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Highly praised & pet-friendly North Vancouver hotel with indoor pool and kitchenettes

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking, kids under 12 eat free
  • Most guests were pleased with the location of the hotel in relation to the highway and tourist attractions
  • Many reviewers complimented their rooms on their spaciousness, cleanliness, and amenities
  • Some praised the views from their rooms
  • Guests liked the hotel's proximity to walking trails and parks
  • The staff was praised by several lodgers for being well trained and friendly
  • Guests loved the beds at this hotel
  • Several guests enjoyed meals on site and liked the selection offered
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Parking
Free Internet
Editor's Analysis
Updated Feb 14, 2015
Overview
Located just east of the Trans-Canada Highway, the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites North Vancouver is roughly a 7-minute drive east of the city centre and is popular with business and holiday travellers looking for a hotel with full amenities such as meeting rooms, restaurants, and rooms with kitchenettes.

This hotel has 162 air-conditioned guest rooms and suites, all of which offer free Wi-Fi, satellite TV, a coffeemaker, a mini-fridge, a microwave, an iron/ironing board, a desk, and a hair dryer. Rooms come with two queen beds or one king bed. Suites have one king bed and a sofabed in a separate seating area. Also available are rooms with kitchenettes (microwave, mini-fridge, stovetop) and Arabian and Roman-themed rooms, which include a hot tub.

The hotel offers meeting and banquet facilities holding up to 200 people, fitness facilities, an indoor pool and hot tub, a sauna, a spa, and a beer and wine store. Accessible rooms are available upon request, and pets are permitted for a fee of $25 per pet, per night. Parking is free.

The Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites has two on-site restaurants: Pantry Restaurant and Seymour's Pub, both serving breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. The hotel also offers coffee and cocktails at Churchill's Lounge & Coffee Bar, open Monday through Saturday 4:00 pm to 1:00 am and Sunday from 5:00 pm to midnight. Children under 12 eat free when ordering from the kids' menus and accompanied by an adult.

The hotel is close to several of the area's tourist attractions: Capilano Suspension Bridge is an 8-minute drive northwest of the hotel, Grouse Mountain is 14 minutes away by car, and downtown Vancouver can be found about 14 km away (roughly a 22-minute drive). The hotel is 24 km (a 40-minute drive) from Vancouver International Airport (YVR). (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, kids under 12 eat free, and pet-friendly rooms available upon request. (Call date: Sept. 26th, 2012).
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The Good
The majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were very positive with much praise going to the hotel's location, rooms, and staff.

Most guests were pleased with the location of this hotel. They described it as being "right off the highway" (Trans-Canada Highway), easy to get to, and close to surrounding tourist attractions such as Grouse Mountain and downtown Vancouver. It was mentioned by a few, however, that those without a vehicle would have a more challenging time getting around from this hotel.

The rooms were a source of many compliments by reviewers who praised the spaciousness, cleanliness, and comfort of the rooms. They described comfortable beds, nice amenities, and quiet rooms.

Several guests praised the staff at this hotel. They were characterized as friendly, motivated, professional, and efficient, and it was mentioned that any need was attended to immediately.
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The Bad
There were very few complaints found for this hotel in recent guest reviews used for this editorial.

A couple of reviewers complained of the restaurant prices and quality at the Pantry Restaurant and a couple of guests thought the hotel was a little far from the downtown core.



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TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #2 out of 10 North Vancouver hotels from 110 reviews.

Hotels.com guest reviews rated the hotel 4.4 out of 5 from 56 reviews.

Expedia.ca guest reviews rated the hotel 4.4 out of 5 with a 100% recommendation rate from 29 reviews.

Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, pet-friendly rooms available upon request. (Call date: Sept. 26th, 2012).
Editor's Analysis by Erin H.
Analyzed by Erin H.
Erin loves to travel, and considers it her personal mission to help fellow travellers get the inside scoop, both good and bad, on Canadian Hotels.
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Map Marker Holiday Inn North Vancouver
700 Old Lillooet Road, North Vancouver, BC