My partner and I recently spent some time at the Best Western Plus Langley because we didn’t feel like staying in Vancouver with its grossly inflated hotel prices at this time of year. Located on the outskirts of Langley, this location is quiet yet convenient in that it is near Highway 1 and still close enough to other key activities like Willowbrook, Chuck E Cheese and the Colossus Cineplex (my favourite!). In short, despite being away from the city centre, you do not feel as though you are isolated from everything and everyone.
The staff in the lobby were friendly and check-in was straightforward. Best of all, this location seems to be taking a page out of Doubletree’s playbook because we received free cookies at check0in (score!). Our room was modern and clean and featured everything we’ve come to expect of the BW brand: flat screen TVs, plug receptacles for mobile devices, fridge, air conditioning, quality bath products and a strong (free) WiFi connection. Our bed was also comfortable and cozy. My one criticism? I didn’t particularly care for the strange layout of the room. As soon as you walk in, the living area is to your right (it is spacious and well appointed) and then the bathroom is right next to it (also of a nice size and, importantly, clean). After that, you have to kind of squeeze by the large work desk to enter the bedroom area – it’s an awkward set-up and, to my mind, not a very good use of physical space. This layout also meant that the air conditioning unit was mere inches from the bed which, again, is kind of weird. Would this prevent me from staying here again? No, because our sleep quality was still very good and the very “homey” and “country” feel of the place is more than enough to make up for a poor room design.
In terms of hotel amenities, this Best Western features a workout centre, meeting space, the BW breakfast room, pool, hot tub and business centre. There is also a Ricky’s Country Restaurant (former ABC Country) attached to the hotel and it offers up a pretty fabulous breakfast. Parking around the hotel is also free; we appreciated the fact that the BW has security wandering the grounds at night, thus adding an extra layer of safety.
I do have one issue that I feel the hotel should address, though: Cleaning staff use WAY TOO MUCH perfume/cleaner when cleaning rooms. Walking through the hallways at mid-day was a serious chore. The smell of cleaner was so overwhelmingly powerful that when you breathed you could literally “taste” it in your mouth. Not nice!
All of that said, we would stay here again. We enjoyed the comfortable country atmosphere and friendly staff. The location is convenient and close enough to various other eateries and attractions (you can definitely get your Ricky’s fix. There are 3 locations within 5 minutes of the hotel. . .hilarious!). Recommended! less