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Does anyone have an opinion of this hotel? A Tripadvisor review mentioned the traffic noise - ? It looks like a convenient spot for accessing Granville Island and the price is not too bad.
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As for traffic noise - it's not much different from most of the downtown hotels - that all have a certain amount of street noise - it is located by an on ramp for the Granville Street bridge - try to get a room at the rear and yes it only a two block walk to the little ferry that you take you across to Granville Island Market.
I should know as I live a block from the hotel and can see the hotel from our rooftop terrace.
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