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Popular downtown Vancouver boutique hotel with modern amenities, cafe and free Wi-Fi

Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, calls within North America, bicycle rentals, passes to fitness centre
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean
  • Many reviewers praised the retro decor throughout the property
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their thoughtful and friendly service
  • Many guests found the location convenient for exploring the downtown area on foot
  • Several reviewers enjoyed the on-site garden courtyard
  • Guests liked the secure underground parking at the hotel
Cons
  • A couple of guests were disturbed in their rooms by traffic noise
  • On-site parking is available for $20 plus tax per night
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Editor's Analysis
Updated Feb 18, 2015
Overview
This property, renovated in 2011, is a retro-inspired boutique property located in downtown Vancouver. This hotel is situated across the street from St. Paul's Hospital and is about a 5-minute walk from dining and shopping on Robson Street. This hotel is well suited for guests who prefer boutique-style accommodations and are looking to explore the downtown area on foot.

This property is 100% smoke-free. All rooms include free Wi-Fi, free North American calling, a 42" flat screen TV with premium movie channels, a Nespresso espresso/coffeemaker, a mini-fridge, a safe, an iron and ironing board, an iPod dock, a work desk and individual climate control. Rooms are furnished with one queen bed, two double beds or one king bed.

Parking is available on site for $20 plus tax per night with unlimited in/out privileges and no strict time to remove the vehicle upon checkout. Pets are permitted for an additional fee of $25 pet pet, per night. Container Coffee is connected to the hotel lobby and there are several other restaurants and bars within a few minutes' walk of the hotel.

Other on-site amenities include free Electra Bicycle rentals, a business centre (free printing and faxing), free umbrellas, and a courtyard. This property also offers free day passes to Steve Nash Fitness Centre (a 14-minute walk away).

Boutique shopping and dining in Yaletown is 10 minutes away on foot, while Granville Island (farmers' market, arts and crafts boutiques and dining) is a 14-minute walk away. The Harbourfront area, which features the Vancouver Convention Centre, the cruise ship terminal and access to the Seawall (walking and biking trail), is 15 minutes away on foot, while the Harbour Centre tower is an 18-minute walk away.

Stanley Park is 6 minutes away by car, while the Vancouver International Airport (YVR) is a 25-minute drive away. (All walking and driving time estimates: Google Maps)
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The Good
Many guests seemed impressed with their stay at this property, given the reasonable room rates. Among the reviews used for this analysis, there were several aspects of this hotel that received compliments.

The rooms were frequently described as clean and many reviewers enjoyed the retro decor and furnishings. One guest described his room as "very funky, very cool", while another reviewer thought that this hotel was the "hip place to stay in Vancouver". A few guests specifically mentioned that their beds were comfortable, while a few other reviewers thought that their rooms were well equipped with amenities such as flat screen TVs and Nespresso coffeemakers.

Many guests complimented the staff for their friendly, personable and helpful service.

Many reviewers found the location convenient for accessing St. Paul's Hospital, public transportation, night clubs, shopping and tourist sites on foot.

Several guests enjoyed the garden courtyard area and a couple of other reviewers appreciated the free Wi-Fi.
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The Bad
There were a few concerns mentioned by guests, among the reviews sourced for this analysis.

A couple of guests noted that the bathrooms lacked counter space for personal items like make-up and hair-styling appliances. A couple of other reviewers complained about hearing traffic noise in their rooms.

A couple of guests found the parking facility too small, while a few other reviews complained about paying additional fees for parking ($20 per night).
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Sources
Expedia.ca gave this hotel an average score of 4.4 out of 5, with 94% of 234 guests recommending the property.

TripAdvisor.ca ranked this hotel #27 out of 98 properties in Vancouver, with an average score of 4.5 out of 5, from 236 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 8.3/10 based on 3308 reviews

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Map Marker The Burrard
1100 Burrard Street, Vancouver, BC