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Popular Vancouver-Fairview hotel offers good value, good views, indoor pool and free Wi-Fi

Pros
  • Free Wi Fi
  • The staff of this hotel were considered to be excellent by many reviewers
  • Guests agreed that the rooms were clean, modern and comfortable
  • This hotel's location provided convenient access to downtown, restaurants, services and attractions, said guests
  • Several enjoyed the food at the on-site restaurant
  • Some guests enjoyed pleasant views from their rooms
  • Many said this hotel provided good value, and they would return
Cons
  • A few guests complained about noisy AC units
  • Wi-Fi was inconsistent for a few guests
  • A couple of guests complained that the shower heads were too low
  • Parking is $18 per night with tax
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
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Editor's Analysis
Updated Feb 14, 2015
Overview
The Holiday Inn Vancouver - Centre (Broadway) hotel is located at 711 West Broadway Ave, close to a main artery called Cambie Street in the Fairview area of the city of Vancouver. With nearby access to the SkyTrain ( 4-minute walk), bus and ferry, it is popular with a variety of travellers who appreciate the accessibility and convenience of its location to the attractions of downtown Vancouver, Granville Island, the Vancouver General Hospital and Vancouver's international airport.

This 100% smoke-free and pet-free hotel has completed its recent renovations of 2012.  All guest rooms include free Wi Fi, a phone with voicemail and free local calls, a HD LCD TV, an iron and ironing board, a coffee and tea maker, a mini-fridge, an ergonomically designed work area and windows that open.

Hotel amenities include an indoor pool, fitness centre, business centre, guest laundry facilities, dry cleaning services, safety deposit, ATM and ice machines. Parking is surcharged at $18 per day in an above ground covered lot, with a height restriction of 6 feet and 6 inches.

Stages Bistro offers on-site dining and is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Kids under 12 eat for free and room service is also available from 7 am to 9:30 pm daily. The on-site lounge, which is connected to Stages Bistro, is available for evening relaxation and TV watching. The Golden Great Wall Szechuan Restaurant serves both lunch and dinner on site.

There are a number of restaurants within walking distance of the hotel. The Dynasty Seafood Restaurant, the Cactus Club Cafe, Banana Leaf Malaysian Cuisine and Tojo's for award winning Japanese cuisine.

The Vancouver General Hospital and the BC Cancer Agency can be reached in about 3 minutes on foot from the hotel. Downtown Vancouver city centre and Science World are both about a 6-minute drive, and Granville Island and the VanDusen Botanical Garden are about a 7 minute drive from the hotel. (Granville Island can also be reached by ferry from this hotel.) The Vancouver International Airport is about 18 minutes away by car. (All travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Confirmed with a front desk agent on Feb 14, 2015:  parking is $18 per night and Wi-Fi is free 
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The Good
The majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, with much praise going to the hotel's staff, rooms and location.

The staff were frequently praised for being friendly and helpful. Guests gave accounts of how the staff provided warm smiles and greetings, efficient check ins and knowledgeable instructions for reaching attractions and using public transit. One reviewer seemed to sum up the sentiment of many guests, when he said that the staff of the Holiday Inn were some of the most courteous service people he had ever encountered.

The rooms were enjoyed by many guests for being clean, comfortable, modern and quiet. Some guests also said the rooms were spacious and well decorated. A few guests mentioned the comfort of their beds and pillows.

The consensus of the vast majority of reviewers was that this hotel was well located for its proximity to good restaurants and shops, and for having easy access to the SkyTrain, bus stops and the Canada Line metro railway. Many reviewers agreed that it was centrally located by being a short ride to downtown, but not right in the core, and a pleasant walk to Granville Island and the seawall. A few recent reviewers mentioned that this hotel's proximity to the hospital was convenient for them.

Many guests also enjoyed nice views from their rooms. One guest in particular mentioned that he enjoyed views of False Creek, the northshore mountains, Granville Island and the sunset from his small balcony.

Several guests enjoyed their breakfast and meals at the on-site restaurant and said it was reasonably priced with pleasant wait staff.

Many guests judged the hotel to provide good value for the dollar and said that they would return and recommended it to others.

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The Bad
There were some common complaints in the reviews consulted for this analysis.

Noise disruptions were a problem for some guests with a few drawing attention to noisy (and outdated) air-conditioning units in their rooms. There were some isolated complaints also about a member of the housekeeping staff playing a radio early in the morning in the hallway, the rooms not being soundproof and some noise disruption from a nearby elevator and outside from an ambulance going to the nearby hospital.

There were a few guests who had trouble with the Wi-Fi signal failing, although a couple of other guests said the Wi-Fi was satisfactory.

A couple of guests complained about the price of parking considering it to be too expensive, although a few other guests were pleased about the convenience, ease and availability of parking.

A couple of reviewers said that the shower heads were too low in their rooms, and some other guests were disappointed to not have HD (high definition) programs on the televisions.


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TripAdvisor.com guest ratings averaged 4 out of 5 and reviewers ranked this hotel #43 out of 97 Vancouver hotels with a 75% recommendation rate, based on 245 reviews.

Booking.com guest reviewers rated this hotel 8.5 out of 10, based on 103 reviews. 

Hotels.com guest reviewers rated this hotel 4 out of 5, based on 207 reviews.
Editor's Analysis by Heather W.
Analyzed by Heather W.
Driven by the sense that every person, place or thing has a story to tell and a skill for being in the wrong place at the right time, Heather is a well-traveled writer.
Guest Reviews
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hotels in Vancouver

Rated 8.5/10 based on 2530 reviews

Ranked #38 out of 98 hotels in Vancouver

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Map Marker Holiday Inn Vancouver-Centre Broadway
711 West Broadway, Vancouver, BC