Came for a concert. Have to pay 200 dollar deposit which I didn’t expect and 25 for parking. The doors in the rooms don’t have door stops, on the first floor at least. So you hear slamming doors all night and morning. Can be annoying. Room was nice with a nice view tho. Pretty clean too. Really close to everything you need in a hotel as well.
The location is in the center of Granville Street, the entertainment district. The hotel was clean and nice. Parking is an issue. I checked in at 6:00pm on Friday and the hotel lot was full. I had to pay a lot of money to park in the next lot. However, I was able to park in the hotel lot the next evening for a $25 fee. The room was extremely small but clean and the bed was comfortable. The bathroom was surprisingly large. Do not expect to get much sleep at night, especially on the weekends. The Irish bar below the hotel was very busy and loud. However, the food was very good and we did spend a lot of time there. Breakfast was included in our hotel package and was served buffet style at the pub. It was pretty good.
Our room was very small, could barely open up 2 suitcases in the space. Luckily we were only here for 2 nights, don’t think I could have handled more. Though they had been updated and the bathroom looked modern with nicer facilities.
And yes as other reviews have said it is LOUD! Literally blasting and pounding the room. There is a night club next door, it kept me awake all the first night. Second night was not so bad (both weeknights). Won’t stay here again…
Location is good for the Granville side of town. We walked down over the bridge and onto Granville Island. But for other parts of the city like Stanley Park, Canada Place it is a long way away. We didn’t enjoy the location so we’ll stay somewhere else next time.
Great value for hotel within the city! Had a quiet experience within a nicely appointed room. Views from our 3rd floor room of the city. Across the street, kitty corner, is a Tim Horton’s Doughnut shop! Yummy! For those of you unfamiliar with this brand, it is a must try when in Canada! Plenty of food establishments, corporate and independent, within walking distance. Close to different stations to access the Skytrain, a wonderful way to get around the city without using a car. Absolutely no need for a car in Vancouver as most everything can be accessed by Skytrain or the transit bus system. Hint: visit Granville Island when in Vancouver. Clam chowder in the market can’t be beat!!!!
The hotel is situated in the middle of downtown, so ideal to explore the city. The room is pretty spacious and so is the bathroom. The beds are very soft. The complementary breakfast was good. The staff was very friendly. The hotel charged CAN$ 25 per night for the car, parking directly around the corner would cost only CAN$ 13 per day.
The hotel is perfectly located in downtown in a busy and lively area .
From my last visit 2 years ago there’s an increase in the number of homeless on the street above the hotel. Rooms spacious and clean. Maintenance medium. Front desk staff very helpful and friendly. All in all a very good staying in this hotel.
Lovely staff, clean comfortable rooms.
Huge jet tub.
Second floor so outside ground noise was a little disruptive. Great location. Walked around area was very safe.
Very few indicators of homeless or criminal activity.
Adjoining pub had great food for lunch or dinner.
Breakfast provided was enough to fill you up for hours
We stayed here for 3 nights at the end of our holiday and chose this hotel because of its Downtown location. We were not disappointed as the hotel is ideally located for visiting many things. For example, walking distance of art gallery, bus stops, eateries, the Vancouver Lookout, shopping and sky train to airport.
A downside is that the hotel has steps up to reception; when we arrived the bell hop immediately rushed down to help with bags, but be aware that he cannot be on duty every minute of the day.
We received a very warm welcome at reception and were informed that we’d been allocated a complimentary upgrade. We’d reserved a standard queen with included breakfast, but had been ‘upgraded’ to a queen with jacuzzi bath.
The bath tub was indeed a good size, but the room was small and we found it rather cramped for a 3-night stay. Finding space to store 2 large travel bags was a challenge.
The room was clean and though there was some traffic noise it did not prevent a good night’s sleep. In the early hours of Saturday morning there were some noisy revellers in the street and whilst the noise levels weren’t unbearable, a higher floor would be quieter; we were on the second floor.
The hot breakfast offers a very good selection of hot and cold food, but for us oldies, sitting on high stools in the hotel’s integral pub (where breakfast was served) was somewhat uncomfortable. Sadly there were not enough low level tables to seat everyone.
Coffee and iced water was always available in reception, in addition to coffee in the rooms. All staff at this hotel were cheerful and helpful.
