With a stay at Skwachàys Lodge, you'll be centrally located in Vancouver, steps from Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden and minutes from Rogers Arena. This hotel is close to Granville Island Public Market and Stanley Park.
Make yourself at home in one of the 18 individually decorated guestrooms, featuring refrigerators and flat-screen televisions. Your room comes with a pillowtop bed. Cable programming and iPod docking stations are provided for your entertainment, while complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected. Private bathrooms with showers feature designer toiletries and complimentary toiletries.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Take advantage of recreation opportunities such as bicycles to rent or take in the view from a rooftop terrace and a terrace. This Victorian hotel also features complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and tour/ticket assistance.
Breakfast is available for a fee.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include multilingual staff, luggage storage, and an elevator (lift). Self parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.
It's a cultural experience
Walking in the neighbour hood at night. Stay in a group
Loved the ambiance of the place. And everyone was really nice there.
We loved how helpful the staff was, how clean the hotel was and how secure it was despite being near a not so excellent area of the city.
I would only complain about the location. But by location I mean near a not so nice area of the city. I did love how close it was to restaurants, shopping centers, stadiums, and even a liquor store!
The friendly and helpful staff. The location is close to some great restaurants and brunch places. In walking distance to Gasstown and Chinatown. Close to airtrain. Lots of things to do nearby.
The hotel room had a faint smell of fresh paint. It was also a little noisy Friday and Saturday night since night club half a block away. Some sketchy looking people hang out nearby since there is a clinic a block away. They didn't bother us though.
The hotel was in a pretty centralized location. It was adjacent to Chinatown and walking distance to the Gastown district and Canada Place.
Did not experience any issues.
Staff were very friendly and informative. I think because of the location and residents that also live the adjacent building they have taken appropriate steps to ensure security for guests.
The neighbourhood is on the fringe of the Downtown Eastside which in terms of its proximity to Chinatown, Gastown and the rest of Downtown is great. Having said that because it is so close to the Eastside their are more undesirable people living there.
I must mention Rodrigo Pessoa the young man who served as our desk clerk and guide. He was efficient, courteous, and extremely helpful in orienting us to the area and its amenities. With his guidance we felt very comfortable and enjoyed our stay.
There was nothing to dislike.
Walking distance to many attractions, public transportation, coffee, food, movies. Safe and secure parking.
The hotel is a couple of doors from Health Clinic (probably free clinic judging by the patients). Although until 4:30 when clinic closes there are several shady looking characters nearby, they never bothered us.
Great rooms, friendly staff. Happy that money goes to a good cause.
The neighborhood is in transition (but is completely safe) so sometimes you'll see groups of street people near the hotel.
I very much liked the idea of using my tourist dollars to support needed housing. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The room was very clean, the bed very comfortable. The museum and art in the lobby really brightened up the check in process.
Parking is limited--be sure to make a garage reservation if you are travelling by car. Dual key cards for security and the elevator were a little confusing at first, but worked well overall.