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Clean and spacious suites with kitchens, washers and dryers, and free breakfast

Pros
  • Free continental breakfast
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean and spacious
  • Many reviewers found the location ideal for accessing Granville Island by ferry
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly service
  • Many guests found the in-suite kitchens to be an added convenience
  • Several reviewers described their rooms as quiet
Cons
  • Several guests had difficulty maintaining a comfortable temperature in their suites
  • Several reviewers thought that the in-suite mini-blinds were in need of repair
  • A few reviewers thought that the Wi-Fi fees ($4.99 per day) were expensive
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Editor's Analysis
Updated Aug 22, 2012
Overview
This hotel is located in the west end of downtown Vancovuer, between the Burrard and Granville bridges, and caters to guests in need of extended-stay accommodations. This hotel is ideally situated for guests looking to explore west end attractions, such as Sunset Beach and Granville Island, on foot and via ferry.

This hotel is 100% smoke-free and all suites are equipped with a full kitchen (refrigerator, stoves, microwave, dishwasher, toaster, coffeemaker, cookware, dishes, and cutlery), a washer and dryer, a TV and DVD player, and a balcony or solarium. Wi-Fi is available for $4.99 per day, $19.99 per week, or $39.99 per month. 

On-site underground parking is available of an additional fee of $15 per night. Pets are permitted in designated rooms for an additional fee of $50 per stay (longer stays may be subject to a fee of $250 per stay).

A free continental breakfast is served daily from 6:30am - 9:30am.

Other on-site amenities include concierge services, a shared patio area with outdoor furniture and a BBQ, and luggage storage. Please note that this hotel does not offer on-site dining or recreational facilities. 

The Vancouver Aquatic Centre (swimming pools) is a 5-minute walk from this property. Also at this location is access to Sunset Beach and ferry service to Granville Island (public market and performing arts venues). Granville Island is also a 7-minute drive away (30-minute walk). The Yaletown boutique shopping area is about a 10 minute-walk away.

Downtown attractions such as the Vancouver Art Gallery, Pacific Centre Mall, Vancouver Lookout (observation tower with a viewing deck 550 feet above ground), and the Queen Elizabeth Theatre, are between a 5-10 minute drive away.

The Vancouver International Airport (YVR) is 25-30 minutes away by car (walking and driving time estimates: Google Maps)
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The Good
Most guests, among the reviews used for this analysis, found the location of this hotel convenient for accessing Sunset Beach on foot and Granville Island by ferry. Some reviewers also mentioned walking to downtown area attractions from this property.

Many guests described their rooms as clean and spacious. Many reviewers found the in-suite kitchens to be well-equipped and an added convenience. Several guests also mentioned the in-suite washers and dryers were value-added features.

Several reviewers also found their suites and the surrounding area to be quiet. One guest mentioned that she was able to sleep with the windows open without noise disturbances.

The staff was frequently described as friendly, helpful, professional, and quick to provide recommendations and directions. One reviewer described the housekeeping staff as thorough and efficient.
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The Bad
The most common concern found among the reviews sourced for this analysis was that it was difficult to maintain a comfortable in-suite temperature. A few guests suspected that the air conditioners were not in working order, while another guest found the heating unit insufficient for warming the entire suite.

Several reviewers described the in-suite mini-blinds as in need of repairs and ineffective at blocking sunlight. 

A few guests complained about the additional fee of $4.99 for Wi-Fi. A couple of guests thought that the free breakfast lacked selection and offered poor quality food.

A couple of reviewers thought that the room rates were expensive.
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Expedia.ca gave this hotel an average score of 4.1 out of 5.0, with 92% of 13 guests recommending the property.

TripAdvisor.ca ranked this hotel #6 out of 28 speciality lodging properties in Vancouver, from 72 guest reviews.

Hotels.com gave this property an average score of 4.2 out of 5.0, based on 30 reviews.
Editor's Analysis by Tammy B.
Analyzed by Tammy B.
Writing chose Tammy from the moment she could hold a pencil. The stories may have changed through the years, from creative fiction to television news reporting, but Tammy's passion for words (and fondness for pencils) continues on.
Guest Reviews
8.3
Very Good

Rated 8.3/10 based on 106 reviews

Ranked #44 out of 95 hotels in Vancouver


8 out of 10 | Mary stayed June 16, 2011

"Small tv but nice and cozy suite."

"U expect to have a better TV"

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9 out of 10 | Verified Guest stayed June 27, 2004

"Not your typical stay, but great for people looking for more of an apartment-feel rather than a traditional hotel. Thought it would be noisy, but it was not."

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Map Marker 910 Beach Avenue Apartment Hotel
910 Beach Avenue, Vancouver, BC