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The following Richmond accommodations are good choices for those visitors who arrive late at, or have an early departure from, the international airport. All accommodations detailed in this section offer complimentary airport shuttles.
The Coast Vancouver Airport Hotel (1041 Southwest Marine Dr., 604/263-1555 or 800/716-6199, www.coasthotels.com, $149 s or d) lies farther from the airport (toward the city) than the rest of the lodgings detailed in this section, but with free airport transfers, free long-term parking, and in-house dining, it is still aimed directly at airport travelers. No surprises with the rooms here—each has modern decor, a work desk, ironing facility, coffeemaker, and free local calls. Other amenities include a fitness center, sports bar, and family restaurant.
Three kilometers (1.9 miles) from the airport, the Holiday Inn Express Vancouver Airport (9351 Bridgeport Rd., 604/273-8080 or 877/273-8080, www.hiexpress.com, $149 s or d includes breakfast) is a typical modern, multi-story airport hotel, with large and comfortably furnished rooms.
Right at the airport, the Fairmont Vancouver Airport (3111 Grant McConachie Way, 604/207-5200 or 866/540-4441, www.fairmont.com, $259 s or d) has 398 guest rooms equipped with remote-controlled everything, right down to the drapes, fog-free bathroom mirrors, and floor-to-ceiling soundproof windows. Other more traditional hotel conveniences include a huge work center, a health club (where swimmers take to the self-adjusted current of a lap pool), and the Spa at the Fairmont massage and treatment facility. Check the website for packages.
© Andrew Hempstead, from Moon Western Canada, 3rd Edition