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Hotel Ambassador Vancouver

6.1 | Fair
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Hotel with shared bathrooms, guests liked reasonable room rates & friendly staff

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Many guests thought that the room rates were reasonable
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly service
  • Many reviewers found the location convenient for walking to downtown attractions
  • Several guests described their rooms as clean
  • Several reviewers found the shared bathrooms and guest kitchen to be clean
Cons
  • A few guests were disturbed by noise from outside the hotel
  • A couple of reviewers found their rooms to be small
  • Rooms are not air conditioned
  • All room types have shared washrooms
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Editor's Analysis
Updated Mar 16, 2014
Overview
The Hotel Ambassador, formerly the Hotel Granville Grand, is situated in the Yaletown district and is about a 5-minute walk from the bridge to Granville Island. Granville Island attractions are about 15 minutes away on foot. Offering rooms with shared bathrooms and few on-site amenities, this property is well suited for guests looking for budget-friendly accommodations.

All rooms are smoke free and include free Wi-Fi, a TV, a mini-fridge and a safe (rooms are not equipped with air conditioning). All rooms have shared bathrooms, while wheelchair-accessible rooms are not available.

Private parking is available on site for an additional fee of $15 per night. Pets are not permitted.

The on-site Scarlet Supper Club serves dinner and alcoholic beverages, while G Sports Bar and Grill serves lunch and dinner on weekdays and breakfast, lunch and dinner on weekends.

Other on-site amenities include a guest laundry facility, a guest kitchen and a computer station.

B.C. Place and Rogers Arena are both about 15 minutes away on foot, while other downtown attractions, including the waterfront area, the Seawall trail, the Vancouver Art Gallery, shopping and dining on Robson Street and the Pacific Centre Shopping Mall are all located within a 20-minute walk of this hotel.

Stanley Park and the Vancouver Aquarium are both about 5 minutes away by car , while the University of B.C. is a 15-minute drive away. The Vancouver International Airport (YUL) is about 20 minutes away by car, depending on traffic. (All driving and walking time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified by a front desk agent on March 12, 2014: No air conditioning, wheelchair accessibility, parking and some in-room amenities. 
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The Good
Among the reviews used for this analysis, many guests thought that the room rates were reasonable and that the hotel offered good value for the money they spent.

The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly and helpful service.

Many reviewers found the hotel located within walking distance of downtown attractions, while several guests found shops and restaurants nearby.

Several guests described the shared bathrooms and guest kitchen as clean, while several other reviewers agreed that their rooms were basic, but clean. Some guests added that their rooms and beds were comfortable.

A couple of reviewers enjoyed the food at the on-site restaurants.
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The Bad
There were a few common concerns found for this property, among the reviews sourced for this editorial. 

A few guests were disturbed in their rooms by noise from traffic and neighbouring bars. A few reviewers were not happy with having a shared bathroom and a couple of these reviewers found the shared bathrooms to be small, while a couple of guests said that their guest rooms were too small.
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Sources
Booking.com gave this property an average score of 7.3 out of 10, based on 282 guest reviews.

TripAdvisor.ca ranked this hotel #77 out of 96 hotels in Vancouver, with an average score of 3 out of 5, based on 40 guest reviews.

The author called the hotel on March 12, 2014 to verify some information.
Editor's Analysis by Tammy B.
Analyzed by Tammy B.
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Guest Reviews
6.1
Fair
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86 / out of 98
hotels in Vancouver

Rated 6.1/10 based on 675 reviews

Ranked #86 out of 98 hotels in Vancouver

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Map Marker Hotel Ambassador Vancouver
1212 Granville St., Vancouver, BC