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Howard Johnson Downtown Vancouver

Hey, if you don’t want to break the bank and you plan to spend more time outside than in, this is the hotel for you.

The first room I was allocated had a window – the “view” was a lightwell of maybe 1-2 meters and faced another window. I would have liked to know that in advance.
After a long flight I wanted to take a shower – however, the 2 trickles that came out of the showerhead did not merit the name “shower”. I called the front desk and asked for a different room. The gentleman told me he would call me right back. He did not. 30 minutes later I was at the front desk and was eventually allocated a new room.
All other personnell were very helpful and friendly.
The location of the hotel is great.

I live in the condo directly behind the hotel which overlooks it and wanted to provide some guidance for those that are staying. The back of the hotel in the alley is a popular place for drug users/dealers. As a result cars parked in the narrow parking lot between the hotel and the Scotia dance theater are often scoped out for valuables (usually very early in the morning). I have actually stopped one vehicular b&e in progress. I would recommend not parking in this alley if possible. If you do park here do NOT leave any valuables in plain sight in your vehicle.

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Howard Johnson Downtown Vancouver

Budget hotel in Downtown Vancouver with unpretentious rooms and suites and include free Wi-Fi. Suites add kitchenettes; some suites have rollaway beds, whirlpool tubs and separate living areas with fireplaces.

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Howard Johnson Downtown Vancouver
1176 Granville Street
Vancouver, British Columbia

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Howard Johnson Downtown Vancouver

We stayed here for 4 nights this month. Other than the smell of urine in the hallway this was a good stay. The room was clean. The highlight of this place was Zuzanna who was very attentive to our needs, and even went above and beyond. Thanks for everything Zuzanna!

Vancouver was pretty jammed so this was our last option. It’s a great location on Granville st, although the natives get pretty rowdy after dark and the smell of weed is evident. There are a large number of homeless people in the area – the most we’ve seen packed into one location. The hotel was pretty poor. Plumbing was bad, our room had the worst shower we’ve encountered. Pipes all over the place. There was a horrible smell in the corridor. The room size was ok, and it was fairly clean although they kept forgetting to change the dirty cups and put more coffee in. We would definitely not stay there again. Sleeping in the car is a much better option.

stayed for 3 nights but disappointed they charged different day rates for the same very average room. Distinct unpleasant odour in room on arrival which only went when very noisy air con on. On top floor so not too noisy, but rooms in need of an update. Front reception staff friendly and helpful.

Wanted to book one night at weekend but would only take a 2 night booking even at late notice.

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Howard Johnson Downtown Vancouver

Budget hotel in Downtown Vancouver with unpretentious rooms and suites and include free Wi-Fi. Suites add kitchenettes; some suites have rollaway beds, whirlpool tubs and separate living areas with fireplaces.

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Howard Johnson Downtown Vancouver
1176 Granville Street
Vancouver, British Columbia

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Howard Johnson Downtown Vancouver

Stayed here on a business trip for 3 nights.arrived here in the early hours of the morning to find the club which is attached to the hotel packed. The rooms were tired and had seen better days. The night receptionist was unhelpful in the extreme. The day receptions were very helpful indeed.the location is in the centre of the club area. If I’d of wanted a low cost location to crash after partying the night away this would have been fine. It was not great for a business trip. There were loads of homeless people in Vancouver but I didn’t feel unsafe. Surprisingly I felt more unsafe in the hotel which had a variety of guests in various states and degrees of intoxication. On the bright side there was free wifi in the room.The bright spot was Vancouver itself – a wonderful, vibrant city which I will review separately as it has a lot to offer. In summary, a ropy hotel which I wouldn’t stay in again but a fab city. I will be back Vancouver!

Beware this hotel will get you on parking. I asked the gentlemen where I could find parking around there. He told me where to go and never said anything nor were there any signs that said anything about parking being $22 a day. I paid less for the room. It wasn’t until the night before i checked out that I found out there was a parking fee. I immediately moved my car. After being called a liar by the dayshift concierge who was not even there when this guy forgot to mention the parking thats when I gave up. Hotel is on the way cheaper side but again remember you will be paying $22 a day for parking here. There’s a lot two blocks down and side to the right where you can get packing free during the day and $1 an hour at night. Comes out to $8 a day Canadian.

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Howard Johnson Downtown Vancouver

Budget hotel in Downtown Vancouver with unpretentious rooms and suites and include free Wi-Fi. Suites add kitchenettes; some suites have rollaway beds, whirlpool tubs and separate living areas with fireplaces.

