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Blue Horizon Hotel Vancouver

8.8 | Very Good | #28 out of 91 hotels in Vancouver

Popular downtown Vancouver hotel near English Bay with ocean views, indoor pool & comfy beds

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Guests enjoyed views of Robson St, Coal Harbour, English Bay and North Shore Mountains
  • Many guests liked the location for being within walking distance of English Bay, Stanley Park and many area restaurants
  • Many guests enjoyed their rooms for cleanliness, comfort and being well equipped
  • Many guests thought the hotel offered good value
  • Many guests liked the staff and said they were courteous and very helpful
  • Some guests said they enjoyed breakfast or other meals at the hotel's restaurant, along with the service
  • A few guests raved about the luxury of the bed linens and comfort of the beds
  • Parking is $17 per night
Free Wi-Fi
Editor's Review
Updated Feb 12, 2015
In walking distance of Stanley Park and the beach at English Bay, the Blue Horizon Hotel Vancouver is ideal for vacation travellers who want to enjoy the vistas of the ocean, play in the beach and explore Stanley Park, Granville Market and the restaurants and shops of Vancouver's downtown district.

Each of this hotel's air-conditioned guest rooms and suites comes equipped with free Wi-Fi, a large flat screen TV with cable channels, an iPod docking station, two phones (one cordless), and a clock radio. All rooms feature balconies with views of the city or ocean and mountains. 

The hotel also offers corner rooms which double up on the beautiful vistas of the area, especially on the higher floors. Pillow-top mattresses with triple sheeting, bathrobes, double-glazed windows and black out curtains help guests to rest comfortably. A Keurig coffeemaker with complimentary tea and coffee are supplied, as well as a mini-fridge for in-room snack times. Other in-room amenities include a sitting area, a desk and chair, a large safe, an iron and ironing board and a hair dryer.

Some guestrooms offer a separate bedroom, and a living area with a sofabed. The hotel offers wheelchair-accessible rooms, however guests should note that the hotel's bathrooms are not accessible with a wheelchair. This property is a smoke-free and pet-free space.

The hotel also has an indoor pool, a hot tub, a sauna, a fitness centre, meeting and banquet space, a business centre, laundry services and on-site dining at Abode, which serves breakfast and dinner daily and lunch on weekdays. Abode also has a seasonal patio. Parking is an additional $17 per day, plus applicable taxes. The hotel offers discounts for local bicycle rentals, ideal for exploring the area.

Vancouver's city centre is roughly a 7-minute drive from the hotel, while Stanley Park can be accessed by car in 3 minutes or in 20 minutes on foot. Guests will find shopping and dining on Robson Street and all around the area and the Royal Center mall is an 8-minute walk away.  Vancouver International Airport (YVR) is a 17-minute drive from the hotel. (All travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified with the hotel on June 20, 2014: In-room amenities and wheelchair accessibility and the hotel is pet-free
The Good
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were highly positive, with much praise going to the hotel's location, rates, rooms and staff.

Numerous travellers praised the hotel's location. They described it as central, as well as close to downtown Vancouver, English Bay, Stanley Park, restaurants and shopping. Others mentioned how conveniently the hotel was located to public transit.

The hotel's value was enjoyed by many reviewers and this seemed to be one of the highlights of their stays. They found the rates to be very reasonable and affordable with many guests stating plans to return to this hotel.

Many guests were pleased with their accommodations at the hotel. They described their rooms as clean, quiet, spacious and well equipped, with good Wi-Fi signals, great city and bay views and comfortable beds with quality bedding. A couple of guests highlighted the quality of the towels in the bathrooms and still others mentioned the convenience of in-room mini-fridges. A few guests were pleased to have a small balcony and the fresh air it brought into the room.

The hotel's staff were the source of numerous compliments by guests. They were characterized as accommodating, friendly, efficient and helpful. The doorman of the hotel was highlighted by many for his outstanding service to guests. Some guests also appreciated receiving check out docs via email, when there was a line up at the front desk.

Several guests enjoyed their breakfast and meals at the on-site restaurant.
The Bad
The great majority of the reviews consulted for this analysis were highly positive in nature, but some guests did provide their critique of the hotel.

A few guests pointed out that there was no free breakfast offered in the room rate.

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Sources guest reviews rated the hotel 8.9 out of 10 from 1,863 reviews. guest reviews ranked the hotel #23 of 97 Vancouver hotels with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 from 1,130 reviews. guest reviews rated the hotel 4.5 out of 5 from 402 reviews.

The author called the hotel on March 19, 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.
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8.8 / out of 10
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Ranked by Guests
28 / out of 91
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The average guest rating for Blue Horizon Hotel Vancouver is 8.8 out of 10 based on 3005 reviews from past guests. This average guest rating ranks Blue Horizon Hotel Vancouver at #28 out of 91 hotels in Vancouver.

Map Marker Blue Horizon Hotel Vancouver
1225 Robson Street, Vancouver, BC