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Oceanside Hotel Vancouver

7.0 | Good
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Across the street from beach, good rates, free parking, full kitchens, dated decor

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking
  • Numerous guests praised the hotel's proximity to the beach and restaurants
  • The hotel was complimented on its reasonable rates and good value
  • Several lodgers were pleased with their clean and well-equipped rooms
Cons
  • A few lodgers complained of worn rooms and no air conditioning
  • The hotel's parking spots were described as very narrow by a few reviewers
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Dec 20, 2013
Overview
Located across the street from English Bay Beach and a 3-minute drive from Highway 99, the Oceanside Hotel Vancouver is suitable for business or vacation travellers who prefer pet-friendly, well-priced apartment-style accommodations with extended kitchen amenities, free parking and easy highway access.

Each of the hotel's suites offers free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a coffeemaker, a full kitchen, a separate bedroom, a living room with a sofabed, a desk, an iron and ironing board and a hair dryer. Smoking and non-smoking rooms are available and the hotel is wheelchair accessible.

The hotel also offers laundry services, a business centre, a grocery store and free parking. Pets are permitted free of charge.

Stanley Park is about 5 minutes away on foot, while Denman Place Mall can be found a 3-minute walk away. Vancouver's city centre is roughly a 10-minute drive from the hotel and Vancouver International Airport (YVR) is a 23-minute drive away. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, pets stay free, wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: December 13, 2013)
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The Good
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with praise going to the hotel's location, value and rooms.

The hotel's location was praised by numerous reviewers. They found it close to English Bay Beach, Stanley Park, restaurants, grocery stores, shopping, public transit and downtown Vancouver.

Many lodgers were pleased with the hotel's value. They described the rates as reasonable, well priced and excellent, and also cited the free parking and in-room kitchens as adding to the hotel's worth.

Several guests enjoyed their accommodations at the hotel. They found their rooms to be clean, spacious, well equipped and quiet, with comfortable beds. A few travellers criticized their lodgings, however (see below).
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The Bad
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a few common complaints about the rooms and parking.

Although several lodgers were pleased with their spacious and well-equipped rooms, a few reviewers were disappointed with their accommodations. They reported dated decor, worn fixtures, stained carpets, musty odours and no air conditioning.

The hotel's parking was a challenge for a few guests. They found the space very narrow for larger vehicles and recommended bringing a smaller vehicle if possible.
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Expedia.ca guest reviews rated the hotel 3.8 out of 5 with an 84% recommendation rate from 226 reviews.

TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #57 of 97 Vancouver hotels with an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 from 99 reviews.

Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 7.7 out of 10 from 21 reviews.

The author called the hotel on December 13, 2013 to verify some information.
Editor's Analysis by Erin H.
Analyzed by Erin H.
Erin loves to travel, and considers it her personal mission to help fellow travellers get the inside scoop, both good and bad, on Canadian Hotels.
Guest Reviews
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hotels in Vancouver

Rated 7.0/10 based on 109 reviews

Ranked #77 out of 98 hotels in Vancouver

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Map Marker Oceanside Hotel Vancouver
1847 Pendrell Street, Vancouver, BC