Located about a 10-minute drive from Vancouver International Airport (YVR) and a 3-minute drive from Richmond's city centre, the Quality Hotel Airport South is suitable for road and air travellers who require a well-priced and centrally located stopover hotel with easy highway access, a free airport shuttle and a free continental breakfast.
This hotel has 70 air-conditioned guest rooms, each offering one king bed or one or two double beds, free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a coffeemaker, a mini-fridge, a desk, a hair dryer and an iron and ironing board. Wheelchair-accessible rooms are available upon request, and pets are not permitted. Both smoking and non-smoking rooms (on non-smoking floors) are available.
Hotel amenities include meeting/banquet space, a business centre, guest laundry facilities, a free continental breakfast and free parking. The hotel also provides a complimentary round-trip airport shuttle service from 6:30 am to 9 pm. Contact the hotel for a more detailed schedule.
Access to public transportation and dining at Mad Greek Restaurant are both less than a 1-minute walk from the hotel, while shopping can be found 4 minutes away by car at Richmond Centre Mall. Richmond Hospital is a 4-minute walk southwest, and Richmond Olympic Oval is roughly a 12-minute walk northwestward. The Canada/U.S. border is about a 25-minute drive south from the hotel. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)
Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, pets not permitted, wheelchair accessible. (Call date: May 17, 2013)
The majority of reviews sourced for this analysis were positive. Guests commonly praised the hotel's location, value and staff.
Numerous guests were pleased with the hotel's location, and found it to be close to restaurants, shopping, the Skytrain, the airport and highway access.
The hotel's value was praised by many reviewers. They described the rates as reasonable, inexpensive, cheap and well priced, and felt the hotel provided great value, citing the free breakfast, free Wi-Fi, free parking and free airport shuttle.
Several compliments were offered to the hotel's staff. They were characterized as efficient, friendly, helpful and knowledgeable.
The hotel's breakfast was also praised by several reviewers for its quality and variety, while some reviewers also enjoyed the bright breakfast area and complimented the staff for quickly restocking items when they ran out.
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a few common complaints about the rooms and noise transfer.
While the majority of reviewers found their rooms to be well equipped and spacious, a few guests had complaints about their rooms. They reported uncomfortable beds, cleaning issues, worn carpets and old TVs.
A few lodgers mentioned noise disturbances from traffic in front-facing rooms. These guests recommended booking rooms at the back of the hotel to avoid the noise.
Expedia.ca guests reviews rated the hotel 3.9 out of 5 with a 91% recommendation rate from 110 reviews.
TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #22 of 25 Richmond hotels with an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 from 59 reviews.
Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 8.1 out of 10 from 47 reviews.
The author called the hotel on May 17, 2013 to verify some information.