Budget hotel with friendly service, but some guests felt unsafe in the neighbouring area
- Free breakfast (for select room rates) and free wireless Internet
- Many guests complimented the staff for their friendly and helpful service
- Several guests thought that the room rates were reasonable
- Several reviewers described their rooms as clean
- A few guests complimented the food quality at the on-site restaurant
- Many guests indicated that they felt unsafe in the neighbourhood immediately surrounding the hotel
- Several reviewers thought that the bathrooms could use upgrades
- A few guests described their rooms as small
Updated Aug 9, 2012
5 out of 10 | Verified Guest stayed January 01, 2014
"not worth the money"
"The bed provided is so small that its merely enough for a single person and its not for twin sharing"
7 out of 10 | Konstantinos stayed September 29, 2013
"Good value for money but in bad location"
"Overall this hotel is exactly what it's name says. However, impressions improve once you get there and this has to do with full provision of the service it promises and a very friendly and helping staff which I liked best. The only potential problem for some people is the bad location, but taxis can sort out the inconvenience given that it is very close to the main touristic and business spots of the city."
7 out of 10 | John stayed August 21, 2013
"Bad location, great hotel"
"If you're uncomfortable being in a bad part of town, this isn't the hotel for you. The people who worked there were wonderful, and the room was small but clean. It was like going back in time to the 1940's. The hotel is located along a main bus route, so getting around is easy. We will definitely stay here again."
9 out of 10 | Gayle stayed May 20, 2013
"Another Peaceful Night"
"This hotel is great for event night in Vancouver! Close to EVERYTHING, exceptional hotel service, and very quiet!"
10 out of 10 | Gayle stayed March 28, 2013
"Diamond in the rough (hood)"
"Patricia was easy to locate and parking was close to the door. Hotel staff made check-in a easy affair and within minutes we were off to our event. Which desk man gave us a map with the walking directions and highlighted sites to see along the way (narrowest building, famous gardens, etc.) Hotel/Room is basic, although, very clean. I liked that the windows opened..... The weather was nice :). No coffee/tea service in room, but was always available in lobby area - which was very comfortable if one chose to take advantage (comfortable chairs in one area to watch the street, large table set up if you wanted to study/work). There is an elevator available or you can use the stairs. Doors to street are locked. you just have to show desk clerk your key from outside the door and you will be buzzed in. Neighbourhood....... Bit dodgy - but colourful at the same time. I would compare it to "the street outside the 5 star resort in the third world country of your choice" , but only for a few blocks (quite secure though..... security and police presence was noticed but just as a precaution) We walked to hotel from Rogers arena and were memorized by the older buildings and neon signs...... So I guess the activity on the street was not that distracting. Bonus was that there were many independently owned grocery marts open at all hours. Hotel was very quiet (halls, etc). Don't recall any horrific street noise either during the night, nor in the morning. Check out was painless. I would stay here again."
7 out of 10 | Morgan stayed September 01, 2011
"clean cheap rooms"
"Clean cheap rooms in one of the poorest neighborhoods in Vancouver."
6 out of 10 | Korey stayed July 29, 2006
"Very tough, acive neighborhood regarding drugs & prostitution. My daughter and I arrived in the evening and literally drove around the hotel 3 times before the guardian angels ran off a gang of women who were hostile-even swearing at my daughter as we attempted to park the car in the hotel lot. It was hard to see such despair on such a massive scale. If I had the money, I would've cut my losses and found another spot to stay. But, once inside, the staff were simply terrific, adding a sense of relief and normalcy to the rugged scene. The room was basic, (they upscaled us to 2 singles) but clean, quiet and comfortable-car was fine overnight depite a bit of concern."
7 out of 10 | Frank stayed June 24, 2006
"this clean, friendly place is a bargain though in a poor neighborhood"
Clifford stayed April 30, 2004
"We did not stay at the Patricia Hotel nor did we attempt to stop due to the fact that the location was in the middle of the red light and heroin district of the city. The street fronting the hotel was littered with stumbling bums and tweeking addicts. It was an embarassment for myself and guests. We were lucky to find a hostel outside of town. I am forced to take the loss and use this as a lesson since hotel x and world choice travel are not willing to provide any form of refund or compensation. AND I SUGGEST TO EVERYONE TO NOT USE HOTEL X AND WORLD CHOICE TRAVEL."