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BEST WESTERN PLUS Uptown Hotel

BEST WESTERN PLUS Uptown Hotel is a 3 star hotel in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada 205 Kingsway, Vancouver, BC, Canada
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$132
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Free amenities, clean rooms, and convenient location for guests with vehicles

Pros 
  • Free parking, free breakfast, free Wi-Fi, free local calls, and free coffee
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean and well-maintained
  • Many reviewers found the location convenient for accessing attractions by car
  • Many guests thought that this hotel offered good value for the money they spent
  • Many reviewers indicated that they were likely to stay at this hotel again in the future
  • Several guests complimented the good food at the free breakfast
Cons 
  • Many guests found the parking facility to be small and cramped
  • A few guests described the bed comforters as lumpy

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Editor's Analysis
Updated on Aug 13, 2012
Overview
This hotel is situated south of downtown Vancouver in an area called Mount Pleasant. This property is ideal for travellers with their own vehicle who wish access Vancouver area attractions within a short drive (5 - 10 minutes). This hotel is also located on a public transit route.

This hotel is 100% non-smoking and all units include a television, a coffeemaker with free coffee, an iron and ironing board, free Wi-Fi, air conditioning, a desk with an ergonomic chair, and free local calls. Select rooms also include a jetted tub. Microwaves and mini-fridges are available on request. Free underground parking is available on site and pets are not permitted.

A free breakfast is served daily from 6:30am - 10:30am. The on-site restaurant, Salt and Pepper Restaurant and Lounge, serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. In-room dining is available from 7:00am - 9:00pm. Free juice and coffee is available all day in the lobby.

On-site amenities include a fitness centre, safe deposit boxes, same-day dry cleaning (extra fees apply), ice and vending machines, free newspapers, and copy and fax services (extra fees may apply).

Downtown attractions, such as the Vancouver Lookout (observation tower with viewing deck 550 feet above ground), Vancouver Art Gallery, and the shopping and entertainment district (on Granville Street), are all about an 8- to 10-minute drive from this hotel. B.C. Place Stadium (home of the CFL's B.C. Lions) and Rogers Arena (home of the NHL's Vancouver Canucks and concert venue) are 6 minutes away by car. Stanley Park (1,000-acre park with Seawall hiking and biking trails and home to the Vancouver Aquarium) is about a 14-minute drive away.

The Vancouver International Airport (YVR) is a 25-minute drive from this hotel, while the Vancouver VIA Rail and Greyhound bus stations are 5 minutes away by car (driving time estimates: Google Maps).

Verified by a Front Desk Agent on August 9, 2012: The free breakfast is served daily from 6:30am - 10:30am.
The Good
Positive reviews greatly outnumbered negative reviews, among the reviews used for this analysis. Many guests said that they would recommend this property to others or that they were likely to stay here again in the future. Many reviewers also thought that this hotel offered good value for the money they spent and guests cited the free parking, free Wi-Fi, and free breakfast as value-added features.

Many guests described their rooms as clean and well-maintained. Several reviewers specifically mentioned that their mattresses were comfortable. A couple of guests thought that the rooms were well-appointed and quiet.

Reviewers found the location of this hotel convenient for accessing Vancouver attractions by car, including beaches, Granville Island, and the Vancouver International Airport. A few guests noted that there was a grocery store across the street from the hotel and several restaurants nearby.

The quality of the food at the free breakfast was complimented by several guests, while a couple of reviewers praised the food that they received from room service.

The Bad
The most common complaint for this hotel, among the reviews used for this analysis, was that the underground parking facility was small and cramped. A couple of guests found the facility difficult to navigate with larger SUV-sized vehicles.

A few guests complained that the bed comforters were lumpy and uncomfortable. A few reviewers found the dining area to be too small and frequently crowded.

A couple of guests mentioned that they did not feel safe in the neighbourhood immediately surrounding the hotel, although these guests did not provide specific information about why they felt unsafe.
Expedia.ca gave this hotel an average score of 4.2 out of 5.0, with 86% of 21 guests recommending the property.

TripAdvisor.ca ranked this hotel #57 out of 101 properties in Vancouver, based on 153 guest reviews.

Booking.com gave this hotel an average score of 7.8 out of 10, from 371 reviews.

Verified by a Front Desk Agent on August 9, 2012: The free breakfast is served daily from 6:30am - 10:30am.
Editor's Analysis by Tammy B.
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Guest Reviews
8.1
Very Good

#46 out of 95
Guest Rating Explained
Rating: 8.1 / 10 Details

No. of guest reviews: 60
Guest Recommended: Yes
Guest Ranking Explained

BEST WESTERN PLUS Uptown Hotel is #46 out of 95 hotels in Vancouver ranked by the ratings provided by guests.
Guest Recommendations and Comments
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Verified Guest from Heidelberg, DE rated BEST WESTERN PLUS Uptown Hotel 9 out of 10 on July 19, 2013 Verified Guest Hotel Review
Hotel review by guest is Negative
Verified Guest from Sherwood, OR US rated BEST WESTERN PLUS Uptown Hotel 4 out of 10 on April 04, 2011 Verified Guest Hotel Review
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Debra from Chase, BC CA rated BEST WESTERN PLUS Uptown Hotel 8 out of 10 on July 08, 2010 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"Check in parking is non-existant !!!"
"Overall the hotel was good. Where to park while checking in was very, very bad. Inconvienant. Had to park across the road and walk over to check in."
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Hotel review by guest is Positive
Verified Guest from Kemptville, ON US rated BEST WESTERN PLUS Uptown Hotel 9 out of 10 on February 13, 2006 Verified Guest Hotel Review
Hotel review by guest is Negative
Choi from Hong Kong, HK rated BEST WESTERN PLUS Uptown Hotel 5 out of 10 on August 11, 2005 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"On the whole, it can be said as a well-managed and comfortable hotel. However, there is no luxury, this applies equally to the attitude of the staff, they can just provide the minimum unless you ask for."


Amenities

  • Business Center
  • Room Service
  • High-speed Internet
  • Fitness Room/Gym
  • Restaurant
  • Parking
  • Tour Desk
  • Elevator / Lift
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Air Conditioned
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Safe-Deposit Box
  • Cable / Satellite TV
  • Wake-up Service
  • Coffee / Tea Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • TV
  • Photocopier
  • Desk
  • Internet Connection (wireless)
  • Shower
  • En suite
  • Private Bathroom
  • Private Toilet
  • Family Room
  • Free Parking

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