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Guide to Gay Friendly Hotels in Vancouver (2022 Updated)

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Vancouver, a bustling west coast seaport in British Columbia, is among Canada’s densest, most ethnically diverse cities. A popular filming location, it’s surrounded by mountains, and also has thriving art, theatre and music scenes. Vancouver Art Gallery is known for its works by regional artists, while the Museum of Anthropology houses preeminent First Nations collections.

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1. Sandman Suites Vancouver on Davie – Gay Friendly Hotel Vancouver

This 3* hotel is 6 minutes walk from the beach. Offering a seasonal outdoor rooftop pool and an on-site restaurant, this all-suite hotel in the centre of Vancouver is located near English Bay beach and Stanley Park. All suites feature fully equipped kitchens with ovens and dishwashers. Free WiFi is provided.

The suites at the Vancouver Sandman on Davie boast all the comforts of home including in-suite coffee and tea as well as a washing machine and tumble dryer units.

The location  is within walking distance to CBD, Robson Street, sights – English Bay, shops, eateries on Denman Street and Davie Street.

A 24 storey full service all-suite hotel in the West End, Sandman Suites Vancouver – Davie Street is minutes from the historic Stanley Park, an abundance of beaches, restaurants, and shopping. Let us focus on your stay, while you focus on the fun stuff.

The whole property is also in the middle of the West End Gay district and is convenient to all.  You’ll never run out of restaurants nearby to choose from. Getting here can be quite a walk from the nearest Skytrain station (the bus stop is close by) but if you enjoy walks which I do, then you’ll find the neighbourhood vibrant and interesting. Stanley Park is about a 15-20 minute walk away via 7 blocks.

A very clean, modern looking lobby and reception area welcomes you.

Gay Friendly Hotel Vancouver
Gay Friendly Hotel Vancouver

The suites have a full kitchen including washer/dryer, balcony, bedroom and bathroom Room are serviced daily. Wonderful view of downtown which was just a few minutes walk.

Rooms have a full size fridge, washer, stove, dishwasher, dishes, small appliances and utensils in the one bedroom suite. The room size is reasonable and has a small kitchen, mini living room, a bedroom and a balcony.

The service is good, the views of English Bay are magnificent, and you have a little apartment (kitchenette, bedroom, living room) at your disposal.

It is in the heart of the gay village and very walkable.

This hotel is in the Davie neighbourhood which is the gay village in Vancouver and it is a great area close to everything. There were lots of shops and restaurants in the area (grocery store, liquor store, Shoppers Drug Mart, etc.) The room was clean and safe and had a full kitchenette. My room had a view of the mountains and the bay and a beautiful sunset at night. It was close enough to walk downtown in 20-30 minutes or to Granville Island (about a 10 minute walk to the water taxi and a quick ride over). I would stay here again.

The staff was wonderful, fully equipped rooms even a washer and dyer full kitchen. There was a rollout bed and we had a city view. It was in the gay area and very safe around lots of shops and grocery stores. The place was clean with an OK gym outdoor pool and great steam room. great location and service and price.

The Sandman Suites provided everything required – spacious lounge as well as bedroom bathroom and balcony. In particular it was useful to have a washing machine/dryer as we had travelled from the East Coast. The cleaning regime was excellent with daily cleaning and top-ups of tea/coffee etc. It is a lively area being in the centre of the gay village, and there was some late night noise.

Gay Friendly Hotels Vancouver
Gay Friendly Hotels Vancouver

How much does a room costs at Sandman Suites Vancouver on Davie?

Prices start 230$/night for One-Bedroom Queen Suite. The One-Bedroom King Suite with Ocean View
is 260$/night.

Featuring two 32″ flat-screen TVs, this suite offers a full kitchen with a refrigerator, oven, dishwasher and microwave. A private bathroom includes free toiletries. A washing machine and tumble dryer are provided. An ocean view is enjoy from the balcony. Free WiFi is available.

Where to book online  Sandman Suites Vancouver on Davie –  Gay Friendly Hotels Vancouver – you can find the best hotels deals in Vancouver on Booking.com and Trip.com or HotelsCombined.com.

 

2. Sunset Inn and Suites Vancouver – LGBT Friendly Hotels Vancouver

Sunset Inn and Suites
Sunset Inn and Suites

This 3* gay friendly hotel in Vancouver is 10 minutes walk from the beach. Offering a fitness centre, Sunset Inn and Suites offers self-catering accommodation.A full kitchen and free WiFi access feature in every suite at this hotel. The property is 500 m from Sunset Beach and 12 minutes’ walk from Robson Street.

