Coast Vancouver Airport Hotel
A Tired, Dirty, Unfriendly Old Place...
My husband, 2 children and my mother booked a night’s stay at the Coast Vancouver Airport Hotel expecting nothing fancy as we were just looking to rest our heads close to the airport for a night before departing to Disneyland. We bought 2 rooms; 1 with 2 queen beds and 1 with a king bed. Upon check-in we found the front desk clerk to be less than welcoming. No smile, barely any eye contact. Not a deal breaker by any means so I booked our rooms for a 1 night stay upon our return from Disneyland. I was leaving my vehicle there anyways as the parking prices were really decent.
When we entered the room with two queens we saw dirty light switches and walls which prompted us to take out the alcohol wipes. To be fair, we always travel with them, not because we’re clean freaks, but because tv remotes, light switches, door handles and hotel phones aren’t always wiped clean. Just a precaution that makes us feel a little better . Anyways, this room was in need of a good spring clean. The queen beds looked more like doubles. I wish I would I would have had a tape measure (and a black light!). My son wanted a bath which I refused him because when I looked in the tub, there were hairs in it .
The king room was more like a queen bed. It was a very small room with an older model tv, same filth as the the aforementioned room. Mildew around the caulk on the tub. Two 4×6 pieces of stationary, one having already been written on (it said “for New Years” in someone’s hand writing lol) Very disappointing. Kind of enjoyed the entertainment provided by the feuding couple beneath us though around midnight.
When we arrived back from Disneyland, we were to.d we didn’t have a reservation…not impressed at midnight after 6 busy, long and hot days at amusement parks. We had no choice but to take their only available room (apparently) which was a suite. Well, let me say this…not so sweet! This king bed looked like a proper king bed. The pull out couch was broken, the room was freezing cold and very dated. I didn’t notice the filth but that could also have been because I was utterly exhausted. Probably fell asleep around 1a.m. And here’s the best part…..FIRE DRILL AT 6:30 SUNDAY MORNING!!!!! Are u kidding me? So, we decided to just get our stuff and go. Free coffee in the lobby but no lids for the cups. Thanks but no thanks Coast Vancouver Airport Hotel. We will never spend another cent in this place. Oh, and as for Hudson’s Landing Pub, the pub attached to this hotel, check out the review I gave them. Short version for ya, find ANYWHERE ELSE.
Safe travels all
- keri l
Pay a little extra and get a king size suite
We have stayed at the Coast Vancouver Airport a number of times because of its location and price.
The hotel is tired and in need of upgrading but for Vancouver, it’s good value. And the hotel employees are all very friendly and helpful. If you’re a White Spot fan, there’s one in this hotel.
The “regular” rooms aren’t much to write home about but the last time we were there, we stayed in a King Size Suite, which, for $35 more than a standard queen size room, was a great deal. The suite had a kitchenette, dining room table and chairs, living room area, separate bedroom and big bathroom with a shower and large jacuzzi tub.
The furnishings and decor were very dated but the suite was really spacious.
Slowly going downhill
We have religiously stayed at the coast for our famuky vacatuons. We drive down and stay and take advantage of heir free parking with one night stay. We have seen each year more and more corners cut. This year was so many issues we could not overlook. From losing out reservation on check in to the shuttle that runs every half hour in the hour being 35 minutes late which is a long time to wait at 4:30am. The fire alarm going off from midnight to 2am with no staff informing us what was going in. Short circuit from kitchen had been happening all week. And icing on the cake today was us calling for a shuttle to be told it would be 15 minutes. We waited inside with two toddlers in freezing cold weather asleep. We went out after ten minutes. Waited twenty minutes. Called again and were told we were not waiting in the right spot so the driver left. But we were in the exact spot we needed to be but the driver arrivd and departed early. Then I called again to be told we had to wait another twenty minutes. The staff were rude and accusing. We’ve used this hotel 15 times and today was our last straw.
Adequate Budget Airport Hotel
Hotel was booked as a cheap stop over near to the hotel.
It was clean, secure and what you’d expect for the price.
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Comfortable Beds! Great for proximity to Airport!
We did a park, stay and fly here before and after our trip. The neighbourhood is not overly desirable, but the rooms are clean, bed is comfortable and it is very cost effective. Shuttle was overloaded in the morning (4am) and then coming back we waited over 30 min for shuttle at 130am — with 2 kids under the age of 4. That was a bit of a challenge. When arrived at hotel, there was a line out the door of people checking in. Apparently flight delays due to fog had made shuttle and hotel much busier than expected. Thankfully – the check-in person called out for anyone with existing reservations to come forward so we didn’t have to wait too long in that line. Our car was safe and sound and again, very comfortable sleep. Of note – no continental breakfast. Would definitely stay again.