Auberge Vancouver Hotel
What We Love
- Gourmet chocolates, delivered to your door daily
- The tiny kitchenette in each room, with small fridge, microwave, and sink
- Cold pints of locally brewed, seasonal beer at the Lion’s Pub attached to the hotel
What To Know
- WiFi is free
- No room service
- The City View suites are enormous, and can easily sleep four
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
Auberge has a prime spot in the Terminal City Tower, which translates to fab views of the city, the mountains or the harbor depending on what room you’re in. It also means that guests can use the building’s mind-bogglingly good fitness center, which includes three squash courts and a 25-meter indoor pool. Tiny hotel gyms—we’re so over you. The vibe here is well-heeled tourist or business traveler (plus cruise voyagers, as the hotel is just yards from the cruise ship terminal), so there are plenty of extras, like those gourmet chocolates that appear in the room every day. But the real selling point is the location, which boasts proximity to both the water and the city’s most exciting offerings.
In the Area
So much of Vancouver is walking distance from this hotel that you’ll be able to avoid taxis and public transportation for much if not all of your visit, if you’re so inclined. Gastown, with its historic buildings and trendy shops, is a ten-minute walk – we suggest stopping at Revolver, coffee purveyors par excellence, for a caffeine injection before strolling around admiring the architecture and ducking into trendy boutiques like Oak + Fort, which sells chic mens- and womenswear, or lunching at The Flying Pig, whose New Canadian menu is heavy on local seafood and includes a short list of clever cocktails. Closer to the hotel, book dinner at Hapa Izakaya, just two minutes away and serving some of the best Japanese food in town (Bon Appétit called it one of the top five izakayas In North America) or head to Rogue Wet Bar, which does creative comfort food, like cauliflower and squash tacos, along with local craft beers by the pitcher.
How to Get There
As our flight arrived 6.30 am we booked the night before so we had access to our room when we arrived. We stayed in room 1003 for 3 nights in total. We were given an upgrade to a suite which had views of the city and the water.
Excellent room with a separate bedroom and a living room with a couch and table and chairs. Fridge Tea/Coffee making facilities were also available. Bathroom was good with shower over tub combination.
Free wifi and Continental breakfast was also provided. As it was a long weekend (Victoria Day) the Lions Pub was closed.
Excellent shopping nearby and walking distance to Canada Place and the Vancouver Lookout.
Staff were friendly and helpful. Definitely recommend.
Hotel is 2 1/2 blocks from cruise ship port which is great if you're in Vancouver to start a cruise. It took less than 5 minutes to walk to the port. Room was large, well furnished and clean. Staff were very friendly and helpful.
Family of five (2 adults, 3 kids 8-15yo) stayed here before and after cruise. We had a suite, so it was a king bed and pull out sofa. Rooms were spacious, unlike typical rooms in big cities.
Convenient to port (we walked with our luggage to and from). Also convenient to restaurants, coffee shops, and some attractions.
Great location for a pre-cruise overnight - the terminal is only a short walk away.
Easy access from the airport via the SkyTrain to Waterfront station - get a $10 day pass if you're arriving early in the day and it'll cover any other buses / trains you want to use to explore the city.
Welcoming, efficient and friendly staff.
Room was comfortable, a good size and well equipped.
Breakfast was good - choice of pastries, toast, yoghurt and cereal with juice & hot drinks.
Vancouver accommodation seems generally very expensive - in that context Auberge was good value, relative to everywhere else we stayed in Canada however it was pricey.
This hotel has no public rooms, bars or restaurant on site as it is part of the Terminal City Club, but there are plenty of places to eat close by. A light breakfast is available on the 4th floor but is limited to cereal, toast, Danish pastries and cold hard boiled eggs only. If you want a hot breakfast there are places nearby as the location is excellent - near the Harbour, Downtown area, The Lookout, railway station and underground. We had a lovely suite (edficiency) on the 12h floor for two nights with fabulous views of the harbour, cruise terminal and mountains beyond.