Whether you are road-tripping the Sea to Sky Highway or looking to spend a few days exploring, you might be wondering where to stay in Squamish. As a local, I’ve got the insider’s scoop on the best hotels in Squamish.
Want to skip right to the point? My top pick is the Executive Suites Hotel and Resort since it gets the best reviews and has the nicest setting.
I’ve lived in Squamish for three years. Before I moved here, I visited a few times a year for decades (I’ve lived in the Vancouver area my whole life.) Squamish is such a great spot for hiking, mountain biking, and incredible scenery that I just couldn’t get enough so I moved here! (Read my huge list of things to do in Squamish.)
In this article, you’ll find my picks for the best hotels in Squamish. I’ve got options for families, those on a budget, people who want some serious woodsy vibes, and lots more. I also recommend a few Airbnbs and places to camp.
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My Top 3 Picks for the Best Hotels in Squamish
#1 Executive Suites Hotel and Resort: kitchens in every room, great location close to trails
#2 Sunwolf Riverside Resort: gorgeous cabins in a woodsy setting, best brunch in town
#3 Sandman Hotel and Suites: indoor pool with huge waterslide, free breakfast
10 Best Hotels in Squamish
1. Executive Suites Hotel and Resort
Rating: 8.4/10 stars
Location: Garibaldi Estates
Great place to unwind. The room was fantastic. Had everything you’d need. Hotel is in a fantastic location. Beautiful setting. Nice to have a pub on-site. We’d definitely stay there again.– Carla (Read more reviews)
If you asked me where to stay in Squamish, my first pick would be the Executive Suites Hotel and Resort. With an on-site restaurant, access to trails, a pool, and kitchens in every room, it has tons of amenities.
This hotel sits on a former golf course, so it feels like it’s out in nature despite being just a few minutes from the Highway and the Garibaldi Village shopping area. All rooms have balconies and you can choose from mountain view rooms or rooms that face the pond behind the hotel.
The Executive Suites is also in the best location for mountain biking, hiking, and trail running. You can ride right from the hotel into the Garibaldi Highlands/Alice Lake zone, which is one of the best places to mountain bike in Squamish. The hotel is also right next to lots of great hiking trails, many of which are used in the famous Squamish 50 trail running race.
All of the rooms at the Executive Suites are suites. (I guess the name kind of gives that away!) So every room has a kitchen and sitting area, which makes them feel a bit less like a hotel and more like a vacation rental. They have studio, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom options, which are great for families or groups.
The hotel has an on-site restaurant called Free Bird. Their sunny patio is one of my favourite outdoor dining spots in Squamish. They also have incredible happy hour specials including “Buck-a-shuck” oysters. They also have a beautiful outdoor heated pool and hot tub area.
The Executive Suites Hotel is in the Garibaldi Estates neighbourhood at the north end of Squamish about 10 minutes from downtown. I think it has the best amenities of any hotel in Squamish. And the kitchens are ideal if you are staying for more than one night since you can prep your own food.
2. Sunwolf Riverside Resort
Rating: 9.1/10 stars
The perfect spot for a quiet getaway! Oh my gosh, this is the perfect spot for a quiet, peaceful getaway! The cabins are absolutely adorable!! So cozy with the fireplace!! Very clean! Beds were comfy! My friend and I wished we could’ve stayed longer!– Dorn (Read more reviews)
Lots of people come to Squamish for the woodsy vibes. If that’s you, you have to stay at Sunwolf Riverside Resorts. It’s a cluster of cabins on the banks of the Cheekeye and Cheakamus Rivers. It feels like it’s in the middle of the forest, but it’s only a 15-minute drive from downtown Squamish!
The setting is really magical with towering evergreen trees, a rushing river, and lots of moss everywhere. Each cabin has its own outdoor picnic area and there is a communal fire pit. Sunwolf is a great place to unplug because the cabins don’t have TVs or wifi! It’s just you and nature. (There is mobile phone service though.)
You can go for a wander along the riverbank at the resort, or book a white water rafting trip that takes you down the rapids of the Cheakamus River – the same river that runs past the cabins! Sunwolf is also at the entrance to the Squamish and Paradise Valleys, both of which have great hiking. (In Paradise Valley I recommend Brohm Lake via the Thompson Trail. In the Squamish Valley I recommend Crooked Falls or High Falls Creek.)
