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Blue Horizon Hotel Vancouver

Blue Horizon Hotel Vancouver is a 3 star hotel in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada 1225 Robson Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Estimated Price
$124
CAD
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Just off Highway 1A, good rates and staff, clean rooms, parking extra
Pros 
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • The hotel was praised for its proximity to downtown and Stanley Park
  • Many lodgers were pleased with the hotel's affordable and reasonable rates
  • Several lodgers enjoyed their clean and comfortable rooms
Cons 
  • A few guests reported worn bathrooms and noise transfer
  • Parking is $16 per day

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Barclay Hotel (0.2 km)
Tropicana Suite Hotel Vancouver (0.2 km)
Vancouver Extended Stay (0.2 km)
Carmana Plaza (0.2 km)
Robsonstrasse Hotel & Suites (0.2 km)
The Greenbrier Hotel (0.2 km)
Shangri La Hotel Vancouver (0.3 km)
Riviera Hotel Vancouver (0.3 km)
Empire Landmark Hotel and Conference Center (0.3 km)
Loden Hotel Vancouver (0.3 km)
Coast Coal Harbour Hotel (0.5 km)

This Hotel is in...
Downtown Vancouver

This Hotel is Near...
BC Children's Hospital (4.4 km)
BC Place (1.5 km)
Canada Place (1.0 km)
Capilano Suspension Bridge (6.4 km)
Cypress Mountain (13.3 km)
Gastown Vancouver (1.2 km)
Granville Island (1.5 km)
Grouse Mountain (11.0 km)
Kitsilano Beach (2.1 km)
Orpheum Theater (0.8 km)
Pacific Coliseum (6.2 km)
Port of Vancouver (3.3 km)
Queen Elizabeth Park (5.1 km)
Queen Elizabeth Theatre (1.3 km)
Rogers Arena (1.7 km)
St. Paul's Hospital (0.7 km)
Stanley Park (0.8 km)
UBC Hospital (8.9 km)
Vancouver Aquarium (1.6 km)
Vancouver Art Gallery (0.7 km)
Vancouver Casino (1.9 km)
Vancouver Convention Centre (1.0 km)
Vancouver Cruise Terminal (1.3 km)
Vancouver General Hospital (2.7 km)

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Editor's Analysis
Updated on Apr 5, 2014
Overview
Located less than a 1-minute drive from Highway 1A and a 9-minute drive from Burrard SkyTrain Station, the Blue Horizon Hotel Vancouver is geared towards business or vacation travellers who prefer a hotel with meeting/banquet space, on-site dining and easy access to public transit and the highway.

Each of this smoke-free hotel's air-conditioned guest rooms and suites comes equipped with free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a balcony, an in-room safe, a desk, a coffeemaker, a mini-fridge, an iron and ironing board and a hair dryer. Rooms with a separate bedroom and a living area with a sofabed are also available, as are wheelchair-accessible rooms. Pets are not permitted.

The hotel also offers an indoor pool, a hot tub, a sauna, a fitness centre, meeting/banquet space, a business centre, laundry services and on-site dining at Abode, which serves breakfast and dinner daily and lunch on weekdays. Parking is an additional $16 per day.

Vancouver's city centre is roughly a 7-minute drive from the hotel, while Stanley Park can be found 3 minutes away by car. Royal Center offers shopping a 2-minute drive away and Vancouver International Airport (YVR) is a 17-minute drive away. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, parking $16/day, no pets, wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: March 19, 2014)
The Good
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with much praise going to the hotel's location, rates, rooms and staff.

Numerous travellers praised the hotel's location. They described it as central, as well as close to downtown Vancouver, English Bay, Stanley Park, restaurants and shopping.

The hotel's value was enjoyed by many reviewers. They found the rates to be well priced, reasonable, affordable and amazing. A few patrons did complain about the cost of parking, however.

Several guests were pleased with their accommodations at the hotel. They described their rooms as clean, quiet, spacious and well equipped, with good Wi-Fi signals, great city and bay views and comfortable beds. A few travellers did have complaints about their rooms, however (see below).

The hotel's staff were the source of several compliments by guests. They were characterized as accommodating, friendly, efficient and helpful. 

The Bad
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a few complaints about the hotel's rooms.