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Howard Johnson Downtown Vancouver
1176 Granville Street
Vancouver, British Columbia

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Howard Johnson Downtown Vancouver
Howard Johnson Downtown Vancouver

Howard Johnson Downtown Vancouver

While the immediate area can be noisy at night and has a few street people, we were very happy overall.
Reception staff,especially Monika, were attentive and friendly.
Rooms are clean and adequate.
Good value and a good breakfast in Wings Restaurant.

Spent 22 days in here as my rental wasn’t ready, reception was a bit suspicious at first when I did not have a credit card, but it all got sorted.

Overall, reception/manager were polite and friendly throughout my stay house keeping – very efficient and considerate.
Room was always tidy, clean.

Always found laundry open and clean.

Wish it had a mini fridge but that’s mainly due to my long stay.
Internet is a bit unstable but so is with any hotel.

Considering Vancouver prices and location, I believe you get what you pay for, that it’s a great value for your money.

This is a lovely hotel with very friendly staff. Our first night it was very noisy on the road outside and the next morning they kindly changed our room and we had a very quiet peaceful night. Excellent location. We could walk everywhere.

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Howard Johnson Downtown Vancouver

Budget hotel in Downtown Vancouver with unpretentious rooms and suites and include free Wi-Fi. Suites add kitchenettes; some suites have rollaway beds, whirlpool tubs and separate living areas with fireplaces.

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Howard Johnson Downtown Vancouver
1176 Granville Street
Vancouver, British Columbia

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Howard Johnson Downtown Vancouver
Howard Johnson Downtown Vancouver

Howard Johnson Downtown Vancouver

I arrived in the evening & was greeted by Zuzana the desk clerk who was extremely helpful being a first time visitor to Vancouver she gave me a room that was in the rear of the hotel away from the street noise she also suggested some great places to eat…her overall personality made me feel right at home and I will stay there again on my next stay…

The location was good for our purposes (Vancouver Boat Show and visiting relatives), and the price was fantastic for downtown Vancouver
– the cleaning staff were friendly and very conscientious

The room was clean and in good shape but the hotel is older and for the money I would stay there again

The hotel is located in the ‘entertainment district’ part of the city, which certainly has some interesting characters both day and night. While we did not encounter any issues, the area does not feel safe after dark.

눇On-site parking, hotel located close to convenience stores and within walking distance to the IGA supermarket, close to public transport, strong wifi, and the amenities available on level 1 were an added bonus (microwave, boiling water, tea/coffee/hot chocolate). The room was clean, comfortable and quiet, and also included a coffee maker.

 

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Howard Johnson Downtown Vancouver

Budget hotel in Downtown Vancouver with unpretentious rooms and suites and include free Wi-Fi. Suites add kitchenettes; some suites have rollaway beds, whirlpool tubs and separate living areas with fireplaces.

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Howard Johnson Downtown Vancouver
1176 Granville Street
Vancouver, British Columbia

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Howard Johnson Downtown Vancouver
Howard Johnson Downtown Vancouver

Howard Johnson Downtown Vancouver

budget hotel in Downtown Vancouver is a 12-minute walk from the Vancouver Art Gallery and 3.7 km from the Vancouver Aquarium in Stanley Park.

The unpretentious rooms and suites include free Wi-Fi, satellite TV, and tea and coffeemakers. Suites add kitchenettes; some suites have rollaway beds, whirlpool tubs and separate living areas with fireplaces.

The hotel has a casual restaurant serving breakfast and dinner, as well as on-site parking for an additional charge.

Rooms
Some guests said the bathrooms were small & cleanliness could be improved·Some guests commented the rooms were small & dated, and that maintenance could be improved

Location
Near the city center; sightseeing, restaurants & bars nearby·Near public transit·Easily accessible by car

Service & facilities
Guests appreciated the professional staff·Some guests said management could be improved

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Howard Johnson Downtown Vancouver

Budget hotel in Downtown Vancouver with unpretentious rooms and suites and include free Wi-Fi, satellite TV, and tea and coffeemakers. Suites add kitchenettes; some suites have rollaway beds, whirlpool tubs and separate living areas with fireplaces.

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Howard Johnson Downtown Vancouver
1176 Granville Street
Vancouver, British Columbia

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Howard Johnson Downtown Vancouver
Howard Johnson Downtown Vancouver

Howard Johnson Downtown Vancouver

I booked this hotel for a solo trip and I ended up having a friend join me as well. They had no problems changing my reservation to add a second bed. The location was great, quite close to the metro, and many great places to eat nearby. The room was tiny but well equipped, with a bigger closet, coffee maker, and a great view. The beds were average but still provided a nice cheap place to stay.
All the staff were very nice, easy check in and they let us leave our bags at check out so we could explore the city. I would have no problem staying here again.

