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Granville Island Hotel
Ranked #20 of 92 Hotels in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence
Snohomish, Washington
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9 reviews
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“Kudos to the Parking Valet!”
Reviewed 17 August 2014

The hotel is an exceptional get-away with professional service from the time you park your car to checking out. Jessy (? I'm sorry if thats not correct) the valet was quick and on top of assisting us before the engine shut off. We watched him single-handedly master a wedding party in 90 degree weather! Check in was so helpful, letting us know what was going on locally (firework competition) and how to get around easily. Room was beautiful - we had a balcony overlooking the marina, it is small but perfect for a glass of wine and watching the goings on of the water traffic. It was our anniversary so we ordered the romance package and it was perfect. We ate breakfast onsite and enjoyed our meals, sitting both inside and outside. The housekeeper gave us complimentary water bottles on our way out for a hot day of touring. We will be back for sure. No negatives.

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Reviewed 16 August 2014

We are a family of 2 adults and 2 young children who stayed at the hotel in August 2014. Overall, we were very happy with our stay and the property in the general.

We had a corner room with a spectacular view east-facing over False Creek, a room that, despite being over the restaurant and with people walking along the water directly below us, was drop-dead quiet.

We had a pull-out couch and a large (California king?) bed. Very cozy.

The staff were attentive and listened carefully. A couple of times we had specific requests (more towels, empty the bar fridge, change room cleaning times) and these were met.

The bathroom was very large and the shower was great - a large rain-style shower with a handheld attachment. And it had a blue light in the head - interesting feature.

Close to the market - no more than 5 minutes' walk (and of course driving into Kitsilano or into Vancouver was easy, as was taking the ferry up False Creek).

Despite my initial concerns, parking was no trouble. Once or twice I think we nabbed the last spot in the parking area, but we were assured we could park elsewhere with little trouble if no spots were left.

A couple of things: this hotel isn't particularly kid-oriented. Small examples: no bathtub in our room. For kids, they love baths; our two-year-old was afraid of the loud shower. There is also no swimming pool (though a jacuzzi, sauna and exercise room). It is posh, it is boutique, it does cater to a certain segment. We were only able to stay because I received great rates through my employer, otherwise no. Because the hotel had no real kitchen or kitchenette we had to eat out most times which probably added a few hundred dollars to our eating bill over our stay. Also, the Wi-Fi was spotty at best, though free.

One bizarre side note: this hotel does apparently host business meetings (probably for local businesses/teams who want a nice location to meet) and at one point, though we were on the second floor, it appeared a few members from one of the groups had moved a portion of their meeting to the lobby area on our floor, and were having some kind of psychotherapy session. One woman was in a chair, in some kind of lucid dream, and another woman was firing questions at her: "What do you see in your inner dialogue?" "I see pastels and some background going by." "Do you know what it's trying to tell you?""It tells me things I think are real." It never disturbed me in any way, it just seemed... odd. And they must have been going at it for an hour at least.

Overall, I'd definitely stay again if I got my company rates and the kids were a little older.

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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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gihotel, Director of Sales at Granville Island Hotel, responded to this review, 19 August 2014
Dear Benjamin M

Thank you for your review and thank you for staying with us. I'm glad your company brought you and your family our way. Next time you can visit, ask for a room with a tub, as about a third of our rooms have them.

Thanks for the laugh too! I know exactly the meeting group you are talking about! They were a great group, and though I knew they were all over the hotel looking for one on one space, I didn't know they had made it upstairs too!

We'll see you next time!

All the best,
John Fialkowski
Sales and Marketing Manager
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Ingersoll, Ontario
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
Reviewed 15 August 2014

11 of us stayed at the Granville Island Hotel for a reunion - friends who had not met for 40 years. Great location. Excellent on-site bar and dining. Wonderful patio. A great central spot for walking, exploring and shopping Granville, and for taking short water taxis to other shoreline areas of Vancouver. I will stay here again, and recommend the hotel to my friends.

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Hamilton
1 review
Reviewed 15 August 2014

We stayed at this hotel for a wedding. The reception when we arrived at midnight was very personal and we were given our room within minutes of checking in. The location of this hotel is great as it is just a few minutes from the farmers market which you can spend most of the day at. The restaurants are great. The restaurant is hotel is excellent. We had breakfast and one dinner their during our four day stay and it was superb. The room was clean. We were very pleased and would return again in the future.

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Port Coquitlam
1 review
Reviewed 14 August 2014

Centrally located for our needs,
Friendly staff,
Easy walk on and off the island, easy for public transportation,
What more can be asked for
Restaurant service, selection, and menu are above average. Good job


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Vncouver, Canada
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 14 August 2014

We chose the Granville Island Hotel to house our cross Canada and around the world guests for our sons wedding and we couldn't have made a better choice.
The location is exciting with access the Granville Island with the market,many restaurant options and lots of entertainment options.It is the hub that all tourists visit but the hotel remains a clam haven once you enter it's doors.
The accommodations were great and the views from our room and the ground floor patio are pristine and the staff in every department from check-in to restaurant were friendly , helpful and eager to please.
Make thishotel one of your must do's on a visit to Vancouver

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Sherwood Park
2 reviews
Reviewed 13 August 2014

Fantastic location, excellent staff throughout, comfortable well appointed room. The restaurants were excellent and the view & location unsurpassed. Granville Island tends to be a bit of a traffic & pedestrian gong show but having the hotel within walking distance makes a difference. Thank you!

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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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