Post # 1
FI and I will be in YVR for three days of our honeymoon prior to boarding a cruise. We are self sufficient travelers who like to explore, and aren’t worried about getting lost at all, but had some basic questions regarding which is better (taxi, bus, etc) to get from the Amtrak Station to our hotel (Ramada Inn & Suites @ 1221 Granville Street). We wouldn’t mind walking either, but its a few miles and with two pieces of honeymoon luggage, ugh. LOL. We’ve never visited Vancouver before.
Post # 3
The Amtrak station would be an inexpensive cab ride from your hotel. Maybe $10?
Translink operates all the transit in the Lower Mainland. They do have a trip planner on their website- you can enter starting point and destination and it will give you options.
You could catch the C21 bus right in front of the Amtrak station and get off at Richards and Pacific. You would then have to walk back one block to Drake and over 2 blocks from Richards to Granville to your hotel. Adult fare is $2.50.
Your hotel is in an entertainment area that is recovering from being a rather sleazy area but is totally safe to walk in now. There are still some boarding hotels in that area so you will see a selection of street characters.
Because there are so many clubs in that area, it can be rather noisy late at night. Ask for a room at the back of the hotel. The view won’t be great ( the alley and other buildings) but the front won’t have a great view enice.ither.
If you are travelling from Downtown Vancouver over to Granville Island, Kitsilano etc remember the False Creek ferries and Aquaus, especially if the weather is nice.
Post # 4
@julies1949: Thank you so much, that’s really helpful! 🙂 Yes, We’d read plenty of reviews of the area (regarding the clubs/entertainment etc) and we’re fine with it. Nothing we don’t deal with on the daily in Vegas.. bleh. 😉 Haha.
We know we’re going to the Capilano suspension bridge and park. There’s a free shuttle, plus we have free admissions with IATA, but past that we’re happy to wander and explore. Any other suggestions you have are gladly welcomed!