I think part of the discontent some reviewers had is due to the fact that a lot of the photos make the hotel look a lot nicer than it really is. I have a Coast hotel in my city as well, and was kind of expecting something like a 4 star hotel. But this is more like a Best Western/Holiday Inn. Yanno, a bit better than a motel but only by a little bit.
Everything was clean, but the bathroom definitely looked more like a motel bathroom and just needed an upgrade. There was The Weakest Hairdryer In The World, so I’m glad I didn’t wash my hair at night there!! There’s a flatscreen TV, a mini fridge (no free bottled water or anything if you’re wondering), and the king sized bed was nice, but there were only two so-so pillows and a blanket/sheets that seemed more fitting for a queen. None of these are really “dealbreakers” but details you expect a “nicer” hotel to have pat down.
Airport shuttle – look for the public transportation/shuttles departure exit at YVR Airport, and there are free courtesy phones there to call the hotel. Hotel shuttles are supposed to come and go regularly but another hotel shuttle guy advised me to call just incase! You’ll be looking for a big white van. The gentleman that drove it was quite pleasant. The hotel’s less than 10 min away and also close to Night Market. 🙂
Parking – $12+tax per night, bad value especially since the lot isn’t even secure, this is not downtown, and the covered parking actually feels a bit unsafe because anyone can just stroll in. I’m not saying it actually IS unsafe, given the area pretty much is very quiet, but yeah… good news is, free street parking is ample and near-by. At the hotel, you can buy the parking pass at any time (I did post-check in as I didn’t arrive with a car, my friend did later on), so look around and see if you’re comfortable with street parking, then decide if you want to get paid parking.
I think that’s all you really need to know about this hotel. It’s definitely simple; you won’t be blown away or sorely disappointed.
Coast Vancouver Airport Hotel
Coast Vancouver Airport Hotel is Located five minutes from the Vancouver Airport and a 15 minute drive to downtown Vancouver, the Coast Hotel is situated on SW Marine Drive bordering Richmond and Vancouver.
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