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The 5 Best Hotels for Exploring Vancouver Without a Car

Deanna deBara | October 08, 2018

Sometimes, having a car when you travel is necessary (like when you're stuck in a hotel that's miles away from city center and has zero access to public transportation). But for many travelers, bringing a car along is a drag. Not only do you have to shell out a ton of cash to park at your hotel, but you also have to worry about finding parking when you go out to explore (and making sure no one messes with your wheels, especially if it's a rental). And who wants to worry about that?

Luckily, there are plenty of hotels in Vancouver that make it super simple to explore the city—no four wheels necessary. Here are our picks for the best hotels in Vancouver for exploring without a car.

#5

Listel Hotel Vancouver

Why it made the list

If you're visiting during the summer months, you can borrow the Listel's Hotel electric bikes and use them to explore nearby Robson St, where you'll find some of the best shopping in the city (just keep an eye on time—guests can only rent out bikes for 3 hours at a time).

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#4

Fairmont Pacific Rim

Why it made the list

A lot of hotels in Vancouver offer bike rentals. But Fairmont Pacific Rim is the only property where you can rent a BMW bike—so if you want to explore the city on the most stylish two wheels on the market, this is the hotel for you.

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#3

Granville Island Hotel

Why it made the list

Granville Island is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Vancouver, but parking is limited. But that's ok, because Granville Island is better explored on foot or by bike anyway—and at Granville Island Hotel, they offer hourly and daily bike rentals (complete with lock and helmet!) to outfit you with everything you need to experience the island.

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#2

Hotel Blu

Why it made the list

Hotel Blu is committed to making their property as sustainable and eco-friendly as possible, so they'd really prefer it if you left your car at home. But don't worry, they've got alternate transportation options—you can either borrow a bike from the front desk and explore the city on two wheels or take advantage of their complimentary shuttle service.

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#1

Metropolitan Hotel Vancouver

Why it made the list

Metropolitan Hotel Vancouver is in the heart of downtown, one of the most walkable areas of the city. But if you don't want to walk? They've got you covered. The hotel offers complimentary rides to any destination downtown—in the property's Jaguar. Not too shabby!

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  • 5. Listel Hotel Vancouver
    1300 Robson St., Vancouver, British Columbia, V6E 1C5, Canada
  • 4. Fairmont Pacific Rim
    1038 Canada Pl., Vancouver, British Columbia, V6C 0B9, Canada
  • 3. Granville Island Hotel
    1253 Johnston St., Vancouver, British Columbia, V6H 3R9, Canada
  • 2. Hotel Blu
    177 Robson St., Vancouver, British Columbia, V6B 0N3, Canada
  • 1. Metropolitan Hotel Vancouver
    645 Howe St., Vancouver, British Columbia, V6C 2Y9, Canada

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