Coast Vancouver Airport Hotel
Did the job nicely
Stayed here for a couple of nights for the Vancouver Marathon. The room was decent and the view was not too bad. Price was pretty good considering the city was basically sold out for the Marathon and we booked pretty late. White Spot restaurant on site was good, location is pretty good and its fairly easy to find your way into the city and there are some shops and convenience stores not too far away
Great for overnight
Stayed here while overnighting between flights. It was clean quiet and comfortable, good value. The shuttle is great, runs on the half hour. Didn’t have much interaction with staff, check in and out was effortless. I was travelling with my small dog and did have to pay an additional $20.00, I was aware of this so it wasn’t a surprise.
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.