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6.6 | Fair
Tropicana Suite Hotel Vancouver

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Cheap downtown Vancouver hotel with free parking, indoor pool and kitchenettes

Pros
  • Free parking and free WiFi
  • On-site indoor heated swimming pool, sauna, and fitness centre
  • A number of guests mentioned that this hotel was reasonably priced
  • Most guests were pleased with their apartment-style suites
  • Several guests said the staff were "friendly" and "helpful"
  • Many guests found the location in downtown Vancouver ideal
Cons
  • Suites are not equipped with air conditioners
  • Some guests felt the rooms needed refurbishment
  • A few guests mentioned their suites were unclean
  • A few guests said their towels were thin and threadbare
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Editor's Analysis
Updated Oct 19, 2014
Overview
The Tropicana Suites is located in downtown Vancouver on Robson street and is approximately 14.5km from the Vancouver International Airport (YVR). This 74 guest room hotel features apartment-style 1 bedroom suites with a separate living room and sofa bed, an on-site indoor swimming pool, a sauna, and a fitness centre. All suites are equipped with full kitchenettes which allow guests to cook and store their own food and beverages. This hotel also offers an on-site laundry facility. WiFi and off street parking is included with the room rate.

Several local attractions are nearby such as the Vancouver Art Gallery (850m), the Vancouver Convention Centre (1.5km), Stanley Park (1.7km), and English Bay (1.9km). Many shops, restaurants, and entertainment are also within walking distance from the hotel.

Check in is anytime after 12:00pm while check out is 11:00am. The author contacted the hotel directly to confirm the free parking and WiFi, as well as the check in/out times.
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The Good
Positive guest reviews for this hotel typically centred on the location, the value for money spent, and the friendly hotel staff. 

The majority of guests that stayed at this hotel found the downtown location ideal as it was within walking distance to shops and restaurants, and several tourist attractions were within close proximity to the accommodation which could be easily accessed by car.

Many guests felt that this hotel was a good value for money spent and some mentioned that the kitchenettes were a good option for those who wanted to prepare and store their own meals. Several guests said that the free parking was an added bonus especially as the location was in downtown Vancouver where parking can be pricey.

Most guests remarked that the hotel staff were "friendly" and "helpful" as well as attentive to guest's needs.
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The Bad
Negative guest comments generally focused on the lack of an air conditioner, the state of the suites, and the towels. 

Several guests felt that the hotel was poorly ventilated and were uncomfortable in their rooms without an air conditioner.

Some guests said their suites needed to be refurbished and complained about broken and worn out furnishings in their rooms. Several guests mentioned that their suites were not cleaned adequately and this prevented them from enjoying their stay at the hotel. A few guests also complained about their towels and described them as "thin" and "threadbare." 

Peripheral complaints were that the WiFi signal was too weak.
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CanadianHotelGuide.com guest reviews ranked this hotel #38 of 59 and scored it 6.7 out of 10 from 22 reviews.

Booking.com guest reviews scored this hotel 7.3 out of 10 from 59 reviews.

TripAdvisor.com ranked this hotel #79 of 100 and scored it 3.5 out of 5 from 43 reviews.

The author contacted the hotel directly to confirm the free parking and WiFi as well as check in/out times.
Editor's Analysis by Tania P.
Analyzed by Tania P.
Tania is a writer and world traveler with a passion for living life to the fullest.
Guest Reviews
6.6
Fair

Rated 6.6/10 based on 47 reviews

Ranked #82 out of 93 hotels in Vancouver

Map Marker Tropicana Suite Hotel Vancouver
1361 Robson Street, Vancouver, BC