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31 Pender St W, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 1R3 Canada
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#2 of 104 Specialty lodging in Vancouver
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Art, Culture, and Exceptional Hospitality Canada's first Aboriginal arts hotel, Skwachays Lodge, combines art and culture with exceptional hospitality. Eighteen one-of-a-kind guest suites, designed by local Aboriginal artists and Vancouver interior designers, tell stunning visual stories about First Nations culture and feature original artwork created by the participating artists. Centrally located in Vancouver's historic Gastown district, Skwachays Lodge is surrounded by acclaimed restaurants and popular attractions, making it an ideal location from which to explore the rest of the city. Offering the highest level of personalized service and premium in-suite amenities, Skwachays Lodge ensures guests enjoy a comfortable and memorable stay.
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Paid private parking on-site
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Tamara C wrote a review Nov 2020
vancouver4 contributions2 helpful votes
Rick provided an amazing stay at for us every step of the way at Skwachàys Lodge! We were upgraded to the king suite where the bed was very comfortable and so quiet as the windows overlook the courtyard. The sage and mint body wash was amazing. The location is within walking distance to everything in the downtown core, including excellent restaurants, Chinatown and eclectic urban life. Rick was very attentive about the current COVID restrictions and made us feel at ease for our whole stay. Also, the proceeds for our lodging go to the indigenous artists in residence which is a fantastic initiative. Overall, a really cool, creative, and welcoming stay in Vancouver. We'll definitely be recommending Skwachàys Lodge to our family and friends! Thanks so much Rick for a fabulous stay!
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Date of stay: November 2020
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Room Tip: King room was very comfortable and quiet!!
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Response from Lakshmi McCall, General Manager at Skwachays Lodge
Responded Nov 24, 2020
Thank you for taking the time to review your great stay at Skwachays Lodge. Rick and the team at our Lodge are exceptional in all ways. You've really noted several of our Skwachays high points - our beautiful and unique art themed suites, our amenities, our easy walking neighborhood and the many local features and for sure, your very safe stay with us here during this COVID time, And we are particularly proud of our Indigenous Artists in Residence social enterprise program where we support upcoming artists in developing their career. We really appreciate all your feedback and hope that you'll come back soon.
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Nichole B wrote a review Nov 2020
Cambridge, Canada7 contributions
I had the pleasure of staying at Skwachàys Lodge and Gallery about five years ago while on a work trip. It was such a treat staying in this historical and unique hotel. My room was the Drum Circle Room. In addition to one-of-a-kind and beautifully designed rooms, this hotel also offers Indigenous art and other amenities that other hotels don't. I also love the concept of revitalizing this charming old building and turning it into a social enterprise that benefits the local community. If only there were more inns like this throughout Canada. I look forward to the next time I am visiting the area, I will stay at the Skwachàys Lodge and Gallery again for sure!
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Trip type: Traveled on business
Room Tip: The Drum Circle Room was super comfortable, beautiful, and quiet and I loved gazing at the...
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Response from Lakshmi McCall, General Manager at Skwachays Lodge
Responded Nov 8, 2020
Thank you so much for review. Skwachays is indeed a unique and special place and one that holds the values of our social enterprise in high esteem. We enjoy showing our artist work to everyone that comes into our gallery and lodge. Thank you again for taking the time to review your stay at Skwachays Lodge. We really appreciate your feedback and hope that you'll come back soon.
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dannie2020 wrote a review Sep 2020
Vancouver, Canada383 contributions91 helpful votes
We were warmly greatly by Mark the GM and he instantly made us feel very welcome. This one of a kind boutique hotel feature stunning Indigenous artwork as well as uniquely decorated room. I love this hotel and will definitely come back. Rooms are clean and beds are comfortable.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Mark Finn, General Manager at Skwachays Lodge
Responded Oct 6, 2020
Dear Dannie2020, Thank you so much for your generous comments! It was a sincere pleasure to have you as our guest. I am delighted that you enjoyed the artwork and guest room. If you are planning a return to Vancouver and require accommodation please feel free to contact me directly at markf@skwachays.com Wishing you the very best Sincerely, Mark Finn General Manager Skwachays Lodge & Gallery
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AryaSt wrote a review Aug 2020
Toronto, Canada3 contributions
We had a great time at Skwachays lodge! The concept is brilliant and the staff are helpful and friendly (shoutout to Nobu)! The rooms are very tastefully decorated and the art gallery is beautiful! We’d highly recommend staying here and supporting creative businesses like this!
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Date of stay: August 2020
Response from Mark Finn, Owner at Skwachays Lodge
Responded Sep 1, 2020
Dear Aryast, Thank you so much for sharing your experience. The team and I were delighted to have you as our guests, and I am pleased to share your comment with our Guest Experience Agent, Nobu. He has been a great addition to our small team. We appreciate the trust you have placed in us during this challenging time and look forward to welcoming you back in the future! Sincerely, Mark Finn General Manager
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jjquilter wrote a review Mar 2020
Manitoba77 contributions33 helpful votes
This is such an amazing concept, Indigenous hotel, featuring Indigenous art, with an artists in residence program. I’ve had this lodge on my radar ever since reading about this adventure a couple of years ago. It didn’t disappoint. Our room was a beautiful design, the staff were all friendly and helpful, the breakfast room was lovely. The homelessness of Vancouver is unsettling and can make you wary walking the streets but not once were we approached or made to feel personally unsafe. The location is perfect for walking in Gastown and downtown Vancouver.
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Date of stay: February 2020
$139 - $272 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Skwachays Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Skwachays Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Find and Seek (0.04 miles), Vancouver Mysteries (0.2 miles), and SmartyPantz Escape Rooms (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Skwachays Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, reduced mobility rooms, and baggage storage.
Which room amenities are available at Skwachays Lodge?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Skwachays Lodge?
Guests can enjoy complimentary tea and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Skwachays Lodge?
Yes, a parking garage, paid private parking on-site, and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Skwachays Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Purebread, Sai Woo, and Jam Cafe YVR.
Is Skwachays Lodge located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.5 miles away from the center of Vancouver.
Are pets allowed at Skwachays Lodge?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Skwachays Lodge?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Yaletown (0.9 miles), Engine 374 Pavilion (0.9 miles), and Gaoler's Mews (0.2 miles).
Is Skwachays Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.