This might sound like a convenient well priced stay but in my book this is quite a sub par hotel compared to what else is around for the same money.
I wasn’t impressed with much when it came to this hotel as a whole.
The staff were perhaps its only saving grace, whom I will note as being helpful and friendly but the room I had was dark, tired and to put it bluntly quite small.
The hotel is nicely located with access to downtown, Yaletown was only a short walk away (5-10mins) but the rooms were dark, wifi slow, it has only one lift and it operated at turtle pace, outdated tv’s, beds uncomfortable, cheap linen and the hotels general decor tired/old.
If you do not have any other options than I guess this is your stay but I would look elsewhere for a little bit extra.
We really enjoyed this hotel! It was conveniently located – just a couple of blocks from the theater district and 15 minutes walking to the marina and park along the water. The room was modern and the beds were comfortable. Our four-night stay included daily breakfast at the Cibo Trattoria restaurant next door and parking on the 5th floor of the gated parking garage about 150 feet from the hotel. There is also the Uva wine bar next door on the other side of the hotel. Nestor’s grocery store was less than a block away. Even though our room was located on the 3rd floor of the hotel on the corner of Smithe and Seymour Streets, the windows did a pretty good job of keeping the noise out.
Good location for downtown Vancouver
About 15 mins walk to the subway station and 5 mins walk to the bus stations
Lots of good places to eat within 5 minutes walk
Hotel is well renovated and looks modern, but is clearly in a very old building
The lift is really old and small, and very slow
The bathroom was freezing and the tiles suck the heat out. We did visit in winter though. Room is warm enough with the heater going.
Not too bad for the price.
The convenient and inexpensive parking is this hotel’s best quality. The room rates are inexpensive but probably not a good value. The location is good if you are there for an nearby entertainment venue and plan to get wasted and walk the streets howling all night like your fellow revelers. Otherwise, budget hotels in other neighborhoods would be a better choice. During the day, the area is populated by business people, service workers, street people and a few tourists. At night, the street people and tourists mix with people seeking city nightlife attracted by a low-end and a few high-end cocktail lounges and bars. A liquor store in the building is both convenient for guests, and due to being a rarity in the city, an attractant anyone who wants to get drunk and hang out on the nearby streets. Strangely, the property has a first class cocktail lounge, Uva, attached. The vibe and artfully prepared drinks are as good as it gets. Downside, four drinks can cost as much as the the room rate. If you want to enjoy a splurge at Uva, best to stay somewhere else.
Booked this for a one night stay while attending a show at a nearby venue.
The location and value of this hotel if great. The room is average. It was clean and had all that was needed for a single night stay. The room is small but again is good if you are just using it to sleep. The staff was pretty friendly.
nice and central location. average as I would expect a 3 stars to be. Small room and small and old bathroom. Was just ok for 2 nights.
I did not have breakfast there so I can’t evaluate. Was very well located and that was the reason for my choice.
I just spent two nights at Moda for business travel. First the pros: friendly and helpful staff, amazing breakfast @ Cibo, cool room with character, great location that is walking distance to everything, good rate. Now the cons: the elevator is currently out of commission for over a month (however, management nicely comped our breakfast when we approached them), my second-floor room was quite loud at night as it was right over the bar downstairs and the hotel lacks a gym (which many boutique hotels do so that was less of a biggie). As a side-note, I also had a ‘visitor’ in my room. A few rooms on the second floor have experienced ghostly happenings. In my case, it was a bedside drawer that kept opening on its own when i wasn’t in the room. If you believe in this type of thing, it was not a benevolent type of experience, more just a playful, poltergeist type of event. (I feel weird writing this last sentence because i’ve never had this type of thing happen to me but it happened!). Others in our group had strange feelings too but no sightings of anything. If you’re into it (or not!), apparently rooms 223 and 227 are the ones that have ghosts (I was in 227).
I’ve really enjoyed my stay and would definitely recommend the Moda Hotel to my friends and business partners. Excellent and friendly. Well located in downtown Vancouver. Lots of shopping close by and easy access to transit system.
I like the Moda, it’s convenient, not overly expensive, and is located in a very central location in downtown Vancouver. Stayed there on the return from a Skiing trip to Whistler, and the Whistler shuttle drops off at the Clarion Budget hotel, which is around the corner and down the block from the Moda. This time, I will be staying there before heading up to Whistler.
