Coast Vancouver Airport Hotel
Read this first if you are planning to book a room at this hotel in this month
I just came back from Vancouver yesterday and I stayed in this hotel for a few days. There is a major construction next to the hotel. See the photos I took from my room. They are opening the ground and putting in the sewer pipes. Luckily I left early in the morning with the tour and came back around 7pm each day so I missed most of the noise of the construction. But one day I slept late till 8am and was woken by the hammering. If you are planning to book a room there, this is something to be considered.
On with the review:
I have mixed feelings about this hotel. This hotel is surrounded by at least two major highways and a few auto repair shops. You will have to walk a few blocks to stores and restaurants. There is a restaurant at the hotel called Whitespot and I had breakfast there. The breakfast was good and I liked it.
The room was okay. The bed was comfortable. The carpet could use an upgrade or cleaning. There was no refrigerator, no safe, no microwave, no iron, and ironing board. There is a desk, a TV, a coffee machine, and a hair dryer. There is bath tub in the bathroom and the water pressure is good. The AC works well but wifi in the room is poor. If you need to have a good connection, you have to go downstairs in the little lobby area.
The hotel is about 10 minutes from the airport and the bus depot is only a few minutes away. If you want to go downtown Vancouver, you can just walk across the street and take the number 10 bus and it goes straight through Granville Street. The bus is 2.75 Can. dollars and you can get change from the front desk of the hotel. I heard the Skytrain is close by the hotel but I never took it. There is a hotel shuttle to and from the airport.
My first night at the hotel the toilet made noise all night so I told the front desk. It was fixed the next day. It was noisy during the day at the hotel but you can get a goodnight sleep there. It is a little step up from the no frill hotels. It charged about 100 US dollars per night, but considered how expensive Vancouver is I thought it was okay.
This hotel has old smelly rooms and zero security in the parking area or lobby. Anyone can walk in to the hotel and access the elevator. There are drug addicts roaming the parking area looking to break into vehicles and staff does not even kick them off the premises. terrible place overall never stay there again.
VERY AFFORTABLE HOTEL NEAR AIRPORT
We stayed at this hotel the night before a Princess Cruise to Alaska. We found it served all our needs just fine. It was priced under $100.00 and for Vancouver we felt that was pretty good. They have a free shuttle from the airport. We flew in rather late so that was nice, although they need to be called. The hotel is rather dated, but still comfortable and clean. Breakfast is served at a restaurant, the White Spot, which is on site. We felt the food was good but a little expensive, but the service was good. They open early. Princess will pick you up there for the trip to the cruise ship, but not the day before the cruise. We had friends pick us up and take us to the port, so didn’t need any other shuttle.
Good Service, Old Building Complex
I am constantly surprised at how much hotels cost in Canada, and how little value you get for your money.
The folks at Coast Vancouver Hotel were warm and welcoming. My room was clean. They checked me in quickly, and helped me upstairs with my bags. The shuttle service from the airport was fairly quick.
On the negative side, for $110+ per night, the building is old and run down. The hotel itself doesn’t look anything like what’s featured on Agoda. I would likely stay here again because of its proximity to the airport, but ti’s nothing special. There aren’t really any amenities in the area, other than the White Spot Restaurant next door.
We stayed here due to proximity to Shaunessey Golf Course. Fair price. Pub good. White Spot good. Open at 6:30 am. Room ok but air conditioning very old. Way too hot as cool air blowed up behind the curtain. . Quiet place despite construction in next lot.