A satellite TV, an iPod docking station and a work desk are included at Sunset Inn and Suites. A balcony offers sea or mountain views. Featuring a bath or shower, private bathrooms also come with a hairdryer and free toiletries.

Welcome to our family-owned Sunset Inn & Suites hotel in Vancouver located on a quiet, tree-lined residential street in the charming West End. Our residential-style Vancouver suites offer all the comforts of home with separate bedrooms, living rooms, fully-equipped kitchens, dining areas and private balconies. Whether your Vancouver travels are for leisure or business, our spacious suites at affordable rates are ideal for memorable family vacations, productive business trips and extended stays in Vancouver.

Find numerous amenities at our Vancouver hotel including free gated parking, wireless Internet and breakfast. Then explore the endless Vancouver attractions within walking distance including the English Bay, Robson Street, and more. Our friendly staff looks forward to going above and beyond to make your stay at our Vancouver hotel unforgettable

The Sunset Inn and Suites is a nice little find centrally located on Burnaby street, just off Thurlow.
It is a block from Davie street with its many restaurants and fine wine stores, bus routes, and a short downhill walk to False Creek, the sea walk, or a ferry ride across to Granville Island. If you enjoy walking you are 10 minutes from Robson street shopping, or 15 minutes from English Bay beaches.

Hotel is on Burnaby Street which is 2 blocks or so from Davie Street which houses 3 blocks of numerous restaurants: Greek, Indian, Japanese and bars.

A short walk of 3 blocks to the ferry to Maritime dock and Granville Island. One block from restaurants, supermarket and chemist in Davie Street.

Great location at the heart of gay area. The rooms were big and comfortable. The staying included breakfast that the gusts take to there rooms why include full kitchen . The service was also good and welcoming.

The hotel is in a great location (Davie Village) of Vancouver especially if you are gay. However, all kinds of people stay at this hotel which I saw (families and foreigners). It is on a quiet street one block away from the busy Davie Street area. The rooms were nice and so good to have a kitchen with a refrigerator, toaster and coffee maker.

It may have had a microwave oven but I did not need one or look for one. You get a free breakfast in the reception area (coffee, waffles, bagels, cream cheese, bread for toast, cereal, etc.) which you bring down your plate and tray from your room and bring it back up for consuming. The front desk personnel were very friendly and informative if you have questions. We had a room on one of the top floors which had a great view of the city from the balcony. Their wifi was good and the beds comfortable (maybe a wee bit soft for me). Overall a great place to stay in a great part of town (walking distance to Sunset Beach too).

The hotel is 1 block from Davie street. Davie is a culturally diverse area, the location for the BC gay pride parade, etc. Every cuisine you can imagine is served on Davie and it is a fun place to hang out. The walk to the convention center is easy going, but relatively uphill coming back. There is a Starbucks 1 block from the hotel, a small grocery 1 block from the hotel. The walk to the convention center has 3 Starbucks on the way. Sidewalks are good, you pass Versace, Prada, Banana Republic and others if that gives you a feel for the walk.

Basically you take Thurlow the whole way, no turns, nothing. The hotel has modern updates, was incredibly quiet, super accommodating. Would love to stay here again. Forget the high prices by the Waterfront, stay here and experience the real Vancouver!

Location close to Davie Street means grocery and veg/fruit shopping is easy for those who are self catering – and lots of eat out options too.

The room are well equipped, clean and quiet.

The rooms are huge and very well equipped, with a kitchen including proper crockery and cutlery and all the appliances.

The bathroom had a double supply of Neutrogena amenities. And a rubber ducky in case of emergencies. Everything was clean and in good condition. Comfortable bed, nice linens and pillows. Breakfast is basic continental plus waffles. If you want a bigger meal there are options nearby.

Gay Friendly Hotels Vancouver
Gay Friendly Hotels Vancouver

How much does a room costs at Sunset Inn and Suites Vancouver?

Prices start 290$/night for Executive Studio Suite. The Executive One-Bedroom Suite is 314$/night.

