Best Western Plus Chelsea Inn is located just off of the Trans-Canada Highway and a 10-minute walk from the Baird SkyTrain Station. The hotel offers a complimentary continental breakfast and fridge and microwave or kitchenette in every room, which may make it a good choice for those wanting an easy access hotel with the option of self-catering.
This 100% non-smoking hotel offers 61 rooms over two floors. Standard room features include a TV, a desk, an iron and ironing board, a hair dryer, a coffeemaker, a fridge, a microwave, air conditioning and either two queen beds or one king bed. Upgraded rooms may feature a sitting area with sofabed, a kitchenette, a jetted tub and/or a balcony. One-bedroom suites feature two queen beds, a living room area and a kitchen. Free wired internet, Wi-Fi and local calls are available in every room. Pets are not allowed.
Amenities at this hotel include a year-round heated outdoor pool, a fitness centre, a sauna, a business centre and guest-operated laundry. Complimentary continental breakfast, daily newspaper and parking are available to all guests.
There are several shops, restaurants and an IKEA store within a 10-minute walk of the hotel. Lougheed Town Centre shopping mall is under a 10-minute drive away. Simon Fraser University, British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) and Metropolis at Metrotown (British Columbia's largest shopping mall) are each about a 15-minute drive away. Burnaby Lake Park can be reached in about 10 minutes by car. Vancouver International Airport (YVR) and BC Ferries Horseshoe Bay Terminal are both a 35 to 40-minute drive away depending on traffic. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)
Many reviews used for this analysis were positive and focused on the free amenities, the rooms, the staff and the location.
Many guests felt the inclusion of complimentary continental breakfast, which some guests felt had a good selection, and the option of free covered parking added to the value of their stay.
Many guests felt the rooms were clean with comfortable beds and pillows. Guests mentioned that the linens and towels were of good quality and that the bathrooms were spacious. Overall, guests thought the rooms were well-appointed.
The staff were complimented by many guests for being friendly and helpful. Guests thought the hotel was well-managed and that the staff were acccommodating and quick to respond to requests or offer directions and local information.
Some guests appreciated that the hotel was just off of the Trans-Canada Highway, making it easy to find and eliminating the need to navigate local traffic.
Although the majority of reviews used for this analysis were positive, some negative points focused on noise and the age of the hotel.
Many guests felt that there was heavy traffic noise from Brunette Avenue. Guests suggested requesting a room at the back of the building for a quieter night's stay.
Several guests felt that the carpeting was worn and in need of replacing and that the windows needed to be upgraded to help block out traffic noise. A few guests also mentioned that the pool area was lackluster and could use a renovation to make it more modern and inviting.
TripAdvisor.com ranked this hotel #2 out of 4 and rated it 4 out of 5, based on 78 guest reviews.
Booking.com rated this hotel 8 out of 10 based on 6 guest reviews.
Hotels.com rated this hotel 3.6 out of 5 based on 54 guest reviews.