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Centrally located with free wine tastings, clean (but small) rooms, helpful staff

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free long-distance calls (North American numbers only), free evening wine tastings, and free passes to a nearby fitness club
  • Many guests found the location convenient for accessing downtown attractions on foot
  • Many reviewers described their rooms as clean
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their helpful service
  • Several guests described their beds as comfortable
Cons
  • Several guests described their rooms as small
  • Several reviewers thought that the parking fees ($29 per night) were expensive
  • Several guests thought that the room decor and furnishings were dated
Editor's Analysis
Updated Aug 22, 2012
Overview
This hotel is located in downtown Vancouver and is within a 10-minute walk of the harbourfront and Seawall trail system. Stanley Park (1,000-acre park with hiking and biking trails) is within a 15-minute walk of this property. This hotel is ideal for both business travellers and tourists looking to explore the downtown area on foot.

This hotel is 100% smoke-free and all 119 guest rooms include individual climate control, free long-distance calls (North American phone numbers only), an iron and an ironing board, free WiFi, a coffeemaker, and a TV with pay-per-view movies. Select rooms also feature art work from national and international artists.

Valet parking is available on-site for $29 per night and includes unlimited in-out privileges. Pets are not permitted.

This hotel offers free evening wine tastings from 5:00pm - 6:00pm (Monday - Thursday).

Other on-site amenities include a fitness centre (guests may also request free passes to the nearby Steve Nash Fitness World), same-day dry cleaning, and meeting space with catering services.

The downtown shopping district, including the Pacific Centre Mall, is a 13-minute walk from this property. The Vancouver Convention Centre is also about a 13-minute walk away. B.C Place Stadium (home of the CFL's B.C. Lions) and Rogers Arena (home of the NHL's Vancouver Canucks and concert arena) are both about 6 minutes away by car. 

The Vancouver International Airport (YVR) is 30-35 minutes away by car (walking and driving time estimates: Google Maps).
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The Good
Most reviewers, among the reviews sourced for this analysis, found the location of this property convenient for accessing downtown attractions on foot. Guests described walking to restaurants, shopping destinations, night clubs, Stanley Park, and other attractions.

Many guests described their rooms as clean and several reviewers described their beds as comfortable. A few guests specifically mentioned that the linens were high-quality.

The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly, accommodating, and helpful service. Some guests said that the staff were knowledgeable about downtown attractions and public transit options. A couple of reviewers also described the housekeeping staff as friendly and efficient.

The free Wi-Fi, free long-distance calls (North American numbers only), and free evening wine tastings, were all mentioned as value-added features.
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The Bad
Positive reviews outnumbered negative reviews for this hotel, however there were a few common concerns mentioned by guests (among the reviews used for this analysis).

Several guests described their rooms as small. Several reviewers thought that the in-room decor and furnishings appeared dated or "old". One guest specifically mentioned that the carpeting and wallpaper looked "tired". A couple of guests, who stayed in rooms that were promoted for having quality art work, said that they were disappointed by the selected pieces.

Several reviewers complained that the parking fee ($29 per night) was too expensive.

Other isolated complaints included: unpleasant view from the guest room of an alley and garbage bins and unreliable Wi-Fi service.
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Sources
Expedia.ca gave this hotel an average score of 4.4 out of 5.0, with 93% of 346 guests recommending this property.

TripAdvisor.ca ranked this hotel #28 out of 101 properties in Vancouver, based on 526 reviews.

Hotels.com gave this property an average score of 4.4 out of 5.0, from 321 guest 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 8.5/10 based on 4385 reviews

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1300 Robson Street, Vancouver, BC