Located on floors 7 through 11, this spacious apartment-style suite includes a 42″ Smart TV, DVD player, and sofa bed in the living room. A 37″ Smart TV and Bluetooth-enabled alarm clock are provided in the bedroom. A fully equipped kitchen and separate dining table are provided. A private balcony is available and offers partial views of Vancouver’s skyline and mountains.

Where to book online  Sunset Inn and Suites Vancouver –  Gay Friendly Hotel Vancouver – you can find the best hotels deals in Vancouver on Booking.com and Hotels.com or Hotelscombined.com

 

3. West End Guest House Vancouver – Gay Friendly Hotels Vancouver

This 4* hotel is 11 minutes walk from the beach. Built in 1906, this historic bed and breakfast is located in the West End of Vancouver, just 1 km from downtown.
The individually decorated rooms of the West End Guest House range from antique to contemporary furnishings. All contain a flat-screen TV, free Wi-Fi and an iPod docking station.

Guests of West End can relax next to the fireplace in the parlour, on the verandah or in the private garden. The history of the west coast is shown in photos throughout the house.

This B&B is located 1 block off of Robson Street in the West End, and is easily accessible to the downtown area. The hosts are friendly and professional.

It is well located, within walking distance of Robson Street, Granville Street, Gastown and the convention centre. The rooms are pleasantly decorated in historical style

West End Guest House
West End Guest House

Harking back to the days when the West End was Vancouver’s first residential neighbourhood, the 1906-built West End Guest House was once home to the Edwards family – some of their photographs of early Vancouver adorn the walls. Current owners Paul Wylie and David Birch have modernised the interiors and plumbing (all rooms are en suite), while retaining a period charm.

The eight individually styled and named guest suites range from lush garden level (Superior King Garden Suite) to cosy top floor (Deluxe king Suite). Complimentary gourmet breakfasts, free parking for each room and free Wi-Fi add to the charm. It is on historic Haro Street, with easy access to the nearby Stanley Park seawall, or Davie and Robson Street shopping areas. The parlour with hearth is ideal for winter contemplation, while the veranda and garden beckon in summer months.

West End B&B is a delight. We stayed there 3 nights at end of July, including the big China fireworks exhibit and the Gay Pride parade – both in easy walking distance. The very gracious host, Evan, made arrangements for our visit to Victoria and Butchart Gardens – another delight. The B&B is elegant, comfortable, perfectly located, offers excellent food and a friendly atmosphere plus privacy. Highly recommended.

Great Location on a quiet Residential street!! 1 block to Robson Great for shopping and Eating. A few blocks to the Waterfront,Lots more shopping and about 5 blocks to Davie Street (Gay District)

Fab-u-lous Breakfasts and Beautiful table settings. Exquisite Furniture throughout entire home.

We stayed in room 1 which is at the top pf the house, King Bedroom or can be converted to 2 extra long twin beds, Beautiful Linens, Loved the shower in the bathroom..Great water pressure for showers and wonderful Bathroom products.

Loved the snacks, cookies, 24 hour coffee and some of the best tea. Lots of local papers and magazines.

The room is warm, comfortable and has every amenity you could imagine. The sheets are high thread-count, the room was secure and elegantly decorated.

As for the rooms it has a living room and includes is a small kitchen, with a beverage-stocked refrigerator, coffee and tea supplies, and a changing assortment of baked treats. The shelves are stocked with travel books and interesting things to look at. And the paintings and old photographs throughout the inn are fun and informative.

The Guest House is a block away from one of the most interesting restaurant streets in town, where you can find cuisine of any ilk — including some great ramen houses — and a short walk to Stanley Park.

A full breakfast is served at 8am to enable guests to speak to other travellers. Coffee, tea and soft drinks with some delectable treats are available all day.

WEGH has an amazing breakfast prepared for you at 8am, in an immaculate Queen Victoria setting, with home-baked goodies and yummy homemade jams. Every evening, they bake fresh cookies for the guests.

Breakfast consist of a  lovely baked bacon and egg concoction, with freshly baked scones, a fresh fruit salad with mint and figs, and a little green salad with pickled carrots.

Gay Friendly Hotels Vancouver
Gay Friendly Hotels Vancouver

How much does a room costs at West End Guest House ?

Prices start 300$/night for Deluxe King Room. The Deluxe King Suite is 320$/night.

The Romantic Parisian Garden Suite is located on the Garden level with its own south facing private entrance, kitchenette, seating area and a king bed, there are no other guest suites on this floor.

