Tourism Vancouver Video

Tourism Vancouver has put together a new video that not only promotes our fabulous city but showcases the talent of some home grown talent. Singing their original song, “It’s You… Vancouver“, the duo, Watasun (comprised of percussionist Reid Hendry and singer/songwriter Adam Bailie) are featured all over Vancouver at famous attractions such as the Stanley Park seawall, the Capilano Suspension Bridge and Grouse Mountain. Check out the video here and check out Watasun later this month at the Media Club.

Halloween’s gone for another year..

The Patricia Hotel has once again taken down the Halloween decorations that have adorned our lobby and entertained the neighbourhood children these past few weeks. With only 48 shopping days remaining before Christmas, the realistic skeleton that has been hanging in the window will soon be replaced by an equally impressive Santa Claus who will stand in the window and keep a watchful eye on all who visit. Read More

Hockey Town or Soccer City?!

As the Vancouver Canucks quickly approach the playoffs, leading their Division, Conference as well as the League, many are wondering if this is their year to go all the way! While Vancouverites are proud of our league-leading Canucks, we also have a new sport and team to set our sights upon with the Vancouver Whitecaps FC.

This past weekend, the Vancouver Whitecaps FC debuted in Major League Soccer with a 4 – 2 win against Canadian rivals the Toronto FC. Although the day began with an ominous tone set by typical Vancouver showers, the clouds parted in the early afternoon as a sold out crowd of 22, 592 dressed all in white cheered their team to victory at Empire Field. We hope that this is only the beginning of good things to come for our Whitecaps as Vancouver definitely has room for both the National Hockey League and Major League Soccer.

Next Game for the Whitecaps: March 26, 2011 vs Philadelphia Union

Next Home Game: April 2, 2011 vs Sporting Kansas City

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The Budget Inn Patricia is now a Green Key hotel!

Patricia Hotel is now a Green Key Rated property!

In 1914 when the hotel was built, green was only a colour. 97 years later, green is more than a colour, it is the way of the future! The Patricia Hotel is proud to announce that we are now a member of the Green Key Eco-Rating Program, with a Green Key rating of 3. The Green Key Eco-Rating program is a rating system that recognizes hotels, motels and resorts for their efforts to improve their environmental awareness and performance. A hotel with a Green Key rating of 3 has taken significant steps to protect the environment. Strong environmental management practices, training programs, and engineering solutions have been implemented which have benefited the environment and the local community.

In keeping with our 3 Key rating, the Patricia Hotel has worked hard to reduce its environmental footprint. In addition to actively requesting guest participation in our efforts through day to day towel and linen re-use, the hotel engages in environmentally friendly practices including but not limited to, actively sorting recyclables from waste, replacing low energy light bulbs and appliances with higher efficiency alternatives, purchasing from environmentally considerate suppliers wherever possible and using recycled, biodegradable/vegetable based and non-toxic product options when available. Read More

Recent Feedback from Guests

Here are what the majority of our guests said about us:

August 2009:
“The hotel provides what it says, a ‘budget hotel’. It is very good in this category. We were very pleased. It was clean and comfortable.” —Jerry from Bremerton, WA USA

“The hotel and staffs are excellent. Extremely clean rooms!” —Andrew from Vancouver, Canada

December 2009:
“Your service & Beer is the best!The people here are great in making me feel welcome. Thank you. I recommend & will come back again” —Scott from Auckland, USA

“Fantastic! AMAZING price! Wonderful staff!” —Craig & Sophie from Eugene, OR USA

January 2010:
“Very friendly personnel. The hotel is clean. That’s really all one can ask for! We’ll be back & will recommend.” —Karl from Berlin, Germany

“Though the street is a little depressing but this hotel made this trip worthwhile and great. Once again, thanks to all the staffs. Would definitely choose to stay here again…” —Frankie from Markham, ON Canada

February 2010:
“Staffs helped take care of my concerns. Always pleasant.” —Larry from Brooklyn Center, USA Read More