Granville Island hotels can be found in and around this exciting part of Vancouver. Along with areas such as Gastown and the West End, Granville Island is considered a part of Downtown, so Granville Island accommodations sometimes includes hotels closer to the conventional core. Not many people realize that Granville Island, the West End, and Gastown are all less than a mile from the main intersection of Granville Street and Georgia Street in Downtown Vancouver. Vancouver hotels on Granville Island are beginning to increase in number as this part of the city becomes more and more popular with tourists. Whereas this part of town was once all about heavy industry, now it is something of an entertainment district in its own right, with a large market, an expansive marina, and the impressive Granville Island Hotel.
The Granville Island Hotel is the premiere accommodation of the Vancouver hotels on Granville Island or within very close proximity of it. It is located right on the waterfront of False Creek and features a rooftop Jacuzzi, a dockside restaurant, and access to a wide variety of water sports, along with a host of other amenities. This is one of the Granville Island accommodations that puts you not only within close range of all the attractions on the island, but also the bustling activity of the Downtown core. Stroll the Public Market and enjoy performances by street musicians while you shop the many boutiques and stores with views of the harbour and mountains in the distance, visit the Waterfront Theatre for professional performances, or check out the Emily Carr Institute. The convenient aquabuses will transport you through False Creek to the Downtown Core in no time, and they run all day every fifteen minutes. You will also enjoy excellent cuisine, a relaxed bar, and 24-hour concierge assistance at the Granville Island Hotel. You should consider putting this near the top of your list for potential Granville Island accommodations.
The Opus Hotel (pictured) is located in the vibrant Yaletown district, well within striking distance of Granville Island. Yaletown is practically on top of the island so you will have no problem whatsoever accessing from the hotel either by foot, bike, or cab if you prefer. The Opus is a wonderful, luxury hotel that provides its guests with an elegant and sophisticated atmosphere to go along with a pleasing selection of fine amenities. It is one of the Granville Island accommodations that features a bar and fine dining restaurant, a bar and lounge, a large fitness facility, 24-hour concierge service, and personalized spa and massage treatments. The customer service is second to none and the location is perfect for getting around throughout Downtown, Granville Island, and the surrounding areas.
Another of the best Granville Island hotels is the St. Regis. It is within walking distance of the Pacific Centre Shopping and the Harbour Centre and a short distance to False Creek and Granville Island itself. Guests of the St. Regis enjoy personalized attention from a 24-hour, multilingual concierge staff that is trained to help arrange for tours of the city or make reservations at the restaurant of your choice. There is a nice fitness center, large business center services facilities, dry cleaning and laundry services, and a café and bar. In the busy summer months, be sure to book your Vancouver hotels on Granville Island as far in advance as possible to ensure availability.