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Skwachays Lodge

2.5 of 5 Lodge   |   31 West Pender, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 1R3, Canada (Downtown)
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Kelowna, Canada
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Skwachays re-opened three weeks ago, after a nine-month renovation. Now, Vancouver has a beautiful, simple, modern, inspiring hotel that's budget-conscious. The artwork, name and interiors are Native-inspired, and each room is decorated differently (mine featured metal string art above the headboards, and a perfectly synchronized palette of green+teal+gray throughout). It was super-close to where my meetings were, and a perfect... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Skwachays was a pleasurable experience. Adrian at the front desk was very knowledgeable of the local area and of the hotel's mission. To think that the Travel Lodge was the same price blows my mind. The rooms were unique and beautiful. The location was colorfully. The lounge had me feeling like a celebrity. Let's just say the hotel made my... More

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

Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoy the hotel and Vancouver. We hope to see you back very soon. More

Vancouver Island, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our stay at the Skwachays Lodge has been wonderful. The rooms are fantastic the staff ever so helpful. They even moved bags from cab to our room. It is so close to everything China town, Down town Vancouver. The decor and art work is totally stunning. I would recommend Skwachays Lodge and our next trip back to Vancouver we will... More

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

Thank you we are happy to see your stay was enjoyable. Hope to see you again soon! More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Skwachays Lodge is a little gem! We booked 3 rooms, all of which had been individually designed by resident artists who had given their time and considerable skills at no cost. Two of our three rooms had balconies - from which rose a massive totem pole. They were spacious and clean - the beds were extremely comfortable! The staff were... More

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

Thank you for your review on Skwachays Lodge. We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and enjoyed the sunshine in Vancouver. Hope to see you back very soon! More

Vancouver, Canada
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Skwachays Lodge is perfect. It is close to downtown and China Town. The room was very confortable, and everithing was cleaned. The staff was friendly; moreover, they help you since you are getting out of the cab until you leave the lodge. I will recomend Skwachays for sure.

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

Thank you for the glowing review, we are glad that you enjoyed Vancouver and the Skwachays Lodge. We hope to see you back very soon. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had booked two rooms at Skwachays Lodge in downtown Vancouver almost 9 months ago. Since then they have undergone a complete renovation utilizing some of Canada's finest interior designers and decorators. All rooms feature local "First Nation" art and each was decorated by a different designer. The beds are comfortable with quality bedding and linens, rooms are completely equipped... More

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

Thank you for taking the time to write a review about the Skwachays Lodge. We are very happy to hear you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you back at the hotel very soon! More

Regina, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Skwachays Lodge is a fantastic hotel in every way. It is centrally located and close to every where one would want to go in Vancouver. It has clean, large, beautiful unique rooms and an extremely friendly and helpful staff. It is socially responsible and has a beautiful art gallery in the lobby. I would definitely recommend it and stay there... More

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

Thank you for your review, great to see that you enjoyed your stay and the city. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place has it all: social enterprise, local culture, art, hospitality, and convenient location all wrapped up in a beautiful, cozy and modern package. The rooms are great, the folks who run it are so welcoming and the First Nations art is beautiful. We will be back.

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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 the time to write a review about the hotel and our staff. Our guests satisfaction is our main priority and we truly happy to see we managed to make your visit to Vancouver more enjoyable, We hope to see you again... More

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were visiting Vancouver for the first time and were lucky enough to have a tour guide suggest Skwachays Lodge. They had been open just under two weeks. The place is a gem! Not only is it clean, beautiful,....and the staff is over-the-top friendly, but it is also part of a social enterprise effort that is helping to restore parts... More

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

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on the Skwachays Lodge, we are happy to see that you enjoyed your stay. We are very proud of our Hotel. Looking forward to welcoming you back to our hotel soon. More

Fairview Park, Ohio
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We needed a place to stay between when our train arrived at 11:30p and our cruise boarded at 11:00a the following day. Accommodations for four were looking north of $400 CAD. We just needed a basic place to sleep and store our stuff for twelve hours. Life never quite goes the way you plan, and between a holiday weekend-related track... More

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

Thank you for taking the time and writing a review for the Skwachays Lodge Hotel and Gallery. We reopened the lodge in August 2014 after a long full renovation. We are very proud of the completed project. We are located in one of Vancouver’s oldest neighbourhoods, neat Chinatown and Gastown. The area the Skwacahays Lodge is located is in an... 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*
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The Skwachays Lodge is a NEW boutique hotel at the crossroads of Vancouver's historic Gastown and Chinatown. Just west of the Millennium Gate the Skwachays is fast becoming a Vancouver landmark. This stunning addition to Vancouver's urban landscape provides a uniquely Aboriginal experience to our visitors and guests. Guests experience many traditional Aboriginal elements, including the preserved 106 year old fir that was rescued from the old hotel and transformed into beautiful door lintels. The Lodge also has a sweat lodge and a number of gathering places including an artists' workshop, a smudge room and an art gallery. The staff has teamed up with local First Nations communities, tourism operators and attractions to create educational and experiential adventures. ... more   less 
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