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4.3 out of 5

"Taste of native culture within walking distance of several Vancouver “things to do”. Hotel clean, very comfortable beds and pillows and friendly staff ... " More

By a verified traveller on Fri 29 Jun 2018

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Hotel Description

Victorian hotel near Rogers Arena

City center stay

Within a 10-minute walk of this Gastown hotel, you'll find Rogers Arena and Queen Elizabeth Theatre. Granville Street and BC Place Stadium are also within half a mile (1 km).

Free breakfast

A rooftop terrace, self parking, and concierge services are featured at this hotel. Guests will appreciate free perks like continental breakfast and WiFi in public areas. A garden and luggage storage are also provided.

Free WiFi, comfy beds

The 18 individually decorated guestrooms offer free WiFi and comfy beds. Other amenities include refrigerators, microwaves, and flat-screen TVs with cable channels.

Deluxe Room, 1 Queen Bed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
C$169* Per night/room 28 Oct. - 29 Oct.

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Deluxe Room, 2 Double Beds

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Family Room (Deluxe)

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Skwachàys Lodge ratings based on 10 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.3 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 5.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 5.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 5.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Skwachàys Lodge

Everyone (7) Couples (1) Family (1)
4 out of 5
The Hotel is nice and tastefully decorated. Enjoyed the breakfast offered. The area of hotel is not the best. Lots of homeless walking the streets in the area and there was a shooting around the corner from hotel the morning we arrived. We made sure to be back at hotel before it got dark.

Posted by on 10 Oct. 2019

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4 out of 5
We enjoyed our stay at this unique location conveniently located to Gastown. We loved the artistic elements of the room that incorporated Indigenous design and the Gallery offerings were varied enough to appeal to a variety of shoppers. All staff members were helpful and provided great customer service throughout our stay. The only downside to this wonderful property is the area in which it is located. City officials should consider devoting resources to cleaning up this area before it gets any worse.

Posted by on 12 Aug. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

15 Aug. 2019 by Skwachays

Thank you for your review

4 out of 5
We enjoyed our stay, thank you! Staff was very friendly and accommodating.

Posted by on 27 Mar. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

29 Mar. 2019 by Skwachays Lodge

Thank you so much for your review!

5 out of 5
Taste of native culture within walking distance of several Vancouver “things to do”. Hotel clean, very comfortable beds and pillows and friendly staff. Definitely would stay there again.

Posted by , from WV, USA on 29 Jun. 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

1 Aug. 2018 by Skwachays

thank you for your review

4 out of 5
Pros: Convenient location & uniqueness of room. Nice breakfast included.
Location: Ideally located near gastown & Chinatown.
Beautiful artwork & colour pallet throughout facility. Room very clean & fresh.

Posted by on 17 Jan. 2018

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3 out of 5
Overcharged me! Was quoted a price online in CAD, but was charged that amount in USD! Have disputed he charge with the bank and will involve Travelocity if needs be. Other than that great hotel.

Posted by on 18 Jul. 2017

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4 out of 5

Smaller boutique hotel

Pros: Very clean rooms with refrigerator and coffee maker. Free wifi
The hotel rooms are very nice and the hotel is not expensive for being close to downtown. It is not in the nicest neighborhood. There is secure parking but is a little bit of a hassle. Definitely worth the money

Posted by , from seattle on 18 Dec. 2016

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5 out of 5
Amazing hotel. Great location. Easy walk to Gastown and the ferry terminal.

Posted by on 20 Dec. 2015

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5 out of 5

Unique hotel in excellent location

Pros: The proximity to Simon Fraser University facilities, the sky train, and restaurants are most important. But the unique charm makes it special.
The hotel has a special charm. The artwork from the local aboriginal artists displayed in the lobby and throughout the halls and rooms is beautiful. I stayed in the Moon suite, and fund it to be comfortable with modern amenities, a small balcony, and a wonderfully painted ceiling.

Posted by , from Connecticut on 6 Oct. 2015

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5 out of 5

Something Different

Warm, comfortable small hotel. Priced about the same as the standard big hotels near the dock, this hotel offered a unique experience. In a multi-use building with artists and and an aboriginal art shop, we were provided with uniquely decorated rooms, including excellent bedding, fluffy towels, and great toiletries. One room had a totem pole starting on its balcony and extending above the roof. I think all the rooms had balconies although some were over an interior courtyard kind of close to the next building. There was a garden space on the top floor with waterfall and sweat lodge. The staff were exceptionally friendly and helpful for my disabled spouse, allowing early check in when available and calling for a taxi when needed.

Posted by , from Menlo Park Ca on 27 May 2015

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Property Features

Free breakfast is available daily. WiFi is free in public spaces. A rooftop terrace, tour/ticket assistance, and multilingual staff are also featured at Skwachàys Lodge. Limited parking is available for a fee and is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. You'll have access to the health club at a partner property. This Victorian Vancouver hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 18 guestrooms or units
  • 6 levels
  • Built in 2012
  • Continental breakfast (free)
  • Terrace on the roof
  • 1 conference room
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Garden
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Self parking (surcharge) , Parking (limited spaces)


  • Airport: Vancouver, BC (YVR-Vancouver Intl.) (13.8 km / 8.6 mi)
  • Train station: Vancouver Waterfront Station (0.9 km / 0.6 mi)
  • Metro station: Stadium-Chinatown Station (0.4 km / 0.3 mi)
  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Skwachàys Lodge offers 18 air-conditioned accommodations with safes and coffee/tea makers. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Pillowtop beds feature premium bedding. 42-inch flat-screen televisions come with cable channels. Refrigerators and microwaves are provided. Bathrooms include showers, bathrobes, designer toiletries, and complimentary toiletries. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include phones; local and long-distance calls are complimentary (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include hair dryers and irons/ironing boards. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Pillowtop beds
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Long distance calls (free)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Blackout drapes
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Unique furnishings
  • Unique decor
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

Guests are served free continental breakfast daily from 7 AM to 10 AM.

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 11 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 21

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 11:30 PM.
If you are planning to arrive after 11 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours must contact this property in advance for check-in instructions and an access code. Security staff are available to assist guests after 11 PM. For more details, please contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 7 AM - 11:30 PM.
Guests arriving after 11 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation.


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 2 children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.


  • No pets allowed


Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation. This property only accepts debit or credit cards for all bookings. Cash is not accepted. Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

  • Noise-free rooms not guaranteed
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • Parking height restrictions apply
  • Number of children who can stay free - 2


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Self parking fee: CAD 20.00 per day (in/out privileges)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Skwachàys
  • Skwachàys Lodge
  • Skwachàys Lodge Vancouver
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  • Skwachàys Lodge Hotel
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You should know

  • Please note that this property can refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, which include pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
  • Certain facilities might have restricted access. For details, you can contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation.
  • Guests may experience noise disturbance due to nearby construction work.
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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.