Found this little gem via Expedia. I always try and book a hotel with free breakfast, as they provides the best value, and I was not disappointed . Ignore previous contributors who expect to stay in the Hilton, whilst only willing to pay Travel lodge prices. The hotel is fine, with very polite and knowledgeable staff. The public areas were fine, with good décor, previous contributors complained about tatty furniture and carpet, get a life, it was all very nice. Bedrooms were clean, warm, and well serviced. No, you are not looking out onto Vancouver bay, nor any other landmark, but remember this is a hotel for sleeping in, not part of the site seeing tour. Breakfast was plentiful, if not a little haphazard as people were always attacking the buffet area from both sides, causing a traffic jam in the middle, it does sort itself out though. Recycling is important at breakfast, to reduce washing up, and disposable/recyclable utensils and containers are used. Many previous contributors moaned about the local area, yes the journey to downtown Vancouver does go via the ‘Hastings’ district, which sadly holds Vancouver’s less fortunate. These are street dwellers, living out of shopping carts, and sleeping in doorways. There are hundreds of these unfortunates on route, they don’t trouble you, but emphasize that social issues are international. Vancouver is no different to any city around the world. As I said, they are no trouble, and it would be wrong if they were simply hidden away, canvass the Canadian government if you feel strong enough? We took busses everywhere, get a day pass for $9, this works on trains as well. Get them in advance for each day from stations and the information centres. You can pay on the bus, but coins only, no change given or notes taken, about $1.80 needed, busses stop directly outside the hotel, or the express bus stop, 100 yards away.
The only criticism we had was that the alarm went off at 5:45, and despite contacting reception, no explanation was given either at the time or after. I know the fire department attended, and no fire was detected, neither were we evacuated, which proves it was probably a oversensitive smoke alarm or false alarm. All in all, a very pleasant stay at a hotel that’s convenient via bus or taxi to downtown Vancouver. Taxi will cost no more than $40 from airport, confirm this before you get to hotel, as taxi drivers can rip you off easily, and probably do! Good luck, enjoy your stay.
Atrium Inn Vancouver
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Located in East Vancouver across the street from the PNE, Hastings Racetrack, Casino and Pacific Coliseum.
The hotel offers a complimentary hot breakfast buffet, parking and downtown shuttle service (advance notice required). Additional amenities include a pub/restaurant and a fitness room, as well as a business centre and meeting space.
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Atrium Inn Vancouver
2889 East Hastings Street,