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Most popular areas in Vancouver for 4-star hotels

You’ll find a selection of 4-star hotels in Vancouver’s Downtown. Staying here means you’ll have easy access, either on foot or via the city’s excellent public transit system, to most of Vancouver’s principal attractions. You’ll find more 4-star hotels in the adjacent neighborhood of Gastown. It’s an attractive place to stay, with its charming Victorian architecture and many independent bars, restaurants, and cafés. Another place to find 4-star hotels is on Sea Island, the home of Vancouver’s airport, and the adjacent city of Richmond, about a 30-minute drive from downtown Vancouver.

Top 4-star hotels in Vancouver

The Fairmont Vancouver Airport Hotel is located directly above the departures terminal. Set in a modern building with a dramatic mountain backdrop, the hotel has impressive rooms, an indoor pool, and a spa. The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver is in the heart of Downtown, occupying a magnificent building from 1939. Guestrooms have stylish furnishings and there’s free WiFi access throughout. The Pacific Gateway Hotel, Richmond offers a free shuttle service to Vancouver International Airport, running every 20 minutes. Great amenities at the hotel include a pool and fitness center, and a full concierge service.

Where to find the best restaurants in Vancouver

If you’re looking for a distinctive dining experience, visit the Gastown neighborhood, just to the east of Downtown. This fashionable area has a multitude of independent restaurants offering intimate dining and cuisines from around the world. For upmarket eateries, Downtown is hard to beat. Here, you’ll find fine dining restaurants serving a variety of cuisines including modern Canadian, French, Italian, and Vietnamese. Not far from Downtown is Vancouver’s historic Chinatown which has a fantastic selection of restaurants serving the cuisines of various Chinese regions.

The most popular things to do in Vancouver

Visit the Museum of Anthropology to find out about the First Nations of Vancouver and British Colombia. The museum has an outstanding collection of totem poles and other artifacts. It also exhibits art and cultural materials from around the world including ceramics, musical instruments, and costumes. If you’re in the mood for some green space, get along to Downtown’s Nelson Park, a relaxing area of lawns and trees right in the center of the city. During the summer months, it’s also home to the West End Farmers’ Market, which offers tempting baked goods, arts, and crafts, and locally grown fruit and vegetables. For some high-adrenaline fun, visit Playland, which features thrilling rollercoasters and the Atmosfear, a ride that takes you 218 feet up while you swing round at more than 40mph.

Best ways to get around Vancouver

Vancouver has an excellent public transit system that includes buses, metropolitan trains, and ferries. The bus system gives comprehensive coverage of the city, while the SkyTrain rapid-transit trains travel on 3 lines, all connecting to Downtown. The routes whisk you around the city on lines that run both over and underground. Ferries depart from the Waterfront district on Vancouver Harbour and travel to a variety of destinations around the city. Vancouver’s taxis can be hailed on the street or booked online and by phone.

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