Hotel at a Glance: Delta Vancouver Airport Hotel
If you’re flying out of Vancouver, this deal at Delta Vancouver Airport Hotel is optimal. The deal lets you drop off your car, spend the night, and then hop on the free airport shuttle the next day. While you’re at this updated hotel on the banks of Vancouver’s Fraser River, you can grab a bite at two onsite restaurants, admire views of the hotel’s 138-slip marina, and explore miles of nature trails surrounding the property. You’ll also be close to shopping and within 20 minutes of downtown Vancouver.
Beginning November 1st, the Delta Vancouver Airport Hotel will change its name to Pacific Gateway Hotel Vancouver, but its chic interior will remain the same.
- Where you’ll stay: Guest rooms feature complimentary WiFi and 32-inch flat-screen TVs.
- Start your day with a stop at Fuel Barista Bar, the onsite coffee shop
- Park and fly: This deal includes 8 days of onsite parking
- What to eat: Braised beef poutine and sturgeon crab cakes are winners at the onsite Pier 73 Restaurant, which overlooks the marina
- Exercise with a view of the North Shore mountains in the top-floor fitness center
- Take the complimentary Richmond shuttle: to visit nearby local malls and shops
Downtown Vancouver: Bustling Metropolis with Beautiful Harbor Views
A west-coast cosmopolis, Vancouver’s location on a peninsula between English Bay and Vancouver Harbour presents a rare blend of urban amenities and natural splendor. You can catch glimpses of the waterfront—and the North Shore Mountains beyond—all across the city, but it’s worth it to visit historic Gastown to shop, dine, and stroll along the harbor. Another retail area worth checking out is Robson Street, a three-block stretch of northern downtown lined with boutique clothing stores and cafes.
At the tip of the peninsula lies Stanley Park, whose 900 acres (400 hectares) encompass forests, beaches, and gardens. The Seawall, a 13-mile (22 km) waterfront path, encircles the park and has designated lanes for walkers, joggers, cyclists, and inline skaters. There are numerous smaller parks spread throughout the city, too, making Vancouver feel like an urban oasis.