Affordable port of call with guaranteed water views

It’s every urban traveler’s conundrum: How to save money without scrimping on city chic. New Westminster’s Inn At The Quay, a leading Greater Vancouver hotel, has figured it out. The intimate luxe riverfront hotel near Vancouver, built like a cruise ship over the Fraser River, delivers saucy South Beach style at unbelievably affordable prices. A savvy choice for Zoomers and their families.

The entire hotel was given a makeover last year, taking on a fresh palette of funky fuchsias, cool aquamarines, and rich indigos. It’s a whole new playful scene filled with countless little luxuries guests soon find they cannot live without.

Queen roomCheeky chairs and sofas with soul are a shift left of traditional hotel furnishings. And who doesn’t adore a place with fluffy white bathrobes and waterfront guestroom balconies? Weekly Wine Flight Nights and Champagne Saturdays in the living room are another complimentary touch that turns a stay into a fabulous getaway.

“With downtown Vancouver just 30 minutes away by SkyTrain, guests get the best of both worlds,” says Kathy MacKerricher, general manager at Inn At The Quay. “They get chic accommodations and easy access to Vancouver’s top attractions — Robson Street, Metropolis at Metrotown and Gastown — without city stress or inflated downtown rates.”

“What really surprises guests, though,” says MacKerricher, “is how much there is to do right here in New Westminster.”

A great base for a Greater Vancouver stay, New Westminster is also a destination in its own right. Queen Victoria herself gave the city of New Westminster its name. When British Columbia was just a dream in the hearts of pioneers and gold miners, this was its capital city — the cosmopolitan centre of the brash young province.

The neighborhoods that sprang up around the turn of the 20th century still remain — a charming souvenir of another age — and are easily accessible through walking tours. And the views of the Golden Ears Mountains, Mount Baker and the Strait of Georgia that gave the city its magnificent setting above the Fraser River still captivate.

Paddlewheeler Riverboat cruises leave right from the Inn At The Quay dock with historic tours to Fort Langley. Starlight Casino is within a 15-minute drive, offering an incredible experience that begins the moment you walk through the doors of this sleek, stylish and sophisticated gaming and entertainment facility. Canada’s first “Garagiste” urban garage winery, Pacific Breeze Winery, is within walking distance of the hotel and is open daily for wine tasting and tours.

Vancouver’s best waterfront dining, the Boathouse Restaurant is located in the Inn At The Quay. The restaurant is known for its seasonally selected fresh fish, premium oysters and certified Angus steaks… plus its incredible waterfront locations around town. Dine alfresco on the riverfront patio, eat inside at an elegantly appointed table, or give yourself permission to order room service often.

Getting here is easy. Adjacent to major highways and directly on the SkyTrain line, New Westminster is truly the centre of the Lower Mainland. No matter your age or interests, this delightful city has something for every visitor.

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