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Old June 12th, 2008, 12:23 PM
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My family and I are currently booked at Accents - Airport. There are 14 of us going on a cruise but have planned to spend the weekend in Vancouver before the cruise. Have we made a mistake by booking at Accents? Will we need to rent cars because we are so far away from the sites (including the port)? Would it be better to pay a little more and book downtown and use mass transit or will equal out in the end?
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My family and I are currently booked at Accents - Airport. There are 14 of us going on a cruise but have planned to spend the weekend in Vancouver before the cruise. Have we made a mistake by booking at Accents? Will we need to rent cars because we are so far away from the sites (including the port)? Would it be better to pay a little more and book downtown and use mass transit or will equal out in the end?
You probably require at least 2 mini vans for 14 people.
Probably three to handle the luggage . You might want to arrange a limo service togo to the port on departure.

There is now is a new website for Vancouver Info



http://www.vancouver.com/

You didn't say when your in Vancouver. If you stayed in the downtown you could visit many attractions using transit and/or the tour trolley that does a loop thru the city.

If you take a vehicle into the downtown , parking is hard to find ansd also very pricey ($10/day). On street parking , in Stanely park and Granville Island parking runs about $4/hr.

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My family and I are currently booked at Accents - Airport. There are 14 of us going on a cruise but have planned to spend the weekend in Vancouver before the cruise. Have we made a mistake by booking at Accents? Will we need to rent cars because we are so far away from the sites (including the port)? Would it be better to pay a little more and book downtown and use mass transit or will equal out in the end?
When are you going? Perhaps you still have time to find something closer to downtown.

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We will be in Vancouver June 20-June 22. My sister is tempted to cancel reservations at Accent and attempt Priceline at the last minute.
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I am a little nervous about not having arrangements in place. So, I am pretty concerned about canceling reservations and not deciding up front whether we are going to rent mini-vans or not.
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Jessica-

We did hotwire and chose the downtown vancouver section A. We got the Sutton Place (named after purchase) for $179 a night and it is a 5 star hotel. The hotel has an airport shuttle and a complimentary limo service to use downtown-we are 6 blocks from port. I would suggest trying for a downtown hotel. You could look around and see what you find, cancel the old, purchase the new.

Lots of luck! Have a great weekend.
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