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Just had our flights to Anchorage changed which now gives us an overnight stopover in Vancouver. Arriving 5.15 pm, hopefully, and departing 12 noon next day. Debating whether to stay near the airport or downtown Vancouver, though doubt we will get to see to much in the short time we will have coupled with jetlag. Hotel suggestions near the airport with walking distance to shops, restaurants would be helpful. Thank you!

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7 hours ago, gilliansp said:

...Hotel suggestions near the airport with walking distance to shops, restaurants would be helpful. Thank you!

I think this is one of those situations where an airport does make more sense than downtown - even if flights are on time, many downtown attractions might be closed by the time you get through immigration, to hotel, drop bags, and head out. If money is no object, the convenience of the only hotel at the airport itself (Fairmont) might be of interest to you - you can ride SkyTrain for free on Sea Island, which means you can zip between the McArthur Glen outlet mall and the airport for shopping if you're early enough to have shops still open; dining at the mall is similarly casual to the airport but without the price hikes!

 

For a simple 'comfy bed for the night, dining nearby' there are several hotel options with shuttles, so if you collect/want to use points then Holiday Inn (and Express), Hampton Inn, Days Inn, LaQuinta, Ramada, Marriott, Four Points, Radisson are all on the table. For the best overall shop/dine/reasonable price combo, the Radisson is probably the winner - right across from the Aberdeen and Yaohan malls (pretend you're in Hong Kong) and with the Continental centre just another block away; Aberdeen SkyTrain station is also right there, so if you are full of beans on arrival and want to head downtown it's a good option.

 

If your overnight is Fri/Sat/Sun, the Night Market might be a great combo of shopping, eating, and general 'keep me awake until a civilized local bedtime to help get over jetlag' attraction. It's pretty much nextdoor to the River Rock casino hotel - and also Bridgeport Station if you're in a hotel on the Canada Line (if not, try asking if the hotel shuttle will drop you off/come get you again).

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11 hours ago, martincath said:

I think this is one of those situations where an airport does make more sense than downtown - even if flights are on time, many downtown attractions might be closed by the time you get through immigration, to hotel, drop bags, and head out. If money is no object, the convenience of the only hotel at the airport itself (Fairmont) might be of interest to you - you can ride SkyTrain for free on Sea Island, which means you can zip between the McArthur Glen outlet mall and the airport for shopping if you're early enough to have shops still open; dining at the mall is similarly casual to the airport but without the price hikes!

 

For a simple 'comfy bed for the night, dining nearby' there are several hotel options with shuttles, so if you collect/want to use points then Holiday Inn (and Express), Hampton Inn, Days Inn, LaQuinta, Ramada, Marriott, Four Points, Radisson are all on the table. For the best overall shop/dine/reasonable price combo, the Radisson is probably the winner - right across from the Aberdeen and Yaohan malls (pretend you're in Hong Kong) and with the Continental centre just another block away; Aberdeen SkyTrain station is also right there, so if you are full of beans on arrival and want to head downtown it's a good option.

 

If your overnight is Fri/Sat/Sun, the Night Market might be a great combo of shopping, eating, and general 'keep me awake until a civilized local bedtime to help get over jetlag' attraction. It's pretty much nextdoor to the River Rock casino hotel - and also Bridgeport Station if you're in a hotel on the Canada Line (if not, try asking if the hotel shuttle will drop you off/come get you again).

Thanks so much for this great info. Booked the Radisson, figured it made sense if we had the energy to go out for a walk instead of paying the extra for the airport convenience.

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12 hours ago, gilliansp said:

Thanks so much for this great info. Booked the Radisson, figured it made sense if we had the energy to go out for a walk instead of paying the extra for the airport convenience.

 

The Radisson is a good choice.  If your into the Casino, the River Rock is also an option. 

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