Published on May 24th, 2008 | by gareth0
Steveston Hotel in Richmond B.C.
Often when I travel, it is a mixture of business and pleasure so when I find a true pleasure, it is always a refreshing perk of my job. One place is the Steveston Hotel in Steveston B.C. near Richmond. B.C. in the quaint and scenic locale.
The hotel was established in 1895, and has a very rich and colorful history, thanks in part to it’s popularity with the fishing community and the nearby cannery which is now a tourist attraction.
Our first night in the hotel was restful as we picked up dinner from the Buck and Ear pub which not only offered live music, but great food. We arrived later in the evening so we had to limit our selection to appetizers but were more than happy with our selection. The Pub was packed on Friday night and also very popular on Saturday night, making it clearly a place not to miss.
The hotel had a liquor store in the lobby as well as a kitchen that was open for traditional breakfasts and other meals and offered a great menu of options at a very reasonable price. The rooms were small but comfy, and the hotel does have larger and more elaborate rooms available. Our room features two beds, and a television as well as a nice bathroom and closet as well as drawers. The hotel did not have a lot of bells and whistles like Hair Dryers, microwaves, Wifi, and such but what they offered was a great price on a very nice and comfy room, a great staff, and easy access, to the local attraction.
The local area was amazing, as small shops, restaurants, galleries, and more comprised the town, and we were easily able to walk up and down the main and side streets to see all that this charming town had to offer. We had lunch at Daves which is known for amazing fish and chips and did not disappoint. We also found a real treasure in an authentic British goods store, as my mother and I were so happy to be able to buy British goods that were not limited to candy and chips, and were able to sample their fine selection of meat pies as well.
As we continued our day, we stopped along the water where local fishermen sold their catches directly from their boats and marveled at the variety of goods that were sold. We also find a nice thrift shop that had some great deals.
We ventured into Richmond when the sun went down, and did some shopping at one of the local malls before returning to our hotel, along the way we went to a new discovery of a Mexican restaurant named The Little Mexico Cantina. Though the restaurant is small and they were expecting a large party to arrive soon, the staff and food was great and the décor was festive. The food was done in the authentic Mexican style and not the Tex-Mex style that is popular at many restaurants. The amazingly fresh taste of the food has to be sampled to be believed. There were no soggy vegetables, but very crisp, fresh toppings, to go with amazingly good meat and salsa. I highly suggest the Margaritas as well. (www.littlemexicocantina.com)
After a full day we relaxed on the couch and watched television before settling in for the evening.
The room also included free local calls and cable . Simply put, this was one of the most enjoyable stays I have ever had and was topped off by a great to go Hot Chocolate and coffee in the morning as we had to get back to Seattle for a meeting. I wished I could have stayed longer but my wife and I agreed we would be back to visit this lovely locale soon.
Please visit them online at http://www.stevestonhotel.com/home.htm