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5 BEST Hotels in Richmond, BC – COMPLETE Richmond Hotel Guide

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Welcome to our article on the best hotels in Richmond, British Columbia on VancityAsks.com

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Everything you need to know about Hotels in Richmond with a locals insight. PLUS Things to Do in Richmond, BC.

In this article, we seek to provide you with all the necessary local insight to choosing the right hotel for your visit to Richmond, BC. This article works in tandem to our best Vancouver airport hotel article. The difference between our best Vancouver airport hotel and our best hotels in Richmond article is this segment will focus largely on the presumption that you’re intently looking for a hotel in Richmond, BC for your leisure or business travels and not for the convenience of an airport hotel.

If you’re looking for a Vancouver airport hotel, we’d suggest you take a look at that article linked. It will provide a closer insight on which amenities Vancouver airport hotels provide for travelers such as complementary airport shuttle and locality to YVR. In this article, we will not be discussing about airport shuttle nor proximity to the airport but the focus will be on the hotel amenities, service, and value. We’d look at it from the perspective of someone looking for hotels in Richmond, much like our other metro Vancouver hotels guide inclusive of hotels in Burnaby, hotels in Coquitlam, hotels in New Westminster, hotels in Vancouver or hotels in downtown Vancouver.

Thanks for following along. If you have any questions or comments about Richmond, BC …or Richmond, BC hotels – please leave a comment in the comment section bellow and we’ll be glad to help!

Meanwhile, you can also read our guide to Richmond – Everything you want to know about Richmond, BC before visiting, if you want to learn more about Richmond, BC.


5 Best Richmond, BC Hotels:

First off, we understand the best hotel in Richmond for a family of four with two kids in tow hoping for some fun at the hotel with pool amenities, open space, maybe outdoors garden area, and possibly a game room, …would not necessarily be the best hotel in Richmond for a business traveler seeking convenience, seamless service and speed, with a well appointed business centre if needed.

Hence, we’ve categorized our recommendations for the BEST hotels in Richmond BC (from a local’s perspective) into the top 5 BEST hotels in Richmond with a category devoted to each purpose of travel.


1) Best Luxury Hotel In Richmond, BC – Fairmont Vancouver Airport Hotel

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Fairmont Vancouver Airport Hotel Exterior Richmond Hotel



Address: 3111 Grant McConachie Way, Richmond, BC V7B 0A6

2) Best Cheap Hotel in Richmond, BC – Accent Inn Vancouver Airport

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Accent Inns Vancouver Airport Hotel Richmond Exterior

Why Accent Inn Vancouver Airport?

This is one of the easiest decision on this list of the best hotels in Richmond, BC. If you’re looking for a cheap hotel in Richmond with friendly service, clean rooms, and no-frills but still a reasonable 3* hotel then Accent Inn Vancouver Airport is your go-to choice.

This is your choice if you’re looking for a cheap but good hotel in Richmond, BC.

(1) Cheap – Prices at Accent Inn Vancouver Airport are often the cheapest option in Richmond Hotels

(2) Clean – The rooms are not your typical budget/cheap hotels. Accent Inn prides itself with consistently clean room and good housekeeping that checks sheets and rooms are properly cleaned.

(3) Comfortable – Accent Inn Vancouver Airport hotel while on the budget hotel pricing offers a no-frills 3* hotel with local service providing for a comfortable stay whether you’re visiting on business or leisure. No grudging service as you might with budget hotels.

(4) Renovated – The Richmond hotel has been kept properly up to date and maintained but they also completed a full renovation bringing the rooms to a even better standard for guests.

(5) Local – The Accent Inn Vancouver Airport hotel is a local BC hotel chain that is family owned with properties in Victoria BC, Burnaby BC, and Kelowna BC. It’s a West-Coast family company that cares about their guests and community. A well run, cheap hotel in Richmond that doesn’t disappoint.


Downsides to Accent Inn Vancouver Airport Hotel:

(-1) Location: The Accent Inn Vancouver Airport Hotel may not be an ideal location if you’re looking to visit Richmond, BC. The location is more towards an industrial/office complex and opposite is a busy highway. It is a good location if you’re looking for a cheap airport hotel and using the complementary airport shuttle (shared with Travelodge – notoriously bad hotel in Richmond, BC).

Other than that, the location is nothing to boast about but it’s safe and cheap. It’s also convenient if you have a car because getting from the Richmond hotel to downtown Richmond is a brief 10 minutes drive.

(-2) Amenities: The hotel is a cheap Richmond hotel that’s 3* standard. It’s very acceptable cheap hotel in Richmond but it’s not famed for its amenities. While some Richmond hotels may have resort like amenities, at the Accent Inn Vancouver Airport Hotel, there is very limited amenities which includes a (1) fitness room (2) hot tub (3) patio. You do get more than what you pay for at the Accent Inn Vancouver Airport Hotel but it is very lean on amenities if that’s what you’re looking for your travel.

It makes for an excellent Vancouver airport hotel and still a very good value Richmond, BC hotel.


Who is Accent Inn Vancouver Airport for?

Cheap Richmond BC Hotel. Accent Inn Vancouver Airport Hotel would cater very well to those looking for a cheap hotel in Richmond, BC – but surprisingly, you’re still provided with a clean, comfortable, safe, and friendly accommodation at Accent Inn Vancouver airport.

The Accent Inn Vancouver Airport Hotel would be very good choice, the bet choice, if you’re looking for a cheap hotel in Richmond, BC with comfortable, clean, and safe accommodation you’d expect from an average 3* hotel at the price you’d expect from a 1* to 2* hotel.

It is a BC local hotel chain that is known for surpassed value and affordable prices for travelers. They cater largely to truckers but the rooms are well appointed, clean and suitable for a wide demographic of travelers including families, solo travelers, budget business travelers, and sometimes airline crew.


Accent Inns Vancouver Airport Hotel Location:

The Accent Inns Vancouver Airport Hotel is located in a more rural area of Richmond, BC but still highly convenient to Vancouver International Airport and a few minutes drive from Richmond Centre. The location would rate a 6/10; you have dining options and it’s a safe area (as with all of Richmond and most of Vancouver) but it’s not the most accessible without a car.

Food & Dining around Accent Inns Vancouver Airport:


Do you need a car staying at Accent Inn Vancouver Airport Hotel?

Yes. While the immediate vicinity may not offer many options for dining or exploration, the hotel can serve as an excellent base for your travels or business visit in Richmond, BC.

Ride Sharing/Personal Car Services/Cabs:

You should have no problem staying at Accent Inn Vancouver Airport Hotel using ride-sharing.

Location is no longer a concern with ride-sharing coming to British Columbia. Formerly, the only option for personal transport in Vancouver among tourist and business travelers was cabs or hiring a personal driver; cabs however were notoriously unreliable and often dirty.

New legislation will bring ride-sharing option to British Columbia in Fall of 2019. With ride-sharing you can get to your destination effortlessly from your hotel. While licenses are still being applied for, you can expect to find (1) Uber (2) Lyft (3) Kabu and a variety of other ride-sharing services. There are more ride-sharing options in Vancouver due to its late introduction (providing time for competition to play in a new market).

Local Tip – Another “ride-sharing” choice is Kater which is actually a subsidiary of sorts by the taxi lobby who have lobbied politicians for eons to block ride-sharing so your mileage may vary using Kater.

Using Public Transit at Accent Inn Vancouver Airport Hotel:

Due to the nature of its location, the hotel is best suited if you plan on having a car. If you do not have a car when visiting Richmond, BC – the hotel does have an Airport shuttle that goes to Vancouver International Airport where you can connect to the Canada Line (however departing from Vancouver International Airport will incur a $5 surcharge on top your regular fare) bringing you conveniently to downtown Vancouver or downtown Richmond. Furthermore, the hotel often provides guests the opportunity to take the shuttle to Bridgeport Station (where the River Rock Casino Resort is located) which will provide effortless access to downtown Vancouver and downtown Richmond.

Using public transit while staying at Accent Inn Vancouver Airport hotel might be a hassle but it is not exceptionally inconvenient; you can take a 10 minute bus to downtown Richmond or request the hotel’s airport shuttle to drop you off at the BridgePort Station Canada Line for an easy train to downtown Richmond in 3 minutes or downtown Vancouver in 20 minutes.


What else should you know about Accent Inn Vancouver Airport Hotel?

As with many hotels in Richmond, BC… Accent Inn Vancouver Airport hotel underwent a full renovation with rooms finding new decor, new carpets, and new beds. This will ensure your experience is more pleasant as the hotel has been gracefully aging before the renovations.

The suite rooms will also offer guests Keurig coffee machines while standard rooms have standard coffee machines.

This Richmond Hotel prides itself on local service. It’s not a fancy property by any means, it is near the highway but noise is rarely an issue. If you’re concerned about highway noise then requesting a room on the back of the property facing an office/industrial complex would be ideal.


3) Best Business Hotel in Richmond, BC – Radisson Hotel Vancouver Airport


4) Best Families Hotel in Richmond, BC – Sandman Signature Vancouver Airport Hotel


5) Best Unique/Boutique Hotel in Richmond, BC – Vancouver Airport Marriott

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Marriott Vancouver Airport Hotel Exterior - Richmond Hotel

Why is Vancouver Airport Marriott the BEST boutique hotel in Richmond, BC?

Now, you might be wondering – why would a Marriott We had considered mentioning as the BEST “Unique/Boutique” Hotel in Richmond, BC? Well, of 37 hotels in Richmond, BC – most of the hotels are franchise hotels. The exception being Steveston Hotel (which quite honestly is a dump) as well as “the hotel” at River Rock Casino. We almost listed “the hotel” at River Rock Casino as the best boutique hotel in Richmond – but the Vancouver Airport Marriott (keep writing Marriott Vancouver Airport – because Hilton and Sheraton has Vancouver Airport Hotel at the end than the start… even its name is unique! Joking.) is too good to leave out from our 5 Best Hotels in Richmond, BC. Further, of all the hotels, the Marriott Vancouver Airport… ugh, Vancouver Airport Marriott is liken mostly to what you would expect from a boutique hotel despite being a franchised hotel. You see, they recently underwent a full renovation (thankfully completed – as of writing Sandman Hotel Vancouver Airport is undergoing renovations – many hotels in Richmond, BC are undergoing renovations during this period as they age) and the final project is something you’d find in a boutique hotel. Your washroom lights are lowly lit automatically when you wake up in the middle of the night to use the washroom for your convenience (no more wondering in the dark). Every detail is meticulously thought of for your comfort and convenience. Many such unique finishings like this with the Marriott Vancouver Airport Hotel is found after their renovations to make your stay, a better one. 


Experience Boutique & Incredible service & Personalization at the Vancouver Airport Marriott Hotel/Marriott Vancouver Airport (I can’t be the only one who keeps typing Marriott Vancouver Airport before catching myself! Hence forth, Vancouver Airport Marriott will be referred to as Marriott Vancouver Airport Hotel – I really don’t want to keep having to catch myself. It’s name is unique I guess!)

Furthermore, as what you would especially expect in a boutique hotel in Richmond is service and the Marriott Vancouver Airport/Vancouver Airport Marriott hotel excels in service like no other hotel in Richmond, BC. This drips down from a general manager that cares for his guest and responds to each feedback. Upon visiting, you would likely also be introduced to a manager to liaise with should you require any assistance to make your stay a better one. (I know, I sound like a Marriott sales person at this time – but we’re truly excited that this Marriott Hotel has excelled in service to the point of being liken to a boutique hotel in Richmond. I’m not being paid for this. ) Guests also find their names are often remembered upon return visits because unlike many other hotels in Richmond, BC (except the Accent Inn Vancouver Airport Hotel) the staff turnover rate isn’t high. They keep good employees, train them well, and treat them well – so you as a guest, will get the best service you can expect at a boutique hotel in Richmond. Many have noted that this Marriott Richmond Hotel has been the best Marriott hotel they have experienced even as Platinum members (meaning they’ve stayed at SPG/Marriott hotels for over 50 nights per year likely experiencing every variety of Marriott hotels you might find.) So yes, in short, you can expect personalized, friendly, and attentive service at the Richmond Marriott Hotel (I’m going to start naming the hotel now LOL.) like no other hotel in Richmond, BC perhaps with exception to Fairmont Vancouver Airport hotel (although the location is less than ideal, the propert itself is the most luxurious in Richmond, BC hence earning our #1 BEST luxury hotel in Richmond than the Marriott Richmond Hotel taking its place). Be ready to be impressed with the impeccable and memorable service you can find at Marriott Vancouver Airport hotel. It is truly that the upper management is good such that the employees and team follows along with such excellence. From the general manager, to managers, to the team – providing guests with a good hospitality experience in Richmond, BC. So if you’re looking for a boutique hotel in Vancouver, we regret to inform you that you won’t have a boutique hotel but the Marriott Vancouver Airport hotel is the closest to a boutique hotel you might find with excellent product with the recent renovations and unique details along with the personalized and memorable service from the Marriott team members at the Richmond hotel! (once again, I don’t work for Marriott – we just like to highlight excellence and highly impressed that clearly a general manager who cares brings the same attention and care to the staff unto the guest experience. The low staff turnover rate would be a testament to the excellent management. Keeping a good and experienced team so guests truly experience the finest service. *based on reviews of individuals being greeted by the same staff a year later)


Vancouver Airport Marriott – IDEAL Location in Richmond, BC:

Contrary to its name, Vancouver Airport Marriott Hotel is located right in downtown Richmond, BC – it is also only a mere 10 minutes drive from Vancouver Airport Hotel through Gilbert Road bringing you right to the airport “island”. Overall, the Vancouver Airport Marriott is located at the perfect spot for convenience to Vancouver Airport as an airport hotel but especially for those visiting Richmond, BC and looking for a Richmond hotel near leisure and business districts. The hotel is a short 10 minutes walk to various parks in Richmond, BC as well as the Richmond Olympic Oval with a walking trail along the Fraser River with picturesque views of Vancouver Airport planes landing & taking off (if plane spotting is a hobby of yours) along with great views towards Vancouver and the mountains. 

It might be worth noting that the Vancouver airport Marriot is located on the same block as both Hilton Vancouver Airport and Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel; of the three hotels on the same complex, Vancouver Airport Marriott stands out as the best option among the three. 


Vancouver Airport Marriott – Best Boutique Hotel in Richmond, BC:

If you’re looking for a boutique hotel in Richmond, your best choice is the Marriott Vancouver Airport Hotel, Marriott Richmond Hotel, or what its official name actually is, the Vancouver Airport Marriott. Whatever you call it, the Marriott Vancouver Airport Hotel in Richmond, BC is an excellent 5* (service wise) hotel in Richmond, BC (actually 4* category). 

Trip Advisor Reviews: https://www.tripadvisor.ca/Hotel_Review-g181716-d184374-Reviews-Vancouver_Airport_Marriott_Hotel-Richmond_British_Columbia.html

Address: 7571 Westminster Hwy, Richmond, BC V6X 1A3

More good hotels in Richmond, British Columbia:

There are currently 25 legal/legitimate hotels in Richmond, BC – by and large, many of these Richmond hotels will provide a comfortable guest experience for those visiting Richmond, BC.

While we’ve tried to sort the 5 BEST hotels in Richmond, BC with local insight and expertise, there are still many good hotels in Richmond, BC that deserve a mention. This is where we can share with you other great choices to pick in Richmond, BC if you’re looking for a Richmond, BC hotel. Especially during peak periods, many hotels will be sold out or highly priced, having more options you can consider will benefit you as they all are very competitive in terms of being the BEST hotels in Richmond, BC.

We’re mentioning the “good hotels in Richmond” from a top down list with those at the top being the preferred choice to the least for your convenience. Some basic information about the hotel, our summary and rational for each Richmond BC hotel mentioned will be included for your reading pleasure!

Do note that when we mention Approximate Average Price, we’re looking comparisons around the off-peak period of mid December  …we’re not referring to the insanely peak period where Vancouver hotel prices can go up to $500 a night for Marriott Vancouver Airport Hotel and $250 a night for Quality Hotel Vancouver Airport South (a typically budget hotel). It’s a well known fact that Metro Vancouver does have a hotel room shortage during peak period while the off peak period occupancy rates are around 50% (though hotels like Accent Inn Vancouver Airport are usually booked year round – great value, great reputation, and clean rooms). There are occasions during the peak period in summer where all the hotels in Metro Vancouver are fully sold out (yes even the crappy roach motels!) so that can likely explain the insane and incredibly high prices you may find during your travels in summer. We’re referring to what the regular nightly rate would be during the standard non-peak period. For these specific comparison, we’re looking at December 9 to 10, 2019.


