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"The hotel is basic but if you only need a clean place to crash while visiting the city, this place is absolutely fine. No complaints. " More

By a verified traveller on Mon 27 Jan 2020

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Hotel Description

Hotel near Stanley Park in Vancouver

Downtown Vancouver stay

Within a 10-minute walk of this West End hotel, you'll find Stanley Park and Roedde House Museum. Vancouver Aquarium and Pacific Centre Shopping Mall are also within 2 miles (3 km).

Round-the-clock service

This hotel features free WiFi in public areas, concierge services, and self parking. Express check-out, luggage storage, and free newspapers are also on offer.

Free WiFi, flat-screen TVs

The 61 guestrooms offer flat-screen TVs with digital channels, as well as free WiFi.

Economy Room, 1 Queen Bed, Shared Bathroom

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Double Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Deluxe Room, 1 Queen Bed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Family Room (Deluxe)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Economy Room, 1 Double Bed, Shared Bathroom

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

The Buchan Hotel ratings based on 10 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.4 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for The Buchan Hotel

Everyone (5) Couples (2) Business (1) Family (1)
3 out of 5

Bare bones hotel next to Stanley Park

The hotel was clean enough, cheap, and a nice walk away from downtown, if you don't mind walking for 2km. There was a shared bathroom and shower, and locked bike storage. Overall it was pretty good for what I needed.

Posted by on 28 Apr. 2016

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4 out of 5
The hotel is basic but if you only need a clean place to crash while visiting the city, this place is absolutely fine. No complaints.

Posted by , from Seattle on 27 Jan. 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

30 Jan. 2020 by Nicci

Thank you for staying with us. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Sincerely, Nicci Best General Manager

4 out of 5
This is an older building, the rooms are small and basic. Our room showed a bit of wear, but was clean. Shared facilities such as bathrooms and common areas were kept clean. I would say this just a step up from a decent hostel in some ways. You are not getting high-end accommodations, but you do get a safe and reasonably comfortable place to stay in an amazing location for the price. Neighborhood is really nice, and proximity to Stanley park is a great perk.

Posted by , from Oregon on 7 Sep. 2019

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2 out of 5
in decline, housekeeping and location were excellent. Paint peeling in bath and bathroom ceiling, bedside clock did not work, front desk staffed for only a few hours

Posted by on 8 Jun. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

14 Jun. 2019 by General Manager

I'm sorry we didn't meet your expectations. I would like to clarify that our front desk is staffed 24 hours a day.

2 out of 5
We found a mouse hole, and a mouse trap out in the middle of our room.

Posted by on 28 May 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

14 Jun. 2019 by General Manager

Thank you for your review. We have this debate in the office all the time. Being next to Stanley Park, and an old porous building, unfortunately unwanted guests do get in. We do our best to seal holes, and the traps are a proactive measure to stop them.

4 out of 5

nice location, quiet

Pros: location and cleanliness
Cons: a sign designating if shower is available or in use (to avoid walking the hall to find out)
Location: We loved the bike ride around Stanley Park, walking around town, window shopping, and trying various restaurants.
The hotel is in a nice location on a lovely street. It is within walking distance of Stanley Park (You can also rent bicycles nearby) and downtown. The hotel is basic, but also very clean. There is no elevator. The staff was very helpful. I would gladly stay there again.

Posted by , from Florida on 31 Oct. 2016

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5 out of 5

West End Cheaply... Parking can be a challenge

Picked this hotel to be near some of the highlights of Vancouver--Stanley Park, Lynn Canyon, etc.--and was not dissapointed. Facility is somewhat older but clean and bed comfortable. Only challenge was parking... street parking is tough to find. Ended up with a ticket for misreading Permit zone v. 2-Hour zone in front of hotel, parked second night many blocks away in area's available overnight parking at another hotel (thank you to the Buchan for providing this info in advance!), $25/night. In short, a great choice for being right in the midst of the West End affordably but be prepared for parking challenges... probably true for most of area's less expensive hotels.

Posted by , from Roseville, CA on 25 Jul. 2016

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4 out of 5

Great value, fun Hotel

Pros: It's classic feel. Real keys, vintage lobby. Fun place to stay.
Cons: Oh there's probably a lot that could be "improved" but that would destroy its charm. Many people will be put off by the lack of private bathroom.
Location: located in a great neighborhood with everything you need. Library is a block away.
Excellent vintage hotel with a lot of charm and good wifi connection. The price is very reasonable.

Posted by on 3 Nov. 2015

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3 out of 5

Good location and cheap, but...

Pros: The quiet, residential setting and location to Stanley Park and other Vancouver tourist attractions.
Cons: Room cleanliness
I stayed here for two nights while I participated in a half marathon and 10k that ended at Stanley Park. The location for the race was really ideal, since it was only a few blocks away from the park. There are also many restaurants and coffee shops about a block away, as well as, Safeway and Whole Foods. The hotel is about a 20-30 minute walk to downtown and about 50 minutes to Granville Island. I let the hotel know ahead of time that I would need extra time to check out after the half marathon and was allowed to check out at 12:30pm without additional charges. That was super helpful for me. Overall though, my stay was just okay. They could do some things to make people feel more comfortable. The biggest area of improvement is the overall cleanliness of the room I stayed in. There were obvious smudges on walls and mystery substances on the carpets. I've stayed at many budget hotels and while I never expect anything luxurious, I do expect my room to be clean. Wiping obvious spots on walls and deep cleaning the carpets every now and again isn't expensive or difficult for them to do. When I return to Vancouver, I would consider staying here again, but would likely explore other options.

Posted by , from Washington State on 28 Oct. 2015

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3 out of 5

Buchan Donation

I cancelled and had to pay anyway. There was no bathroom or sink in the room and no elevator in the 3 story building. I was traveling with 2 seniors and the accommodations didn't fit our need.

Posted by on 27 Aug. 2015

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Property Features

The Buchan Hotel offers its guests tour/ticket assistance, ski storage, and coffee/tea in a common area. Public spaces have free WiFi. The Buchan Hotel also features concierge services, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and express check-out. Limited parking is available for a fee and is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. This Vancouver hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 61 guestrooms or units
  • 3 levels
  • Ski equipment storage
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • No smoking on site


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.) (14.9 km / 9.3 mi)
  • Train station: Vancouver Waterfront Station (2.3 km / 1.4 mi)
  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

The Buchan Hotel offers 61 accommodations with blackout drapes/curtains. 32-inch flat-screen televisions come with premium digital channels. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is offered daily and hair dryers can be requested.

  • Flat-screen television
  • Digital channels
  • Premium channels
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer available
  • Blackout drapes

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 1:30 AM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 19


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome


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.

  • Only service animals are allowed
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • No elevators
  • Parking height restrictions apply


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 25.40 per night
  • Nearby parking fee: CAD 20 per night

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

Hotel Names

  • Buchan Hotel
  • Buchan Hotel Vancouver
  • Buchan Vancouver
  • Hotel Buchan
  • The Buchan Hotel Hotel
  • The Buchan Hotel Vancouver
  • The Buchan Hotel Hotel Vancouver

You should know

  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Guests may experience noise disturbance due to nearby construction work.
  • Alcohol isn't served at The Buchan Hotel.
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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.