I have had the pleasure visiting Granville Island many times. Some folks make it a destination for the day to visit their famous market, or a very obvious choice for a memorable meal at the multitude of restaurants. What I would highly recommend to consider it a spot to park your car and stay at the Granville Island Hotel.
Granville Island is about 38 acres, and gets just under 11 million visitors per day (source – Vancouverhistory.com). The hotel is a hidden gem, that will help you carve out a tranquil escape from the hustle and bustle of the island. I would recommend you also plan for at least one meal at the Dockside Restaurant. If you are there in the right season, I think you would be hard pressed to find a better pati for a special lunch or dinner.
I think it is also noteworthy that there was not a single hiccup in service. From the warm, yet efficient check in to checkout…beyond please with the level of service. Just in case you want to travel with your pooch, they are pet friendly with a small additional fee.
1253 Johnston Street
1-800-663-1840 FREE / 1-604-683-7373