We used one of the local Vancouver discount hotel brokers. The rates do go up a bit after June 1st , or so. My partner's niece was married and that is the rate I got for her honeymoon in early March. I'll check some rates and see what I find. What are your dates???
I'm srprised how much rates have gone up since March. I'm getting rates around $149 as well.
I guess it is the "high season" issue.You might want to call them directly and ask if they have a more reasonable rate. Try for an Entertainment Card rate, AARP, AAA,
etc. They will often bargain over the phone. Their phone number is 800 663-5491.
Their own Listel Hotel website shows a special summer rate of $126 U.S. dollars, which is a little better.
I hope this helps, I didn't mean to mislead you. Sorry!
It is a very nice property, however and the location is great! Robson Street is a blast and the Hotel has a great Jazz club adjacent to the lobby. Have Fun!