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Central location, in-suite kitchens, clean rooms, and comfortable beds

Pros
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean and their beds as comfortable
  • Many reviewers found the location convenient for accessing downtown attractions
  • Many guests found the in-suite kitchens to be an added convenience
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly and helpful service
  • A couple of guests thought that the hotel offered good value for the money they spent
Cons
  • A few reviewers described the parking facility as small and cramped
  • A few guests thought that the in-room furnishings were dated
  • A few guests described the in-suite air conditioners as loud and disruptive
Editor's Analysis
Updated Aug 23, 2012
Overview
This hotel is located in the dining and entertainment district of downtown Vancouver. This property is within walking distance of the B.C. Place Stadium (7 minutes), Rogers Arena (10 minutes), and the Queen Elizabeth Theatre (4 minutes). 

This all-suite property is ideal for both tourists and business travellers looking for extended-stay accommodations and/or access to downtown attractions on foot.

All 217 suites at this hotel include a flat-screen TV, a fully-equipped kitchen (stove, oven, fridge, and microwave), a coffeemaker with free coffee and tea, individual climate control, floor-to-ceiling windows, and a sofa bed. In-room Wi-Fi is available for an additional fee of $5 per 24 hours.

On-site underground parking is available for an additional fee of $16 per night and valet parking is available for $25 per night. Pets are permitted for an additional fee of $25 per night.

Select room packages include a free continental breakfast. There are also several on-site restaurants including: Rosie's on Robson, Subway, Superchef Grill, and Ramon Jinya.

Other on-site amenities include coin-operated laundry machines and dry cleaning (extra fees apply), meeting rooms, an indoor lap pool, hot tub, steam room, dry sauna, and a fitness centre. 

Boutique shopping in Yaletown is about 5 minutes away on foot. The Vancouver Art Gallery (featuring artwork by Emily Carr) and the Pacific Centre Mall (shopping centre) are both about a 10-minute walk from this hotel. The False Creek waterfront, which features ferry service to Granville Island and the Seawall trail system, is about an 8-minute walk away.

The Vancouver VIA Rail and Greyhound bus stations are a 5-minute drive away, while the Vancouver International Airport (YVR) is 25-30 minutes away by car (walking and driving time estimates: Google Maps).
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The Good
Positive reviews for this hotel outnumbered negative reviews, among the reviews sourced for this analysis. 

Many guests found the location convenient for accessing restaurants, shopping destinations, sports venues, and nearby business offices.

Many reviewers described their rooms as clean and their beds as comfortable. A couple of guests also noted that their rooms were quiet and that they were not disturbed in their rooms by street noise. 

Many reviewers found the in-suite kitchens well-equipped and an added convenience. Guests travelling with children specifically mentioned the in-suite kitchens as a value-added feature. 

The staff were frequently described as friendly, helpful, and quick to provide recommendations and directions.

The indoor pool and underground parking were both mentioned as value-added features and a couple of guests thought that the hotel offered good value for the money they spent.
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The Bad
As mentioned above, positive reviews for this hotel outnumbered negative reviews, among the reviews used for this analysis. However, there were a few common concerns found.

A few guests described the in-suite air conditioners as loud and disruptive. A few other reviewers described the furnishings as dated or in need of repair. A couple of guests thought that their rooms were small.

A few reviewers described the underground parking facility as cramped with small spaces.

Other isolated complaints included: additional fee for Wi-Fi ($5 per 24 hours), the pool area lacked privacy because the windows were positioned at street level, and difficulty maintaining comfortable water temperature in the guest suite bathrooms. 
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Sources
Expedia.ca gave this hotel an average score of 4.1 out of 5.0, with 90% of 151 guests recommending the property.

TripAdvisor.ca ranked this hotel #53 out of 101 properties in Vancouver, based on 356 guest reviews.

Hotels.com gave this property an average score of 4.2 out of 5.0, from 294 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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