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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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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Public Wifi
Wheelchair access
Room features
Accessible rooms
Air Conditioning
Family Rooms
Non-Smoking Rooms
Refrigerator in room
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With the recent exodus of massive new building projects hitting the neighbourhood, Chinatown; which has always been one of the city's most vibrant areas; is even more buzzing and buoyant than ever before. Playing host to some of the city's best pan-Asian cuisine, from fusion food to traditional home-cooking, Chinatown has remained faithful to its roots as a space which clambers with shop signs and welcomes diners to the table. More that that, it has a hip experimental vibe to it, with trendy pop-ups and catchall market shops. The biggest of Canada's Chinatowns, it is also home to an expansive Chinese garden whose manicured grounds inspire and delight, its ponds and pagodas drawing walkers in for an stroll. Take in the red streetlights, the playful awnings, and the upbeat air that suffuse this area.
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Really enjoy staying at indigenous Skwachays Lodge. Supporting our indigenous community is not just a privilege, it is a moral responsibility. Easy to get around from this location. Plenty of funk and fun in Vancouver.
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Had a very pleasant stay at this hotel from December 25-28, 2018. Staff was nice- Carlos in particular was very friendly, location excellent, rooms beautiful and clean. Only thing that leaves some room for improvement is breakfast. Everything else was wonderful!
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This is on my keeper list. Many reviews talk of kind family attention. You will feel like you have found your artistic, kind family welcoming you home. We love native coastal art, and there are some beautiful examples in the gallery, reasonably priced. All the things you hope
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Response from Maggie E, General Manager at Skwachays Lodge
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you so much for your review. I am so happy to hear you enjoyed joining our family for your stay in Vancouver. Your home away from home is the feeling we like our guests to experience. Come back soon.
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The staff were wonderful. Super polite and helpful. Great lobby/gift show and common kitchen area. I left my camera behind and emailed a week later when discovered. They had the camera and were willing to package it up and courier it back to me.
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Response from Maggie E, General Manager at Skwachays Lodge
Responded 2 weeks ago
I am so glad to hear that the team at Skwachays Lodge did their usual exceptional job both during and after your stay. I will pass along your feedback to them. Thank you for sharing your experience about our social enterprise and I hope that you will come back soon. Warmest regards,
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Skwachays Lodge was featured in Time Magazine's 2018 World's Greatest Places, a list of 100 places in the whole world you can experience right now. Of the hotels mentioned, it may well be the cheapest. It's definitely one you shouldn't miss if you go to Vancouver. Staying at
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I can tell you that we did not hear a peep from the other rooms. Honestly, the street noise was more than tolerable with all windows to the street open. As in any major city you get street noise, however we never found it intrusive. I hope my review helped in your search for nirvana!
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How far is this hotel from the cruise ship port?
Or I did Uber around Vancouver. Much cheaper than taxi. For $5 I was able to travel cross town.
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Yes you can have a smudge room and sweat lodge experience - there is a cost to this . The best thing to do is to send a email to the hotel and find out what current rates are. If there are only 2 of you they maybe able to put you with others which reduces the cost. I stayed there for 3 nights and September and loved the hotel.
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"Look at the suites in the website before selecting one."
"Top floor was very quiet."
"All rooms are ok i think"
"All rooms unique, definitely not corporate"
"Northern Lights suite was up several steps which I found difficult, but the stairwell made the room feel even more airy and spacious"
$119 - $269 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
CanadaBritish ColumbiaVancouverChinatownCentralDowntown
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