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The Burrard is your perfect city basecamp. A converted Vancouver motor hotel from 1956, it exudes character from every joist, railing and sightline. And with extras like free WiFi, Nespresso machines in all 72 rooms, and our insider city guide, you’ll stay inspired here, every time.



The Burrard Motor Inn first opened its doors in 1956 – in the grand era of automobile culture – and revved up its own West Coast take on colourful mid-century cool. Over the next few decades, the hotel expanded its offering for travellers, adding a lush garden courtyard and a wood-paneled cocktail bar, where well-heeled guests sipped sidecars and well-made Manhattans.


Six decades later, the Burrard Hotel is cooler than ever. A major renovation a few years back refreshed the lobby, rooms and amenities, adding a contemporary edge to the hotel’s retro style. Today, the Burrard is a modern boutique hotel with a character all its own. And with perfect coffee and snacks from Elysian Coffee just downstairs, and big-city comfort food from Burgoo on the way soon, the experience is getting better all the time.


You’ll find everything you need to feel right at home, plus a few extras to make your stay stand out.

Hotel Features

  • Dog-friendly rooms
  • Courtyard oasis for outdoor lounging and ping pong games
  • Complimentary umbrellas for rainy days
  • Free Brodie cruiser bike rentals
  • Business centre with free printing and faxing
  • Steve Nash gym passes

In-Room Features

  • Air conditioning
  • Free high-speed WiFi
  • 42” HDTV with free premium channels
  • Free calling anywhere in North America
  • Alarm clock with iPhone/iPod docking station
  • Mini fridge with free bottled water
  • Nespresso coffee machine
  • Pillow-top mattress and crisp, cozy bedding
  • Iron, ironing board and hair dryer
  • Safe for valuables

Elysian Coffee

Located just off our lobby is Elysian Coffee, one of the best java joints in a city that’s seriously chock-full of them. One of just four café locations operated by the Elysian team, it’s the ideal stop to fuel a morning of exploring, or to reenergize your afternoon planning session.

Elysian offers perfectly pulled espresso drinks and drip coffee from locally roasted beans along with freshly baked goods in a warm, wood-infused interior. (And be sure to try the signature Big Breakfast – a hefty platter of eggs, ham, cheese avocado, and general A.M. goodness.) Just follow your nose to find it.

Open every day, from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Events & Meetings

Planning an event in Vancouver and need a home base? We have just the spot. 

The Burrard Hotel is centrally located in downtown Vancouver, walking distance from countless restaurants, cafes, bars, parks, and arts and culture venues. Nearby, the Canada Line SkyTrain provides a speedy and car-free connection to YVR International Airport and other destinations throughout Metro Vancouver. 

Our events and catering staff specializes in turning any event into something special, whether it’s a business meeting or wedding reception, family reunion or costume party. Indoors or out, we have fun, flexible spaces to host your get-together. 

Check out our courtyard floor plan

Check out our events room floor plan 


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