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“Amazing New Years”

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Granville Island Hotel
Ranked #20 of 89 Hotels in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence
Vancouver, Canada
1 review
“Amazing New Years”
Reviewed January 7, 2013

We spent a night on new years eve there, where we got a complimentary pass to their event at dockside rest and lounge, and the night was perfect. We had:

Great friendly staff who didn't hesitate to go out of their way to help or make our stay more comfortable (A.J. in particular, never had seen a hospitality employee more helpful)
Excellent room, with amazing view
Awesome location

The only problem, the price for is a bit high for the room, and I think it is what it is due to location, otherwise the room should've been much cheaper..

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 2, 2013

For a wonderfully relaxing breakfast or brunch experience, the Granville Island Hotel is a favorite. Request a window table, sit back and enjoy the view of False Creek with it's varied watercraft and birds, as well as those strolling by on the boardwalk.

A breakfast item not to miss is the Brioche French Toast with sauteed bananas and Chantilly Cream ... with crisp salty smokey bacon . . . it's a perfect compliment of flavors and textures.

Enjoy!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed January 1, 2013

We have stayed at the Granville Island Hotel many times over the years. It is, on the evidence, our favourite place to stay in Vancouver. It is a great little hotel, with a superb location on Granville Island - easy access to shopping on Granville Island, 'downtown' by water taxi (and a walk) or on nearby Granville St./Broadway. One of our favourite things to do is take the water taxi over to Hornby St. and then walk/run around Stanley Park, but I digress! So, the rooms are generally great, but some have better views and are larger than others. The staff are very helpful and friendly. This is a pretty picky point but we were disappointed with the lack of access to some channels on the television - just not as broad a choice as we expected and I don't remember this issue from previous visits. Finally, the one long standing, niggling issue for me is the lack of a proper fitness room. A poor treadmill and stationary bicycle in the 'spa' room just doesn't cut it. For the price you pay at this hotel, one should have access to a much better facility. Yes, it is easy to step out the door and have great places to run but sometimes you just don't feel like being soaked in the Vancouver rain and it is nice to have the option to 'retreat' indoors.

Room Tip: This trip we were in room 321. Lovely, big room but right above the main entrance. This normally w...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 28, 2012 via mobile

We stayed just one night but service, cozy and comfortable rooms, and great location made our stay perfect. We walked along the sea wall for quite a ways and delighted in the Christmas lights on the boats in the harbor. Great food for breakfast in the public market. Staff at the hotel very pleasant and helpful. We will be back!

  • Stayed December 2012
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Reviewed December 28, 2012

Lovely rooms, loved the bathroom with big shower and the Spa Utopia toiletries. Next time I would request a room with a view. Great place to stay, so much to do on Granville Island, great restaurants, plays, market and shopping.

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Reviewed December 25, 2012

Wonderful place to stay if you want to stay in Vancouver without a car and be able to enjoy it by transit and the Market close by. Room is small but who wants to spend a lot of time in a hotel when you are in Vancouver! By the way, the shower is amazing!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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Reviewed December 22, 2012

This is our second stay at the Granville Island Hotel, and it surely will not be our last! Staff are very friendly and helpful, brilliant location, comfortable bed, child friendly. We had half our stay at another property and half at the Granville Island Hotel and we found the first place to tolerate kids, but not really embrace them. The Granville Island Hotel didn't bat an eyelid when we walked in with a toddler, and the Dockside restaurant is also child friendly. I'd give it 5 stars if there was an indoor pool :o)

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Additional Information about Granville Island Hotel

Property: Granville Island Hotel
Address: 1253 Johnston St | Granville Island, Vancouver, British Columbia V6H 3R9, Canada
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Location: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver > Granville Island & Fairview , Fairview
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#10 Family Hotel in Vancouver
#17 Business Hotel in Vancouver
#20 Romantic Hotel in Vancouver
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Granville Island Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 82
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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