Welcome to our article on VancityAsks.com regarding the best hotels in Richmond, British Columbia.
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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. (where we highlight which hotels have the best options for complementary airport shuttles and amenities a transiting passenger might appreciate – such as proximity to the hotel, and restaurant dining/room-service on premises of the hotel.)
If you’re looking for a Vancouver airport hotel, we’d suggest you take a look at that “Best Vancouver airport hotel” article linked above. It will provide better insight on which amenities various 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 hotel amenities, service, and value for travelers looking for a hotel in Richmond, BC for leisure or business travels. We’d look at it from the perspective of someone looking for a hotel 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. We’ve categorized our top 5 recommendations for various category or demographic of travel such as (1) luxury (2) budget/value (3) business (4) families (5) boutique/wild-card.
Thanks for reading 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 (and free “babysitting” with the hotel amenities to keep them entertained – without too posh an environment that may offend guests looking for respite) such as 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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Why Fairmont Vancouver Airport Hotel?
Luxury – Fairmont Vancouver Airport Hotel is the only 5-star hotel in Richmond, BC; it is the epitome of luxury hotel in Richmond. If you’re looking for an upscale hotel in Richmond, BC – the only choice is Fairmont Vancouver Airport Hotel.
Value – As a five star hotel with its amenities, the Richmond Hotel is surprisingly well priced with rates similar to Marriott Vancouver Airport or Hilton Vancouver Airport hotel in downtown Richmond, BC. Booking direct also provides perks such as gift certificate for their award winning ‘globe’ restaurant and their bar with views of the runway.
Service – Staying at the Fairmont Vancouver Airport Hotel provides impeccable service standards typical of Fairmont luxury hotels. You’ll find attentive and friendly team ready to help make your stay at the Fairmont Vancouver Airport, a better one… for an incredible price compared to other Richmond hotels for its scale of luxury as a 5 star hotel.
Unique Experience – The Fairmont Vancouver Airport hotel is the four year winning “Best Airport Hotel” in North America by Skytrax. How many times have you stayed at an airport hotel with views of the runway and concourse itself (an AVGeek’s dream) backdrop with mountains and water? Probably never. It’s your chance to experience staying within the airport itself (Singapore Changi has an airport in the hotel itself but no windows to the runway!) with these sound proof, high quality rooms – you can enjoy the beauty of Vancouver International Airport without the disturbance or noise of these powerful jet engines taking off from Vancouver. The sound proof rooms also means a restful night – while some Richmond hotels have very thin walls, you can rest assure you’ll feel comfortable and insulated within these sound proof rooms at the Fairmont Vancouver Airport Hotel.
Fairmont Gold – The true gold of Fairmont Hotels is the Fairmont Gold floor with the Fairmont Gold lounge – the Fairmont Vancouver Airport Hotel is no exception. Booking the Fairmont Gold Floor rooms ensures access to their comfortable lounge and additional perks for a slight upcharge with attentive & personable service at the Fairmont Gold Lounge. The Fairmont Gold Lounge at Fairmont Vancouver Airport Hotel specifically is very well appointed and better than brand standards. It’s a unique experience to be had.
Downsides to Fairmont Vancouver Airport Hotel:
Located at YVR Airport: Fairmont Vancouver Airport Hotel is located right at Vancouver International Airport – above the Transborder check-in area; this is great for those looking for a Vancouver airport hotel on arrival, departure, or transit (no need to wait for an airport shuttle, no need to drive to your hotel… just walk right to the hotel and get some much needed rest and recovery) however it is less so for those who may be looking for a hotel in Richmond, BC.
Vancouver International Airport is located on a sort of island (Sea Island) adjacent to Richmond, BC – on this Island there are some houses but mostly airport, industrial, cargo storage facilities; there are three exits from this island – one through towards Bridgeport (the most common), one through to Richmond’s Olympic Oval locality, and one through to Vancouver’s Marpole neighbourhood. As you can imagine, it doesn’t make for an exceptionally convenient commute especially if for one reason for another there may be traffic jams to the airport (an outlet mall is also located on Sea Island hence on days like Black Friday or shopping sales, there could be greater than normal traffic in the area).
Further, the other option is taking the Canada Line Sky Train to Bridgeport (3 stations – 5 minutes away) and then changing trains to Richmond (2 minutes away) if you opt not to drive; the problem with this however is that the airport authority charges a surcharge of $5 for any departures from YVR meaning your transit fare to Richmond (albeit convenient) would be $8 one way. This might be something to keep in mind if you’re looking to prioritize convenience when looking for a Richmond hotel rather than a luxury hotel in Richmond, BC. It is great as an airport hotel in Richmond, BC but perhaps less convenient as a hotel in Richmond. It is the only 5 star hotel in Richmond, BC with all this said.