The cabins were originally part of a rustic fishing lodge, but they have been renovated and spruced up over the last decade, so they are super cute. Each one has exposed wood beams, full kitchens, a fireplace, and a comfy queen bed. Some also have adorable loft bedrooms.
The other major reason to stay at Sunwolf is to enjoy the best brunch in Squamish at Fergie’s Cafe, the on-site restaurant. This place is super-popular, so can beat the line-up by sleeping next door. Their mouth-watering menu includes lots of eggs Benny options and breakfast bowls, all made with locally-sourced ingredients.
If you’re looking for a cabin getaway, Sunwolf Riverside Resort is the best hotel in Squamish. My stay here about 10 years ago was what got me thinking about moving here!
3. Sandman Hotel and Suites
Rating: 8.2/10 stars
Location: Industrial Park
Staff were super friendly! My kids loved the pool. Breakfast had a great array of options.– Marisa (Read more reviews)
The Sandman Hotel and Suites is the best hotel in Squamish for families. It has a huge heated indoor pool with a waterslide, which kids will love. It’s also one of the newest hotels in town, so it has gorgeous rooms. There is also a free Continental breakfast.
This hotel has several room types to choose from, but all have mini-fridges, microwaves, coffee makers and wifi. If you’re staying as a family, their rooms with two queen beds and a sofa bed are a great deal.
The Sandman Hotel is also pet-friendly if you travel with your fur babies. They have designated pet-friendly rooms and a reasonable pet fee.
The stand-out feature is the huge indoor pool. It can get rainy in Squamish, so having an on-site indoor pool means you always have a backup activity. There is also a spiral waterslide that goes outside, and then back inside, and a hot tub. When my friend stayed here with her kids, they couldn’t get enough of the pool!
While the Sandman is located in Squamish’s Industrial Park, it’s actually a pretty good location. It’s within walking distance of Backcountry Brewing and Geo Cider, both of which have family-friendly restaurants in their tasting rooms. (My tip: Get the wood-fired pizza at Backcountry and the huge burritos at Geo Cider.) It’s also two blocks from Walmart if you need groceries.
The location is also very central. It’s a 5-minute drive south to downtown Squamish or north to Alice Lake Park for swimming and hiking. The Sandman is a classic chain hotel, but it’s well-executed and worth a stay.
4. Squamish Adventure Inn
Rating: 8.3/10 stars
Location: Downtown Squamish
The place was cozy, friendly, and clean. The staff were very welcoming and helpful. The common areas were well designed and one would just want to sit there with a book in the evening after a long adventure. The organization of the kitchen was very well thought out.– Linda (Read more reviews)
If you’re on a budget, the Squamish Adventure Inn is the best place to stay in Squamish. It functions both as a hostel and a value-priced hotel. This hotel has hostel-style dorm rooms and private rooms with shared bathrooms. But it also has hotel-style rooms with private bathrooms.
One of the stand-out features of this Squamish hotel is the huge communal kitchen so you can prepare your own meals. There are also shared lounge spaces for relaxing and a big outdoor patio with a BBQ.
The Squamish Adventure Inn is really set up for adventure. They have secure gear storage for your bikes and skis. And in the summer they rent bikes, kayaks, and SUPs. They also have discount deals with local businesses for white water rafting, ziplining, breweries, restaurants, and more.
If you don’t have a car, the Squamish Adventure Inn is my top recommendation for hotels in Squamish. It has a great location just outside downtown Squamish. It is an easy 5-minute walk to the grocery store or the Adventure Centre to catch the bus to Vancouver or Whistler.
The Inn sits on the shores of Mamquam Blind Channel, so you can paddle right out the back door. It’s also a 5-minute walk from the Smoke Bluffs, one of the best rock climbing areas in Squamish.
5. Howe Sound Inn and Brewing Company
Rating: 7.6/10 stars
Location: Downtown Squamish
The location was great, easy to find and really nice town. Good sized rooms and well equipped, comfortable bed. Good food and ambience in the bar.– Oliver (Read more reviews)
If you want to stay in downtown Squamish, book a room at the Howe Sound Inn and Brewing Company. This small hotel has rooms upstairs from Howe Sound Brewing Company, which is one of the oldest craft breweries in BC!
