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Granville Island Hotel
Ranked #20 of 92 Hotels in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence
Calgary
2 reviews
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“Prime location for quick trip for 2”
Reviewed 24 May 2011

Awesome check-in service as they were able to quickly set us up for early check in and a sweet room with a view of the water. The beds were luxuriously comfortable. The shower with the rain shower head felt so good. The hot tub/sauna facilities are pretty disappointing as there are workout machines right in the same spot. We were primed for a soak after tons of walking in the rain!! The workout equipment is again lame with minimal machines and people soaking in the tub right beside you. They really need to fix that up. I purchased the Bed and Breakfast package but was disappointed that the bill for a moderate breakfast was always more than the package would cover. Not a huge deal but still a hassle.
All on all I'd stay here again for a couple night get away for 2. Can't beat the location in one of my favourite spots Granville Island.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Chase, Canada
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Reviewed 24 May 2011

Great location, very quiet but interesting setting. I have stayed here many times.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled on business
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Huntsville, Canada
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Reviewed 24 May 2011

I have stayed here three times and I have always been impressed with the service and the quality of the rooms. It has always been quiet and clean. I go to Vancouver for work and my client's office is in Yaletown so I take the Aquabus across False Creek from the hotel every morning and evening and it is the best commute in Canada! (save $$$ and buy tickets if you are taking the aquabus over several days)

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled on business
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Edmonton, Canada
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Reviewed 24 May 2011

Truly a hidden gem! The staff were friendly and courteous, and the room and bed were comfortable. Really enjoyed sitting out on the patio enjoying the sun and the view.
3 visits to the dining room left me feeling a little conflicted. The food selection and the food itself were excellent, but the service was less so. Staff seemed flustered, not organzed, particularly at the host(ess) desk.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled with family
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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 20 May 2011

I booked an upgraded King room with a view and ended up beside the elevator in a room that looked pretty dated and uninviting. Same quality as a Sandman hotel but paid $250 per night for the room.
It was an acceptable hotel, but definitely not worth the outlandish price.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled on business
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gihotel, Director of Sales at Granville Island Hotel, responded to this review, 26 May 2011
I am very dispointed to hear that a guest did not see the value of upgrading to our Superior rooms. These rooms with a King Beds and full water views overlook False Creek and are very popular.

While the hotel realizes that guest opinions are subjective, for those looking to have a room overlooking the peaceful and beautiful False Creek, no hotel in Vancouver offers a better view.
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Portland, Oregon
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Reviewed 14 May 2011

granville island is a community in itself. you could easily spend most of your time there since there are lots of restaurants and a fantastic public market featuring lots of food. you can set off on serious walks or just hang out and watch the local water scene. quiet at night without the often ugly street level scene you encounter at more glamorous high-rises (yes the high-rises can give you great views but coming out at street level you feel like you've walked into a seedy bus station environment). A design school campus brings a funky element to the scene as well as individual artist studios. Overall seems to be a part of life for Vancouver residents so you're not stuck looking at crowds of unattractive tourists.

Room Tip: best-332,333,316,314,315. good-331,315 (balcony)
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  • Stayed April 2011, travelled with family
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Winnipeg, Canada
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Reviewed 9 May 2011

We stayed here for the simple reason of location. And Man! Was that a great reason to stay here. The hotel itself was average plus, but as I mentioned the location nails it. Seems the rooms were a bit limited when we stayed so the room wasn't as much as I had hoped. There was a large function going on when we got in 11:00 ish on a Sunday night. Really rocking and that's not a bad thing eh :) But chasing down something to eat this late on the island was hopeless. Understandable for the hour and it being a Sunday. Did check out the restaurant during regular business hours several times and the food, service and beer brewed on premisise was an all around thumbs up! The market is a must go too. I don't care where you've been in your travels. It's a really cool market. Hope this helps!

Room Tip: I think you have to book earlier than later :)
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  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Granville Island Hotel
Address: 1253 Johnston St | Granville Island, Vancouver, British Columbia V6H 3R9, Canada
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Region: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver > Granville Island & Fairview , Fairview
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#10 Family Hotel in Vancouver
#17 Business Hotel in Vancouver
#20 Romantic Hotel in Vancouver
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Granville Island Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 82
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Granville Island Hotel, a boutique hotel, offers a one-of-a kind experience. With welcoming staff to greet, a restaurant and lounge to entice, and a luxurious room to make you feel at home, the Granville Island Hotel is Vancouver’s best kept secret. With endless opportunities to dabble in local art & cuisine at the famous Public Market or to explore Vancouver by bike or kayak, the Granville Island Hotel offers something for everyone. Located just minutes from the village, the Granville Island hotel is the perfect get-a-way spot for couples looking for a quiet alternative to staying downtown. ... more   less 
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