Where to book online  West End Guest House  –  Gay Friendly Hotel Vancouver – you can find the best hotels deals in Vancouver on Trip.com and Expedia.com or Hotelscombined.com

 

4. The Burrard Hotel Vancouver – Gay Friendly Hotel Vancouver

This 4* hotel is 9 minutes walk from the beach. Featuring an outdoor lounge and on-site coffee shop, this hotel in downtown Vancouver is 3 blocks from the Robson Street shopping area. The hotel offers free WiFi and free Brodie cruiser bike rentals.

A 42-inch flat-screen cable TV, Nespresso coffee machine, and fridge are provided in each guest room at The Burrard. Free calls are also available.

With its signature garden courtyard and retro West Coast style, the Burrard is situated in one of downtown Vancouver’s best locations – just minutes from Granville Street, Davie Street, Robson Street, Yaletown, Granville Island and the city’s breathtaking 22-kilometre seawall.

Having recently undergone a multi-million dollar renovation, the Burrard rooms have been completely redesigned with premium furnishings, sparkling new bathrooms and an impressive list of in-room amenities including 42” HD flat screens, in room casting (allow you to stream apps right from your device to the TV in your room), free wireless, free North American calling, in-suite espresso machines, bar fridges and more. Guests of the hotel are also welcome to complimentary hotel amenities including free bike rentals, a fully equipped business station and passes to Steve Nash Fitness Centre

Guests can enjoy passes to Steve Nash Fitness Centre. A business center offers free printing and faxing.

Location is near many good restaurants, bars and nightlife, but that also means some street noise which tends to end around midnight.

This is a great mid-century hotel located in a perfect downtown Vancouver location.  You can walk to the waterfront Canada Place for great views – great restaurants, unique shopping, pubs, bars all very close as well.

Hotel is quaint and definitely retro style but room was large, clean, good mattress and good sheets. Loved Nespresso machine in the morning, excellent wifi, and flat screen tv. price is very good compared to the other name brand high end chains within walking distance, hence good value for money.

The rooms are comfortable and clean and they obviously care for deep cleaning the rooms. Both the housekeeping and front desk staff are most helpful and friendly. The Hotel offers many free amenities.

There’s cable TV, a fridge (including free bottled water and creamer for the coffee); there’s also a safe, hairdryer and ironing machine/board.

The Burrard
The Burrard

The beds are comfortable. The free room wireless works just very well. The bathroom has a shower and a reasonable amount of space. Everything in the bathroom worked fine.

The bathroom is small, but functional. They have those built in shampoo/lotion/soap dispensers in the bathroom.

Cool retro style, neat bathrooms, clean room.  Great free amenities included: water, gym (with yoga class), bikes.

The Burrard is a reasonable choice for a gay friendly  hotel in the downtown Vancouver. It pays to search around for deals on price, but the Burrard is a convenient and reasonably priced place to stay, with ready access to core downtown Vancouver.

Gay Friendly Hotels Vancouver
Gay Friendly Hotels Vancouver

How much does a room costs at The Burrard Hotel Vancouver?

Prices start 235$/night for King Room. The Superior Queen Room is 350$/night.

This room boasts a luxury pillow-top king bed and views of the city or the garden courtyard. Each has a built-in work station, 42″ HD LCD TV, iPod docking alarm, Nespresso machine and mini fridge with bottled water.

Free WiFi and free long-distance calling throughout North America are standard in every room.

Where to book online  The Burrard Vancouver  –  Gay Friendly Hotel Vancouver – you can find the best hotels deals in Vancouver on Booking.com and Hotels.com or Expedia.com

 

5. Pan Pacific Vancouver Hotel – Gay Friendly Hotel Vancouver

LGBT Friendly Hotels Vancouver
LGBT Friendly Hotels Vancouver

Located on Vancouver’s waterfront next to the Canada Place cruise ship terminal. this luxury hotel offers a wellness spa, restaurant, and lounge located on site. Waterfront Station skytrain is only 350 m away.

A 42″ flat-screen TV, seating area, a coffee maker, and minibar are offered in each guest room at Pan Pacific Vancouver Hotel. A marble bathroom offers free toiletries and a walk-in shower. Mats, food, and water bowls for pets are also available.

The Pan Pacific Vancouver Hotel is luxuriously appointed with a wide selection of modern hotel amenities, with its waterfront restaurants and lounge providing an award-winning selection of West Coast Cuisine over Vancouver’s magnificent Harbour, Coastal Mountains and Stanley Park.