If you can, book one of their view rooms. That way you can look out at the Stawamus Chief right when you wake up! If you are travelling with your dog, they also have pet-friendly rooms.
The Howe Sound Inn is located at the southern end of downtown Squamish, so it’s an easy walk to lots of shops and restaurants on Cleveland Avenue (Squamish’s main drag). It’s also right next to the entrance to the Squamish Estuary walking trails.
Having the Brewery downstairs is also great. They have great craft beer made on-site and a pub-style menu. They also make wood-fired pizzas. And don’t worry about noise from the brewery! None of the rooms are over the pub and they close at 10 or 11 pm each night. Downtown Squamish is pretty quiet!
6. August Jack Motor Inn
Rating: 8/10 stars
Location: Downtown Squamish
Great comfortable stay and excellent staff. Large room and very comfortable bed. Great view of the mountains.– Kathleen (Read more reviews)
The August Jack Motor Inn recently got a glow-up with renovated rooms and repainted exterior. They’ve also upped their hospitality game, with lots of reviews praising the helpful staff. This Squamish hotel has a great location downtown and budget-oriented prices but still has all the amenities.
This hotel has standard queen and king bedrooms, but they also have suites with full kitchens. The suites have great views of the Stawamus Chief Mountain.
If you want to do laundry, they have coin-op machines. The recently renovated lobby also has a Nespresso machine for guest use. If you’re looking to work, I’ve heard that their Wifi is really fast!
They also have built a dedicated food truck zone next to the hotel. It hasn’t opened yet (as of February 2024), but it looks really cute with twinkly lights and picnic tables.
The August Jack has a great location right in the middle of downtown Squamish. Junction Park is across the street and Stan Clarke Park is behind the hotel, so it’s quiet. It’s also half a block away from Fox and Oak, my favourite doughnut shop!
And if you’re wondering about the name, August Jack Khatsahlano was a Squamish Nation chief and the hotel was named to honour him.
7. Crash Hotel Squamish
Rating: 7.6/10 stars
Location: Downtown Squamish
Friendly, helpful staff. Big, clean rooms with amazing view of the mountain. Couldn’t be more central!– Eleanor (Read more reviews)
If you like nightlife and funky rooms, Crash Hotel Squamish is the hotel for you. This boutique hotel in downtown Squamish has themed rooms. It located above The Cleveland Tavern, Squamish’s busiest bar, and Trickster’s Hideout, an eclectic coffee shop/cocktail bar that has live music most nights.
Crash Hotel Squamish has several different room types, including some with bunk beds if you are travelling with a group. Some of the rooms also have great views of the Stawamus Chief.
But the best part is that each room has its own unique themed decor and a signature mural behind the bed. The ski-themed room even has an old chair lift that doubles as a bench!
The hotel also has lots of great amenities like a rooftop patio, a bike storage room, and pet-friendly rooms. They also use a high-tech virtual reception and digital check-in/check-out system where your phone functions as your room key.
Staying at Crash Hotel puts you right in the heart of downtown Squamish, so it’s a short walk to lots of restaurants (including Taka Ramen, my favourite sushi place, which is just down the block).
It’s worth noting that this isn’t the place to stay if you want quiet! But Crash Hotel is really upfront about that: Some of their rooms are labeled “noise impacted” and they warn that all of the rooms experience some bar noise, especially on weekends. But if you plan to be up late partying, it’s the perfect place to stay since all the action is right downstairs.
8. Sea to Sky Hotel
Rating: 7.3/10 stars
Location: Garibaldi Estates
Great service with coffee shop/bike shop linked to hotel. Very helpful staff with hotel. Would stay there again in the future.– Donald (Read more reviews)
The Sea to Sky Hotel has a great location in the Garibaldi Estates neighbourhood of Squamish. It’s a good spot to base yourself if you are a mountain biker since there is a bike shop with rentals in the lobby.
All of their rooms have balconies and the ones on the west side of the building have an incredible view of the Tantalus Mountains. And all of the rooms have air conditioning. This is a great Squamish hotel for groups because each room sleeps 4 to 6 people.
