Viva Tower Suites VancouverViva Tower Suites VancouverViva Tower Suites VancouverViva Tower Suites VancouverViva Tower Suites VancouverViva Tower Suites VancouverViva Tower Suites VancouverViva Tower Suites VancouverViva Tower Suites VancouverViva Tower Suites VancouverViva Tower Suites VancouverViva Tower Suites VancouverViva Tower Suites VancouverViva Tower Suites VancouverViva Tower Suites VancouverViva Tower Suites VancouverViva Tower Suites VancouverViva Tower Suites VancouverViva Tower Suites VancouverViva Tower Suites VancouverViva Tower Suites VancouverViva Tower Suites VancouverViva Tower Suites VancouverViva Tower Suites VancouverViva Tower Suites VancouverViva Tower Suites VancouverViva Tower Suites VancouverViva Tower Suites VancouverViva Tower Suites VancouverViva Tower Suites VancouverViva Tower Suites VancouverViva Tower Suites VancouverViva Tower Suites VancouverViva Tower Suites VancouverViva Tower Suites VancouverViva Tower Suites VancouverViva Tower Suites VancouverViva Tower Suites VancouverViva Tower Suites VancouverViva Tower Suites VancouverViva Tower Suites VancouverViva Tower Suites VancouverViva Tower Suites VancouverViva Tower Suites VancouverViva Tower Suites VancouverViva Tower Suites VancouverViva Tower Suites VancouverViva Tower Suites VancouverViva Tower Suites VancouverViva Tower Suites Vancouver

Viva Tower Suites Vancouver

8.8 | Very Good
MAP

Vancouver hotel near Granville Island offers condos with kitchen, jacuzzi and fireplace

Pros
  • Free area shuttle, free Wi-Fi and free on-site parking
  • Many lodgers were pleased with their clean and spacious units
  • The hotel's staff were found to be professional and friendly
  • Numerous guests praised this hotel's proximity to Granville Island and public transit access
  • Guests mentioned that the parking was secure
Cons
  • A few guests complained of street and construction noise
  • Worn appliances and decor were reported by a few lodgers
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Oct 31, 2014
Overview
Located about a 6-minute drive from Vancouver's city centre along Highway 99, Viva Suites is suitable for business or vacation travellers who require a centrally located aparthotel with extended kitchen amenities and easy highway access.

Each of this smoke-free hotel's one- to six-bedroom units offers air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a DVD player, a stereo, a full kitchen, a dining area, a living room with a sofabed, a desk, a washer and dryer, an iron and ironing board and a hair dryer. Units with a jetted tub and a fireplace are also available, but the hotel does not offer wheelchair-accessible rooms.

Hotel amenities include twice-weekly housekeeping, a fitness centre, a sauna, BBQ facilities, meeting space, a business centre, a beauty/barber shop, free parking (reservation required) and a free area shuttle (please contact the hotel for details). Pets are permitted for a non-refundable deposit of $250 per pet, per stay. 

Granville Island Public Market is roughly an 11-minute walk away, while BC Place can be found 3 minutes away by car. Burrard SkyTrain Station is about 7 minutes away on foot and Vancouver International Airport (YVR) is a 16-minute drive from the hotel. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, pets $250/pet/stay, not wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: March 4, 2014)
more
The Good
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with much praise going to the hotel's location, rooms and staff.

Many lodgers praised the hotel's location. They found it close to the beach, grocery stores, a liquor store, Granville Island, BC Place, nightlife, restaurants, shopping and public transit.

The hotel's accommodations were enjoyed by numerous reviewers. They described their units as spacious, clean, well maintained and well equipped, with comfortable beds, fast Wi-Fi and great city views. A few guests had complaints about their lodgings, however (see below).

Several travellers were pleased with the level of customer service they received during their stay. They characterized the staff as professional, friendly and helpful. 
more
The Bad
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a few complaints about noise transfer and the rooms.

A few guests complained of noise disturbances during their stay. They reported street noise and nearby construction noise, which prevented them from opening their balcony doors at times.

Although the majority of lodgers enjoyed their spacious and clean accommodations, a few reviewers criticized their units. They reported dated decor, worn appliances and furniture, small TVs and poor water pressure.
more

Show Sources
Sources
Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 8.8 out of 10 from 30 reviews.

TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #9 of 38 specialty lodging in Vancouver with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 from 19 reviews.

The author called the hotel on March 4, 2014 to verify some information.
Editor's Analysis by Erin H.
Analyzed by Erin H.
Erin loves to travel, and considers it her personal mission to help fellow travellers get the inside scoop, both good and bad, on Canadian Hotels.
Guest Reviews
8.8
Very Good
#
31 / out of 98
hotels in Vancouver

Rated 8.8/10 based on 19 reviews

Ranked #31 out of 98 hotels in Vancouver

19
Location
Map Marker Viva Tower Suites Vancouver
1311 Howe St., Vancouver, BC