Granville Island is one of Vancouver's most popular destintaions, for locals and visitors, but unless you've moored up in a houseboat, the only overnight option is the Granville Island Hotel. The exterior of this offbeat waterfront building is part Mission style, part industrial, but the result is modern and sophisticated. Most guest rooms have water views through full-length windows, though they can get a bit grimy when the east wind kicks up a salty brine. Rooms on the top floor have small balconies. The corridor in the east wing has a quirky view overlooking vats at the fashionable brewpub downstairs. There is valet parking, but because the island is so popular, you're better off leaving the car behind.