We were extremely pleased with our stay.
The hotel is located just a few blocks from the Metro. You can take the train from the airport to the hotel. There is also a very reasonable airport shuttle ($12/person, $19/couple) that leaves the YWCA 3 times per day.
We stayed in a room with a semi-private bath. We never had a problem using the bathroom at any time. It is very nice because there is still a sink in the room. If you stay here, don't forget to bring shampoo. There is also a small TV and a fridge in the room. That was very convenient as we tired of eating out every day. The rooms are very clean. The beds are a little firm, but the room is comfortable and we could regulate the temperature in the room.
There is a full-sized kitchen on several floors for cooking. There are also laundry facilities with reasonable prices. While we didn't use the parking garage, there was parking that cost less than other nearby lots. While not close to the hotel, adults staying here can use the YMCA across town for swimming and working out.
For people on a budget who want to spend money on activities rather than rooms, this is a great budget option, with rooms almost half the price (after taxes) of other nearby hotels. The location is very convenient. The staff were very friendly and helpful for giving directions and ideas for places to go.
There is internet available for a fee (both on lobby computers and through wi-fi). However, if you want to access free internet, you can get a free temporary internet access card at the Vancouver Public Library just 2 blocks away. They have computers available, or you can use their wi-fi. Plus, they have a beautiful entrance that is a worth a visit in and of itself.
In addition to saving money staying here, I felt good knowing that our hotel stay would help benefit the Y's social services efforts in the area. Overall, we were pleased with our stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- YWCA Hotel Vancouver offers a warm welcome to all travellers and is a comfortable, safe and affordable place to stay at the heart of downtown's arts and entertainment scene. All rooms are private and there’s a choice to suit your needs and budget - from single rooms to quints. The modern 155 room facility has air-conditioning, mini-fridges, telephones, TVs, guest area kitchens, wireless Internet access, laundry rooms, a coffee bar in our lobby and meeting rooms! The YWCA Hotel is just a stroll away from Robson Street, the city's shopping and restaurant mecca. Other nearby neighbourhoods worth exploring include Historic Gastown, Chinatown and trendy Yaletown. The YWCA Hotel was the recipient of the Best Bargain hotel in the 2009 TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards and recently received TripAdvisor 2011 Certificate of Excellence. Come and discover for yourself why YWCA Hotel is worth checking into! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Vancouver Ywca Hotel