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Comfortable downtown Vancouver hotel with ocean views, indoor pool and free Wi-Fi

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi and free local calls
  • Many guests found the location convenient for accessing English Bay attractions on foot
  • Several reviewers complimented the staff for their friendly and helpful service
  • Several guests described their rooms as clean and spacious
Cons
  • Self-parking is $25 and valet is $35 per night including tax
  • Some guests described the hotel as older or dated
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Editor's Analysis
Updated Feb 13, 2015
Overview
The Coast Plaza is located in the English Bay area of downtown Vancouver. The property is situated among dining and boutique shopping venues and is a 6-minute walk to the beach. This hotel is ideal for travellers looking to explore the English Bay area and Stanley Park (8-minute walk) on foot.

All units at this hotel include free Wi-Fi, a coffeemaker, free local calls, free newspapers, air conditioning, an iron and an ironing board, a work desk and chair, a private balcony, and a TV with pay-per-view movies. Suites at this property also include separate living, dining, and bedroom areas, a kitchen, a sofa bed, bathrobes, and evening turn-down service. 

On-site parking is available for $25 per night and valet parking is $35 per night. Pets are permitted for an additional fee of $20 per night. Pet dishes and waste bags are available upon request.

On-site dining options include 24-hour room service and the Brasserie Bistro (breakfast, lunch, and dinner). 

On-site amenities include a business centre, meeting and event space, an indoor pool, hot tub, sauna, and badminton court (free racquet rentals are available). The following items are available for guests at no additional charge: sand pails and frisbees for the beach, and tennis racquets and tennis balls (nearest tennis courts are at Stanley Park).  

This hotel is across the street from Denman Place Mall (retail shopping, grocery store, fitness centre, and movie theatre).

This property is located on a bus route and travel to downtown Vancouver takes about 15 minutes. The nearest bus stop is a 2-minute walk from this hotel. Downtown attractions include the Vancouver Art Gallery, Pacific Centre Mall, Queen Elizabeth Theatre, and Vancouver Lookout (observation tower with a viewing deck 550 feet above ground).

The Vancouver International Airport (YVR) is about 30-35 minutes away by car (walking and driving time estimates: Google Maps).
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The Good
Most reviewers, among the reviews used for this analysis, thought that this hotel was conveniently located for accessing English Bay attractions, the beach, restaurants, and shopping destinations on foot. A few guests also mentioned walking to the Granville Island ferry. A couple of reviewers found the nearby shopping mall to be an added convenience.

Several guests described their rooms as clean and spacious. A few reviewers mentioned that their beds were comfortable.

Several guests complimented the staff for their friendly, attentive, and accommodating service. One reviewer said that the staff "treat you like family".

A couple of reviewers found the in-room kitchens to be an added convenience, while a few guests found the indoor pool and sauna to be value-added features.
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The Bad
Several reviewers, among the reviews sourced for this analysis, thought that the bathroom fixtures were dated and in need of repairs. Guests described cracked tiles, chipped paint, stained grout, and dated wallpaper.

Several guests were disappointed that this hotel did not have built-in air conditioning in the guest rooms. A few reviewers mentioned that they were supplied with portable air conditioners, but found them ineffective at cooling the room.

A couple of guests complained about the poor food quality and the expensive menu prices at the on-site restaurant.

Isolated guest complaints included: slow elevator and the expensive parking fee ($25 per night).
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Sources
Expedia.ca gave this hotel an average score of 4.1 out of 5.0, with 90% of 335 guests recommending the property.

TripAdvisor.ca ranked this hotel #44 out of 101 properties in Vancouver, from 342 guest reviews.

Hotels.com gave this property an average score of 4.0 out of 5.0, based on 148 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
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hotels in Vancouver

Rated 7.7/10 based on 5088 reviews

Ranked #59 out of 98 hotels in Vancouver

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Map Marker Coast Plaza Hotel & Suites
1763 Comox Street, Vancouver, BC