One of the city’s true hidden gems. The rooms are large, the parking is free, and the whole place underwent a renovation just a few years ago. This family-owned hotel is located just a few blocks from English Bay and around the corner from Davie Street, in the heart of Vancouver’s vibrant gay village. All the rooms are studios or one-bedroom suites, with balconies and full kitchens, some with pullout couches ideal for families traveling with children. The beds are luxuriously comfortable and allergy-friendly and desks have ergonomic chairs. Rooms have plush oversized sofas, Persian-style rugs, sponged walls, and leather chairs that all contribute to a pleasantly homey feel. Add in the friendly staff and free parking, and you’ll see why this is such a great find.