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Old 10-04-2013, 02:06 PM   #1
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Hotels near port in Vancouver

My DW and I are booked on the 6/2 Alaska cruise--checking out hotels near the port and need advice on a reasonable hotel to stay at the night before the cruise. Upon checking the hotels they seem very expensive. Anyone have some imput as to a reasonable hotel near the port? Thanks for your imput.
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Old 10-04-2013, 02:13 PM   #2
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Last month we stayed at Sutton Place. It was $200 for the night. Great location, walking distance to a lot of shopping, eating, etc. we would stay there again for sure.

The cab ride to the port was $7
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Old 10-04-2013, 02:17 PM   #3
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OP, suggest you look at the Vancouver FAQ thread, currently on p. 2 of this forum. Hotel information is on the first page. The FAQ author suggests using hotwire or Priceline for bargains and consulting Trip Advisor for reviews. Vancouver is a major tourist destination, hotels are not cheap, ever.
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Old 10-04-2013, 02:52 PM   #4
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We stayed at 910 Beach Avenue. It was 'ok'. Room was clean and nice enough, to me it felt like the room got a bit stuffy so I'd open the patio door to let fresh air in, the problem being you can't go to sleep with a wide open patio door.

Was one of the less expensive, but still fairly nice options. Breakfast was just a simple continental (juice, coffee, pastries, bagels, cake).
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Old 10-04-2013, 03:41 PM   #5
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We got reservations at Pan Pacific in July 2011 for $135 a night. The going rate this year seems to be $160, which is still great for that area. In Vancouver we found that the Holiday Inn/Hampton Inn places are close to $200 so that was actually a bargain. The location of the Pan is fantastic as well and they will come to your room and pick up your luggage for the cruise since the terminal is below the hotel. It is central to many areas in the city.
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Old 10-04-2013, 04:08 PM   #6
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The Rosedale on Robson is pretty close...
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Old 10-04-2013, 05:08 PM   #7
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We booked through Hotwire at the end of July this year and ended up at the Delta Vancouver Suites Hotel for $143 (+ tax = $177.60). It was right near the SkyTrain and walking distance even with our luggage to the terminal. We were very pleased with it.
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Old 10-04-2013, 06:44 PM   #8
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We stayed at the Blue Horizon and loved it. An easy walk to the Aquarium, Stanley Park, the port area and the lookout tower, tons of restaurants and stores within a few blocks, felt safe and comfortable walking around. The rooms were spacious and well-kept. The hotel staff was busy but kind. Every room has a view. And the price was quite affordable. We paid in the $120 a night range, which seemed more than fair for the standard of service. I would highly recommend it.

In terms of access to the port, we walked it in 10-15 min the day before sailing to scope out the path, and were planning on just wheeling our luggage over ourselves. This would have been totally easy, but it was pouring rain come the morning, so we took a cab. It was less than $10 and worth it to arrive with luggage and selves still dry.
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Old 10-04-2013, 07:35 PM   #9
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We stayed out at the the airport at the Holiday Inn Express and just drove in that morning. Had I to do it over again, I would TOTALLY stay at the Pan Pacific. The extra money for the right-at-the-port room is totally worth it, IMO.
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Old 10-04-2013, 07:50 PM   #10
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We stayed two nights precruise and one night postcruise at the Delta Vancouver Suites. I booked directly with them because I needed to be able to cancel since we weren't sure if my mom was going to be well enough to travel and Hotwire has no cancelation. We were very pleased with the rooms, staff and location. Since we were traveling with kids it was nice having the little extra bedroom for the space and privacy. I think we paid around $170 per night on an AARP rate. We walked to and from the hotel to the Skytrain to get to and from the airport. We would have walked to the Port, but it was also raining on our sail date so we paid $7 for a cab.
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Old 10-07-2013, 04:08 PM   #11
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Lbgraves how in the world did you get the Pan Pacific for $135/night? I've been watching it for months and it's always posted around $200/night. We sail may 2014.
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Old 10-07-2013, 07:19 PM   #12
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We stayed at the Days Inn Downtown before our cruise from Vanvouver to Las Angeles. It's not the fanciest but it worked for us. We had a packth the hotel that included $10 towards breakfast in the hotel restaurant.

It's 2 or 3 blocks from the cruise terminal; an easy walk.

We took the train from the airport to a couple of blocks from the hotel; it was about 7.50 each

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Old 10-07-2013, 08:26 PM   #13
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We stayed at the Pan Pacific for our 2011 Alaskan cruise. We got a great rate on Hotwire.
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