Although the majority of reviewers were pleased with their clean and comfortable rooms, a few lodgers had complaints about their accommodations. They reported small and dated bathrooms, uncomfortable beds (too firm), no in-room microwaves, noisy heating systems and noise transfer from guests in adjacent rooms.
Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 8.9 out of 10 from 1,433 reviews.

TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #26 of 96 Vancouver hotels with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 from 1,052 reviews.

Hotels.com guest reviews rated the hotel 4.5 out of 5 from 476 reviews.

The author called the hotel on March 19, 2014 to verify some information.

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

8.4
Very Good

#39 out of 92
Guest Rating Explained
Rating: 8.4 / 10 Details

No. of guest reviews: 189
Guest Recommended: Yes
Guest Ranking Explained

Blue Horizon Hotel Vancouver is #39 out of 92 hotels in Vancouver ranked by the ratings provided by guests.
Guest Recommendations and Comments
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Rafa from Vancouver, BC CA rated Blue Horizon Hotel Vancouver 10 out of 10 on July 20, 2013 Verified Guest Hotel Review
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Geoffrey from Victoria, BC CA rated Blue Horizon Hotel Vancouver 8 out of 10 on August 02, 2012 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"I have been staying at this Hotel for thirty years . Love It"
"Great Location"
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Carol a from Surrey, BC CA rated Blue Horizon Hotel Vancouver 9 out of 10 on September 09, 2011 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"great place away from home"
"very nice location within this city. All staff members I encountered,whether at the desk or in the restaurant, or at the front door were very polite, helpful & friendly. would certainly recommend this hotel."
Hotel review by guest is Positive
David from Calgary, AB CA rated Blue Horizon Hotel Vancouver 9 out of 10 on August 21, 2011 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"Great holiday stay"