Hilton Vancouver Airport Hotel:

The Hilton Vancouver Airport hotel is located in the same complex as the Vancouver Airport Marriott hotel meaning it enjoys the same great location in the heart of downtown Richmond as the Marriott Vancouver Airport hotel. (They both share the airport shuttle as well along with the Sheraton Vancouver Airport hotel.) It’s a good location for a hotel in Richmond, BC and within a 5 minutes walking distance to Richmond Centre for shopping, 7 minutes to Richmond City Hall, and 10 minutes distance around an uncountable variety of delicious Asian restaurants especially on Alexandra Street or if you are craving Hot Pot in Richmond, try the Happy Lamb at Lansdown Centre, if you’re looking for cheap Taiwanese food in Richmond then try T&T at Lansdowne Centre, if you’re craving some HK BBQ in Richmond then go for HK BBQ Masters. The Richmond hotel itself is a good hotel and would have made it into our top 5 hotels in Richmond, BC; it is currently #5 for our Best Vancouver Airport hotels recommendations. (Among the three Richmond hotels on this block, the Marriott Vancouver Airport is best. They’re all good hotels, located in a good neighbourhood in Richmond with an efficient, consistent, and clock-ward airport shuttle, but Marriott Vancouver Airport hotel truly stands out. ) However, the recent renovations at Marriott and the better service standards does truly make Marriott deserving of its spot as the BEST boutique hotel in Richmond, BC. The Hilton Vancouver Airport has also aged quite a bit since – while its an excellent Vancouver airport hotel for those needing a rest over with efficient business orientated service then the Hilton Vancouver Airport is an excellent choice but if you’re looking for an experiential stay in Richmond, the Marriott Vancouver Airport is still the better option as currently. Hilton however has a better loyalty program; the prices are usually 25-30% more than Vancouver Airport Marriott hotel in Richmond. Note that unlike the Marriott Vancouver Airport hotel, the Hilton does not have an executive lounge.

Pros(1) Location (2) Service (3) Rooms

Cons(1) Price/Value (2) Older Hotel w/o as much renovation

Address: 5911 Minoru Blvd, Richmond, BC V6X 4C7


Holiday Inn Vancouver Airport:

Holiday Inn Vancouver Airport is located across from Accent Inns Vancouver Airport which if you’ve read our description regarding the locality, isn’t exactly the best location for a hotel in Richmond. You’re surrounded largely by industrial and office space with little accessibility to downtown Richmond or downtown Vancouver via the Canada Line SkyTrain Station. There also isn’t much to see, eat or do around the vicinity; the hotel does have an adjoining pub/restaurant as well as the brunch spot at Accent Inns Vancouver Airport. With all this said, Holiday Inn Vancouver Airport is what you might expect with a standard 3* hotel – clean rooms, reasonably good service, and great value. Rooms during the off peak period range around $125 a night which is very reasonable for a hotel in Richmond. The Holiday Inn Vancouver Airport is a safe bet if you’re looking for a hotel in Richmond however as far as its location is concern, there are better options for Richmond hotels to consider. There is not much to fault besides the hotel’s location besides the fact that there are better options for hotels in Richmond, BC. If you can get a good rate for Holiday Inn Vancouver Airport or if you have brand loyalty to Holiday Inn looking to accrue nights then it’s a worthwhile choice. 

Pros: (1) Clean rooms (2) Reasonable service (3) Good value (4) Secured parking lot

Cons: (1) Location

Approximate Average Price: $125/night

Address: 10720 Cambie Rd, Richmond, BC V6X 1K8


The Westin Wall Centre, Vancouver Airport:

The Westin Wall Centre, Vancouver Airport is an excellent Vancouver airport hotel. It has all the fixings of a top-rated 4* hotel in Richmond, BC. The hotel is actually a condo-tel with the hotel facilities being shared with condo units; it includes a complete fitness facility and swimming pool. The rooms are also newer, clean and furnished modernly with Westin Signature “heavenly beds”. The location is within a developing area exiting Vancouver International Airport; it is distance to Aberdeen Mall (a big Asian mall with diverse options in their food court and many restaurants to choose from including a Korean grocery store), Aberdeen Centre (a newer mall with more dining and shopping choices),  Yaohan Supermarket, as well as Aberdeen Canada Line Station. It is also minutes from the Fraser River waterfront walk overlooking to YVR. Service at The Westin Wall Centre, Vancouver Airport is what you’d expect of a Westin branded hotel – friendly & efficient. The price is very competitive relative to options like Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel however the immediate vicinity or hotel amenities could be improved upon. (Some people may prefer not to stay at a condo-tel than a fully purposed hotel.)

Pros: (1) Good location (2) Good service (3) Good value (4) Good Rooms

Cons: (1) Immediate location could be improved. (2) Nothing phenomenal – your average 4* Richmond hotel. (3) Condo-tel – facilities shared with condo.

Approximate Average Price: $167/night

Address: 3099 Corvette Way, Richmond, BC V6X 4K3


Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Riverport:

The Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Riverport is an excellent hotel in Richmond, BC as far as (1) value (2) good rooms (3) clean Richmond hotel (4) and excellent free breakfast is considered. The only drawback it has in part is the location. The Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites is located far south of Richmond, BC at the south tip to the Fraser River – from Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Riverport to Richmond Centre is an approximate 15 minutes drive. There is a Cineplex movie theatre within walking distance of the Riverport hotel along with a variety of eateries at a strip mall within walking distance to Riverport. If you don’t mind being a distance away from Richmond Centre, the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Riverport is a good hotel in Richmond for excellent value with a free breakfast. The hotel among other eateries finds itself within walking distance to Spaghetti Factory Richmond – which is a nice place to dine at. This Richmond hotel is also walking distance to the Fraser River for some enjoyable outdoor and nature appreciation. It is also located besides the Richmond Ice Centre so many families & hockey teams often choose to stay at the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Riverport; on the flip side, for this reason it can also get a little rowdy at times if a team is staying at the hotel while you’re there. The price is good for a hotel in Richmond with free breakfast but the location is less than idea if you don’t mind on driving and hoping to be in Richmond proper; the area of the Riverport hotel is still rather rural comparatively to Richmond Centre.

Pros(1) Good Value (2) Good Rooms (3) Clean (4) Good free breakfast (5) Ok Location – with eateries, entertainment, and Fraser River nature walk.

Cons(1) Location – far from Richmond proper (2) Possibly rowdy hockey teams (3) Rural area comparatively

Approximate Average Price: $126/night

Address: 10688 No 6 Rd, Richmond, BC V6W 1E7


Sandman Hotel Vancouver Airport:

The Sandman Hotel Vancouver Airport is another Sandman property in Richmond, BC. The hotel is a smaller 3* hotel that caters largely to those looking for a Vancouver Airport hotel as there are few amenities compared to the Sandman Signature and the location while near Tim Hortons leaves some to be desired. The value is good and it is a cheap hotel in Richmond, BC. Service at this Sandman hotel in Richmond is slightly on the lower end of typical Sandman hotel standards while the hotel is older, it has undergone recent renovations to the lobby and rooms.  Attached is a Moxies restaurant.

Pros(1) Value (2) Renovated rooms (3) Standard 3* Hotel (4) Tim Hortons in walking distance (5) Good & convenient Vancouver airport hotel

Cons (1) Service consistency could be improved (2) Location could be better.

Approximate Average Price – $113/night

Address: 3233 St Edwards Dr, Richmond, BC V6X 3K4


Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel:

A good hotel in downtown Richmond (4* categorically but more like a 3* hotel) however it is over-priced for the value you’re getting. The hotel consists of several low rise buildings that have been recently renovated; the club lounge is nicely done up if you’re a Platinum member, or if you book a club room. The service is good with hit or miss as you would expect at averagely run hotel. The price however of around $250/night on average would provide you better options in Richmond hotels. It’s a good hotel by all means but it’s not fantastic. Namely, the rooms are older but recently renovated minimally. Service is acceptable but not spectacular.

Pros: (1) good location (2) average service (3) renovated rooms

Cons: (1) not good value (2) average service

Approximate Average Price: $250/night

Address: 7551 Westminster Hwy, Richmond, BC V6X 1A3


Quality Hotel Airport South:

As far as cheap hotels in Richmond, BC goes, the Quality Hotel Airport South tops the list after Accent Inn Vancouver Airport hotel. Firstly the location is excellent; the Quality Hotel Airport South is walking distance to Richmond Centre, the Canada Line Station bringing you to downtown Vancouver in 20 minutes for more exploration, and a host of dining options within 5 minutes walking distance – inclusive with a park behind for a leisure stroll, or 15 minutes from the Fraser River where Richmond Olympic Oval is located with a walking path overlooking YVR for some plane spotting for a relaxing walk. The service is standard. The price is cheap. The rooms are clean. The complementary breakfast includes hot and cold options that are well stocked. It’s a good option for a cheap hotel in Richmond, BC with good value and an excellent location.

Pros: (1) Location (2) Value (3) Standard Service (4) Complementary Breakfast (5) Clean

Cons: (1) Budget hotel (2) Standard Service

Approximate Average Price: $100/night

Address: 7228 Westminster Hwy, Richmond, BC V6X 1A1


Ramada Limited Vancouver Airport Hotel:

Ramada Limited Vancouver Airport Hotel is a cheap hotel in Richmond with an excellent location right across from Executive Hotel Vancouver Airport and adjacent to Quality Hotel Vancouver Airport South – this means it is 10 minutes walking distance from Richmond Centre (main mall in Richmond) and plenty of eateries nearby. The hotel however could use a lot of TLC; the rooms are old, dreary and have not gone renovations or updates as most hotels in Richmond, BC have undergone. Guests have noted cleanliness to be a concern especially with carpeted rooms. Service is good and acceptable making the best of what they have property wise. A basic continental breakfast is included. It’s not the first choice, nor the 15th choice but it’s an average budget hotel with reasonable value in a great location. Compared to other cheap hotels or budget hotels in Richmond, BC – Ramada Limited comes in higher than other cheap hotels in Richmond, BC.

Pros: (1) Location (2) Good service (3) Free Breakfast (4) Good value

Cons: (1) Old rooms (2) Substandard cleanliness (3) Budget hotel

Approximate Average Price: $101/night

Address: 7188 Westminster Hwy, Richmond, BC V6X 1A1


River Rock Casino Resort:


Days Inn By Wyndham Vancouver Airport:

We would not advise booking at Days Inn by Wyndham Vancouver Airport if you’re looking for a hotel in Richmond; it might be a viable option if you’re looking for a cheap Vancouver airport hotel to rest your head for the night between flights (without consideration to the location, convenience, service, amenities, room quality, neighbourhood, and neighbouring guests) but if you’re looking to visit Richmond, BC itself – there are plenty of better options to consider in a better location. Days Inn by Wyndham Vancouver Airport is located in an industrial area of Richmond but within walking distance to River Rock Casino Resort and the Bridgeport Canada Line Station (through an industrial area) – it is walking distance to the infamous Richmond Night Market (in an industrial area). The hotel is on the older side and cleanliness could be improved. Importantly, the service leaves a lot to be desired. It is a cheap budget hotel in Richmond, BC.

Pros: (1) Cheap (2) Complementary Basic Breakfast

Cons: (1) Old Hotel (2) Not well maintained (3) Bad service (4) Bad Location (5) Cleanliness

Address: 2840 Sexsmith Rd, Richmond, BC V6X 2H3


That concludes our article on Richmond, BC hotels. As always, if you have any questions about Richmond, British Columbia, Vancouver, or Metro Vancouver…we would love to get in touch with you and help you with your questions! (maybe write an article on it.) You can get in touch with us through the Contact Us form or simply leave a comment bellow this Richmond hotels article.


Complete Guide to Richmond, BC Hotels:

Now, while we wouldn’t recommend staying at these remaining hotels in Richmond – in compiling the BEST hotels in Richmond, BC – we wanted to ensure that no stone was left un-turned.

As such, we carefully considered and learn about EVERY hotel in Richmond, BC for a fair and conclusive comparison.

For your benefit, here are the remaining hotels that were not featured in the “5 BEST hotels in Richmond” or the “More Good Hotels in Richmond” segments – which you may still be keen on learning about your available options for accommodation in Richmond, BC.

We’ve categorized all the remaining hotels in Richmond, BC while also providing a quick reference to what you need to know about each hotel – consistently we look at (1) Price & Value – That’s what I personally care about when travelling (2) Demographic/Hotel Range (3) Amenities (4) Location (5) Pros & Cons + Facts. We hope this will provide a useful resource for you concerning Richmond hotels. The goal is to provide all the important and relevant/critical information on one page so you can make an informed and simple decision yourself for which hotels in Richmond, BC will best suit your needs/wants – whatever you’re looking for! (Even if it’s a cheap roach motel, or a 5 star resort.)


What you need to know about Richmond, British Columbia:


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Best Hotels in Burnaby – Everything You Need to Know about Burnaby Hotels

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Here’s what you need to know about hotels in Burnaby, BC if you’re looking to book a Burnaby hotel for yourself -> which are the BEST hotels, the hotel location information, and how to get the best deals on top-rated hotels in Burnaby, BC.


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In the following article, we’re going to reveal the BEST hotels in Burnaby, BC. If you’re looking for a hotel in Burnaby, you want to be reading this. 😀

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Book your hotel on Trip.com for cheaper rates.


Getting Deals on Burnaby Hotels you won’t find on Expedia or Priceline or Trip Advisor:

We have found that the newer booking site Trip.com (owned by CTrip which is a publicly traded company) offer hotel bookings cheaper than Expedia or Priceline by as much as 35% cheaper and it is a reliable online travel agency. It is actually much easier to use than Expedia as Trip.com shows you the room rate and then the rate after taxes on the front page even before you go to the booking page. So you know exactly what you’re paying for and how much you’re saving easily.

We have no hesitation recommending Trip.com for booking your hotel in Burnaby. ACTUALLY, the Accent Inn Burnaby for October 22 to 23rd is $205 CAD on Expedia.ca and $240.35 CAD after taxes BUT ON TRIP.COM, it is only $179.18 CAD with an added $31.59 CAD “Trip.com Exclusive” discount bringing the room rate AFTER TAXES to $169.73 CAD making it

It was so much cheaper, I had to do a double take to ensure I took the comparison dates correctly.

Trip.com has consistently been cheaper than Expedia.ca (except for luxury hotels like Fairmont.com – which you should book direct anyways for these type of hotels to get a better deal) but this is remarkably $70.62 cheaper or 30% cheaper is almost unheard of.

If you’re looking to book a hotel in Burnaby, we would recommend checking Trip.com FIRST and then comparing your price to Expedia or Priceline. Do note also that Trip Advisor was actually owned by Expedia.ca and receive 43% of their revenue through advertising partnership with Expedia… they currently do not price-check with Trip.com which is a newer online travel agency but owned by the largest booking company in China (CTrip)

Long story short, if you want a great deal on your Burnaby hotel, check Trip.com first and then Expedia or Priceline to price compare because Trip Advisor price comparisons conveniently leaves out some cheaper options. As you see in the screenshot bellow, Trip Advisor shows the cheapest rate is $209 (the same rate as Expedia) without making mention of Trip.com


Note that Accent Inns Burnaby usually isn’t $209 CAD/night but I’m doing the price comparison on October 9, 2019 and October is still relatively high occupancy usually and they likely are low on available rooms so higher prices. You can usually expect Accent Inn Burnaby to be around $140 CAD a night on average.


How to use this Burnaby Hotels list:

The goal is providing as useful a resource as possible for those inquiring about Burnaby hotels… as such, bellow our five recommended Burnaby hotels, you will also find a list of all available official (registered) hotels in Burnaby, BC accompanied by a brief description about the hotel’s location, class category, and amenities. We’ve also added our summary of each Burnaby hotel, and opinions to help you make a better decision when choosing your accommodation in Burnaby depending on your preferences for a hotel (luxury, experience, budget, value).

To close off our extensive write up on Burnaby hotels, we’ve also included a small section to provide a little more knowledge about the City of Burnaby (which will hopefully be useful if you’re spending a couple days in Burnaby).


