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Hotel well-liked for location in North Vancouver and friendly staff but mixed room reviews

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking
  • Most guests found the staff warm and accommodating
  • The location was praised by several reviewers, who found it close to tourist attractions and downtown Vancouver
  • Several lodgers were pleased with the price and value of the hotel
Cons
  • Some guests had complaints about noise transfer from adjacent rooms and outside
  • Some reviewers felt the decor and fixtures were outdated
  • No elevator access to second floor
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Editor's Analysis
Updated Oct 14, 2014
Overview
Located south of the Trans-Canada Highway and under a minute from the Lions Gate Bridge on-ramp, the Travelodge Vancouver Lion's Gate is popular with tourists and those travelling by car who require an easily accessible hotel along the highway or close to the bridge connecting North Vancouver with downtown Vancouver.

This hotel has 61 air-conditioned guest rooms, all of which offer free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a coffee/tea maker, and an iron/ironing board. Rooms with two double beds or one king bed are offered, and refrigerators and microwaves are available upon request. Accessible rooms are also available, and parking is free. Up to two dogs of any size are permitted in rooms at no extra charge.

Dining can be found next door at Denny's (open 24 hours), and other nearby options include Earl's Restaurant and Pho Japolo (both within a two-minute walk east of the hotel).

The Travelodge Vancouver Lion's Gate is approximately an 11-minute drive from downtown North Vancouver and Lonsdale Quay (where the SeaBus station is). Grouse Mountain is roughly a 14-minute drive north of the hotel, while the Capilano Suspension Bridge is 8 minutes north. Vancouver International Airport (YVR) is about 20 km (roughly 35 minutes) south of the hotel. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, pet-friendly rooms available. (Call date: Sept. 26, 2012).
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The Good
The majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive with compliments going to the hotel's staff, location, and value.

Most guests offered praise to the hotel's staff and characterized them as friendly, accommodating and helpful. One guest described how the staff went out of their way to return a ring they'd left in their room, while another guest described the manager delivering ice to a patron with accessible needs.

Several reviewers were pleased with the hotel's location. They described it as being a 10-minute drive into downtown Vancouver and close to local tourist attractions such as Grouse Mountain and Capilano Suspension Bridge (14 minutes and 8 minutes away respectively).

The cost and value of the hotel were appreciated by many lodgers, who found the price fair. These lodgers were pleased with their accommodations and felt the rooms were clean, spacious and of "solid value" for the cost.
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The Bad
While most of the reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were some common complaints among them which included noise transfer, out-dated decor and odour within the rooms.

Some guests had complaints about excess noise. They described the noise as stemming from other guests in adjacent rooms and in the hallway, as well as noise from a warehouse across the street. It should be noted however that most reviews did not mention noise as a problem, and some guests found the hotel very quiet.

A few guests were disappointed with the decor and fixtures in the hotel and found them outdated and in need of replacement. They described old and worn carpet and bathrooms which were too bare, with no shelf in the shower. A few other guests had complaints that they could smell cigarette smoke in their non-smoking rooms.
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Expedia.ca guest reviews rated the hotel 3 out of 5 with a 67% recommendation rate from 104 reviews.

TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #75 out of 101 Vancouver hotels from 85 reviews.

Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 7.4 out of 10 from 87 reviews.

Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, pet-friendly rooms available. (Call date: Sept. 26, 2012).
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
6.5
Fair

Rated 6.5/10 based on 581 reviews

Ranked #2 out of 1 hotels in West Vancouver


8 out of 10 | Verified Guest stayed October 13, 2013

"Great spot"

"Great value, a little loud from the traffic."

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5 out of 10 | Gerry stayed July 05, 2013

"Unable to check in early. late check-in was slow and unfriendly. No breakfast offered."

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7 out of 10 | Don stayed June 26, 2012

"Good value for the price"

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8 out of 10 | Verified Guest stayed January 09, 2011

"This is a very good and very clean hotel in a good location for a budget conscious person."

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7 out of 10 | Paul stayed February 25, 2010

"Very Convenient for our stay during the Olympics. The hotel needs a a bit of a freshen up and we had to move rooms as our ceiling was leaking in our first one."

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8 out of 10 | Raly stayed September 01, 2006

"It would be great to see internet in the room in the future"

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6 out of 10 | Barbara stayed July 09, 2006

"For the budget traveller, this is probably the best option in North Vancouver. The rooms are threadbare, but quite livable. There is a pool for the children. There are restaurants within walking distance. Good for families - there are connecting rooms."

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3 out of 10 | Verified Guest stayed July 03, 2006

"A finished coke can was left behind when we arrived."

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Map Marker Travelodge Vancouver Lion's Gate
2060 Marine Drive, West Vancouver, BC