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April 4, 2016

Visit Vancouver: The Pacific Gateway Hotel at Vancouver Airport


If you visit the Pacific Gateway Hotel at Vancouver Airport's website, one of the hotel's taglines is "Convenient. Connected. Community."

After overnighting at this recently re-branded hotel with 374 guestrooms, great dining options, and a number of amenities, I experienced for myself what "Convient. Connected. Community." means.

Upon arrival at the Vancouver International Airport late at night, we caught the Pacific Gateway Hotel's courtesy shuttle, which conveniently runs every 20 minutes, 24 hours a day.



Just a few minutes later, we arrived at the hotel, where we were warmly welcomed, immediately checked in, and informed of the dining options still available if we were hungry.

The kiddos then received a welcome toy!

Exhausted, we went straight to our connecting rooms - a Deluxe King and a Deluxe Double.
Deluxe King
Deluxe Double
Chair in king room
The crisp, neutral decor was inviting, as were the beds, which turned out to be super comfy and exactly what we needed after a long day of traveling.

The rooms included a flat screen TV, work desk, refrigerator, and coffee maker.

Flat screen TV, work desk
The nicely-sized bathrooms were equipped with Gilchrist & Soames Reserve collection bath amenities.



Gilchrist & Soames Reserve collection
We had pretty views of the Fraser River and marina!
Floor-to-ceiling windows
View at night

Morning view
Pacific Gateway Hotel really takes care of its littlest guests.  Not only do kids get a welcome gift upon check-in, but kids 18 and under stay free with an accompanying parent or guardian, discounts are available at restaurants for kids 7 to 12, and kids 6 and under eat free from the Breakfast Buffet at Hemisphere North.

There's also a heated pool (available seasonally), as well as a giant chess board on the property.

Other amenities include complimentary Wi-Fi, which came in handy to keep us connected to loved ones back home, several dining options (you can check out my review of Hemisphere North here), and a shuttle service to a nearby outlet mall.

On site is also an ATM (which was very convenient for me to use to get Canadian funds), a gift shop, and a fitness center.

The lovely marina just outside the hotel will soon welcome recreational boaters.  
I took a quick stroll in the morning, and I could see the planes flying from nearby Vancouver International Airport, which reflected how the Pacific Gateway Hotel is aptly named - a gateway, or connection, to the surrounding community for guests who travel from near or far.

Once I couldn't handle the cold temps, I made my way inside, where a beautiful, spacious lobby awaits guests who want to watch the news, read, or chat with friends or other guests.

This social space offers another sense of community.



We were at the Pacific Gateway Hotel at Vancouver Airport for just a night, but it was enough to experience some of the conveniences the hotel offers, the ways it keeps guests connected, and the sense of community it presents.

Business and leisure travelers, families, or conference-goers seeking an ideal place to stay in Vancouver should definitely consider the Pacific Gateway Hotel.

Pacific Gateway Hotel at Vancouver Airport
3500 Cessna Dr,
Richmond, BC V7B 1C7, Canada
1 604-278-1241

Thank you to the Pacific Gateway Hotel at Vancouver Airport for sponsoring a portion of our stay.  Gratuity was paid on my own.

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