Second stay @Lord Stanley Suites – after first time in May 2016, knew I’d come back!
Cozy apartment-hotel w/ small equipped kitchen & washer-dryer in apt, as well as free WiFi & cable TV – particularly good for longer/extended stays. Complimentary breakfast 7-9AM (“continental” + waffle maker.) Small gym & indoor parking, too; but did not use either, so cannot review. Some rooms may be more renovated than others, but comfortable & clean. Many have lovely, at least partial views of Stanley Park and/or Cole Harbour w/ snow-capped mountains beyond!
(Did not travel w/ disabled family member as in past hotel review, so cannot attest to accessibility beyond hotel lobby [assist to open manual glass front door if not already open, high check-in desk] & elevator [reasonable delay time open/close doors.] But standard room would be quite tight for manual wheelchair-user to manoeuvre; and no adaptations, of course. Breakfast room would require some assistance [reach some items, re-arrange table/seating at bit, assist to open manual glass entrance door if not already open], but staff present to assist.)
But #1 reason to stay here is the *excellent* location (and *the* reason chose this hotel in first place): Literally 1 block from magnificent Stanley Park’s Lost Lagoon & Cole Harbour across the street (W. Georgia Str), in bustling west end / Denman Str area. That means 1-15 min walk to Stanley Park & seawall, Vancouver Aquarium, all sorts of restaurants, bike rental shops, and essentials (groceries, pharmacies, banks.) <5 min walk to Robson Str, then 20 min walk along Robson to its famous shopping district downtown. And a nice 20-30 min stroll to downtown Canada Place along the waterfront, or over to English Bay beach along Denman Str.
Easily accessible by public transport w/ multiple buses from downtown (Vancouver City Ctr station, Canada Line of Skytrain) stopping w/in 2 blocks of hotel (stop: W. Georgia @Denman); and along Robson etc. See public transport website translink.ca for details – NB: “Compass” card can be reloaded online.
Last but not least: Friendly, helpful concierges & staff. Returning to the hotel one evening, concierge said “Welcome home!” – and it really felt like it. Will be back for sure!
Lord Stanley is an apartment hotel located in Downtown Vancouver’s West End neighbourhood at the Entrance to Stanley Park. Each apartment boasts a private balcony or enclosed solarium. … Amenities
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1889 Alberni Street
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