I have been visiting Vancouver and staying at the YWCA Hotel since 2009. Whilst I have stayed at another hotel a few times when the YWCA Hotel was fully booked, I have always preferred to stay here.
The location is very idea as it's walking distance to Rogers Arena and BC Place. As well as many other smaller venues in the downtown area such as The Vogue and Commodore Ballroom for example.
It's very easy to get to via public transit, the bus from the BC Ferries ends it's route just a couple minutes walk away and not much further is the Stadium-Chinatown Skytrain Station. If you're coming from the airport via skytrain you can walk from the Vancouver City Centre Station in about 10 minutes straight down W Georgia St. Or you could cross the road and take the skytrain from Granville Station to Stadium-Chinatown Station, it's only one stop and you wouldn't need to buy another ticket to ride, it may take about the same amount of time, maybe a couple minutes quicker, but if the weather is gloomy it may be a nice alternative. I unfortunately have no experience with driving there or their parking options.
There are many near by restaurants within walking distance and the hotel provides mini fridges in the rooms which is convenient when you want to bring leftovers back or too keep drinks in so you don't have to keep visiting the vending machines. I unfortunately have never used their on site kitchen facility.
I have found the staff wonderfully friendly and helpful, once refunding me for a vending machine eating my money and most recently giving me a 10% discount on my stay because I frequent their hotel and it was Christmas time.
The hotel has recently renovated their room and I do hope they start working on renovating the bathrooms. They're not horrible but could use a nice upgrade, even if it's just some new shower heads. Though it's nothing that could deter me from wanting to stay there.
(Also no free wifi which is unfortunate.)
I already have another reservation to stay here in the a couple months and I plan to stay here whenever I need to visit Vancouver in the future.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- YWCA Hotel Vancouver offers a warm welcome to all travellers and is a comfortable, safe and affordable place to stay at the heart of downtown's arts and entertainment scene. All rooms are private and there’s a choice to suit your needs and budget - from single rooms to quints. The modern 155 room facility has air-conditioning, mini-fridges, telephones, TVs, guest area kitchens, wireless Internet access, laundry rooms, a coffee bar in our lobby and meeting rooms! The YWCA Hotel is just a stroll away from Robson Street, the city's shopping and restaurant mecca. Other nearby neighbourhoods worth exploring include Historic Gastown, Chinatown and trendy Yaletown. The YWCA Hotel was the recipient of the Best Bargain hotel in the 2009 TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards and recently received TripAdvisor 2011 Certificate of Excellence. Come and discover for yourself why YWCA Hotel is worth checking into! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Vancouver Ywca Hotel