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Friendly, clean and centrally located, but complaints about parking fees

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi and free evening wine receptions
  • Many guests found the location convenient for accessing downtown attractions on foot
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly and helpful service
  • Several reviewers described their rooms as clean
  • Several guests said that they were likely to return to this hotel again in the future
Cons
  • Several reviewers thought that the parking fees were expensive ($27.10 per night)
  • Several guests found the Wi-Fi to be unreliable
  • Several reviewers thought that the hotel was in need of decor upgrades
  • A few guests were disturbed in their rooms by traffic noise
Editor's Analysis
Updated Aug 15, 2012
Overview
The Executive Hotel Vintage Park is situated on the north side of the Granville Bridge and is ideal for leisure travellers or business travellers who wish to explore downtown Vancouver on foot or within a short drive. This hotel also offers longer-stay accommodations.

This hotel is 100% smoke-free and offers both guest rooms and guest apartments. All 126 units include free Wi-Fi, a flat-screen TV with pay-per-view movies, a mini-fridge, a coffeemaker, a safe, an iron and ironing board, a hair dryer, and a refreshment and snack centre (extra fees may apply). The apartment units also include a full 7-piece kitchen, a washer and dryer, an entertainment centre (TV, DVD player, and stereo), and separate living, dining, and bedroom spaces. 

Self-parking is $27.10 per night, while valet parking is $31.17 per night (prices include tax). Pets are allowed at this hotel for an additional cleaning fee of $150 per stay.

The on-site restaurant, La Vallee Restaurant, serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The restaurant is open daily from 6:30am - 10:00pm and also offers free wine receptions in the evenings. In-room dining is available 24-hours.

On-site amenities include a business centre (printing, copying, faxing, and courier services - extra fees may apply), fitness room, outdoor hot tub (9th floor), gift shop, concierge services, in-room spa services, and a free shuttle service to Canada Place cruise ship dock (included in some rates).

The dining and entertainment district on Granville Street (at Robson Street) is about a 10-minute walk from this hotel, while the boutique shopping area in Yaletown is about a 5-minute walk away. The Vancouver Art Gallery (featuring works by Emily Carr) is a 12-minute walk (or 4-minute drive) from this hotel. B.C. Place Stadium and Rogers Arena are both about an 8-minute drive from this hotel, while Stanley Park and the Seawall (waterfront trail system) are a 10-minute drive away.

Vancouver International Airport (YVR) is 25-30 minutes away by car (walking and driving time estimates: Google Maps).

Verified by a Front Desk Agent on August 7, 2012: Pets are allowed at this hotel for an additional $150 per stay cleaning fee. Self-parking is $27.10 per night and valet parking is $31.17 per night (prices include tax).
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The Good
The location and customer service were the most complimented aspects of this hotel, among the reviews used for this analysis.

Many guests found the location convenient for accessing downtown attractions on foot, including Granville Island, the Seawall at Stanley Park, Beach Avenue, shopping destinations, and restaurants.

The staff were frequently described as friendly, helpful, and quick to provide directions and recommendations. One reviewer said that "the staff were clearly well trained and customer oriented."

Several guests described their rooms as clean and a couple of reviewers specifically mentioned that their beds were comfortable.

Several reviewers indicated that they were impressed by the pleasant views of downtown from their guest rooms and from the 9th floor hot tub.

The food quality at the on-site restaurant was complimented by a few guests, with one reviewer mentioning that the restaurant had an "impressive wine list".

Several guests said that they were likely to return to this hotel again in the future or that they would recommend the property to others.
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The Bad
Among the reviews used for this analysis, several guests thought that their rooms and the hotel in general were in need of decor upgrades. Guests described chipped furniture, orange-coloured walls, and patterned carpet. One reviewer described the decor as "1980s style" and a few guests found the decor to create an unpleasant atmosphere.

Several guests found the on-site parking fees to be expensive ($27.10 per night for self-parking). A couple of reviewers also complained about the breakfast menu prices at the on-site restaurant (they described breakfast as costing $12-$15 per person).

The Wi-Fi service was found to be unreliable by several guests.

A few reviewers were disturbed in their rooms by street noise, specifically noise from traffic travelling on the nearby Granville Bridge.

The on-site fitness centre was described as sparsely equipped by a couple of guests. One reviewer described the fitness centre as including only a universal weight machine and two cardio machines.
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Sources
Expedia.ca gave this hotel an average score of 4.0 out of 5.0, with 83% of guests recommending the property.

TripAdvisor.ca ranked this hotel #60 out of 100, based on 216 guest reviews.

Hotels.com gave this property an average score of 3.8 out of 5.0, from 293 reviews.

Verified by a Front Desk Agent on August 7, 2012: Pets are allowed for an additional $150 per stay cleaning fee. Self-parking is $27.10 per night and valet parking is $31.17 per night (prices include tax).
Editor's Analysis by Tammy B.
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Map Marker Executive Hotel Vintage Park
1379 Howe Street, Vancouver, BC