I'm traveling to Vancouver in March for a conference, and will be arriving about 1am local time on a Wednesday night (early Thursday morning). A friend and I are sharing a room on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights, but I don't have accommodations for that first night.
Basically, I'm looking for an inexpensive, close-to-Vancouver-International-Airport place to crash for 8 or 9 hours, before I have to find my way to the hotel in the morning. I'd love to find someplace cheap but clean(ish), with few frills: all I need is a bed and a shower, really. Chain hotels/motels are perfectly fine. Any recommendations?
Bonus points if you know of a place that is not only close to the airport, but from which it is easy to get to the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre
, which is where the conference is taking place. (I know nothing of the geography of the city.)
I've looked at the other Vancouver-related AskMe threads, but none seems to directly address this rather specific question. Any suggestions are most welcome - thanks!