Sleeping in Airports

Vancouver Airport Hotels

  • Transit Hotel

    Transit Hotel

  • Airport Hotels

    Airport Hotel

  • Day Rooms

    Day Use Rooms

  • Hotel Shuttles

    Hotel Shuttles

  • Sleep Pods

    Sleep Pods

  • Rest Zones

    Rest Zones

Quick Facts

  • Free Rest Zones: Yes
  • Sleep Cabins & Pods: No
  • Day Rooms: Yes
  • Nearest Hotel: In-Terminal

When faced with an unexpected flight delay or a long layover in an airport, many weary travelers resign themselves to sleeping slouched over in a chair or stretched out on the cold floor until boarding time. Fortunately, Vancouver Airport offers comfortable sleep-friendly seating and a Quiet Area in the International Terminal, near Gate D67. For travellers with more time, or desire for sleep in a real bed, there are nap rooms and an in-terminal hotel, along with plenty of hotels near the airport.

Whether you need a room for a few hours or overnight, the information we have compiled below can help you find nearby hotels that offer day rooms and free hotel shuttles.

Of course, if you prefer to sleep in the airport terminal, we’ve got you covered there as well! Visit our Vancouver Airport Guide to find out how to survive a layover or night inside the airport.

Day rooms near Vancouver Airport

There are two places travellers can head for a private space to sleep inside Vancouver Airport:

While not really a “hotel”, the Plaza Premium Lounge, located in the International Departure Area, offers a few nap rooms that travellers can rent. Nap rooms include shower and amenities. Rates (as of September 2019) were $70 CAD for 3 hours; $110 CAD for 6 hours; $20 CAD for each additional hour. Book a room when you arrive at the lounge.

The Fairmont Vancouver Airport is located in the public area of the International Terminal, above the desk for U.S. departures. The Fairmont is only a 10-minute walk from the Domestic Terminal. This hotel offers overnight and day rooms. Sample rates start as follows: $180 CAD for 4 hours; $200 CAD for 6 hours; $240 for 8 hours. Earplugs and eye masks are available on request. Book day rooms in person or by phone. Day rooms are not available to book online. If you don’t need a room, but would like to get some exercise, you can drop-in to their Health Club for $20 CAD per person. » Check Rates

HotelDay-Use Room HoursShuttle
Plaza Premium Lounge (International Departures)8:00AM - 1:00AMLocated onsite.
Fairmont Vancouver Airport In-Terminal Hotel8:00AM - 8:00PMLocated onsite.
Pacific Gateway Hotel9:00AM - 5:00PMYes

*Subject to availability and local taxes. Rates as of September 2019 and are based on day of travel. Contact the hotel for current rates.

Hotels near Vancouver Airport with Free Shuttles

Hotel shuttles pick up and drop off at the green canopy areas outside of Domestic Terminal Arrivals Level 1 and International Terminal Arrivals Level 2. Request a hotel shuttle bus using the direct dial phones, located on Arrivals Level 2 in both the Domestic and International Terminals and at the shuttle bus pick up areas in both terminals.

The Pacific Gateway Hotel at Vancouver Airport (7 minutes from airport) runs a free 24-hour shuttle that departs every 20 minutes; reservations are not required. After picking up your luggage from baggage claim, follow the signs to the shuttle pick up areas. In the International Terminal, head outside through the sliding doors and cross the street to the green canopy area. In the Domestic Terminal, go down the escalator, exit to the outside, and turn left. » Check Rates

The Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel has a free shuttle from 6:00AM – 1:00AM. To arrange your pick-up from the airport, call the hotel from the baggage claim courtesy phones or directly at 1-800-663-0299 or 1-604-273-7878.  » Check Rates

The Hampton Inn by Hilton Vancouver Airport runs a free airport shuttle daily from 4:00AM – 1:00AM. Contact hotel to arrange pickup via the courtesy phones in the baggage claim areas or the shuttle pickup areas in both terminals. » Check Rates

The Coast Vancouver Airport has a free 24-hour airport shuttle. From the airport, head to Level 1 in both Domestic and International Terminals and dial *23 from the courtesy phones or directly at 1-604-263-1555 to arrange pickup. » Check Rates

The Holiday Inn Vancouver Airport runs a 24-hour airport shuttle between the airport and the hotel. From 12:00AM – 4:00AM, call for pickup using the courtesy phones in baggage claim areas. » Check Rates

More hotels offering free shuttles:

To read traveller reviews or check room rates, visit TripAdvisor through one of the hotel links below.

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  We are not representatives of the hotels listed on this page.  All information, including hotel amenities, shuttle availability and rates, are subject to change at any time without notice.   To report errors or to add/update any items mentioned in the guide, click here.