6 Best Hotels in Yaletown
Once the terminus of the Canadian Pacific Railway and a largely industrial area, today, Yaletown is a hip region of Vancouver teeming with boutiques and restaurants. The regeneration of this neighbourhood came after Vancouver hosted the 1986 World's Fair and this waterfront location was used as the site of a number of exhibitions. Completely restored, Yaletown is now home to a gorgeous seawall that connects David Lam Park to George Wainborn Park and is great for a leisurely stroll. The district's many brick warehouses, built during the area's railroad days, feature exterior space that was once used for loading and unloading train cars, but now makes for beautiful outdoor patios.
Yaletown is conveniently located just minutes from Vancouver's downtown. The Yaletown-Roundhouse Station provides easy access to the airport via the Skytrain and runs along the Canada Line metro route to other areas of the city.
If you decide to make your stay in Vancouver in Yaletown, choose from one of these hotels in and around the neighbourhood:
The 14-storey Best Western Plus is technically located in downtown but is only a short walk from the heart of Yaletown. The hotel offers a range of rooms and services for every budget; basic rooms have free WiFi and MP3 docks, while upgrades can include full suites, balconies, and views onto the city.
The Opus Hotel is located right in the heart of the Yaletown district. This trendy boutique hotel fits in with the vibe of the neighborhood and offers tons of amenities like iPads, free bike loans and free in-room WiFi. The Opus has proven itself, winning awards from Condé Nast Traveler, Forbes Travel Guide, and Travel + Leisure magazines. Just minutes from the Yaletown-Roundhouse Station and the waterfront, the Opus sets you up to take advantage of everything the neighborhood has to offer.
The Rosedale on Robson Suite Hotel sits on the edge of Yaletown, close to downtown and the Rogers Arena where the Vancouver Canucks hockey team makes its home. The hotel is made up entirely of suites with fully-equipped galley kitchens which offer the conveniences of home and a flexible accommodation experience.
A short five-minute walk to Yaletown, the Ambassador two-star hotel touts itself as a full-service experience "for a quarter of the price." The Hotel Ambassador skips the high-end luxury but offers great value in its unpretentious, yet functional rooms. It is a pleasant, affordable option with amenities such as free WiFi, in-room refrigerators and a communal kitchen.
The Moda Hotel is a great halfway point between Yaletown and Vancouver's downtown area. This chic hotel brings together classic and modern in a fully-restored historic building that was originally constructed in 1908. The Moda has its own excellent Italian restaurant, sports bar, wine and cocktail bar, and even a well-known liquor store on-site.
Of all the hotels on this list, the Executive Hotel Vintage Park is the furthest from Yaletown at about 10-15 minutes away by foot. This gorgeous wine-themed boutique hotel has a sophisticated French restaurant, a garden on its ninth floor, an outdoor Jacuzzi accessible to all guests, and wine tastings each night, giving it a posh, high-end feel.
Yaletown is a striking example of modernization and repurposed urban space, and its wealth of outdoor park and waterfront areas makes it a wonderful home base from which to explore Vancouver. A stay at one of these hotels in and near Yaletown will give you easy access to all the great nightlife, dining, and shopping available in this up-and-coming district.