Vancouver, BC – Accomodations 2

In addition to the Cambie International Hostel* and the YWCA*, here are a few lower and medium price suggestions to see if you can still reserve for your Vancouver visit. I am not quoting rates, as they will change for the time that the Winter Olympics are in town.

  • The Victorian Hotel – is in the center of downtown Vancouver at 514 Homer Street: 604-681-6369; Victorian Hotel, Vancouver, BC. With its delightful architectural details, and antique armchairs and buttoned sofas filling the airy public spaces, you can use the WiFi there or Ethernet in your room. There are shared bathrooms, cleaned multiple times a day, and fresh coffee is always available in the lobby. Restaurants are nearby.
  • Kingston Hotel is just a few blocks away from the first hotel. It is located at 757 Richards Street; 888-713-3304; Kingston Hotel, Vancouver BC. It is almost a century old as well. The owners have been on a multiyear renovation kick which has brought it into our time while maintaining a sense of the past. Some historic details survive, like the transom windows above the doors, which let air flow in the days before air-conditioning. Some rooms have ensuite bathrooms, others share the hall bathrooms, which are cleaned three times a day. The hotel’s guests have access to lounges, free Wi-Fi and continental breakfast, coin laundry, a refrigerator and even a new sauna.
  • Modestly-priced and more up-to-date, Vancouver offers the Blue Horizon at 1225 Robson. No shabby chic here, just the basics in a great, secure high-rise location. Blue Horizon Hotel, Vancouver BC.
  • *Cambie International Hostel – 300 Cambie Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 5T2, Canada, (877) 395-5335 is in a safe residential neighborhood near downtown. Cambie International Hostel, Vancouver, BC

    **YWCA Hotel is located at 733 Beatty Street; 604-895-5830. Y.W.C.A. Hotel, Vancouver, BC. It will be popular as it’s across the street from BC Place, where the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2010 Games are scheduled to take place.

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