Skwachays Lodge

Top choice boutique hotel in Gastown & Chinatown

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8.6 out of 10

The 18 rooms at this First Nations art hotel include the captivating Forest Spirits Suite, with floor-to-ceiling birch branches, and the sleek Longhouse Suite, with its illuminated metalwork frieze. Deluxe trappings, from plasma TVs to ecofriendly toiletries, are standard and there's an on-site gallery for purchasing one-of-a-kind artworks to take home. The main streets of Gastown and Chinatown are also just steps away.

With an on-site gallery, 12m rooftop totem pole and bookable sweat lodge, smudge room and artist workshop experiences, this is an inviting cultural immersion sleepover. But that's not all. Owned by the Vancouver Native Housing Society, the building’s lower floors accommodate 24 live-work indigenous artist studios, each subsidized by profits from the hotel and its fair trade gallery.

Quick description via

Free Wi-Fi is offered at this Aboriginal themed Vancouver hotel. Each guest room comes equipped with a fridge. Rogers Arena and BC Place are both within 10 minutes’ walking distance. A cable TV is featured in each guest room at Skwachàys Lodge. Tea and coffee-making facilities are provided. Local telephone calls are included for guest convenience. Skwachàys Vancouver boasts unique furnishings including a 40 foot totem pole. A gift shop and an art gallery featuring Aboriginal artwork are located on-site. Laundry facilities are available. Stadium-Chinatown Skytrain station and Chinatown are both within 5 minutes’ walk away. Stanley Park is 3km away.

Important information

You must show a valid photo ID and credit card upon check-in. If the credit card can not be authorized at check in then the reservation will not be accepted and cancelled. Cash is not accepted as a form of payment for the reservation. Pender Street between Abbott and Carroll Streets is closed for construction until August 2016. Guests who are driving can access the hotel by parking west of the hotel on Pender Street. For detailed directions and construction updates contact the hotel. Please note that it is not possible to check in from 0:00 hours until 08:00 hours. Late arrivals will be charged as no-shows. Please note that only dogs under 9 kg are allowed at the property and upon prior request. Please note the property can only guarantee a room type and not a specific room number.
Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.
Please inform Skwachàys Lodge in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.

Features of Skwachays Lodge


  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Family rooms
  • Internet services
  • Gift shop
  • Cycling
  • Tour desk
  • Shops (on site)
  • Wifi
  • Shared lounge/tv area
  • On-site parking
  • Wifi available in all areas
  • Secured parking
  • Street parking
  • Parking garage


  • Pets are allowed. Charges may apply.


  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Fax/photocopying
  • Luggage storage
  • Concierge service


  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Lift
  • Heating
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Air conditioning


  • Free WiFi available


  • Private parking