Vancouver’s year-round temperate climate makes it one of the favourite choices for best places to live in. These budget Vancouver hotels give you a sample of the sweet life on your Vancouver holiday.
Originally an apartment building in 1912, the Sylvia Hotel was named after the original owner’s daughter, and opened Vancouver’s first cocktail bar in 1954. Just five minutes from downtown Vancouver, the hotel is a prominent city landmark and a designated Heritage Building, making it one of the city’s treasures. It’s also a great value for the money, with its beachside location surrounded by tennis, rollerblading, kayaking, and swimming facilities. Its 120 rooms are spacious, comfortable, and clean, their design matching the historic character of the exterior.
Another delightful Vancouver hotel is the Buchan Hotel, offering travellers quiet comfort at affordable prices. The Buchan was built in 1926, and is located in the heart of downtown Vancouver, just one block from Stanley Park. The hotel offers guests tour arrangements to selected attractions, complimentary coffee at the guest lounge, cable TV, laundry facilities, and vending machines. They take special pride in their collection of historical Vancouver prints displayed throughout the hotel.
Also ideally located just one block from the shops and restaurants of Davie Street, and a two minute walk from English Bay is Hostelling International Vancouver Downtown. A wonderful alternative to booking a hotel stay, the hostel serves up free breakfast daily and offers free wireless Internet. Dorm rooms have four beds, personal lockers, and secure key-card access, and private rooms are available. Stanley Park is only a short walk away, but guests who prefer staying indoors can play pool or foosball in the game room, spend some quiet reading time in the library, or lounge around the TV room.