Our Goal for this Burnaby Hotel Resource:

We hope to provide on one page, all the information you may require when searching for a Burnaby hotel, or your travels to Burnaby. If the hotels in Burnaby do not suit your preference, you could benefit from booking one of several hotels near Burnaby which we have also listed.


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About Burnaby, British Columbia Intro:

First off, what do you need to know about Burnaby, BC. This is the basic information that you might appreciate learning about Burnaby, BC if you’re visiting Burnaby, BC.

If you prefer knowing more about Burnaby, BC and a complete traveler’s guide to Burnaby, BC with some local insight, then please feel free to read our “Burnaby, BC Guide – What you need to know about Burnaby, BC” resource.

1) Burnaby, BC is a suburb of Vancouver and part of Metro Vancouver: While for the purpose of convenience, many locals refer to living in Vancouver inclusive of cities like Burnaby, Richmond, Port Moody, New Westminster, and Coquitlam – they are actually different cities in Metro Vancouver. The region is closely linked with transit (SkyTrain) connecting the region along with amenities being very close. For example enjoying the unique parks in Vancouver, BC (like Stanley Park) while living in Richmond or enjoying the Fraser River waterfront while living in downtown Vancouver. (Note however that each city has their own public library and city services along with parking bylaw.)

The cities you will observe in your travels to Burnaby, BC will likely be City of Richmond (where you would arrive if entering by plane since Richmond is where YVR is located), City of Vancouver (which is the hub of everything that happens and where you will arrive if entering Metro Vancouver by cruise), City of New Westminster which is a small city adjacent to Burnaby, BC and also the oldest city in Metro Vancouver, as well as City of Port Moody for incredible outdoors and leisure at Rocky Point Park, and finally City of Coquitlam which is a fast growing and developing city – the fastest growth in the region actually. There are also Delta, Surrey, and Port Coquitlam but it is unlikely that your travels to Burnaby, BC will bring you to these regions. Especially be careful about Surrey as locals joke it is the dangerous region of Metro Vancouver (although getting better with the introduction of university city – Simon Fraser University campus in Surrey – and changing the demographic adding more tax dollars and safety.)

2) Metro Vancouver is very connected – Burnaby to YVR in Richmond, BC is only 1 hour by transit during non-peak periods by public transit… by car, it is only 40 minutes – you better be driving however because Vancouver still doesn’t have Uber or Lyft thanks to the BC NDP (British Columbia’s socialist party that is against competition and free market protecting the taxi lobby from competition. This statement won’t be updated even when ride sharing comes as an ode to their obstructionist approach to Vancouver’s business and tourism community.)

From your Burnaby, BC hotel – with it’s proximity to the SkyTrain network, you can access Coquitlam, BC by SkyTrian from Metrotown Station to La Farge Lake station (at the heart of Coquitlam, BC) in just under 45 minutes with Port Moody, BC being 30 minutes while New Westminster (the oldest city in Metro Vancouver) is just 20 minutes away.

From Burnaby, BC hotel to Downtown Vancouver is just under 20 minutes, and various regions of Vancouver or Burnaby through the SkyTrian network is accessible including Joyce-Collingwood or Commercial Broadway (otherwise known as “The Drive”) is within 15 minutes distance by the SkyTrain. Ironically getting to the other side of Burnaby at Brentwood is approximately 35 minutes as you loop around to the other side bypassing New Westminster and Coquitlam back into Burnaby.

All in all, if you’re intending on using the public transit during your visit to Vancouver (because Vancouver regrettably doesn’t have Uber yet) then finding a Burnaby hotel near to Metrotown SkyTrain station would be an excellent choice – good being near to the SkyTrain network for easy access across Burnaby, BC and Metro Vancouver.

3) Metrotown is the Biggest Mall in BC: Metrotown is no ordinary mall in Metro Vancouver, it is currently the biggest shopping mall in British Columbia. This has its many perks because you will find just about any major retailer at this mall – whether you need to pick up some clothing for a meeting, appropriate jacket for the rainy weather, or a new USB to lighting cable for your iPhone, you will find it at Metrotown in a one-stop shopping centre. The mall is slated for redevelopment shortly so what the future holds for this mall is up in the air. For now, it’s a convenient shopping option rigt across your Burnaby hotel if you’re staying at Hilton Vancouver Metrotown.

4) You will have Everything needed in Burnaby: Burnaby is the second largest city in Metro Vancouver. You will find every thing you need imaginable in the City of Burnaby from sushi restaurants to hot pot restaurants, tailors to dry cleaning, business centres to printing. Accounting services to legal services. It’s all in Burnaby, BC along with public library and city services. The only thing Burnaby, BC doesn’t have is an airport but the region’s international airport is in Richmond, BC – easily accessible to downtown Vancouver and downtown Burnaby, BC respectively. If something you need during your visit to Burnaby isn’t in the city of Burnaby, you’ll find it in the City of Vancouver or adjacent cities.

5) Your best choice is likely staying in a Burnaby hotel if you’re visiting Burnaby, BC: This might seem redundant saying, but is very relevant. If you’re visiting Metro Vancouver, the best cities to consider booking a hotel is either Burnaby, Richmond, or Vancouver proper.

– While if you’re visiting Coquitlam, BC – you might want to look for a hotel in Burnaby because there aren’t many hotel options in Coquitlam. Likewise, the situation with New Westminster. If you’re visiting Surrey, BC you might wish to book a hotel in Richmond or Burnaby because the safety in Surrey is not as consistent as Burnaby. 😀

– Sometimes, if you’re visiting Vancouver proper, you might wish to book a hotel in Richmond, BC or Burnaby, BC because it will be cheaper than Vancouver hotels especially during the peak summer periods. Surrey is where you want to book if you’re on a budget as three star hotels in Surrey range at $60 CAD per night during the off-peak periods! (Such as Sheraton Surrey) Yes, it’s incredible prices. (I did a lot of research and playing around with rates while writing our series of articles on hotels in Metro Vancouver.) To get this $60 CAD rate for Sheraton Surrey, you have to book through Expedia’s Hotwire Rates or Priceline’s Express Deals however. You can also try your luck at name your own price especially during the off peak season with good probability of getting it because occupancy rates in Metro Vancouver hotels range around 40% during the off peak periods (higher these days even during off-peak periods… since the Olympic and international publicity). I would suggest bidding approximately 10% lower than any Express Deals you might find on Priceline Express. (Because, you can bid once per day or you can change your locality – adding more cities and bid again so you got nothing to lose. If you don’t get your bid price, you can simply book the Express Deal. Tip – Never book lower than 3 stars for Express Deals OR Name Your Own Price. The higher the better for these discount mystery rates – the value you’re saving is the brand and luxury price… there isn’t much brand or luxury under 3 stars that you can save on and you’ll likely regret your choice of accommodation. I digress.)

However, because Burnaby, BC is indeed a large metropolitan city (second to Vancouver in the Metro Vancouver region) along with all the convenience and amenities you might desire, there are many hotels in Burnaby to choose from. The supply of hotels in Burnaby provides visitors with every option they might want from the budget one-star roach motel to the five-star exclusive hotel and resorts. The variety of hotels and availability makes Burnaby an excellent city to book your accomodation when visiting Burnaby, BC or even other parts of Metro Vancouver. So, if you’re in town for business – look for hotels directly in Burnaby, BC. The other city for consideration might be Richmond, BC followed by Vancouver proper.

There you have it, five things that you should know about Burnaby, BC. If you have any specific questions about Burnaby that could be helped from a local perspective, please use the comments bellow and we’ll be happy to help! You can also refer to the “Everything you need to know about Burnaby, BC article”


Five BEST Hotels in Burnaby, BC:

Here’s a comprehensive guide on the best hotels in Burnaby, BC. We hope this will be a useful resource for (1) finding the best hotels in Burnaby (2) finding a Burnaby hotel that suits your purpose & property preference (3) learning more about each of the mentioned hotels in Burnaby once you’ve chosen which Burnaby hotel you are planning to book for your visit to Burnaby, BC.


1) Hilton Vancouver Metrotown – Recommended for Convenience, Comfort, & Consistency as a hotel in Burnaby (Good value too):

Why stay at Hilton Vancouver Metrotown?

  1. Great Location: We have included details bellow on why Hilton Vancouver Metrotown provides an incredible base location as a hotel in Burnaby for your business or leisure trip to Burnaby.
    It is very accessible across Burnaby, BC but importantly, there are many food & dining options nearby to return to after a day around Burnaby, BC. (If you’re out at meetings during the day or exploring Vancouver, when you come back to your Burnaby hotel, you want to be able to avail yourself to plentiful and good dining options that are convenient without searching far or driving again for dinner. Staying at Hilton Vancouver Metrotown means over 50 dining options are within a 5 KM radius of your hotel located in “Burnaby’s true downtown” – more on that later.)
  2. Hilton Service: Hilton Vancouver Metrotown truly embodies excellent hospitality and service for their guests. Concierge and front desk team at Hilton Vancouver Metrotown have been noted to walk to the SkyTrain station to guide guests to the hotel and assist with their bags from those arriving by SkyTrain from YVR. (Speaking of which YVR is only a 30 minutes drive, or 1 hour by SkyTrain. The SkyTrain goes as fast as traffic but the SkyTrain system doesn’t go directly to Burnaby from YVR but double the distance with a detour to downtown Vancouver before an exchange to the Millennium Line to Burnaby. It’s all easily connectable and a hassle free travel.)
  3. Comfortable & Consistent – good hotel in Burnaby: One of the perks of staying at a Hilton hotel or any credible hotel franchise is consistent standards and quality expectations to brand standards. The Hilton Vancouver Metrotown is no exception but actually exceeds most brand standards for Hilton hotels. Albeit the property is old (rather old) but the rooms are still fairly maintained and you can expect a comfortable bed with clean rooms and friendly service for your experience in Burnaby staying at Hilton Vancouver Metrotown hotel. (They like to name it Hilton Vancouver Metrotown hotel to capture the Vancouver hospitality industry demand as well but Metrotown is actually located in Burnaby, BC not Vancouver. To their credit, Vancouver and Burnaby Metrotown are minutes apart anyways.)
  4. Four-Star Hotel amenities: Hilton Vancouver Metrotown has all the amenities you would want or need for a comfortable business or leisure trip to Burnaby, BC. While this Hilton hotel in Burnaby does not have a swimming pool, they are equip with a workout facility and a complete business centre for guest usage.
  5. Competitive rates for a hotel in Burnaby, BC: The Hilton Vancouver Metrotown offers excellent value for those looking for a hotel in Vancouver, BC or a hotel in Burnaby. Being just 15 minutes from downtown Vancouver by car, the Hilton Vancouver Metrotown is an excellent alternative for those looking for a quality experience without the price tag of a downtown Vancouver 4-star hotel. The Hilton Vancouver Metrotown provides an excellent location in Burnaby, BC at the edge of Burnaby and Vancouver border. The price by comparison is around 25% cheaper than hotels in downtown Vancouver for an equally pleasant experience with food & amenities. Metrotown is a happening neighborhood in Burnaby, BC. If you’re looking for a hotel in Burnaby, BC specifically the Hilton Vancouver Metrotown is also competitively price; it is not the cheapest option compared to its neighbouring Holiday Inn Express Metrotown or the more secluded Accent Inns Burnaby however it’s very competitively priced especially if you’re a Hilton Honors member. The service is excellent but the building is old. You can expect competitive rates for a hotel in Burnaby, BC booking at Hilton Vancouver Metrotown – in consideration of the service and factoring in the hotel’s wear & tear with age (still maintaining to the Hilton franchise standards). Book at Hilton Vancouver Metrotown if you’re looking for a good deal on a 4-star hotel in the Greater Vancouver Area or Burnaby, BC precisely.

Hilton Vancouver Metrotown Hotel Location in Burnaby:

Hilton Vancouver Metrotown is situated is a very convenient (but occasionally congested) location of Burnaby, BC. You will find lots of unique eateries around the vicinity (mainly Asian orientated but all variety of cuisines) as well as shopping and entertainment options. It is also very accessible by car or by the SkyTrian system (Vancouver’s mass rapid transport system – built from three distinct “train” lines across Metro Vancouver with connecting stations providing consistent and quick transportation), bringing you across Metro Vancouver to Vancouver or Coquitlam.

Points of Interest around Hilton Vancouver Metrotown:

Metrotown is truly an incredible community with plenty to eat and do; there is a high density of restaurants and various amenities in the area including a local park, a public library, as well as a movie theater. Metrotown is the largest mall in BC (but will soon be redeveloped into condos with a mall bellow) so you will be able to find every retail store you might need, however in the vicinity of Metrotown is a wide array of unique eateries, predominantly Asian (Vietnamese, Chinese, Korean, Japanese) along with plentiful of dessert shops and drink places (Bubble tea – Asian remember? Pubs. Juice bar – we have a fair proportion of very healthy eaters in Metro Vancouver = yogis. Cafes – we have a really evident and growing cafe culture in Vancouver but this predominantly occurs in Vancouver proper – where there are more working millennials, yuppies, and hipsters – than the suburbs.)

Crystal Mall: Crystal Mall is a unique Asian mall in the midst of Metrotown. It has a clearly oriental leaning and describes itself as “The best oriental shopping centre in metro Vancouver.” The mall is attached to Hilton Vancouver Metrotown. (Hilton Vancouver Metrotown has a separate entrance facing towards Metrotown Mall in Burnaby but they also have an interior entrance to Crystal Mall’s food court.)

Crystal Mall is quite a unique mall as mentioned, there is a traditional market at the centre of the mall… much like what you’d find at wet markets in Asia with an open concept and market stalls side by side selling everything from fruits and veggies to meats and fish along with food such as roast duck or Chinese roast pork (charsiew – which is actually known to be excellent at Crystal Mall located right under the food court by the escalators). The market in Crystal Mall is also known for very good (and fresh) bean curd drinks and curds. (‘douhua‘ in Chinese and ‘tau huay’ in Hokkien which is a pudding/curd made of soy beans, generally sweetened with sugar – else it’d be tasteless. It’s silky smooth however and very healthy for you with calcium and protein. Anyways, what you might want to know is the stall in Crystal Mall’s market – which is conveniently next to your hotel – is excellent for ‘douhua’. It’s eaten generally as a dessert or as a breakfast food so hop on there to get some soy milk in the morning with a fried Chinese donut.)

Besides the food at the centre of the market, the second level boasts a very extensive food court with a variety of delicious food that can be had. Fortunately for the guests of Hilton Vancouver Metrotown, the food court is right at the private entrance to Hilton Vancouver Metrotown. Going through that mall exit from your Burnaby hotel will bring you directly to the food court. What’s good? Firstly, the food court is known for excellent dim sum and roast pork located towards the left when you exit Hilton Vancouver Metrotown. Next, try the Malaysian/Singaporean stall called Beansprout Chicken. There is also cheap breakfast fare to be had when you turn right towards the stall that sells a variety of fresh dim sum and porridge (with meat and eggs). The dessert stall besides Beansprout Chicken boasts some unique and delicious desserts like durian chendol  or you could go with the sure classics like Mango and strawberry ice (fresh mango and strawberries served on top ice drenched with evaporated milk and added with some sweeten red beans at the bottom and a variety of sweet toppings.) Then you have your typical mix rice options that you find at most food courts – Muncho Wok style.

Besides the food court and the market level eateries, there are a variety of unique Asian restaurants peppered along Crystal Mall in Burnaby on the outside that are worth trying. Some with spicy food and some with fried whole fish. It’s an experience (cultural experience) to be had right in Burnaby, BC. There is also a bakery in the mall that bakes fresh Chinese bread daily and is worth trying some. There is also a Beard Papa Cream Puff located within Crystal Mall (besides the food court) for you to enjoy some creamy desserts after your meal right within your Burnaby hotel complex. There is also a bubble waffle shop right besides the food court which is about 3 minutes walk from your Burnaby hotel if you’re staying at Hilton Vancouver Metrotown. Should you be looking for a better sit in experience, keep walking along the Bubble waffle shop and reaching the end of the mall, you’ll find Top Gun Hot Pot which is hot pot buffet restaurant, it is not the best hot pot in Burnaby (going nearby to Little Sheep Mongolian Hot Pot is generally better – we did mention there was a lot of Asian eateries in Burnaby’s Metrotown neighborhood) but it is a convenient option right within Crystal Mall where the Hilton Vancouver Metrotown is located; this is great when it is raining outside in Vancouver – as it usually does in Fall and Winter seasons. It would be especially appreciated getting something hot and soupy during the cold, rainy weather in Vancouver from October to February.

