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“Like a second Honeymoon, even with two kids!”

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Granville Island Hotel
Ranked #21 of 92 Hotels in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 20 February 2013

We were looking for quality accomodation central to Vancouvers downtown attractions with a 5 & 8 year old in tow. This was a great location for young kids if you want to be able to walk around with out a car. It was adjacent to parkland with a boardwalk, playground & pond. In the other direction was an historic crane & the Houseboat Sea Village. It was an interesting walk past Emily Carr & the Concrete plant to the market, buskers & food court area.
The Hotel was wonderful we haven't stayed somewhere so well appointed since a five star resort stay in Phuket, Thailand. We had a magnificent view up False Creek towards Science World. Where we saw the sun rise each morning and the Aquabuses started their day. The restaurant also had water & marina views with very good service. The breakfasts were of generous proportions & were delicious.
The only draw back was it was quite the walk to the ferry terminals if doing it repeatedly with small children.
Our hotel stay exceeded our expectations & we all can't wait to go back!

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  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 15 February 2013

The location could not be better. It is right on Granville Island and walking distance to a lot of good stuff. The staff were friendly and helpful.

The only thing that could have bothered me is the noise. The windows aren't great and the market stuff starts early. It didn't bother me but if you are one of those people who needs complete silence, this place is not for you.

The shower was AWESOME and I'm a bath person!

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  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 11 February 2013

We decided to treat ourselves to a night of R&R close to home. We enjoyed ourselves from the moment we arrived, being met by a friendly valet, to the moment we left. Great customer service, upgrade to a water view, well appointed room - comfortable bed, enough seating, outdoor balcony - and good food. We met friends for drinks and appetizers in the lounge, which had great atmosphere and fast, friendly service. And then a delicious, large breakfast in the morning, enjoying the water view. Granville Island is a perfect weekend getaway. Fun shops, great theatre, tasty restaurants and an amazing food market to poke around. And you can take the little passenger ferry across to downtown Vancouver or other locations. We will definitely return to this little oasis in the city again!

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 February 2013

Granville Island in itself is an experience you can't miss when in Vancouver, but treat yourselves and stay afew days at The Granville Island Hotel to explore the Island and very close to everything Vancouver. Just make sure you get a room with a full balcony on the water. You may have to book in advance. The service at the hotel is excellent and the restaurant is nice too. You will want to return time and time again!

Room Tip: On the water!
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  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 February 2013

My wife and I had the pleasure of staying at The Granville Island Hotel on January 31,2013. Not only were the rooms very well appointed and modern but the King sized bed was extremely comfortable. We had only one complaint that needed to be dealt with and it was handled quickly and in a very coureous manner. We didn't know how to operate the TV. We only had one night and decided to eat at The Dockside Restaurant in the hotel. the dinner we had was perfect. We also chose to eat there for breakfast the next day and it was great as well. GIH also has special rates for medical visits as well as BCAA members. I plan to go back soon. five out of five stars!

Room Tip: Ask for King room overlooking Pelican Bay Marina
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  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 31 January 2013

Excellent, smaller boutique hotel with very good meeting facilities and great food. Great beer brewed on the premises and very friendly, helpful staff. Great view of False Creek from the Dockside restaurant.

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Reviewed 31 January 2013

My husband and I only had two days for a quick getaway and this was our first visit to the Granville Island Hotel. We will definitely go back. Our room was at the front of the hotel over the lounge, but the room was quiet and we had a great balcony to take pictures from. We hadn't planned to eat at the hotel, but our original dinner plans fell through so we went to the restaurant and became instant fans. The food was absolutely delicious, the staff were attentive and knowledgeable and we had a great time. Oh and the best part was the shower in our room. I loved the rainfall shower! I tend to find rainfall showers a bit wimpy, but this one had the perfect amount of water pressure. There is so much to see and do on the island, and in two days we barely touched the surface. This one definitely gets a repeat visit.

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Granville Island Hotel

Address: 1253 Johnston St | Granville Island, Vancouver, British Columbia V6H 3R9, Canada
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Region: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver > Granville Island & Fairview , Fairview
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#8 Family Hotel in Vancouver
#17 Business Hotel in Vancouver
#20 Romantic Hotel in Vancouver
Price Range: $230 - $539 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Granville Island Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 82
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Granville Island Hotel, a boutique hotel, offers a one-of-a kind experience. With welcoming staff to greet, a restaurant and lounge to entice, and a luxurious room to make you feel at home, the Granville Island Hotel is Vancouver’s best kept secret. With endless opportunities to dabble in local art & cuisine at the famous Public Market or to explore Vancouver by bike or kayak, the Granville Island Hotel offers something for everyone. Located just minutes from the village, the Granville Island hotel is the perfect get-a-way spot for couples looking for a quiet alternative to staying downtown. ... more   less 
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