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Beautiful and clean rooms, but some concerns with location and parking layout

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free airport shuttle
  • Most guests praised their rooms, describing them as clean, quiet and beautiful
  • Many reviewers found the staff welcoming and efficient
  • The hotel's gym, shuttle service and pool were complimented by several lodgers
Cons
  • Some guests felt the location was not close enough to restaurants and the SkyTrain
  • A few guests had issues with the cost and layout of the self-parking
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Editor's Analysis
Updated Oct 31, 2012
Overview
Located roughly 4 km from Vancouver International Airport (YVR) and just south of Sea Island Way (which connects to Highway 99), the Westin Wall Centre Vancouver Airport is popular with conference goers, and those travellers who require a layover hotel close to the airport.

This smoke-free hotel has 188 air-conditioned guest rooms, all of which offer free Wi-Fi, satellite TV, a coffeemaker, bathrobes, a hair dryer, and an iron and ironing board. Standard rooms offer one king bed or two queen beds, while Executive Club rooms provide a desk, a continental breakfast, and free local calls. One-bedroom suites provide a separate living area with a sofa, a dining table, a kitchenette, and complimentary bottled water.

Hotel amenities include a 24-hour fitness centre, a 24-hour business centre, a heated indoor pool and hot tub, 9,900 square feet of meeting/conference space, and a complimentary airport shuttle. Accessible rooms are available upon request, self-parking is $15 per night, and pets are permitted for a fee of $35 per pet per night.

The Westin Wall Centre Vancouver Airport provides on-site dining at The Apron, which is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily. Other nearby restaurants include Boathouse Restaurant (across the street), and ABC Country Restaurant, which is a 6-minute walk south of the hotel.

Shopping can be found at Yaohan Centre and Union Square Shopping Centre (both under an 8-minute walk), the River Rock Casino can be found roughly 14 minutes northeast on foot, and the Aberdeen SkyTrain station (which travels into downtown Vancouver and surrounding areas) is an 11-minute walk south of the hotel. Richmond's city centre is a 6-minute drive south, while downtown Vancouver is about a 25-minute drive north. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified with a front desk agent: Free airport shuttle, free Wi-Fi, parking $15 per night, pets allowed for $35 per pet per night (call date: Oct. 30, 2012).
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The Good
The majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive with much praise going to the hotel's rooms, service, and amenities.

Most guests were very pleased with their rooms at this hotel. They described them as modern, spacious, clean, quiet and beautiful, with great views of the Richmond Marina, mountains, and airport. One guest described their bed as, "the most comfortable bed I have ever slept on." The soaker tubs were also a source of several compliments.

The hotel's staff were praised by many reviewers, and were characterized as courteous, helpful and professional. The check-in process was described as easy and efficient, and one guest mentioned that reception was "lovely and welcoming".

Several lodgers were satisfied with the hotel's amenities, namely the quick shuttle service, the well-equipped gym, and the nice pool and hot tub area. The food at the on-site restaurant was also a source of compliments and described as tasty and reasonably priced.
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The Bad
While most of the reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a few common complaints among them about the hotel's location and parking.

Some guests were disappointed with the location of the hotel. Although most described it as close to the airport, it was pointed out that it was in an industrial area and that it was not particularly close to the SkyTrain (a 10- to 15-minute walk). It was also mentioned there were not a lot of restaurants within walking distance, and that getting to the hotel itself was a bit of a challenge if one wasn't familiar with the area.

The self-parking was a source of complaints for a few reviewers. They were disappointed with the parking fee ($15 per night) and found that spots were limited. These guests also mentioned that in order to exit the parking garage after parking, one had to walk through the car entrance, which didn't seem particularly safe.
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TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #7 out of 26 Richmond hotels from 237 reviews.

Hotels.com guest reviews rated the hotel 4.4 out of 5 from 125 reviews.

Expedia.ca guest reviews rated the hotel 4.2 out of 5 with an 85% recommendation rate from 68 reviews.

Verified with a front desk agent: Free airport shuttle, free Wi-Fi, parking $15 per night, pets allowed for $35 per pet per night (call date: Oct. 30, 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.
Guest Reviews
8.6
Very Good

Rated 8.6/10 based on 887 reviews

Ranked #7 out of 27 hotels in Richmond

Map Marker Westin Wall Centre Vancouver Airport
3099 Corvette Way, Richmond, BC