If you’re keen on dong some gift shopping, there are many gift shops within Crystal Mall that sell a variety of collector items and cute stuffed toys. You can walk around the mall and see the many variety of small Asian retailers in the mall selling excellent gift items like cute teddy bears or action figures. The mall is also filled with cellphone repair shops should you need to fix your cellphone if you broke it on your travel (Lol).

In summary, Crystal Mall is a unique Asian mall in Burnaby that has much to eat and explore around. It is truly an experience in itself for your visit to Burnaby. We have spent an extra amount of time to describe the mall because it is located right at the footsteps of your Burnaby hotel if you’re staying at the Hilton Vancouver Metrotown. It is also convenient to know about the best things to eat in Crystal Mall and the food options available around the Burnaby’s Crystal Mall complex because you will likely want to avoid going out for a walk in the rain (Vancouver rains a lot during the Fall and Winter seasons – about 50% the time on average) so we hope this will be helpful in helping you determine some good food options to enjoy right within the convenience of your Burnaby hotel complex. This is one of the benefit of staying at Hilton Vancouver Metrotown, the attachment to Crystal Mall makes the hotel restaurant so much better. Instead of having one option of convenience food at the hotel restaurant, there are so much food choices available to you conveniently within your Burnaby hotel complex. (The hotel restaurant, Reflect Social Lounge, is actually pretty good and worth eating at with their roof-top lounge. It is one of the best breakfast buffets in Burnaby with certainty.)

Metrotown: The next large shopping complex near your hotel is Metrotown which conveniently is the largest shopping mall in BC. The Metrotown Mall features the original TnT grocery shop along with every major retailer you might need or want. (Including everything from Armani Exchange to Apple or Banana Republic to Blue Notes. A large variety of fashion, services, and utility shops along with a good selection of restaurants and fast foods.)

Since Metrotown is such a local shopping hot spot, we have another resource featuring everything you need to know about Metrotown, and five unique retailers/shops to visit while you’re there.

Old Orchard Centre: The Old Orchard Centre is an old strip mall that hosts a Save on Foods (grocery shop which has a bakery, deli, meat, and produce along with your typical variety of snacks and processed junk food) as well a Shoppers Drug Mart (as its name suggest, it’s a pharmacy but also has a large variety of products like vitamins or groceries). Beyond the two anchor tenants, you’ll also find a BC Liquor Store at Old Orchard Centre as well as several mom and pops eateries, medical clinics, and offices.

The unfortunate feedback about Old Orchard Shopping Centre from locals is the depleted condition of the strip mall and the loiterers around the area that consists of a unsavoury/questionable crowd. Women have noted feeling unsafe frequenting the strip mall where they have been cat called by these loiterers so perhaps keep this in mind if you choose to visit Old Orchard Centre. Security have apparently been lax on addressing the loiterer issue consisting of homeless men. Generally, safety should be good in the day time. It’s a convenient place to buy wine and beer at the liquor store.

Among food options, you will find Me & Crepe (a Vancouver dessert chain leaning towards Asian influences), Houcailei Tea (a specialty bubble tea shop), Terracotta Boyz (a modern Chinese restaurant), Pearl Castle Cafe (a popular Chinese cafe serving bubble tea and various Taiwanese dishes), Subways (Sandwich franchise), Donair Delight (donair/middle eastern fare), Ha Cafe (a sit-in or take out casual Chinese restaurant) along with Any Time Fitness (a 24 hour fitness facility by membership that can be used at any of their locations across Vancouver) and Old Orchard Lanes (a bowling alley as old as Old Orchard Shopping Centre).

It may be a convenient option if you’re looking for a quick Taiwanese bite or bubble tea near Hilton Vancouver Metrotown hotel.

The Old Orchard Shopping Centre doesn’t have as much retail or restaurants as Metrotown or Crystal Mall.

Metrotown SkyTrain Station: The Metrotown SkyTrain Station is the mass rapid transit that brings you conveniently to downtown Vancouver, Vancouver, Burnaby, Coquitlam, New Westminster, and Surrey depending on the direction you take. You can also transfer to the Canada Line at Waterfront Station and take the SkyTrain to Richmond, BC or YVR. It’s a convenient means of transport for tourists since we do not yet have Uber or Lyft which is relatively fast when comparing to cars. If possible avoid taking the bus in Vancouver as it will take twice or thrice the time to get to your location especially waiting for transfers – if your destiniation is located near to a SkyTrain station, we would highly recommend using the SkyTrain and saving the hassle of calling a cab (which is very unreliable especially during peak periods where your reservation may be cancelled. Expensive & bad customer service that still expects a tip) or driving (hassle with parking and traffic – Metrotown can be very congested since there has been a lot of new development & as a prime shopping district with Metrotown being the biggest mall in Metro Vancouver… without the upgrades in infrastructure yet. So taking a short walk to the SkyTrain station to transit to your destination in parts of Burnaby, New Westminster, Port Moody, or Coquitlam will save you time actually.). You can also take the SkyTrain to Vancouver effortless and Broadway Station exchanges line the other direction or the 99 B-Line to City Hall (in which case you can also take to the Waterfront Station and transfer to the Canada Line for Broadway-CityHall on the Canada Line. (Broadway & Cambie is quite a hot spot in Vancouver  with dining, errands, & shopping along with downtown Vancouver.)

Things to Eat near Hilton Vancouver Metrotown (recommended): There are hundreds of dining options in walking distance to Hilton Vancouver Metrotown; the area is a little like Richmond, BC peppered with late night dining options and Asian orientated cuisines. There are a few notable options you might consider trying which includes the Asian food court within the Crystal Mall attached to Hilton Vancouver Metrotown, Cactus Club Cafe Kingsway which is a West Coast styled restaurant, Little Lamb Hot Pot which is a hotpot buffet chain very affordable at $23/person approximately. Some of the best pho in Burnaby, and best sushi in Burnaby are nearby as well. There is also Reflect Social Dining + Lounge which is the hotel’s rooftop restaurant & bar. It has daily breakfast buffet along with good dining menus for the evening. I would also recommend walking along Kingsway and trying out one of the many Asian restaurants that perk your interest since there are too many to mention. An excellent bubble tea shop in Burnaby is near by – actually there are many. Burnaby’s Metrotown is an Asian orientated community.

Recommended Things to Do near Hilton Vancouver Metrotown:

Exploring Vancouver, BC: Perhaps you’re in Burnaby for business, you should really take the opportunity to explore Beautiful BC’s Vancouver. Taking a drive from Hilton Vancouver Metrotown to Downtown Vancouver is a quick 30 minutes drive, or 30 minutes by SkyTrain. Downtown Vancouver has plenty to explore, you’re best reading our article about Things to do in Downtown Vancouver for visitors. A brief suggestion is exploring the infamous Stanley Park, walking along Yaletown Seawall with Al Fresco dining and artisan eateries, going along the Canada Place Board Walk and trying coffee & gelato, or talking a stroll in Vancouver’s best beach, English Bay.

Watch a movie at Cineplex in Metrotown/Station Square: Alternatively if you’re looking for a leisurely activity on a business trip, stroll over to the Cineplex movie theatre at Metrotown (actually Station Square) and catch a movie. It is only opposite from your Burnaby hotel. You might also wish to relax as the hotel’s roof top lounge, the Reflect Dining and Social Lounge – to enjoy a drink, maybe a bite, and appreciate the views.

Take the SkyTrain to explore New Westminster Quay Market & Vancouver Heritage: If you’re interested in seeing history and heritage buildings or Vancouver would-be downtown then take the SkyTrain a few stations to New Westminster (no more than 10 minutes once you’re at Metrotown SkyTrain Station which is a 5 minute brisk walk). Then from there visit the New Westminster Quay & Market which is a unique waterfront market bordering the working Fraser River with some interesting wild life (herons and birds) as well as land mass with a mountain backdrop. New Westminster Quay is however also filled with various eateries and boutique shops that may be worth a look; it is located just outside the New Westminster SkyTrain Station across the old (and still in use) CPR rail way track. There is a lot of heritage in New Westminster that you can explore. New Westminster was almost Vancouver’s downtown before the current downtown was chosen (build from a salon/bar in Gastown – people back then sure loved their Whiskey). Here is a more detailed article on things to do in New Westminster that will uncover some of the heritage buildings you can explore in New Westminster. It’s a very unique and old town that has kept its small, old town look which is very different from most of Metro Vancouver. (Port Moody, Burnaby, and Port Coquitlam are a lot more modern – and at times newer city – than New Westminster that has kept much of its heritage building and preserved much of its history. When Canada was first colonized, much of the development took place along the water ways – like Vancouver downtown as we know it or as New Westminster so the oldest towns are those along the waterways, the newer ones are the suburbs that were developed in more modern times. Development was first done by waterways for accessibility and trading… remember colonies were basically trading posts to get goods back to England. We’re a common wealth country now – we technically still have a Queen …fun fact for you Americans.)

Take the SkyTrain to explore Port Moody Tidal Park: Port Moody, BC is the neighboring city to Burnaby and Coquitlam. BC is renown for our unique natural landscape and beauty… and one such place you can find it is Port Moody’s Rocky Point Park. Going fro the Hilton Vancouver Metrotown hotel to Port Moody’s Rocky Point Park is a mere and effortless 30 minutes using the SkyTrain from Metrotown Station to Moody Centre Station with a small switch at Lougheed Station to the Millennium Line’s Evergreen Extension.

Take the SkyTrain to explore Coquitlam – Vancouver Suburbs & Nature (Parks/Mountain Hike): Burnaby is located conveniently accessible to the City of Coquitlam and the City of Vancouver; taking the SkyTrian from your Burnaby hotel to the City of Coquitlam is roughly 40 minutes so you can leave the car at the hotel and enjoy yourself without the stress of driving in traffic. The city of Coquitlam is just past Port Moody’s Rocky Point Park – one station away from Moody Centre Station is the Coquitlam Centre Station with LaFarge Lake – Douglass College Station being just two more stops away or roughly three minutes. The City of Coquitlam is highly recommended for those who appreciate nature and exploring the suburbs of Vancouver. There are many hiking trails with unique landscape such as biking along the Coquitlam River or hiking up Westwood Plateau to have a bird’s eye view across Metro Vancouver. The City of Coquitlam is highly recommended if you’re looking to explore more nature in Metro Vancouver and do some hikes in the vicinity. The pace and atmosphere of the city is more laid back and relaxed with various recommendable dining options in the area. Namely, you can consider taking a hiking up from LaFarge Lake station to Westwood Plateau Village and enjoying a coffee at Starbucks (unfortunately the only coffee shop in that area) or sushi at O-Sushi (Korean ran sushi restaurant which is done well) or one of the various pizza or restaurants at Westwood Plateau Village then capturing some landscape photos of Coquitlam & Metro Vancouver from the Plateau. If you have a car with you, you can take your way up to Westwood Plateau golf course for even more enjoyable scenery and dining options at the golf course’s restaurant.


5 Things about Hilton Vancouver Metrotown in Burnaby:

1) Convenience/Access (5/5) – The Hilton Vancouver Metrotown hotel is only 5 minutes from the Metrotown SkyTrain Station. You will have easy access to the hotel arriving from YVR using the rapid transit network (Canada Line & Millennium line). There is plentiful parking in the area along with the hotel parking. It might be a little hard finding the entrance to Hilton Vancouver Metrotown because the Burnaby hotel is on one corner of Crystal Mall (the mall opposite Metrotown). Nothing Google Maps or Apple Maps won’t fix.

2) Burnaby Location (5/5) –  It is in the heart of Burnaby’s True Downtown – Metrotown, surrounded with an abundance of food and shopping options. Much like any hotel in this area of Burnaby, you will have no problem finding many delicious food options around the Burnaby hotel.

(Other hotels in the area that also benefit from the phenomal location of being in “Burnaby’s True Downtown” is Element Vancouver – a higher-end 4* hotel by Westin, Holiday Inn Express Metrotown – a 3* hotel standard accommodation right at Station Square which is besides Metrotown and directly opposite the Metrotown SkyTrain station.)

3) Service (5/5) –  It has reliable and excellent customer service standards. The benefits of booking a Hilton hotel is knowing you can expect a standard, high quality of customer service and quality rooms/beds you have come to expect with the Hilton franchise. This Hilton hotel in Burnaby is no exception and you can expect over the top service from the team at Hilton Vancouver Metrotown.

4) Hotel Property/Age (4/5)  –  It’s an older hotel but well maintained. The Hilton Vancouver Metrotown hotel was built in 2001 which makes it 18 years old, towards the older end of hotels compared to Element Vancouver. The Hilton Vancouver Metrotown still boasts comfortable beds and updated furnishing with regular maintenance and renovations done to ensure the property meets Hilton Standards. If you’re looking for a newer hotel property in the Burnaby area then Element By Westin a few minutes walk from Hilton Vancouver Metotown would take your pick. This said, it’s really a well maintained property and still newer than the cheaper Holiday Inn Express Vancouver-Metrotown.

5) Burnaby Hotel Price compare (2.5/5)  – It’s good value for a 4* hotel but not the best value hotel in Burnaby. It’s not the best value hotel in Burnaby, this would go to Holiday Inn Express Vancouver-Metrotown (if you booked through the Express deals on Priceline) however, it is an excellent deal for the Hilton quality service and proximity to downtown Vancouver. You will get a good bang for your buck booking at Hilton Vancouver Metrotown.


Who is Hilton Vancouver Metrotown Burnaby Hotel Good for?

The Hilton Vancouver Metrotown is an excellent four star hotel that will cater well to most demographic of travelers visiting Burnaby, Metro Vancouver, or Vancouver itself. The location is convenient in “downtown Burnaby” (Metrotown was recently slated as the downtown of Burnaby – Burnaby is a large municipality in terms of land space… it includes parts of Lougheed Community & Brentwood Community, as well as High Gate and Middle Gate communities – which is nearby to Metrotown. All of these communities have experienced significant development and densification which might provide some uncertainty regarding which is truly “downtown” for the City of Burnaby. In 2018, Burnaby City Councillors decided to designate Metrotown as Burnaby’s true downtown. This proceeded with increasing densification of land in Metrotown area within the city plan (which previously would have been done on individual hearings) which means you’ll see Metrotown being home to more shops, offices, and residential units… it also means you’ll likely find more construction and redevelopment in the Metrotown area. This includes the redevelopment of Metrotown Mall itself in the time to come.)

