Motels at the Vancouver Airport

by Monica Wachman Google
Downtown Vancouver as seen from the air.

Downtown Vancouver as seen from the air.

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Vancouver International Airport takes up most of Sea Island, a bit of land surrounded on two sides by twinned arms of the Fraser River and by the Salish Sea on its western end. Combining all that water with the ring of snow-capped mountains and the metropolitan skyline makes flying into this west coast gem a memorable experience. Two deluxe hotels are on Sea Island, the Fairmont Vancouver Airport in the terminal and the Delta Vancouver Airport, just outside the airport grounds. The closest motels and less expensive hotels are on the mainland in neighboring Richmond.

Comfort Inn Vancouver Airport

The Comfort Inn Vancouver Airport is moderately priced and one of the properties that offers a Stay and Fly Package. Stay one night in this Richmond property and leave your car parked on hotel grounds for up to 14 nights with no additional charge. Take the round-trip shuttle to and from the terminal and be spared the frustration of trying to find space in the airport parkade. Rooms offer contemporary modern furnishings, including wireless Internet access. Also offered is an outdoor heated pool and fitness room. Free shuttles are also offered to the River Rock Casino Resort, a mega hotel with gaming, big-name entertainers and several restaurants. Eateries, such as Settler’s Restaurant and Subway, are just a block from the Comfort Inn.

Best Western Abercorn Inn Hotel

This version of the Best Western hotel brand has a European flair. The architecture is fashioned after a Tudor-style mansion, rich with peaked roofs accented with hundreds of fairy lights and decorative shutters. Rooms offer contemporary furnishings, warm duvets and high-speed wireless Internet access. A hot breakfast buffet is included in the nightly rate. Take advantage of the Sleep, Park & Fly package, which lets you park at the hotel for up to 14 days if you spend one night at the property. A free airport shuttle will get you to and from the terminal. Head downstairs for a meal and a brew at Bobby G’s Pub, offering everything from burgers to English treats like steak and kidney pie and fish and chips. Bobby G’s will also deliver to your room. The restaurants and gaming at the River Rock Casino are less than a half-mile away.

Travelodge Hotel Vancouver Airport

Travelodge is known for its low-rise motel buildings and moderate rates. Travelodge Hotel Vancouver Airport has kept the pricing reasonable, but the 160 rooms at this property are spread out over 11 floors. The top three floors, which have the best city and mountain views, are designated the Select Business level and offer larger work areas and executive chairs. Specials include the Bed and Breakfast package, including breakfast at the neighboring Pantry Restaurant, and a Family Package that includes two connecting rooms, fun packs and breakfast for four at A& W. Also offered is a Stay One Night Park and Fly Rate with seven nights' parking included or the Stay Two Night package, letting you leave your car on hotel grounds for 14 nights. Free shuttle rides to the airport are included. An indoor heated pool and hot tub are on-site.

La Quinta Inn Vancouver Airport

The La Quinta Inn is two blocks from Sea Island Way, right across from the restaurants and shops of Lansdowne Centre. Although the property does not offer a park and fly program, it does have some of the least expensive room rates near the Vancouver International Airport. Room rates include use of the whale-shaped indoor pool and hot tub, the fitness center, and hot breakfast daily. Wireless Internet access is available throughout the property. The architecture reflects a southwestern style, as do the landscaped grounds and the warm colors used in the guest rooms. Nearby eateries include Earl’s, Boston Pizza and Thai House, all less than a tenth of a mile. A Skytrain station is a block away, which comes in handy if you want to spend some time in downtown Vancouver and don’t want to drive.

About the Author

Monica Wachman is a former editor and writer for FishersTravelSOS, EasyRez.com and Bonsai Ireland. She has an AA degree in travel from Career Com Technical and is an avid RV buff and gardener. In 2014, she published "Mouschie and the Big White Box" about an RV trip across North America.

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