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Skwachàys Lodge

2.5-star2.5 stars
31 West PenderVancouverBCV6B 1R3Canada

Victorian hotel with bar/lounge, near BC Place Stadium
  • Free continental breakfast and free WiFi
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Good internet service
Awesome vibe
Great amenities
Tasty breakfast
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Skwachàys Lodge

from €239
  • Deluxe Room, 2 Double Beds
  • Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed
  • Deluxe Room, 1 Queen Bed
  • Family Room (Deluxe)

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 18 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 6 floors


  • Check-in time 3 PM-11 PM
  • Check-out time is noon
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.
This property accepts debit or credit cards only for all bookings where payment for the stay will be made on site instead of at the time of booking. Cash is not accepted. For more details, please contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Required at check in

  • Credit card deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 21

Travelling with others


  • Up to 2 children (18 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding


  • Pets allowed (dogs only) *

  • Specific rooms only, restrictions apply *

  • 1 per room (up to 30 lb)


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Self parking (limited) *

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free continental breakfast daily
  • Bar/lounge
Things to do
  • Use of nearby fitness center (discount)
  • Bicycle rentals on site
Working away
  • One meeting room
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built 2012
  • Elevator/lift
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Premium bedding
  • Pillowtop mattress
Things to enjoy
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 42-inch flat-screen TV
  • Cable TV channels
  • IPod docking station
  • MP3 docking station
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Free long-distance calls
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Skwachàys Lodge’s small print

Also known as

  • Skwachàys
  • Skwachàys Lodge
  • Skwachàys Lodge Vancouver
  • Skwachàys Vancouver


Construction is underway at a neighboring building and there may be noise disturbance from the construction work.

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.

Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Some facilities may have restricted access. Guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

Parking height restrictions apply.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

Mandatory fees

Pet deposit: CAD 50.00 per night

Optional extras

Self parking costs CAD 20.00 per day with in/out privileges

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of CAD 50.00 per pet, per day

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around Skwachàys Lodge


  • In Gastown
  • Granville Island Public Market - 32 min walk
  • Stanley Park - 45 min walk
  • BC Place Stadium - 11 min walk
  • Canada Place - 15 min walk
  • Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden - 3 min walk
  • Rogers Arena - 6 min walk
  • Vancouver Playhouse - 7 min walk

Getting around

  • Vancouver, BC (YVR-Vancouver Intl.) - 28 min drive
  • Galiano Island, BC (YMF-Montague Harbour Seaplane Base) - 138 min drive
  • Vancouver Waterfront Station - 12 min walk
  • Vancouver Pacific Central Station - 16 min walk
  • Vancouver Rocky Mountaineer Station - 8 min drive
  • Stadium-Chinatown Station - 5 min walk
  • Waterfront Metro Station - 10 min walk
  • Granville Station - 12 min walk
  • Self parking (surcharge)
  • Limited parking

Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.8 From 407 reviews

Skwachàys Lodge
Great hidden gem
Nice place. Different from most with a great atmosphere. Nice aborigonal First Nations art gallery. Friendly help, Rick was nice to talk to and very helpful in getting strangers around the city.
Lynn, us3 night trip
Skwachàys Lodge
Very Good8.0
Out of the Ordinary and Interesting
Interesting hotel with helpful staff, overall I would be happy to stay there again. The area was a bit sketchy but we felt comfortable enough walking to gas town and to the skytrain etc. Very convenient for for use of the transit system.
errol, ca1 night trip
Skwachàys Lodge
Not as advertised and not a safe place to stay
This is not a full hotel; most floors are apartments occupied by artists. There’s no true lobby - the art gallery on the first floor acts as the lobby and it is not staffed at night. A manager showed us the night entrance and said if we had a problem, just push a button, security will arrive within two minutes (he seemed proud of this, oblivious to the fact that security needed within two minutes would be a concern). Rooms are labeled as suites (a dorm fridge and a microwave in a 375 sq. ft. room does not make it a suite). The decorations and common areas were nice, but it’s an extremely unsafe neighborhood. There are homeless people everywhere, some violent. There is graffiti, trash, drug use, people sleeping in doorways, rampant pan handling, and sirens at night. We’re seasoned travelers who’ve dealt with urban area issues, but we were appalled. Property owners in this area between Gastown & Chinatown bypass the police and use private security firms to try to control the madness. We watched two separate instances in which hostile people were taken into custody within a block of the hotel. I know the building owners are trying reclaim and improve the neighborhood, but it’s not a safe, pleasant, or happy location to spend your vacation dollar. Be very city savvy if you plan to stay there, and for the love of God, don’t bring kids or the elderly to this neighborhood, especially after dark when the homeless congregate.
Victoria, us3 night trip
Skwachàys Lodge
I would definitely stay here again!
This is not a hotel, it is an experience! From the art gallery in the lobby to the amazing themed rooms, SKWACHAYS does not disappoint. Rick and crew were friendly and kind and their food suggestions were on point. The location is perfect, right outside Chinatown and across the street from a mall which came in handy for all those last minute gifts or for items I forgot to pack. 😊 The Chinese restaurant right across the street is fabulous, thank you for the suggestion Rick!
Gary, us2 night trip
Skwachàys Lodge
Outstanding hospitality.
The staff here was outstanding. We had an unfortunate event when our belongings were stolen when out on the town. The staff did so much to help us with the situation. They even waived our parking fee to help ease our financial burden. Andrew and company were amazing. Andrew was so kind and helpful from the minute we checked in. The hotel itself was very comfortable and location was close to trendy bars and shops. Despite our situation, we plan to come back and give Vancouver another shot.
Peter, us1 night trip

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