This is the first time I have been to Vancouver in decades, so I was a little overwhelmed by the density, the traffic and all the other things that go with big cities. This is a downtown hotel, so all... more
This is the first time I have been to Vancouver in decades, so I was a little overwhelmed by the density, the traffic and all the other things that go with big cities. This is a downtown hotel, so all of those things came into play.
If you like big cities the location is great. It is situated 1/2 block from English Bay in an area that is chock a block with restaurants, boutiques and night life. Stanley Park is minutes away. There is a pub in the hotel, although we did not attend. There is a Starbuck's 50 meters from the front door, which we did!
I was a little surprised to find that parking cost an extra $17.49 per night, and you'd better leave the Tahoe at home - spaces are tight. There are about 14 spots on the main level under the building, once those fill up you have to go up a level to open air parking which requires you to manouever your luggage down a narrow set of stairs to get to the lobby.
Check in was a little confused; I believe the 2 young women who served us were a trainee and a slightly more advanced trainee. Check out was similar - we were supposed to get express check out with a receipt slipped under the door but it didn't happen.
The room was pretty standard, very tight bathroom, but there is an extra sink in a counter outside it, although without soap. There was a small fridge and microwave. Wifi was very good and did not require a log in. The windows open, which is nice, even if the view, at least on our side of the hotel, was less than inspiring.
The bonus was the bed, which may well have been the most comfortable hotel bed I have ever had the pleasure of sleeping in. Bliss! less