I booked the Blue Horizon Hotel right on Robson St. Each room has its own balcony and is very inexpensive compared to the prices I have been seeing at the other hotels in Vancouver. We booked it for three nights precruise. Check out their web site. I think you will like their location too. Prices are in Canadian dollars on their site.
Hotwire is showing Sheraton wall centre 4 1/2 stars Vancouver West area for 92.00 night plus tax. This is for 9/18/2004 We booked 4 blocks of 4 rooms total 16 rooms. This is better than 50% off. We were going to wing it and do priceline but could not get a bid even going up to 75.00 get accepted, everybody wanted to be together, and 92.00 for that quality hotel is not a bad deal at all.
i am doing some extensive research on hotels for vancouver. i am going to go with priceline or hotwire for downtown. a 4 star is a guarenteed good hotel and the price will be much better than booking direct. as far as things to do . i wish i could stay in vancouver for at least a week.
dont miss--- capilino suspension bridge ( alot of people did not make it across but i did ), grouse mt., stanley park and the aquarium and sea wall there, gas and china town, grandville market is a great place to buy any kind of wine you could want cheap to take on the ship and there are museums and shops there also. the list goes on and on. try www.bcpassport.com to get some good info. they have a harbor dinner cruise that sounds really nice. and the look-out tower downtown is a great way to see the ships and sights way up. i hope this helps and have a great time.
My wife and I stayed at the beautiful Pan Pacific (which is right over the cruise ship terminal) in downtown Vancouver. It is a 5-Star hotel and it is absolutely fabulous. The staff couldn't be more friendly and the rooms are scrumptuous. We got a good deal on line. Our favorite hotel we have ever stayed in anywhere...
Vancouver is a great area. Do yourself a favor and take the Grouse Mountain tour.You can take a gondola to the top. Breathtaking!Lots to do once your up there. I booked on line its cheaper.Vancouver.com.
Booked hotel in Vanc. last year via priceline and got the Renasaince for about $45. Great hotel. Great location. About a hlaf mile walk to a bunch of moderatly priced resturants. Be aware, the town is almost as hilly as San Francisco.
We too heard that Vancouver was great as well. We are arriving a few days early to explore and relax in Vancouver before our Celebrity cruise. After much ado we finally decided that the Fairmont Waterfront was our "best fit" hotel. Do check out Celebrity's Sea & Stay packages which is exactly what we did, letting Celebrity do the work......Enjoy!
Having just returned from our first Alaskan cruise, I wholeheartedly recommend The Metropolitan Hotel downtown. Two thumbs up!!! Their check-in/check-out staffers were top-notch as were our rooms. Best of all, it's only 4 blocks to the Convention Center/Cruise terminal.
As I'm employed in the hospitality industry (nothing to do with The Metropolitan), I'm always making judgments and comparisons ... but would love to import The Metropolitan's personnel here to the Southwest U.S.!