One of the Most Expensive Richmond Hotel: The Fairmont Vancouver Airport hotel is a five star Richmond hotel, it is not “cheap” by any means as it falls within the high-range of hotel standards. However, value-wise, the Fairmont Vancouver Airport Hotel is not the MOST experience hotel in Richmond. Comparing it for December 21-22 as of December 5th shows standard rooms at $284 CAD a night while for comparison, our “cheap Richmond hotel” on our recommendation – Accent Inns Vancouver Airport – is pricing at $129. For further relativity, the Fairmont Vancouver Airport Hotel falls behind River Rock Casino Resort at $408 CAD. All in all, you’ll be spending a pretty penny at Fairmont Vancouver Airport Hotel if you choose to book this Richmond hotel for your visit but you’re still getting unsurpassed value compared to River Rock Casino Resort that is still pricier than the Fairmont Vancouver Airport hotel without necessarily the same amenities, service, and luxury offered by the Fairmont Vancouver Airport Hotel. If you’re staying at the Fairmont Vancouver Airport Hotel, the Gold Lounge upgrade is truly a necessity and well worth the money with evening canapes and morning breakfast with snacks & refreshments available throughout the day in a spacious, well-designed, elegant, and relaxing lounge with a fireplace overlooking the airport runway in Richmond, BC. The Hilton Vancouver Airport Hotel, Marriott Vancouver Airport Hotel, and Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel also are priced around $250 CAD a night and within the 3-4 star range for hotels. (Although the Marriott Vancouver Airport Hotel at 259, Sandman Signature Vancouver Airport Hotel at $155, and the Radisson Vancouver Airport Hotel at $169 CAD as well as the Westin Vancouver Airport Hotel at $151 CAD does offer comparable value for their respective prices in our opinion. The Westin Wall Centre Vancouver Airport at $151 is surprisingly under priced to value in our opinion.) So it’s not the cheapest Richmond hotel, but it offers reasonable value for its price whcih is what matters as well as an unforgettable and pleasant experience for many looking for a Richmond BC hotel. (Honestly, I’d book the Westin Wall Centre Vancouver Airport Hotel at $151 at this price however for a comparable posh experience.)
Who is Fairmont Vancouver Airport Hotel for?
Business Travelers – The Fairmont Vancouver Airport hotel is an excellent choice for business travelers looking for one of the best hotels in Richmond, BC with regards to service, quality rooms, and experience. You can expect professionalism among all the staff at Fairmont Vancouver Airport hotel with seamless check in/out for a comfortable, effortless stay – with a full business centre and fitness facility while phenomenal views of YVR airport for some blue skying time. The Fairmont Gold is especially convenient with evening tapas and morning breakfast available complementary to start and end your day in the best way possible with views of YVR airport, a fireplace, and an elegant yet relaxing spacious Gold lounge.
Luxury Seekers – The Fairmont Vancouver Airport is the epitome of luxury hotels in Richmond, BC; it is the only five star hotel in Richmond, BC with the amenities you’ll find only at a Fairmont hotel. Luxurious spa services, a full fitness centre, and impeccable service with exquisite furnishing throughout the Richmond hotel. Some say, the Fairmont Vancouver Airport Hotel also features the best rooms they’ve experienced at Fairmont hotels – and that’s a hard feat to beat. Experience the best of the best with the Fairmont Gold rooms – the pinnacle of luxury a hotel can offer in Richmond, BC. If you’re looking to travel in style, the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver Airport is your choice to choose while visiting Richmond, BC. Further, if you’re departing by Vancouver Airport, your check-in and gate is likely just a elevator downstairs! As another perk with Fairmont Vancouver Airport hotel, guests will receive a FasTrack pass for a special line through security at Vancouver Airport and straight to your airport lounge or gate. If you’re truly seeking for a memorable experience while staying in a Richmond hotel, there is no other choice than the Fairmont Vancouver Airport Hotel – especially their runway view rooms with a telescope in each room for appreciating the mountains, waters, boats, hovercrafts, and planes in the distance!
Couples – Couples will love the Fairmont Vancouver Airport Hotel with the big rooms and romantic and elegant setting throughout the hotel. It’s a true respite and rest or getaway from the norm. The rooms are also insulated for noise to appreciate a restful night.
