The Best Cheap Hotels to Book in Richmond, Canada

Beyond its international access, Richmond has a whole range of things to do on your visit
Beyond its international access, Richmond has a whole range of things to do on your visit | © Photo Bliss / Alamy Stock Photo
Rachel Mills

There’s more to staying in Richmond than proximity to Vancouver International Airport and speedy transport links to downtown Vancouver. The fourth-largest city in British Columbia has a majority population identifying as Chinese and the accompanying food scene is booming – don’t miss the Dumpling Trail. Take your pick of high-rise shopping centers and malls, boutiques in historic Steveston Village, or a buzzing night market in summer. Choose from our selection of cheap hotels in Richmond, Canada – bookable on Culture Trip.

1. Four Points by Sheraton Vancouver Airport, for world food near Richmond Olympic Oval sports arena


A double room at the Four Points by Sheraton Vancouver Airport
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This laid-back monolith of a hotel packs in a lot to keep guests happy – from a 24-hour fitness room and airport shuttle to the Worldwide Café in the lobby. The Alexandra Road location – also known as “Food Street” or “Wai Sek Kai” – means that delicious Ramen, hot pots and dumplings are all within easy walking distance. Relaxing rooms decorated in warm foodie shades of orange and chocolate brown may well get your hunger started up again.

2. Accent Inns Vancouver Airport, for cheerful interiors near Richmond Night Market


A double suite at the Accent Inns Vancouver Airport
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East of Central Richmond on Highway 99, the hotel lobby is a color-explosion that’s cheerful and welcoming. Various relaxed rooms and suites keep things fresh with coastal greens, blues, and greys – one-bed suites add a separate kitchenette and sofa bed. All-day dining at Eggspectation means you can breakfast or brunch on authentic Montreal-style poutine or handmade pizza. Keen to explore? Take the 15-minute SkyTrain downtown.

3. Sandman Hotel Vancouver Airport, for casual comfort near River Rock Casino


An indoor pool area at the Sandman Hotel Vancouver Airport
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A 20-minute walk or a short bus ride to Bridgeport station, this hotel charms guests with Moxie’s grill and bar – where you can tuck into chicken wings, burgers, or vegan tacos and take a dip in the indoor pool and hot tub. And that’s before you’ve even reached the rooms. All are comfortable and uniformly decorated with shades of cocoa brown and smart striped fabrics – from well-appointed Standards to roomy Loft Suites, with a mezzanine space and kitchenette.

4. La Quinta Inn by Wyndham Vancouver Airport, for urban relaxation close to Lulu Island Winery


A gym area at the La Quinta Inn by Wyndham Vancouver Airport
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A block from the Skytrain station, this Richmond hotel looks more like a residential apartment building – with warmly-decorated rooms adding focus with rich reds on beds and framed illustrations on walls. Let the warm water in the small pool and hot tub ease any jet lag or travel weariness. You’re in the heart of the Golden Village, so there’s authentic Asian food and leafy city parks nearby. After a graze of the breakfast buffet, you’re good to go.

5. Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites Riverport Richmond, for a rural feel near Extreme Air Park


A suite at the Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites Riverport Richmond
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Despite its location – just 6mi (9.6km) from the airport in East Richmond – this hotel feels slightly rural with resort-style leafy planting out front, also visible from the indoor heated pool and hot tub. The bountiful breakfast includes platter after platter of crispy bacon, cheese omelets and turkey sausage. Connecting rooms with pops of cheerful red are available – great for families – while kids will love the nearby Richmond Ice Centre, Watermania, IMAX and Lucky 9 Lanes Bowling Alley.

6. The Steveston Cafe and Hotel, for period charm near Steveston Harbor


A double room at the Steveston Cafe and Hotel
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This two-story clapboard hotel in historic Steveston Village is a good choice if you’re looking for a bit of character for your budget. Rooms blend brass, mirror and marble, creating a mid-century feel. The diner is a Steveston institution, open for breakfast and lunch – order the fisherman’s breakfast to get you ready for the walk to the wharf and Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site. Don’t miss the Steveston Museum or Garry Point Park – where Fraser River meets the ocean.

7. Holiday Inn Express Vancouver Airport Richmond, an IHG Hotel, for a laid-back stay near Richmond Night Market


A family suite at the Holiday Inn Express Vancouver Airport Richmond
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Just 2mi (3.2km) from the airport, relaxed rooms here feature funky lime green walls and warm wood-effect floors. Sleep well, then grab a complimentary coffee from the lobby en-route to the breakfast buffet for bagels and pastries. There’s no restaurant on-site – although you can order in – so head over to the giant Costco across the road if you need to pick up some supplies.

8. Hampton Inn by Hilton Vancouver-Airport/Richmond, for relaxed rooms near the Dyke Trails


A double room at the Hampton Inn by Hilton Vancouver-Airport/Richmond
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With comfortable rooms channeling a classic vibe in shades of mustard and brown, Hampton Inn is a good choice for a cheap hotel in Richmond. Fans of routine will enjoy the small fitness center on-site. After the gym, sample the hot breakfast and sugary pastries – reflecting the surrounding inviting coffee shops and bars. It’s an easy walk from here to Richmond Night Market and Bridgeport Station for exploring central Richmond and downtown Vancouver.

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