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Hotel near both train station and skytrain to airport?

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Spending one night in Vancouver and we are trying to find a hotel in both walking distance to the Amtrak station and also the Skytrain to take to the airport OR can you get from the Amtrak station to the airport? If so, then just a hotel close to that station!! We have people heading to both locations the following morning. Is this possible? I see the Best Western Uptown but not 100% sure it is in the best location or if there are other options.

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The Best Western Uptown is South of the train station located at Kingsway and 11th Ave. and would not be in walking distance of the Skytrain. Buses would be the form of travel. You would need to take either the 19 Metrotown or 8 Fraser bus.

Your best bet is to go into the downtown area, most hotels are within walking distance of the Canada Line to the airport. If you want to use public transportation from the train station, go out the front door of the station, look over to your left and you will see the Skytrain Main Street Station. All the stops from there would be near to hotels in the downtown area and close to the Canada Line to the airport

You would also find some hotels around the Canada Line Bridgeport Station, just two stops from the airport.

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The area within walking distance of Pacific Central station is not an area you want to stay in.

I would use the two downtown central stations as your primary point of reference and then look in concentric circles out from there. The Amtrak person will want to get on Expo Line at Granville and ride two stops to Main Street, the airport person will want to get on Canada Line at Vancouver Central station.

https://goo.gl/maps/6RPM7KHCPF62

Both Canada Line and Expo line terminate at Waterfront station, and there are several hotels around there, but they are some of the most expensive hotels in the city, so that depends on your budget.

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If the Amtrak people are taking the morning train they will want to take a cab to the station as the first skytrain will only get them to Main St. station by 5:39 then a 5 minute walk from there to Pacific Centre Station.. It's suggested to arrive for the morning train 1 hour ahead as you need to clear customs.

This will make your hotel choice easier as you can concentrate on Canada Line.

The St Regis is a 4 minute walk to the Vancouver City Centre Station Canada Line and 6 minute cab ride to the train station. A refurbished older hotel with reasonable reviews. I'mm not a huge fan of the location but for one night it's probably the most central to your requirements.

Four Seasons would be another option as would the Metropolitan.

Edited: 2 years ago
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As others have alluded, most hotels in downtown Vancouver, especially between Burrard Street and Beatty Streets, are going to be a short walk to any Skytrain station and will als be a short cab ride (less than 10 minutes) to the train station. There are no hotels right next to the Pacific Central Station, but you don't need to stay right there because just a hop across the bridge is downtown with all the hotels.

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The Best Western Uptown would get people to Pacific Central Station in 10 min by #19 Stanley Park bus. And the other people, going to the airport, to Cambie St in 6 or 10 min on the #9 or #99 bus respectively, to take the Canada Line from Broadway-City Hall Station to the airport in 20 min.

Both bus fares can be purchased by tapping an individual credit card on the fare sensor next to the driver, or exact fare in Canadian coins, if you don’t have a Compass Card to use. $2.95 each. If you use a credit card, the ticket will transfer to Canada Line. If you use coins, the ticket will be good for only the bus.

Map to PCS set for April 9, 5:05 am allowing plenty of time for the 5:35 check in: https://goo.gl/maps/keEt6NMt9H52

Map to Broadway-City Hall Station: https://goo.gl/maps/E85jD3jrYC52

If you can get rooms at the BW Uptown for a room rate you are happy with I would do it.

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Are you coming off a cruise? I ask because if you have a day in Vancouver a downtown hotel will give you a much nicer experience.

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If a cruise is involved, can’t believe it wasn’t mentioned.

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One night in Vancouver....coming from? People going in different directions? Would be more helpful to have the one night in context....maybe OP and group are all driving in from Kelowna! Or arriving on Via from Jasper? Or teleporting from Victoria? Who knows?

I for one, would rather walk 4 minutes from St Regis with a suitcase than drag it on the 99 and then transfer.

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My guess is, OP is the accommodation organizer following a September family wedding and a group will be in Vancouver for one day after the garter toss.

OP is off to Victoria, some headed south by train and others fly out to, well, it really doesn’t matter.

They want one last blast together and um, is the Ivanhoe still alive?

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My guess is the OP is heading to Seattle on Amtrak to pick up a car to do a road trip :). LOL

Hopefully OP will be back at some point to enlighten us

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