The Pan Pacific Hotel is ideally located for your next Vancouver stay, being close to Stanley Park, Robson Street, the train station, the Waterfront rail stop, and complimentary shuttle to Grouse Mountain. The staff is very professional and helpful and if you are embarking or disembarking on an Alaska cruise at Canada Place, this is the best choice for a hotel for you. We loved it!

The location is walking distance to several great restaurants, cool bars, and cozy pubs. And because of the cruise ship terminal and convention centre all the tour buses stop out front – including the free shuttles to Grouse Mountain and Capilano Bridge. There is also an underground mall and tunnels to the skytrain system (including the Canada Line to the airport). If your visit includes liquid sunshine the skytrain will take you up to Pacific Centre Mall, Oakridge Mall, and Metro Town mall where you can hide from the rain drops.

My favourite amenity of the hotel was the Pool and Hot tub – Both are outdoors and in a location where you can fully enjoy the Vancouver skyline. There are several sun lounges and it looked like there is a snack/ beverage hut as well ( it was raining on my visit so it was not open). Our room had the city view which was perfectly fine with me, and the room amenities were great – not over the top, but we had everything we wanted

The hotel is very close to Skytrain connection to airport. Close to Stanley Park and Aquarium as well as many other attractions.

The location is excellent – loads of tour busses stop right outside of the hotel and it is a 5 min walk to Gas Town and a 10 min walk to Robson Street. There is a full Starbucks in the hotel and loads of food options nearby (from fast food to high-end restaurants).

The location is excellent for access to anywhere in the lower mainland whether it’s mountains, beaches, gardens or even Fort Langley.

The Pan Pacific is conveniently located so close to the train system that you can go from the airport to Waterfront station and walk underground all the way to the lobby without ever getting wet.

The decor is tasteful and the bed was very comfortable and clean. The internet is free, fast and reliable.

Book a Mountain view room so you can get the best for your money, it definitely makes a big difference when you wake up in the morning and look outside the window.

The rooms were spacious and very clean. The views of Stanley Park and North Vancouver from the room is just lovely. The size of the room and bathroom is on the generous size too.

The rooms were well decorated with modern bathrooms and they were spotless. Bottled water, tea and coffee is provided in the rooms and there is a turndown service. Room facilities are very good as well.

Pan Pacific Vancouver Hotel
Pan Pacific Vancouver Hotel

The Club Lounge overlooks the swimming pool and harbour where you can also watch the sea planes landing and taking off and the cruise ships docking. There is a beautiful view. Breakfast is served in the lounge with snacks being available throughout the day. You may help yourself to soft drinks and tea and coffee all day free of charge with one free alcoholic beverage allowed per day.

The breakfast is lovely with a nice selection including fresh fruit, hot and cold food and pastries.

The pool has an incredible view of the mountains as well but its not heated. They do have a jacuzzi available right next to the pool. This hotel is also accessible by train, you can take the Canada Line from the airport, choose Zone 1 or 2 and get off at Waterfront station which is a couple minutes walk from the hotel.

How much does a room costs at Pan Pacific Vancouver Hotel?

Prices start 350$/night for Deluxe King Room with Harbour View The Pacific Club Deluxe Double Room is 380$/night.

Located on the Pacific Club Floor, this room offers a 42″ LCD TV, iPod dock, fully stocked mini bar, coffee maker, and a digital safe. A small seating area and work desk with internet access are provided. The private bathroom includes Italian marble and free toiletries. A view of the city and Mount Baker is enjoyed. This room comes with private check-in and check-out, and a dedicated concierge team.

Access to the Pacific Club Lounge includes with complimentary breakfast and evening hors d’oeuvres overlooking the city and mountains. The self-serve bar in the Club Lounge provides all day complimentary coffee and tea services, local and international newspapers and magazines, and a complimentary WiFi and fax service.

Where to book online  Pan Pacific Vancouver Hotel  –  Gay Friendly Hotel Vancouver – you can find the best hotels deals in Vancouver on Booking.com and Trip.com or Hotelscombined.com

 

by Sorin

Sorin is a freelance travel writer. He is an experienced travel writer and traveller. Since 2012 he explored more than 60 countries on 4 continents: Asia, Europe, Africa and North America. Currently is based in Romania after spending the last 7 years in Myanmar.