Hotel review by guest is Positive
Grant from Toronto, ON CA rated Blue Horizon Hotel Vancouver 8 out of 10 on August 20, 2011 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"Great location"
"No wifi but highspeed cable internet in the rooms. The internet went down during my stay but the staff rebooted the system and brought it up quickly for me. Great location on Robson St. In the heart of the action and within walking distance to the financial district."
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Verified Guest from Kelowna, BC CA rated Blue Horizon Hotel Vancouver 10 out of 10 on August 01, 2011 Verified Guest Hotel Review
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Verified Guest from Victoria, BC CA rated Blue Horizon Hotel Vancouver 7 out of 10 on May 23, 2011 Verified Guest Hotel Review
Hotel review by guest is Negative
Verna from Castlegar, BC CA rated Blue Horizon Hotel Vancouver 1 out of 10 on May 15, 2011 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"Dreadful experience, Unacceptably Poor customer service"
"I was mortified. Upon arriving in our room, i was disgusted to find that there were SEVERAL, not one, but SEVERAL, hairs in our bathtub. I called the front desk, the female clerk assured me she would submit a complaint to housekeeping, and she offered me the option to change to another room, however, my son who was staying with me that evening, had checked in with me at the front desk, taken his key card and immediately left to a conference he was attending. I explained this to the clerk, letting her know that changing rooms at this time was not a convenient option, as i had no way of reaching my son to inform him, and that he would be returning to the hotel late in the evening and i did not want him to be alarmed. I explained all of this to the clerk, but she never offered to have someone come up and properly clean the washroom. When we were checking out in the morning, the gentleman clerk taking care of us asked us how everything was at the hotel, I explained the situation of the hair in the tub, and that i had spoken to a female clerk the night before about the disgusting situation, and that she had assured me that a complaint would be made to housekeeping, but that no one was sent to up to my room to clean the washroom. The gentleman clerk did NOT see a note on our file that any such complaint had been made by me, so while we waited to check out, he phoned housekeeping and spoke with them. The gentleman clerk told me that should we ever stay in the hotel again, we would be given a voucher for a free breakfast, that there would be a note on our file to suggest this. I believe this entire situation was unacceptable. At the very LEAST, there should have been someone sent to our room to clean the washroom, since moving to another room was not a convenient option for us. I believe a refund was in order, not an offer for a free breakfast sometime in the future. The hotel seemed to be very nice otherwise, and its location is very convenient, our room was spacious and had a nice layout, the beds were comfortable but, having a complete strangers filth in the bathroom for us to see was extremely uncomfortable and off putting. The only way I would stay in this hotel again is if I was to receive a refund for my stay, or an offer for a free nights stay in the future, one would think this to be in order under the circumstances. So until that happens, I can not recommend this hotel. Had my complaint been dealt with properly, I think I would have rated this hotel high, unfortunately, the situation has not been rectified to my satisfaction, which leaves me with a very poor overall experience of comfort and service. I wish I could say different. "
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Verified Guest from Port Alberni, BC CA rated Blue Horizon Hotel Vancouver 8 out of 10 on April 15, 2011 Verified Guest Hotel Review
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Verified Guest from Calgary, AB CA rated Blue Horizon Hotel Vancouver 7 out of 10 on March 27, 2011 Verified Guest Hotel Review
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Andrea from Whitehorse, YT CA rated Blue Horizon Hotel Vancouver 8 out of 10 on February 28, 2011 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"Only stayed one night, but the Front Desk staff were very informative and friendly. The one server in the restaurant in the morning was very busy, but the food came quickly and he seemed nice enough. My room was very comfortable - I would stay again anytime. Great area for Vancouver nightlife.."
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Verified Guest from Nagasaki, JP rated Blue Horizon Hotel Vancouver 8 out of 10 on December 03, 2010 Verified Guest Hotel Review
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Andrew from Jasper, AB CA rated Blue Horizon Hotel Vancouver 8 out of 10 on November 09, 2010 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"Pleasant and comfortable, a good place to stay"
"Reception staff are friendly and helpful. Hotel is well appointed and rooms have great views. Beds are very comfortable. The only things in my view that prevent this hotel from getting full marks are the small bathrooms and that the carpets in the hallways are beginning to get that odour that comes of long use. (The room had no unpleasant odour.) These are small drawbacks and I would happily stay here again."
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Verified Guest rated Blue Horizon Hotel Vancouver 9 out of 10 on October 23, 2010 Verified Guest Hotel Review
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Anthony from Toronto, ON CA rated Blue Horizon Hotel Vancouver 10 out of 10 on August 08, 2010 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"Highly Recommended"
"I had a fantastic 3 night stay and will definitely return. The staff was great, the location is ideal, and the overall feel was relaxing."
Hotel review by guest is Negative
Verified Guest from Albuquerque, NM CA rated Blue Horizon Hotel Vancouver 5 out of 10 on June 28, 2010 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"May want to consider alternatives..."
"1) poor internet availability -- no wireless, hard-wire not Mac compatible; 2) very small bathroom"
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Douglas from Bracebridge, ON CA rated Blue Horizon Hotel Vancouver 9 out of 10 on May 15, 2010 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"Highly recommend this hotel for the price of it. Great location and service!"
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Verified Guest from Frazier Park, CA US rated Blue Horizon Hotel Vancouver 9 out of 10 on May 14, 2010 Verified Guest Hotel Review
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Joanne from Dunsmuir, CA US rated Blue Horizon Hotel Vancouver 10 out of 10 on April 11, 2010 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"Great value!"
