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Hotel choice-help!

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Hotel choice-help!

We are arriving at YVR midday on a Friday in July. We want to go directly to the hotel and then to Granville Island using public transportation. Could you please give some midrange hotel suggestions that would be convenient for our plans. We will be taking the ferry the next day to Victoria so that needs to play into our choice as well. Thanks for all your help!

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1. Re: Hotel choice-help!

Are you still arriving at 2 pm at YVR? You can count on 45 - 60 min to get through Customs and pick up your luggage. And if you are taking Canada Line into the city, count on 26 minutes to the end of the line at Waterfront.

How many in your party? If 2, have a look at St. Regis. It's one block away from Canada Line's Vancouver City Centre station, and is right next door to Granville Station to take you 10 minutes to Pacific Central Station bus depot for Pacific Coach Lines. Still no car, right?

If they have no availability, you could try Delta Suites, or Hampton Inn or Georgian Court, both on Beatty St. the YWCA Hotel on Beatty St.. You could also have a look at The Victorian on Homer or the Ramada Ltd on Pender. All these are reasonably close to a Canada Line Station and the other skytrain stations. If you mean this July, you'd best get moving on a reservation NOW.

To get to GI on the bus, you need to be on Granville St. for the #50 False Creek South bus which will take you right there. Or you could take the Canada Line to Olympic Village Station and transfer to the #50 bus from the other direction.

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Be sure to get over to Granville Island soon after you check in and drop your bags. Someone recently expressed disappointment with their visit because they arrived just as everything was closing up for the day. Among the main attractions are the public market, itself, and the craft shops. According to the Granville Island website, they close at 7:00 PM. Presumably, they start winding down a bit before that. Here is the website for further info -

http://www.granvilleisland.com/

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So, why not the Granville Island Hotel?

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Just back from staying at 910 Beach - is an apartment hotel, is reasonable, clean, quiet (if you stay in a back room) and in Downtown, right by the ferry acorss to Granville Island. I'd recommend it. Most buses going down Granville St will take you from the rail station (from airport) to nearby this hotel.

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I was lucky enough to make reservations at the Hampton Inn and 910 Beach. Any thoughts as there is a pretty big price difference.

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The Hampton is no doubt more expensive. It's in the downtown "city" and close to restaurants and window shopping. It's closer to PCS. You would have to walk 6 level blocks to Granville @ Robson to catch the #50 bus to GI.

910 Beach is right across False Creek from Granville Island. You could take the Granville Island Ferry or the Aquabus back and forth from there. Beach Ave is .... well at the beach. You could go for a walk along the waterfront from Sunset Beach to English Bay or even as far as 2nd Beach. Lots of fun activities on the water there. It's unlikely you would have a view of the water, too many highrises between the two.

From the Hampton you would walk a block to Stadium Station and go to Main Station for your bus to Victoria.

From 910 Beach, you would have to walk one block to Burrard at Pacific to catch the #22 Knight bus to within a couple of blocks of Pacific Central Station for your bus to Vic. 11 minutes travel time, $2.50 and frequency is every 20 minutes.

Depends if you want city or waterfront.

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7. Re: Hotel choice-help!

Great info-you really are destination experts! Thanks again.

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