If you are travelling with skis or bikes, they have a designated gear storage area. The hotel also has a hot tub and sauna to relax after your adventures. There is a liquor store on the ground level. The on-site restaurant recently changed hands and hasn’t reopened yet, but I’ll update this post when it does.
This is a great hotel for mountain bikers. Ride Hub Cafe in the lobby can make you a latte in the morning, tune-up your bike, and give you tips on where to ride for the day. They also have bike rentals.
The Sea to Sky Hotel is located in the Garibaldi Village Shopping Centre, so there is a grocery store next door, a liquor store downstairs, and lots of restaurants nearby. I recommend Sushi Sen and Lil Chef Bistro, both of which are on Tantalus Road behind the hotel.
9. Mountain Retreat Hotel and Suites
Rating: 7.2/10 stars
Location: Industrial Park
Just the basics, quiet and comfortable. Great value, perfect for families, and pet-friendly too. Our kids loved the water slide! It’s FAST.– R (Read more reviews)
The Mountain Retreat Hotel is another good Squamish hotel option for families thanks to its large rooms, family suites, and indoor pool with a waterslide.
All of the rooms have air conditioning, mini-fridges, and coffee machines. They also have family suites with a separate bedroom and a kitchenette. And they offer pet-friendly rooms.
The hotel has a heated indoor pool with a waterslide as well as a hot tub. They also have a fitness centre. The Timberwolf Restaurant on the ground floor is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
The Mountain Retreat Hotel is located in the Squamish Industrial Park next to Highway 99. (Tip: Ask for a room on the quieter west side of the hotel.)
The location is not close to much besides Tim Horton’s. But, it’s down the block from Raincity Distillery, which makes great cocktails made with their house-made gin and vodka and also serves up great Chinese dumplings. And since Squamish isn’t big, it’s a 5-minute drive to downtown Squamish.
10. Hotel Squamish
Rating: 6.5/10 stars
Good stay, would go back, price very good for area and located in the town centre. Room was small but well equipped.– Stanley (Read more reviews)
Hotel Squamish is a great option if you’re on a budget. The 100-year-old building is one of the oldest in Squamish, but the rooms are renovated. It’s also upstairs from the nicest restaurant in Squamish, The Salted Vine.
All of the rooms have standard amenities like mini-fridges and coffee makers. There are several room types including a suite with a separate living area. They also have co-op laundry.
Hotel Squamish is located in downtown Squamish on Second Avenue, which is one block away from Cleveland Avenue, Squamish’s main drag. There is a liquor store downstairs along with The Salted Vine, my favourite restaurant in Squamish.
The location is very central – it’s a short walk to lots of restaurants and shops. Be sure to stop at Peak Provisions, a great deli with a lunch counter. I also recommend browsing at Gather Bookshop next to Peak Provisions.
AirBnbs and Vacation Rentals in Squamish
Squamish has a housing shortage, so the laws for Airbnbs are very strict. That means that there aren’t very many vacation rentals. Check the listing when you book to make sure they include a business licence number – that’s how you know it’s a legal rental.
However, you can still find a few gems on Airbnb and VRBO.
Beautiful Squamish Pet-Friendly Home: If you’re travelling with a group that includes dogs, this vacation rental in Brackendale gets great reviews. It also has a hot tub! Check rates and availability.
Comfortable Townhouse in the Heart of Downtown Squamish: Enjoy the comforts of a home for less than the price of a hotel room. This 1-bedroom townhouse even has its own backyard. Check rates and availability.
Camping in Squamish
Since it is close to both Vancouver and Whistler, Squamish is a popular place to camp. I’ve got details on 22 campgrounds around Squamish in my guide to camping in Squamish.
My top pick for camping in Squamish is Alice Lake Provincial Park just north of town. It has 96 sites near the shores of Alice Lake, which is a great temperature for swimming in the summer and has two beaches.
Squamish is a small town, but we still have lots of great lodging options. You can choose from the best hotels in Squamish, cabins, campgrounds, and vacation rentals.
I hope this list helped you find a place to stay in Squamish that works for your trip. If you need more advice, hit me up in the comments.
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