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“Live Band Right Below Our Room”

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Granville Island Hotel
Ranked #20 of 92 Hotels in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence
Seattle, Washington
Level 5 Contributor
49 reviews
13 hotel reviews
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“Live Band Right Below Our Room”
Reviewed 9 January 2013

This hotel is a great value and they gave us a nice room with a water view. However, they didn't warn us they would have a live band New Years Eve in the dining room right below our room. I realize hotels have special New Years Eve celebrations but you would think they could have told us and asked if we wanted a different room since the band played till almost 2:00 am and we were waking early the following morning to get to the border to avoid the long lines. The Island is interesting and we enjoyed browsing in the market. It is conveniently located for getting around to shopping and dining but you have to drive and parking meters have to be fed 7 days per week to 10:00 pm. Other than the live band, it probably would be a good place to sleep.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Portland, Oregon
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Reviewed 8 January 2013

I stayed here with my 20 year old niece with New Year's and we had a wonderful time. The room-with-a-view has a luxurious feel, with nice linens, furniture and lighting. We had a balcony and a wonderful view of the city and the marina. This place is unique in many ways. Nice and friendly staff, fun location with the market and shops nearby, comfortable rooftop hot tub and sauna. We had dinner somewhere else so I can't say anything about the food. We came to the NY party in the hotel after 9p.m. and we could only sit in a small area somewhere close to the kitchen, which was kind of awkward. All other tables were taken by dinner guests. Then we moved to the lounge where a dj was playing and we danced all night. I had a good internet deal for 2 nights, but even if you pay full price it is good value for your money. Fun things to do: just wander around the island, visit the market, take the ferry to the other side of town, bring your camera with you (lots of opportunities!). Check out was crazy on January 1, because of a computer issue. Lots of people were charged more than they had used. Despite this potentially stressful situation the front desk staff were patient, courteous and very helpful. Good job!

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with family
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gihotel, Director of Sales at Granville Island Hotel, responded to this review, 9 January 2013
Thank you very much for taking the time to review the hotel!

Your comments mean so much to us.

I just wanted to clarify that although we did have a glitch with the computer on New Year's we were able to fix all issues so that guests were not double charged.

I really do appreciate your comments and we look forward to seeing you soon!

Cheers,

Christine Louden
Sales and Marketing Manager
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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 7 January 2013

We spent a night on new years eve there, where we got a complimentary pass to their event at dockside rest and lounge, and the night was perfect. We had:

Great friendly staff who didn't hesitate to go out of their way to help or make our stay more comfortable (A.J. in particular, never had seen a hospitality employee more helpful)
Excellent room, with amazing view
Awesome location

The only problem, the price for is a bit high for the room, and I think it is what it is due to location, otherwise the room should've been much cheaper..

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Beautiful BC
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Reviewed 2 January 2013

For a wonderfully relaxing breakfast or brunch experience, the Granville Island Hotel is a favorite. Request a window table, sit back and enjoy the view of False Creek with it's varied watercraft and birds, as well as those strolling by on the boardwalk.

A breakfast item not to miss is the Brioche French Toast with sauteed bananas and Chantilly Cream ... with crisp salty smokey bacon . . . it's a perfect compliment of flavors and textures.

Enjoy!

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with friends
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Wolfratshausen
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Reviewed 2 January 2013

We have stayed at the Granville Island Hotel many times over the years. It is, on the evidence, our favourite place to stay in Vancouver. It is a great little hotel, with a superb location on Granville Island - easy access to shopping on Granville Island, 'downtown' by water taxi (and a walk) or on nearby Granville St./Broadway. One of our favourite things to do is take the water taxi over to Hornby St. and then walk/run around Stanley Park, but I digress! So, the rooms are generally great, but some have better views and are larger than others. The staff are very helpful and friendly. This is a pretty picky point but we were disappointed with the lack of access to some channels on the television - just not as broad a choice as we expected and I don't remember this issue from previous visits. Finally, the one long standing, niggling issue for me is the lack of a proper fitness room. A poor treadmill and stationary bicycle in the 'spa' room just doesn't cut it. For the price you pay at this hotel, one should have access to a much better facility. Yes, it is easy to step out the door and have great places to run but sometimes you just don't feel like being soaked in the Vancouver rain and it is nice to have the option to 'retreat' indoors.

Room Tip: This trip we were in room 321. Lovely, big room but right above the main entrance. This normally w...
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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Tacoma, Washington
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Reviewed 29 December 2012 via mobile

We stayed just one night but service, cozy and comfortable rooms, and great location made our stay perfect. We walked along the sea wall for quite a ways and delighted in the Christmas lights on the boats in the harbor. Great food for breakfast in the public market. Staff at the hotel very pleasant and helpful. We will be back!

  • Stayed December 2012
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Coquitlam, Canada
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Reviewed 28 December 2012

Lovely rooms, loved the bathroom with big shower and the Spa Utopia toiletries. Next time I would request a room with a view. Great place to stay, so much to do on Granville Island, great restaurants, plays, market and shopping.

  • Stayed December 2012, 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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