View is the only good thing
This hotel hasn’t ever been renovated and it desperately needs it. I felt like we were in a 1970′s time warp, it was frightening. The rooms were spacious and the beds were comfortable, but that’s it. The view is the only good thing, seriously. I would never stay here again because there are other options.
no tips needed,great location for resterants shopping,and of couse english.We watched the fireworks from our balcany,view was awsome.The front end staff extremely friendly and helpfull.Having a mini mall on bottem floor,ever so helpfull.Family friendly.
- Wendy W
Smelly and Outdated!
The location of this hotel couldn’t be any better if you’re looking to stay near Stanley Park and English Bay. (It’s located within a 2 minute walk of English Bay and about 20 minutes to Stanley Park.). We stayed on the 25th floor which had magnificent views of both. Honestly the views were outstanding.The hotel is also within walking distance to Robson Street and The Pacific Mall.
Unfortunately that’s where the positive reviews end. The interior of the hotel is dated from the 1970′s and it doesn’t seem that much was ever changed besides the odd piece of furniture since then. The hotel smells of stale cigarettes left over from the era when smoking was allowed in hotels. Everything had an odd smell, sheets, towels and eventually our close. It would help immensely if the hotel at least replaced the carpet and curtains throughout the premises.
I loved the view from our room and the location but I would definitely not go back.
Get this hotel for the location
This hotel is best for the location and views. Yes like other reviews they are right the rooms need up dating. But anything modern will not go with the neighborhood, so it kind of flows. Don’t be afraid to stay here before October though, the staff is super nice, and consider it cool staying here before it closes to become condos. Everything great in this area of Vancouver is right near here. There is a grocery store right below the hotel, which is nice when traveling with family and these suites have kitchens. You can walk to Stanley Park, rent bikes, and so close to the beach. Next time I am in Vancouver I will stay in this area, too bad this hotel will no longer be here, maybe some people will Airbnb their condos, and have them updated. If you don’t stay in this hotel, stay nearby there was a Best Western nearby that looked great. There are also wonderful places for breakfast around this hotel. Look up waffle places around, just great for breakfast, get to these at opening time. Don’t bother eating at the hotel, so many wonderful places to eat outside of the hotel. Get the highest floor you possibly can, to get a nice view, you can’ t beat the views here, all pictures from inside the room looking out almost look fake with the mountains in the back.
Luxury hotel at modest price
What a deal! Great location off main drag in West End, just blocks from English Bay. Spacious, clean rooms, helpful staff, wonderful mattresses. Great concierge. Many good restaurants within a few blocks