From reading other reviews, my expectations for this hotel were high and honestly I was a little disappointed. My girlfriend and I didn't get the best room- we were on the first floor, with our window facing the outside restaurant seating, which felt a bit intrusive and uncomfortable. If possible, try to get an upstairs (second floor of this two story hotel) room.
Being on Granville Island makes the hotel unique and distinctive- but not quite spectacular. What it does provide is a sense of seclusion or reprieve from downtown Vancouver, while still remaining accessible to it. Getting to downtown you'll have to get a cab, catch a bus (5-10 minute walk) or jump on a little aqua bus (boat) to traverse the waterway between the hotel and downtown.
If you've got kids, this is great place to stay- there's lots of places and fun things to do for kids on Granville Island. Arts and crafts enthusiasts will feel right at home too. On a plaintive note, the island is a bit "touristy" and somewhat busy with traffic. There's a concrete mixing plant located about 200 yards from the hotel as well, complete with a large fleet of mixing trucks, which I found a bit odd, but not to worry- it's not something you really notice until you actually walk by it.
- Also Known As:
- Hotel Granville Island
- Granville Island Vancouver
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Granville Island Hotel, a boutique hotel, offers a one-of-a kind experience. With welcoming staff to greet, a restaurant and lounge to entice, and a luxurious room to make you feel at home, the Granville Island Hotel is Vancouver’s best kept secret. With endless opportunities to dabble in local art & cuisine at the famous Public Market or to explore Vancouver by bike or kayak, the Granville Island Hotel offers something for everyone. Located just minutes from the village, the Granville Island hotel is the perfect get-a-way spot for couples looking for a quiet alternative to staying downtown. ... more less
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