  • Business Travel: The Hilton Vancouver Metrotown is undeniably best suited for business travelers looking for a comfortable, well-located, and consistent quality hotel in Burnaby’s downtown, Metrotown area. The combination of amenities and impeccable Hilton service makes for an effortless stay in this 4* Burnaby hotel. Prices at the Hilton Vancouver Metrotown are slightly higher than the surrounding hotels in Burnaby but worth the extra for a seamless, quality experience in Burnaby, BC. If you’re looking to accrue nights with the Hilton rewards program, choosing the Hilton Vancouver Metrotown for your visit to Burnaby, BC would be an excellent choice for business travelers. With a full business centre, concierge service, and high-speed internet, the Hilton Vancouver Metrotown will have everything you need on business travel. On the other hand, if you’re looking to accrue nights with Marriott Rewards program then booking at the Element by Westin in Burnaby is another suggested option. (The Hilton Vancouver Metrotown provides better value and amenities than the Element Vancouver Metrotown. Prices at Element Vancouver Metrotown are typically higher than the Hilton Vancouver Metrotown… adding this, the Element Vancouver Metrotown is a condo-tel than a purpose-built hotel. It’s good for extended stays in Burnaby, BC but for brief visits to Burnaby, BC you may wish to consider the Hilton Vancouver Metrotown even with being a loyal Marriott customer.)
  • Families: The Hilton Vancouver Metrotown is not only suitable for business travelers but for families. Kids will appreciate the swimming pool and plentiful space at Crystal Mall attached to the Hilton Vancouver Metrotown along with a nearby city park and library. The vast variety of room types at this four star Burnaby hotel also means they have rooms suitable for any family configurations. (Unlike some hotels in Vancouver, that offer 50% off second rooms for families – the Hilton Vancouver Metrotown does not provide such promotions unfortunately neither does any other Burnaby hotels. As far as hotels for families in Burnaby, BC goes, your best option is either the Hilton Vancouver Metrotown, the Holiday Inn Vancouver Metrotown, or the Accent Inns Burnbaby – which is the cheaper, less glitzy but also a little out of the way making it harder for travel with kids to restaurants nearby.) The Hilton Vancouver Metrotown makes for an excellent hotel to stay with your family especially if you have Hilton Honours membership. You may wish to spend a little more for a bigger room (since you’re travelling as a family anyways instead of booking two rooms) and access to the club lounge.
  • Couples: Couples will appreciate staying at the Hilton Vancouver Metrotown as a four-star hotel in Burnaby with clean rooms and impeccable Hilton quality service. While the rooms and hotel is on the older-side especially with the attached mall, Crystal Mall, those who choose the Executive Rooms with access to the Executive lounge will appreciate their stay even better. This is recommendable if you’re travelling as a couple and looking for a memorable hotel experience in Burnaby, BC. With horderves, drinks, and canapes, you’re sure to find an incredible experience at the Hilton Vancouver Metrotown. If you’re willing to consider other hotels, the Element (by Westin) Vancouver Metrotown is even better suited for couples with their condo-tel rooms and daily breakfast buffet in a sparkling new building. While the Hilton Vancouver Metrotown will make for an excellent Burnaby hotel catering to couples, the Element Vancouver Metrotown might be an even better choice for a slight premium. Both Burnaby hotels provide exceptional convenience with many dining options nearby, good service – the key difference between the Hilton Vancouver Metrotown and the Element Vancouver Metrotown is the loyalty program between Hilton or Marriott respectively, the room size – with the Element Vancouver Metrotown being slightly bigger, as well as the newness/freshness of the room & decor – with the Element Vancouver Metrotown sporting a slightly better interior design & newer building/rooms for your comfort. The Hilton Vancouver Metrotown is an excellent hotel with good value for business travelers and couples however.
  • Solo Travelers: Solo travelers will appreciate staying at the Hilton Vancouver Metrotown for their consistently clean rooms and convenient location to the SkyTrain network as well as Metrotown’s plentiful shopping opportunities. It’s a good base for your business or leisure travels in Burnaby, BC. The rooms at the Hilton Vancouver Metrotown are simple but suffice and well appointed with everything you might need on your solo travels. The concierge will be able to assist with your request and booking the executive room will provide access to a executive lounge for daily drinks & snacks at your choice throughout the day. The Hilton Vancouver Metrotown for it’s amenities, location, service, cleanliness, and rooms provides excellent overall value for solo travelers like yourself. There is no better option for a Burnaby hotel as a solo traveler if you’re looking for a quality hotel with the amenities and convenience like the Hilton Vancouver Metrotown. It also has effortless check in and out with the ability to use your phone as your key card. All in all, the Hilton Vancouver Metrotown is a good hotel in Burnaby for solo travelers looking for comfort, convenience, and cost savings.

The BEST deals on Hilton Vancouver Metrotown in Burnaby:

The best deal for Hilton Vancouver Metrotown can be found booking through Expedia (Private member prices) with a price-match guarantee. If you find the hotel listed for a lower price public, Expedia will match the difference and give you a $50 voucher for your next booking. (I have actually done this three times. Lol. They honour it. This is a policy that holds until 24 hours before your trip – so if prices drop after you’ve booked, you still qualify for this $50 voucher and price match. Priceline does not offer this option – Priceline will only match your price 10% cheaper.)

Hilton Vancouver Metrotown Trip Advisorhttps://www.tripadvisor.ca/Hotel_Review-g181793-d186790-Reviews-Hilton_Vancouver_Metrotown-Burnaby_British_Columbia.html

Hilton Vancouver Metrotown Address: 6083 McKay Ave, Burnaby, BC V5H 2W7


2) Holiday Inn Express Vancouver Metrotown Hotel – Most Convenient Hotel in Burnaby, BC:

The next best hotel in Burnaby, BC to book at if you’re looking to visit the City of Burnaby is the Holiday Inn Express Vancouver Metrotown. This is the hotel to book if you’re looking for a hotel in Burnaby, BC with excellent value

(It’s actually the Holiday Inn Express Metrotown, but all these Burnaby hotels want to capture the Vancouver hospitality industry as well since Burnaby is lesser known and Vancouver is very accessible from Burnaby, BC. Booking a hotel in Burnaby is usually an excellent option if you’re visiting Vancouver during peak period and find difficulty finding a good hotel for a good price in the City of Vancouver.)

Why stay at Holiday Inn Express Vancouver-Metrotown (Burnaby Hotel)?

Cheap Hotel in Burnaby, BC: The prices at Holiday Inn Express Vancouver Metrotown are by far the cheapest of the locality and that of Metro Vancouver.

Convenient Hotel in Burnaby, BC: The Holiday Inn Express Vancouver Metrotown is minute

Clean & Consistent Hotel in Burnaby, BC:

Good Family-friendly Mid-range Hotel in Burnaby BC:

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Holiday Inn Express Vancouver-Metrotown Location in Burnaby:

The location advice for Holiday Inn Express Vancouver-Metrotown is pretty much identical to Hilton Vancouver Metrotown because they are about a 2-3 minutes walk away.

The key exception is that the Holiday Inn Vancouver-Metrotown is directly adjacent to the Metrotown SkyTrain Station & as its name implies, Metrotown… making it slightly even more convenient. On the flip side, you may also experience noise disturbance from the SkyTrain but it stops shortly after 1 AM and generally fairly low-frequency noise which shouldn’t be a disturbance to your sleep.

You may like to know as well that the Holiday Inn Express Vancouver-Metrotown has a covered link to Metrotown (in case it’s raining during the months of September to May) as well as a being located at Station Square means there’s a movie theater in the same building with Starbucks & Tim Hortons bellow for your morning coffee/breakfast. It’s a very convenient location comparable to Hilton Vancouver Metrotown. The reasons you might want to consider Hilton Vancouver Metrotown is appreciating the locational convenience without the noise from the SkyTrain station & foot traffic from the frequent commuters (The Metrotown SkyTrain Station is also a bus station hub and many people take the transit to the Metrotown mall + sometimes Station square.)

The other key reason as well we listed Hilton Vancouver Metrotown as #1 best hotel in Burnaby and Holiday Inn Express Vancouver Metrotown as the #2 best hotel in Burnaby is because the Hilton has a slightly better room, cleanliness, and service as a 4* hotel relative to the Holiday Inn as a 3* Express hotel. The prices for both Burnaby, BC hotels are relatively similar so you find better value at the Hilton Vancouver Metrotown than the Holiday Inn Express Vancouver Metrotown; especially so if you’re a Hilton Honours member as the elite status for Hilton Honours brings more benefits than the IHG rewards club. (Room upgrades and lounge access for Hilton Honours at the Platinum level is very worthwhile pursuing. Also rewards are better valued with the Hilton Honours program than IHG rewards club – more standard redemption levels to the reward value whereas you get better value for your points at Hilton Honours.)

In short, if you want to learn more about suggestions of things to do and eat around the Holiday Inn Express Vancouver-Metrotown, read our description for the Hilton Vancouver Metrotown location section. Hope it might be helpful. Thanks.

5 Things about Holiday Inn Express Vancouver-Metrotown Hotel in Burnaby:

1) It is the BEST value hotel in Burnaby, BC: If you’re looking for a hotel in Burnaby that is clean, convenient, and cheap then the Holiday Inn Express Vancouver-Metrotown is the ideal choice for you. The Holiday Inn Express Vancouver-Metrotown is a cheap hotel in Burnaby

2) It is right besides the Metrotown SkyTrain Station:

Who is Holiday Inn Express Vancouver-Metrotown, Burnaby Hotel Good for?


The BEST deals on Holiday Inn Express Vancouver-Metrotown Hotel in Burnaby, BC:

Holiday Inn Express Vancouver-Metrotown Address: 4405 Central Blvd, Burnaby, BC V5H 4M3

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3) Accent Inns Burnaby – Best VALUE, Cheap Hotel in Burnaby, BC:

Accent Inns Burnaby is the BEST Hotel in Burnaby, BC if you’re looking for a clean room, consistent service, and unsurpassed value.

The simplified room rates truly ensure guests get the best value without any headaches. While many hotel franchises will try to maximize revenues & profit by price discriminating through a use of complex pricing structure (such as how early you’re booking with last minute deals – sometimes booking early actually means you’ll be paying more – to room availability and categories… Accent Inns Burnaby is probably your best bet if you’re looking to lock in your Burnaby hotel booking early. The room rates booked early are the same as last minute bookings – and the Accent Inns Burnaby hotel often sell out weeks in advance, so early booking is recommended.)

If you’re looking for a cheap and good hotel in Burnaby, look no further than Accent Inns Burnaby. The Accent Inns brand is a local hotel chain that is a favourite of British Columbians and visitors alike from Accent Inns Vancouver Airport to Accent Inns Kelowna.

There are three things consistent with Accent Inns:

(1) Value – the room prices are usually some of the cheapest hotels in the locality. If you’re looking for a cheap hotel in Burnaby, the Accent Inns Burnaby is your first pick.

(2) Cleanliness – the rooms are consistently clean; a head housekeeping or hotel manager will check all rooms to ensure they’re properly cleaned before releasing to guests. The rooms are also immaculately well maintained, and regularly renovated to maintain standards of a three-star hotel. The room procedure is to check the rooms by a housekeeping manager or guest services manager before a guest steps in.

(3) Service – Accent Inns pride themselves on local service. There’s no pompousness or elegance but you do get friendly, local, and genuine service staff at the front desk and throughout the hotel with Accent Inns hotel. Employees don’t seem to be standardized with a training program but given free reign to let their personality shine with some common sense customer service.

This is everything you want to look for in a value-based hotel. This is not a Westin or JW Marriott property but it is a clean, comfortable, and consistent room in Burnaby, BC for a cheap hotel in Burnaby. (Three Cs ..four Cs actually) We should do their marketing for them. Lol. Honestly, it’s good – locally good. Quirky too, in a good way.


Accent Inns Burnaby – Location Information:

You may find this useful if you’re going to stay at Accent Inns Burnaby…

Accent Inns Burnaby is located in the Northern area of Burnaby towards Brentwood and Gilmore communities.

If you’re looking to visit Burnaby downtown (Metrotown) you would be looking at a quick 10 minutes drive south; if your visit requires you to be conveniently located around Metrotown (where many offices, event space, and housing are located) you may be better choosing Hilton Vancouver Metrotown or on the budget side the Holiday Inn Express Vancouver Metrotown; the location is very convenient with walking distance to many shopping or eating options along with the SkyTrain to get to and from the airport or downtown Vancouver.

Accent Inn Burnaby is however still a great option if location is not as much a concern for you.


5 Things about Accent Inns Burnaby Hotel:

Here’s what you need to know about Accent Inns Burnaby…


Who is Accent Inns Burnaby Hotel Best for?

Book at Accent Inns Burnaby if this description suits you (in order of 1st to last)…


The BEST deals for Accent Inns Burnaby Hotel:

Here’s where you find the BEST deals for Accent Inns Burnaby. Inside tips about how to get the best value for your stay at Accent Inns Burnaby Hotel including loyalty programs, cheaper room rates, and best booking strategies…


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4) Element Vancouver Metrotown (by Westin) – SPG/Marriott Luxury 4-Star Hotel in Burnaby:

Element Vancouver Metrotown Hotel Location in Burnaby, BC:

5 Things about Element Vancouver Metrotown Hotel in Burnaby:

Here’s what you need to know about Element Vancouver Metrotown Hotel.


Who is Element Vancouver Metrotown Hotel Good for?

Long-term (Extended) Stay:


The BEST deals on Element Vancouver Metrotown Hotel in Burnaby, BC:

Here’s where you find the best offer for Element Vancouver Metrotown Hotel…

1) Booking Directly with Element Vancouver Metrotown – In this instance, as Marriott has an excellent loyalty/rewards program, it is best to book direct with Marriott for your stay at Element Vancouver Metrotown especially if you’re in town for an extended stay. This will allow you to earn status. Expedia & Priceline also offer the same prices as booking directly Marriott for the Element Vancouver Metrotown Hotel so there is no added savings or incentive to book through an OTA (Online Travel Agency).

2) Book at Expedia for Status Nights – If you’re looking to qualify for Gold or Silver status on Expedia and need some extra nights then you may wish to book through Expedia for Element Vancouver Metrotown. Element Vancouver Metrotown is not a VIP+ hotel neither are the rates any cheaper than booking direct with Marriott so it is not necessarily advisable to book this Burnaby hotel through Expedia in this instance but an option nonetheless. Marriott guarantees the lowest rates & price matching so check on Expedia for a lower rate (we’ve checked – it isn’t any cheaper) and call in to Marriott for a price match if you find cheaper. Earning qualifying nights with the Marriott Rewards Program is more valuable than Expedia as Marriott is the largest hotel chain in the world & perks at Platinum (50 nights) includes lounge access and room updates – much more than any +VIP Expedia hotel will offer. Qualifying for Expedia only features double points value & room upgrades or bonuses at +VIP hotels. (In experience, Expedia +VIP hotels will not provide complementary lounge access with room upgrades… however it is only 30 nights to qualify for gold.)

3) Book on Priceline’s Express Deals – The Element Vancouver Metrotown Hotel appears on Priceline’s Express Deals occasionally which features rates that are 30% cheaper (as usual, no status nights) which can be a steal. Look for a four star hotel in Burnaby. However, there’s no guarantee you will be booking at Element Vancouver Metrotown (You can usually guess reasonably accurately if you match the description.) but you might also get the Hilton Vancouver Metrotown – the other four star hotel in Burnaby, BC… which isn’t too bad as we’ve rated it the #1 best hotel in Burnaby, BC. It only matters if you have a specific preference to be staying at Element Vancouver Metrotown. (They have a good complementary breakfast buffet.)

A tip aside, if you’re going to book “mystery hotels”, Priceline Express Deals are much better than Hotwire for this purpose. (It is more discernable which hotels you might be booking at along with generally better hotels as long as you stick with ratings above 8/10 and no lower than 3 stars. Used Priceline Express Deals a couple times in Singapore & Los Angeles …and was generally pleased – not so with HotWire.)


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5) Delta Hotels by Marriott Burnaby Conference Centre – Casino Hotel in Central Burnaby:

Delta Hotels by Marriott Burnaby Conference Centre’s Location in Burnaby:

The location of this Burnaby hotel is near to Burnaby’s business district including convenient access to BCIT, SFU & Metrotown according to Delta Hotels by Marriott Burnaby Conference Centre… in actuality, the hotel is a little closer to the highway and farther from most shopping & offices in the area. This is partly why Delta Hotels Burnaby is #5 instead of ranked higher on our best hotels in Burnaby local guide.

The hotel has excellent amenities being a casino resort as well as a conference centre but its location means this Burnaby hotel might be less suited for those tourists or business travelers who wish to rely on local transit network (SkyTrian) to get across Burnaby and Metro Vancouver or who prefer to have many shopping & dining options in the vicinity of their hotel. In such situations, the Hilton Vancouver Metrotown might be a preferable choice.

The hotel itself has many restaurants on site and is very accessible if you have a car. For those who do not prefer to drive in Vancouver, we do not yet have Uber (thanks to the BC NDP – socialist government party) and taxis are highly unreliable (with tourists being stranded at Vancouver Aquarium in Summer 2017) with usually long waits. Your best bet is using the SkyTrain if you do not intend on driving which is a rather long distance away from Delta Hotels by Marriott Burnaby Conference Centre. There is no dining or shopping districts in the direct vicinity; it is more so a freeway/highway area. This can be a good hotel if you intend on driving during your visit to Burnaby, BC.


5 Things about Delta Hotels by Marriott Burnaby Conference Centre in Burnaby:

Here’s what you need to know about Delta Hotels by Marriott Burnaby Conference Centre…


Who is Delta Hotels by Marriott Burnaby Conference Centre Good for?

1) Meeting & Conferences: Delta Hotels by Marriott Burnaby Conference Centre as its name implies, is very suitable for conferences; it is very suited for the MICE travel industry. With 12 event rooms, 9 breakout rooms, and over 12,000 sqft of space…the Delta Hotels by Marriott Burnaby Conference Centre can fit just about any and all meetings and many conferences in Burnaby, BC. Out of town guests can appreciate the convenience of booking at a Burnaby hotel if organizers host the meeting/conference at the Delta Hotels by Marriott Burnaby Conference Centre.