The hotel is only a few minutes walk from the restaurants on Mainland Street, Yaletown which has a selection of fun and trendy restaurants. I can highly recommend Bistro Sakana for delicous Japanese food.
I have rated this hotel Very Good rather than Excellent owing to the small size of our room and the staircase we climbed to enter the hotel.
It was relatively expensive to stay here in a small room, but given its location I feel that it was good value for money.
Having never been to Vancouver we weren’t sure what to expect but this hotel was great. The staff were great, the room was lovely and very clean. Nice touch on accessing the elevator. It was within walking distance of so much. Also a Hop On- Hop Off bus stop nearby to get you anywhere else in the city you would like to go. And you could buy the ticket at the front desk. Front desk was very knowledgeable about amenities in the area (post office, drug store)Would use this hotel again.
Just one night in between tours but pleasantly surprised. Clean & tidy rooms, friendly & helpful staff, free WiFi, free drink at local bar, discount on dinner at local bar & complimentary breakfast. Very helpful with late checkout. Being central CBD, it was a bit noisy overnight (emergency services only) but otherwise reasonable location. Close to our car hire drop off.
This is an ideal location if you’re planning to spend time in Vancouver’s entertainment district. I chose it because it’s a two-minute walk from the Vogue Theatre, where we were going to a show. The Orpheum Theatre and Commodore Ballroom are also very close, as is Vancouver City Centre Skytrain station, on the Canada Line. (A day pass on the public transit system, which you can buy from a vending machine at any Skytrain station, saves both time and money if you’re visiting various parts of the city.)
Given that the hotel is at the corner of busy Granville and Nelson streets, I was a bit worried about possible traffic noise, but that wasn’t an issue at all. I asked for a quiet room and was given one on the 5th (top) floor at the back of the building, nowhere near traffic. It overlooked the side of a backpacker’s hostel and, beyond that, a single room occupancy hotel. I wondered if either of these would turn noisy at night, but again, absolute silence. Though quite small, the room had everything we needed — a very comfortable king bed with quality linens, light-blocking drapes, a tub as well as a shower, a small bar fridge and a laptop-size safe. The safe was actually missing two of its three batteries — do guests swipe them for their own use? — but I’m sure the front desk could have sent up replacements if we’d needed to use the safe.
One bonus the hotel doesn’t mention on its website is that it gives two wine coupons per person for use at the Belmont bar below the hotel, so we were able to enjoy a leisurely drink and tasty appy before heading to the theatre. The bar was fairly quiet around 6 p.m., but I imagine it fills up later, as it has live music. The hotel also offers a hot buffet breakfast for $10 per person at Doolin’s Irish Pub, which you enter from the lobby. And you get a 20% discount at both Doolin’s and the Belmont (on food; maybe not on drinks). If you need to buy eats or drinks nearby, Nester’s supermarket is just around the corner (Seymour at Nelson), and a bit further down that block, on Seymour, is Viti craft beer and wine store. It really is craft beer, local and from around the world, plus a good selection of wines. Both stores are open late.
There are lots of places to eat just steps from the hotel, mostly casual and inexpensive. We had a quick and delicious dinner at Crave India and a tasty brunch at Speakeasy, both on Granville Street and just steps from the hotel.
If you’re looking for some green space, walk up Nelson Street a block or two to Nelson Park. It’s a small urban park with heritage houses along one side that have been preserved, restored and turned into the tranquil Mole Hill housing community. Its pretty neighbourhood pedestrian area includes vegetable gardens and a little stream.
wish I would have got the name of the girls on shift that day…but talk about dream team! Adorable, funny and were so great to me. I was very jet lagged and in Vancouver for the day/night to have my birthday dinner with friends before heading back north. Allowed me to check my bags early, brought to the room for me and then some! Would return not only for the value and location… But defenatley for the staff! The gentleman next morning was also personable and helpful!
Stayed here twice, once just my Husband and daughter and I, and the second time as a group of 12. This hotel is situated with easy walking distance to the Rogers arena, Downton, Sky train. The rooms are furnished very amply and are very clean and well maintained. The reception staff are fantastic, nothing is too much trouble, from getting taxi’s to helping with luggage and ideas of what to do and where to go. I would most certainly stay here again.