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Highly praised luxury boutique hotel in downtown Vancouver's Coal Harbour with free Wi-Fi

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • The staff were frequently described as attentive and accommodating
  • Many guests found the location convenient for exploring the harbourfront area on foot
  • Many reviewers described their rooms as clean, well-appointed, and quiet
  • Several guests praised the food at the on-site restaurant
Cons
  • Valet parking is $35 per night plus tax
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Editor's Analysis
Updated Mar 2, 2015
Overview
This is promoted as a boutique hotel located in Coal Harbour in the north end of downtown Vancouver. This hotel is ideal for travellers who prefer full-service accommodations and are looking to access the Vancouver harbourfront on foot. The harbourfront is a 6-minute walk away and features the Vancouver Harbour Water Airport, the Vancouver Convention Centre, the Seawall trail system, and the cruise ship terminal.

This hotel has 70 rooms and 7 suites. All units include floor-to-ceiling windows, free Wi-Fi, a soaker tub and separate shower, a flat-screen TV with an in-ceiling sound system and pay-per-view movies, a fully-stocked private bar, bathrobes and slippers, yoga props and a dedicated yoga channel, and a Nespresso coffee machine. Suites at this property also include a work desk, heated bathroom flooring, free Wi-Fi, and separate living, dining, and bedroom areas. 

Valet parking is available for $35 per night plus tax (includes in/out privileges). Pets are permitted for an additional fee of $45 per stay and the fee includes a dog bed, treats at turn-down, waste bags, and a copy of Modern Dog magazine.

The on-site restaurant, Tableau Bar Bistro, serves brunch, lunch, and dinner. 24-hour room service is also available.

Other on-site amenities include a fitness centre (personal training available for an extra fee), a spa, free bicycle rentals, free newspapers (delivered to guest rooms), concierge services, meeting/event space, and a business centre.

This hotel is a 10-minute walk from the Vancouver Art Gallery and the Pacific Centre Mall. The Vancouver Lookout (observation tower with a viewing deck 550 feet above ground) and Gastown (boutique shopping and nightlife) are a 12-minute walk away (or a 4-minute drive).

The Vancouver International Airport (YVR) is 25-35 minutes away by car (walking and driving time estimates: Google Maps).
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The Good
Among the reviews used for this analysis, most reviewers described positive experiences.

The staff were frequently described as attentive, accommodating, personable, and quick to provide recommendations and directions. One guest said that the staff "treated me like family", while another reviewer was impressed that the valet staff delivered her luggage to her room.

Many guests described their room as clean, well-appointed, and quiet. One reviewer described her room as "spotless", while another guest said his room was "luxurious". Many reviewers described their beds as comfortable.

Many reviewers found the location convenient for exploring the harbourfront area on foot and guests described walking to the Seawall, restaurants, shopping, the water airport, and business offices.

Several guests praised the good food at the on-site restaurant.

Many amenities at this hotel were mentioned as value-added features, including free bicycle rentals (which include bottled water, a local map, and a lock), bathrobes, turn-down service, the pet-friendly policy, and newspaper delivery. A couple of guests thought that this hotel offered good value for the money they spent.
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The Bad
As mentioned above, most reviewers described positive experiences at this hotel, among the reviews sourced for this analysis. There were very few complaints found.

A couple of guests thought that the breakfast menu at the on-site restaurant lacked selection.

Other isolated complaints included: limited availability of bike rentals, the on-site bar was not open during the day, an unpleasant odour was discovered in the guest bathroom, and the room rates were expensive.
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Show Sources
Sources
Expedia.ca gave this hotel an average score of 4.9 out of 5.0, with 99% of 99 guests recommending the property.

TripAdvisor.ca ranked this hotel #4 out of 101 properties in Vancouver, from 806 guest reviews.

Hotels.com gave this property an average score of 4.6 out of 5.0, based on 57 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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Rated 9.8/10 based on 2758 reviews

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Map Marker Loden Hotel Vancouver
1177 Melville Street, Vancouver, BC