Posted: 10/29/2023 | October 29th, 2023
Spend a few days here, and you’ll see why it’s consistently ranked as one of the most livable cities in the world.
Vancouver is the third largest in Canada. As a traveler, there aren’t a ton of areas you are going to stay in as you’ll want to be fairly centrally located but Vancouver is still big enough that you can spend a lot of time commuting if you aren’t careful.
To help you figure out where to stay in Vancouver, I’ve created this detailed list. It includes a brief description of each area, why I like it, and my favorite accommodations in that neighborhood so you know exactly what to expect.
Here’s everything you need to know about where to stay in Vancouver:
Where to Stay in Vancouver for First-Time Visitors: Yaletown
This upscale neighborhood just south of downtown is perfect for families, couples, and first-time visitors. There are half a dozen parks to enjoy when the weather is nice and you’re right along the water, which means views of nearby Granville Island. It’s also one of the trendier neighborhoods, with lots of chic shops, cocktail bars, healthy restaurants, and likely the odd celebrity if you look carefully. There aren’t many hotels here so it has a more residential feel than other parts of the city. The major soccer, hockey, and football arenas are all here too.
Best places to stay in Yaletown:
- MIDRANGE: Rosedale on Robson Suite Hotel – This three-star hotel features rooms with kitchenettes that have microwaves, stovetops, and a fridge. There’s also a continental breakfast with fresh waffles. The rooms, while dated, are large, have good light, and have comfortable beds. There’s a TV and desk in each room too and the hotel has an indoor pool. I think it’s the best value hotel in the area.
- LUXURY: OPUS Vancouver – This upscale, five-star hotel has large, contemporary rooms painted in bright, vivid colors that feature Nespresso machines, super comfy beds, desks, and flat-screen TVs. The bathrooms are large, with heated floors, decent shower pressure, and plush bathrobes. There’s a stylish cocktail bar downstairs as well as a fitness center too.
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