A very chic ,modern hotel in the centre of the city. I Stayed only for one night, but the experience was totally positive. Very pleasant stuff and a really good restaurant. I would definately book again ,if I was going to Vancouver!
+ Amazing location!
+ Small fridge
+ Coffee machine
+ Restaurants downstairs (good price and food)
– However, we had one of the worst internet experienced until we asked to reset the router.
– Very weird blankets and hard beds, uncomfortable pillows
– View from the window on the dirty back alley which is not very pleasing in the morning 🙁
– The heater heats for 10-15 minutes and then starts to cool for some reason
Only reason I can’t give the hotel an Excellent is because there were no HD tv channels (it’s 2016?) and the wifi was useless. Otherwise we rather enjoyed our stay. I recommend getting a Moda suite. Room was spotless. Ours was on the third floor. Never had to wait for the elevator like other reviews mentioned. Never heard a peep from other rooms. Bed was very comfortable. Would stay again
This place is beautiful, a little older but really nice. Exactly what we needed. They upgraded our room with no problem at all and are completely accommodating. Our view (back alley) Is the only downside but we don’t plan on spending lots of time in the room. This is well worth it.
Smack-dab in the heart of Vancouver’s downtown entertainment district, you’ll probably find yourself just coming back to your room at the Moda hotel to crash. A couple of short blocks away is the lively Granville Street (known for its lively night clubs and bars) and a number of city’s theatres.
But if you don’t want to go out at all, Moda has a selection of bars and eateries on the ground floor, including the award-winning Uva Wine Bar. And, just a heads up: Uva has just introduced a new happy hour menu, with their decadent cocktails starting from $8.
The rooms at Moda tend to be small but trendy, with modern minimalistic design reigning supreme. Just be warned, street noise can seep up into some rooms on the first. If you’re a light sleeper, request something a bit higher.
The public spaces are modern and welcoming. The room had been updated comfortably, with enough space to put our possessions. The plentiful pillows were of varying quality, but all white bed linens were great; you know they are really clean. The bathroom was as fresh as it could be without having been gutted. The tub was old, the tile very clean, the room narrow, plenty of hooks for towels and cosmetic bags. The free wifi was shaky the first night but good after that (could have been a provider upgrade). We ate in the attached pub, quite good. The restaurant looked expensive.
The location one block from Granville Street made it easy to find restaurants, but not coffee, except for Starbucks and Blenz. The Tiny Coffee Bar was open late at night but not in the morning. Breakfast at the Templeton was excellent. Pacific Center, Winners, Best Buy, Nordstroms are 2-3 blocks away.
We were visiting for 4 days before cruise. wanted an affordable hotel to walk to sites such as the waterfront, Gastown, Stanley Park. also right near bus stops and train stations. took train from airport to hotel. three blocks from train station. was only affordable hotel in a We stayed 2 nights in this hotel. The room was clean, beds were comfy and there were lots of towels . The front desk staff is very friendly. The hotel offers parking, a restaurant and a lounge. It is right across the street from the Orpheus theatre, a short walk to the Canada Line and the shopping at Nordstrom or the Bay.
This hotel is in a great location, close to the Vancouver city center rail stop, so quick and easy access to/from the airport, and walking distance to pretty much everything with Several shops and restaurants very near by.
We were visiting for 4 days before cruise. wanted an affordable hotel to walk to sites such as waterfront, gastown, stanleypark. also right near bus stops and train stations. took train from airport to hotel. three blocks from train station. was only affordable hotel in a great location in august. Moda is small but it is fine. Staff was able to upgrade us from a single room to adjoining rooms for my son and I. and i still paid less then the advertised prices for the hotels on waterfront and downtown. we were not expecting the most luxury room but we had everything we needed. rooms clean. bathrooms a little small but fine. staff very nice. very nice grocery store on same block of Seymour street, just past starbucks.
We stayed here for a night after a wedding. Hotel room has everything you need and the bed was comfy. It’s in a very busy area of town and you get the noise from Granville which is one block over but the windows were quite sound proof! Would definitely recommend and the price was great for Vancouver!
very central and good value. OK, the place is not the newest – but in my opinion it is a good value for what you pay. Had a room facing the road – and yes, you hear it. Next time I would probably ask for a room not facing the road. very nice & helpful staff!