Coast Vancouver Airport Hotel
Good stop over
We stopped over for one night.
Free shuttle runs every 1/2 hour during day. Operates 24 hours/day, so good for late arrivals or early departures. Remember, “Tipping” is not a country in China!
Food is available at White Spot next door, but does not open until 6:30am.
Wifi was good.
Accommodation clean and comfortable.
Good for Stop-Over
We use this property for a relatively inexpensive stop-over hotel when we fly in/out of YVR. We usually get their park-and-stay package so we get a room for a night, plus parking for the week or two we’re away. Area around the hotel is not great, and there isn’t much to do. I recommend eating before you get there so that once you’ve parked you don’t have to go out again. They do have a Whitespot there, but we’ve never eaten there before. Hotel is in very worn, but ok condition. I think they are trying to redevelop the property, so I don’t think they are spending money on upgrades. Last spring we stayed they had a redevelopment permit sign on one side of the building. That sign is gone now, so not sure if they got their approval, or gave up. Either way, this hotel is adequate for a quick stopover. Shuttle service has always been very good.
Very Reasonable Hotel close to the airport and Worth the Money
We just needed something close to the airport for a one night stay and this surely fit the bill. It does have a shuttle service, the room was nice and clean and for what we paid good value for money. The staff were friendly and helpful. Didn’t use any services other than the free internet which was in the room and very good. We were just staying one night before travelling over to Vancouver Island the following day as we were too late to catch a flight or ferry. Would recommend the hotel for this. Also reading other reviews, I’m pretty happy that there aren’t lots of dogs staying.
- Angie H
Second Time Staying
I have stayed previously with no issues (other than slow/sketchy wi-fi, which was not the case this time) and I chose it again because of the reasonable rates and the fact that their shuttle goes to the South Terminal (unlike a number of other YVR hotels). However I didn’t realize that *pick ups* from the South Terminal were on an on call basis. The shuttle driver was quite new and apologized profusely for the indirect route we took to the hotel, but this wasn’t an issue for me – not only was I not in a hurry, but I appreciate that we’ve all been new at something!
My tub drain tended to gurgle when I flushed the toilet or my neighbour showered. Another mild annoyance was the elevator doors’ speed. They are *very* slow to close, taking several seconds even after hitting the ‘close door’ button. Probably not a big deal unless you’re coming and going a lot and/or are in a hurry with luggage that won’t let you use the stairs.
I was a little confused about their ecoast (environmental) program. I left my towels on the rack to be reused but it seems they were replaced because all the towels appeared folded and hung exactly as they had when I first checked in. As well, the ecoast sign in the bathroom says they use “large volume bottles” for their amenities but both times I’ve stayed there there has only been the traditional mini bottles.
My biggest concern was that the front desk clerk verbalized my room number when I checked in and when I misplaced my room key. As a single female traveller who observed another person in the lobby, this made me feel uncomfortable in terms of my safety and in the moment I was caught off guard and wasn’t comfortable addressing the issue. I previously worked at the front desk of a hotel and for safety reasons we would never say room numbers out loud and instead would point to the room number on the key card holder. Perhaps this is something to consider for the safety of all guests.
Pet policy $$$
This may not count as an actual review as I decided not to overnight here based on the pet fees. I am glad I called to confirm pets policy before booking a non refundable room.
The charge is $20.00 per pet per night. The person I spoke with did not seem to offer any flexibility in price for me traveling with 3 tiny dogs and I asked why it should cost more to shut down and clean a room with under 30 lbs of dog total than it would for a 75 lb single dog? The room cleaning is the same.
I travel a great deal with dogs. I rarely pay for more than one dog/night and I have no problem with a deposit for any extra work that may be required. Of course the hotel is free to charge as it wishes, but in mind these high fees are actually to deter pets and not welcome them so it is not ‘really” a pet friendly hotel.