"What a great value! That balcony overlooking Robson St. was the best. We ate at the hotel because the food was so good there was no reason to go elsewhere. I had been expecting that our Vancouver stay would be the most expensive part of our trip, and it was actually right on budget thanks to this great little find."
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Colleen from Coldstream, BC CA rated Blue Horizon Hotel Vancouver 6 out of 10 on March 19, 2010 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"Great location, clean room"
"great location, room was clean but could use a little update. Liked having coffee in the room, fridge etc."
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Hotel review by guest is Positive
Teresa from Parksville, BC CA rated Blue Horizon Hotel Vancouver 9 out of 10 on December 15, 2009 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"I like staying at this hotel. The room is comfortable, (especially the beds) and is in a perfect location to all amenities in downtown Vancouver."
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Betty from Portland, OR US rated Blue Horizon Hotel Vancouver 10 out of 10 on November 28, 2009 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"wonderfully comfortable bed with abundant pillows"
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Carol from Kamloops, BC CA rated Blue Horizon Hotel Vancouver 9 out of 10 on September 23, 2009 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"Fabulous linens and pillows and great view of English Bay sunsets."
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Christopher from Oakton, VA US rated Blue Horizon Hotel Vancouver 9 out of 10 on August 09, 2009 Verified Guest Hotel Review
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Christiane from Mechelen, BE rated Blue Horizon Hotel Vancouver 9 out of 10 on August 27, 2006 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"We stayed twice in this hotel and both times it was excellent. We had a room on the 15th floor with downtown view and another one on the 27th floor, with English Bay view, realy wonderful."
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Paul from Ebetsu, JP rated Blue Horizon Hotel Vancouver 10 out of 10 on August 22, 2006 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"It was my parents-in-laws first trip abroad and Blue Horizon brilliantly answered my request for a good view, high floor. Seems to be near everything, including being on Robson St, which was a positive first impression for walking around Vancouver. Staff professional and friendly. Don't expect to do olympic laps in the pool, but it was comfortable none the less. First floor breakfast restaurant was very nice. Easy stroll to a cheap Internet cafe, shopping, restaurants."
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Verified Guest from Victoria, BC CA rated Blue Horizon Hotel Vancouver 8 out of 10 on July 20, 2006 Verified Guest Hotel Review
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Kenneth from Greenville, SC US rated Blue Horizon Hotel Vancouver 8 out of 10 on October 29, 2005 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"Excellent location, easy access to shopping and quality restaurants. Rooms were clean and spacious. Bathrooms could be a bit larger, but rooms were quite comfortable. Views of English Bay were spectacular from the upper level floor where we stayed. Some reviewers complained about street noise, but it was a non-factor for us. I would defintely stay there again and recommend it to friends."
Hotel review by guest is Positive
George from Lexington, VA US rated Blue Horizon Hotel Vancouver 9 out of 10 on October 29, 2005 Verified Guest Hotel Review
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Michael from Markham, ON CA rated Blue Horizon Hotel Vancouver 9 out of 10 on October 18, 2005 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"Excellent view of the city of Vancouver"
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Stephen from Auckland, NZ rated Blue Horizon Hotel Vancouver 8 out of 10 on September 17, 2005 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"First time in Canada. Was well looked after by attentive staff. Requested a room on a high floor with a good view and we were on floor 26! Fantastic! got some great photos. Thanks once again for a great stay. Highly recommended"
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Peter from Kettering, GB rated Blue Horizon Hotel Vancouver 8 out of 10 on August 05, 2004 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"nice commfortable room with plenty of space for my family of four. Swimming Pool was cold and changing rooms not well looked after."
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Kay from Norwich, GB rated Blue Horizon Hotel Vancouver 9 out of 10 on July 09, 2004 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"We stayed 2 nights at the beginning of our holiday in Canada and had no hestitation in returning for a further night at the end of stay.A wonderful start and end to our vacation."
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Olivier from Louvain-la-neuve, BE rated Blue Horizon Hotel Vancouver 8 out of 10 on April 30, 2004 Verified Guest Hotel Review
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Glen from Victoria, BC CA rated Blue Horizon Hotel Vancouver 8 out of 10 on January 27, 2004 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"The only real critic I have for the Blue Horizon is there was no room service"

Hotel Address: 1225 Robson Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Overview & Amenities


Blue Horizon Hotel Vancouver

Amenities
  • Business Center
  • High-speed Internet
  • Fitness Room/Gym
  • Restaurant
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Concierge
  • Tour Desk
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Elevator / Lift
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Air Conditioned
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Safe-Deposit Box
  • Sauna
  • Mini Bar
  • Refrigerator
  • Cable / Satellite TV
  • Wake-up Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Coffee / Tea Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • TV
  • Laundry service
  • Nightclubs
  • Photocopier
  • Full-service catering
  • Jacuzzi
  • Bathrobes
  • En suite
  • Private Bathroom
  • Private Toilet
  • Pool Indoor
  • Coffee Shop/Cafeteria
  • Luggage Storage
  • Vending Machines
  • Family Room
  • Express Check-In/Check-Out

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Nearby Cities
North Vancouver (5.8 km)
Burnaby (10.1 km)
Richmond (10.8 km)
West Vancouver (11.3 km)
New Westminster (16.3 km)

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