Vancouver Hotel/Motel

Aug 17th, 2004, 10:59 AM
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Vancouver Hotel/Motel

I need a recommendation and cannot locate anything on point in previous posts.

I will be arriving in Vancouver late morning on a Saturday in October and departing for Toronto the next afternoon. Both arrival and departure will be at the AMTRAK/ViaRail train station. Does anyone have a suggestion for a quiet, clean hotel/motel that won't involve me schlepping my baggage all over Vancouver?
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Aug 17th, 2004, 01:09 PM
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The train station area itself is a little scummy but less than a kilometre away are a whole host of hotels in the Yaletown area. They would mostly be in the moderate range and run at least $150-200CDN.

However if you're looking for something much less than that there are a few motels about a kilometre north on Main in an area that used to be pretty run down but now has become more 'gentrified'. The City Centre Moter Hotel, ( would probably be the least expensive - about $75 - but the Biltmore Hotel is more of a full facility hotel, (, though it's possibly a few bucks more.
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Aug 17th, 2004, 10:40 PM
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Even though the area on Main is getting better, I still would not stay there!! I've driven by and seen lots of unsavory looking people around that area. And since you'll have a few hours to spend in Vancouver try to stay in a nicer location, even if it involves a cab ride to the train station.
The Sandman (around $120 Cdn), Hampton Inn (around $190 Cdn) and the Georgian Court (around $180 Cdn) are fairly close to the train and also close to Yaletown. They would be much nicer choices, still in the "reasonable" range for the downtown area.
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Sep 4th, 2004, 09:18 PM
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Thanks for your suggestions. Does anyone else have recommendations for the 3rd week in October?
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Sep 5th, 2004, 11:57 AM
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I wouldn't stay by the train station.The train station is close to a "skytrain" station- A rapid transit overhead rail system. You could be downtown in a matter of minutes. You could also take a taxi- probably about $10 Can.($7.50 U.S.)to downtown/yaletown area
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