We recently took a trip into the historic fishing village of Steveston just south of Vancouver. This small corner of the predominantly Asian city of Richmond boasts numerous shops and eateries and sits right on the mouth of the Fraser river. After a taking a whale watching tour and enjoying some sight-seeing in the village and a late dinner with drinks, we decided not to drive, but spend a night at the only hotel in the area, the Steveston Hotel. This turn of the century building houses not only the hotel, but also a bar and a restaurant.
The room was old and antiquated and loud noise from the bar could be heard, but instead of complaining about it, we went into the bar and enjoyed some beverages with the very young crowd until closing time. Back into the room, the evening's libations took over and we passed out immediately. During the night, nature called and I was forced to use a shared washroom. These rooms are bare bones basic, old furniture, old matresses, old carpets with a musty smell. If you are looking for 2+ star accomodations, look elsewhere. This place caters primarily to the local fishermen and is in dire need of updating in almost every area. It is cheap, but you get what you pay for.