Everyone raves about the new hotels near the cruise ship dock. They are expensive and do not have the high views and great location that this has. The Empire Landmark is a concrete hotel but when built would have been the best hotel with its revolving restaurant and great views. It used to be a Sheraton but presumably they have moved on to a more modern glass structure. If you book a high room and go up in quality you are still paying less than some of the newer hotels for good quality It is now owned by the Shanghai Corporation and we found booking direct the service was great and during our stay staff were polite and helpful. The rooms are a little dated in style so if you are looking for a luxurious romantic break then maybe this isn’t for you. We found the mattresses hard the first night but two mattress toppers were provided the next day. The hotel is on Rabson street which is brilliant for shopping and restaurants but if you want a good night’s sleep pay for a high room overlooking the residential area at the back.
When planning our trip to Canada for our Grandson’s 1st Birthday I had in mind the return flight to Sydney, Australia which unfortunately leaves Vancouver just before midnight. We arrived in Montreal around Midday the Friday before our flight home. Being experienced with late night departures before, I decided to book 2 nights accommodation even though we would book out at about 8.30pm. The Landmark seemed to fit the bill because it offered views of most of Vancouver. All went to plan until we were booking in and informed we were a day late. A bit of quick work by the Desk and we were given a room on the 21st floor with views out to the sea and over to Stanley Park. This room worked out cheaper than the room we were originally booked into and for what was was suited our needs and was in walking distance of the Dock area, Stanley Park and English Beach. On the negative side the hotel as a whole was a little tired and a little tender loving care would not go astray. However, the morning we had the Buffett Breakfast, it must have been a really bad day in the kitchen, because our breakfast was simply terrible. It was certainly not worth the $20.00 per head that was charged. I found the breakfast standard surprising because we ate dinner there the previous evening and our meals, then, could not be faulted. The staff of the hotel were very helpful and a asset and it’s views over Vancouver are magnificent.
This hotel was in a better shape when Sheraton owned it (long time ago). But the new owner has done nothing to keep in shape. Things are old and worn out. The only thing that still stands out is the view to English Bay.
Not every room comes with a free WiFi. However, there’s free WiFi at the lobby.
We checked in earlier than the room was going to be ready but were able to leave our bags with the concierge. After coming back from a hectic afternoon we had a quick refresh before heading out again for dinner. I spent a while just looking out from the balcony at the views (photos attached). The rooms were clean and tidy although a bit cramped but well priced what what we wanted.
We didn’t use any of the hotels facilities as we were up and out 6.30 the following morning. Good value for money and well positioned for shops and sights.
Hotel is from the 70’s judging by interior materials, it is clean but room walls and bathrooms clearly show signs of age and are a bit motel-ish. Bed and linens were at least updated to this decade and were comfy and clean. View is fantastic, for $87 I doubt you can get a better view while staying in the city. I was on the 37th floor facing Stanley park. Rooms have balconies so beware of you have a fear of heights or get vertigo stepping out. Place is in a great location for shopping and restaurants on Robson. Also at top of hotel there is a rotating restaurant that serves a limited but decent breakfast buffet and dinner. Breakfast Tip: Just next door to hotel is a Coras which gives out presents for early customers (like mugs or reusable shopping bags for eating before 7!).
I stayed here with a friend for the rugby sevens held at bc palace and thoroughly enjoyed my stay. It’s a bit dated but for the price I would gladly stay there again. The staff was very friendly and helpful in telling us anything we needed to know about Vancouver.
Empire Landmark Hotel Vancouver Second Review
We stayed three nights in this hotel and from the moment we walked into the reception desk we were met by a exceptionally helpful receptionist Rachael. This hotel is centrally located and has a great 360 degree revolving restaurant up the top. The food there is A1 quality and the view amazing. This hotel is walking distance to all shops, train line and buses. A very handy place to stay if in Vancouver.
This was a perfect location and the view was incredible! We arrived 4 hours before check in time so we asked if we could just store our luggage until the afternoon. Much to our surprise, we were told they had a room we could have right away! The beds were comfortable and the duvets were cozy
We wanted a night out on the town, so we booked a room at a hotel just to feel like a tourist.
Wee went with economical and found this place and like the location so we booked. We asked to pay for an upgrade to a higher floor (extra $20) and then wow!! Just amazing! The hotel is a bit dated.. and check out time was a nightmare. The fire alarm went off, and it was false. But it took them a while to let us know it was false.. so we had to walk down the 33 floors with our bags. And we tried to see someone but it just seemed that everyone was always busy! We just left.
Oh check-in was questionable when we approached, no one acknowledged us or anything, and I had to ask.. “Is this check in?”… Once we were helped, the desk agent was friendly and telling jokes, etc.
I would go back though!! Great water pressure in the showers.
I and my wife staying with Empire Landmark for 3 nights in October. The hotel looks a bit old but the room is very clean and comfortable, the room rate is good for a hotel which located at city centre. For convenience purpose, I will stay here when we visit Vancouver in future again.
My husband and I had to go on two overnight business trips in the past month, from Vancouver Island, where we live, to Vancouver. I looked up a hotel that was reasonably priced and central to downtown Vancouver. On arrival, we were told we had been upgraded to the 37th floor, which had incredible views over Stanley Park, the ocean, North Shore and the city. We also had dinner at the revolving restaurant, ‘Cloud Nine’, and loved it~! The staff at the hotel were very friendly and helpful and we couldn’t have had a better stay. Our second trip was 11 days later and we were just as pleased the second time. It will definitely be our first choice when we have to be in Vancouver~!!