Where to sleep in Vancouver airport: transit hotel and accommodation near the terminals

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Vancouver International (IATA code: YVR) is an airport located in Richmond (British Columbia, Canada), twelve kilometers away from downtown Vancouver. It serves as operational base for Air Canada, Air Canada Express, WestJet and Pacific Coastal Airlines, and is considered a major connecting hub in North America for flights to and from Asia. Built on an island, Vancouver airport is also one of the primary airports in Canada where US Border Preclearance procedures are operated.

Arriving passengers as well as those making a connection will need to go through either the main terminal (divided into two concourses: domestic and international) or the south terminal. Should they need to spend a layover of several hours or more in YVR, travelers have the option of booking a room for day use or to stay overnight at the in-terminal Fairmont hotel, or else they may sleep in one of the hotels and guest houses situated within a short drive from Vancouver airport.

Recommended accommodation and hotels near Vancouver airport in Canada

If you are looking for places to sleep in Vancouver airport, you may choose to stay inside the domestic concourse at the Fairmont airport hotel above the check-in zone, three kilometers away at 3-star or 4-star hotels offering a wide range of amenities and shuttle transfers for guests, or at cheaper accommodation options located closer to Richmond downtown yet still well connected to both the airport and Vancouver thanks to the SkyTrain Canada Line and other public transport services. Choose the most suitable one for your trip from the listed below.

In-terminal Fairmont airport hotel in Vancouver

This transit hotel inside Vancouver airport in Canada is easily reached on foot from the Arrivals Hall. Spending the night here is absolutely worth it if you are an aviation lover, since its soundproofed rooms feature floor-to-ceiling runway views and guests can enjoy other extras such as a luxury spa, an indoor pool, onsite restaurants, a fitness center and express check-in and check-out services.

3- star Coast Vancouver airport hotel

The Coast Vancouver hotel near Vancouver airport is three kilometers from the terminals and provides confirmed guests with complimentary transfers upon arrival and departure. The rooms include free WiFi, coffee amenities, safes and private bathroom, while the premises offer two restaurants, paid public parking spaces and a 24 hour onsite gym, all within short distance to nearby bus stops and the SkyTrain station. Room service is available.

4-star Pacific Gateway airport hotel at YVR

The Pacific Gateway Vancouver airport hotel also lies three kilometers away from YVR and offers air-conditioned rooms with private bathroom and amenities, complimentary high-speed wireless internet connection, secured parking spaces, a gym and meeting spaces less than one kilometer from the nearest SkyTrain station. At this hotel, you can be assisted in English, Spanish, French, Korean or Chinese by the reception staff.

Royalty Bed and Breakfast near Vancouver airport in Canada

Budget travelers may find their ideal accommodation in the Royalty B&B in Richmond, British Columbia, eight kilometers from Vancouver airport. The hosts can arrange airport transfers for you if you do not wish to rent a car, although you can rent a vehicle or bike upon checking in and use their free parking spaces. This charming bed & breakfast has a garden, and its rooms featuring river views are equipped with a work desk and private bathroom with shower.

Travelling from the airport to downtown Vancouver in Canada

If you are staying near Vancouver airport during a short business trip but still need to commute to the downtown, you can do so in about 25 minutes by catching the SkyTrain (Canada Line). Trains run throughout the day departing the airport every 7 minutes. In order to get to the station, follow the signage guiding you towards the “Canada Line” from both the domestic and the international terminal; two covered walkways link the public area to the train station.

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