Hotel Ambassador

1212 Granville Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada
+1 604 687 8294

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based on 9 reviews
Hotel Ambassador - Vancouver, BC, Canada
Fri 12/4
Sat 12/5
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Provider Nightly total R1 190 R1 293
KAYAK R1 372

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Distance to city centre

1,3 km

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Fri 12/4
Sat 12/5

Queen rooms

R1 342+

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Queen bed
R1 342 per night
Queen bed
R1 372 per night
R1 747 per night
Queen bed
R1 800 per night
Queen bed
R1 875 per night
R1 922 per night
R1 935 per night
Queen bed
R1 992 per night
Queen bed
R2 211 per night
Queen bed
R2 230 per night




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  • Okay
    Aug 2018

    Bad Description on Kayak

    Was right downtown Vancouver BC...that was about it.

    In the description of the hotel on Kayak they did NOT explain the services structure at all! 1. When we arrived they mentioned it’s a shared bathroom and shared shower with the entire hotel floor...this was not mentioned on the website. 2. The Asian guy checking me in made many mistakes which i caught and spoke broken English (that part I didn’t have any issues with). Gave me the wrong parking spot number and clearly missed explaining and not giving me room keys until i asked a few times. 3. I would like a refund or at least 1/2 refund as they clearly did not tell me in the hotel description in any way about the bathroom and shower situation. I had a good friend i visited with and she is a germ phobe, so was kinda pissed about the shared shower and bathrooms... My main goal is to get a refund and have someone contact the hotel about updating the description. It’s simply misleading.

  • Poor
    Jun 2016

    Was a completely terrible experience. Only two showers per floor (which is like 15-20 rooms). WiFi was awful and had to go to the lobby to use it. The worse part was that my friend and I both got entirely bit up by BED BUGS and when we contacted them a day later to ask for a refund, the hotel took 4 days to respond and informed me that they would not reimburse anything because I couldn't prove it was them (which was completely false). I have no idea how people are giving such good ratings given that they have been completely unhelpful. If you look at you will see other complaints about bed bugs at this establishment as well. DO NOT GO HERE!!

  • Good
    Aug 2015

    Hostel but decent bang for your buck.

    Rooms were small but clean. Great location on Granville walking distance to most bars/restaurants. Much cheaper than other hotels.

    No bathroom in your room. Common areas were a bit dirtier and initially felt a little sketchy. No amenities.

  • Okay
    Dec 2008

    It's a mixture between a hostel and a hotel (shared toilet, shower, kitchen), so if you don't mind that it's a nice place to stay. Walking distance to pubs/clubs at Granville St. and the commercial center in the Pacific Mall region.

  • Okay
    Oct 2008

    It is not really a hotel, you know - more in the nature of a hostel. As such, it's just fine.

    It was nice that there was a community kitchen at the end of the hallway. However, the lights were switched off after dark. Plus, it was very dirty as other guests seemed to think that the fairies would clean up after them: twice, we washed a huge amount of dishes and disposed of garbage as well as having to wipe dirty counters.

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The Hotel Ambassador is set in the heart of Vancouver, Canada and places travelers within easy reach of the port, but also the major business areas. Granville and Robson Streets are nearby, and attractions like the Queen Elizabeth Theater, Rogers Arena and Canada Place are all within 25 minutes’ walk. Getting around is easy thanks to the proximity of the Vancouver International Airport, just 16 miles from the grounds, and Vancouver Waterfront Station just a short drive away.

This centrally located, hostel-style property provides visitors with a long list of amenities that include free self-parking, 24-hour front desk service, a common area with microwave and refrigerator, a coin-op laundry, luggage hold, and a tour desk. There are always newspapers in the lobby, a vending area, and staff are multi-lingual, speaking Spanish, English, Korean, and Chinese.


There are 42 rooms spread out over two floors, and each room will feature a shared bathroom, a sink in the room, an entertainment system with TV, free Wi-Fi service, a refrigerator, and an in-room safe. There are hair dryers available on request, and many rooms feature a work desk. Self-catering is possible in the hostel

Hotel Ambassador is set in the downtown area and allows travelers to walk to many different locations, or quickly reach public transportation hubs. The Vancouver International Airport is 16 minutes from the hotel, and the Vancouver Waterfront Station is 20 minutes away while the metro station is six minutes on foot.



Free parking
Free airport shuttle
Free Wi-Fi
Pet friendly
Air conditioning

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No smoking
Free Wi-Fi
Cable or satellite TV
Laundry facilities
Laundry service
Pets not allowed
24-hour front desk
Parking (surcharge)
Storage available

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  • Orpheum Theatre 0,6 km
  • Granville Island Public Market 0,8 km
  • Vancouver Art Gallery 0,8 km
  • Granville Island 0,8 km
  • Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art 1 km
  • Harbour Centre 1,4 km

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