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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
Booked with the promise of a city view and upon check in was told there were no city view rooms left. When entering our room we were greeted with a view of a cement wall, not a parking lot, or back of building, a literal cement wall. Could not see 1 foot out of the window, it made me feel extremely claustrophobic. We also decided to stay another night in Vancouver, when voicing my concerns the next morning and inquiring about available rooms WITH a view, the morning attendant was rude and offered no help or compensation for our terrible night. We will NEVER stay at the Auberge again. VERY disappointed.
While in Seattle, my sisters and I decided to head over to Vancouver. Having been there before, I was going to select the Holiday Inn Express in Richmond, which is about 20 minutes from downtown.
However, a price check on hotels near the waterfront, found that Auberge Vancouver was only slightly higher than HIE in Richmond, for Saturday, the 6th of April. The other hotels like the Fairmont Waterfront and the Pan Pacific Hotels, were significantly higher and only 1 block closer to the waterfront.
Location- Just two short blocks to the Canada Place, the ferry boats and the seaplanes. There are several restaurants in the area, with quite a few having cheap eats. It's main entrance is one Hastings Street and we missed it a few times while driving, because when you look up, it looks more like an office building.
Room- WoW, is the word. When we walked in my sisters just said, "WOW", dropped their bag and said, "this is nice". The rooms are ultra modern, super clean, well furniture and definitely high end.
As their brother, I let them have the bed and I took the living room sofa bed. When I could find no coverings for the sofa, I went downstairs to ask. I was pleasantly surprised to find that even the sofa bed, was already made up. All I had to do was unfold it. In most places, the linens are located in a closet somewhere and you have to make up the sofa bed yourself.
Also it was the most comfortable sofa bed, that I have ever slept on.
There was no bellhop to meet us at the curb and take our things up. But I kind of liked that, not be pushed or rushed.
Parking-Is $40 CAD a day, with in and out privileges. That converts to $30 U.S. dollars.
I don't really like paying for parking at a hotel. However, the previous day in Seattle, we paid $55 U.S. a day for parking at the Homewood Suites, Convention Center hotel.
I am cheap, I like to travel that way. But every once in awhile, I like to give myself some luxury. Auberge Vancouver Hotel, definitely has a luxury feel to it.
I really felt that for the money, it was a decent value. I hope they keep the rates just like that, for my next visit.
Normally I would have taken photographs. But with only one day and the weather changing, I forgot!
Stayed here last week for 1 night on the work trip. They had just redone the rooms on the 8th floor and the decor, bed comfort (I like it slightly firmer), and shower pressure (a big thing for me), were great. Check in process was quick and easy, free continental breakfast, and a location almost on the water and walkable to many points of interest. Would definitely stay here again.
We were so pleased to have chosen this hotel. We wanted to spend a couple of days in Vancouver after Whistler and before flying back to London.
The hotel was already such good value via Booking.com and the size of the suites are bigger than most but then they kindly upgraded us to a harbour view as well! The view is to one side but sitting on the armchair with a Keurig coffee, it’s glorious watching the seaplanes taking off and landing in the morning with the snow capped mountains behind.
Our family needed a single rollaway bed and they took the trouble to organise this for us even though we arrived very late after a day’s skiing. The small charge was well worth it. The super king bed in the bedroom was exceptionally comfortable. The housekeeping was excellent and the lady kindly ensured we had enough towels and toiletries for a family of four.
The lower office sections didn’t bother us at all. The hotel is in the Central Business District so you’ll inevitably get suits in the lift. The Shard in London has the same concept. The compromise comes in the way of small corridors but that shouldn’t detract.
The entrance is impressive and the area is upmarket. The convenience of the location for the harbour, gas town, shops on Burrard, art gallery etc. was great. We even walked back (20 minutes) from the Aquabus stop after visiting Granville market.
The quality of the health club on the fourth floor is over and above your average 4*hotel spa. It feels exclusive but friendly. As we had a late flight, we were given access keys so we could use the facilities after a late check out which was very much appreciated.
The service is very professional. The young man who looked after our luggage deserves a special mention as he was so helpful and worked so hard getting ski bags, multiple suitcases etc in and out for us as we juggled with our stuff.
We could not have found a more ideal hotel for our family. Thank you Auberge for a very enjoyable stay.
We stayed here during our visit to Vancouver. It was the perfect location for getting about the city. Rooms were clean, spacious and comfortable with amazing views from our room.
Staff were very welcoming and the buffet breakfast was all you needed to start the day with a good choice of cereals, bread, pastries, fruit and boiled eggs. Would recommend.