Solo Travelers – Solo Travelers will feel at home in Fairmont Vancouver Airport Hotel with excellent service and convenience of being located at the airport should you be arriving or departing through YVR. Expect professionalism throughout the hotel and every amenity you might desire at a Richmond hotel including a concierge to assist with your reservations or trip. Expect to be well taken care of during your visit to Richmond, BC staying at Fairmont Vancouver Airport Hotel. It is truly a one of a kind Richmond hotel to experience – you can’t go wrong booking the Fairmont Vancouver Airport hotel and their genuine focus on service and excellence! (Unlike “the hotel” at River Rock Resort which while may be a unique expereince as a resort pales in service standards and consistency.)
Vancouver Airport Hotel – Finally, if you’re arriving or departing through YVR on a trip lesser than 3 days then your best choice is truly the Fairmont Vancouver Airport Hotel for convenience. Getting from Baggage Claims to the hotel is just a brief walk while check in to your flight with your bags is an equally brief walk down the elevator of the Richmond hotel. While getting around to Richmond, BC daily may be a little bit more of a hassle through one of three exists from Sea Island – you will start and end your trip well staying at the Fairmont Vancouver Airport hotel. Guests of the hotel will also appreciate the FasTrack feature that gets you through a special expedited line for security. The must-try is their Fairmont Gold Rooms and Fairmont Gold Lounge.
Fairmont Vancouver Airport Hotel Location:
The Fairmont Vancouver Airport Hotel is located right within Vancouver International Airport – above the Trans-border departure check-ins and international arrivals to be exact. This could be great news if you’re looking for a Vancouver Airport hotel as getting to your accommodation is no more than a 5 minutes walk from arrivals.
As mentioned previously however, it might pose some inconvenience if you’re looking to stay in Richmond, BC for a longer period of time (than a week) and require to be in downtown Richmond on a regular basis.
Thankfully, Vancouver Airport itself has plenty of dining and leisure options within the hotel (not quite like Changi Airport however) so you’ll never be short on dining options if you’re looking for somewhere within walking distance to the Richmond hotel.
Food and Dining Around Fairmont Vancouver Airport Hotel:
The Fairmont Vancouver Airport itself has two dining options including (1) Globe@YVR which is an upscale sit-in restaurant serving modern cuisine and infamously known for their high-tea service (2) Jetside Bar which is a casual bar with tapas in an open concept area. [Truth be told, the Globe@YVR is not that great a restaurant which is why they often have to run promotions for their high tea on Groupon. It’s good but inconsistent but there are many dining options in Vancouver International Airport itself outside the Fairmont Vancouver Airport hotel.]
The Fairmont Vancouver Airport Hotel is located at Vancouver International Airport terminal itself on Sea Island (not downtown Richmond). You can find a variety of dining options available at Vancouver International Airport here (including some 24 hour dining options like Tim Hortons):
Do you need a car staying at Fairmont Vancouver Airport Hotel?
No. If you’re planning to visit downtown Vancouver or downtown Richmond, you can avail yourself of the Canada Line SkyTrain which would be easier than driving except during rush hours.
Ride Sharing/Personal Car Services/Cabs: Alas, Ride-sharing is still not yet available in Vancouver; it should be arriving in January 2020 (writing this as of December 2019). The taxi lobby is very good at lobbying the Liberal and BC NDP government hence protecting their taxi medallion (license to drive as a taxi driver) and keeping ride sharing like Uber out.
With this said, when ride-sharing arrives it will be highly regulated with a variety of rules that are not as common to other jurisdictions with ride-sharing outside of BC.
Using Public Transport at Fairmont Vancouver Airport Hotel: The Fairmont Vancouver Airport Hotel is located above YVR Airport’s Transborder terminal; it is no more than a 3 minutes walk to the YVR Airport Canada Line SkyTrain Station that provides access to Downtown Vancouver in 25 minutes, Richmond in 15 minutes (with a transfer) and Vancouver City Hall in approximately 20 minutes. It is very easy to get around if you choose to use Public Transport while staying at Fairmont Vancouver Airport Hotel – albeit you will be paying a $5 surcharge for every trip leaving YVR Airport Skytrain station on top the ~$3 fare. Keep in mind if you’re using public transit that the train that departs downtown to YVR is at 1:05 AM. After that, Translink operates a night bus that periodically goes to the airport from 2 AM on wards… however it would take around 50 minutes to get from downtown Vancouver to Vancouver Airport.
While using the bus in Vancouver would be undesirable, the Canada Line SkyTrain is still one of the most efficient means of transport to downtown Vancouver and downtown Richmond from YVR. You can expect a consistent 6-12 minutes interval schedule of train departing to downtown Vancouver, a quick 25 minutes to downtown, and a fairly clean environment.
What else should you know about Fairmont Vancouver Airport Hotel?
