Pacific Gateway Hotel
What We Love
- Free shuttles to Vancouver International Airport and on-site flight check-in kiosks make jetting to your next destination hassle-free
- The 12 miles of riverside trails surrounding the property
- The Pier 73 restaurant's fresh farm-to-table dishes and floor-to-ceiling windows, which frame the Cascades
- The club- and suite-level rooms come with a $10 meal credit
What To Know
- Shoppers’ paradise can be found steps away at the McArthurGlen Designer Outlets
- Bike rentals are available for a small fee
- The seasonal outdoor pool is open until late September, for one last dip before winter
- The 158-slip private marina is under renovation and will be open in summer 2016
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Just 20 minutes from downtown Vancouver, the recently rebranded Pacific Gateway has a nature-driven approach and an atmosphere that reflects its rustic mountain setting. Don’t expect tacky hotel art — paintings and photographs by top BC artists bring the lobby’s tranquil tones to life. In the guestrooms an earthy palette of forest green, beige and chocolate brown blends seamlessly with the alpine scenery outside the floor-to-ceiling windows. Spa-like bathrooms boast Gilchrist & Soames amenities, soft robes and deep soaking tubs (draw yourself a bubble bath with a glass of wine from the room service menu). In the morning have breakfast at Hemisphere North or get that critical morning cup of joe at Fuel, which uses beans from Brazil. The farm-to-table restaurant Pier 73 gets its ingredients from local organic producers and serves mouthwatering dishes like line-caught ling cod with black barley risotto and octopus chorizo. Round off the night with a quick workout in the 24-hour, state-of-the-art gym or do a few laps in the heated outdoor pool.
In the Area
Fashionistas should make a beeline for McArthurGlen’s European-style outlet village for top brands like Armani, Samsonite and Desigual. (It’s a 10-minute walk from the hotel; just follow the marked trail.) There’s also the Richmond Olympic Oval, the official speed skating venue of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games, where you can take a tour or hit the ice. When you head into the city, check out Vancouver staple Eugene Choo in the Mount Pleasant neighborhood for upscale designer clothing, and 33 Acres Brewing for a pint. Gastown, another must-see ’hood, is full of all things beautiful: buildings, shops, people and a stunning view of the ocean and mountains from Crab Park. Avocado-toast aficionados need (need) to head to Nelson the Seagull, and beer lovers shouldn’t miss the Alibi Room, a local favorite with 50 taps and rotating casks — they’re not messing around.
How to Get There
We stayed here one night post cruise. We are glad we did. The service was excellent and the beds were so comfortable. The shower pressure was strong which is important to us. Very relaxing. We are dinner on site at the Deck restaurant. Ginger beef was yummy. Ramesh was our waiter and was very kind. We will definitely stay again! Cameron was very hospitable
This hotel should be rated as a Canadian/American 5 star hotel, no question.
If you’re connecting or with an overnight early morning next day don’t stay anywhere else. The money you save in my opinion isn’t worth it. You literally take an elevator or escalator and you’re in the International check in - Wow!
This was my 3rd stay here - the convenience of this hotel was why I came back - the shuttle bus is on a permanent rotation every 20 minutes from the airport to the hotel, and made travel into the city easy - get the bus to the airport, then get the Sky train into Vancouver downtown. Be aware that there is a surcharge for travel from the airport, but if you buy the daily pass from the hotel kiosk, it avoid that surcharge. Coming home alone at night on the skytrain felt very safe, as I could arrive at the airport then just take the shuttle bus back to the hotel.
The hotel was also very convenient for access to the Richmond YVR South seaplane terminal. There is also a shuttle bus available from the airport to there or it is about 5 mins in a taxi from the hotel. The hotel was very happy to store my suitcases for a few days while I went to the Sunshine coast by seaplane (which couldn't accommodate my enormous bags!) The bell hops were super helpful, lots of information on best ways to go places etc.
Just a note on room service - you have to order at the bar (phone or in person), and then go pick it up yourself.
Wonderful Experience! Very warm & friendly, but the staff seemed a bit frazzled by all the guests!
But there were a lot of us, so it took a bit longer to get drinks, but not really an issue. Would love to stay again!
A great location with superb ambiance with the water on your doorstep with The Deck patio Bar/Restaurant right there! Good transportation services too and from the hotel with rental cars right in the parking lot...will definitely be back!