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English Bay Hotel

6.6 | Fair
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6-min. walk from Stanley Park, good rates, clean rooms with no AC, parking extra

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Numerous guests praised the hotel's proximity to English Bay and public transit
  • The hotel's rates were found to be great and budget friendly by many lodgers
  • Several reviewers were pleased with their clean and spacious rooms
Cons
  • No air conditioning and street noise were reported by a few guests
  • The hotel's parking was somewhat tight and challenging for a few reviewers
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Editor's Analysis
Updated Mar 7, 2014
Overview
Located about a 6-minute walk from Stanley Park and a 2-minute drive from Highway 1A, the English Bay Hotel is geared towards travellers who require a well-priced hotel with extended kitchen amenities, free Wi-Fi and easy highway access.

Each of this smoke-free hotel's guest rooms comes equipped with free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a coffeemaker, a kitchenette, a desk, a fan, a seating area and a hair dryer. Rooms with air conditioning are also available upon request and the hotel is not wheelchair accessible.

Hotel amenities include a computer station, guest laundry and free coffee and tea in the lobby. Parking is an additional $10 per day and pets are not permitted.

Vancouver's city centre is about an 8-minute drive from the hotel, while Denman Place Mall can be found 2 minutes away on foot. Vancouver Aquarium is roughly a 5-minute drive away and Vancouver International Airport (YVR) is 20 minutes away by car. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, parking $10/day, no pets, not wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: February 27, 2014)
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The Good
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with praise going to the hotel's location, rates and rooms.

Many guests praised the hotel's location, finding it close to English Bay, bars, restaurants, shopping, Stanley Park, downtown Vancouver, public transit and the Aquatic Centre. One patron noted, "The location was perfect, and we were lucky enough to have a view of English Bay. There are a myriad of restaurants and pubs within easy walking distance". 

Numerous reviewers were pleased with the hotel's rates, describing them as great, cheap and budget friendly. One guest noted, "Rates are very competitive given the location".

The hotel's accommodations were enjoyed by several travellers. They found their rooms to be clean, spacious, well equipped and quiet, with good water pressure and comfortable beds. A few guests had complaints about their lodgings, however (see below).
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The Bad
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a few common complaints about the rooms and parking.

Although the majority of guests were pleased with their clean and spacious rooms, a few lodgers criticized their accommodations. They reported dated decor, furniture and appliances, as well as no air conditioning and street noise at night.

The hotel's parking was a source of complaint by a few reviewers. They described it as being tight and down a steep ramp with a low ceiling. Some patrons also felt the parking cost should have been included in the room rates.
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Sources
Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 7.7 out of 10 from 384 reviews.

TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #74 of 96 Vancouver hotels with an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 from 71 reviews.

Expedia.ca guest reviews rated the hotel 1 out of 5 from 1 review.

The author called the hotel on February 27, 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
6.6
Fair
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83 / out of 98
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Rated 6.6/10 based on 630 reviews

Ranked #83 out of 98 hotels in Vancouver

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Map Marker English Bay Hotel
1150 Denman Street, Vancouver, BC