by Joanna Nesbit
For a change from a downtown core location, the Granville Island Hotel offers a different perspective. The sophisticated boutique hotel with 72 rooms is tucked on the banks of False Creek, the waterway that separates the island from downtown Vancouver. Hotel amenities include free Wi-Fi, fitness center, Jacuzzi, sauna, inexpensive parking and discounted use of next-door False Creek Community Center with basketball and tennis courts, boat rentals and more.
Room options include Standard Rooms with one king or two double beds, and some rooms with balconies. Superior rooms feature a king-sized bed and small sofa bed, as well as waterfront views. The one-bedroom Executive Suites include a bedroom with king bed and sitting room with a queen sized sofa bed. All rooms come furnished with mini-bar fridges. Dine at the onsite Dockside Restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Rent bicycles from the hotel (including helmets and locks) and also rent children’s bikes, seats and carriers at Reckless Bike Store, within walking distance.
Our Editor Loves
- Five-minute walk to kids' waterpark
- Easy access to False Creek ferries
- Granville Island Market's kid-friendly eateries
- Water Parks
- Free Wi-Fi
This hotel will always have a special place in my heart as I was married next door and stayed in this hotel. Many good memories and will keep coming back. The service was excellent and the restaurant is also very good. Location is perfect and very central.
Perfect place to stay away from noise if downtown. With Granville Market and access to the sea wall on your doorstep it’s a great location. Easy access to downtown via the water taxi or walk up and explore Kitsilano