2) Leisure Casino Travelers: Seeing as this is a casino resort hotel, (beyond being a hotel in Burnaby with conference/meeting facility) this Burnaby hotel is especially convenient for travelers who may want to have some fun at the casino on their visit to Burnaby, BC. The Delta Hotels by Marriott Burnaby Conference Centre is the only casino in Burnaby, BC. (There are casinos in Vancouver, Langley, and Coquitlam as well as far as Metro Vancouver casinos are concerned.) The Grand Villa Casino (Burnaby Casino connected to The Delta Hotels by Marriott Burnaby Conference Centre) holds






The BEST deals on Delta Hotels by Marriott Burnaby Conference Centre in Burnaby, BC:


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More Good Hotels in Burnaby, BC:

There are many excellent hotels in Burnaby, BC beyond the five we mentioned above. For your benefit and consideration, I think it would be helpful to underline each of the hotel choices available in Burnaby, BC along with a brief local description of each hotel’s location, amenities, and summary of their reputation. We will be listing it from top to bottom.

If you’re looking for accommodation in Burnaby, BC there are many hotels available for your visit to Burnaby. We would suggest avoiding using AirBnbs as they are not legal in British Columbia and several locals do take a unkind look towards those profiteering off homes that might have been on the rental market in a city that rental vacancy sits bellow 1%.


Executive Suites Hotel & Conference Centre, Metro Vancouver –

This hotel is affiliated to the Executive Plaza Hotel Metro Vancouver in Coquitlam, BC. It can be very easy to mix up the hotel with the one in Coquitlam, BC at Lougheed Town Centre (which is still relatively close to Burnaby, BC). The Executive Suites Hotel & Conference Centre in Burnaby, BC is located in North Burnaby, closer towards Brentwood Town Centre (the other locality considered for allocation as downtown Burnaby… ultimately, Metrotown was chosen as Burnaby’s downtown).

Address: 4201 Lougheed Hwy, Burnaby, BC V5C 3Y6

Book Executive Suites Hotel Metro Vancouver on Trip.com:

  • Expedia does have member rates for this hotel.
  • Expedia has the sister property, Executive Plaza Hotel Metro Vancouver as a +VIP hotel which means guests who are Expedia Silver or Expedia Gold members get bonus points (250 points extra) when booking at Executive Plaza Hotel Metro Vancouver & get 2X credit when redeeming points at the Executive Plaza Hotel Metro Vancouver. Quite an excellent deal if you have Expedia Silver Status (which is just 10 nights) or Expedia Gold Status (which is 30 nights). You also get a fruit basket on check-in & the occasional upgrade. If they do not have a fruit basket for you, you will be issued a free breakfast buffet voucher for the hotel’s restaurant. The Executive Hotel & Suites Metro Vancouver is not a +VIP member hotel however but you still do get special rates booking through Expedia. All the Executive Hotels are corporate owned (not franchises) so if Expedia has a special deal with one Executive Hotel brand, they likely also have special deals/rates for the other Executive Hotel brands.
  • Basically, you will likely find a better rate booking through Expedia.ca as a member than booking the advertised rate elsewhere because Expedia has a program with Executive Hotels.

The Lodge @ Fortius Sport & Health –

Fortius Sport & Health is actually where the NBA basketball player, Jeremy Lin, attended while recovering in Vancouver from his injury while playing with the Brooklyn Nets. The Fortius Sport & Health Centre actually has a lodge designed for athletes training at Fortius Sport & Health Centre (like Jeremy Lin who was in Vancouver for about 6 months in rehabilitation – interestingly Jeremy Lin didn’t stay at “The Lodge” but in Downtown Vancouver besides the YMCA understandably).

“The Lodge” is open to all groups and individuals visiting Burnaby for business or pleasure as their website states. The Lodge is actually well equip, almost as a full service hotel with daily house keeping, including a licensed Bistro (serving breakfast and lunch) and perhaps if you’re a fitness geek – guests at The Lodge @ Fortius Sport & Health have complementary access to a “15,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art fitness & performance centre, including towel service and sauna services”. The hotel has 50 rooms and a capacity of 93; although some will probably be long-term stays by atheletics in rehabilitation so the availability will unexpectedly be limited – on January 24, 2019 looking for one day stay in March 5-6 of the same year shows only 5 rooms available on Priceline.com. So, if you’re looking to stay at The Lodge @ Fortius Sport & Health Centre because of the fitness amenity, location, or value… it is advisable that you book early, at least a month early. The hotel receives a 4.5/5 star rating on Trip Advisor for the clean rooms, friendly service, and good value. They also have meeting facilities if you’re looking

This Burnaby hotel is located nearer towards Coquitlam, BC around Sperling-Burnaby Lake. It’s very convenient for parents of sport teams attending events at the nearby skating rink.

The Lodge @ Fortius Sport & Health Centre is only bookable through Priceline or directly with Burnaby hotel.

“The Lodge @ Fortius Sport & Health Centre” Address: 3713 Kensington Ave, Burnaby, BC V5B 0A7

Book “The Lodge @ Fortius Sport & Health Centre” on Priceline:

  • You can book The Lodge @ Fortius Sport & Health Centre ONLY on Priceline OR by directly contacting The Lodge @ Fortius Sport & Health Centre. (No booking function on their website unlike Priceline)
  • The rates are very competitive for off-peak periods around $100 USD or $135 CAD per night. You can probably negotiate group rates or extended stay rates.

Simon Hotel @ SFU –

Perhaps, a hidden gem when looking for Burnaby Hotels, the Simon Hotel at SFU is not your typical hotel. It is situated right on Simon Fraser University Burnaby Mountain campus and caters largely to visiting parents, conference attendees, and university visitors. With this said, the Simon Hotel is open to the public. It provides comfortable and good value accommodation for those looking for a hotel in Burnaby and exceptionally convenient if your purpose of visit to Burnaby is to see the SFU campus (perhaps, those looking at post secondary options with family). The SFU Burnaby Mountain Campus has plenty of amenities as well with food options readily available and a growing residential community. It is however a distance away from Downtown Burnaby (Metrotown). It is on the border of Burnaby towards Coquitlam making it a good option for those visiting Coquitlam, BC as well. The locality is reasonable close to Brentwood Town Centre in Burnaby, BC. Amenities are few and limited, rooms are clean and comfortable, rates are fairly competitive. It’s not your typical hotel but it is a good alternative for those looking for a Burnaby Hotel with a different experience.

Best Western Plus Burnaby Hotel and Conference Centre –

Other Hotels in Burnaby, BC:

These are budget hotels in and around Burnaby, BC in an effort to serve as a comprehensive guide to Burnaby, BC hotels. If you’re looking at budget hotels or cheap hotels in Burnaby, your best bet is the Accent Inn Burnaby. This hotel is consistently priced (less susceptible to seasonal variations when booked in advanced) and provide consistently clean rooms, local service, and a quality experience. (Not sponsored to mention this.) Rooms are generally $135 per night on average which is money worth while spent compared to booking at any of these cheap/budget hotels in Burnaby mentioned bellow. (It represents approximately $20-$30 more than the typical rate these cheap hotels in Burnaby will charge but you get a much more consistent and professional experience with your stay in a Burnaby Hotel. Accent Inn Burnaby is a reputable brand locally in BC for quality accommodations at affordable prices with local service and some quirky jokes. Their properties usually are similar to a highway motel but better maintained with friendly staff.) So, if you’re looking for a cheap hotel Burnaby then The Accent Inn Burnaby is where you would prefer to book if they have rooms available. (The hotel generally sell out – they have good rates for advance booking.)

Happy Day Inn –

401 Inn –

Deluxe Hotel Vancouver –

2400 Motel –

Cassandra Hotel –

If you’re looking for a cheap hotel in Burnaby, you should book at Accent Inn Burnaby than any of the motels or hotels in Burnaby mentioned here. This is some local advice. Accent Inn Burnaby is one of the under realized hotels in Burnaby for the value and quality because they are a local 3-star hotel brand that is not very well known beyond the population in British Columbia. (They don’t invest too much in marketing I suppose, they rather rely on providing a good hotel experience at a cheap price. It will be a pleasantly surprising experience for a cheap hotel in Burnaby. Most cheap hotels/budget hotels usually skim on hygiene but not Accent Inn brands. Some may consider it a motel, some may consider it a three star hotel but it is a reliable option for cheap hotels in Burnaby)

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Hotels near Burnaby, BC:

Thanks for reading about the best Burnaby, BC hotels on VancityAsks.com. We hope you found this local resource useful for your search to finding a hotel in Burnaby for your travels. If you require any further assistance with your time in Burnaby or have any other questions about these hotels (such as the locality to your event/meeting and transit accessibility/feasibility along with transportation options please feel free to use the Contact Us form to get in touch with a real person on our team who would be happy to help! We love locals and tourists like yourself and hope to make Vancouver and Metro Vancouver, including Burnaby, a better place with this resource and help. Alternatively if it is not personal, please leave a comment bellow so others can also learn from the answers/response we may provide to your question.)

Enjoy your day and hope to see you in Burnaby, BC soon!

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Booking a Burnaby Hotel for cheaper on Trip.com:

If you’re looking to book a hotel in Burnaby, BC – we would recommend trying Trip.com. It’s a much easier platform to use without the annoying pop-ups & cookies that Expedia and Priceline use. (Expedia has a pop-under that basically hides a new window under your page. While both Expedia and Priceline like to open these pop-up window to stuff cookies on your computer from other booking sites as part of their business strategy. Trip.com focuses solely on helping customers book a hotel at a great price on their website.)

Of course one of the most important things to consider when using an online travel agency to make your hotel bookings is pricing. (More important however is customer service, and service policy which Trip.com does excellently in both.) To ensure that the prices are competitive, we did a price check for reservations booking on Trip.com, Priceline.com, and Expedia.ca for the same dates. In most instance, the prices for hotels are exactly the same across the board regardless of whichever booking platform you choose unless there is an ongoing promotion with one (which Trip.com is offering new customers 8% off hotel bookings) – this is because the prices are standardize.

However, to our surprise, Trip.com seems to be cheaper than Expedia.ca and Priceline.ca on some hotel bookings… specifically with Accent Inn Hotels.

This also applies to a variety of other examples like Happy Day Inn where Trip.com had a room rate of

Best Hotels in New Westminster

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Read this if you want to learn everything you should about New Westminster Hotels before booking a hotel in New Westminster, BC.


Find the best hotels in New Westminster for business, family, or leisure travels.

Which hotels in New Westminster delivers the best value, convenience, and comfort?

Looking for a hotel in New Westminster? You’ve come to the right place. On this page, we’re endeavour sharing with you everything you need to know about New Westminster hotels and a few snip-bits you should know about New Westminster, British Columbia! (We hope to provide you knowledge about New Westminster hotels from a local perspective.)

Unfortunately, there are Few Hotels in New Westminster:

While New Westminster was almost selected to be the commerce center of the region, downtown Vancouver’s Gastown was chosen. Today, New Wesminster in British Columbia is a relatively small city in the suburbs of Vancouver.

As it is a small town, there aren’t many hotels in New Westminster, BC. Metro Vancouver is very well connected however. Getting from Coquitlam, BC (Coquitlam is farther away from Vancouver than New Westminster. Geographically, you have Vancouver -> Burnaby -> New Westminster -> Port Moody -> Coquitlam as cities in Metro Vancouver from West to East.) to downtown Vancouver is a mere 35 minutes by car and approximately 1 hour by transit using the SkyTrain. As such, you should consider booking hotels near to New Westminster for a better spectrum of options available to you without needing the hotel to be in New Westminster proper; you can very easily get to and from New Westminster from hotels in Burnaby, Richmond (Vancouver Airport), and Coquitlam or even downtown Vancouver.

For the reasons explained above, we have also shared suggestions for hotels near New Westminster that you might consider base on proximity, amenities, and value.

The good news is that while there may not be many quality hotels near New Westminster, New Westminster is easily accessible by the Expo Line SkyTrain which provides convenient access to Burnaby, BC and Coquitlam, BC. In these Metro Vancouver cities, you will find many excellent hotels available within minutes to the SkyTrain station. More so, options are available in Burnaby than Coquitlam which is also a rapidly developing city as New Westminster. The cities of Burnaby and Coquitlam borders New Wesminster, many hotels in Burnaby and hotels in Coquitlam are just minutes drive from New Westminster. If you’re looking to be in New Westminster’s Queensborough community, then considering hotels in Surrey and hotels in Richmond would be convenient accessibility by car. (There is no mass rapid transit options in Queensborough.)

You may wish to consider these hotels near to New Westminster as well if the New Westminster hotels available do not suit your preferences or needs. These hotels we’ve recommended near New Westminster are no more than 10-15 minutes away from New Westminster by transit or 5-10 minutes away from New Westminster by car. (Unfortunately, there is no Uber or Lyft in Vancouver…yet)


Summary regarding New Westminster Hotels:

If you need to be in New Westminster, your only option for a good New Westminster hotel is the Inn at the Quay. It is a 3* hotel that is priced as a 4* hotel; expect to pay about $150-$200 per night during low season and around $250-$300 during peak season. If you’re looking for value then your choice would be Met Hotel which is a 2* hotel bordering a motel. If you’re looking for history then your choice is Arundel Mansion which is honestly not for everyone; the owners keep the exact same elevator from the 1900s, bath tub from the 1900s, and cooking stations from the 1900s. We would not recommend the recently renovated Queens Hotel; the Queens Hotel is very far out of the way at Queensborough on the edge of New Westminster. You would be much better considering a hotel near New Westminster such as the Holiday Inn Express at Metrotown, the Hilton hotel at Metrotown or nearby the Coquitlam Executive Plaza Hotel at Lougheed/Korean Town.

You don’t have many options for hotels in New Westminster however there are plenty of excellent hotels near to New Westminster – it is STRONGLY recommended that you also consider these.


Everything you need to know about Hotels in New Westminster:

Here is everything you may wish to know about your accommodations in New Westminster. New Westminster is a small and growing city with only four hotels in New Westminster.


1) Inn At the Quay – New Westminster 3* Hotel:

Inn at the Quay is the only full service hotel in New Westminster; the four star hotel is located right by the water front at the New Westminster Quay. It is a beautiful hotel for leisure travelers, business travelers, or couples.

The three-star hotel spots a convenient location in New Westminster, BC along with well appointed hotel rooms suited with a comfy bed (or beds), large working desk, and waterfront views along all 126 hotel rooms. While the New Westminster hotel doesn’t feature a pool on their property, guests can enjoy their fitness facility or jog along the New Westminster waterfront.

The hotel is at least 20 years old but the rooms are well maintained and cleaned.


More Information about Inn at the Quay:

The New Westminster hotel has recently changed hands in 2012 with the sale of Inn at the Quay to Temple REIT (Temple Hotels Inc.). Prior to 2012, the Inn at the Quay was owned by Narland Properties. The three-star New Westminster hotel is still managed by Atlific Hotels. Rumour has it that the working environment at Inn at the Quay is fairly toxic (gossiping, lack of management) and subsequently, your customer experience as a guest will vary. (Someone I knew who once worked there shared some of the front desk staff aren’t the ideal characters. Reviews of the Inn at the Quay also mentioned consistently negative experience with customer service – a lack of care by service staff compounded with no response from management. There are a few excellent front desk staff. This said, if you do not require guest services, your stay should be very pleasant because of the hotel location and rooms.)  Despite these drawbacks, Inn at the Quay is still the best hotel in New Westminster as the only three-star, full-service hotel in New Westminster. The location is second to none being five minutes from New Westminster’s Expo Skytrain Station, two minutes from New Westminster’s River Market (liquor store, grocery store, fast-casual restaurants, sit-in restaurants with al fresco dining), as well being right by the waterfront (working river, less pristine but still great views).


Inn at the Quay Property:

The Inn at the Quay website doesn’t provide very much information regarding their property but here are some information about what you can expect staying at the Inn at the Quay from scouring reviews, third-party sites, and local experience.

Amenities – Inn at the Quay has a workout/fitness room. They offer room service from the adjacent BoatHouse restaurant. The Inn at the Quay doesn’t feature much other property amenities.

