Great service (especially at the front desk and in the restaurant). Great food. Great views. Superb location. What more could a traveller ask for--except for maybe free parking. We really enjoyed our stay.More
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Great service (especially at the front desk and in the restaurant). Great food. Great views. Superb location. What more could a traveller ask for--except for maybe free parking. We really enjoyed our stay.MoreShow less
Thank you for taking the time to comment on your stay at the Granville Island hotel! We really appreicate your feedback! As a manager we feel very lucky to have such a great front desk staff!
We are currently working to create packages that include parking as we realize it is an added expense.
Thank you again for your time and kind words.
I lived in Vancouver, and when I go back, this is for sure the first hotel I am looking for. The hotel is nice, the restaurant is great, and it is really central. The best of all is that it is located on Granville Island. There is great restaurants close by, downtown is easily accessible, you have an amazing view of the city and the mountains, and you can have a quite night of sleep!
The Dockside restaurant has beautiful views and fantastic food, especially their eggs benedict for breakfast and the watermelon feta salad for dinner! My huband and I tried all the types of beers in a little flight from the micro-brewery onsite. It was perfect.
I have stayed here twice and would stay again. The first time I stayed was in the summer and I borrowed a bicycle from the front desk and biked around the seawall, what a great experience. The galleries on Granville and market are fun to see as well.
Checked into the hotel on Granville Island for a 3 night stay and our first reaction was WOW! A beautiful large modern style room with lots of windows. Great kind bed with very nice soft linens and fluffy towels. Best shower ...the bathroom was huge with an amazing huge ceiling shower head. Staff were very pleasant and helpful. The restaurant too was really great and prices were in line with good restaurants in Vancouver. Although the hotel has parking for a daily fee, it is best not to bring your car as the island is definitely best seen on foot and driving on the island is difficult as pedestrians are everywhere.
We just got back (home to the US) from staying at the Granville Island Hotel. We always stay there when we go to Vancouver because we feel at home there and it is the perfect location for us. Seems like that's where the locals stay. Every morning (and sometimes several times a day) we go to the Granville Island Public market for breakfast (sometimes lunch and dinner too and for pastries always - we like Stuarts and the Muffin Granny), I walk around False Creek every morning [which is just beautiful; this time I walked an hour from the hotel to Yaletown and walked around there for awhile. Went to my favorite market the Urban Fare. Didn't get to go in my Favorite Doggy boutique (Fire Hydrant) though cos it was closed. Then took the Aquabus back to Granville Island]. I miss my walks already. People are very friendly and the City is very dog friendly which was really nice. We usually eat at Global (Yaletown) but this time we tried the Keg (on Granville Island) and it had really good food. My husband loved his primerib hamburger and we tried an appetizer that we loved - tempura snap peas and asparagus with a soy dipping sauce. Yummy! We also took the ferry to Vancouver Island for the day. Got to go on a Whale watching tour - which I've been wanting to do for a long time. We had a blast and was a very memorable trip. Saw lots of animals thanks to our captain. I'll write a review for the Whale watching company we went on. Another thing we did was buy a bunch of Dutch Boy potato chips - they have unique flavors (like Ketchup, etc.) that we don't have back home. It wasn't easy bringing them back home though cos they are so fagile but worth the effort. We also brought back some candy bars that we can't find here and of course we brought back some berry bran muffins (Muffin Granny), scrumpets (Muffin Granny), and skor & peanut butter & m and m cookies (Stuarts). We love Granville Island and the Granville Island Hotel and will definety will be back. It's a great get away and feels like our second home. There's still so much to discover in Vancouver and lots of restaurants to try. On our last trip we got to visit Stanley Park and eat at the Red Door (on Granville St.) but sadly we didn't have time to do so on this trip.
Oh! the hotel has been renovated since our last stay two years ago. They did a nice job in updating it.
This hotel is great if you want to explore granville island. Our room was clean and large. The hotel restaraunt was ok, not outstanding but pretty good. The bar was really nice and I spent a nice couple hours there on a sunny afternoon enjoying a slow pint. You can walk to everything on granville island and there is a lot to see and do there. We had been to granville before but this was the first time we stayed at the hotel. Its a much better way to see the island. No fuss about parking. walk everywhere and return to your room for a drink and a hot tub when you are done.