Coast Plaza Hotel & Suites
Even better with updated rooms
I have stayed at the Carmana Plaza hotel before and always enjoyed my stay. I gave it 4 out of 5 because nothing is perfect 4 1/2 would be more accurate.
When I arrived this time I was given an excellent 2 bedroom suite on the 24th floor with all new furniture, laminate floors, wall coverings and very large screen TV in the lounge area. There are also smaller flat screen TVs in both bedrooms. The only thing not updated was the kitchen appliances but as I almost never use them this is no issue for me.
Carmana Plaza is a suite type hotel, which was originally an apartment building so each suite has plenty of room and can easily accommodate 2 or 4 people.
The Hotel does not have an on site restaurant but within a few steps from the lobby are several restaurants and within blocks dozens of every type and cuisine. We usually just buy breakfast stuff at the market across the street and do our own breakfast in the room.
There is also excellent security and elevators will only go to your designated floor, Lobby or the parking garage. The staff is very friendly and helpful. And you can open the windows!
Good place to stay especially on a budget
We stayed here in May of 2014 and it was a good place to stay. Its located close to Skytrain and you are right downtown, as well as close to the beach. Some of the rooms are quite dated, but very large. In our particular suite, we had a bit of a kitchenette. We had a nice view of the north shore mountains as well.
I understand that some renovations where going on while we were there, so it could be very different now in the rooms.
The rooms where clean and we had no issues with the bedding or the floors.
The downside was the $20 or so we had to pay for parking, that kind of threw us for a loop.
We enjoyed our stay here and would stay again.
Valentines At The Coast!
I surprised my wife with a date night downtown on Valentines Day given this was our date night away from our newborn. The hotel availability and room price were very decent, and if you still use your legs as a mode of transportation, you will quickly find getting to food and fun is all within walking distance. When we arrived at the hotel we were greeted in a friendly manner and was given a complimentary upgrade on our room as well. The view was spectacular. Looking out at the ocean and across at the mountains was breathtaking. The rooms were nice and clean, and parking was decent for downtown rates. I would highly recommend the Coast Hotel for couples that are looking to have a great relaxing time. We will definitely come back again! Cheers.
- Anthony H
Nice hotel but dated
Staff was helpful. Rooms were OK but nothing to write home about. Parking is a steep twentyfive bucks, but it is good till 6 pm of next day. Receptionist didn’t push it on me though, and in fact provided some helpful tips on finding street parking. Comox is 1-way in front of hotel making it difficult to get to the lobby. The GPS led us astray many times before we stumbled on to it. Room had kind of a 70′s decor, furniture was old and dinged up. Carpet was old and ratty-looking. We found stale french fries hibernating under the edge of the bed. Bathroom had no venting so make sure to pack some air freshener. Views from the balcony were great. As someone else mentioned, it looked clear by the personal stuff on some balconies that people were living in portions of the building full-time. Location is excellent with walking access to the beach on English Bay. Lots of restaurants and coffee shops within walking distance.
Spacious, spectacular views
Reserved a Premium 2 bedroom suite. Checked in late and was nicely greeted with an upgrade without asking. Stayed on the 34th floor(35th floor held meeting rooms) and had wonderful view of West Vancouver and Sunset views. Walking distance from the beach, Stanley Park and west end of Robson St. Suite is very large and very accommodating for our family of 6. Would definitely consider staying here again!