Amazing Deals On Vancouver Hotel Stays

Filed Under: Great Deals, Hotel Deals

Vancouver is a highly seasonal hotel market, and for the past several years there have been awesome promotions offering savings on Vancouver hotel stays in winter. Well, this promotion is returning this year.

Vancouver Winter Hotel Promotion

To help fill rooms during low season, StayVancouverHotels is offering $50-125 Visa pre-paid gift cards for one night stays, and $50 gift cards for every subsequent night.

Here are the basic details of the promotion:

  • You have to book your stay at using promotion code “VISA”
  • 39 Vancouver-area hotels are participating in the promotion
  • Valid for stays between now and February 29, 2020
  • Bookings are pre-paid and non-cancellable
  • You must pay with a Visa, Mastercard, or American Express
  • Each person can make a maximum of three bookings under this offer
  • You receive a $50, $75, $100, or $125 Amex pre-paid gift card for the first night of your stay, depending on the category of hotel (all values in CAD)
  • For each subsequent night on the same booking you receive an additional $50 Visa pre-paid gift card
  • The gift cards can be used however you’d like, either to cover the cost of the hotel stay, or anywhere else Amex pre-paid gift cards are accepted
  • “This offer is limited and may end at any time”

There are some really good deals to be had here, in particular for those who don’t care about earning elite credits or points for stays. In some cases you can get more than half of the cost of a stay back in gift cards, which is a pretty awesome opportunity.

I should stress again, though, that stays booked with this promotion are non-refundable, so be sure your trip is confirmed before you book.

Bottom Line

Vancouver is one of my favorite cities in North America, and this promotion is definitely valuable for many. This year the promotion is even valid for quite a long booking window, including during both fall and winter.

Be sure you consider everything before using the promo, though:

  • If you’re staying at a chain hotel you won’t earn points for your stay, and in many cases won’t get elite credit, since you’re booking through a third party (in practice points may sometimes still post, but they’re not supposed to)
  • For short stays at luxury hotels, keep in mind there are potentially a lot of value-add amenities you can get by booking through programs like American Express Fine Hotels & Resorts, Virtuoso, etc., which could be worth more than the gift card
  • Stay booked using this promotion are non-refundable and pre-paid

This is a heck of a deal, and a way to get a hotel stay in Vancouver for a very reasonable price, often for more than half off.

Do you plan on using the promotion to get a great deal on a Vancouver hotel this fall or winter?

  1. I checked a few properties and the prices were noticeably inflated. The differences more than offset whatever gift card savings one may receive.

  2. Do you get airline miles for flights booked through Orbitz or Cheapoair? I found an incredible deal for one-way business class from the indian subcontinent to NYC for $1000 in business over New Years. Two of those flights are on Etihad and I was wondering if I could earn AA miles for those flights (the third is on Virgin Atlantic, but the site still gave me an option to credit each flight to my desired program)? Would AA honor this? Perhaps an exception for status members?

  3. @JB AFAIK there is no penalty for booking flights through another party. You will get credited depending on the fare.

  4. Great tip. I’m booked at the Hyatt next month which is apparently on strike. Great back up plan.

    The Hyatt Regency Vancouver, Westin Bayshore, Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront and the Rosewood Hotel Georgia are currently on strike.

  5. I did this last year at a Ramada downtown. Wasn’t the nicest room but it was only $20 after taxes and applying the gift card towards the room. The room would have been $70 had I booked direct, so it saved me about $50. They even gave me wyndham rewards points for the stay.

  6. @David Yep, it looks like the strike is tentatively over at the Hyatt. Although, now I’m intrigued by the low prices at Shangri-la and Four Seasons. But, alas, I guess I better stick with the Hyatt as two of the nights booked are expiring free nights.

  7. Card switched to Visa from Amex, you may have used last year’s post. I’ve taken advantage of this twice, its a good promo in an otherwise ridiculous summer market.

  8. Also, why are they giving you a reduced benefit for staying longer. Shouldn’t it be $50 for the first night $100 for the each of the next 2 nights? This just makes people want to book 2 or 3 single night stays in a row alternating with their partner’s name for reservations.

  9. The 4 Seasons is closing this year. As 4S go it will be a letdown.

    The strike may be over at the 4S, Hyatt, Pinnacle and Westin Bayshore but its ongoing at the Rosewood Georgia.

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