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We will have 2 nights in Denali, any recommendations of possible night time excursions to do or places to eat near the Mt. Mckinely Chalet? And we disembark in Vancouver and staying an extra 2 nights, looking for an affordable hotel in the downtown area so we can explore the city. Any recommendations? Thanks

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Your hotel is at the far end of "Glitter Gulch", which is a strip mall of shops and restaurants.There are quite a few restaurants to choose from depending on what you're looking for; from Subway to Great Alaska Fish and Chips to 49th State Brewery.

http://www.a1cms.com/_dcc/restaurants/

 

If you can't walk .... the Salmon Bake has a free shuttle.

http://denaliparksalmonbake.com/

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Vancouver's downtown is quite compact so all of the downtown hotels are pretty much within a mile of Canada Place. However, here is a list of many 3*+ hotels that are within 6 to 8 blocks of Canada Place:

 

The Pan Pacific (part of Canada Place)

Fairmont Waterfront (across the street from Canada Place)

Fairmont Pacific Rim

Marriott Pinnacle

Renaissance

Hyatt Regency

The Shangri-la

Fairmont Vancouver Hotel

Auberge

Coast Coal Harbour

Delta Suites

The Metropolitan

Four Seasons

Rosewood Georgia

Sutton Place (about 8.5 blocks)

Sheraton at the Wall Centre (about 10 blocks)

le Soleil

The Wedgewood

 

Very few of these hotels can be had for much under $200 per night unless picked up on Hotwire or Priceline.

 

A few hotels that are not on the list but I am comfortable recommending would include:

 

Best Western-Downtown on Drake

Blue Horizon on Robson (a favourite of cruisers)

Rosedale on Robson

Hampton Inn and Suite on Robson

Georgian Court on Beatty

Sandman Inn on W. Georgia.

Holliday Inn on Howe St.

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Don't know if we can mention names but had great pizza 3 times at a place on the north end, across from the McKinley Chalet.

 

Prospectors Pizza? is on that end of the gulch. We eaten there and enjoyed it and they have a good selection of beer.

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We will have 2 nights in Denali, any recommendations of possible night time excursions to do or places to eat near the Mt. Mckinely Chalet? And we disembark in Vancouver and staying an extra 2 nights, looking for an affordable hotel in the downtown area so we can explore the city. Any recommendations? Thanks

 

Big thumbs up on Prospector's Pizza, and I'd stay away from Great Alaska Fish & Chips.

 

"Night time" is relative. We went on a white water rafting trip with Denali Outdoor Center (also located right in Glitter Gulch) that started at 6PM. We went the last week in August, and it was still light when we returned after 9PM. Had a great time.

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We just spent 2 days in Vancouver after our cruise ended there last weekend. We stayed at the Blue Horizon. Very reasonable rates at less than 200.00 a night. Large rooms and great location. We went to Capilano Suspension Bridge and it is a must do while there. Also Stanley Park. I wished we would have more time there to explore. So much to see and enjoy. We loved Vancouver.

 

 

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We will have 2 nights in Denali, any recommendations of possible night time excursions to do or places to eat near the Mt. Mckinely Chalet? And we disembark in Vancouver and staying an extra 2 nights, looking for an affordable hotel in the downtown area so we can explore the city. Any recommendations? Thanks

 

 

When you're at Denali, if you're interested in sled dogs or the Iditarod go to the Husky Homestead presentation. It was fun and very interesting. Our hotel had a shuttle, so yours might also.

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When you're at Denali, if you're interested in sled dogs or the Iditarod go to the Husky Homestead presentation. It was fun and very interesting. Our hotel had a shuttle, so yours might also.

 

Actually the shuttle is operated by Husky Homestead, not the hotel. They have a good program, but there are others. The one at the park headquarters is free. There is also one run by Mike Santos called DogGoneIt a bit further south than Husky.

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