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BEST WESTERN PLUS Uptown Hotel

7.9 | Good | #53 out of 91 hotels in Vancouver
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Well-liked Vancouver-Mt Pleasant hotel with restaurant, free parking, and free Wi-Fi

Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, Parking, Local Calls, all-day Coffee/Tea/Juice/Snacks in the lobby
  • Location was an easy walk to public transit, restaurants and shops and well liked for accessing downtown Vancouver by transit or car
  • Staff were helpful, professional and friendly
  • Wi-Fi was rated as very good by guests
  • Good value at this hotel according to guests
Cons
  • Underground parking tight for larger vehicles and sometimes limited (but guests found street parking)
  • Rooms facing Kingsway could be a little noisy
  • The breakfast room was a little small
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Parking
Editor's Review
Updated Dec 10, 2018
Overview
This hotel is located near to a mall and restaurants, a 9-minute drive or 20-minute bus ride south of downtown Vancouver.

The hotel offers 69 smoke-free and pet-free rooms over 4 floors with elevator access. 

All rooms include free Wi-Fi, free local calls, cable TV, a coffeemaker/tea, a mini-fridge, a microwave, a desk with ergonomic chair, an iron and ironing board and climate control. 

Some rooms include city views, and one room has a jetted tub (the king room suite).

Rooms are typically furnished with 2 double beds, 1 queen bed or 1 king bed.

Free (limited) underground parking is available on site on a first-come, first-served basis with a max clearance of approximately 6.5' (so larger trucks may not fit). 

Hot breakfast (not free) is served daily from 6:30 am - 12pm. 

Restaurant on site: Italia Bella Bar & Grill is open from 6:30am to 10pm and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Room service is available upon request for a nominal extra charge ($3 as of Dec 6, 2018).

Free coffee, tea, juice and snacks (fresh fruit, cookies) are available all day in the lobby.

Hotel amenities include a fitness centre (treadmill, weights, multi-function machine), a courtyard, a business centre (currently two computers and two printers), same-day dry cleaning (available Mon-Fri, extra charges apply), safety deposit box (at reception), ice/vending machines, and free newspapers (at reception).

What’s nearby? Downtown attractions, such as the Vancouver Lookout (observation tower with viewing deck 550 feet above ground), Vancouver Art Gallery, and the shopping and entertainment district (on Granville Street), are all about a 14-minute drive from this hotel. B.C. Place Stadium (home of the CFL's B.C. Lions) and Rogers Arena (home of the NHL's Vancouver Canucks and concert venue) are 8 minutes away by car or about a 30-minute walk. Stanley Park (1,000-acre park with Seawall, hiking and biking trails and home to the Vancouver Aquarium) is about a 20-minute drive away. VanDusen Botanical Garden is a 14-minute drive farther south.

Getting around: The Vancouver International Airport (YVR) is a 25-minute drive from this hotel, while the Vancouver VIA Rail and Greyhound bus stations are both 5 minutes away by car. (All travel times: Google Maps)

Hotel and room amenities confirmed with the hotel as on Dec 6, 2018.
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The Good
This hotel was very well liked by many guests.

Guests found the rooms well cleaned and maintained with comfortable beds. Rooms on the higher floors had pleasant city views.

The location was convenient for travelling into downtown Vancouver by bus/Skytrain and by car and guests often walked to the downtown area. Guests liked the nearby mall for accessing groceries and snacks and easily found good dining in the area.

Staff were well liked and often mentioned for being friendly and professional. Some guests claimed they returned to this hotel mostly on account of the pleasant atmosphere produced by the staff.

Guests often enjoyed the restaurant on site and said it was better than expected. 
Guests found the breakfast* above average with nice omelettes, fresh waffles and a good selection of fruit and pastries. 

The room rates were reasonable and guests found good value at this hotel, especially considering that the breakfast*, parking and Wi-Fi were given at no additional charge.


* Breakfast is no longer free (Dec 6, 2018).
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The Bad
There were a few complaints and nitpicks found online.

Some guests mentioned that the hotel had limited underground parking which could be tight for larger vehicles (though some also found that there was free street parking until 11 am in the morning).

A few guests said that rooms along Kingsway could be a little noisy due to street traffic.

Some reviewers found the breakfast area to be small and crowded.

Occasionally, a guest mentioned that there was only one elevator and it could be slow.

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Expedia.ca gave this hotel an average score of 3.9 out of 5, from 387 guest reviews.

TripAdvisor.ca ranked this hotel #48 out of 90 properties in Vancouver with a rating of 4 out of 5, based on 738 guest reviews.

Booking.com gave this hotel an average score of 7.9 out of 10, from 868 reviews.


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The average guest rating for BEST WESTERN PLUS Uptown Hotel is 7.9 out of 10 based on 2023 reviews from past guests. This average guest rating ranks BEST WESTERN PLUS Uptown Hotel at #53 out of 91 hotels in Vancouver.

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205 Kingsway, Vancouver, BC