One of our family members lives in Vancouver so we go at least once a year. We've stayed in other places, but if you try to stay at a B&B in Vancouver, make sure they have parking available for YOU, ... more
One of our family members lives in Vancouver so we go at least once a year. We've stayed in other places, but if you try to stay at a B&B in Vancouver, make sure they have parking available for YOU, because some that said they had parking meant that parking was available across a busy highway if the neighbors hadn't already gotten to it. We've had trouble in B&B's so decided to stay in this hotel which has some underground parking accessible with your room card. The underground parking is very tight and it helps to have a back-up camera or someone get out help guide you as there is only one way in and out with a sharp turn, and the spaces are small. The room was very nice as Best Western Hotels have raised their standards to where they have very nice rooms. The bed and pillows are comfortable and our window had a view of downtown and the mountains north of town. The hotel provides a nice breakfast with a good selection in the morning. There are restaurants within walking distance.
Note: One problem we had is finding a parking space for our initial check-in. The highway in front of the hotel is very busy and there was no parking there. The side street had no parking, so I let my wife out and then drove into the shopping center across the side street to wait for her. After she got our room key, we drove down into the underground parking (accessed from the side street on the back of the hotel (hidden on the back.) Since you have to put your card in the card reader to open the gate, swing wide to the left as you enter the alley behind the bank so you can have the room to turn right and straighten up to get close to the card reader.
By the way, the shopping center across the side street looks like it's just a grocery store, but downstairs there is a small shopping mall that might have something you needed, if the grocery store didn't have it. Also, by the way, in case you want to run over to the store for a reasonably priced bottle of wine or beer, forget it. In Canada, apparently alcohol is taxed so highly that you will wish you had stopped at the Walmart in Bellingham before you drove into Canada, so you could buy you beer and wine. That's right. the tip here is that if you're driving into Vancouver, stop at the Walmart in Bellingham and get your snacks, some beer and a bottle or two of wine. (You have to declare it at the border, so don't load up like you're a bootlegger or they're probably going to tax you for it! or worse!) less