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2.5 of 5 Lodge   |   31 West Pender, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 1R3, Canada (Downtown)
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Toronto
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56 reviews 56 reviews
14 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had a number of meetings in Vancouver last week. I had heard of the new 'Aboriginal Art' hotel in Vancouver .... and was intrigued by the website comment that the hotel was for 'socially responsible travelers' . So we wanted to support this amazing 'social enterprise' ..... the hotel rooms subsidize the work/live spaces of the aboriginal artists whose... More 

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SkwachaysGM, General Manager at Skwachays Lodge, responded to this review

What a beautiful review. Thank you for the detailed description of your stay with us. That the Gallery and the Hotel are social enterprises which support the Artists in Residence program in our building is the icing on the cake. I feel that the guest rooms and the Gallery art and gifts are exceptional. That you feel the same way... More 

Pemberton, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just back from a mini-break in Vancouver, I was looking for something unique and special and we found it in the Skwachays Hotel. The property is beautiful, the rooms are uniquely designed unlike any other I've found in Vancouver. We love art, and staying in a property that promotes art, community and connection is a lovely way to spend time... More 

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SkwachaysGM, General Manager at Skwachays Lodge, responded to this review

As one of the many new businesses happily located on the Downtown Eastside I am glad to hear that you shared your comfort with our community. Our Aboriginal art and culture hotel is such a special project, great hotel and good works that your assistance with getting the word out is appreciated. Thank you for the very positive review and... More 

Btown wa
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Travel isn't just about earning points, it's about valuing your time and engaging in all of the offerings of the city you visit. Skwachays Lodge takes your overnight experience to a whole new level. Not only do you have the benefit of a fabulously, uniquely designed room that you'll never find anywhere else, you can view amazing Aboriginal art in... More 

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SkwachaysGM, General Manager at Skwachays Lodge, responded to this review

Wow! Where do I start? Your description so aptly captures who we are and what we try to offer all our guests. I am thrilled by your review. Thank you for taking the time to describe our hotel and the many things our neighborhood has to offer. Please come and stay again, soon. Regards, Maggie More 

West Vancouver
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband & I decided to get away from the Christmas rush, booked ourselves into the hotel for the night of December 23rd and felt as though we were the luckiest couple in the world. We travelled the short distance from West Van to Vancouver & experience a wonderful 24hrs. The hotel is a gem with a wonderfully, friendly staff.... More 

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SkwachaysGM, General Manager at Skwachays Lodge, responded to this review

Magical is a great way to be remembered. My team and I are so glad to hear that your hotel experience exceeded your expectations. We truly appreciate your feedback and that you enjoyed our great location in the beautiful city of Vancouver. Come back and see us soon. More 

North Vancouver, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
24 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

My husband and I live in North Vancouver and decided to spend a weekend in the city to celebrate his birthday and take in the Grey Cup. While there are many amazing hotels in Vancouver, this one offers somthing special as it promotes and supports Aborignal art and culture (and affordable housing via social enterprise!). It is truly beautiful from... More 

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SkwachaysGM, General Manager at Skwachays Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing Skwachays Lodge for your recent stay in Vancouver. We greatly appreciate that you took the time to write the review about the hotel and our staff. Our guests’ satisfaction is our main priority and we are truly happy to see that we managed to make your visit to Vancouver more enjoyable. I will be sure to... More 

vancouver bc
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39 reviews 39 reviews
27 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

I've stayed at Skwachays three times now when I have to be in Vancouver for work, and I have loved every stay. The staff are friendly, polite, and very helpful. The rooms are ridiculously clean and spectacular when it comes to design. I've stayed in a different room each time and fallen in love every single time. The beds are... More 

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SkwachaysGM, General Manager at Skwachays Lodge, responded to this review

I am thrilled to hear that you are enjoying your stays at Skwachays Lodge. Repeat guests opinions are extremely important to me and the fact that you are pleased with the hotel and it's services is very gratifying. We plan to offer In Room Dining beginning November 29th so hopefully on your return visit you can enjoy a beverage by... More 

1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 via mobile

Great place to stay overnight visiting Vancouver BC Canada. Right across the street from the mall, and Chinatown. The room was very clean and everything is brand new. They place a high emphasis on security and you are given a key card to get into the doors and in the elevator and into your room. This boutique hotel opened about... More 

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SkwachaysGM, General Manager at Skwachays Lodge, responded to this review

I think we've worked out the mechanical system kinks and I am sorry if you were less than completely comfortable. I appreciate the feedback but am thankful the rest of your stay went well. Our small Aboriginal art and culture hotel is truly unique. No two rooms are alike and each is beautiful. Come back and see us again, soon.... More 

Saanichton
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We stayed at the Skwachays Lodge while going to the the hockey game with our kids and friends. It was a busy weekend and this hotel was $50 cheaper than others in the area. No pool or parking, but that was okay as we were taking a limo to and from the ferry and we were only there for the... More 

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SkwachaysGM, General Manager at Skwachays Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your succinct and kind review of our hotel. The hotel is located at the edge of Gastown, Chinatown and 2 blocks from Rogers arena so finding things to do and places to eat is not a problem. We will begin offering food and beverage service own Restaurant Kayatchn, the Welcome Room starting November 29th. We... More 

Manhattan Beach, California, United States
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

We loved this hotel. All the people we spoke with were so passionate about the hotel and it's goals. The room was very nice and the gallery had wonderful indigenous artwork. I would recommend this hotel to anyone looking for an interesting and artistic Vancouver experience. We we ended up getting several items from their local artisans and then walked... More 

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Todd J, Guest Relations Manager at Skwachays Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing the Skwachays Lodge for your recent stay in Vancouver. We greatly appreciate that you took time to write a review about the hotel and our staff. Out guests' satisfaction is our main priority and we are truly happy to see that we managed to make your visit to Vancouver more enjoyable. We hope to see you... More 

Belvidere, Illinois
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

nice room before cruise , neighborhood is a little questionable, but we had no problems, got in late and left early so did not see all they had to offer , Stanley park was beautiful. I would be happy to stay there again .

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Todd J, Guest Relations Manager at Skwachays Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing the Skwachays Lodge. We hope that when you return next time you spend sometime getting to know our hotel and the city of Vancouver. See you soon! More 

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Address: 31 West Pender, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 1R3, Canada
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Location: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver > Downtown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Skwachays Lodge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 18
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