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Older downtown Vancouver hotel offers clean rooms with ocean views and free Wi-Fi
- Free Wi-Fi (if booked with Canadian Hotel Guide)
- Several guests enjoyed the views from their rooms
- Many guests found the location convenient for restaurants and shopping
- Guests commonly said that the room rate offered good value
- Some guests enjoyed meals on site
- Guests reported clean and generally comfortable rooms
- Parking costs $15 per day
- Guests said the hotel was dated
- Some guests felt unsafe in the parkade
Updated Feb 12, 2015
The Empire Landmark Hotel is located on Robson Street in Vancouver, British Columbia between Nicola Street and Broughton Street. The Burrard SkyTrain station is just over one kilometer away from the property and Stanley Park is within two kilometers of the hotel. The hotel is also close to a lot of shopping, restaurants, and nightlife.more
The Sea-to-Sky Highway (#99) is a few blocks north of the hotel with northbound connections to the Horseshoe Bay Ferry Terminal, Squamish, Whistler, and Pemberton.
The hotel has 42 floors and facilities include a business centre, a restaurant, a hair salon, a gift shop, a fitness room, covered parking ($15/day), and coin operated laundry.
There are 357 guest rooms at the property that range in size from 175 square feet to 350 square feet. Views are of Stanley Park, the city of Vancouver, the Coastal Mountains, or Burrard Inlet. This is a pet-free facility. Wi-Fi is included in the room rate when booked with Canadian Hotel Guide.
Common room amenities include 40" flat screen televisions, coffee makers, mini-fridges, air conditioning, and controlled heating.
Guests who stayed at the Empire Landmark Hotel were often impressed with the property. Common compliments for the hotel mentioned the guest rooms, the location, or the price.
Guests who approved of their rooms frequently said something positive about the views that they had of the surrounding area. Guests said that they could see English Bay, Burrard Inlet, and the mountains to the north of Vancouver. One guest said his view was "stunning" while others paid similar compliments. Guests also thought that their rooms were large or spacious and multiple guests approved of the cleanliness.
Many guests also approved of the "great" location of the hotel which was called close to "everything." Guests that were more specific indicated that they liked being close to downtown Vancouver. Other guests said they were able to find restaurants, shopping, and/or public transportation nearby.
Several guests thought this hotel was a good pick for value. Many of these guests implied that the price was "right" for their budget or felt that the service/room they received was more than fair for the price that was paid.
Guests were typically happy at this hotel however patrons that did not totally enjoy their stay often criticized the hotel's age, the parkade, or they found their room to be noisy.
Several guests judged the Empire Landmark Hotel to be a "dated" property. Some guests said their room needed upgrading, some said that the property was aging, while others just said that the hotel was "older." Occasionally a guest explicitly said that he/she thought the hotel needed renovating or remodeling.
Guests who commented on the parking did not have many good things to say. Multiple guests indicated that the parkade felt unsafe and they did not like the idea of being there at night.
Some guests also said that they were disturbed by noise in their rooms. These guests blamed a couple different sources, one being other guests and the other being the elevators at the property.
SourcesHotels.com guest ratings averaged to 3.7 points out of 5 and 78% recommended the property.
TripAdvisor.com ranked the hotel 67th of 101 Vancouver hotels and the site had 335 reviews.
Priceline.com guest ratings averaged to 6.8 points out of 10 and the site had 24 reviews.