Atmosphere, location, amenities! Couldn't really ask for more!
This was my first time back to Van since I was a child (30+ years), and while I was not sure what to expect, I was pleasantly surprised. The hotel has character and has its charm. While it wants to be modern, it has too many old world charms everywhere throughout the hotel. We were on the 34th floor, and with my height issues, I didn’t much enjoy our balcony…..lol. The room was nice and the service was stellar. I wasn’t blown away by the small room service menu, and if you have a dairy allergy like me, they offer no alternatives to substitute. I suppose the plus side to,this situation is that there is a Dollarama right next door to the hotel room, as is a drug store, and there is a fresh fruit market near the hotel as well. Our room had a coffee maker, microwave and small fridge. .As long as you have good walking shoes, there is very little need for a cab. We took the sky train to and from the airport. Pack an umbrella! There are good restaurants nearby, and the cupcake shop is to die for! The atmosphere and street in front of the hotel is very laid back and chill. It’s a well established, family friendly neighbourhood, with plenty of dogs and kids about. People were generally friendly. I think this location is great if you just want to chill out and distress without the hustle of the world. There is a main vein (street) out and down the way, but you’d never really know it.
- alana h
Close to many amenities – restaurants, and the ocean. Friendly and safe neighbourhood. But the staff – they make the hotel stay special, they are friendly, knowledgeable, and accommodating. Check in was very fast, even with a brand new trainee. The concierge is always helpful.
I was very unimpressed with this hotel. I travel for work and I booked this trip on points. I always stay at coast hotels and I am a platinum member. I booked a room and was supposed to get upgraded instead I was charged more points for the upgrade. Another disappointment was when my vehicle was broken into 20 minutes after check in. I thought the underground Parkin was secured and to my misfortune it wasn’t. Overall I wouldn’t stay at this hotel ever again.
home Away From Home
The Coast Plaza is an older hotel, but it’s rooms are clean, comfortable and secure. The views are amazing. The staff in all areas make it a home away from home for me in Vancouver as I travel for my work. They are courteous, friendly and go out of their way to be helpful. The surrounding village has nice shops and restaurants and the beach is close by. The hotel restaurant offers a great menu and is a quiet place to meet for a relaxing or a business meal. All in all the hotel gives terrific value.
Love the Location - But Tired Hotel
Thoroughly enjoyed my stay here. Bought it on Hotwire for a decent price and found the location wonderful for many great restaurants, close to English Bay and Stanley Park. But for the public transit folks, it’s a long way to Skytrain stations. Here for just 1 night. Hotel is getting tired looking though inside and out. No issues other than time for a facelift. I will stay again at the right price.