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Good value, downtown location, but some noise disturbances from nearby bars

Pros
  • Free breakfast, free local calls, free Wi-Fi, and free in-room coffee
  • Many reviewers found the location convenient for accessing downtown attractions on foot
  • The staff was frequently complimented for their friendly and helpful service
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean
  • Many reviewers praised the good food at the free breakfast
  • Many guests thought that the hotel offered good value for the money they spent
Cons
  • Several guests were disturbed in their rooms by street noise and patrons from neighbouring bars
  • Several reviewers described their rooms as small
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Editor's Analysis
Updated Aug 14, 2012
Overview
This hotel is located in downtown Vancouver and is within the entertainment and dining district (Granville Street at Robson Street is a 5-minute walk away). This property is ideal for tourists and business travellers looking to explore downtown Vancouver on foot.

This hotel is 100% smoke-free and all 82 units include free Wi-Fi, a flat screen TV with pay-per-view movies, free local calls, an iPod dock, a safe, a coffeemaker with free coffee, and an iron and ironing board. Select rooms also include a mini-fridge and a microwave. On-site parking is available for an additional fee of $14 per night and small dogs are permitted for $25 per stay.

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

This hotel provides free passes to the Steve Nash Sports Club (fitness centre) which is a 10-minute walk away. Other on-site amenities include meeting space, concierge services, dry cleaning (extra fees apply), coin-operated laundry machines, and VIP access to nearby nightclubs (The Cellar, The Roxy, and Doolin's Irish Pub).

The Vancouver Art Gallery is a 9-minute walk from this hotel, while the Queen Elizabeth Theatre (performing arts venue) is 12-minutes away on foot. 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 about a 12-minute walk away. The Vancouver Lookout is a 13-minute walk from this hotel. Stanley Park (1,000-acre park with biking and hiking trails) is a 10-minute drive from this hotel. 

The Vancouver International Airport (YVR) is a 25-minute drive away, while the VIA Rail and Greyhound stations are a 6-minute drive away (walking and driving time estimates: Google Maps).

Verified by a Front Desk Agent on August 10, 2012: The free breakfast is served daily from 6:30am - 9:30am.
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The Good
Positive reviews for this hotel greatly outnumbered negative reviews, among the reviews sourced for this analysis. Many guests thought that the room rates were reasonable and that the hotel offered good value for the money they spent.

Many guests agreed that their rooms were clean and several reviewers said that the rooms appeared to be recently renovated. A few guests described their beds as comfortable.

The staff were frequently described as friendly, professional, efficient, and quick to provide recommendations and directions.

Many reviewers thought that the location was convenient for accessing downtown attractions, shopping venues, and restaurants. Some guests also accessed public transit nearby, while other reviewers found the cruise ship terminal to be within walking distance (about a 16-minute walk).

Many guests praised the food quality at the free breakfast.
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The Bad
While most reviews for this property were positive, among the reviews used for this analysis, there were a couple of common concerns.

Many guests said that they were disturbed in their rooms by street noise, loud music from neighbouring bars, and rowdy bar patrons. A couple of reviewers suggested that future guests request rooms on higher floors to avoid the noise.

Several reviewers described their rooms as small and one guest specifically mentioned that his room lacked adequate storage space for his personal belongings.
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Sources
Expedia.ca gave this hotel an average score of 3.8 out of 5.0, with 81% of 159 guests recommending the property.

TripAdvisor.ca ranked this hotel #60 out of 101 properties in Vancouver, based on 203 reviews.

Hotels.com gave this property an average score of 4.0 out of 5.0, from 105 guest reviews.

Verified by a Front Desk Agent on August 10, 2012: The free breakfast is served daily from 6:30am - 9:30am.
Editor's Analysis by Tammy B.
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Guest Reviews
7.8
Good

Rated 7.8/10 based on 950 reviews

Ranked #57 out of 95 hotels in Vancouver


7 out of 10 | William stayed November 10, 2010

"Basic Clean Hotel"

"I travel alot on business and I am always looking for a good deal on a hotel close to downtown. This is it. Basic clean rooms, right downtown and can be reached easily by the train from the airport."

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10 out of 10 | Verified Guest stayed May 28, 2010

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8 out of 10 | Deborah stayed September 08, 2005

Map Marker Comfort Inn Downtown Vancouver
654 Nelson Street, Vancouver, BC