The Pacific Gateway Hotel at Vancouver Airport, formerly the Delta Vancouver Airport Hotel, is one of those places where you can get away from it all, or you can be near all the action, or both at the same time. It has the Vancouver International Airport as a next door neighbour, and is a mere 20 minutes from the heart of downtown Vancouver. At the same time, it’s located right on the waterfront of the mighty Fraser River, boasts a marina with all of over 100 slips, and has more than 12 miles of riverside trails connected to the hotel property. Guests who decide to go walking or jogging along the riverside should let the concierge know before they go; he’ll send along a complimentary bottle of chilled water to take along.
The Pacific Gateway Hotel offers 414 comfortable, well appointed guest rooms, service with a smile and attention to detail that makes every visitor feel like they’re coming home. Getting there is an absolute dawdle. The hotel runs a shuttle service every 20 minutes for 21 hours per day, from 4 a.m. right up to 1 a.m., and as for that attention to detail we just mentioned, any guest arriving between 1 a.m. and 4 a.m. can simply take a taxi to the Pacific Gateway, present their receipt from the taxi driver, and the hotel will reimburse the taxi fee on the spot! For details of other means of transport in the Vancouver area, please visit our Transport page.
Other things to do
If walking, jogging, and enjoying the views aren’t for you, take a dip in the outdoor pool that overlooks the marina and the hotel’s beautiful gardens, or work up a sweat in the state of the art fitness centre located on the hotel’s top floor. It’s free to all guests and open 24 hours a day. Slightly further afield, take some time to check out the village of Steveston, a town within a town (in this case Richmond). Besides the lovely boutiques and seafood restaurants, it’s also possible to charter a fishing boat and go deep sea fishing. If boats aren’t your thing, try casting for salmon right off Steveston’s public wharf, or take a tour to where you can see bald eagles nesting in the wild. There are even guided tours of the Richmond speed skating oval, home to the 2010 Winter Olympics, which now offers ice skating to the public. There’s also a complimentary community shuttle service that runs 24 hours per day, from the hotel to the local shopping malls, Steveston Village and the local wineries.
Whether a business traveller or family on vacation, the Pacific Gateway has a room to suit your requirements. The hotel is also delighted to announce the opening of the Signature Club Floor, and Signature Club Rooms, on the 9th floor. These rooms offer an upgraded level of amenities and services, including complimentary continental breakfast and 24-hour access to the Signature Club Lounge. All Signature Club Rooms come with either one king or two double beds, depending on requirements.
Rooms are located throughout the hotel, and every one is non-smoking. Guests can enjoy in-room movies and 24-hour room service. All rooms have been recently renovated to bring them up to the highest standards.
Premier Rooms have all the comforts and amenities, plus the advantage of being on higher floors, to take advantage of exceptional airport and mountain views. In addition, guests in Premier Rooms have complimentary high speed internet access, as well as free local phone calls.
Deluxe Rooms are located on the hotel’s upper floors, and are exceptionally popular due to the unobstructed views they offer of the Fraser River. As well as having all the other features and amenities of Premier Rooms, guests staying in Deluxe Rooms have the option of a late check-out, up to 6 p.m.
Kids get a great deal at the Pacific Gateway Hotel
The Pacific Gateway is most definitely not just a business class hotel. They place a strong emphasis on making young one2es feel welcome and important. For example, children checking in are given their own check-in forms to fill out. Any child under the age of 17 stays free if they’re sharing their parents’ room, and children under six eat for free. Those between the ages of seven to 12 can get half price portions off the main menu, or they can choose from a wide selection of popular foods off the children’s menu.
Breakfast is served in the Hemisphere North Restaurant located on the lobby level. Open from 5 a.m. to 11 a.m. from June to September, and from 6 a.m. to 11 a.m. the rest of the year, the Hemisphere North serves all the traditional favourites, fabulous coffee and freshly baked goods, to get every day off to a great start.
Lunch and dinner are available in the amazing Pier 73 Restaurant. Besides incredibly good food made from the freshest and finest locally sourced ingredients, this incredible restaurant is actually suspended above the Fraser River. It offers amazing views of the North Shore Mountains through giant windows, and is a favourite location for guests to sit and watch the sun go down in the western sky. Pier 73 is open from 11 a.m. to midnight, Sunday to Thursday, and to 1 a.m. on Friday and Saturday.
Last, but by no means least, the Pacific Gateway Hotel is also home to the Fuel Barista Bar, a traditional café that serves gourmet coffees, speciality teas and freshly baked confectionary, from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily. Guests can also enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi internet access at the same time as they enjoy their breakfast or snack.