Great Location, great view, not much else
I stayed at the Coast for 2 nights July 21 & 22. The hotel was booked because of the excellent location as it stands minutes from Stanley Park & the beach nearby. I was in room 1511. The view was spectacular with views of downtown Vancouver & the harbour.
I usually count on the users of this forum to post accurate, unbiased reviews of the places they have stayed at & here, although painful I will do the same. The decor was dated, I guess due to the property being older. For a hotel which charges in the high end of $200 to $300 per night for a standard room I expected a room more modern & not stuck in the 80s. There was a foul urine smell which exists in the washroom. Although not unbearable it did exist. I asked my travel companions in room 1510 if they encountered the same smell & they advised they did as well. I didn`t want to move to another room because it was only 2 nights & they were for sightseeing & touristy pursuits as opposed to trying to find the perfect room. Inside the room was a portable air conditioner that was so loud it was impossible to sleep while it was running. So my suggestion is to run it while you`re away & turn it off at night, or use ear plugs while you sleep. I did like the small coffee maker in the kitchen which had packets of Starbucks. Did not like that there were no room safe.
The elevators were small, more like phone booths but at least there were 6 elevators in the property.
A rather unfortunate thing happened in the underground parking lot that I observed. On our way to get the van for dinner this lady had her passenger side window smashed out & her belongings taken. Now I`m not blaming the hotel for this, to their credit they did post a security guard to patrol the lot but it just goes to show that no items should be in plain view in your vehicles. After that scenario we took everything out of the van no matter how cumbersome & took it to the room.
In terms of this 2 night stay, I chalked this up to a lesson learned. I will not be referring the Coast to anyone unless they modernize the hotel & start offering amenities one would find in a more modern property. In the future I would spend extra for a more newer hotel or get a better deal nearer to Richmond.
Good place to stay in the West End
This was a good place to stay even though it was quite a ways from the downtown core. The price was reasonable, the bed was comfortable and the neighbourhood was safe. I biked to the location and they let me keep the bike in my room.
Walking distance to Stanley Park
Terrific location on a quiet street and close to good restaurants on Denman and Robson St. Some rooms have a good view of English Bay. Nice pub and restaurant in the lobby. Staff are excellent. Variety of room accommodations..some with kitchenettes.
Excellent location and view
This was our second time at this hotel and we came back because of the location near English Bay and the perfect views from both balconies in the room. There are multiple restaurants nearby and grocery, pharmacy and liquor store all at the bottom of hotel. The staff are always friendly and rooms have been comfortable. We would love to come back here but the hotel is supposed to close next year and be converted to condos….we will definitely miss it!
We chosen this hotel because it was close to Stanley Park And right by English bay. I really loved being close to English bay and able to walk all the shops and the beach.
As for the hotel, I really disliked getting in or out the parking garage and getting luggage up and down. The parking is located on a one way side street, so you have to go on a side streets and one ways to even get in the grauge. And once your in to a park spot, you got these long narrow hallways to pack your things, plus kids, and a dog to even get to the lobby or your room. Hotel it’s self was better then okay but not great. It needs up dates. Rooms hallways need painting, better lighting, elevators where small, so some times you needed to wait 3 times to caught elevator cause they where full. Now the room where dated, bathroom was mob gray purple color, with matching towlet and tub. So all that could be fixed. But as for clean room you could tell they didn’t clean the bathroom floor, hair behind the door was black and lots of it, we are blondes and reds. The beds and sleep was great and clean, they came made beds, changed sheets, brought towels, the room was quiet and we slept well. But our room wasn’t ready at check in, we did dinner and came back, then they gave use a room. The conceeair was awsome, gave use lots idea and coupons where to vist with kids 7 and 8. So thank you for coupons and telling us about grandville island Sum it up, I’d stay there again, but I would like to try a different hotel next time first. It’s just ackward place and needs some love but it’s safe and people are nice and not bad at all.