Vancouver, Canada is said to be one of the most beautiful cities in the world with a mountain backdrop and downtown beaches. The city is great for those that enjoy the outdoors. In the warmer seasons, tourists and locals alike enjoy walking around the seawall of Stanley Park or viewing the gorgeous mountains from the sandy beach of Kitsilano.
For those wanting to get on the water, they can boat on English Bay or whale watch in Salish Sea. If you want to get indoors to some museums, check out Science World, Museum of Vancouver, or the Museum of Anthropology. In the winter, Grouse Mountain has some great views of the city and amazing skiing and snowboarding. At night, check out the restaurants and shops in Gastown.
While Canada can be expensive, there are many great affordable hotel options for visitors. Here we will go over three hotels that are conveniently located to top attractions and public transportation.
Victorian Hotel is a beautiful hotel that is a five-minute walk to the Gastown district of Vancouver. It has many great attractions within walking distance from the hotel, like Vancouver’s playhouse, Vancouver Lookout at Harbour Center, and the Gastown Clock.
There are two metro stations within a quick 5-minute walk from the hotel, which are Granville Skytrain station and Waterfront Skytrain station. Just outside of the hotel, guests can easily reach cafés and restaurants as well, including Autostrada Osteria, the Victorian Hotel’s onsite restaurant.
The charming building that homes Victoria Hotel was built in 1898 and still offers some of the original exposed brick walls, high ceilings, hardwood floors, and period antiques. The hotel offers free WiFi and a 24-hour front desk. There is parking available on-site for an additional charge.
Guest rooms can accommodate between two and four guests. For those traveling with children, the hotel offers extra cots or beds for an additional charge. Rooms can be reserved with private bathrooms, although a few of the guest rooms share a bathroom. All rooms include coffee makers and free toiletries.
Past guests have described their stay as exceptional. They enjoyed the beautiful rooms with comfortable beds, the friendly and helpful staff, and the great location close to restaurants, shopping, and the metro station.
514 Homer Street, V6B 2V6 Vancouver, Canada.
4.3 out of 5
Price per night:
The Burrard is an open and bright hotel that is close to shopping and restaurants. Within a half-mile, guests can walk to Orpheum Theatre, Vancouver Art Gallery, or the Robson Street shopping area. The Yaletown Roundhouse Skytrain station is also just a half-mile away and can take you to many of Vancouver’s main attractions.
The hotel offers an outdoor lounge, a coffee shop, and a free business center with printing and faxing capabilities. While there is not a fitness center onsite, guests can get passes at the hotel to go to the Steve Nash Fitness center. Parking is available onsite for an additional fee.
Guest rooms can accommodate between two and four guests. For families traveling with babies and toddlers, they also offer free cots upon request. Each room includes free WiFi, a TV, a coffee machine, and a fridge. All rooms also have their own private bathroom with free toiletries.
Guests that have stayed at The Burrard in the past have loved their stay. They like the nice vibe of the location, the friendly and helpful staff, and the modern and clean hotel rooms. They also enjoyed the free bikes that were available at the hotel.
1100 Burrard Street, V6Z 1Y7 Vancouver, Canada.
4.3 out of 5
Price per night:
YWCA Hotel Vancouver
The YWCA Hotel Vancouver is a modern hotel that is directly across from the BC Place Stadium and Rogers Arena. It is also just steps from the Stadium-Chinatown Skytrain station that can get you to many of Vancouver’s top attractions. In walking distance, you have many performing arts centers like the Queen Elizabeth Theatre, the Center in Vancouver for Performing Arts, and the Vancouver Playhouse.
The hotel offers many great amenities such as the use of three different kitchens that include dishes and cooking utensils. In addition, there is a coffee shop located in the lobby of the hotel. The hotel also offers free WiFi throughout the property and a fitness center. There is parking available on-site at an additional charge.
Guest rooms sleep between two and four adults. All rooms come with a refrigerator, AC, and a desk. Some rooms share a bathroom while others have a private bathroom.
Past guests have described the hotel as superb. Many love the location of the hotel being close to numerous shops, restaurants, and bars. They also liked the comfortable rooms, the friendly staff, and the overall clean hotel.
733 Beatty Street, V6B 2M4 Vancouver, Canada.
4.2 out of 5
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About our budget hotel recommendations in Vancouver
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Please note, we only list hotels that have an aggregated guest review rating of at least 4.0 out of 5. We aggregate all reviews from different booking sites and other unbiased review websites. Any hotel listed here should have a price of $100 or less per night. Hence, you can be certain all hotels listed above offer you a great and affordable stay in Vancouver.
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Top 3 budget hotels in Vancouver
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