Located in the heart of the downtown core, the Barclay Hotel in Vancouver is a heritage hotel that is surrounded by many restaurants, fine boutiques, and shops. The hotel itself is within walking distance of many of Vancouvers best attractions such as Stanley Park, and the Vancouver Aquarium. Unlike other hotels in the area the Barclay offers guests an affordable but comfortable place to stay while in Vancouver. Each hotel rooms feature individual climate control and direct dial telephone service. The hotel does offer same day laundry service but at an additional cost.
Room rates vary according the room that you want. For a basic standard single room you can expect to pay anywhere from fifty dollars a night to seventy dollars during the winter season. During the summer season the rates do increase. The summer season begins in May and ends at the end of September. Special rates are offered to people who work for the government, large corporations and airlines.
If looking for a quiet place to grab a drink and have a quick bite to eat guests can go to the Bunker at the Barclay. The Bunker is a small candlelit lounge that is often packed with hotel guests and Vancouver locals. There is live music each night and the menu of drinks is extensive. The Bunker is a great place to meet before heading out for a great meal or a place to sit and relax at the end of the day.
Within walking distance to the hotel is English Bay. English Bay offers guests a great place to go and relax and soak up the sun. With its great beaches you can sunbathe during the day and watch the beautiful sunset at night. In this area of Vancouver you will find a number of restaurants that range from casual to fine dining. There is something for everyone in terms of places to eat in English Bay.
The Barclay Hotel is located on Robson Street which just happens to be the most famous street in Vancouver for shopping. Within a three block radius you will find just about anything fine vintage to couture clothing. On Robson Street you can spend your day shopping and your evening going from bar to bar having a great time. At night the streets surrounding the Barclay Hotel come to life. Robson Street is in fact known around the world and everyone who visits Vancouver must make a trip to this street, not to shop but even just to say that they were there.
Stanley Park is another attraction that is minutes from the Barclay Hotel. This is Vancouvers first park and covers more than one thousand acres of land. This area is known for the fantastic wildlife and the beautiful scenery of trees and flowers. If you are a plant lover then Stanley Park is the place for you. In addition to the beautiful scenery, Stanley Park has many arts events and great places to eat with a large number of restaurants scattered around.