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No car? Which Hotel?

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No car? Which Hotel?

I am thinking of going from Seattle to Vancouver late May this year.

Basically city sightseeing. I hear you saying no car needed in Vancouver. Interesting. Recommendations for trip from Seattle-train? or?

Recommendations for trip to/from airport? Taxi?

For hotel location and other factors you might suggest which might be best bet? I have looked up l'hermitage, Loden and Wedgewood. We are two Manhattan-dwellers abotu 60 great walker,s not fancy people but willing to pay for a prime location in a hotel. thanks.

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1. Re: No car? Which Hotel?

Hi,

Amtrak Cascades is a 4 hour scenic journey from Seattle to Vancouver, 2 trains a day - morning and evening. No hassle at the border

True, you do not need a car in Vancouver. The downtown area is 2 km2 and takes 35 minutes to walk lengthwise and 20 min to walk the short way. Public transit is convenient and easy. How long are you planning on staying?

From the airport, you can take Canada Line into the city, 26 minutes. $7.75 or $9.00 depending on the day and time of day. When you decide if you're going to public transit this is the website to check out:

www.translink.ca

Any hotel downtown will do the job for you. Did you look at the Metropolitan? or Westin Bayshore?

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2. Re: No car? Which Hotel?

www.6717000.com/skycorp/vancouver.html

Use this map to see where everything is. It shows where the attractions downtown are. As you can see the train station is right close the skytrain that you can take close to your hotel if you come that way. Otherwise taxi from the airport is appx 40.00. Then you could check out google maps for a better perspective of how compact it is. As stated downtown is very walkable, I was very surprised when I got there and then just started wandering around. I started at the Pan Pacific hotel (by Canada Place) and soon ended up by the staduim. I even tried to grab the skytrain and then the shuttle bus to the Edgewater casino only to discover that I could have walked lol. Driving around downtown would be a hassle. If needed you can jump on a bus or the skytrain for any attractions that are further a field. (exact fare needed) The skytrain stations have machines where you can buy an all day pass for $9.75

I like to suggest a Seabus ride (part of the public transit system) over to North Vancouver. There they have the Lonsdale Quay market for shopping and eating etc.

If you want to venture outside of downtown Van, just find your closest skytrain station and jump on for a ride then you can see the outlying areas of Vancouver and explore a bit more.

Also Granville Island is a favorite. To get there you need to either take the www.aquabus.com or the http://www.granvilleislandferries.bc.ca/ Both have a number of stops along False Creek.

I would suggest a hotel in central downtown like the L'Hermitage you looked at its right on Richards St.

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thanks!

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