LOCATION: This hotel is located in the heart of downtown Vancouver, a block from BC Place stadium.
GETTING THERE: If driving, take route 1A to Beatty Street and take a right. The hotel is two blocks down Beatty, on the right. If flying to Vancouver, the best way to get to the hotel is by taxi, which will run about C$35. Another option is to take the SkyTrain from the airport to either the Yaletown or Chinatown station, followed by taking a taxi or walking. (It would take less than 10 minutes to walk from either station to the hotel.)
STAFF: My wife and I cannot say enough about the staff of the hotel, who went above and beyond to make our stay wonderful. The staff in the breakfast room is very attentive and even brought around a cart with drinks on them. The front desk staff provided my wife and me with all kinds of wonderful information about how to get from one place to another. They even gave us with coupons to the Vancouver Aquarium!
Another bonus is the shuttle that will take people to various parts of downtown. Anyone wishing to use the shuttle will need to make a reservation in advance – though my wife and I sometimes made it at the last minute and had no trouble getting someone to drive us within 30 minutes. Also, the shuttle offers only drop-off service, not pick-up.
ROOMS: This hotel offers good-sized rooms, many of them with a view of BC Place. The room in which my wife and I stayed had a flat-screen TV, king-sized bed, desk, two chairs, a mini-fridge, and a microwave. There was ample storage space, and inside the closet was a safe for valuables.
FACILITIES: This hotel has a decent-sized lobby, where one can get a variety of Canadian newspapers as well as the Seattle Times. On the second floor is a business center with a printer. The third floor is where the breakfast room is. The breakfast includes a wide variety of hot and cold items – some of which change – including omelettes, scrambled eggs, Canadian bacon, sausage, potatoes, cereal, breads, pastries, juices, coffee, tea, yogurt, and oatmeal. The room is open after breakfast hours – though the part where breakfast is served is closed off – allowing people to use it for work or relaxation. One can also find several newspapers there for reading.
The fitness center is on the top floor of the hotel. Here, one will find elliptical machines, a standard and a recumbent bike, treadmills, stretching balls, table tennis, mats, dumbbells up to 50 pounds, two adjustable benches, a short barbell with 30 pounds of free weights, and two multi-use machines with weight stacks. Additionally, one will find in the fitness center a whirlpool and sauna. Those wanting a nice view of the city can go out glass doors from the fitness center onto the rooftop. My one complaint is that the multi-use machine with the bench press on it needs to be replaced: the pin to set the weight does not always go in properly, the bench is locked at an include, and the pull-down is designed for behind-the-neck pulls, which is not proper form.
INTERNET ACCESS: Internet is complimentary.
PARKING: There is a fee for parking.
TIP 1: The bus, seabus, and SkyTrain are all linked to the same system. If you plan do a lot of traveling during any single day via public transport, get a one-day pass, as it will save you money.
TIP 2: If looking for shopping and places to eat, Robson Street, on which the hotel is located, is known for its numerous stores and restaurants
Hampton Inn Vancouver
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The Hampton Inn Vancouver Downtown hotel is located in the heart of downtown Vancouver on prestigious Robson Street. Across from BC Place just steps from Roger*s Arena and walking distance to Yaletown
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Hampton Inn Vancouver
111 Robson St,
Vancouver, British Columbia