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Comfortable downtown Vancouver hotel with free Wi-Fi, scenic views, suites and balconies

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi and free local calls
  • Many guests found the location convenient for accessing area attractions by car and via public transit
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly and helpful service
  • Several guests described their rooms as clean and well-appointed
  • A few reviewers thought that this hotel offered good value for the money they spent
Cons
  • Several reviewers were disturbed in their rooms by traffic nosie
  • Several guests described the elevator as slow
  • Parking costs $15 per day
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
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Editor's Analysis
Updated Oct 21, 2014
Overview
This hotel is located south of downtown Vancouver in the neighbourhood of Fairview. This property is 1 block (2-minute walk) from Vancouver General Hospital. This hotel is ideal for travellers needing to access the hospital or surrounding medical centres and for those looking for a short drive to downtown attractions.

This hotel is 100% smoke-free and offers 117 rooms and suites. All units include a balcony, free Wi-Fi, free local calls, a coffeemaker, an iron and ironing board, a microwave, a mini-fridge, a work desk, and individual climate control. Suites include the standard amenities plus an electric fireplace, a full-sized fridge, free bottled water, and free newspapers.

Parking is available on site for an additional fee of $15 per night and pets are permitted for an additional fee of $15 per night ($25 for 2 pets).

The on-site restaurant, Market Cafe, serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The Fairview Pub is also located on site and features live music. In-room dining is available daily from 6:30am - 2:00pm and from 5:00pm - 9:00pm.

Other on-site amenities include a fitness centre, safety deposit boxes, meeting rooms, a liquor store, coin-operated laundry machines, and free boarding pass printing. 

The Charleson Park (biking trails, dog park, and green space on the False Creek waterfront) is a 4-minute walk from this hotel. The Public Market (food, arts, and crafts vendors) on Granville Island is about a 7-minute drive from this property, while Stanley Park (1,000-acre park with hiking and biking trails) is about 12 minutes away by car. This property is also on a public transit bus route and the nearest SkyTrain station is an 8-minute walk away.

The Vancouver International Airport is a 22-minute drive away, while the Vancouver VIA Rail and Greyhound bus stations are 6 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 guests found this location convenient for accessing points of interest on foot, by car, or via public transit. Guests described walking to the hospital and nearby restaurants as well as accessing public transit for trips to downtown Vancouver.

The staff were frequently described as friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable about public transit schedules and routes.

Several guests described their rooms as clean and well-appointed with modern furnishings. A few reviewers thought that their rooms appeared to be recently upgraded. Some specifically mentioned that their beds were comfortable and one reviewer said that the linens were clean and smelled fresh. A couple of guests noted that they had pleasant views of the city from their rooms.

A few guests thought that this hotel offered good value for the money they spent and reviewers mentioned the following value-added features: coin-operated laundry machines, in-room coffeemakers, microwaves, mini-fridges, free local calls, and private balconies.

A couple of guests praised the food, generous portions, and inexpensive menu at the on-site restaurant.
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The Bad
Among the reviews used for this analysis, many guests complained about noise disturbances. Some reviewers were disturbed in their rooms by traffic noise, while a few other guests found sounds from the halls and slamming doors to be disruptive.

Several guests also complained that the elevator was slow and a few reviewers said that they resorted to using the stairs because of the elevator.

A couple of guests described their bathrooms as small and cramped, while a couple of other reviewers found the Wi-Fi to be slow and unreliable. One guest suggested going to the lobby to obtain a stronger Wi-Fi signal.
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Sources
Expedia.ca gave this hotel an average score of 4.1 out of 5.0, with 87% of 55 guests recommending the property.

TripAdvisor.ca ranked this hotel #54 out of 101 properties in Vancouver, based on 104 reviews.

Hotels.com gave this property an average score of 4.1 out of 5.0, from 57 guest reviews.
Editor's Analysis by Tammy B.
Analyzed by Tammy B.
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Guest Reviews
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hotels in Vancouver

Rated 7.7/10 based on 2119 reviews

Ranked #61 out of 98 hotels in Vancouver

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Map Marker Park Inn & Suites by Radisson
898 West Broadway, Vancouver, BC