Beatty Street
800-663-1155 or 604-682-5555
The Georgian Court Hotel is one of the cheap hotels in Vancouver that is far enough from downtown to allow a quieter and more relaxed existence, but that is close enough (roughly fifteen minutes) to enjoy the world-class entertainment that the city of Vancouver affords. Take in a play at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre or some high-energy entertainment at GM Place or B.C. Place Stadium. This modern hotel is not as old as some of the others, built in the mid-eighties. It’s a great place for business travelers with its Internet access and other business amenities. The 180 rooms and bathrooms feature ample space and are kept very clean. Keep up your exercise regimen at the health club and the sauna, relax in the Jacuzzi, do your laundry on-site, request a non-smoking room if needed, and dine in the bar and restaurant. If dining out is on your agenda, try nearby La Terrazza Restaurant, Beatty Street Grill, or DIX Barbeque.

Best Western Downtown Vancouver

718 Drake Street
The Best Western Downtown Vancouver is a great family-friendly choice with helpful amenities like babysitting, a game room and a shuttle service, as well as a good option for business travelers with its corporate services. Out-of-towners will find a helpful tour desk, an exercise room, and a Jacuzzi for relaxing after a day exploring the city. For dinner, try the White Spot restaurant, located in the base of the hotel, and then head over five blocks to the Granville Theatre for some excellent entertainment. Bear in mind that though the hotel is safe and family-friendly, the area has a very active nightlife.

Blue Horizon Hotel

1225 Robson Street

Eco-minded people will love this hotel, perhaps the hippest of the cheap hotels in Vancouver, straight from the 1960’s. Request a room on the “green” floor, which sports a number of recycling bins as well as energy-efficient lighting. A cheaper alternative to nearby luxury rises, the Blue Horizon Hotel still features great views, and offers appealing amenities and facilities like an indoor pool and Jacuzzi, an exercise room and sauna, and dry cleaning. Its location places it not far from fantastic shopping, dining, trendy bars, and entertainment. Non-smoking rooms available.

Howard Johnson Hotel

1176 Granville Street

People traveling with their pets should consider the pet-friendly Howard Johnson Hotel. This inexpensive hotel features rooms that offer adequate space and convenient kitchenettes. Travelers can take advantage of the health club, laundry service, concierge service, dry cleaning service, and on-site bar and restaurant. Guests with allergies may request non-smoking rooms, and all guests are given free passes to Fitness World. The hotel is a short distance from the expansive Stanley Park, entertaining GM Place, and one of the largest Chinatowns in North America.

Ramada Inns and Suites

1221 Granville Street
888-835-0078 or 604-685-1111

The Ramada Inns and Suites is ideal for tourists who wish to explore the celebrated neighborhoods of Kitsilano-don’t miss this fun beach-front area!-and trendy Yaletown, or the family-friendly Granville Island. Built in the style of a motel, its desks are small and some rooms feature a view of a neighboring wall, but suites contain kitchenettes, as well as sofa beds and dining areas that make these perfect for families or other larger groups. Business travelers will like the free Internet access, and facilities like a lounge and bar and a sports club provide on-site entertainment and activities.


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.