We are making our first visit to Vancouver this July 4-7th. I am having a hard time selecting a hotel, the prices are much higher then I expected. We arrive by train late (11 PM) on Thursday 4th, plan to sight see downtown and Stanley park area on Friday, renting a car and doing a fishing trip out of Mission on Saturday that will be almost all day, and then leaving on a train back to Seattle on Sunday afternoon around 5 PM.
I have basically boiled down to a hotel like Coal Coast Harbour or possibly Holiday Inn Broadway. The later is just over $300 cheaper overall. Based on what our plans are, is it worth the extra $$ to stay downtown vs using the train?