Coast Vancouver Airport Hotel
Really average, good location.
I think part of the discontent some reviewers had is due to the fact that a lot of the photos make the hotel look a lot nicer than it really is. I have a Coast hotel in my city as well, and was kind of expecting something like a 4 star hotel. But this is more like a Best Western/Holiday Inn. Yanno, a bit better than a motel but only by a little bit.
Everything was clean, but the bathroom definitely looked more like a motel bathroom and just needed an upgrade. There was The Weakest Hairdryer In The World, so I’m glad I didn’t wash my hair at night there!! There’s a flatscreen TV, a mini fridge (no free bottled water or anything if you’re wondering), and the king sized bed was nice, but there were only two so-so pillows and a blanket/sheets that seemed more fitting for a queen. None of these are really “dealbreakers” but details you expect a “nicer” hotel to have pat down.
Airport shuttle – look for the public transportation/shuttles departure exit at YVR Airport, and there are free courtesy phones there to call the hotel. Hotel shuttles are supposed to come and go regularly but another hotel shuttle guy advised me to call just incase! You’ll be looking for a big white van. The gentleman that drove it was quite pleasant. The hotel’s less than 10 min away and also close to Night Market.
Parking – $12+tax per night, bad value especially since the lot isn’t even secure, this is not downtown, and the covered parking actually feels a bit unsafe because anyone can just stroll in. I’m not saying it actually IS unsafe, given the area pretty much is very quiet, but yeah… good news is, free street parking is ample and near-by. At the hotel, you can buy the parking pass at any time (I did post-check in as I didn’t arrive with a car, my friend did later on), so look around and see if you’re comfortable with street parking, then decide if you want to get paid parking.
I think that’s all you really need to know about this hotel. It’s definitely simple; you won’t be blown away or sorely disappointed.
It's a good, budget choice.
We were storm stayed for an extra night in Vancouver and looked for a budget option near the airport. We opted for the Coast Hotel and it was a decent choice. The Coast hotel has its own shuttle which took us straight to the hotel and back to the airport the next day. The staff were unfailingly polite and helpful. The room, which was a dated room with efforts made to update it, was spotlessly clean with a decent bed. The bathroom was very clean – the only down side was a (very!) noisy bathroom fan.
I’ve stayed in budget hotels where I didn’t want to use the bedding, let alone set anything on the floor. This place was clean efficient and reasonably priced. The bus to downtown is right across the street and there is a restaurant and pub attached to the premises. A fine choice for the storm-stayed traveler.
Good hotel to use if your flying out the next day. Stayed here many times and every time the service is good. The rooms and average… nothing too special about them but the view was good. Parking lot is confusing though but all in all it’s good for an early flight the next day.
Stopover before cruise
We stayed the night before going on a cruise and used their “stopover” rate which includes 14 days of parking. For the price, the hotel is a very good value, and getting the parking, plus shuttles to the airport worked out great for us. From the airport we took the Skytrain to Canada Place for our cruise. Room was clean and bed was very comfortable. I would definitely recommend this hotel if you going on a trip or cruise because of the stopover rate.
- Kelly W
A reasonable airport hotel
It was pretty much what you’d expect from an airport hotel – anonymous, but perfectly acceptable. Room clean and quiet, beds good Staff rather off hand. The shuttle bus ran to time. We didn’t try the restaurant.