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Old May 31st, 2009, 11:56 AM
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Default Vancouver hotels / transfer to Canada Place

DW - in a power chair - and I will be cruising on HAL from their Canada Place dock in August. We plan to stay in Vancouver for a couple of days before and after the cruise. I really don't want to spend beaucoup bucks on a many-starred hotel. Are there any recommendations for a moderately priced place to stay? Wheelchair accessibility is a necessity for us.
I suppose that distance from the pier is not terribly important, as we'd need to get all our baggage and equipment into a vehicle for even a short trip to the terminal. Actually, since we'll be driving to Vancouver, we would likely drive over to the dock & leave our van there while we're on the ship (assuming there's close-by parking).
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Old June 3rd, 2009, 11:29 PM
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Yes there is parking at Canada Place, it will be approaching $20 per day this year. As for a hotel I would recommend bidding for a room on Priceline.com. We have been learning of 3.5* to 5* hotel rooms being had for less than $100 pn, in my own case I got a room a few weeks ago at one of the Marriotts for $75. Go to the bidding screen, choose Downtown Vancouver and then choose 3.5* or better and start bidding at $65. I am sure that you will be pleased.
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Old June 14th, 2009, 12:29 PM
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I would be concerned that we would not end up with a handicap accessible room using Priceline.
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Old June 14th, 2009, 01:20 PM
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I got a room for later this week for $95 on priceline at the Hyatt Regency after requesting 4 star on bid. Then I called the Hyatt directly and they confirmed that we could get an accessible room.
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Old June 15th, 2009, 12:09 AM
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I have phoned the hotel after wining the bid and requested an accessible room and never had a problem. DW has M.S. and I have done this not less than 5 times in the past 12 months including once in Vancouver at the Marriott Renaissance in May.
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Old June 19th, 2009, 09:38 AM
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Thanks for the info!
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Old June 19th, 2009, 09:49 AM
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Thanks for the Priceline info! I have always avoided those kinds of services, knowing that I need a handicap-accessible room, and didn't know how to make sure that happened. This is great information!
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