We had booked a road trip from Vancouver thru the Rockies and wanted to stay in Vancouver for a few days before embarking upon iy and after checking various hotels and prices we plumped for a king room with club lounge access at the Delta Vancouver hotel. The room we had was on the 9th floor and although not big was adequate enough with all the usual extras including canapes ( limited) in the evening and a continental breakfast ( plenty) in the morning including all soft drinks free 24/7. Whilst the lounge is not the biggest, it served its purpose for us and all the staff based there were friendly and helpful, especially concerning touristic matters.
But the biggest plus for this hotel is the shuttle service to the airport which is free ( takes 5 minutes) and runs every 20 minutes 24/7 (and it does). They also offer a free shuttle which runs a couple of times a day to the Mall in Richmond, which made for a good day out when it was raining. But as I say the shuttle to the airport is the best. We used it to get to the Skytrain station at the airport, which runs straight into downtown, which takes about 20 minutes and save a fortune on taxi fares as we bought the daily pass at £5.80 for one which included buses and the ferry in the pass, great value. This worked out fine for us as with the combination of skytrain and bus we could visit most of the sights in Vancouver quite easily from Stanley park to Granville island. This also enabled us to sightsee during the day then return to the hotel for a rest and those canapes before going out again to dinner in the evening albeit downtown or local in Richmond.
I appreciate that this is an "airport" hotel but in the 6 days we stayed there we did not hear any aircraft noise and bordering on the river had some nice aspects and found the shuttle service top class and in general the staff were friendly and helpful, especially the concierge desk. The only disappointment for us, was no direct shuttle to Steveston village from the hotel ( a must see), but we overcame this with our trusty Skytrain day pass, which includes the bus.
Parking is available at a charge, we didn't have a car so didn't check the price, plus free wi-fi and the only downside for me was the choice of restaurants at the hotel, which was effectively 1! But all in all we would recommend staying here as a base for Vancouver, its cheaper than the good downtown hotels of similar standing, and using the skytrain pass and their shuttle to the maximum, will save you money ie no need for taxis and still giving you the edge when you need to return to the airport for your flight home, via their shuttle of course. The cost for us based upon a 7 night stay in the above room, they have cheaper deals, works out around a £125 a night inc all taxes. But think of all those taxi fares you saved and you have the added pleasure of travelling on the Skytrain ( spotlessly clean and frequent) everyday to anywhere in Vancouver and part of the deal includes the ferry to the North shore too, which again is worth visiting.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Opened on November 1st 2014 as the Pacific Gateway Hotel. The hotel property is now a member of Preferred Hotel Group, a global collection of more than 650 independent hotels in 85 countries. In addition to the branding change, the Pacific Gateway Hotel at Vancouver Airport will continue an extensive refurbishment program that commenced this spring. This will include a new marina with additional mooring space, upgraded utilities and accessories, fresh and enhanced landscaping, significant changes to both of the hotel's restaurants, upgrades to the existing meeting and conference spaces and a new look to the hotel lobby including an interactive lobby bar and social space. The hotel is also the closest hotel to the luxurious McArthurGlen Designer Outlet, opening in June 2015. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Delta Vancouver Airport Richmond
- Delta Richmond
- Richmond Delta