The location of the hotel is right downtown, and it is great for someone who wants to visit Vancouver. The hotel is also very close to car rental shops (such as Herts), restaurants and shops. It has a private parking, but you need to reserve on time because space is limited.

People at the reception are particularly rude and unhelpful.
The rooms of the hotel are very old and they smell “funny” (dusty). Not the best, not the worst. Otherwise they are clean.
Definitely not a great deal for the money you pay.

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Howard Johnson Downtown Vancouver

Budget hotel in Downtown Vancouver with unpretentious rooms and suites and include free Wi-Fi, satellite TV, and tea and coffeemakers. Suites add kitchenettes; some suites have rollaway beds, whirlpool tubs and separate living areas with fireplaces.

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Howard Johnson Downtown Vancouver
1176 Granville Street
Vancouver, British Columbia

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Howard Johnson Downtown Vancouver
Howard Johnson Downtown Vancouver

Howard Johnson Downtown Vancouver

have stayed here often and will continue to do so. The staff is welcoming and helpful, very knowledgeable about the area/attractions etc. The rooms and all around maintenance is clean. It is easily accessible to transit and has monitored parking. It is not fancy but it has the comforts of home and all that is needed for a pleasant stay.

The front desk ladies was not very nice, as a matter of fact they did not even smile, they were not helpful at all. We left the rooms in good condition, I cleaned rooms before we checked out and there was no damage at all to the rooms and my visa got charged $120. I will never stay here again.

I had a very good experience staying at the Howard Johnson in downtown Vancouver. I stayed there after arriving late on an international flight to the Vancouver Airport. I was pleased to arrive at the hotel to a pleasant staff member, who was very friendly and helpful. The room was good, the bed very comfortable and the location was close to everything downtown. I had a very good stay in large part to the excellent staff. Thank you

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Howard Johnson Downtown Vancouver

Budget hotel in Downtown Vancouver with unpretentious rooms and suites and include free Wi-Fi, satellite TV, and tea and coffeemakers. Suites add kitchenettes; some suites have rollaway beds, whirlpool tubs and separate living areas with fireplaces.

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Howard Johnson Downtown Vancouver
1176 Granville Street
Vancouver, British Columbia

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Howard Johnson Downtown Vancouver
Howard Johnson Downtown Vancouver

Howard Johnson Downtown Vancouver

Easy check in and check out, pleasant people working at the front desk. Room was small, but super clean. Parking cost $ 22 but it was worth it. Relatively quiet, they are in downtown after all, so can not expect the same noise level as at home in suburbs. Overall great experience, will be back again.

The key cards they give you to unlock your room are extremely sensitive to metal, cellphone airwaves and who knows what else. Four out of five times, I would come back to the hotel to find that my keycard no longer worked and needed to be re-magnetized. This isn’t a big deal since the reception staff will happily reset your keycards when asked, but it’s still annoying.

Other than that I cannot say enough good things about this hotel and its staff. The building is spotless, the location is very convenient, and the staff will go above and beyond to satisfy your needs.

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Howard Johnson Downtown Vancouver

Budget hotel in Downtown Vancouver with unpretentious rooms and suites and include free Wi-Fi, satellite TV, and tea and coffeemakers. Suites add kitchenettes; some suites have rollaway beds, whirlpool tubs and separate living areas with fireplaces.

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Howard Johnson Downtown Vancouver
1176 Granville Street
Vancouver, British Columbia

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Howard Johnson Downtown Vancouver
Howard Johnson Downtown Vancouver

Howard Johnson Downtown Vancouver

The location of the hotel is right downtown, and it is great for someone who wants to visit Vancouver. The hotel is also very close to car rental shops (such as Herts), restaurants and shops. It has a private parking, but you need to reserve on time because space is limited. People at the reception are particularly rude and unhelpful. The rooms of the hotel are very old and they smell “funny” (dusty). Not the best, not the worst. Otherwise they are clean. Definitely not a great deal for the money you pay.

We had stayed in this downtown hotel several times, great location, simple and clean, easy access to anywhere in the city, close to great restaurants, shops and venues, centrally located on Granville entertainment district. Rooms are clean and tidy, Lucia the general manager and her front desk team are fantastic! Offering great services, very helpful and always happy to give you great advice and suggestions to get around beautiful Vancouver. Highly recommended and also great value for your money!

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Howard Johnson Downtown Vancouver

Budget hotel in Downtown Vancouver with unpretentious rooms and suites and include free Wi-Fi, satellite TV, and tea and coffeemakers. Suites add kitchenettes; some suites have rollaway beds, whirlpool tubs and separate living areas with fireplaces.

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Howard Johnson Downtown Vancouver
1176 Granville Street
Vancouver, British Columbia

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Howard Johnson Downtown Vancouver
Howard Johnson Downtown Vancouver