Rooms – Inn at the Quay spots 126 rooms with several configuration options including Quay Queen, Quay King, Quay Jacuzzi, Corner King Jacuzzi, King Double Jacuzzi. (Please do not get the Jacuzzi rooms at hotels unless it’s a new hotel or a higher-end property. The thought of using a jacuzzi that countless others have had their dead skin in is disgusting. I don’t trust them to clean the jacuzzis properly either.)

The rooms at Inn at the Quay all feature phenomenal waterfront views, comfortable beds, and importantly free wifi. The New Westminster features Starbucks coffee in-room and Mighty Leaf tea. They offer bath robes and Cutler Salon bath products. Among other in-room amenities include free local calls and clean bed linens. You will also find a large working desk and a mini fridge to keep your wine cold.

Special Rates/Promotions – Inn at the Quay offers a variety of discount rates such as BC residents rate and Alberta residents rate along with packages for couples. Your best bet is still booking through Expedia or Priceline however as the special rates do not carry much a discount; Expedia can occasionally provide a members-only rate within their system.


Inn at the Quay Location:

You’ll be hard pressed to find a hotel in New Westminster with a better location than Inn at the Quay. The hotel is perfectly situated in New Westminster. The New Westminster hotel being right on the waterfront, boasts a “Very Vancouver” blend of nature and urban convenience. Guests can enjoy an evening walk along the quay towards Waterfront Esplande or enjoy a meal at the many dining options minutes from Inn at the Quay. It is also located across from the Anvil Centre and theatre if you’re attending an event there.

Downtown New Westminster – Inn at the Quay is located in the heart of New Westminster. Walking across the train track brings you to New Westminster SkyTrain Station and minutes walk from downtown New Westminster with a multitude of dining options. New Westminster is a historic city with many old heritage buildings inlaid with many new developments.

New Westminster is truly a city rich with history, full of things to eat, see, and do. Explore Downtown New Westminster on foot; you’ll also get your daily workout walking up and down slopes.

New Westminster SkyTrain Station – The New Westminster SkyTrain Station is no more than five minutes walk from your hotel at Inn at the Quay. You simply need to cross a bridge over the working CPR railway tracks.

The SkyTrain Station brings you to most of Metro Vancouver within minutes without the hassle of waiting for a bus. The Expo Line trains arrive every 5-10 minutes and sooner during peak hours. You can take a train to Surrey Central or towards Coquitlam. You can also grab a train straight to downtown Vancouver in approximately 30 minutes or Burnaby’s Metrotown within approximately 15 minutes. Vancouver’s SkyTrain is the longest autonomous train system in the world; it is also relatively clean and consistent in operation baring occasional delays. This allows you to skip the hassle of driving when you need to visit downtown Vancouver for your explorations or perhaps towards the Tri-Cities.

The New Westminster SkyTrain Station is more than a SkyTrain Station however; as with most modern transit systems in the world today, the transit hubs/stations in Vancouver feature lifestyle shops, eateries, and malls. With the New Westminster station, you’ll find an open-air mall of sorts with a LandMark Cinema, a full grocery store – Safeway, as well as telcos shops (Freedom Mobile and Fido), a full pharmacy – Shoppers Drug Mart,  with dining options for take-out such as sushi, A&W, Tim Hortons, and bubble tea, and sit-in restaurants such as Italian, Japanese, and Bars. These are all located within the New Westminster SkyTrain complex.

River Market – The New Westminster River Market is located right besides Inn at the Quay making it a quick two minutes walk to the market.

The River Market features a small grocery store, Donald’s Market. As well as, many artisan dining options from BBQ, al fresco dining, fusion cuisine, thai restaurants, restaurants, as well as cafesgelato, rotisserie, and a pub. You can find a tea shop at River Market along with a liquor store (right at the entrance from your New Westminster hotel actually). There are also delicious baked goods available at Pamola Bakery & Deli. If you’re in for some fragrant take-home souvenirs, then try the natural soap shop.

You have good al fresco dining at New WestMinster’s River Market. However, if you’re willing to visit #Vancouver (don’t know why I hashtag – habitual response, but will keep it as it.) then consider trying out these best Waterfront Dining options or best Seafood Restaurants!

Waterfront Esplande and Park – Finally, after a long day exploring Vancouver, attending meetings, or personal affairs perhaps you want to wind down with a thoughtful walk along the waterfront quay.

There’s a good path along the New Westminster waterfront to the Waterfront Explande and Park from your hotel. It is on the water front of the Inn at the Quay – actually the New Westminster hotel reaches over the path into the water!

You can stroll this path and see birds, the occasional heron, and various wildlife along with dogs along the waterfront path. The water isn’t the most pristine (and there may be an odor to it) but it is a nice walk to the Waterfront Esplande Park. Then make your way back before treating yourself to some sweets at the BoatHouse Restaurant through Room Service. New Westminster much like most of Metro Vancouver provides a perfect blend of nature appreciation (good for your mind and soul) and great dining options found in a well planned and developed urban city. (conveniently almost everywhere!)


Dining options near Inn at the Quay – You’ll find above mentioned some excellent dining options to be had near Inn at the Quay. Here are more places you may consider…

Angelina’s Restaurant – As it’s name implies, family-style restaurant in New Westminster. It’s style is close to an American diner with a more homely feel. It serves breakfast, soup of the day, pastries, and dutch food. Best of all? Angelina’s Restaurant is located right next to Inn at the Quay! ..and a brief walk to the water after a meal.

Cockney Kings Fish & Chips – Craving Fish & Chips? So happens that there is a fantastic spot that serves up Fish & Chips in New Westminster that’s just a 10-15 minutes walk from Inn at the Quay. (depends on how fast you walk for Fish N Chips). Frying up delicious fish and chips since 1965, Cockney Kings Fish & Chips serves haddock, pallock, cod, halibut, and salmon fish and chips. They even have poutine! If you fancy some deep fried Louisiana shrimp dinner, you can find it every Sunday with a prawn dinner every Saturday. Mondays to Wednesdays feature all-you-can-eat Fish & Chips specials at just $12.95 (Pollock only).

FreeBird Chicken Shack – If you’re looking for a quick bite to take back to your hotel room and enjoy overlooking the beautiful water view at Inn at the Quay, then FreeBird Chicken Shack is your pick. Non-pretentious organic food with a Thai/Vietnamese spin on things. An entire chicken will cost you $24 while meals at FreeBird Chicken Shack (including sides) range around $15 per person. It is a good option to grab and go, bringing the food back to your hotel and enjoying it on the patio of your room overlooking the working Fraser River with beautiful sunsets. Only thing is the irony of the name being “FreeBird” because the birds are definitely not free; a 180 Celsius not free.

Wild Rice – Something worth trying while in New Westminster. Wild Rice features a fusion Chinese food with comfort dishes like poke. There are unique appetizers that ought to be tried such as fried chicken skins. (:D) Experience al fresco dining at Wild Rice and enjoy uplifted Chinese influenced dishes with a welcoming and casual atmosphere. We would definitely recommend trying Wild Rice while staying at Inn at the Quay. It is located at the River Market further inwards from FreeBird Chicken Shack so a great place to dine meters walk from your New Westminster hotel!


Convenience near Inn at the Quay

Paddle Wheeler Liquor Store – There’s a liquor store right next to the New Westminster hotel at River Market, facing the Inn at the Quay if you’re looking to purchase some ice cold beer or wine to enjoy at your hotel.

Donald’s Market – Donald’s Market is also at River Market towards the opposite hand of Paddle Wheeler Liquor Store. They are a specialty grocery that has quite a large variety of fresh produce, ice cream, and fresh salads/fruits for your grab-and-go meals. Donald’s Market also has an extensive range of chocolates and just about everything you may find at a Safeway (speaking of which, there is a Safeway at New Westminster SkyTrain Station) but a scaled down version in a smaller space.

Shoppers Drug Mart – You will find a Shoppers Drug Mart located at the New Westminster SkyTrain Station on the bottom level where the bus bay is located right opposite the New Westminster A&W. Shoppers Drug Mart is a pharmacy owned that also sells vitamins and convenience groceries. Many Shoppers Drug Mart stores are beginning to carry fresh produce and serve as a small grocery store in addition to being a pharmacy. There is a Safeway located right above this Shoppers Drug Mart if you need any grocery or hot food take-out.

CIBC (Bank) – It’s hard to miss the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce if you’re walking to Inn at the Quay because you will see it exiting the SkyTrain station heading towards the overhead to the Inn at the Quay. The CIBC is one of Canada’s big 5 banks. If you require to withdraw Canadian dollars, you can do so at the branch ATM. They also provide currency exchange services.


Things to do near Inn at the Quay – Here are some interesting things to do in New Westminster around the Inn at the Quay.

Walk along the Fraser River – Take a walk along the Fraser River catching glimpse of the mountains and nature. Excellent opportunity to enjoy a breezy walk to Esplande Waterfront Park and back to the Inn at the Quay New Westminster hotel.

Catch a Movie at Landmark Cinema – The Landmark Cinema located in the complex that hosts the New Westminster SkyTrain Station is just five minutes walk from Inn at the Quay.

Tour a Paddle Boat at Samson V Museum – The Samson V is, “the only completely intact and floating wooden sternwheeler in North America.” Dating back to 1937, this historic steam-powered paddle boat was built as a snag-boat to the Fraser River. Steeped in the history of British Columbia, the federal government’s Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada declared sternwheeler snag-boats, “an event of national historic significance”. Much as in modern times, civilization always develops around trade and transport hubs for economic growth/sustenance, (where today, with technology of cars, airplanes, and vessels provides flexibility of development and accessibility) cities in the past relied on waterways like rivers and straits. (or the Canadian Pacific Railway leading to a waterway.) For this reason, snag-boats like the Samson V were critical to the history of British Columbia to maintain waterways for commerce and trade. If you’re staying at the Inn at the Quay and wish to explore a little bit of history, the Samson V museum is conveniently located right under the Inn at the Quay (the New Westminster hotel is elevated above into the Fraser River). It is open seasonally from May 19 to September 2. Hours of operation can be found on the link above.

Visit Fraser River Discovery Centre – The Fraser River Discovery Centre sits on the Fraser River and behind the River Market. Admission for adults are $6 and the discovery centre provides interesting insights to New Westminster history and the Fraser River with varying exhibitions. If you have nothing on schedule after your meetings, stroll casually to the Fraser River Discovery Centre to learn more about New Westminster and its history. (The New Westminster almost become the hub for the area, or Metro Vancouver, before Vancouver was chosen.)


Opinion regarding Inn at the Quay:

If you’re looking for a hotel in New Westminster, your best option may be to consider hotels near to New Westminster such as the Hilton Metrotown (same price range as Inn at the Quay with great buffet breakfast). However, if you’re needing to stay in New Westminster for convenience, Inn at the Quay is without a doubt your best and only choice in New Westminster.

The hotel is known for convenience, resort-like atmosphere and experience, along with well appointed rooms. The service at the Inn at the Quay is a hit or miss (for a hospitality industry, service is a key pillar in my humble opinion) however if you do not require any guest services and do not face any issues with your room, your experience should be positive.

I would recommend the Inn at the Quay if you need a hotel in New Westminster. There is room to improve but it is a good hotel in New Westminster, British Columbia. It is also truly the only reliable, modern, accommodation in New Westminster.

The three star hotel is priced as a four star hotel; seeing as they are the only full-service hotel in New Westminster, they probably do well and still find a good occupancy rate year round. If you have some flexibility with your accommodation choices, you have better value/experience options in the surrounding cities notably Hilton at Metrotown or perhaps, choose one of the many hotels in downtown Vancouver.

Nevertheless, if you need to book a hotel in New Westminster, Inn at the Quay is your best and only choice. They are also part of the Expedia’s VIP+ hotel program providing you free upgrades and added amenities as a Expedia Gold or Silver member. (You also accumulate qualifying nights staying at this hotel – 30 nights for gold – and double points booking at an Expedia VIP+ hotel. Great program for boutique and independently owned non-franchise hotels. You qualify for Expedia Gold with every booking, not just VIP+ hotels.)

Click Here to Book a Special-Rate Room at the Inn at the Quay.

Trip Advisor Reviewshttps://www.tripadvisor.ca/Hotel_Review-g154936-d183555-Reviews-Inn_at_the_Quay-New_Westminster_British_Columbia.html

Average low-season rate at Inn at the Quay: $196 CAD per night.

Average peak-season rate at Inn at the Quay: $326 per night.

Inn at the Quay Address: 900 Quayside Dr, New Westminster, BC V3M 6G1


2) Met Hotel:

The Met Hotel is an old New Westminster hotel located conveniently besides the Columbia Skytrain Station. (Columbia Station is the split track station for SkyTrain to Tri-Cities or Surrey, with Vancouver Waterfront in the other direction.)

Here’s why you would stay at the Met Hotel:

  • Cheap hotel in New Westminster – the Met Hotel is likely the cheapest room you will find in Vancouver. It is a reasonably reliable hotel (if your expectations are low) for its price in Metro Vancouver. Base on it’s location besides the SkyTrain station, the Met Hotel is likely the best value hotel you can find in Metro Vancouver during the peak season prices. (Where occasionally, hotels all across Vancouver can be sold out!)
  • Great New Westminster Location – the Met Hotel is located right besides the Columbia Station. It makes for convenient and quick transportation to various areas of Metro Vancouver. You can arrive from Vancouver International Airport (click here for hotels in Richmond) to Met Hotel in New Westminster within 1 hour (20 minutes from YVR to Waterfront Station, Expo line from Waterfront Station to Columbia Station is approximately 35 minutes with a five minutes walking.)
  • Reliable (Budget) Hotel Standards – the Met Hotel is a budget orientated hotel in New Westminster. With this said, they still do have reasonable reputation and standards adhered towards; the rooms are usually clean, the service is usually friendly, and Met Hotel management team take a clear effort to improving the New Westminster hotel. (It is an old hotel; they make-do with what the property is.)

Here’s why you may look for hotels near New Westminster, BC:

  • The New Westminster hotel is old & not very well maintained (sufficiently maintained) – Needless to say, the Met Hotel is an old hotel in New Westminster. Call it a Victorian hotel if you wish, call it a boutique hotel if you wish, but it is an old building built in 1892. (Generally when we think of boutique hotels we think of upscale hotels with unique attention to service.) The hotel is safe and abides to modern building codes but there are some drawbacks to old properties such as the sound insulation. Heritage buildings that are well maintained and newly renovated provides guests with an appreciated experience (such as the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver) but the Met Hotel in New Westminster is a heritage building without a significant uplift internally. Guests have rated cleanliness around a 6/10.
  • It can be noisy – As mentioned, with a heritage building like the Met Hotel in New Westminster, the noise insulation generally isn’t very rigorously considered. The New Westminster hotel is located right besides the SkyTrain station which adds for convenience to guests in maneuvering around Metro Vancouver but it can also be noisy if you’re sensitive to the train and corresponding noise of passengers.
  • The New Westminster hotel is 2-Star Amenities – The Met Hotel in New Westminster is not your typical 3-star hotel (It is a 2-star hotel however generally advisable to look for 3-star hotels at the minimum. 2-star hotels usually get very bad reviews on travel sites for good reason. The Met Hotel has maintained a four star review on Trip Advisor which is a good sign even for a 2-star hotel.) It has very basic amenities and primitive computer system. It is a simple accommodation in New Westminster with a restaurant/bar attached. You have in-room coffee and your typical Holiday Inn style shampoo/soap but nothing more with the property.


More Information about Met Hotel:

The Met Hotel is part of the Viaggio Hospitality Group which also operates notable dining options in downtown Vancouver such as the Beach Bay Cafe and Patio (by English Bay), Ancora Waterfront Dining and Patio (waterfront by Granville Bridge), Cibo Trattoria (in the heart of downtown Vancouver at Seymour and Smithe Street).

This ensures that you can expect a basic service standard and level of quality because they likely have good management practices and some quality checks for their brands.

They also operate the Moda Hotel in downtown Vancouver (which has a reasonable reputation for downtown Vancouver hotels – not great but basic and acceptable) as well as Hotel at the Waldorf. (The Hotel at the Waldorf is a budget hotel like Met Hotel, in East Hastings. Definitely, not the hotel you want to stay if you’re a tourist in Vancouver. They make do with what they have property-wise and location, what’s important with hotels is the service and hotel management – they try to make an effort to ensure guests is pleased.)