Great Lounge Space – The Fairmont Vancouver Airport hotel offers an excellent Gold Floor lounge but also has good lounging space within the hotel lobby itself with spacious sitting area to relax in a private space if you find your room a little too cramp. The rooms itself however are bigger than typical hotel rooms in Richmond and a few have also undergone recent renovations for a fresher interior.
Fairmont Gold at Fairmont Vancouver Airport – It really is a golden experience. The Fairmont Gold at Vancouver Airport is luxury at its finest among Richmond hotels. The price is reflected as you would find yourself spending $580+ CAD per night during the off-peak season compared to $408+ CAD per night for a standard room (If you’re a BC resident or CAA member the rate is $326+ CAD) but with the added perks such as (1) Fas Track at YVR airport security (2) Gold Lounge with food & beverage (3) personalized service… the Fairmont Gold at Fairmont Vancouver Airport is truly the only choice if you’re looking for a luxury hotel in Richmond, BC. The Fairmont Vancouver Airport Gold Lounge offer spacious seating with impeccable views across the runway on the top floor of the Richmond hotel. It is the only hotel executive lounge that offers 24 hours access and food/beverage options through the night. The Fairmont Gold lounge also includes a continental breakfast buffet from 4 AM to 6 AM for those looking to catch an early flight South (United really has to stop scheduling those 6 AM flights to SFO – their check-in counter isn’t even open till 4:30 AM. I digress.) and a full hot breakfast buffet available from 6 AM to 10 AM in the serenity of the Gold lounge with amazing views of YVR and mountains. Further, guests can appreciate hot and cold canapes from 5-7 PM followed by evening desserts at 8 PM to 9 PM. If you’re carving for a midnight snack, that’s also available at the Fairmont Gold lounge from 11 PM to 4 AM; while afternoon snacks can be found from 12 PM to 5 PM daily; they do really mean a 24 hour executive lounge at Fairmont Vancouver Airport Hotel. Do note, as the norm with hotel lounges in British Columbia, alcoholic drinks are on a Honor Bar than complementary (something to do with laws in BC regarding alcohol). Coffee and other non-alcoholic beverages are available free throughout the day at the lounge. It’s a worthwhile experience to be had if you’re looking for a luxury experience with your Richmond hotel stay.
Great Service – Expect attentive service and care throughout your stay at Fairmont Vancouver Airport Hotel; it is for good reason that we’ve recommended it as the BEST luxury hotel in Richmond, BC. The price is one of the most expensive hotels in Richmond, but it’s well worth the cost in our opinion for the amenities and service offered at Fairmont Vancouver Airport Hotel – the location might not be as preferable if you’re looking for a hotel in downtown Richmond however.
24 Hour Health Club Access – Being an airport hotel that offers a 24 hour Gold (executive) lounge, it only makes sense that they also have a 24 hour health club. You can get your work out done late in the night or early in the morning, especially useful for travelers with irregular hours or jet-lagged and hoping to burn some energy but also useful for travelers looking for access to a fitness centre on their schedule whether an early morning workout when it might be quieter!
Absolute Spa – All Fairmont Hotels in Metro Vancouver seem to have Absolute Spa services available which is a local spa brand ran by Wendy Lissogar of Century Hotel in Downtown Vancouver. It’s an excellent spa service. You can find all your spa and salon needs at Fairmont Vancouver Airport Hotel with absolute spa.
Conclusion – Why Fairmont Vancouver Airport Hotel is the #1 BEST Richmond Hotel – BEST luxury hotel in Richmond, BC:
If you’re looking for the best luxury hotel in Richmond, BC – there is truly no parallel to the Fairmont Vancouver Airport 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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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
The Sandman Signature Vancouver Airport Hotel is an excellent choice for travelers to Richmond, BC. It is especially suited towards families travelling to Richmond, BC because of the extensive amenities and variety of dining available at the Richmond hotel.
Why stay at Sandman Signature Vancouver Airport Hotel:
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Popular Vancouver Airport Hotel for Flight Attendants:
Sandman Signature Vancouver Airport Hotel Address: 10251 St Edwards Dr, Richmond, BC V6X 2M9
5) Best Unique/Boutique Hotel in Richmond, BC – Vancouver Airport Marriott
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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).
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
Approximate Average Price: $259 CAD/night
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 CAD/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 CAD/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 CAD/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 CAD/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 CAD/night
Address: 7551 Westminster Hwy, Richmond, BC V6X 1A3
La Quinta Inn by Wyndham Vancouver Airport:
La Quinta Inn by Wyndham Vancouver Airport is an excellent cheap hotel in Richmond, BC.
Pros: (1) Location
Approximate Average Price: $149 CAD/night
Address: 8640 Alexandra Rd, Richmond, BC V6X 1C4
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.)
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