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Clean and cozy budget hotel in downtown Vancouver with kitchenette suites and free Wi-Fi

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean and spacious
  • Many reviewers found the location convenient for accessing downtown attractions on foot
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly service
  • A few guests described their beds as clean and comfortable
  • A few reviewers thought that this hotel offered good value for the money they spent
Cons
  • No elevator
  • No individual climate control or air conditioning
  • Parking is $20 plus tax per night
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Editor's Analysis
Updated Feb 13, 2015
Overview
This hotel is located among restaurants and nightlife venues on Robson Street in downtown Vancouver. The Coal Harbour marina and community centre are both a 5-minute walk away. This property is well located for guests who are looking to access downtown attractions on foot.

This property is 100% smoke-free and all 33 rooms include free Wi-Fi, free local calls, a 32" flat screen TV, a coffeemaker and an iron and ironing board. Rooms are furnished with one queen bed. Suites also include a mini-fridge, a microwave, a refreshment bar, a living area and a kitchenette. In addition to the above mentioned amenities, Club suites also include bathrobes and a DVD player. Suites are furnished with one queen bed and a sofabed. 

Underground parking is available on site for $20 plus tax per night and pets are not permitted. This hotel has three floors and no elevator. Free coffee and tea is served in the afternoons. Other on-site amenities include in-room spa services, guest laundry facilities and a 24-hour front desk.

Access to the Seawall (waterfront walking and biking trail) is a 5-minute walk away, while the Vancouver Convention Centre is 12 minutes away on foot. The Pacific Centre mall is a 14-minute walk away, while the Harbour Centre tower and Steamworks Brewery are both about 20 minutes away on foot. 

B.C Place Stadium and GM Place (arena and concert centre) are both about 6 minutes away by car, while Stanley Park is a 3-minute drive away. The Vancouver International Airport (YVR) is 29 minutes away by car. (All walking and driving time estimates: Google Maps)
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The Good
Many guests described satisfactory stays at this property, among the reviews used for this analysis. 

Many guests described their rooms as clean and spacious, while a few reviewers found their beds to be clean and comfortable. A couple of guests mentioned that their rooms were quiet.

The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly and accommodating service and one reviewer was impressed that the staff offered to help with his luggage.

Many reviewers found the location convenient for accessing attractions on foot or within a short drive (6-minute drive to BC Place Stadium and GM Place). Many guests also mentioned finding restaurants and shopping nearby.

Several guests appreciated the convenience of the free breakfast and a few reviewers thought that the room rates were reasonable and that the hotel offered good value for the money they spent.
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The Bad
Among the reviews sourced for this editorial, there were several negative comments found for this hotel. Many of the negative comments seemed to result from isolated experiences. However, there were a couple of common concerns.

A couple of guests were disappointed that their rooms were not equipped with individual climate control or air conditioning. 

A couple of reviewers were not happy that this property did not have an elevator.
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Show Sources
Sources
Expedia.ca gave this hotel and average score of 3.6 out of 5, with 88% of 64 guests recommending the property.

TripAdvisor.ca ranked this hotel #63 out of 98 properties in Vancouver, with an average score of 3 out of 5, from 118 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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81 / out of 98
hotels in Vancouver

Rated 6.8/10 based on 1752 reviews

Ranked #81 out of 98 hotels in Vancouver

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Map Marker Greenbrier Hotel
1393 Robson Street, Vancouver, BC