Very clean, pleasant hotel
13/09/2018 Tilly M, Wirral, United Kingdom
We arrived into Pacific Central Station from Seattle. Hotel is approximately 1 mile however please be aware it is up hill. We decided to walk, hard work with cases. Check in was easy, friendly staff a... more
We arrived into Pacific Central Station from Seattle. Hotel is approximately 1 mile however please be aware it is up hill. We decided to walk, hard work with cases. Check in was easy, friendly staff and a map available to help until you find your feet. Lovely big room, very clean with daily room service. Big, comfortable bed with lots pillows. Bathroom very clean. Italian restaurant next door gives 15%off breakfast however we collected supplies from grocery store next to hotel. Coffee machine, fridge and microwave in room.
We quickly mastered public transport. It's $2.95 (zone 2) on bus, you need exact change if paying cash. You can also tap your credit/debit card on the bus. If you are traveling through the day you can purchase a travel card. Its $10 and you can use on bus, skytrain and seabus. You can purchase from Shopper in shopping mall next to hotel, they open at 8am.We travelled to Gastown, very easy using number 19 bus. Great place with local crafts, food and drinks. We also took a cab, organised by reception, to Granville Island to go Whale watching (wild whales are great, definitely 5*) cost of cab was approximately $15.00. We had a full day to explore, so using day ticket took number 19 bus to Stanley Island. Rented bikes ( spokes), and rode round park. Pretty flat and an easy ride if you have moderate fitness. We then rode the skytrain, crossed to North Vancouver on seabus and returned back to hotel on skytrain to space centre then number 19 up the hill ( feeling lazy)
Lots of restaurants and bars within 5/10 mins walk. We enjoyed main street, lots of different types of food, just stoll down and see what takes your fancy
Would be happy to recommend this hotel
Hotel is great and as long as you are happy to enjoy well organised, clean public transport, it's in a good location less
SUNIL P, Front Office Manager at Best Western Plus Uptown Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you for the very thorough review. Have you considered a career with B.C. transit? You seemed to be more informed than the drivers, LOL! We are thrilled to know that you enjoyed your stay. Please come back next time you're in town. Thank you and take care!