The hotel has a good location and friendly service staff. Reviews have indicated very stringent policies on check-in and check-out times. While most hotels these days will not charge late check-out fees and provide early check-in if accommodate-able, the Met Hotel has been noted to impress $50 late check-out fees for check-out minutes after the 11:00 AM check-out time. This is generally a reflection of the service standard/friendliness/hospitality. With this said, guests have noted the Met Hotel front desk staff are generally friendly in helping them navigate Metro-Vancouver, providing dining suggestions and information.

The hotel appears very popular among weekend travelers; likely families and nearby travels such as Washington USA, Vancouver Island, or British Columbians. The hotel is sold out for most weekend dates in July 2018 (as of June 2018). The rates are appearingly the cheapest Metro Vancouver hotel rates for a 8+ rated hotel likely being the reason why they sell-out so quickly. This said, if you want to book a cheap hotel in New Westminster or Metro Vancouver, book several months in advance.

While most hotels generally have different rate/fare conditions/buckets similar to airlines, it seems Met Hotel keeps a seasonal rate with peak season being around $100/night and off-peak season being as low as $63/night. There doesn’t appear to be a scarcity pricing. (Seeing they have only 27 rooms, a complex pricing scheme wouldn’t help them price discriminate to get more revenue. They also probably know their property and want to price it at the perceived value from guests. While summer seasons in Vancouver generally allow even 2 star hotels to price their rooms $150+, it may leave guests feeling lacking.)


Met Hotel Property Information:

The Met Hotel is a 27-room hotel in New Westminster. The building was built in 1892 with some minor renovations made recently pertaining to interior lighting.

  • The rooms facing the hotel front may experience noise from traffic, bar, and general street noise.
  • The rooms facing towards the back of the hotel may be quieter with the exception of the SkyTrain operating daily till approximately 2 AM.
  • The hotel does not have much amenities as a 2-star hotel.
  • The hotel elevator is reported to be slow.
  • The hotel has an attached bar & restaurant, The Met Bar and Grill.


Met Hotel Location:

The Met Hotel in New Westminster is centrally located at Columbia SkyTrain Station in New Westminster. The hotel is adjoining to the station entrance to provide an idea of how close this New Westminster hotel is located to the SkyTrain Station. (This can be good and bad. The SkyTrain network is the easiest way to get around Metro Vancouver; being located right next to the SkyTrain will provide convenience and ease of transportation. However, the SkyTrain can be a noise disturbance as the Met Hotel is visible from the station platform – noise likely travels to the New Westminster hotel rooms.)

Columbia Station is one stop from New Westminster SkyTrain Station which is approximately 2 minute ride or a 10 minutes walk. The Met Hotel is also minutes from the Fraser River’s Westminster Pier Park.

Food/Restaurants around Met Hotel in New Westminster:


Things to do near Met Hotel in New Westminster:

Irving House – Fancy some art & cultured activities? New Westminster is a city with plentiful museums. Irving House is the colonial home of William Irving. Step back in to the 1800s and tour this 14 room heritage building free.

Watch a Movie – If you’re bored and looking to kill some time on your business trip, you can catch a SkyTrain to New Westminster Station from Columbia Station and catch a movie at Landmark Theater right within the SkyTrain Al fresco complex.

Walk along the Fraser River to River Market – The Met Hotel is approximately 5 minutes from the water front Westminster Pier Park. Take a stroll along the park towards River Market outside Inn at the Quay and enjoy the unique atmosphere of New Westminster, BC. Explore the quay and market once you get to River Market then catch the SkyTrain back to Met Hotel if you’re tired of walking.

Go to downtown Vancouver – The Met Hotel is a simple 35 minutes from downtown Vancouver. Catch the SkyTrain from Met Hotel to downtown Vancouver and walk about Robson Street or explore all the touristy things there are to do in Vancouver. If you’re looking to try your luck, you can also try the casino-resort at Parq Vancouver in downtown Vancouver. (Parq Vancouver is approximately a seven minutes walk from Stadium-Chinatown Station.) Speaking of which you may wish to check out Vancouver’s Chinatown and Gastown neighborhoods. The heritage area of downtown Vancouver.

Go to Port Moody Rocky Point Park & Coquitlam’s Korean Town – On the other hand, you can the SkyTrain towards Coquitlam in approximately 10 minutes. Visit Korean town at Lougheed Station for a variety of Korean food and cafes to taste. You can also change to the Evergreen Extension from Lougheed Station and continue your journey on wards to Port Moody – Inlet Station where you can walk to Rocky Point Park to walk the tidal park, enjoy delicious fish & chips, or fresh-made ice cream at Rocky Point Park Ice Cream. You may also wish to continue on wards to Coquitlam Central which is a growing suburb of Vancouver to walk along one of the many hikes available.


Amenities near Met Hotel in New Westminster:

New Westminster Dry Cleaning – Met Hotel does not provide dry cleaning services but the closest dry cleaning is a few minutes away. Courtesy Dry Cleaners at 633 Sixth St or Aloha Dry Cleaners at 542 Sixth St. Both will provide good service and fair prices for dry cleaning in New Westminster. (Most dry cleaners actually receive and transport to a supplier to have your clothes dry cleaned. So it’s really more about service.)

Printing Services – If you need printing done, you can find it at Minuteman Press (615 Agnes St), Royal Printers (520 12th St) or the UPS Shop (1015 Columbia St #104) all conveniently located near to Met Hotel in New Westminster.

Currency Exchange in New Westminster – If you’re looking for a currency exchange in New Westminster, you can find it at Alpine Currency Exchange (71 10th St) or Happy Currency Exchange (4603 Kingsway #160) in Burnaby’s Crystal Mall about 15 minutes from Met Hotel in New Westminster at Columbia Station. You may try to exchange USD at the CIBC branch (554 Sixth St) in New Westminster’s SkyTrain Station. Since this is a two-star New Westminster hotel, they do not provide currency exchange services to guests. It would be advisable to exchange your money in downtown Vancouver at Charlie’s Currency Exchange (827 Granville St) minutes from Vancouver City-Centre Canada Line Station or the infamous Vancouver Bullion & Currency Exchange (800 West Pender). Both of these provide great rates and honest service walking distance from Vancouver SkyTrain public transit network.


What You Need to Know About Met Hotel Location –

If you need to be in New Westminster, there’s a good chance you’ll find Met Hotel to be very convenient to where you need to be. Anvil Centre (777 Columbia St) at New Westminster Station is a seven minutes SkyTrain ride. Douglas College is also walking distance from New Westminster Station. The New Westminster City Hall is directly North from the Met Hotel which means a 10 minutes walk.


Opinion regarding Met Hotel:

The Met Hotel in New Westminster is a reasonable budget hotel in New Westminster. The rates are the cheapest you may find in Metro Vancouver for a reasonably clean hotel. The location is one of the major benefit to Met Hotel.

I would personally not stay at the Met Hotel because travel can be tiring enough, you want to get a good rest and you want a clean hotel. The Met Hotel maintains reasonable cleanliness standard but it is an aging building besides the SkyTrain (which is convenient but also attracts less reputable characters).

If you’re budget-orientated then the Met Hotel is roughly half the price of most hotels in Metro Vancouver with exceptional convenience and reasonable budget hotel in New Westminster. The hotel is very near to the Royal Columbian Hospital in New Westminster. If you’re looking for a relaxed hotel experience for approximately $70-$140 more per night you can consider the nearby Inn at the Quay or Coquitlam Executive Plaza Hotel & Suites. If you’re able book your accommodation farther from New Westminster, the Holiday Inn Metrotown provides excellent value and prices slightly higher than Met Hotel.

If you need a cheap hotel in New Westminster for a simple stay, the Met Hotel is a good and reliable choice.


Trip Advisor Reviewshttps://www.tripadvisor.ca/Hotel_Review-g154936-d226321-Reviews-The_Met_Hotel-New_Westminster_British_Columbia.html

Average low-season rate at Met Hotel, New Westminster: $73 CAD per night. (Lowest $63 CAD per night.)

Average peak-season rate at Met Hotel, New Westminster: $103 CAD per night. (Lowest $93 CAD per night.)

Address: 411 Columbia St, New Westminster, BC V3L 1A9


3) Arundel Mansion:

Arundel Mansion is not truly a New Westminster hotel. It is ran by a couple who have kept the New Westminster property as closely to its original condition as possible (in a heritage sense). The Arundel Mansion is located conveniently off the SkyTrian station for easy accessibility across Metro Vancouver however this also means guests will experience noise disturbance from the SkyTrain station due to it’s proximity along with the heritage aspect of the building means sound proofing is not at its best.


More about Arundel Mansion New Westminster:

Arundel Mansion in New Westminster is not your typical New Westminster hotel. It is more a bed and breakfast without the breakfast. It appears to be owner operated in accomodation New Westminster.


Arundel Mansion Property:

The Arundel Mansion is an antique building. The owners have done their best to maintain the building exactly as it was when built in the 1900s included with the original furnishing; you will either love it or hate it.

It is certainly not a full service hotel and it has many quirks that would make most discerning travelers uncomfortable. (Like the old elevator requiring you to lock yourself in before slowly climbing up.)

Arundel Mansion New Westminster Location:


Arundel Mansion New Westminster Opinion:

We wouldn’t recommend staying at Arundel Mansion in New Westminster unless you truly appreciate character or a heritage experience.

The Arundel Mansion hotel in New Westminster is not our typical hotel; it falls short of expectation for many travelers. If you’re looking for accommodation in New Westminster, you may appreciate the value found at Arundel Mansion however you should be full aware of the drawbacks. Here’s a reminder:

  • Not 24 hours check-in. There is no front desk after 10 PM. If you arrive later than that, you will have to pay an extra fee.
  • Very old property with the same 1900s original elevator.
  • Located right besides the SkyTrain track (not overly insulated means noise late into the night)
  • Old furnishing & cleanliness concerns.
  • Little to no amenities. It is not really classified as a hotel though the Arundel Mansion is listed on Priceline and Expedia – it may perhaps be called a boutique hotel in New Westminster (not in the luxury sense but in the sense of a truly unique experiences)

With this said, this is who will appreciate Arundel Mansion in New Westminster, BC:

  • Room rates during off-peak is $100 and peak periods are $200 which is very cheap for hotels in New Westminster and Metro Vancouver. Your alternative would be Met Hotel (which is advisable.)
  • Travelers who want a unique experience without concern about comfort. It’s not for the modern traveler.
  • Travelers who appreciate antiques, history, and heritage. They have truly tried to preserve the original building as it was in the 1900s. If you’re a history buff and appreciate antiques, perhaps you may like the flavor and character of Arundel Mansion along with the great lengths they have gone to preserve such.

The New Westminster hotel is not bad in the sense of a budget hotel that doesn’t care about their guests. By all appearance, the owners of Arundel Mansion truly try to ensure guests have a positive experience – owned by locals who also operate the New Westminster “hotel”. (By guests’ feedback they occasionally leave bottles of wine, earplugs, candies, and chocolates. You may also find condoms in their welcome package base on guests’ reviews. Talk about convenience. 😂) However, they lack significantly in property quality so it may not be suitable for everyone.


4) Queen’s Hotel:

Checking the rates between Queen’s Hotel and Inn at the Quay as of May 1st, 2018…if you’re going to be provided an opportunity of paying $40 more for a much better and professional experience at Inn at the Quay, you definitely should do so! The Queen’s Hotel with under 50 rooms, is more like an AirBnb, B&B, or motel than a hotel. There are few amenities and your room does not have a coffee machine. Whereas, the Inn at the Quay is in a much more centrally located area of New Westminster with easy access to many food and beverage options. It is also a four star hotel with a pool, quality bathroom amenities, and waterfront views. You would be assured a much better accommodation option with Inn at the Quay than at the Queen’s Hotel. The Queen’s Hotel is a budget hotel priced as a three to four star hotel unfortunately. The only key thing going for Queen’s Hotel is the newly finished renovation along with those looking for somewhere near the Starlight casino or Queensborough area. With this said, accessibility wise, the Queen’s Hotel has few things around the area.

More about Queen’s Hotel in New Westminster:

Here’s what you need to know about Queen’s Hotel in New Westminster:

  • It is a small New Westminster hotel with
  • Queen’s Hotel is not conveniently accessible by transit
  • Queen’s Hotel location in Queens Borough is still largely under development.
  • It is near to the Starlight Casino
  • Queen’s Hotel interior design is a bit like an AirBnb/Bed & Breakfast, not a usual hotel: with hardwood floors

Overall the Queen’s Hotel in New Westminster loses out a lot of the amenities and perks you find at The Met or Inn at the Quay in New Westminster.

Presuming, you’re arriving by Vancouver International Airport and intend on transiting, (we do not have Uber or Lyft in Vancouver yet) both Met Hotel and Inn at the Quay are easily accessible by the SkyTrain from YVR, not so with Queen’s Hotel.


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This concludes our write-up about hotels in New Westminster. We hope it provided some insights that you may not have found otherwise. The goal of this article is to provide a comprehensive guide to New Westminster hotel, providing tips on which New Westminster hotels will suit your needs best and serve partly as a concierge for your stay. (with food & activity suggestions)

If you have any questions about New Westminster or New Westminster hotels, we invite you to comment bellow! Our team would be glad to address your questions and help ensure your visit to New Westminster is a good experience.


Hotels near New Westminster:

Here are a few hotels near New Westminster that are worth consideration.

Hilton Vancouver Metrotown (6083 McKay Ave, Burnaby, BC V5H 2W7) – Your best pick for a full service hotel near to New Westminster, British Columbia. As its name implies, Hilton Vancouver Metrotown is near to the largest shopping mall in British Columbia, Metrotown. It is actually located at the adjacent complex known was Crystal Mall which is popular for Asian-themed boutique shops and eateries. The Hilton Vancouver Metrotown is located minutes from Metrotown SkyTrain station which is a mere 15 minutes to New Westminster SkyTrain Station. (it’s quicker to take the SkyTrain than to drive – go figure!) Room rates range around $250 peak season and $150 off-peak season.

Holiday Inn Express Metrotown (4405 Central Blvd, Burnaby, BC V5H 4M3) – Holiday Inn Express is a three-star hotel near to New Westminster, British Columbia. The room rates are usually cheaper than most hotels in Metro Vancouver while the location is fantastically across from the SkyTrain station, it is also noise insulated to minimize disturbance from the late-running Sky Trains. It is also located besides Metrotown with plentiful shopping and dining options available including dim sum at Fortune House Restaurant. Rates are generally $150 during off-peak periods and $250 during peak periods. (Same rates at Hilton Vancouver Metrotown which is a four-star hotel near New Westminster, BC.)

Executive Plaza Hotel Metro Vancouver (405 North Rd, Coquitlam, BC V3K 3V9) – Formerly known as Coquitlam Executive Plaza Hotel, this located approximately 15 minutes from New Westminster SkyTrain Station in Coquitlam, British Columbia. The four-star Coquitlam hotel is well maintained and conveniently a five minutes walk to the Lougheed SkyTrain Station. It provides accessibility to New Westminster as well as Port Moody & Coquitlam. The hotel has an excellence location with many dining options; it is found in a neighborhood of Coquitlam known as Vancouver’s Korean-town for all the Korean themed restaurants & shops in the area. The location is safe and convenient. The hotel staff are friendly and accommodating, earning it a four star review among guests. The room rates generally range around $150 during off-peak periods and $200 during peak periods. It is an independent hotel brand (a rapidly growing brand – all corporate owned hotels) without its own loyalty program however it participates in Expedia’s +VIP loyalty/rewards program. As both are similarly priced,  it may be recommendable to go with Hilton’s Vancouver Metrotown and accumulate those qualifying nights for rewards and free upgrades. For all intents and purposes, Executive Plaza Hotel Metro Vancouver is a good hotel near to New Westminster, BC.


More New Westminster Accommodations:

If you absolutely have to be within New Westminster, BC (and not willing to consider hotels near to New Westminster) then there are other accommodation choices besides hotels.

For cities like New Westminster where there aren’t many hotels, services such as bed and breakfasts or AirBnbs can be valuable for certain travelers. You will find many vacation home rentals on Expedia and room rentals on AirBnb.


Information about New Westminster, British Columbia:

Here are five things to know about New Westminster, British Columbia. If you would like a more comprehensive guide to New Westminster for visitors, please read, What you need to know about New Westminster, BC.


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